About AMCS

Building community involvement in the preservation and enjoyment of Anarchist Mountain’s natural and cultural environment

The Anarchist Mountain Community Society (AMCS), is a not-for-profit community group formed in 2007. The Community Society brings together the interests of residents and landowners on Anarchist Mountain to create a sense of community, preserve its natural setting and promote living in harmony with the native flora and fauna of the Mountain. The Community Society has been successful in being a forum for community discussion, working towards making the Mountain an exceptional place to live.

Anarchist Mountain has undergone change in the past 10 years, now with over 100 homes now dotting the community. People from all corners of the globe now own property here. The life experience and diversity that these neighbours bring the community is inspiring.  As the community grows and matures, there is an excitement building that the best is yet to come. Through community events, winter and summer outings, and lectures from professional presenters, residents continue to expand their understanding of the wonders of living up here on Anarchist & Sidley Mountains.

We have a vibrant local community scene with people getting together regularly for knitting clubs, to play music, take Pilates & Yoga classes, or work on our FireSmart Program, and to organize and attend concerts in our local community hall – The Summit Centre where professional entertainers perform creating wonderful community parties to share with friends. In the summer we host a Market on the Mountain event, and a major picnic / BBQ and Silent Auction in July where the community raises funds in support of the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department. Everyone is welcomed to attend and participate in any of our events whether you are a member or not.

The AMCS is busting with pride for our community – and we are always happy to help introduce you to the area, or help find a needed service up here on “the hill”. If you need more information send us an email.

All of our Directors and committee volunteers donate their time for the betterment of our community.  Our thanks go out to each of them for their commitment to make this The Best Place on Earth! to live.

Jamie V. Wright, President


7 Responses to About AMCS

  1. Scott Harrison says:

    Does anyone have a link or example document to the environmental assessment process and what are the costs? Does the licensed biologist need to reside in BC? What are some examples of prohibited activities or structures? Does the district allow planting of berry bushes and fruit trees, gardens, ponds, etc beyond your gravel pad? I am looking at purchasing and understand you current frustration. Perhaps the district could make the process simpler by eliminating the EA and setting in place some predefined rules in conjunction with the AMCS. The biggest concern is the fire hazard, preventing ignition and protecting our homes (having available water supplies) in my opinion. Thank you in advance for your advice and guidance.

  2. Elisabeth Brillant says:

    Hi Steve…We have a lot on Timberwolf trail and would like any information (that you can share) on putting in the utilities….and also interested in knowing who is the best internet provider. Thanks
    Elisabeth Brillant

    • AMCS says:

      Hello Elisabeth. At this time, Telus seems to be the best for Internet. We have cellular (not fiber or cable) Internet on Anarchist Mountain, so it will be a little bit different than what most people experience in more populated areas. As far as utilities, can you be more specific on what kind of information you are looking for? Most properties in the area have wells already drilled and electricity is usually provided at a box near the property. This may not apply to all areas of the mountain though.

      • Elisabeth Brillant says:

        Thank you for your reply…to be more specific yes we have the box but wondering if anyone has recommendations for electrical contractor/general contractor who can follow thru with Fortis BC’s expectations in bringing the utilities from the box to our future house site along with the cellular services..
        Our home will be a Chaparral modular built in Kelowna but they do not provide contractor services…
        Thanks for any info

      • AMCS says:

        Hello Elisabeth. There are a number of electrical contractors in Osoyoos who can connect you to your electrical supply. We purchased our house already built, but have had some dealings with Lowther Electric and find them to be a reliable contractor. Our neighbor also used them and had no issues. It takes quite a while for Fortis to hook up your power, so it would be best to contact them at least 6 months before you plan on doing any construction to set up a time to have them connect power. All other contractors (plumbing, foundation, septic installation) are quite busy and would require quite a bit of lead time to schedule your work. The Internet would be through Telus and you can order your modem online. Just visit their website at https://www.telus.com/en/bc/internet/smart-dhub?linktype=ge-meganav to determine if your address is available for their service. One other item that you may or may not be aware of, is that the mountain is considered an Environmentally Sensitive area and if you plan on doing any construction other than on your existing building pad (area that has gravel on it already) you have to have an Environmental assessment done by a licensed Biologist to see if your construction will impact any native species. For more information on this, you can contact the RDOS.
        If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.

      • Steve Boyce says:

        We used Chris @ Lowther Electric, South Okanogan Concrete (another Chris) for trenching, grading, road base and septic and Bob and Value Contracting in Oliver for finishing the well. 
        Karen Grainger did our environmental assessment. This was all done long distance and every one of these vendors was awesome. Email me direct if you have any specific questions hockeystripes@hotmail.com

  3. Steve Boyce says:

    We have bought a lot on Sasquatch trail and are putting in utilities now with the intent to build in 12 to 24 months. A couple questions for the group. Who is the best internet provider? Do builds commonly have a backup generator? Appreciate any info. Thanks.

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