The little community of Fauquier, which is pronounced "Folkier or Folkyeah", has a population of 159. A free cable ferry crosses Lower Arrow Lake here, serving those travelling Highway 6 to and from the Okanagan.
As you drive along Highway 6 between Nakusp and Fauquier, you will notice many osprey nests perched on the tops of the power poles which parallel the highway. The ospreys return to the nests every spring to raise their young and spend the summer and fall feeding on fish from the lake.
The town supports a challenging 9 hole golf course, restaurant, a convenience store as well as a liquor outlet, post office, gas and propane station. Fauquier also offers a public boat launch and picnic area. Visitors wishing to stay can find an assortment of accommodations from individual cabins, a commercial campground, B & B as well as the motel.
The old Fauquier school now houses a number of venues: a reading center which supports a number of interesting books, a communication center which offers internet service, photo copying and faxing, a program for young children, a yoga class and choir which is called the Glee club.