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SWING OVER! Golf the Shuswap? Of course!

Golf the Shuswap. Golf many courses, in fact. Out here, what goes around, often goes another round. Because once you’ve started golfing the Shuswap you may not want to stop. This collection of great courses is perfectly situated throughout a region that’s home to warm lakes, plenty of sun, incredible wineries and a casual approach to just about everything. Everything except your game.

Get started? Contact golf courses directly to book tee times or to schedule a lesson with a golf pro. For more info contact: ShuswapTourism.ca/golf

3641 Highway 97B South, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6

6105 Shaw Road, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2W2

2404 Centennial Drive, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H1

1663 Little Shuswap Lake Road, Chase, BC V0E 1M2

For tee times call: 250.832.4727 www.SalmonArmGolf.com

For tee times call: 250.832.3285

For tee times call: 250.675.2315

For tee times call: 250.679.3090

www.CanoeCreekGolf.com

www.ShuswapLakeEstates.com

www.QuaaoutLodge.com

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Shuswap Regional Map 7 Regions, 1 Shuswap

08 Salmon Arm 10 Chase 11 Enderby 12 Falkland 13 North Shuswap 14 South Shuswap 15 Sicamous 17 On the Water 20 Salmon Run 22 Family 26 Golf 28 Food & Farms

30 Wineries & Breweries 33 Trails 34 Cycle Touring 35 Motor Touring 36 Camping 37 First Nations 38 Music 40 Culture 42 Parks 43 Birding 45 Fishing 46 Winter Activities 50 Events Calendar 52 Shopping & Services 54 Dining 58 Accommodation

Some like to think we’re in the middle of nowhere. We like to think we’re at the centre of all that’s good. The Shuswap is home to great lakes, warm water, sandy beaches, incredible houseboating, golf, skiing, music festivals, farmers’ markets, wineries, great touring and endless trails. Seven uniquely enchanting regions to explore year-round. The Shuswap invites you to put your feet up and make yourself at home. You’ll find us in the central lower third of British Columbia, conveniently mid-way between Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB. Canada’s central roadway, Trans-Canada Highway 1, runs right through the Shuswap and Highway 97 joins us from the Southern Okanagan. In addition to a number of road routes, you can easily access the Shuswap by flying to Kamloops Airport or Kelowna International Airport. Distance

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Time

To Vancouver

467 km

290 miles

4 hrs, 20 mins

To Kamloops

112 km

70 miles

1 hrs, 20 mins

To Kelowna

105 km

67 miles

1 hrs, 20 mins

To Vernon

58 km

36 miles

44 mins

To Revelstoke

98 km

61 miles

1 hr, 5 mins

To Golden

247 km

153 miles

2 hrs, 45 mins

To Banff

392 km

244 miles

4 hrs, 20 mins

To Calgary

515 km

320 miles

5 hrs, 35 mins

To Jasper

553 km

344 miles

6 hrs

To Edmonton

814 km

506 miles

8 hrs, 45 mins

To Seattle

574 km

357 miles

6 hrs

1. Listen up!

NimbleFingers Bluegrass Festival, there’s music all around.

2. Make tracks for ourTRAILS 3. Paddle perfect lakes 4. Hit the pavement Hike, bike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski.

On a standup paddle board, kayak, or canoe.

5. call the water home In a houseboat or on a cruiser — an unforgettable experience!

6. be inspired by our artisans 7. Rest your souls here! 8. 9. DIVE IN! 10.Go clubbing – golf clubbing! Unique, authentic, superb!

From funky B&Bs to luxurious hotels and spas.

On local, organic food, wine, and beer — distinctive and delectable!

Beautiful beaches and warm water, whether urban or remote.

Challenge yourself on rolling greens amid spectacular scenery.

All of our Visitor Centres and Welcome Centres are available to provide you with tourist information, assistance and advice. They can offer travel information and literature, make accommodation reservations, provide community information and provincial itinerary planning - and their service is friendly and personalized. There are 6 Visitor Centres and 1 Welcome Centre in the Shuswap: Chase Visitor Centre 400 Shuswap Ave., Chase, BC V0E 1M0 | 250.679.8432 Conveniently located just off the Trans-Canada Highway. Enderby & District Visitor Centre 702 Railway St., Enderby, BC V0E 1V0 250.838.6727 | Toll-free 877.213.6509 Located in Belvidere Park overlooking the beautiful Shuswap River and Jim Watt Heritage Riverwalk. North Shuswap Visitor Welcome Centre 1-3871 Squilax-Anglemont Rd., Scotch Creek, BC V0E 1M5 Toll Free: 1.888.955.1488 In the heart of Scotch Creek. Open in summer months only. Salmon Arm Visitor Centre 20 Hudson Ave. NE, Suite 101, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P2 250.832.2230 | Toll-free 877.725.6667 In the heart of Salmon Arm, our Visitor Centre is situated in a beautiful heritage building referred to as the Old Courthouse. Sicamous & District Visitor Centre #3, 446 Main St., Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 250.836.3313 | Toll-free 866.205.4055 Conveniently located within the District of Sicamous Civic Centre. Sicamous Visitor Centre (seasonal houseboat kiosk) #101 Silver Sands Rd., Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 250.836.3313 | Toll-free 866.205.4055 Open from May long weekend to September long weekend. South Shuswap Visitor Centre 1298 Trans-Canada Highway, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0 250.515.2332 Located in the Conkers Fine British Imports building.

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Seymour Arm

Pukeashun Provincial Park

Albas Falls

Hunakwa Lake Anstey Hunakwa Provincial Park

NORTH Lichen Mtn

Seymour Arm

Adams Lake To Barriere

Perry River Mt Mobley

Piper Lake Crowfoot Mtn

Anstey Arm

Mt Evans

Twin Lakes To Eagle Pass Mtn

Scotch Creek Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park

St. Ives Magna Bay Anglemont

Hlina Lookout

Squilax

Eagle Bay

Sorrento

Herman Lake Salmon Arm Tillis Landing

Aylmer Lake

Blind Bay

White Lake Cummins Lake Carlin

Phillips Lake

Chase Creek Falls

Mt Hilliam

Tappen

Skimikin Lake

Mt Bastion

Margaret Falls

Sunnybrae

Skimikin

Annis Swansea Point Mara Mtn

Canoe

Salmon Arm

Blue Lake

Sicamous

Mara Lake

South Thompson River

Kingfisher Creek Provincial Park

Larch Hills

Fly Hills

Rosemond Lake

To Kamloops & Vancouver Wallensteen Lake Mt Ida

Spa Hills

Grindrod

Kernaghan Lake Silver Creek

Pillar Lake

Gardom Lake

Enderby Cliffs Provincial Park

Spa Lake Hidden Lake

Arthur Lake Estekwalan Mtn

To Westwold & Kamloops

Enderby

Bolean Lake

Shuswap River

Falkland

Armstrong

Tuktakamin Mtn

Salmon River Pinaus Lake

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To Vernon & Kelowna

Griffin Lake Griffin Mtn

Three Valley Lake

Mount Griffin Provincial Park

White Lake Provincial Park

Chum

Chase Lake

To Revelstoke, Golden & Calgary To Three Valley Gap & Joss Pass

Malakwa

Notch Hill

To Sun Peaks (Summer Road)

Craigellachie

Wild Rose Bay

Shuswap Lake

Lee Creek

Little Shuswap Lake

Skmana Lake

Celista

Scotch Creek

Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park

Queest Mtn

Mabel Lake

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From spectacular sights to scintillating stories, here you’ll find experiences to soothe your soul. The Shuswap is a destination of choice for families, adventurers, golfers, hikers and bikers, winter sports enthusiasts, snowmobilers and all types of water sports fans. Put one foot in heaven and take a step in our direction.

Airport Bicycle Route Boat Launch Camping Climbing Cross-country Ski Trail Equestrian Trail

Want more information? At home or on the road, visit us at www.ShuswapTourism.ca

Golf Hiking Trail Hospital

From Salmon Arm

Marina

To Chase

53 km

Mountain Bike Trail

To Enderby

24 km

Museum

To Falkland

53 km

To Scotch Creek

61 km

To Seymour Arm

135 km

To Sicamous

32 km

To Sorrento

33 km

Off Road Vehicle Paddle Route: Canoe Paddle Route: Kayak Ski Resort Snowmobile Trail Snowshoeing Trail Travel Information Winery/Brewery Major Highway Secondary Road Provincial Park Salmon Arm Region Chase Region Falkland Region Enderby Region

How would you describe the Shuswap? You could say it’s a place where incredible nature comes to rest in the soul. A singular place beckoning to restless singular soles. A place to ascend towering cliffs, glide across snowy meadows, listen to the whispers of a lush forest, or step inside an inviting café, let go of your hurry, stay awhile, and smile. You could say it’s a place for families, where you can jump into incredibly warm water from the deck of a houseboat or wander along rolling trails. A place where you can golf, then bike, then swim, then dine on fine local fare and enjoy an evening out on the town. You could say it’s a place where you can taste great wines and tour vineyards, explore hidden natural treasures, witness the amazing cycle of the salmon, and watch the clear night sky wheel overhead. A place to revel in culture and community and to create your own stories of simplicity and abundance.

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You could say all of this and even more. Or you could simply say it’s a place where you can change into your vacation shoes, put your feet up and do blissfully nothing at all.

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Recreation Centre

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Fairgrounds/Blackburn Park

60 St SE

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Salmon Arm Visitor Centre 101 - 20 Hudson Avenue N.E. Toll-free 1.877.725.6667

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are many more trails within minutes of the city centre – for walking, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, and XC skiing. Snowmobilers can head to Fly Hills for 200 km of sled trails. Cyclists will love riding our winding, low-traffic roads, and the natural scenery is outstanding. Music-lovers will thrill at the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues festival, an event that attracts over 25,000 people every year. Public art galleries, private studios, and retail shops showcase our large and talented artisan community – you’ll want to add to your art collection and bring home a memento or two. Salmon Arm will delight you, no matter what your style!

Want more info? Salmon Arm Visitor Centre 101 - 20 Hudson Avenue N.E. Toll-free 1.877.725.6667

With so much to do and see, we’ll have you planning your next Shuswap vacation before you even leave! Salmon Arm is the largest urban centre in the Shuswap – smackdab in the middle of BC’s famous Shuswap region, tucked between the peaceful shores of Shuswap Lake and beautiful mountains and hills – the perfect base for your adventure. Our stunning natural surroundings and bustling small-town charm make us a great vacation destination. Conveniently situated along the Trans-Canada Highway, Salmon Arm is the centre of commerce and services for the Shuswap. A Salmon Arm getaway combines outstanding wilderness scenery, endless recreation, and top-notch urban amenities – all enriched by a friendly, warm, and welcoming community. Enjoy unique boutique shopping, cozy bistros, theatres, and open-air venues. Farmers markets, and specialty food shops feature locally grown and organic options for your culinary pleasure. Walking and hiking trails are plentiful in and around town - a stroll along Canada’s longest wooden inland curved wharf is a must! There

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Things to Do

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Soak up songs and sun at the Roots & Blues festival and Wednesday on the Wharf.

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Take a boardwalk stroll on the longest curved inland wharf in North America.

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Explore the forest at Little Mountain Park with family – dogs welcome too!

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Let sweet treats take you back in time at the oldfashioned candy store.

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Visit the Cardiff and Miller exhibit at the Salmon Arm Arts Centre.

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Spot the Western Grebe at the Nature Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Trail.

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Find fresh local produce, meats, and cheese at farms and farmers’ markets.

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Tee off at one of four area golf courses – family fun to award-winning challenges.

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Bask in the classic charm of downtown while you shop, dine, and enjoy local entertainment.

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Thrill at the views and the adrenaline rush with a skydive from the Salmon Arm airport.

Accommodation options available in Salmon Arm

Hang your hat wherever you please – at resorts, hotels, B&B’s, camping, and more.

Dining options in Salmon Arm

From fine dining to comfort food, sweet treats to savoury snacks, great meals await!

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Things to Do

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Zip out to zipline over the beautiful Chase Creek Falls.

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Witness the world renowned Sockeye Salmon run on the Adams River.

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Pack a picnic with our sweetest corn and head to the sandy shores of Little Shuswap Lake.

4.

Take off for aerial views on a helicopter tour of the Shuswap Lakes.

5.

Fall for autumn fun – pumpkin-picking and hayrides with the family!

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Experience the true Canadian spirit with Chase HEAT Junior Hockey!

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Visit the Turtle Valley Bison Ranch.  Get close to these iconic animals on horseback.

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Spin your wheels in the best way with on- and off-road bicycle touring.

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Learn, live, and celebrate authentic First nations art, culture and cuisine.

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Strike up a game of bowling or billiards at Village Lanes Fun Centre.

Accommodation options in and around Chase

Hotels, motels, B&B’s, camping – including the First Nations owned and operated Quaaout Lodge.

Dining options in Chase

Restaurants feature First Nations delicacies, Canadian and international cuisine. Our cafés also serve great snacks.

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Chase is an ideal base for adventures around the west of the Shuswap. From Chase you can explore Little Shuswap Lake, Neskonlith, Chase Creek, Turtle Valley and the Adams Lake Area. The village of Chase sits on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake and the South Thompson River Valley. Our lakeside location and plentiful amenities make Chase a delight in all seasons! Chase’s downtown core is lined with seasonal blooms and is a lovely place to stroll through specialty stores, art and culture venues, and restaurants. Stop into a café for a refreshing smoothie and lunch, or pick up fresh bread and treats for a picnic downtown or lakeside! During the summer, come and experience First Nations cultures at the Squilax Pow Wow celebration, held every year in July. Enjoy and learn through demonstrations and traditional ceremonies. If parks and recreation are your style, you’ll love discovering our

public parks, wading pool, and wharf! Bring your family to enjoy a day in the sand at Memorial Park beach. Music lovers should be sure to visit Chase in August, to enjoy great concerts at Music on the Beach and Chase CornStock. No Shuswap adventure is complete without our great outdoors. Take time for a casual round of golf at Sunshore Golf Course or Talking Rock Resort. Visit the spectacular Chase Creek Falls, marvel at wildflowers along our hiking trails, play in Little Shuswap Lake, or make tracks in crosscountry ski season.

Want more info? Chase Visitor Information Centre 400 Shuswap Ave., Chase 250.679.8432

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shops, and restaurants. Local history has its beginnings with the Splatsin First Nation, and the band enhances its culture with many community events, powwows, and naming ceremonies. The Enderby & District Museum is the place to go if you are seeking a journey into our past – try your hand grinding wheat and making rope, or take in a silent movie! Agriculture is a big part of life here, and we celebrate it through farmers’ markets and agricultural events. Visitors can find a wide variety of local produce, along with honey, eggs, meat, chocolate, and much more.

Want more info? Enderby Visitor Information Centre 702 Railway Street, 
 Enderby Toll free 1.877.213.6509

Welcome to Enderby, a little city rich in culture and natural beauty. With amazing clifftop vistas, festivals and museums, wineries and farmers’ markets, drive-in movies, live music, and spectacular golf courses, we’ve got experiences to delight all of the senses.

Things to Do

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Outdoor enthusiasts can journey through lush wilderness, volcanic rock, and fossil sites to the breathtaking panoramic views from atop the iconic Enderby Cliffs. The Shuswap River beckons to adventurers and serenity-seekers alike, offering unparalleled opportunities for paddling, fishing, swimming, and peaceful riverside strolling.

The many trails at Mabel Lake are great for mountain biking, and Hunters Range welcomes horseback riders, snowmobilers, and quad riders too.

Arts and culture are vital to our community – many artists make their homes here, and you can find their work around town at galleries,

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Hike the iconic Enderby Cliffs for breathtaking views. Tube, paddle or swim the lovely Shuswap River. Settle in with a movie at the Starlight Drive-In. Learn about salmon at the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre. Hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe the many trails at Kingfisher and Hunters Range. Fish year-round at our many lakes, and along the Shuswap River. Sip local vintages at Waterside Vineyard and Winery, the Shuswap’s newest winery. Visit local farms and experience our Open Air Market, late April through mid-October. Discover snowmobiling paradise at Hunters Range. Attend the BC Open Gold Panning Competition at Riverside Park in May.

Accommodation options in Enderby

Camping, B&Bs, cabins, hotels, motels and lakeside resorts – it’s all here. Dining options in Enderby

Cosmopolitan tastebuds will enjoy our array of restaurants, from authentic Japanese, to pizza, pubs, and more.

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Things to Do

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Come on down to the Falkland Stampede – one of the oldest in Canada.

2.

Step back into pioneer days at the Falkland Heritage Park and Museum.

3.

Go fish! We’ve got 10 lakes within 10 miles of town.

4.

Spin your mountain bike wheels on the Haines Creek multi-use trails.

5.

Welcome Christmas at the downtown Falkland Christmas Lightup.

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Pick up a bottle of Ovino Winery’s Prize-winning Pinot Tramino.

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Find local flavours and crafts at the Falkland Country Market.

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Hike and marvel at Falkland’s own 90-foot hoodoo at Pillar Lake.

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Take a snowmobile adventure in Spa Hills. Discover quiet backroads and serene scenery – you choose your transport!

Accommodation options in Falkland

A hidden jewel, Pillar Lake Resort offers cozy lakeside cabins and accommodates tents and RVs.

Dining options in Falkland

Enjoy down-home fare at the Ranch Café and the Falkland Pub.

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Welcome to the Shuswap’s little wild west! The country charm goes well beyond our enchanting scenery – no matter what time of year you visit, we’ll show you our best country hospitality! Come relax in this small tranquil community where life is full and the pace is deliciously relaxed. Falkland is a settlement of over 800 residents situated near Highway 97‚ halfway between Kamloops and Vernon. It’s recognized as a ranching community, but forestry, small business, and exceptional retirement amenities are all part of the story here. Drive from Salmon Arm to Falkland through the scenic Salmon Valley, where you will discover a peaceful rural setting. Stop at the small community of Silver Creek to explore our heritage buildings and displays. Try traveling south of Salmon Arm on Highway 97B through Ranchero and west to Gardom Lake, an ideal spot for fishing and picnicking for

the whole family. Or continue further south on Highway 97B and take the Deep Creek Road, where dairy farming is fast becoming the main economy. Falkland is home to the worldrenowned Falkland Stampede every year on the May long weekend. Hang on for eight seconds and you could win a belt buckle! Your eyes will twinkle at the fun possibilities at December 1 Christmas Light-up and Falkland Family Christmas Party. Visit and step back in time at Falkland Heritage Park and Museum’s heritage days. And be sure to discover more of Falkland and the surrounding area’s offerings, including opportunities for fishing, hiking and biking, snowshoeing, and more!

Want more info? Visit www.ShuswapTourism.ca

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Road, just off Highway 1. The region stretches from Lee Creek to Seymour Arm and includes the communities of Lee Creek, Scotch Creek, Celista, Magna Bay, Anglemont, St. Ives, and Seymour Arm. Enjoy the winding route and view over 100 kilometres of shoreline that has remained almost unaffected by large resort development. Shuswap Lake Provincial Park is located here and is a summer destination for many campers, offering sandy beaches and acres of lake to explore. The North Shuswap is an increasingly popular destination, with many new amenities and developments. Come discover it for yourself!

Want more info? Visitor Welcome Centre 1-3871 Squilax-Anglemont Rd., Scotch Creek Toll Free: 1-888-955-1488 Open in summer months only.

Vacation dreams come true on the north side of Shuswap Lake. Travel through the North Shuswap’s small communities and immerse yourself in distinct stories – authentic and charming in their quiet rural existence. The North Shuswap offers an impressive array of great sights and activities – such as the incomparable Sockeye Salmon run, an astounding feat of nature! 2015 is the sub-dominant year, which means that in October you’ll witness a large return of Sockeye Salmon as they swim upstream from the Pacific Ocean to the Adams River — see Fall in the Shuswap on page 20 for more. In winter, the North Shuswap’s nearby Crowfoot slopes beckon to snowmobilers and skiers looking for powder. Moderate climate and great terrain create an exceptional mountain playground. Take a scenic drive to the North Shuswap on Squilax-Anglemont

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Things to Do

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Marvel at the annual Sockeye Salmon run.

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Visit one of the many farmers’ markets in the region.

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Tease your palette with the award-winning Marechal Foch from the Celista Estate Winery.

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Enjoy climbing and hiking at gorgeous Albas Falls.

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Roast marshmallows and munch on hotdogs at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park campground in Scotch Creek.

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Get inspired with a tour of local art galleries.

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Come home to a cozy beachfront cottage.

Fish right off the dock in Seymour Arm, where the lake is crystal clear.

Try backcountry snowmobiling at Grizzly Lodge.

Take a Segway cruise through a wildlife and wildflower haven with Unique Adventures in Scotch Creek.

Accommodation options in the North Shuswap

Stay anywhere from RV parks and family campgrounds to private cottages, B&Bs to condominiums.

Suggested dining options in the North Shuswap

Dine at cafés and bistros around the area, or try Jack Sam’s Restaurant in the Quaaout Lodge.

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Things to Do

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Hike the Mount Baldy trail above Sorrento.  Look out over Copper Island and Blind Bay.

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Experience first-class golf at Shuswap Lake Estates in Blind Bay.

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Discover the Back Hand of God Stout at Crannog Ales – a BC Beer Award winner.

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Watch vintage motorcycles being restored to glory at Dreamcycle Museum.

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Dash through the snow with Walter’s Sleigh Rides.

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Slip into the water at Blind Bay for kayaking, canoeing and SUP boarding.

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Rent a boat and spend the day exploring the limits of the Shuswap Lake.

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Pick up a bottle of Recline Ridge Winery’s Hawk’s Haven or Sunnybrae Winery’s Redneck Red.

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Check out great local produce at the outdoor markets in Sorrento and Blind Bay.

Catch a rainbow on White Lake – rainbow trout, that is! – an angler’s paradise by belly boat, canoe, or hip waders.

Accommodation options in South Shuswap

Settle in at a cottage, B&B, motel, hostel, campsite, or our retreat centre.

Dining options in South Shuswap

Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, Thai food, British delicacies, marine and pub fare, intimate bistros, and waterfront dining.

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The South Shuswap, renowned as the Heart of the Shuswap, offers a relaxed lifestyle with a great variety of recreational choices and accommodation properties The area is conveniently located on Highway 1, along the southern shores of Shuswap Lake, with magnificent mountain vistas and great views of the lake. The area is well known for its recreation and lifestyle, but also offers great dining, culture, scenic viewscapes, specialty hobby and traditional farms, and a burgeoning artisan community. The area is home to organic farms, an organic brewery and renowned wineries that welcome visitors to come in and taste the Shuswap’s award-winning cool climate wines. There’re winter activities too, in the South Shuswap’s moderate climate: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and great ice fishing. Sorrento offers all the amenities and services necessary to make your

visit to this area enjoyable. At Notch Hill you will find preserved buildings depicting the area’s history as a railway stop. In Blind Bay, enjoy one of the waterfront restaurants and grills. In Sunnybrae, walk the short trail through tall trees and cliffs to the enchanting Margaret Falls, cascading into Reinecker Creek. Each of the South Shuswap’s communities - Blind Bay, Eagle Bay, Notch Hill, Skimikin, Sorrento, Sunnybrae, Tappen, Carlin, White Lake, and Wild Rose Bay - are unique in character. Some are rich in history and others are relatively new settlements. They all have a welcome for you!

South Shuswap Visitor Centre, located at Conkers Fine British Imports, 1298 Trans-Canada Highway, Sorrento 250.515.2332

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an exceptional riding experience. Adventurous cross-country skiers can try the Larch Hills Traverse‚ a 42 kilometre trail traveling from Salmon Arm to Sicamous, with stunning vistas of Shuswap and Mara Lakes. Ever imagined traveling wherever you want around a massive warm-water lake? For a uniquely Shuswap vacation, make the fantasy a reality here in the Houseboating Capital of Canada. Sound like a dream vacation? It is! You might just float off to cloud nine.

Want more info? Sicamous & District Visitor Information Centre #3, 446 Main St, Sicamous, BC Toll-free 1.866.205.4055 Or, try our seasonal houseboat kiosk at #101 Silver Sands Rd, Sicamous.

Everything to float your boat. Where can you experience houseboating, hike, golf, and even snowmobiling all in the same season? Right here, of course! Sicamous and its neighbours - Malakwa, Eagle Valley, Craigellachie, and Three Valley Gap - boast an astounding natural backdrop for life on the water and the land. Sicamous is located 32 kilometres east of Salmon Arm on Highway 1, or 76 kilometres north of Vernon on Highway 97A. In spring, summer, and fall you can enjoy every water sport imaginable: houseboating, leisure boating, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, swimming, waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing, and windsurfing. But that doesn’t water down our other great qualities! The Sicamous area is home to the friendliest folks you’ll meet, and what a place to meet them! Through our forests, mountains, and meadows‚ hiking and biking trails feature breathtaking views and enchanting landscapes. Snowmobilers can take advantage of four spectacular riding areas with hundreds of kilometres of groomed and ungroomed trails –

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Things to Do

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Make yourself at home on a houseboat.

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Paddle Mara Lake in a kayak, canoe or SUP.

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Tee off at Hyde Mountain Golf Course and other great courses within 90 minutes’ drive of Sicamous.

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Enjoy great snowmobile country at Owlhead, Blue Lake, Queest, and Eagle Pass.

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Enjoy downtown Sicamous summertime vibe.  Shops, rentals, minigolf, milkshakes, and yoga!  

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Stay the night and paddle one of BC’s deepest lakes at 3-Valley Gap. 

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Take a hike along the Eagle River and its old growth forest trails.

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Treat yourself to oldfashioned homemade ice cream and artisan cheese at D-Dutchmen Dairy.

Bike the iconic Larch Hills Traverse. 42 km cross country trail from Salmon Arm to Sicamous.

Splash around at Sicamous Beach Park and Mara Provincial Park.

Accommodation options in and around Sicamous

The spectrum from camping to resorts – and did we mention we’ve got houseboats? Dining options in Sicamous Try Moose Mulligan’s Waterfront Pub, Joe Schmuck’s Road House or Bahama John’s.

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ON THE WATER

What makes lake life so special? Some say it’s the untouched natural beauty and the tranquil rural living that draw them here to refresh and rejuvenate. Others say it’s the exhilaration of water sport activities. There are countless stories associated with our lakes – stories not only of people, but of wildlife and the abundance of nature itself. Our lakes exist in a fragile balance and myriad creatures depend on them for their well being and enjoyment. By enjoying our lakes responsibly, we will be able to continue to return and explore again and again.

Take your opportunity to share our incredible lakes with us.

Lake culture shines as the spirit of the Shuswap. It’s the backdrop to all our stories and it surrounds us at every turn. This is where a soul can experience a solitary sunset plunge from the deck of a houseboat, surrounded by nothing but scenery and silence. Sit near the water’s edge at midnight by firelight, watching the stars wheel overhead. Or head out to the dock at dawn, catch the first rays of the day, and cast a fishing line. Shuswap Lake sustains many communities and lifestyles. So don’t just dip your toes! Dive into sparkling waters in all seven Shuswap regions. Experience gloriously warm, welcoming Shuswap Lake at Salmon Arm. Around Chase, wade into Little Shuswap Lake, Aylmer and Skamana Lakes. Near Enderby, find Hidden Lake, Gardom Lake and Mabel Lake. Around Falkland, enjoy Bolean Lake and Pillar Lake. In the North Shuswap, meet Grizzly Lake. In the South Shuswap, skip across Skimikin Lake, Chum Lake, Phillips Lake and White Lake. And in the Sicamous area visit Mara Lake, Twin Lake, Griffin Lake, Piper Lake, Three Valley Gap Lake, and Blue Lake.

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Be the captain of your own cruise on a houseboat.

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Explore marine parks with a boat and tent.

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Listen to the laughter and screams of kids on a tube ride.

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Let the kids jump off the dock a thousand times.

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Rent a boat and spend a day in the sun – doing sweet nothing at all!

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Have a post-hike picnic on the white sandy beach at Albas Falls.

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Kayak with the birds at the Salmon Arm Nature Bay.

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Stop at a roadside pullout to watch a sunset from the beach.

Float your boat up to a dock and dine at a lakeside restaurant.

Take Boat Pose to the next level – try yoga on a stand up paddle board.

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ON THE WATER

SICAMOUS

Reds Rentals • First on the channel. • Patio boats, Seadoo’s, boat rentals, paddle boards and fuel.

101 Finlayson Street, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 1.855.Shuswap (1.855.748.7927) Mike@RedsRentals.ca

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Being out on the water is like being in another world, where you can choose to make waves or enjoy the stillness. There are so many ways to enjoy Shuswap lakes, whether you’re a thrill-seeker or are just looking to relax. Our deep waters are perfect for motorized and non-motorized boats alike.

Shuswap Marina • Ski and Pontoon boats, kayaks, paddle boards for rent • Boardshop and marine hardware • Year round, seasonal and temporary moorage • Used boat sales and service department • Boat detailing, fibreglass, gelcoat repairs

2127 Ingram Road, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H2 250.675.2250 Info@ShuswapMarina.com www.ShuswapMarina.com

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For an adrenaline rush, challenge yourself to try waterskiing or wakeboarding – experiences like no other! Cruise the lake and enjoy a new perspective on the world around you. Take a break in the middle of the water for some fishing, or jump overboard for a refreshing swim. Shuswap beaches offer a variety of activities to suit the young and young-at-heart, and they’re never far away! There’s swimming, sunbathing and picnicking to be done at Gardom Lake Park, Sorrento Centre and Narrows Village Beach. Canoe Public Beach in Salmon Arm and

Sicamous Sands Public Beach Park offer unparalleled natural beauty combined with family-friendly amenities. The two Blind Bay beaches are among the most popular in the region. Herald Provincial Park combines beautiful beaches and lush forests, and Shuswap Lake Provincial Park boasts sandy, pebble beach and an island to visit! In Seymour Arm, Silver Beach Provincial Park offers destination camping, and Upper Seymour River Provincial Park is an exceptional place for hiking and fishing. At Shuswap Lake Marine Parks, load the family aboard a houseboat and motor to secluded coves and beaches for some special time together. A unique wetland universe waits to be discovered at Salmon Arm Bay, where families canoe together and watch the magical ‘walking on water’ dance of the Western Grebe. Bird lovers will also delight in the abundant airborne wildlife at Riverfront Nature Park near Sicamous.

Get to know the water up close and personal. Spring or fall are best!

Where to stay: There are great accommodation options near White Lake, Gardom Lake, and at provincial park campsites around the Shuswap.

Paddle, float, swim, or skim the waters of the Shuswap.

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Get up close and personal with our lakes by canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, SCUBA diving, and stand up paddle boarding. The Shuswap is a paddler’s paradise, with easily accessible small lakes perfect for an escape on the water – so why not visit a few? You’ll find serene settings at Mara Lake, near Sicamous, and White Lake, close to Salmon Arm. White Lake Provincial Park, an oasis near the north end of the lake, features a gravel boat launch and undeveloped camping area. Near Enderby, Mabel Lake and Hidden Lake boast boat launches, camping and soul-soothing wilderness. The Shuswap River offers a variety of areas for paddle sports from kayaks and canoes to rafts, paddleboards and tubes. Thrill-seekers can find class 3+ whitewater rapids through the famous Skookumchuck canyon. For a relaxing, scenic float, take a raft through the middle section

Pick up a bag lunch from Blue Canoe Bakery & Café, stop at Sprokkets Café between paddles, and warm up afterward at Shuswap Pie Co.

Placid paddling: of the Lower Shuswap River. Be sure to know your put-ins and take-out spots and water levels for a safe trip. To avoid the hassle of bringing your own gear, rent a kayak or paddleboard from Copper Island Diving Ltd. in Salmon Arm or Enderby Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals.

The shoreline at White Lake Provincial Park is protected from wakes. This calm, still lake is a favourite fishing spot, and you might see painted turtles!

Big water: Shuswap Lake is great for a day adventure – or for weeks! Paddle to marine campsites, keep an eye out for the Western Grebe, and be prepared for exciting water!

SALMON ARM Copper Island Diving Ltd. Copper Island Diving has been servicing the Shuswap and surrounding area for over 24 years. Our retail store offers a wide range of Scuba courses and rentals, Stand-up Paddle Board and Kayak lessons, sales, and rentals. Or visit one of our three satellite locations to make a rental experience more convenient and enjoyable for the vacationer.

271 Trans-Canada Highway, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N6 250.832.5737 Info@CopperIslandDiving.com www.CopperIslandDiving.com

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salmon run

2015 – a sub-dominant year in the four year migration cycle – over 100,000 fish are expected to return home to spawn. Join in this amazing phenomenon. Come by on weekends in

September and October to find fascinating facts at the Adams River Salmon Society’s interpretive cabin, and enjoy special events on the Labour Day long weekend and over Thanksgiving. Visitors can view the salmon run from the banks of the Adams River at Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, where 26 km of trails offer exceptional nature viewing and bird-watching opportunities. And for a truly unique experience, hop aboard Copper Island Diving Ltd.’s pontoon to the beach or river mouth to swim and snorkel with the salmon.

For more information, visit www.ShuswapTourism.ca or www.SalmonSociety.com

Come and join us for an experience you’ll never forget!

During September and October, the quiet banks of the Adams River, 405 km inland from the Pacific Ocean, become the scene of a natural miracle. Each fall, the quiet waters of the 12 km river welcome Sockeye Salmon returning their home waters to spawn and die. The fish are completing a journey that takes them far out into the Pacific, then upstream against swift currents and rapids all the way up to Alaska and the Aleutian Islands and back again – traveling over 4,000 km in their lifetime. Biologists, naturalists and fishery crews gather to observe, count and harvest the salmon, studying their numbers and health. The Adams River is one of the most important Sockeye Salmon breeding areas in North America – important not only to local ecology, but to the history and culture of the Shuswap. Salmon have helped to sustain the Secwepemc people for thousands of years. Sockeye Salmon return to the Adams River each year, and in

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family

Shuswap Tourism and the Adams River Salmon Society invite you to witness an incredible annual event. Watch as thousands of red Salmon swim upstream in one of nature’s most breathtaking pageants. Join us at our interpretive cabin on weekends in September and October, with special events on the September long weekend and Thanksgiving. Find us at: Roderick Haig-Brown Park 2300 Squilax-Anglemont Road, Lee Creek, BC in the Log Cabin Interpretive Centre (May throughout October) For more info visit:

www.SalmonSociety.com

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FAMILY

then refuel with delicious ice cream in the picnic area. Be sure to compare sweet treats at D Dutchmen Dairy in Sicamous, too. After all, there’s no such thing as too much ice cream! Sometimes, the very best stories are the ones we invent ourselves. The Shuswap’s parks, beaches, trails, and lakes make the perfect setting for creating memories together. Take the kids to play in the warm sand, and create a whole world together with just a shovel and a pail. Discover plants and insects by the side of a stream, or look up and imagine flying through the trees like a bird. There’s no limit to what you can dream up here!

WHERE TO STAY: Cozy up in an A-frame cabin – or a riverside RV site – at Joe Schmuck’s Roadhouse in Sicamous.

day 1: Drive east on Highway1 to haunt the Ghost Town at 3 Valley Gap. Swing by Skytrek Adventure Park to play on the high ropes, Indiana Jones wall and Enchanted Forest. Dine inside an old sawmill wood chip burner at The Burner Restaurant & Lounge, near Malakwa.

Your family’s great Shuswap memories will last a lifetime!

Relax for the evening at the Sicamous public beach.

day 2: A full day in and around Enderby. Hike the iconic, rigourous Enderby Cliffs Trail. Recover with lunch at The Cliffs Bistro. Hit the beach, or rent a kayak or SUP and take to the river. Enjoy burgers and a movie the old-fashioned way at The Starlight Drive-In.

We have engaging adventures for the young ’uns – and their adults! The Shuswap is a place where imaginations take flight and fairy tale adventures come to life. Here, you can travel through time, meet mythical creatures, find yourself in a maze, putt around, build castles in the sand – and so much more! Rediscover the magic of stories at The Enchanted Forest, home of BC’s tallest treehouse. Shiver your timbers on the pirate ship and take a fairy tale quest through the castle and dungeons. And find magic on a self-guided boat tour or nature hike, where you’ll see beaver dams, floating natural gardens and even a giant 800-yearold cedar grove! At DeMille’s Petting Zoo in Salmon Arm, the kids can meet new furry friends while grown ups browse local produce at the yearround farmers’ market. Lose yourselves in the unique Corn Maze,

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AWAKEN YOUR SENSES HIKE AMONG THE ALPINE WILDFLOWERS Take the Sunburst chairlift to mountain hiking trails and enjoy the sights and scents of possibly the most stunning alpine wildflowers in Canada; stay overnight in the picturesque village and try out a new outdoor activity.

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family

Adams River Rafting leads unique and innovative trips through some of BC’s most amazing whitewater. Rediscover the joy of driving at one of the Shuswap’s go-kart locations.

The Shuswap is a perfect place for families to stay and play together. When school’s out, we’ve got your favourite extra-curricular activities covered, with fun and adventure for kids of all ages. Is speeding through water your kind of thrill?

Feel like a kid again Salmon Arm Waterslides and RV Park, or stop by Crazy Creek Waterfalls Resort to enjoy hot and cool pools and a mind-boggling 240-foot suspension bridge. Creep, climb and crawl through the wild at Junglemania. If you’ve ever dreamed of playing in the treetops, of soaring over canyons and waterfalls, zip over to Treetop Flyers. Professional guides and three ziplines make for exhilarating, unforgettable and ecofriendly experiences. Or scramble

over to SkyTrek Adventure Park for a unique, challenging high ropes adventure course. At RJ Haney Heritage Village and Museum, you can stroll through history and find out what life was like here up to a century ago. Join us for High Tea, old-fashioned games, dinner theatre, nature walks, and other fun family-oriented activities. Enjoy hours of bowling bliss at Lakeside Bowling or at the Village Lanes Fun Centre. When it’s finally time to put your feet up, take the family to Salmar Grand and Classic Cinemas in Salmon Arm, where you can relax and be captivated by the latest Hollywood releases and contemporary world cinema. If you like your movies

sicamous 3 Valley Lake Chateau & Heritage Ghost Town Experience our resort. 200 comfortable guest rooms with balcony or patio, gardens, lake and sandy beach, indoor pool and whirlpool and family dining room. Every building has its own story… explore our Ghost Town with over 25 historic buildings, Antique Auto Museum, and Railway Roundhouse. Open daily, mid-April through early October. Sorry, no pets allowed on property.

19km west of Revelstoke, Trans-Canada Highway 1.888.667.2109 Hello@3Valley.com www.3Valley.com

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chase ‘al fresco’, try the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby. Choose your own adventure at the Shuswap’s countless parks, trails, beaches, and lakes. There’s amazing mountain biking, glorious crosscountry skiing, swimming and hiking galore – so much to discover! We’ve got exceptional festivals

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where the whole family can enjoy great music, taste local flavours, and get creative juices flowing with art and crafts.

For help planning your stay, visit www.ShuswapTourism.ca or one of our Visitor Centres.

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Treetop Flyers Zipline A Treetop Flyers Zipline adventure will have you talking long after the tour has ended. Breathtaking scenery, lines that soar above waterfalls and wildlife in a pristine environment. 3 ziplines, 2 waterfalls, 1 unforgettable adventure.

Crazy Creek Resort

The Candy Vault

Full-kitchen suites include Hot Pools admission. Camp, visit Suspension Bridge/ Waterfalls, Gift Shop, then relax in Hot Pools.

Featuring Rogers’ Chocolates, Foothills Ice Cream, Moose Trax fudge, classic soda, retro toys, UK sweets, caramel apples, cotton candy, lunch boxes, salt water taffy and much, much more!

6162 Trans-Canada Highway, Malakwa (Taft, BC) 1.855.836.4097 www.CrazyCreekResort.com

Sweet A - 171 Hudson Avenue N.E., Downtown Salmon Arm 250.833.5541

221 Shepherd Road (Behind Chase Plaza), Chase, BC 1.866.343.6761 info@treetopflyers.ca | www.treetopflyers.ca

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Golf

courses

– from a colonial-style boutique inn to spectacular lakeside resorts – and our unparalleled golf courses. This is golf in the Shuswap.

AT A GLANCE Call for tee times!

Whether you’re new to the sport or are a handicapped pro, we’ve got courses designed for you! The Salmon Arm Golf Club has frequently hosted provincial and national events, and it boasts both a championship 18 hole and an executive, heritage, ninehole course. Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake Golf Course is one of the most scenic courses in BC. A dynamic course awaits at Quaaout Lodge and Talking Rock Golf. The Canoe Creek Golf Course brings you a bit of the British Isles and is highlighted by many striking water features. Shuswap Lake Estates in Sorrento makes up our quintet of championship courses.

Championship 18 hole courses: Canoe Creek Golf Course Salmon Arm, 250.832.3285 Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake Golf Course Sicamous, 250.836.4653 Salmon Arm Golf Club Salmon Arm, 250.832.4727 Shuswap Lake Estates Sorrento, 250.675.2315 Talking Rock Golf Chase, 250.679.3090  

regulation length 9 hole courses:

For those seeking a shorter spin

Eagle River Golf & Country Club Sicamous, 1.800.897.2281 Mabel Lake Golf & Country Club Enderby, 250.838.0881 Son Seekers Golf Salmon Arm, 1.877.933.0258  

executive length courses: Anglemont Estates Golf Course 9 hole Anglemont, 250.955.2323 Club Shuswap 9 hole & 18 hole Salmon Arm  250.832.7345 Salmon Arm Golf Club Heritage course, 9 hole Salmon Arm  250.832.4727 Sunshore Golf Course 9 hole Chase, 250.679.3021

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Golf in the Shuswap offers championship courses, in an incredible setting. What makes golf in the Shuswap so special? It starts with the view, of course! Imagine teeing up against a background of snow-capped mountains, pristine wilderness and crystal clear lakes, all in a mild climate, in the heart of British Columbia. Shuswap golf routinely involves jaw-dropping lake views, elevation changes and lush turf conditions that complement the region’s championship layouts. You might find yourself houseboating to your next game, or touring the entire region and taking in all five championship courses while enjoying an incredible Shuswap culinary experience. Stay and Play packages are a great way to combine your choice of fine accommodations

around the links, there are 9 hole regulation length courses at Eagle River Golf and Country Club, Mabel Lake Golf and Country Club and Son Seekers Golf and further executive length 9 holes at Anglemont Estates Golf Course, Club Shuswap and Sunshore Golf Course. All golf courses in the Shuswap offer lessons for new players or for those looking to perfect their shot. Contact golf courses directly to book tee times or to schedule a lesson with a golf pro. Come discover the open spaces, fascinating places and distinctive communities of the Shuswap, where breathtaking natural beauty and the perfect round become an exceptional and memorable experience.

For more information visit www.ShuswapTourism.ca/golf

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Salmon Arm Golf Course

Son Seekers Golf

9 hole Heritage and 18 hole Champions Course. Fully equipped Golf Shop and Restaurant. FootGolf certified course. Open to the public.

Casual, friendly, affordable in a scenic, tranquil environment. Families and small children always welcome. Hosting weddings, corporate and family parties.

3641 Highway 97B S., Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.4727 Info@SalmonArmGolf.com www.SalmonArmGolf.com

247 Black Road, Salmon Arm, BC 1.877.933.0258 www.SonSeekersRidgeGolf.com

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food & Farms

ever wondered what it would be like to work on a farm, you can get a taste of the agricultural life while you’re here, too. The Shuswap provides visitors with an opportunity to experience farming and agriculture first hand.

farmers’ markets

Come visit our ranches and gardens to find out what our

Sorrento Village Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 8 AM–noon May–October Highway 1, Sorrento

local farmers already know: that working with the land can be blissful rest for the soul. During the summer and fall, visitors can participate in

Blind Bay Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 10 AM–2 PM May 16–August 29 Blind Bay Market Place, Blind Bay

workshops and tours at some farms, and talk with experienced growers before taking home vegetable and bedding plants

Scotch Creek Farm & Craft Market Sundays, 10 AM–2 PM May 17–September 6 Home Hardware parking lot, 3906 Squilax-Angelmont Road, Scotch Creek Shuswap Farm & Craft Market Tuesdays & Fridays April 28–October 16 Behind Centenoka Mall, Salmon Arm Celista Hall Farmers’ Market Wednesdays, 9 AM–1 PM July 2–September 11 North Shuswap Community Hall, Celista All Organic Farmers’ Market Wednesdays, 3–5 PM April–November (bi-weekly) May–October (weekly) Deo Lutheran Church, Salmon Arm Enderby Open Air Market Fridays, 8:30 AM–12:30 PM April 24–Mid-October City Hall parking lot, Enderby

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for their own gardens. Learn about a day in the life of a farmer, try out a new skill, and pick up tips about what it takes to grow exceptional produce. No green

The Shuswap is one of the most fertile areas of BC, rich with fruit and produce. You’ll find the tastes of our home wherever you go – at orchards, gardens, ranches, greenhouses, dairies, markets, and more. This area is renowned for some incredible dairies that export throughout the country. Fresh milk and great cheeses – not to mention mind-blowing ice cream! – all contribute to the Shuswap taste extravaganza. With farmers’ markets across the region, you can easily find a bounty of locally grown and organic fruits, vegetables and meats – and great local colour – as well as crafts, baked goods, preserves, and much more. How do our gardens grow, you ask? If you’ve

thumb? No problem – learn about livestock and sustainable farming at a ranch instead.

Scotch Creek Farm & Craft Market Summer Sunday market with local produce, preserves, crafts, baking and more! Sundays 10-2, May long weekend to Labor Day. Home Hardware parking lot.

3906 Squilax-Anglemont Road, Scotch Creek, BC 1.250.804.9441 gibsonda2012@gmail.com

Blind Bay Farmer’s Market Friendly farmers market atmosphere with local veggies, baking, preserves and crafts. Saturdays 10-2, May long weekend to Labor Day. Located in the Blind Bay Marketplace parking lot.

Intrigued? Pick up a copy of our Full Circle Farm Tours brochure for maps and information on opening hours, available at Visitor Centres and online at www.ShuswapTourism.ca

2400 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay, BC 250.804.9441 gibsonda2012@gmail.com

salmon arm DeMille’s Farm Market Welcome to the Farm! We take pride in offering you our own farm grown, local, organic and BC seasonal produce. Our homegrown sweet corn is renowned across BC and Western Canada. We have more than just great produce! Local dairy products, ice cream and an extensive cheese selection. Enjoy a variety of specialty foods - unique dressings, salsa, dips and gourmet fare. Specialty deli and bakery onsite. Open 7 days a week, year round, 8am - Sunset. 2.5 acres of parking!

3710 Trans-Canada Highway S.W., Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.7550 www.demillesfarmmarket.com

enderby 6th Annual Grindrod Garlic Festival Experience everything garlic Sunday, August 16, 9 am to 4 pm at Grindrod Park. Join farmers, garlic growers, artisans, musicians to celebrate the area’s local harvest and talent. This family event features over 50 vendors offering garlic, fruits, vegetables, pottery, jewelry, local food and more. Learn about growing garlic, make garlic braids, watch cooking competitions. Cheer for your favorite contestant at the garlic eating contest.

Highway 97 A (north of Enderby), Grindrod Recreation Park 250.306.6582 www.greencroftgardens.com

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WINeries & Breweries

enjoys its own unique microclimate, producing singular flavours that can only develop right here. With wineries of outstanding quality established throughout the Shuswap,

Take a day or two to indulge in stunning scenery and Shuswap wines.

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visitors seeking to delight all

Get your day off to a suitably continental start with a breakfast of crêpes and pastries at Café Tasse in Salmon Arm.

five senses! The Shuswap’s wineries are family-run businesses that produce wines so fine they compete on par with Canadian and

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International wines. They

Visit the vineyard, tasting room, and wine shop at Recline Ridge Winery in Tappen.

have perfected a combination of growing techniques and plant selection that enhances the aromas and flavours of their wines. The area’s wines include magnificent Gewürztraminers, Merlots, Ortegas, Rieslings, Siegerrebes, just to name a few, which have all won national awards.

Sip wines from 100% BCgrown grapes and enjoy lakeside views at Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery. Continue north to Celista Estates Winery, the northernmost winery in North America.

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All six wineries have tasting

Enjoy valley views and local varietals at Ovino Winery in Silver Creek. Travel east to the area’s newest winery, Waterside Vineyard and Winery in Enderby, then continue to the area’s oldest, Larch Hills Winery.

Wine and beer enthusiasts, welcome to paradise! The Shuswap’s award-winning wineries and unique breweries invite you to indulge in exceptional tasting experiences. Like so many Shuswap stories, our wines and beers express the spectacular landscape that surrounds us. Our region is home to six award-winning wineries and two outstanding breweries. Although the Shuswap is sometimes considered the northern tip of the Okanagan wine-growing region, our climate is cooler than the southern interior regions of BC and creates exceptional products. Shuswap summers are warm and dry, with long, sunny days and cool nights creating distinctive, flavourful grapes. And with so much snow over the winter, the climate provides a generous amount of moisture year-round, keeping irrigation needs to a minimum. Each vineyard

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rooms to pour out adventures for your palette. To find out which ones are open during your visit, go to www.ShuswapWineries.ca, or pick up a copy of our Full Circle Farm Tours brochure. The Shuswap region is also home to breweries that pride themselves on using only the finest local and organic ingredients to produce their beers and ales. Crannóg Ales in Sorrento is Canada’s first Certified Organic farmhouse microbrewery, one of only a handful of such breweries in the world. Crannóg brews unfiltered, unpasteurized ales using only organic ingredients – some of which are grown right on the premises – reflecting the Irish tradition of brewing full-flavoured, complex ales. The Barley Station Brew Pub in Salmon Arm uses exclusive recipes and the finest malted grain from Europe and North America. Visit the Barley Station Brew Pub for excellent dining, too, and be sure to ask your server which seasonal, limited edition beers are available while you’re there. Whether you choose to savour the Shuswap’s wineries and breweries in a day or a week, make sure to plan your tour carefully to maximize your enjoyment. Remember too, that some wineries have a picnic area or patio so that you

can bring a snack or a meal to enjoy along with the fabulous wine and stunning scenery. For a complementary experience, visit farms while you make your way around the region, and try creating your own pairings of local food and wine. Keep in mind that some of the Shuswap’s unique wines are produced only in limited quantities and may not be available elsewhere, so if you find yourself swept away by a particular flavour, stock up while you’re here. And to keep your tour worry-free, appoint a designated driver for the trip. You will be glad you did!

Noble Adventures All inclusive wine, agricultural, and hiking packages in the summer, complemented by multi-day ski packages in the winter! 4880 14th St N.E., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 3P2 250.253.8379 www.NobleAdventures.net Byron@NobleAdventures.net

TasteFull Excursions Experience the wine trails less travelled in the beautiful Thompson Shuswap region. Excursions may include: wineries and vineyard tours, breweries, culinary experiences and special events. Shuswap passenger pickups and dropoffs. 2015 Wine Trail Season Passes available.

Kamloops, BC Toll Free 1.844.314.4555 www.TasteFullExcursions.ca Info@TasteFullExcursions.ca

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Our extensive trail network offers something for everyone. From urban wandering and boardwalk strolls, to skiing along snowy meadows, to mountain biking, hiking and horse back riding through lush forests, our trails will satisfy all your soles’ desires. With over 700 kilometres of authorized trails – everything from accessible front-country terrain to remote wilderness – the possibilities are staggering in all four seasons.

hidden gems in remote areas. We’ve added over 90 kilometres of trails since 2006, and our network just keeps getting better. The Shuswap Trail Alliance, an award-winning initiative among regional partners, makes the ways through our parks, communities, and around the Shuswap clean and green – and creates rewarding adventures for trail-loving travelers.

Many trails throughout the Shuswap provide outstanding views of its centrepiece, Shuswap Lake, as well as numerous smaller lakes, waterfalls and rivers. The terrain varies widely, from mossy forest floors, to alpine meadows, to wetlands – so you’ll discover a diverse array of flora and fauna, unique to our temperate climate. The Shuswap Highland, the Monashee Mountains, and their sub-ranges offer endless opportunities for adventure and are well known for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Cyclists can enjoy exceptional routes in and around Salmon Arm, and well developed backcountry roads and boating routes provide access to

Want to know more? Pick up a copy of the Shuswap Trail Guide! Hike, bike, snowshoe, cross-country ski, or giddy up. Just go!

Eagle Pass Mountain: A rigourous climb to a spectacular peak. Larch Hills Traverse: An epic 38 km ride from Larch Hills to Sicamous. Enderby Cliffs Tplaqin Trail: A 13km return, iconic cliff hike. NEW! Mt Baldy Lookout: 6-8km return hike, great lookout above Copper Island.

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Blind Bay/White Lake Trails: Various 10-20km round trips.

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Hyde Mountain Lookout: 15km return forest hike to east Larch Hills from Sicamous with spectacular views above Hyde Mountain

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South Canoe Trail System: A large network of XC, mountain biking and equestrian trails near Salmon Arm.

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Joss Mountain Pass: 15km return. Full day with options for exploring south of Three Valley Lake.

Tuktakamin Mountain: A bold 12km circuit overlooking Falkland Scotch Creek Hlina Lookout: 2-12km forest walk to impressive views over Shuswap Lake

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Okanagan Horseback Noble Adventures All inclusive wine, agricultural, and hiking packages in the summer, complemented by multi-day ski packages in the winter! 4880 14th St N.E., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 3P2 250.253.8379 www.NobleAdventures.net Byron@NobleAdventures.net

We offer guided trail rides daily from our ranch located below the Enderby Cliffs. Reservations required. Season: May-October.

120 Jeffcoat Road, Enderby, BC V0E 1V4 778.212.6555 www.OkanaganHorseback.com

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cycle touring

Try touring on local roads and scenic secondary highways.

Where to stay: The Prestige Harbourfront Resort, Salmon Arm.  They have a bike lockup room and services for cyclists.  And a great breakfast restaurant, Café Tasse!

White Lake Figure 8: Drive to Carlin Elementary School, then ride to White Lake, Sorrento, and Blind Bay for beautiful lakeside views. Have lunch at Sprokkets Café mid-way through your ride, and supper at Wicked Spoon Tap & Grill on the drive home.

Salmon Valley Loop:

Discover the Shuswap on a bike at a delightfully human pace. Cycle touring is a great way to experience the Shuswap landscape and culture, over a day, a week or longer. There’s a lifetime of discovery on our open roads. Cyclists will find over 1,500 kilometres of quiet, scenic, paved backroads, perfect for relaxed or vigourous rides, for individuals or groups. For a quick jaunt, try any of our out-and-back

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Start with an urban ride through Salmon Arm, then head down the scenic Salmon Valley. Refuel in Enderby, and take a short detour to Larch Hills Winery. For more ideas and detailed routes, pick up or download the ShuswapNorth Okanagan Cycle Touring Map & Guide.

Skookum Cycle & Ski • Bikes: road, kids, mountain, cruisers, BMX • Clothing, parts, accessories • Rentals

or loop routes, from 20 to 100 kilometres in length. You’ll find great views, beaches, swimming, bird watching hot spots, and lots more along the way. And no need to worry if you hit a bump in the road – we’ve got four bike repair shops around the region to keep your ride in top condition. Looking for a multi-day adventure? Plan a themed tour and let your interests be your guide. Experience the Shuswap’s remarkable agriculture by visiting farms and farmers’ markets around the region. Orchards, dairies, greenhouses, ranches – all kinds of down-to-earth adventures are waiting for you, and they’re great for kids too. Or perhaps you’d prefer to indulge your palette and compare local flavours with a tasting tour through the Shuswap’s unique wineries and breweries. See our suggested two-day itinerary, but remember, the possibilities are endless! For help planning your itinerary, pick up a copy of our Shuswap-North Okanagan Cycle Touring brochure, and find your own perfect combination among 35 incomparable routes.

• Complete service repair shop • Guided tours, skill clinics, coaching

141 Shuswap Street, Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.7368 www.SkookumCycleAndSki.com

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For help planning your itinerary, pick up a copy of the ShuswapNorth Okanagan Cycle Touring brochure, full of great ideas.

Routes & Tours

Lakeside ride: Leave early for Seymour Arm in the North Shuswap. Get inspired by Dreamcycle’s incredible collection of vintage and new motorcycles, and fuel up on site with breakfast at Sprokkets Café. Enjoy a meandering ride along the North Shore of Shuswap Lake, and have lunch back at Jack Sam’s at the Quaaout Lodge. Spend the afternoon, out and back, on the south side of the lake - through Sorrento, Blind Bay, Eagle Bay, and Wild Rose Bay.

Land rover:

If you’ve been dreaming of the open road, this is your dream come true. You know that life has its twists and turns – so why not enjoy them? Get in the driver’s seat and come experience the Shuswap’s winding roads and fantastic pavement – so smooth and clean that you might just think you’re floating. This is the perfect place for cruising by car or motorcycle and thrilling at endless stretches of mind-blowing scenery, along breathtaking shorelines and among

If you’re looking for inspiration, steer yourself toward the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento. Check out beautiful vintage bikes and catch a restoration in action, then park yourself at Sprokkets Café for a great homemade lunch. Visit www. DreamCycle.ca for more information.

Start with breakfast at the Blue Canoe Bakery & Café, then head east toward Sicamous. Drive south and visit hubcap heaven at Gordon’s New and Used in Grindrod, on your way to Enderby. Head over to Falkland – check out the General Store – then turn north, traveling home through Chase.

While you’re on the road, fuel up with family and friends at the Shuswap’s many cozy cafés and exquisite wineries. You’ll find

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a local community that loves motor travel as much as you do!

lush hills. Our sunny summers are ideal for relaxed days on the road, and car buffs will find themselves in good company here – there are car shows and cruise-ins all season long! Paved back roads mean that you don’t need to stress on fast-paced four-lane freeways, and we’ve got plenty of gravel roads too for the real get-away-from-it-all ride. And a great bonus? Your windshield or visor will appreciate our lack of bugs!

Don’t just spin your wheels! Pick up a copy of our new Shuswap Motor Touring Guide and cruise on over to the Shuswap for a vacation like no other.

Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum Displaying 100+ years of motorcycle history, includes audio tour, kids scavenger hunt and movie theatre, a gift shop and café.

3096 Trans-Canada Highway, Sorrento, BC 250.253.5094 www.dreamcycle.ca

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camping

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Shuswap Lake Provincial Park: Popular with families, great for swimming and boating.

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Herald Provincial Park: Trail to Margaret Falls, boat launch and day-use area.

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Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park: Boat access only, campsites on the water’s edge.

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Silver Beach Provincial Park: A white sand beach camping spot.

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Skimikin Lake Campground: Horse camping site with corrals and access to trails.

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Sandy Point Beach Campground: Great for RVs, with rental cabins and a store.

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Salmon Arm Camping Resort: Lots of amenities, including hot tubs and live entertainment.

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Riverside RV Resort: Just a short, pleasant walk from downtown Enderby.

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Cedar’s Campground and RV Park: Beautiful trees and access to the Anstey Highlands.

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Noisy Creek Forest Recreation Site: Remote location and fantastic beach.

From backcountry camping to RV parks, the Shuswap is perfect for nights under the stars. Nothing beats camping for an escape from everyday life. For young’uns, it means exploring new surroundings and hearing the call of the wild for the first time. For the young at heart, it means getting back to nature and refreshing the spirit. The Shuswap offers an exceptional variety of camping options, for whatever ‘roughing it’ means to you. If the sound of rushing water soothes your soul, settle in at a riverside campsite at Yard Creek Provincial Park in Malakwa, or pick a waterfront spot at Sky Blue Waters or Woodhaven Campground. The Shuswap Lake Marine Provincial Parks offer boat access-only camping right near the beach. For those looking to explore wilderness camping, the Shuswap boasts many provincial parks, recreation sites and trails. Skimikin Lake Campground is an exceptional horse-friendly recreation site where

your trusty steed can stay along with you. Family-friendly fun abounds throughout the Shuswap. Campsites like Salmon Arm Camping Resort and the Sorrento Centre offer plenty of activities, and BC Parks campsites are perfect for swimming, biking, floating, fishing, or basking in the sun. Fishing fans can reel in great times at Sunny Shores Fishing Resort and Pillar Lake Resort. If you prefer the comforts of home, park your RV at a fullyserviced site at Pierre’s Point, Sandy Point or Shuswap Lake Motel and Resort. Stay right in town at Riverside RV Park in Enderby or Chase Lions RV Park in Chase. You can find RV sales and servicing here in the Shuswap, along with any gear and groceries you might need – from camping, fishing and hunting equipment at Westside Stores in Salmon Arm to local food and produce at Askew’s or DeMilles. Enjoy fresh air, cozy up with family and friends, and discover that food tastes better cooked over a fire. Camping in the Shuswap is what great memories are made of!

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first nations

The history of First Nations in the Shuswap goes back over 10,000 years. The area is named after the Secwepemc, an important Salish nation that has always inhabited the BC interior. Come live this history. Stroll in the Neskonlith Meadows (a permit is required), enjoy bannock at Jack Sam’s Restaurant at Quaaout Lodge, or take in activities at the Shuswap Centre.

The Shuswap Centre: Knucwetwecw —Helping One Another The Switzmalph Cultural Society invites you to experience Secwepemc traditions firsthand! Visit a traditional Secwepemc native village, participate in a Pow Wow, attend a birch bark basket or native drum workshop, or book a guided interpretive tour through the trails in the Salmon River delta. Cultural workshops are offered at the Mary Thomas Cultural Centre and Heritage Sanctuary. Guides and instructors provide intimate knowledge and incomparable insight into local customs,

- the Neskonlith, Adams Lake and Little Shuswap, also known as Squilax. Neskonlith Indian Band takes pride in education and offers a variety of programs with accreditation through Thompson Rivers University. Adams Lake Band is home to a well-known language immersion school, history, and environmental stewardship. For information on programming, visit www.ShuswapCentre.org.

Chief Atahm School. Limited hunting on the Little Shuswap reservation has preserved the abundance of wildlife in their pristine environment. The

The entire Shuswap area is infused with rich First Nations history, and many local bands provide opportunities for visitors to participate in and learn about traditional practices. The Splatsin First Nation, near Enderby, continues its history and culture with community events, Pow Wows, naming ceremonies, and more. Three Secwepemc Nation bands dwell near Chase

Quaaout Lodge & Talking Rock Golf Course is the pride of the Little Shuswap Band.

For more information: www.ShuswapCentre.org www.Splatsin.ca www.AdamsLakeBand.org www.ChiefAtahm.com www.Neskonlith.org www.LSLIB.com www.QuaaoutLodge.com

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MUSIC

The festival grounds are located near the centre of Salmon Arm, just one block off the Trans Canada Highway. The sounds are great, the atmosphere is incomparable, and there’s music and activities for all members of the family. Children 12 and under admitted free with adults.

For event information, visit www.RootsAndBlues.ca

The Roots & Blues Festival features: •

Acclaimed performers from near and far, year after year

Global food village

Artisan market

Family fun zone

Beverage gardens with stage views

Camping

Bike lock-up

This incredibly popular outdoor musical festival draws over 25,000 enthusiastic attendees and features musicians from Canada and around the world. The festival has become a prominent link on the national festival circuit and is considered among the top roots festivals in Canada, offering a diverse range of Canadian and international artists that educate, entertain, and challenge audiences to expand their musical horizons. The Roots & Blues festival showcases some of the world’s best blues, world, folk, zydeco, alternative, funk, and reggae music, all in the welcoming, visually arresting setting of the Shuswap! In 2015, the festival will celebrate its 23rd year as one of the highlights of BC’s cultural calendar. The Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival is held at the Salmon Arm Fair Grounds, where Mount Ida and the Fly Hills provide a scenic background.

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Salmon Arm’s acclaimed Roots & Blues Festival is a highlight of BC’s music scene.

Music in the Shuswap doesn’t end with Roots & Blues. We’ve got festivals and concerts to delight listeners of all tastes! WOW! Wednesday on the Wharf is a summer concert series at Salmon Arm’s Marine Park, featuring styles from jazz to rock, funk to folk. Listeners are invited to bring a deck chair or blanket and enjoy the music in the park’s gazebo. Concerts are held from June through August and begin at 7:00 PM. Admission is by donation.

Bluegrass lovers, unite! Experience the NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival at the Sorrento Centre. The British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop assembles some of the best bluegrass musicians in North America to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with music students from Canada, the US and overseas. It’s one of the longest running and best-attended workshops of its kind. For music and much more, head to Chase Memorial Beach for CornStock, an annual festival where you’ll find great sounds,

children’s activities, a farmers’ market, food vendors and beer garden, friendly folks – and (of course) sweet, delicious corn! The Salmon Arm Arts Centre and the Fireweed Gallery in the North Shuswap offer concerts year-round, and in summer months you’ll find Friday Night Live shows at Eco Treats in Scotch Creek.

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CULTURE

ENDERBY

Courtyard Gallery Artist collective, supporting a vibrant community of artists/artisans. Providing local artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell original art.

Suite 104, 907 Belvedere Street, PO Box 515, Enderby, BC V0E 1V0 778.443.0529

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Talerico Fine Art Gallery & Artists’ Studio Original Canadian Art in many mediums, subjects and styles pleasing most art lovers! Downtown, by the famous wharf and bird sanctuary. #3-680 Marine Park Drive N.E. in Harbour Centre, Salmon Arm, BC 250.833.0310 | talericofineartgallery@gmail.com

In an area as inspiring as the Shuswap, it’s no wonder that people here tell their stories in countless creative ways! The Shuswap is home to an array of artists and artisans and a vibrant performance scene – year-round! Events like the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues festival, Wednesday on the Wharf, community theatre and more, showcase local and visiting talent. Public art galleries – like the renowned Salmon Arm Art Centre – private studios, and shops are plentiful. The Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival brings together writers of all ages and levels for workshops, readings, and networking. Enderby is becoming a cultural hotbed, hosting a free street festival and Courtyard Gallery in July. The Shuswap area’s rich history is well displayed and documented at local

museums and archives – come delve into the region’s interesting past and discover how it shaped our present.

Ask one of the local Visitor Centres for more information or visit www.ShuswapTourism.ca

salmon arm R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum Heritage Village, Museum, Archives Room and Marjorie’s Tea Room Open May 13 – September 19. Dinner Theatre: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday July and August. Fun for the whole family come and explore this beautiful Village set on 40 acres of Shuswap farm land featuring buildings dating back to the early 1900’s. Visit Marjorie’s Tea Room serving daily lunch specials and homemade desserts.

751 Highway 97B N.E., Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.5243 www.SalmonArmMuseum.org www.facebook.com/Haneyheritage

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parks

Experience exceptional nature at our provincial, regional, and community parks – where you’ll find hundreds of spacious, tree-covered campsites, sandy beaches, nature trails, and water activities. Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park is a perfect place to witness the run of the Adams River sockeye salmon every October. Herald Park and Shuswap Lake Provincial Park are great for families – but be sure to reserve your site ahead of time through BC Parks at www.DiscoverCamping.ca Unique outdoor experiences await at Shuswap Lake Marine Provincial Park. First come, first serve campsites on the main arm, Seymour Arm, Anstey Arm, Salmon Arm, and Mara Lake offer beaches, trails, camping

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Shuswap parks are perfect for adventurers and folks wanting to relax in a beautiful setting – on land and water.

Above: Margaret Falls, Herald Provincial Park. Left: Eagle Pass Mountain Trail.

spots, and awe-inspiring scenery – including some accessible only by water. Rent a boat or take a water taxi to water access-only areas for an unforgettable visit. History buffs will enjoy Silver Beach Provincial Park, located at the site of Ogden City — an old gold rush town. White Lake Provincial Park is renowned for excellent fishing year-round. Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park, where the four arms of Shuswap Lake meet, is perfect for water recreation.

Regional and community parks in the Shuswap also offer picturesque landscapes that make for a perfect picnic. John Evdokimoff Park, a bike skills park in the South Shuswap, serves as the trailhead for the White Lake-Balmoral connector trail. Other parks cater to different activities and skill levels, from gentle family hikes to rigourous ascents. Find out about the many great parks, day-use areas, boat launches, and protected areas in the region through www.ShuswapTourism.ca/parks

Shuswap Trails

You’ll quickly discover why we take so much pride in our parks. Thank you for treating them with respect and minimizing your impact on the land during your visit.

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birding

The Shuswap’s shimmering lakes, rich wetlands and lush forests don’t just appeal to people – our fine-feathered friends love to perch here too. In fact, our widely varied habitat of rivers, lakes and wetlands attracts over 300 bird species to the Shuswap – some 63 per cent of all species found in BC. In the spring and fall the shorelines are a haven for a wide variety of migratory birds. Large numbers of waterfowl and many other birds grace the skies and waterways of the region. Watch Osprey and Blue Herons fishing. Bring your binoculars to look on as Bald Eagles feed their young.

Ian James Photo

Perhaps one of the most enchanting Shuswap experiences to be had is witnessing the ‘walking on water’ dance of the

Western Grebe. The Western Grebe has established only two breeding colonies in BC, and one of them is right here in Salmon Arm Bay. Take the family out for a canoe trip to share in the magic up close. Birding is a wonderful way to learn about our natural surroundings, too. Numerous tree species, wildflower and mushroom varieties flourish in the Shuswap’s temperate zone, while large and small animals thrive in its lush habitats. At the Salmon Arm Marine Park by the wharf, visit the award-winning Interpretive Centre operated by the Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Society, where you can explore boardwalks and trails through vibrant ecosystems.

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Know where to look – up in the trees or among the reeds?

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Bring a field guide – colour photos or illustrations will make bird identification easier.

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Bring binoculars – it’s not always possible to get up close.

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Bring the family – birdwatching is magical for folks of all ages.

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Try a guided walk – visit the SABNES Interpretive Centre for a great start.

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Use your ears – birds have distinctive, beautiful voices. Listening will help you identify birds, too!

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Look carefully – birds are uniquely and beautifully detailed. Take notes – in case you want to learn more later! Tread lightly – habitat areas can be sensitive. Enjoy but beware – birdwatching can become addictive!

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Fishing

Lake and Mabel Lake, where you can catch and eat! Try a variety of techniques while you’re here, from trolling, belly boating, and float fishing to bottom bouncing, fly fishing, and casting lures into holding pools – or just fish from the shore. There’s no hurry – we’ve got plenty of great places to stay and eat when you’re not on the water, and places to buy any gear you might need. Ask the

Shuswap fishing reels in visitors from around the globe – lured by unique species and gorgeous waters. Why is Shuswap fishing exceptional? Of course, there’s plenty of fish – but we’ve also got excellent boat access, year-round fishing possibilities, and an exquisitely beautiful setting you’ll never forget. Discover world-class fishing for wild Rainbow trout! The Thompson River, Adams Lake, Shuswap Lake, and Adams River offer this one-of-a-kind species you won’t catch anywhere else. Whether you’re a fishing veteran or a newbie, your chances for success are high. White Lake, Pillar Lake, Phillips Lake, Skimikin Lake, and Bolean Lake are excellent destinations, stocked with Fraser Valley and Pennask Rainbow trout. If salmon’s more your style, head to the Shuswap River or Thompson River in autumn to find Chinook – or take a boat out on Little Shuswap

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locals where the best spots are – you might just catch a great story, too. Remember: Fishing regulations are designed to keep our systems healthy, so check which ones apply wherever you go. You can pick up a license online or at one of our local retailers, and make sure to stop in at Westside Stores in Salmon Arm for all the latest information.

Sunny Shore Fishing Resort World class rainbow trout fishing. RV sites, cabins with kitchenettes and boat rentals. Sani dump. Weekly rates available. Visit our website for more information.

2866 White Lake Road, Salmon Arm, BC 250.835.8686 www.SunnyShore.ca

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Shuswap Lake: Experience worldclass rainbow and lake trout fishing!

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Adams River: Enjoy fantastic fall flyfishing – catch and release.

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Shuswap River: Visit this Chinook salmon destination in late summer.

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Skimikin Lake: Bring your small fry to fish and camp at this well-stocked family lake.

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Gardom Lake: Relax on the docks while you reel in your catch of the day.

Pillar Lake: Rent a cabin or boat on site. Bolean Lake: Take the kids – perfect for learning to fish! Adams Lake: Escape summer heat at this deep, cold lake, and find great camping, too.

Thompson River: Find great boat fishing year-round – with autumn Chinook salmon – and an opportunity to use bait.

White Lake: Marvel at crystal-clear waters and white marl shoals – plus the tastiest fish around. Try ice fishing, too!

SALMON ARM Westside Stores Westside Stores is an independently owned and operated business located in Salmon Arm, BC. We have 3,500 square feet of retail space and specialize in fishing, hunting, and camping supplies to get you geared up for your next adventure. The friendly staff at Westside Stores pride themselves on customer service and giving our customers the best shopping experience possible.

450 - 360 Trans-Canada Highway S.W., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1B7 250.832.8141 or 1.800.565.3474 Info@WestsideStores.ca www.WestsideStores.ca

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Winter ACTIVITIES

In the colder months, our velvety night skies get deeper and our days simply sparkle! The Shuswap’s legendary Monashee powder makes winter dreams come true. We’ve got an endless variety of terrain – from gentle hills to rugged slopes – and easy driving access to countless trailheads. The Shuswap

offers excellent alpine and Nordic skiing opportunities, snowboarding and backcountry touring, making it a great central location for an incredible BC ski vacation. If snowmobiling is more your style, here’s your next amazing adventure. All across the Shuswap you’ll find great powder, challenging climbs and fun bowls to play in.

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Gather the whole family for a snowshoe hike, venture out to a lake for skating and ice fishing, or take a sleigh ride. After a day on the snow, warm up with hot cocoa at a local café, or relax by the fire in a cozy chalet.

Welcome to our enchanted winter!

Award-winning groomed terrain for families, novices, and thrill-seekers!

Where to stay: Best Western Sicamous Inn, Anchor Riverfront Motel, and Joe Schmuck’s Roadhouse in Sicamous offer easy access to sledding areas.

Where to eat: The historic Burner Restaurant & Lounge in Malakwa is a favourite with the sledding crowd.

First-timers:

Make this a winter to remember with a Shuswap ski vacation. The Shuswap’s geographic situation provides mid-point access to three world-class resorts: Silverstar (Vernon), Revelstoke Mountain Resort (Revelstoke), and Sun Peaks (Kamloops) — all within a 1.5-hour drive. Whether you’re seeking speedy downhill thrills, solitary moonlight excursions, or dream of carving elegant turns in remote bowls, your wishes can come true right here. The Shuswap also offers off-piste and backcountry touring. Local cat skiing operators K3 Cat Ski and Mustang Powder can take you to deep, untracked powder. For experienced self-propelled adventurers with knowledge in avalanche terrain and route-finding, the alpine highlands surrounding the Shuswap lake system are an unlimited playground. Consult the Shuswap Trail Guide for route information, and visit www.Avalanche.ca for snow and avalanche updates.

Sledders will find paradise here, too. There’s great powder, groomed areas, challenging climbs and fun bowls to play in. Our hills are just right for all types: new sledders, touring families, fun riders and thrill seekers alike. But always remember, safety first! Consult www.SledSicamous.ca for trail, weather, and avalanche conditions. When it’s time for a break – or if some group members prefer urban adventures – head into Sicamous to explore boutique shops and cozy cafés. There’s nothing like skimming the peaceful, snow-covered countryside on cross-country skis! Nordic skiing is fun and accessible, offers a chance for quiet solitude and is great exercise. The Shuswap boasts

Novice sledders and families can spend a day enjoying the wide open sub-alpine and alpine terrain at Blue Lake. Warm up on the training hill – and in the chalet nearby – and be sure to bring your camera.

Variety & vistas: The popular Owlhead area features a spectacular log chalet and terrain to suit all levels. The trailhead is only 3 minutes from downtown Sicamous. For more information and trail conditions, visit www.SledSicamous.com.

one of BC’s largest Nordic ski centres, experiences annual snow packs between one and three metres, and is home to the famous Reino KeskiSalmi Loppet. See www.SkiLarchHills.ca for more cross-county ski details.

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Winter ACTIVITIES

Do you love fishing in the summertime? Rediscover it in winter! During the colder months, many lakes freeze over, offering an ideal setting for ice fishing. White Lake, rated as one of the top ten Rainbow Trout fishing lakes in North America, is a great spot to try in winter, so bundle up and drop a line.

Two days of dashing through the snow!

Day 1: Pick up a bag lunch at Blue Canoe Bakery in Salmon Arm on your way out – call ahead to have one prepared.

What could be better than warming up by a fire after a crisp winter day outside? Pair your outdoor adventures with a stay in a cozy chalet. Visit with friends, cook a tasty meal together, and relax in a charming atmosphere. Advance bookings are necessary, so plan ahead – and give yourself something to look forward to! We’d love to share the holiday season with you, too. Go riding in a horse-drawn sleigh, visit the CPR Holiday Train, marvel

Visit John’s Ski Shack – in a quaint log cabin right at the base of the hills – to rent snowshoes and get expert advice. Explore the trails at Larch Hills! Amazing snowfall and dense forest make for a winter wonderland. Enjoy dinner and local craft beer at the Barley Station Brew Pub.

Day 2: Savour cool-climate wines and stroll the vineyard at Larch Hills Winery – open year-round, but call ahead first to check road conditions. Enjoy a new snowshoe route at Larch Hills, or try out skis this time! Unwind with a massage in the afternoon.

Is there anything more quintessentially Canadian than gliding across a frozen lake on silvery blades? The Shuswap’s abundant still waters make perfect, scenic rinks in winter, so pack your skates and lace them up here! White Lake and Gardom Lake offer the authentic experience, and you’ll find great outdoor rinks at Putula Park in Mara and the Salmon Arm Wharf. Visitors looking for winter fun in an indoor refuge can take their skates for a few laps around the Shaw Centre Arena in Salmon Arm. For a simply delightful winter stroll, strap on your snowshoes and explore our exceptional network of trails and stunning scenery. Snowshoeing is a great way to experience the magic of winter, and the only skills you need are the ability to smile, have fun and look just a little silly!

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at the clear night skies at the Moonlight Lantern Ski, and trade Christmas baking afterward with friends old and new. Take in a Santa Claus parade or become one of Santa’s elves at an art-making workshop at the renowned SAGA Public Art Gallery.

There are countless ways to connect and celebrate throughout our Shuswap communities all season long. Warm your heart here this winter!

Pick up a copy of our new XC Ski & Snowshoe Trail Map or find it online at ShuswapTourism.com

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John’s Ski Shack Full service Nordic ski shop: sales, service, rentals, lessons. Cross Country ski and snowshoe gear and apparel. Excellent prices and service! 375 Edgar Road, Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.3457 Info@JohnsSkiShack.com www.JohnsSkiShack.com

SALMON ARM

Skookum Cycle & Ski • Alpine, Nordic, Snowboard gear • Boot fitting • Snowshoes • Clothing • Accessories

141 Shuswap Street, Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.7368 www.SkookumCycleAndSki.com

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events

2015 - 2016

Sicamous • Moose Mouse Sandfest August 1-3, SicamousChamber.bc.ca Sorrento • NimbleFingers Bluegrass Festival August 22, NimbleFingers.ca

What’s happening?! There’s nearly always something interesting taking place in our region.

September

There are many more events listed on our website. See www.ShuswapTourism.ca for a full calendar of community events, festival schedules, news and updates or contact our Visitor Centres for more.

Roderick Haig-Brown Park

Ongoing during the Fall • Adams River Salmon Run SalmonSociety.com Salmon Arm

February Salmon Arm

• Haney Dinner Theatre SalmonArmMuseum.org

• Shuswap International Film Festival February 20-28, ShuswapFilm.net 

• Cardiff & Miller, Experiment in F# Minor Sound Art Exhibition Ongoing July & August SalmonArmArtsCentre.ca

May

• Single Track 6 Thompson Okanagan July 26, SingleTrack6.com

Salmon Arm • Salty Dog 6 Hour Enduro May 9-10, SkookumCycleAndSki.com  • Word on the Lake - Shuswap Readers’ & Writers’ Festival May 15-17 WordOnTheLakeWritersFestival.com  Falkland • Falkland Stampede May long weekend, May 16-18 FalklandStampede.ca Enderby

Enderby • Music by the River EnderbyArtsCouncil.com • Caravan Farm Theatre CaravanFarmTheatre.com • Enderby Arts Festival July 25, EnderbyArtsCouncil.ca North Shuswap • Friday night live Scotch Creek, Friday nights in summer, Parking lot in front of Eco Treats.

• Bike for your Life September 19, BikeForYourLife.com Sicamous • Fungi Festival September 18, 19, 20, FungiFestival.com

October North Shuswap • Adams River Salmon Run Festivities October 10-12, SalmonSociety.com 

December Various Locations • CPR Holiday Train December 12-13 Sicamous, Salmon Arm, Notch Hill, Chase CPR.ca Salmon Arm

• BC Open Gold Panning Championships May long weekend, May 16-18 GoldPanners.ca 

Chase

• Larch Hills Moonlight Lantern Ski December 30, SkiLarchHills.ca

• Squilax Pow Wow July 17, 18, 19, QuaaoutLodge.com 

January 2016

June

Throughout the Shuswap

Salmon Arm

• Various open air markets See ShuswapTourism.ca for listings

• Reino Keski Salmi Loppet SkiLarchHills.ca

Salmon Arm • Dragon Boat Festival June 20, ShuswapRowingAndPaddling.com South Shuswap • Outdoor Living Show June 27-28, SouthShuswapChamber.com

July

• Canada Day Events July 1st planned throughout the region. ShuswapTourism.ca

August Salmon Arm

Ongoing during the summer

• Roots & Blues Festival August 14-16, RootsAndBlues.ca

Salmon Arm

Enderby

• Wednesday on the Wharf SalmonArmDowntown.com/ WednesdayOnTheWharf

• Garlic Festival Grindrod, Sunday, August 16, GreencroftGardens.com/garlicfest

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shopping & services

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Salmon Arm Barber Shop Traditional barber shop where you can relax while watching the big screen TV, get a haircut and/or a hot shave.

120 Hudson Avenue N.E., Salmon Arm, BC 778.489.4722 www.SalmonArmBarberShop.ca

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Where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Tour the Shuswap and you’ll find unique shopping experiences throughout the region. From Salmon Arm to smaller communities like Enderby, Sicamous, and Chase, friendly home-based businesses, boutique storefronts, and neighbourhood shopping malls feature a wide variety of local products. Visit galleries and artists and artisan studios to peruse handmade items produced by talented folks who live and are inspired in the Shuswap. Determined shoppers can even discover shopping opportunities afloat at Cinnemousun Narrows (but you’ll have to look carefully to find them)!

to visit farm gate stores for homegrown, homemade goods. Downtown Salmon Arm features over 300 businesses and lots of familyfriendly activities – everything from quaint boutiques and full-service shopping to memorable moments at the Art Gallery or amazing sights on the foreshore trail. Nestled on the shores of the Shuswap Lake, downtown Salmon Arm features three parks. Visit McGuire Lake Park with its amazing fountain, or Marine Park, where you’ll find the boat launch, and Fletcher Park’s fabulous water park and playground. In summer, two community stages come alive with music and entertainment. Be sure to join us at the Ross Street Stage for Lunch Box Stage

www.ShuswapHousesitters.com www.facebook.com/shuswaphousesitters

Tantalize your taste buds with home-baked pies, locally roasted coffee and fine local organic cheese. Tour the region’s wineries and purchase unique, award-winning, limited edition wines – you may not find them anywhere else! In the summertime, stroll through the Shuswap Farm and Craft Market, where over 60 local vendors sell their produce and products. And be sure

performances, or plan a picnic trip to enjoy the much-loved Wednesday on the Wharf. If you are looking for something special or just want to explore all that Salmon Arm has to offer, be sure to check out Downtown Salmon Arm on Facebook or www.SalmonArmDowntown.com for more information.

SICAMOUS I Am Yoga Shuswap Yogis! Connect. Unwind. BE. We offer weekly heated and non-heated Yoga classes for all levels. Hatha, Restorative, Yin and Vinyasa – all unique with caring teachers guiding from their own yogic experience. Our Space welcomes 20 students comfortably with classes venturing outside the studio to Shuswap surroundings in the summertime. Add water to your practice and experience SUPYoga on Shuswap Lake! New-Student Offers/Affordable Flex Passes available.

217 Finlayson Street, Sicamous, BC Above the medical and dental clinics 250.516.1967 IAmYogaShuswap@gmail.com www.IAmYogaShuswap.com

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where to eat

be discovered. The only thing missing is you! The Shuswap region is one of British Columbia’s most productive agricultural districts. Rich with fruit and produce, the area provides visitors with the opportunity to experience homegrown food and local goodness. Many of our farms are certified organic, and we also have an abundance of grass-fed, certified organic meats. With such a bounty all around – you can even find it out

on the water, at the Shuswap Lake Floating Store! – and so many exquisite beaches and parks to enjoy, a picnic is also a must!

Eating local has never tasted so good!

Legend of Services: Wheelchair Accessible Patio Licensed Breakfast Lunch Dinner Child Friendly No Smoking Internet Access Restaurant On Site Cable /Satellite TV Air Conditioning Waterfront

Your Shuswap vacation isn’t complete until you’ve sampled our beautiful flavours, grown here at home. The rest of the world may not know it, but the Shuswap boasts casual, down-to earth, great food in a variety of settings. There’s a trail of delectable adventures waiting for you here. There’re intimate restaurants serving tasty plates, with local ingredients prepared by hand. Farmers’ markets with amazing fresh produce at the hub of quiet rural neighbourhoods. Local dairies with mind-blowing ice cream and exceptional cheeses. And you can tour our boutique wineries, breweries and farms to sample the unique, exceptional wine, beer, and produce we have to offer. Stop in at our cafés, bakeries and pubs for deliciously simple local fare. If you’re feeling cosmopolitan, enjoy the spices and flavours of Japan, Italy, Thailand, and other far-off lands at one of the great international restaurants around the Shuswap. Or get closer to home with a fine First Nations feast. There’re taste sensations waiting to

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Squilax General Store Serving Afternoon High Tea on weekends from May to September. Includes finger sandwiches, scones and baked goods.

229 Trans-Canada Highway, Squilax, BC 250.675.2977 Info@SquilaxGeneralStore.ca www.SquilaxGeneralStore.ca

SALMON ARM Table 24 Restaurant Table 24 creates entrĂŠes showcasing the very best of BC daily. Field-to-table cuisine is the culinary philosophy at this cozy and elegant 40-seat restaurant. Hidden on the main floor of the Podollan Inn, Table 24 caters to a personalized dining experience offering: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options and an extensive 100% regional beer and wine list.

1460 Trans-Canada Highway NE, Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.5024 www.Table24.ca

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Dining

Blue Canoe Bakery Café Taste the Shuswap at Blue Canoe, offering farm to table soups, sandwiches, and salads. Artisan breads, pastries, cakes and deserts.

121 Shuswap Street N.W, Salmon Arm, BC | 250.803.0011 Info@BlueCanoeBakery.com www.BlueCanoeBakery.com

South shuswap

SALMON ARM Wicked Spoon Tap & Grill Exciting food menu. BC handcrafted beer Sports lounge. Patio - Live music venue. Visit WickedSpoon.ca for upcoming events. Catering, free WiFi.

Sprokkets Café

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Full breakfast, soup and sandwiches made with our own Sprokkets buns and roasted meats. Try our delectable desserts and famous cinnamon buns. 200 Trans-Canada Highway, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1V4 250.832.2280 www.WickedSpoon.ca

Moose Mulligan’s Waterfront Pub/Restaurant/Liquor Store

3096 Trans-Canada Highway, Sorrento, BC 250.833.2050 www.dreamcycle.ca

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Moose Mulligan’s is your waterfront destination in Sicamous. Featuring two lakeview patios with great food and ice cold thirst quenchers. Call for info on our door to door pub shuttle.

The Shuswap Pie Co. “Simply good” artisan pies and pastries from scratch using local ingredients and time honoured techniques. Great coffee, great service. Open 6 days/week for breakfast and lunch. Free wi-fi.

Barley Station Great food and great beer. Award winning handcrafted beer. Patio. Cold craft beer to go. Free WiFi. 1122 Riverside Avenue, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V1 250.836.3603 www.moosemulligans.com

20 Shuswap Street S.E., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4H7 250.832.0999 www.BarleyStation.com

A-331 Alexander Street, Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.7992 www.shuswappiecompany.ca info@shuswappiecompany.ca

SALMON ARM Café Tasse From the legendary French restaurant “Au Paradis” and described as a marriage made in food heaven, dynamic chef duo Maria & Bernard Grand-Clement, CCC, bring you a quaint café featuring farm fresh artisan ingredients prepared à la minute. Our specialty savoury crêpes (Galettes) are prepared Brêton style and a menu inspired by the sidewalk cafés of Paris. Breakfast and lunch daily. Charming, chic, intimate...

Located at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort 251 Harbourfront Drive N.E., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2W7 250.833.8625 www.CafeTasse.ca

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Accommodation: Hotels & Motels

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perfect place to hang your hat. There’s a friendly welcome waiting for you at small hotels, motels, cabins, resorts on the lake, campgrounds, mountain retreats, condos, and cozy bed and breakfasts.

Paradise Motel Family and dog friendly, we also accommodate self-contained RV’s. Kitchen units, Family suites. Close to boat launch, beach and amenities in Sicamous. Outdoor heated pool, BBQ area, high speed internet. Parking for boats and trailers.

Camping is available at many BC Parks and private campgrounds – everything from wilderness sites to full-service RV parks. Or consider floating your vacation in a whole new direction and rent a houseboat! Your Shuswap stay can be whatever you dream of.

High season: $100 - 175 Low season: Closed October - April

517 Main Street, Sicamous, BC 250.836.2525 www.ParadiseMotel.ca

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One of the best parts of any vacation is getting a great night’s rest and starting the new day refreshed. No matter where you go in the Shuswap, you’ll rest easy – in whatever style soothes your soul. Whether you’re here on a family adventure, a romantic getaway, or an escape from routine, there’s a

Whether you wish to simply kick up your heels and engage in one of our countless activities, or you’re looking to put your foot down and join us for a quintessential Canadian cultural experience, you’ll feel right at home in the Shuswap as soon as your foot steps in the door.

Legend of Services & Nearby Activities: Wheelchair Accessible

Super 8 Motel

Shuswap Lake Motel & Resort

Patio

Discounted and Group rates. Close to: arena, pool, golf, restaurants, lake, attractions and downtown. Free continental breakfast, in-room coffee, fridge, wi-fi and guest laundry. 10% off of all meals at Home Restaurant. Open 24 hours. Newly renovated.

Modern cabins in a park setting. Full kitchens, playgrounds, fire pit. Close to beach and amenities. Easy access from Trans-Canada Highway.

Breakfast

High Season: $99 - 119 | Low Season: $79 - 99

No Smoking

1185 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento, BC 250.675.2420 www.ShuswapLakeMotel.com

Crazy Creek Resort 2901 - 10 Avenue N.E., Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.8812 or 1.866.951.6261 super8sa@gmail.com

Midway between Revelstoke and Sicamous, this 165-acre resort has full-kitchen suites, camping, Hot Pools and Waterfall/Suspension Bridge. Something for everyone.

6162 Trans-Canada Highway, Malakwa (Taft, BC) 250.836.4097 www.CrazyCreekResort.com

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Child Friendly

Waterfront Pet Friendly Showers Private Bathroom Playground

Internet Access

Non-serviced / Tent Sites

Restaurant On Site

Partial Service Sites

Swimming Pool

Full Service Sites

Hot Tub / Jacuzzi

Boat Launch

Laundry Facilities

Canoeing

Cable / Satellite TV

Kayaking

Air Conditioning Kitchenette / Fridge

Hiking Golf Snowmobiling

Sicamous Joe Schmucks RoadHouse Restaurant - Motel - Campground Family dining, licensed patio, great food: Open 7am-10pm 3.5 star, year round accommodations in Sicamous. Newly renovated alpine style motel with; new queen beds, duvets, hardwood floors, fridge, hot-tubs, video monitored parking, air-conditioned, free Wi-Fi, HD TV’s, pet friendly, pets stay free! Full-service, tree-screened RV sites with 30amp hook-up as well as non-serviced and tent camping on the Eagle river. 734 Trans-Canada Highway, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 Restaurant: 250.836.4906 Motel: 250.836.2290 www.JoeSchmucks.ca

sicamous The Anchor Riverfront Motel Quaint and family-operated, Anchor Riverfront Motel is located right off the Trans-Canada Highway. A short drive from Sicamous Beach Park, we are situated alongside the picturesque Eagle River with vast green space and a shared outdoor BBQ area. Featuring cozy rooms, we are pet friendly, serve complimentary breakfast and offer great rates and service. Ask about our comfortable family rooms! High Season: $115 - 135 | Low Season: $75 - 105

Box 880, 1321 Trans-Canada Highway, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 | 250.836.2546 Reservations@AnchorMotel.ca www.AnchorMotel.ca

SALMON ARM Podollan Inn Surrounded by 18 acres of woodland hiking trails and immaculate landscaped grounds, this 71 room boutique style property is a Shuswap oasis. Podollan Inn features BC’s largest freeform pool, anticipatory staff and field-to-table cuisine from the award winning restaurant, Table 24. The Podollan Inn and Table 24 combine to provide a truly authentic Shuswap travel experience.

1460 Trans-Canada Highway N.E., Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.6025 www.Podollan.com

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SALMON ARM Prestige Harbourfront Resort Salmon Arm The family owned Prestige Harbourfront Resort is situated perfectly to provide you with breathtaking views of the mountains and Shuswap Lake. Relax at the spa, spend time at the indoor/outdoor pool, and indulge with the amazing culinary creations at the restaurant. The beautiful surroundings accompanied by unparalleled hospitality makes the resort an ideal choice for meetings, weddings, and retreats.

251 Harbourfront Drive N.E., Salmon Arm, BC 250.833.5800 or 1.877.737.8443 www.PrestigeHotelsAndResorts.com

sicamous Best Western Sicamous Inn As winners of Trip Advisor and Best Western awards, we know what it takes to make your stay memorable. Treat yourself to one of our luxurious suites and start each day with a wonderful complimentary breakfast. Spend your day lounging by the pool and hot tubs, in our landscaped courtyard or take in one of the many outdoor adventures of this four season destination.

806 Trans-Canada Highway, Sicamous, BC 250.836.4117 or 1.800.485.7698 www.SicamousInn.ca

Salmon arm Comfort Inn & Suites Distinctively designed 114 room hotel. Indoor pool with waterslide and hot tub, fitness room, business centre and conference rooms. Complimentary hot and cold breakfast. Located across Highway 1 from Shaw Centre.

1090 - 22nd Street, N.E., Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2V5 250.832.7711 or 1.800.4CHOICE cisa@shaw.ca www.ChoiceHotels.ca/984

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Accommodation: bed & breakfasts

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Bieri’s Paradise Guestfarm & B&B B&B in cabin and guesthouse on 40 acres organic hobby farm. Five minutes from lake and town. Families and pets welcome! High Season: $110 - 120 | Low Season: $80 - 100 2630 Samuelson Road, Sicamous, BC | 250.836.4396 bieris_paradise@hotmail.com www.BierisParadise.com

The Maples

Suite As It Gets

200 feet of sandy beach at the Maples. Rent a cottage, vacation home, or B&B room for your family holiday.

Gorgeous B&B located ½ block from Shuswap Lake offering spectacular views and hospitality at its best. Two private rooms with ensuite; one self-contained suite available.

High Season: $115 - 600 | Low Season: $89 - 480 1283 Dieppe Road, Sorrento, BC 250.675.2433 Info@ShuswapMaples.com www.ShuswapMaples.com

High Season: $110 - 195 | Low Season: $110 - 155 2483 Marine Place, Blind Bay, BC | 250.675.4698 suiteasitgets@gmail.com www.bbexpo.com/suiteasitgets

Artist’s House Heritage B&B

Little Green Ranch

Offering a unique Canadian experience in a spectacular waterfront setting. Heritage at its best, warm, artsy, serving fresh and local when possible. Bike friendly.

Located on Shuswap River, minutes away from public beach and local store. Hobby farm. Pets welcome.

The Inn at the ninth hole Where you really are a guest. Rooms equipped for a comfortable stay, quiet location overlooking mountains and golf course. Five minutes to downtown. We serve a high quality, delicious, fresh, full breakfast made with local produce. High Season: $149 - 189 | Low Season: $119 - 150

5091 20th Avenue S.E., Salmon Arm, BC 250.833.0185 or 1.800.221.5955 info@ninthhol.com | www.ninthhol.com

SOUTH SHUSWAP

High Season: $100 - 140 | Low Season: $100 - 130 20 Bruhn Road, Sicamous, BC 250.836.3537 | Cell: 250.804.3596 www.artistshouse.ca victoria@artistshouse.ca

South shuswap

7920 Highway 97A, Mara, BC V0E 2K0 250.838.5500 h.dgreen@telus.net

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Shuswap Bed & Breakfast Comfy king size beds, private en-suites, kitchenette and private entrance. Use of inground swimming pool, large covered deck and BBQ. Hiking trails and panoramic lake views. High Season: $145 - 155 | Low Season: $100

Beach Haven Retreat

A Rover’s Rest Bed & Breakfast

Waterfront property, great south-facing beach. Private cottage with separate bedroom(s), kitchen, bath, terrace/balcony, patio table, BBQ.

A Romantic Hideaway at Shuswap Lake; secluded log home. All suites private entry and ensuites. Inspected and approved. Credit Cards accepted.

High Season: $150 - 200 | Low Season: $110 - 160

Year Round: $129 to $199

Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road, Tappen, BC | 250.835.8585 www.BeachHavenRetreat.com

2660 Balmoral Road, Blind Bay, BC 1.866.768.3722 or 250.675.4405 www.ARoversRest.com | Info@ARoversRest.com

3619 McBride Road, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H1 1.800.991.3032 shuswapbandb@gmail.com www.ShuswapBedAndBreakfast.ca

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Accommodation: cabins & cottages & camping

HI-Shuswap Lake - Squilax General Store & Hostel Hostel dorms are in cabooses (traincars). Each sleep 6 with their own toilet and kitchen. Waterfront location.

Chase Lions RV Park

Bieri’s Paradise Guestfarm & B&B

Access to Shuswap Lake and South Thompson River. Two blocks to Sunshore Golf Course. Boat launch, fire pit, sani dump and WIFI.

Cabin and guesthouse – B&B or self-contained. 40 acres organic hobby farm. Five minutes from lake and town. Families and pets welcome!

Year Round: $18 - 54 pp

High Season: $110 - 120 | Low Season: $80 - 100

229 Trans-Canada Highway, Squilax, BC | 250.675.2977 www.HIHostels.ca/shuswap Shuswap@ HIHostels.ca

Mill Park Road, Chase, BC 250.679.8470

2630 Samuelson Road, Sicamous, BC | 250.836.4396 bieris_paradise@hotmail.com www.BierisParadise.com

Riverside RV Park & Campground

Shuswap Lake Motel & Resort

Salmon Arm Camping Resort

Located near downtown Enderby, Riverside RV Park sits along the beautiful Shuswap River nestled among pine and fir trees.

Shaded RV and tent sites. 30amp power and water. Clean large washrooms, free showers, playgrounds, fire pits. Close to amenities and beach. Easy access from Trans-Canada Highway.

Five minutes to Shuswap Lake. Jacuzzi, 50’ heated pool, mini golf, fire pits, 70 RV full hook up sites, 12 cabins. 3km to Salmon Arm.

High Season: $23 - 36 | Low Season: Call for rates

High Season: $25 - 30 | Low Season: $25 - 30

High Season: $54 | Low Season: $39

112 Kildonan Avenue, Enderby, BC 250.838.6727 or 1.855.253.2350 www.EnderbyCamping.com

1185 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento, BC 250.675.2420 www.ShuswapLakeMotel.com

381 Highway 97B N.E., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1X5 250.832.6489 or 1.866.979.1659 info@salmonarmcamping.com

Beach Haven Retreat

Sunny Shore Fishing Resort

Crazy Creek Resort

Hidden gem on shore of Shuswap Lake. Two cottages, well appointed, lakeside ambiance. Great get-away destination spring, summer and fall.

World class rainbow trout fishing. RV sites, cabins with kitchenettes and boat rentals. Sani dump. Weekly rates available. Visit our website for more information.

Midway between Revelstoke and Sicamous, this 165-acre resort has full-kitchen suites, camping, Hot Pools and Waterfall/Suspension Bridge. Something for everyone.

2866 White Lake Road, Salmon Arm, BC 250.835.8686 www.SunnyShore.ca

6162 Trans-Canada Highway, Malakwa (Taft, BC) 250.836.4097 www.CrazyCreekResort.com

High Season: $150 - 200 | Low Season: $110 - 160 Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road, Tappen, BC 250.835.8585 www.BeachHavenRetreat.com

North Shuswap Scotch Creek Cottages The perfect family getaway located on Shuswap Lake waterfront in Scotch Creek. Modern, well appointed two or three bedroom cottages, all with full kitchens. Enjoy wonderful views of Shuswap Lake, the mountains and our park like grounds right from your own covered deck. Boat, kayak, canoe, water toy rentals available at the resort. Other activities and amenities nearby for an easy, unforgettable vacation. High Season: $2,100 - 3,800 per week | Low Season: $1000 - 2000 per week

13-4044 Express Point Road, Scotch Creek, BC V0E 1M5 250.955.0080 www.Shuswap.ca

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Pa i r s e x t r aor di na r i ly w i t h e l e vat e d f e e t & s w e e t no t h i ng at a l l . W e lcom e to w i n e cou n t ry.

You’re invited! A Shuswap experience begins with a taste... In addition to memories that last a lifetime, our region’s hot days and deliciously cool nights result in a rare offering of distinctive, exceptional and award-winning wines.

2640 Skimikin Rd., Tappen, BC V0E 2X3 www.ReclineRidgeWinery.com inquiry@reclineridgewinery.com 250.835.2212 F: 250.835.2228

2319 Beguelin Rd., 70 Waterside Rd., Celista, BC V0E 1M6 Enderby, BC V0E1V3 www.CelistaWine.com watersidewinery@mail.com jake@celistawine.com 250.838.9757 250.955.8600

Each of our six wineries offers tasting opportunities and onsite sales. Discerning adventurers and casual vacationers are invited to tour the Shuswap’s wineries, and meet their owners. Contact wineries for tour times in advance.

www.ShuswapWineries.ca

1577 Yankee Flats Rd., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 3J4 www.OvinoWinery.com info@ovinowinery.com 250.832.8463

3849 Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd., Tappen, BC V0E 2X0 www.SunnybraeWinery.com info@sunnybraewinery.com 250.835.8373

110 Timms Rd., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2P8 www.LarchHillsWinery.com info@larchhillswinery.com 250.832.0155 F: 250.832.9419

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