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Meadow Creek Rd

Celista

Birding Hot Spot:

Sorrento

Squilax 3 e Turtl y Rd Valle

White Lake Frontage Rd. Tappen

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- Notch

Phillips Lake

5.0 km

8.4 km

in Skimik

6.4 km

Tappen

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Rd

6

Shuttle Drop-off

Farmer’s Markets

Salmon River Rd

SORRENTO

Gardom Lake 4.0 km Community Park

Kernaghan Lake

CELISTA

Birding Hot Spot:

Wednesdays 9AM to 1PM July to mid-September, North Shuswap Community Hall Parking Lot.

Gardom Lake - Bald Eagle, Common Loons, Painted Turtles, Rednecked Grebes

Park Rd

1.6 km

Schu bert

Rd

Rd

13.1 km

Salmon R

iver Rd

3.7 km

5.9 km

5.5 km

Round Lake

Squilax Bridge (NORTH END)

P4 Blind Bay Beach

P5 Carlin School

P6 Tappen Co-op

TYPE

KM

1. North Shuswap Adams River - St. Ives

O&B

84K

Haig-Brown Prov. Park P Roderick B2

RATING

21K

P C1 2

P B2

O&B

26K

Skwlax Service Station

3

4. Squilax - Little Shuswap Lake Skwlax Service Station

P B2

O&B

13K

3

5. Blind Bay - Wildrose Bay

P C2

Blind Bay Beach Parking Lot

O&B

54K

4

6. White Lake - Notch Hill

LOOP

42K

School or P Carlin Sprokkets Cafe, Balmoral

P5 D2

5A

7. Sunnybrae - Canoe Point

P C3

O&B

Tappen Co-op Gas Station

6

8. Skimikin Lake - Turtle Valley

O&B

O&B

27.6K

33K

Café, Balmoral P Sprokkets C2

5A

P 8

12. Eagle River Valley

P 9

Paws in Motion Dog Park, across Eagle River Bridge.

F2

LOOP

with shuttle

O&B

94K

26K

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LEGEND

- Hwy 97B junction

119°11’25.90”W

P14 Grindrod Bridge:

50°37’35.30”N 119°6’53.77”W

P16

Hyde Mtn Golf Course

50°48’9.74”N 118°59’54.74”W

50°49’14.44”N 119°19’9.63”W

P11 Blackburn Park Salmon Arm

50°41’45.12”N 119°17’30.99”W

P17

50°47’11.50”N 119°19’47.07”W

P11 East

Enderby Visitor Centre Hullcar Hall

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S. Grandview Flats Rd

Otter Lake

6.8 km

Lansdowne Rd

18

Crozier Rd

2.2 km

97A

50°31’0.19”N 119°13’42.84”W

P18

Medical Clinic

Hiking Area

Info Centre

Picnic Site View Point

Farmer’s Market

McLeod Rd

Pleasant Valley Cross Rd

P

Bike Route

Museum

Distance Highway

Provincial Campground

Paved Road

Swimming

Gravel Road

Golf Course

Rail Road

7

Creek

Winery

1.1 km

Parking Area

Agritourism Attraction

Park

Micro Brewery Cycle Friendly Accommodation

To Vernon & Kelowna

Hill Climb

3 - 4% Grade 4 - 5% Grade

50°26’52.78”W Armstrong Visitor Centre 119°11’49.02”W

50°41’51.69”N Salmon Arm Field House 119°15’0.23”W

6

Grocery Store

Heighton Rd

Larkin Cross Rd

50°32’57.84”N 119°8’11.21”W

Restaurants

Community Hall

Mountain View Rd

4.7 km

4.2 km St. Anne’s Rd

Back Enderby Rd

2.7 km

Otte

St. Anne’s Rd

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8.7 km

3.6 km

Rd

Hospital

5% + Grade

Okanagan Lake

Paved Back Road Bike Routes. Grey background designates Signature Route. SeeSwan reverse for detailed route info.

DIRECTIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

ROUTE / PARKING

TYPE

KM

Adams River Trails, Roderick-Haig Brown Park, Scotch Creek Park, winery, public beaches. Route details (over). Watch for summer traffic & no paved shoulders. THREE 5% - 6% HILLS FOR 3.9K TOTAL - OUT & BACK.

13. Old Spall. Rd - Mara Lake

O&B

8K

Two loops with great views. From Celista School ride 2km east on SquilaxAnglemont Rd. Turn left/up Beguelin Rd past Celista Estate Winery. LOOP 1 : Left on Line 17 Rd (packed gravel with a short paved section back down to Celista), 10.5km. LOOP 2: Right on Line 17 Rd (paved with sections of packed gravel) to Magna Bay Wharf Rd. /Community Park, then west and back along Squilax-Anglemont Rd to Celista School, 10.5KM. TWO BEGUELIN RD CLIMBS TOTAL 3KM AT AVG. 8%. North on Squilax-Anglemont Rd 2.8km, left on Holding Rd. following Adams River, Adams Lake with views of the river. Historic Flume Trail. Store at south end of lake. Turn around Industral Site sign at 13km. West on Little Shuswap Lake Road to end of pavement. Quaaout Resort, Talking Rock Golf Course, Band Office, dry pine forest. Watch for beach access on Little Shuswap Lake and bat houses at former church site. Watch for beach access points. Dry Douglas-fir, Ponderosa Pine forest changes to moist Cedar-Hemlock, White Pine, Larch forest along route. See route details (over). Lake country, farms, White Creek Valley views, Balmoral Store, Sorrento, historic Notch Hill Church, school house & hall. See route details (over). A 600M CLIMB AT 6.7% FROM THE UNDER-HIGHWAY TUNNEL. AVG. 3% CLIMB FOR 4.3KM TO WHITE LAKE BENCH.

Hybrid/road bikes. North on Tappen Valley Rd past Carlin Rd at 5km to start of packed gravel at 6.7km on Tappen Notch Hill Rd. 4km of gravel to Notch Hill Rd junction. Right turn to Balmoral. Avoid hwy. via White Creek Frontage Rd 3.7km to Carlin Rd. Up Carlin Rd 1.2km & left on Tappen Notch Hill Rd left at 20.9km; right at 24.2km on Tappen Valley Rd to parking. Farm, valley and lake views. TWO HILLS FOR 1.5KM AVG. 6%. From parking, cycle east on White Lake & Broderick Frontage roads. Follow Trans Canada Hwy. thru three tunnels; turn north on White Lake Rd, 4.3km to White Lake Bench. Back to Balmoral, 20km via tunnel to parking. Follow-up with a 13km O&B tour to Notch Hill Community Hall and picnic shelter. AVG. 3% CLIMB FOR 4.3KM TO WHITE LAKE. A 3.8km climb, average 6.5% through grasslands leading to Chase Creek Turtle Valley ranches. 21km south (pavement ends for 6.4km). Pillar Lake, Joyce Lake and Estekwalan Mountain views. Falkland at 43km. Head east on Hwy. 97 for 17km to Salmon Valley Rd. Turn left at the junction and head north 34km to Salmon Arm. (Silver Creek Store at 77.5km). Follows historic pre-1886 CPR Railway Tote Road past fertile valley farms and forest. See route details and parking (over).

EASY

Lake

P E3

Hyde Mountain Golf Course

10

LOOP

84K

Park P Blackburn D4

11

15. Salmon Arm - Salmon Valley

O&B

35K

Park P Blackburn D4

11

16. Salmon Valley - Glenemma Park P Blackburn D4

O&B

64K

11

17. Salmon Valley - Yankee Flats

From Sicamous drive cross the Trans Canada Highway bridge west of town. Turn left/south on Old Spallumcheen Rd. Park at Hyde Mtn Golf Course. Cycle north to Highway 1 and back to golf course. East on Highway 1 from Salmon Arm to Sicamous. Turn right after the bridge on Gill, left on Finlayson past grocery store, museum and Visitor Centre. Right on Paradise Ave. merge onto Hwy. 97A south to Grindrod. At 55km turn right/west on Riverside Rd for 5km past Mara along Shuswap River then back on Hwy. 97A west of Grindrod bridge 1.3km, then right at 63.7km on Grandview Bench Rd. Climb 4.8km to hill top and down to Hwy. 97B. turn right/north back to Salmon Arm. Avoid Hwy 1/ Hwy 97A in summer tourist season or ride route early morning. ONE AVG. 6.6% CLIMB FOR 4.8KM. From Salmon Arm follow Foothill Rd. southwest to Salmon River Rd. and out to Silver Creek Store (turn around). See route details (over) for Salmon Arm - Yankee Flats Route #17. Map & elevation profile at BikeFor YourLife.com Same as above (35km route #15) but cycle further south to Glenemma junction along the Salmon River and return. Farms, ranches, winery.

63K

Salmon River, farms, 1998 Silver Creek Fire, valley views from Yankee Flats Bench, Silver Creek Store. See route details (over). ONE 1.9KM CLIMB AT AVG. 7%; ONE 3.5KM CLIMB AT AVG. 3% (SOUTH BOUND).

LOOP

74K

Same as above Route #16 to Glenemma then left/east on Heywood Armstrong Rd. 10.3km to left/north turn at Salmon River/Knob Hill Rd. junction. Watch here for local asparagus (May). Pass Hullcar Hall and continue north on Deep Creek Rd. past School House Rd to Hwy. 97B. Left back to Salmon Arm. Watch for Deep Creek Tool Museum. ONE 7% HILL FOR 800M SOUTHBOUND.

11

Park P Blackburn D4

11

19. Salmon Arm - 100km Century Ride

DIRECTIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

LOOP

Park P Blackburn D4

18. Around Mt. Ida: Salmon Valley - Deep Creek

RATING

LOOP

100K

P D4

Blackburn Park

See route details/map (over). Local info. at Salmon Arm or Enderby Visitor Centres. Route follows four scenic valleys. For more details visit BikeForYourLife.com FOUR +5% CLIMBS TOTALLING 8.5 TO 9KM.

LOOP

20K

Arm Fieldhouse, P Salmon 30th Ave. SE

11E

D4

21. Shuswap River - Mara Rosemond Lake

P

12

O&B

17K

Junction of Riverside Rd. and Highway 97A.

E4

22. Deep Creek

O&B

29.4K

well away from mailboxes P Park at Hwy. 97B/Deep Crk Rd. junction.

13

D5

23. Grindrod Flats Old Sicamous Rd.

P

15A

Grindrod Recreation Park west side of Grindrod Bridge.

E4

24. Gardom Lake -Enderby Cliffs View

TYPE

KM

LOOP

18K

Left on Mallory Rd, 3.5km left turn on Musgrave Rd, north/right on Park Rd . Gardom Lake Reg. Park on right. North to Gardom Lake Rd 250m. Right on Gardom Lake Rd to Crossman, up Saltwell and Glenmary Roads to Enderby Cliffs view. Back via Gardom Lake Rd and Mallory Rd.

LOOP

47K

Cycle 5km up and across Grandview Bench and descend 5km to Hwy. 97A for 1.5km across the bridge. Right on to Enderby-Grindrod Rd, 9km south to bridge into Enderby. South on Vernon St. to right on Fortune Rd. 100 m to Hwy. 97A. Left/south 300m to right on Canyon Rd up 7.5km to Hullcar Hall via Hullcar Rd (right turn). Follow Deep Creek Rd and Highway 97B back. EGLI’S MILL HILL 700M @ 5.7% + 400M @ 5.5%; CANYON RD HILL 3KM @ 4.5%.

LOOP

17K

Same route as Route #25 above but at the bottom of the hill on Hwy. 97 turn right and ride south 2K to Springbend Rd. Climb Springbend Rd to Hwy. 97B and return. EGLI’S MILL HILL 700M @ 5.7% + 400M @ 5.5%; SPRINGBEND HILL 2.3KM @ 6%.

O&B

59K

South on Enderby-Grindrod Rd. to Enderby. South on Vernon St, left on Back Enderby Rd. left on Mountain View Rd, left on Heighton Rd , right on McLeod Rd. to Hwy. 97A. 1.4km on hwy. to Armstrong then cycle back via Schubert Rd, Hullcar Rd, Canyon Rd to Enderby and Enderby-Grindrod Rd. SCHUBERT HILLS 300m @ 7% + 300M @ 9%.

O&B

18K 70K

Shuswap River Valley and farm views. From parking, Ashton Creek Store 9km, Mabel Lake 35km. Ride past Isobel Falls, Kingfisher Hall, Shuswap River access at Cook Creek for swimming. Campsites. Rivermouth Marina Store on the lake. Follows Enderby-Mabel Lake Rd. TWO HILLS: EASTBOUND 700M @ 6.3%; WESTBOUND 800M@8.8%.

LOOP

25K or 55K

Enjoy the cafés, museum and Visitor Centre, Saturday morning Farmers’ Market, and a cheese shop. Schubert Rd. is the most gradual of the three climbs back to Hullcar from Armstrong. SCHUBERT ROAD HILLS: 300M@7% + 300M @ 9%.

LOOP

38K

Great valley views from Mountain Vew Rd and Back Enderby Rd. CANYON ROAD HILL 3KM @ AVG. 4.5%.

LOOP

31K

Farm and valley views. Enderby cafés, museum and Visitor Centre. CANYON ROAD HILL 3KM @ AVG. 4.5%.

LOOP

37K

Farm and valley views. Enjoy Armstrong Visitor Centre, museum, cafés, Farmers’ Market, cheese shop and bakeries. SCHUBERT ROAD HILLS: 300M@7% + 300M @ 9%.

LOOP

33K

Farms, lake and valley views south to Okanagan Lake. GRANDVIEW FLATS HILL 600M @ 8%.

LOOP

24K

Historic School House on Pleasant Valley Rd., Tolko Saw Mill, Roger’s Grain Mill on Larkin Rd.

LOOP

100K

Route follows four scenic valleys. Print off the Route map at: www.oscr.ca/routemap.php HILLS: SALMON RIVER RD 1.9KM @ 4.6%; OKANAGAN AVE 800M @ 7% + 1.2KM @ 8.2%

well away from mailboxes P Park at Hwy. 97B/Deep Crk Rd. junction.

13

D5

25. Grandview Bench Shuswap River - Deep Creek of Hwy. 97B and P Junction Grandview Bench Rd.

14

D4

26. Grandview Bench Springbend Road of Hwy. 97B and P Junction Grandview Bench Rd.

14

D4

27. Grindrod - Armstrong Hullcar side of Grindrod Bridge P East SE Pullout

15

E5

28. Enderby - Shuswap River Mabel Lake Visitor Centre P Enderby E5

16

29. Hullcar - Lansdowne -Sleepy Hollow - Armstrong -Schubert

97B/Deep Hall P Hullcar P Hwy. Crk Rd. junction. D6

17

13

D5

30. Hullcar - Mtn View - Canyon Hall P Hullcar D6

RATING

CHALLENGING

DIRECTIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

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20. Salmon Arm In-Town Orchards & Lake Views

ROUTE / PARKING

MODERATE

LOOP

13K

South 550M on 30 St. SE; left on 10 Ave. SE, 2.45km east across Hwy 97, left on 60 St. SE, 2.42km north on 60 St, 2.45km west across Hwy 97, right on 30 St. NE, 2.42km north, right on 50 Ave. NE, left on 35 St. NE, right on 60 Ave. NE, 1.67km west to sharp left on to Lakeshore Rd. and down hill. 3.43km south above the bay, left on 20 Ave NE & first right on 20 St NE. 740M south to 4-way stop. Left on 11 Ave NE, left thru pedestrian tunnel. Left/up 70M to right (by Toyota) on 22 St NE, left on 8 Ave NE, right on 24 Ave NE past Rec. Centre back to 30 St. SE, right back to the Field House. Follow Riverside Rd to bridge at Mara, over to Rosemond Lake Rd. and north to the end. Add a side trip to end of Riverside Rd, past church (junctions w/ Hwy 97A). Farms, Shuswap River bridge at Mara, historic church, wildlife along river and lake. South on Deep Creek Rd. 4.1km to School House Rd. & 14.7km to Deep Creek Hall, farms and forest views. Some rough pavement sections mixed with good sections. Turn back at Hullcar Hall at south end. From the park ride Hwy. 97 for 1.1km west to Grandview Bench Rd (right). 440M turn right onto Old Sicamous Rd and follow past Carlin Orchards, Dangle and Pollock Roads. Right on Meadowview, left on Riverbend to the end of the road near the Shuswap River. Back via Grindrod Westside Rd.

31. Hullcar - McLeery Stepney Cross - Canyon Hall P Hullcar D6

17

32. Hullcar - Armstrong- Schubert

P D6

Hullcar Hall

17

33. Otter Lake - Grandview Flats

P D6

Armstrong Visitor Centre

18

34. Pleasant Valley - Larkin Otter Lake Visitor Centre P Armstrong D6

18

35. Armstrong Century

P D6

Armstrong Visitor Centre

18

SEE ROUTE DETAILS (over).

O&B

3.4 km

P14 Grandview Bench Rd. 50°38’27.65”N

P10

Hybrid bikes! Pavement end at 6.7km then packed gravel. Watch for Skimikin Forest Tree Nursery & Seed Orchard, Skimikin, Fleming, Phillips, and Chum Lakes, turtle crossings, and valley ranches. ONE AVG. 6.4% HILL FOR 1.3KM.

7

Shuttle drop-off on TCH, 2.1km west of Petro-Canada station at Shuswap-Chase Creek Rd. A3

Hwy 97 Junction

50°52’52.80”N 119°22’38.06”W

50K

Ridge Winery P Recline C3

11. Around the Fly Hills

50˚30’1.82”N 119°33’30.50”W

SE side pullout

From Tappen Co-op: Herald Prov. Park/Margaret Falls trail 11.5km, end of pavement 17.7km, Canoe Point farms 21.6km (4km gravel road). Shuswap Lake views, winery and beaches. See route details over. ONE AVG. 6.4% HILL FOR 1.3KM BEYOND HERALD PARK.

7

10. Balmoral - White Lake

50°37’37.38”N 119°11’24.94”W

50°50’27.64”N Paws in Motion Dog Park 118°58’26.64”W

23K 36K 43K

Ridge Winery P Recline C3

9. Tappen Valley - Notch Hill

P13 Deep Creek -

14. Around Larch Hills LOOP

Celista School

3. Squilax - Adams Lake

50°47’15.62”N 119°42’30.25”W

P9

1

2. Celista Bench Loops

50°39’24.67”N 119°4’33.36”W

50˚52’20.54”N 119°35’10.06”W

SHUSWAP - NORTH OKANAGAN ROUTE / PARKING

Falkland

P12 Riverside Rd. Highway 97A Junction

Grandview Flats Rd

McLeery

Rd

Armstrong

97

5.8 km

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Pleasant Valley Rd

Heart Lake Madeline Lake

50°48’5.33”N 119°22’8.53”W

Schubert Rd

P3

West of Chase off Hwy. 1

Enderby-Mabel Lake Rd

Shuswap River

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2.7 km

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Sle Hol epy low Rd

Otter Lake Cross Rd

Celista School

P8 South

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26 km

Fortune Rd

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Salmon River Rd

16.5 km

50˚954’38.05”N 119˚21’6.08”W

Lorenzo’s Café

Rashdale Rd

5.6 km

Pinaus Lake

P2

5

16

97A

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14.3 km

R. Haig-Brown Park

Enderby Cliffs Provincial Park

9.0 km

Stepney Cross Rd

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Salmver Rd Ri 2.1 km

P8 North

9.2 km

7.9 km

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Glenemma on

50˚54’3.38”N 119˚34’6.87”W

97A

4.2 km

3.5 km

Hallam Rd

10.3 km

To Kamloops & Vancouver

P1

15

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Hullca

Rd

Ranch Café

97

P7

To Mabel Lake

5.0 km

3.6 km H

Salmon River

Recline Ridge Winery

Grindrod Pub

Back Enderby Rd

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PARKING COORDINATES

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15A

2.6 km

17

14.0 km Yankee Flats

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YANKEE FLATS

Falkland

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Hungry Jack’s

Lansdowne Rd

Bolean Lake

5.1 km

Grindrod

P

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Enderby

10.4 km Salmon River Rd

13.9 km

Arthur Lake

Spring

Gardom Lake

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Ashton Creek

Spa Lake

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Gardom Lk Rd

Knob Hill Rd

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4.9 km

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Schoolhouse Rd

Salmon River

Friday evenings, 10AM to 2PM, May - September, downtown Chase.

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Silver Creek Six

Riverbend Rd

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Pillar Lake

5.1 km

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District assumes no responsibility for the safety of any persons, animals or equipment when using the routes as listed in this guide.

Edgar Rd

Timms Rd

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Use at your own risk.

Mara

7.2 km Black Rd

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Pillar Lake Provincial Park

Shuswap River

Auto Rd

Enderby-Grindrod Rd

Sundays, 10AM to 2PM May Long-weekend to Labour Day Weekend. Home Hardware Parking Lot.

SQUILAX

For more places to stay and eat in the Shuswap check out ShuswapTourism.ca

Wallensteen Lake

SCOTCH CREEK

6.4 km

Riverside Rd

FLY HILLS Salmon River Rd

Cedar Grove Nature Retreat 250-835-8385

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Rosemond Lk Rd

Larch Hills Rd

97B

11E

HUNTER’S RANGE

Rosemond Lake

Meadowview Rd Old Sicamous Rd

Saturday mornings, late April to mid-September, 10AM to 2PM at the Blind Bay Market Place.

Gravel is packed and smooth enough for safe road biking.

WHITE LAKE

P

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Larch Hills Recreation Area

South Canoe

16.6 km

BLIND BAY

(Owl’s Head)

Mara Lake Prov. Park

Back Enderby Rd

Artist House Heritage B&B 1-877-602-3537 www.artistshouse.ca

LARCH HILLS

10th St

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Saturday mornings at the Sorrento Shoppers Plaza (TCH and Notch Hill Rd.) 8AM to 12 NOON, second Saturday in May to Thanksgiving.

SICAMOUS

HI-Shuswap Lake (Hostel) 250-675-2977

Blue Canoe Shuswap Pie Co. The Barley Station Brew Pub

23.6 km

10.0 km

20th St

Okanagan Ave

“All Organic Market” Wednesday afternoons at Askew’s Uptown ( 2701 11th Ave NE, Salmon Arm). 3PM to 5:30PM late April to late October.

MARA MTN

Rosemond Lake Sandhill Cranes, Wilson’s Snipe, Spotted Sandpipers

97A 30th Ave

Tuesday and Friday mornings at Centenoka Park Mall Parking Lot, (5 Street SW). 8AM to 12:30PM, late April to late October.

The Inn at the Ninth Hole 250-833-0185 www.ninthhol.com

3

Swansea Point

Canoe

Salmon Arm

SALMON ARM

SALMON ARM

17.7 km

Deep Creek Rd

A Rover’s Rest B&B 1-866-768-3722 www.aroversrest.com

Mara Lake

Gleneden

Saturday mornings at the IPE Fairgrounds (Pleasant Valley Rd., and Park Drive). 8AM to 12 NOON last week of April to mid-November.

BLIND BAY

22.1 km

Sunnybrae

Engineer’s Point

FLY HILLS

ARMSTRONG

Cycle Friendly B&B’s

Moose Mulligan’s Bahama John’s

10 Annis Bay

Herald Provincial Park

Sunnybrae Park

Sicamous

Birding Hot Spot:

Friday mornings parking lot behind City Hall just off Hwy. 97A. Mid-April to late October, 8AM to 1PM.

14.7 km

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ENDERBY

To Kamloops & Vancouver

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MT. BASTION

Tappen Bay

MT. TAPPEN

3.1 km

3.9 km

Margaret Falls

Skimikin Lake

8N

5

Underpass

9

Margaret Falls Trail American Dipper along creek, Winter Wrens nesting in moss.

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Skimikin

2

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Birding Hot Spot:

P

Tappen Valley Rd

P

To Revelstoke, Golden & Calgary

13.3 km

Carlin Carlin Rd

7

TURTLE VALLEY

White Lake

Broderick Creek Frontage Rd.

Hill Rd

Sprokkets Café MT. HILLIAM

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Underpass

Balmoral

5A

Turtle Valley Wilson’s Snipe, Common Loon, Marsh Wrens, Red-winged Blackbirds

White Lake Frontage Rd.

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Tillis Landing

Stepney Rd

7.5 km

Rd

2.2 km

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Ski

Craig’s Bakery

Hill

5.5 km

Birding Hot Spot:

Chum Lake

8.0 km

3.3 km

White Lake Provincial Park

White Lake

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Chase 6.3 km

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NORTH

6.5 km

3.0 km

Hill

Little Shuswap Lake

6.9 km

Sicamous Waterfront Park: Located within walking distance of the Sicamous Visitor Info Centre.

Park

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Blind Bay

Davies Rd

Aylmer Lake

6.5 km

Little White Lake

4

7.8 km

Blind Bay Rd

Yard Creek Provincial Park: Located 15 km east of Sicamous on Hwy 1.

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Eagle Bay Rd

Eagle River

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Shuswap Lake

2.8 km

Bailey Rd

Skmana Lake

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Shuswap Lake Prov. Park Reedman Rocky Point Pt Road Park Copper Island Blind Bay

Malakwa Suspension Bridge: Located 17 km (10.5 miles) east of Sicamous on Hwy 1.

Eagle Bay Shannon Beach

Eagle Bay Rd

Whit e Lak e Rd

Banshee Lake

Indigo Bay

Tappen - Notch Hill Rd

2 km

Jack Sam’s

Eco Treats

Lee Creek

Rd

Rd

Eagle Bay

27 km

East Shuswap Points of Interest:

Wild Rose Bay

Blake Pt.

12.8 km

1

Chase-Falkland Rd

Cycle Tours

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Squilax-Anglemont Rd

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Wild Rose Bay Wild Rose Bay Park

Po we rh

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Adams River

1

Cinnemousun Provincial Park

Fraser Bay

2

Scotch Squ Creek 7.6 km

top

12.9 km

6.1 km

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Roderick Haig-Brown Park - Bald Eagles, Kinglet, Pileated and Downy Woodpeckers

Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park

10.2 km

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8.2 km

Magna Bay

QUEEST MTN.

Rd 6.4 km ont

Grin

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Line 17 Rd

Mallory Rd

4

Scotch Creek

St. Ives

Anglemont

Magna Bay Beguelin

Scale: 1:145,000 2

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To Seymour Arm

Shuswap - North Okanagan Paved BACK Roads Adams Lake 0

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30th Ave

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Outstanding scenery. Exceptional cafés. Sole soothing rides.

SHARING CYCLING ADVENTURES IN OUR BACKYARD!

NORTH SHUSWAP SOUTH SHUSWAP WEST SHUSWAP

SICAMOUS and AREA

SALMON ARM and AREA ENDERBY and AREA

FALKLAND and AREA

CYCLE

Head down. Feet up. Bike the Shuswap - North Okanagan.

Useful Numbers RCMP Police / Search and Rescue _____________________ 911 RCMP Chase ______________________________ 250.679.3221 RCMP Salmon Arm _________________________ 250.832.6044 Ministry of Highways _____________________ 1.800.665.8001

Visitor Info Centres

Chase ___________________________________ 250.679.8432 Enderby __________________________________ 250.838.6727 North Shuswap_____________________________250.955.2113 South Shuswap ___________________________ 250.515.0002 Salmon Arm ______________________________ 250.832.6247 Sicamous ________________________________ 250.836.3313

Welcome to the beautiful, diverse rural landscapes of the Shuswap - North Okanagan! Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of nature as you explore over 1500 kilometers of quiet, paved back roads in the area highlighted by this road bike (or hybrid bike/slick tire mountain bike) cycling guide. It’s yours to discover for a day, for a week or for a lifetime.

Tips for safe cycle touring:

Over thirty out & back and loop cycling routes are identified with an average distance of 40 to 50 kilometers. Choose from easy, moderate or challenging routes varying in distance from short (<20K) to long (>100K). Visitor Information Centres, parking spots, wineries, bird watching “hot spots”, swimming beaches, view points and hill climb locations are identified to help you to plan your cycle tour.

Group Rides with Local Cyclists

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Share the road. Ride single file on group rides Wear bright colour clothing Watch for pot holes and loose gravel Carry one or two full water bottles Use hand signals

• Check calendar at: www.shuswapbike.com or email shuswapbike@gmail.com

Legend

The towns of Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Chase, Sorrento, Enderby, Armstrong and Falkland offer a variety of services for the touring cyclist. Two bike repair shops are located in the area, one in Salmon Arm: Skookum Cycle & Ski; and Golden Ears Bike Farm in Chase. Bikes are available for rent in Salmon Arm.

Bike Shops / Repair

Skookum Cycle, Salmon Arm ________________ 866.903.2453 Golden Ears Bike Farm, Chase _______________ 250.679.8421 The Cycle Touring Guide was developed through the collaboration of Shuswap Tourism and local cycling enthusiasts. Special thank you to George Zorn for his contribution. If you have comments or suggestions for improvement of this guide, call 1-888-248-2773 (toll free within BC) or email: info@shuswaptourism.ca PHOTOS: Kari Medig, Darren Robinson, George Zorn. DESIGN: Toliver Design.

Hospital

Restaurants

Medical Clinic

Hiking Area

Info Centre

Picnic Site

Community Hall

View Point

Grocery Store

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Farmer’s Market Agritourism Attraction

PRINTED IN CANADA • JUNE 2015

Salmon Arm and Armstrong each host an annual community bike ride: “Salmon Arm Bike For Your Life Century Ride” is held mid-September (BikeForYourLife.com). The “Okanagan Shuswap Century Ride” (OSCR.ca) is held on the last Sunday in May.

Shuswap Tourism | Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Bike Route Distance

Museum

Highway

Provincial Campground

Most routes are ready to ride by late March. Cycling may extend to mid-November in some years. Traffic volume on all roads increases during July and August. Local drivers are generally courteous to cyclists.

Parking Area

Paved Road

Swimming

Gravel Road

Golf Course

Rail Road Creek

Winery

Park

Micro Brewery

Hill Climb

Cycle Friendly Accommodation

555 Harbourfront Drive, NE | PO Box 781 | Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P1

Highways • BI-WAYS • BACK-R0ADS

3 - 4% Grade

And everything in between... plan your route!

4 - 5% Grade

TEL. 250.832.8194 EMAIL info@shuswaptourism.ca

5% + Grade

ShuswapTourism.ca

shuswapTOURISM.CA

- Notch

5A

Carlin

Hill Rd

Sprokkets Café

Trans Canada Highway as it travelled through Notch Hill (located in the School House). Notch Hill, once a bustling CPR centre, had one of the major railway grades (1.6%) on the B.C. line. Between Notch Hill and Balmoral there’s a rail grade reduction loop (now 1% grade and 3.2km longer). Use tunnel

at Balmoral (south side of Hwy.) to return to Carlin School. Three road tunnels pass under Hwy. 1. After the second tunnel follow Broderick Creek Frontage Rd a short distance, then through the third tunnel. There’s a gradual 500m climb to Carlin School Parking Lot.

26km OUT & BACK

#12 EAGLE RIVER VALLEY

Sorrento

Mt. Ida is eroded Eocene volcanic rock. Notice the basalt cliffs above the road south of Branchflower Road. The Salmon River, which this route follows, flows

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Salmon River 1.6 km

Silver Creek

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4.8 km

Squilax

13.1 km

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Eagle Bay

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Eagle Bay

Eagle Bay Rd

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Little White Lake

White Lake Provincial Park

White Lake

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NORTH

Balmoral elevation offering views of way: at the mouth of Scotch the lake, Copper Island, Reedman Point and Blind Bay. About 1km past Celista School is the North Shuswap Community Hall built in 1934 by local pioneers. Across the highway from the Hall is the original pioneer cemetery - still in use. The North Shuswap Historical Society has signs along the route marking many pioneer homes, including some built

Creek (5.4km), Scotch Creek Provincial Park (12.8km) or at the mouth of Ross Creek (30.1km). There are several communities along the route - some offer services: Scotch Creek (11.2km), Celista (20.5km), Magna Bay (30km), Anglemont (35km) and St. Ives (41km). Northeast of Scotch Creek the road climbs at 5% grade to a high point of 450m

with logs. Brochures, with information to go with signs, can be obtained at Sunnyside Grocery Store in Celista. Continue along the lake side highway past Magna Bay and Ross Creek to Anglemont, St. Ives and pavement’s end at about 42km. Enjoy the beaches and views along the route!

Armstrong

36km OUT & BACK

Multiple routes

#29 - 35 ARMSTRONG AREA ROUTES

Shuswap Lake

Sorrento

Sicamous

Herald Provincial Park, beaches, Margaret Falls, Shuswap Lake views, Canoe Point farms

Okanagan Lake

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EASY TO MODERATE

Armstrong

PARKING:

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Park at the Tappen Co-op Gas Station on Highway 1, 10 -15 minutes drive west of Salmon Arm.

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PARKING Park at Hullcar Hall

Okanagan Lake

PARKING Park at Armstrong Visitor Centre

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Sicamous

97A

ROUTE DETAILS

Enjoy the quiet ride past MT. TAPPEN farms and valley bottom forest to the turn around at the second Eagle River Bridge crossing near Highway 1.

Summer train passengers knew when they were in the valley by the smell of celery!

It wasn’t until 1922 that the old tote road was upgraded and named after the then Minister of Public Works, Dr. Sutherland. The Trans Canada Highway section on the south side of the river was first built by Japanese who were interned at the Yard Creek camp during World War II.

ROUTE DETAILS 300m west along the paved shoulder on Highway 1 turn right on the Sunnybrae – Canoe Point Road. Stop for a swim and enjoy the view at Sunnybrae Provincial Park. The route follows the north side of Shuswap Lake for 22.5km to Canoe Point. Shuswap Lake has more than 1,000km of shore line.

17.7 km

Salmon Arm 17.7km from Hwy. 1. Views of Shuswap Lake improve as the road gains elevation (1.3km, 6.4% hill climb) to the bluff – the turn around point on a road bike. Beyond this point, if you are riding a hybrid bike, the route descends gradually to Canoe Point farms and fields on gravel road. Viewpoint and turn around at 21.6km from Hwy 1. Watch for summer traffic.

Provincial Park from the highway. The park provides a day use area, a sunny beach, campground and self-guided walking trails. Margaret Falls Trail follows a creek through a beautiful old growth forest. It’s a cool walk on a hot summer day. Free showers at the falls! The road is less travelled beyond the Park. Pavement changes to gravel road at

Fortune Rd

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The lake is fed by melting 25,000 sq km watershed area including melting snow and glacier ice in the Monashee Mountains to the east and north. Cycling further east you will see that this is a popular area for summer visitors and cabin owners. Towering above the road, the cliffs of Bastion Mountain are visible for most of the 11.5km ride out to Herald

Enderby

4.2 km

97A Stepney Cross Rd

Rashdale Rd

Hill Rd

ROUTE DETAILS

Carlin

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Grandview Flats Rd

Grindrod

15A

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1.6 km

Silver Creek

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Gardom Lake

97A

9.2 km

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S. Grandview Flats Rd Corkscrew Rd

Spa Lake

Arthur

YANKEE FLATS Hullcar

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Schu Rd

13.1 km

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4.2 km

4.2 km

St. Anne’s Rd

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Sle Holl epy ow Rd

Salmon River Rd

Schubert Rd

Salmer Rd Riv

2.2 km 1.5 km

McLeery

5.9 km

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Back Enderby Rd Mountain View Rd Lansdowne Rd

Armstrong

St. Anne’s Rd

5.8

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McLeer

2.8

9.3 km

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Mountain View Rd

1.8 km

Lansdowne Rd

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McLeod Rd

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Heighton Rd

Pleasant Valley Cross Rd

Crozier

Route Legend Roads

1.1 km

Larkin Cross Rd

Highway Paved Roads Gravel Roads

Cycle Tours Otter Lake - Grandview Flats

97A

Pleasant Valley - Larkin - Otter Lk.

To Vernon & Kelowna

Lansdowne - McLeery - Stepney (South Loop) Lansdowne - McLeery - Stepney (North Loop) Hullcar-Sleepy Hollow-Schubert

Heighton Rd

Pleasant Valley

Heart Lake Madeline Lake

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2.7 km Rd

Hallam Rd

10.3 km Arms Heywood-

9.2 km

Shuswap River Fortune Rd

5.0 km Hullca

Otter Lake

3.4 km 8.7 km

Enderby

5.5 km

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NORTH Salmon River

Salmon River Rd

Ivy Road junction (on the right) watch for the Park sign on the left. This 18 hectare Park with over 400m of beach and shoreline is managed by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. The Park has a vault toilet, picnic tables and a swim raft. The route continues along the Eagle Bay Road to the end of the pavement at Wild Rose Bay. Stop in for a cold beverage and bite to eat on the water at Finz Restaurant.

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ern Larch, Western Red Cedar, Western Hemlock and Douglas-fir, reflecting the cooler wetter climate. Watch for Rocky Point Road Park about 3.1km from Blind Bay Store. Follow the road 600m to the public beach. Beyond Reedman Point the route heads east following the shoreline to Eagle Bay. Watch for Eagle Bay Store on the right. Enjoy a swim at Shannon Beach Park. About 19km from the Blind Bay Store and about 2.4km past the

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Gardom Lk Rd

Yankee Flats

Views of Shuswap Lake with its 1,000km shoreline, Copper Island and access to several public beaches are the highlights of this route. Park at the Blind Bay Beach and follow Eagle Bay Road along the north side of the bay. Ponderosa Pine and Douglas-fir appear on warm, dry south facing slopes above the road along the bay. Toward Wild Rose Bay the forests are dominated by West-

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MT. IDA

Back Enderby Rd

White Lake Frontage Rd.

Meadowview Rd Old Sicamous Rd

5.1 km

FLY HILLS

Back Enderby Rd

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Edgar Rd

Enderby-Grindrod Rd

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Davies Rd

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Black Rd

Wallbridge Rd

Otter Lake Cross Rd

NOTCH HILL

5.5 km

Riverside Rd

Shuswap River

97B

Auto Rd

Thom. Hayes Rd

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Squilax

White Lake

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16.6 km

Salmon River Rd

Little Shuswap Lake

White Lake Provincial Park

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MacDonald Rd

Rosemond Lk Rd

Grin

White Lake

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Rosemond Lake

Larch Hills Rd

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Blind Bay

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7.8 km

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Sorrento

Blind Bay Rd

NORTH

Little White Lake

Okanagan Ave

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Shuswap Lake

Shuswap Lake Prov. Park Reedman Rocky Point Pt Road Park Copper Island Blind Bay

Madeline

Po we rh

Indigo Bay

Larch Hills Recreation Area

South Canoe

Mallory Rd

Lee Creek

20th St

Salmon

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Back Enderby Rd

Pleasant Valley Rd

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Salmon Arm Salmon River Rd

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Squilax-Anglemont Rd

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26 km

Eagle Bay Shannon Beach

Eagle Bay Rd

From Blackburn Park this Route follows the Salmon Arm - Yankee Flats Route #17 to Glenemma. Turn east on the Heywood Armstrong Rd. – Salmon River Rd. Stop at the 80 acre Caravan Farm Theatre, one of Canada’s premiere professional outdoor theatre companies. Turn left on Knob Hill Rd and cycle 2.9km north over rolling hills past the Armstrong Asparagus Farm to right on Schubert Rd, left on Highland Park Rd and straight to Sleepy Hollow Rd. From the bridge crossing climb the next 5km. Continue north to the top of the hill on Lansdowne Rd. across the flats to Canyon Rd. past Hullcar Rd (left). Canyon Rd. drops to Enderby. Find local information at the Visitor Centre near the Shuswap River Bridge. The route continues on the east side of the river to Grindrod on the Enderby – Grindrod Rd. below the Enderby Cliffs. Cross the Shuswap River

Armstrong

30th Ave

Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park

Eagle Bay Rd

ROUTE DETAILS

bridge and follow Hwy. 97 for 1.5km west to Grandview Bench Rd. (right). The 5km @ 6% climb on this route is up a switch back hill which summits just past Edgar Rd. From the top of the hill the route descends to Hwy. 97 south of Salmon Arm. Turn right on Hwy. 97. Ride north 3km to a left turn lane onto Auto Rd. and follow Auto Rd. 4.8km to the junction of 20 Ave and 30 St. SE. LeftKernaghan on 20 Ave. and descend 2.6km via right turn on 5 St. SE and a left turn on 5 Ave. SE to Blackburn Park (approx. 3.5km from the top of the hill).

30th Ave

Eagle Bay

Park at Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm.

Deep Creek Rd

Wild Rose Bay

Blake Pt.

11

Knob Hill Rd

Fraser Bay

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Wild Rose Bay Magna Bay

2.7 km

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Scotch Creek

PARKING

River Rd

Park in the CSRD Parking Lot at Blind Bay Beach.

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Okanagan Lake

9.1 km Schubert Rd

PARKING

Okanagan Lake

Armstrong

Salmon River Rd

Beaches, Eagle Bay Store, lake views and short hikes.

This route follows four valleys around Mount Ida. For detailed start/finish: BikeForYourLife.com

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Sicamous

Salmon Arm

SALMON ARM WHARF

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Sicamous

100km LOOP

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Shuswap Lake

Shuswap Lake

Slee

#5 BLIND BAY - WILD ROSE BAY

Sorrento

#19 BIKE FOR YOUR LIFE SALMON ARM CENTURY RIDE

Hallam Rd

50km OUT & BACK

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Head back to Sicamous the same way for locally made ice cream or gelato, and watch for Cambie Community Hall -built in in 1914 - and summer theatre productions.

Tappen Bay

To Sicamous & Salmon Arm

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The river delta here was once a rich farming region.

Turn right and follow the road past the large open areas which have served as pole yards for the valuable Cedar poles that have been harvested from the interior wet belt forests near Sicamous for many years. The road skirts the meandering flood plain and oxbows of the Eagle River heading upstream to a left turn on Cambie-Solsqua Rd.

Sunnybrae

Sunnybrae Park

Schu

The Solsqua-Sicamous Road is about 1.4km east of the Visitor Centre, 200m east of the Hwy 1 – Hwy 97 A junction on the north side of Hwy 1. Within 200m the road crosses the Eagle River Bridge and heads north towards the base of the mountain and the CPR railway line – completed in 1886. The road was built for railway construction.

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Back Enderby Rd

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Stop in at the Visitor Information Centre on Bridge Street for more information. Armstrong can be part of many enjoyable rides between Salmon Arm, Enderby, Grindrod and Vernon.

McLeod Rd

Back Enderby Rd

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Annis Bay

Herald Provincial Park

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Tappen

SICAMOUS / EAGLE RIVER

The Armstrong area has hundreds of kilometres of quiet paved back road cycling routes through beautiful farm country. Six routes are highlighted here along with all the paved roads to create your own routes. Keep in mind that there are some short hill climbs of 4-6% for 1km to 3km as you ride north from Armstrong to Hullcar on Salmon River Road, Schubert Road or Sleepy HollowLansdowne Roads. Schubert Road has the easiest climbs of the three roads (4% hill for 1.2K). Salmon River Road has a couple of steep, short climbs. Lansdowne has longer but more gradual climbs. Park at Hullcar Hall or in Armstrong.

Canoe Pt

3.9 km Margaret Falls

May is asparagus season. A number of growers have stands in the Knob Hill Road area. Check out the Armstrong Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings. It’s a colourful highlight along with several coffee shops that cater to cyclists in town.

Lansdowne Rd

SUNNYBRAE WINERY

NORTH

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Sicamous

NORTH

Tappen Valley Rd

4

Shuswap Lake

Armstrong

Rolling farmland with lots of route options and side-road exploration.

Okanagan Lake

13.3 km

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Sorrento

Salmon Arm

ROUTE DETAILS

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Eagle Bay Rd

Shannon Beach Park

CELISTA ESTATE WINERY Tillis Landing

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Blind Bay

Park at Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park. Watch for Eagles and Osprey and Sockeye Salmon as you walk the Park trails. The next peak spawning is fall 2018 - but salmon return every fall. Cycling east, Shuswap Lake comes into full view. Much of this cycling route follows the shoreline of the lake. Bring a bathing suit and towel. Enjoy a swim along the

ar Rd

Hullc

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Blind Bay Rd

Wild Rose Bay

Blake Pt.

Shuswap Lake Prov. Park Reedman Rocky Point Pt Road Park Copper Island Blind Bay

Shuswap Lake

Sorrento

3

14.0 km

EASY

To Revelstoke, Golden & Calgary

SICAMOUS CHANNEL

Indigo Bay

Wild Rose Bay Wild Rose Bay

Fraser Bay

Salmon Arm

Armstrong

Eagle River

Sicamous to Cambie. Farms & forest along lower Eagle River. Rd qua s l o S PARKING: bieCam 9 Paws in Motion Dog Park just over Eagle River Bridge on Sicamous-Solsqua Rd.

Lee Creek

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6.1 km

St. Ives

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8.2 km

Magna Bay

Scotch Creek

12.8 km

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ROUTE DETAILS

Salmon Arm

EASY

6.4 km

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7.8 km

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YANKEE FLATS

The return ride to Salmon Arm is full of fun: a twisting, rolling road passing through rich valleybottom farmland with great views along the river and the long straight sections north of Silver Creek.

#7 SUNNYBRAE - CANOE POINT

Sicamous

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Beyond the Silver Creek Store turn right on Yankee Flats Road and begin the 4.5km climb to Yankee Flats. The first 1km rises at 7% followed by 3.5km at an average 4% through Douglas-fir and Ponderosa Pine forest. Hill climbers are rewarded with Spa Lake a very sweet ride across the Flats to the 1km, 7% descent to Glenemma.

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Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park

SILVER CREEK STORE

Salmon River Rd

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Tappen Valley Rd

downhill ride on Balmoral Road turn left on Blind Bay Road. At Hwy. 1 turn right and cycle 1km to Sorrento. Just past the shopping centre turn left on Notch Hill Road. A short steep climb followed by a gradual climb at 3% leads to the bench at Notch Hill. Enjoy the shade trees and picnic table in front of the School House. History Lesson: view the display about the former route of the

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Park at Carlin School, 15 minutes drive west of Salmon Arm. White Lake has excellent rainbow trout fishing. Enjoy the views of White Lake Valley and Mt. Ida as you approach Balmoral Store. After a breezy 2km

Broderick Creek Frontage Rd. Underpass

underpass and bridge overpass. Follow White Creek Frontage Rd.

FLY HILLS

Yankee Flats

ROUTE DETAILS

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Carlin Rd

On both sides of the Salmon Valley the 1998 Silver Creek Fire destroyed thousands of hectares of mature forest. A portion of the area was salvage logged and planted between 1998 and 2001. The 1972 Eden Fire at the north end of the Fly Hills is also evident along with recent Mountain Pine Beetle impacts (red & gray trees) on the 30+ year old pine plantations.

NORTH

WHITE LAKE

Meadow Creek Rd

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NOTCH HILL CHURCH

White Lake

Balmoral Underpass 4.2 km

Tappen

Cycle via 5th Street, SW, 10th Avenue, SW and 10th Street, SW along Foothills Road west (via 50th Ave, SW, 70th St., SW and 80th St. SW) to Salmon River Road.

Line 17 Rd

Creek

6.4 km d

Anglemont

Magna Bay

Park at Roderick Haig-BrownScotch Park

NORTH

north from the Douglas Lake plateau grasslands, through Westwold and Falkland before turning north to Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake.

Sicamous

Armstrong

PARKING

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Deep Creek Rd

White Lake Frontage Rd.

White Lake Frontage Rd.

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Auto Rd

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Davies Rd

3.3 km Hill

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NOTCH HILL

6.5 km ke Rd

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8.0 km 3.0 km

White Lake Provincial Park

White Lake

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Blind Bay 6.9 km

ROUTE DETAILS

Whit e La

Sorrento

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Park at, or cycle to Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm.

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16.6 km

Lake

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Blind Bay Rd

10th St

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Salmon River Rd

7.8 km

Adams River Trails, Roderick Haig-Brown Prov. Park, Scotch Creek Prov. Park, public access beaches, Celista, winery, Magna Bay, Anglemont. Watch for summer traffic (mid June – end of August). Paved shoulders are narrow and infrequent so be very cautious of motorists during the summer.

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Lake

Okanagan Ave

PARKING

11

MODERATE - TWO 5% HILLS for 3.3KM

Lake 20thOkanagan St

Beguelin Rd

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Shuswap Lake

Sorrento

Salmon Arm

Hill top Rd

PARKING

Carlin Elementary School or at Balmoral. (15 min. drive west of Salmon Arm) Bay Prov. Park Reedman Rocky Point Pt Road Park Copper Island Blind Little Shuswap Bay White

Salmon Arm

Salmon River, Farms, 1998 Silver Creek Fire, valley views from Yankee Flats Bench, winery, Glenemma, and Silver Creek Store.

84km OUT & BACK

#1 NORTH SHUSWAP to ST. IVES

Sicamous

Salmon Arm

Davies Rd

Okanagan Lake

Shuswap Lake

Sorrento

Armstrong

Salmon River Rd

5

MODERATE to CHALLENGING - ONE AVERAGE 5% HILL for 6.5KM SOUTHBOUND.

Armstrong

Lake country, farms, White Creek Valley views, Balmoral Store, Blind Bay, Sorrento services, Notch Hill Churches, & School House. Notch Hill Railway tunnel, overpass and grade reduction loop.

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Sicamous

Salmon Arm

MODERATE - 600M 6.7% CLIMB; 4.3KM 3% CLIMB

64km LOOP Gleneden

#17 SALMON ARM - YANKEE FLATS

Shuswap Lake

Sorrento

30th Ave

42km LOOP

#6 White Lake - Notch Hill Tour

Hullcar - Lansdowne - Mtn. View Back Enderby - Canyon


Shuswap • North Okanagan Cycle Touring Guide