Lumby is a village located in the North Okanagan Regional District. This place holds heritage value for the Francophone community because of its association with early settlers from Quebec, including George LeBlanc, after whom nearby White Valley is named.

Following the Gold Rush, newcomers to the area from Quebec, such as Pierre Bessette and Louis Morand and their families, pre-empted large acreages and after years of difficult land clearing, their properties became excellent farmland. Evidence of the Francophone influence in the community can still be seen in examples of past and current family names, place names and the continued presence of the Roman Catholic church in the valley.