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WELCOME ABOARD TEAM WATERWAY ENTER TO WIN WEDDINGS ON THE LAKE CORPORATE & REUNIONS QUEEN OF THE SHUSWAP THE WATERWAY FAMILY SHUSWAP MARA LAKES OUR YEAR OF 2012 ACTIVITY CENTRE HOUSEBOATS FOR SALE DIGITAL BILLBOARDS SHUSWAP ARM SALMON ARM ANSTEY ARM SEYMOUR ARM SAFETY & NAVIGATION GUIDE THE ENVIRONMENT

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Well, I have to say that there is never a dull moment in the houseboat industry. That, of course would be in a normal year. 2012 was anything but for Waterway, we now call it the year of the flood. We cannot begin to thank those who helped us recover enough! I witnessed some outstanding personalities persevere through some crazy stuff, never give up and come out the other side as shining stars. It was really something to see. As a result, Waterway has recovered and in some ways we will be even stronger and more focused moving forward. We are very grateful that you chose to spend your vacation with all of us here at Waterway. You have a wide array of options to choose for your vacations, so we appreciate your visit with us. We know that you will enjoy an amazing time out on the lake with your family and friends. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to serve you better. We have guest comment cards on the houseboats, so please fill one out and let us know how we did. You might just win a houseboat trip for 2014! Waterway is working hard to expand the services we offer and enhance your overall visitor experience. We will continue to offer the Waterway Activity Cen-

NEIL MILLAR CHEIF OPERATING OFFICER

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ter, which offers a wide range of recreational rentals for your enjoyment. This includes: paddleboards, canoes, mountainbikes, seadoos, ski boats and more. We are planning to develop our property for activities that enhance our guests’ overall vacation experience and are looking at an RV park, tenting campground, an adventure park and expanding a private marina. We are developing partnerships around the lake so that we can offer our guests new and different adventure experiences like guided mountainbiking, winery tours, dinner and theatre tours, etc. We work hard to make sure you all enjoy your holiday with us and we are hoping that you will continue to visit with us year after year. Have a great houseboat trip! Bon Voyages,

Neil Millar Chief Operating Officer

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INTRODUCING TEAM WATERWAY

JASON SHEARER ASSITANT OPERATIONS

This is Colleens 7th season with Waterway Houseboats. She started in the fall of 2006 as Sales Manager selling new and used houseboats, while she still looks after all the sales and investor relations, this is her 4th season as Operations Manager. Colleen is responsible for running the day to day operations of the houseboat Company. She has a great team on board that which makes the business run a lot smoother. Our focus is on our guests and making their houseboat vacation as carefree as possible. The Shuswap is a beautiful area, and a houseboat vacation is a wonderful way to see the lake and spend quality time with friends and family. Colleen loves the area, calling Sicamous home. When not working you can find her out on the lake enjoying the sunshine.

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ALICE LETANG CHEIF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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This will be Neil’s eigth season with Waterway. He truly enjoys working with the great group of people at Waterway, we always have fun! Neil is committed to improving our level of Guest Service and ensuring that all of our guests feel special. Neil enjoys the Shuswap and surrounding area getting out skiing and mountain biking as much as he can. The Shuswap affords lots of great outdoor recreational opportunities and Neil is enjoying them all!

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COLLEEN ANDERSON OPERATIONS MANAGER INVESTOR RELATIONS/SALES

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Alice is the CFO at Waterway Houseboats. Alice’s career with Waterway started in the summer of 1992 and she is proud to be a part of the evolution of this great company. Alice has watched all the boats in our fleet being built at our Waterway Houseboat Builders plant. She has witnessed the hard work and dedication of the employees in making and maintaining the best possible product for our investors and customers . Alice says she’s worked with many amazing people over the past 21 years and feels we are continually striving to be better. Alice enjoys living a quiet country life surround by the mountains, she enjoys spending time with her daughters and granddaughters.

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year This will be Steph’s fourth season at Waterways as our housekeeping manager and looks forward to all it has in store. In her spare time she enjoys watching her first child learn and grow, something that could not be more rewarding at the end of the day.

KIM HERLICK PURCHASER

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STEPH SAYER HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER

This is Jason’s sixth season with Waterway. He started working on the dock in the summer of 2007 and since then he has been involved with almost every facet of the company. He appreciates working in a fast paced, always changing environment. Outside of work, you will find Jason exploring the outdoors. This winter, he re-learned how to ski and made his way to twenty mountains across BC, Alberta, and Montana. In his spare time, he is exploring an interest in social media and tourism by blogging and following the latest tourism trends on Twitter! This summer, he looks forward to continuing to explore the Shuswap and Okanagan Valley and taking in the many opportunities the area has to offer.

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year Kim has worked at Waterway Houseboats for almost 8 seasons. She worked in Guest Service as a supervisor up until June 2010, when she transferred to the purchasing department. Kim’s knowledge and experience at Waterway will be beneficial to her new purchasing position. In her spare time Kim enjoys camping, fishing and spending time with her family and friends.

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This is Howie’s fourth season with waterway houseboats. When he’s not fixing something at work or at home you’ll probably find him out fishing or experimenting in the kitchen. Other interests are paintball and quading and of course, his family.

Apply with your resume and references to Colleen Anderson via email at canderson@waterwayhouseboats.com or fax (250) 836-3032.

SUE SUMMERS GUEST SERVICE MANAGER

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As one who has a passion for travel and tourism, I am thrilled at becoming the Guest Service Manager for Waterways Houseboat Vacations! My years in this industry has taught me the value of listening to guests, ensuring that they have the best possible vacation and as a team will be working very hard at providing this service to you. On behalf of the guest services team, I look forward to meeting you and “ welcoming you aboard” your houseboat vacation with us at Waterways!

year Les has enjoyed the beautiful Shuswap for 31 years, he and his family have spent many summers on the lake. His career started as a certified (licensed) technician, he went on to own his own business. Les furthered his education by earning a certificate of business. Les is looking forward to many more happy years on the lake working as the Waterways service manager. Waterway welcomes Les to the team!

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NATHAN WARD ASSISTANT OPERATIONS

DAN GINN SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER Dan Ginn has worked with Waterway for many years. Dan currently works as our special projects manager and also manages Shuswap Digital Billboards. Dan has a wonderful family and spends his off time snowboarding and enjoying the great Shuswap outdoors.

Laura is excited to be back on Team Waterway. She worked in the housekeeping department in 2006 and she is now starting her second season as the accounts payable/receivable, payroll and human resources contact for Waterway Houseboats. Laura earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the Okanagan School of Business in Kelowna. In her downtime she plays on a beer league softball team as well as a ladies fastball team and enjoys spending time with her dog Pip and future husband Jamie. Laura grew up in Sicamous and is a proud member of the Shuswap community.

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LES WESTGARDE SERVICE MANAGER

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LAURA BILOKRYLY ACCOUNTS PAYABLE/RECEIVABLE HUMAN RESOURCES

HOWIE GOWRILUK MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

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year Nathan grew up on the coast and has always enjoyed being around water. In 2005 he moved to the okanagan, met and married his wife SharaLee They have just recently relocated to Sicamous and are excited about becoming part of a small community. Waterway houseboats caught his attention as he and wife drove home from revelstoke one weekend. He went to job postings and found the Assistant Operations position posted. Nathan says, It all happened so effortlessly, it felt like it was meant to be. His experience running his own company, coupled with his leadership skill, organizational skills and firm commitment in things he believes in will make him a valuable part of the Waterway team. Waterway welcomes Nathan to our team.

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WEDDINGS ON THE LAKE

These days, planning a wedding can be stressful and expensive. There’s the hall, the church, the music, the flowers, the decorations, the guest lists, the thousands of dollars. How about a Waterway Houseboat wedding? Turn your wedding into something remarkably special, a place where family and friends can enjoy their own vacation. Greet your guests aboard a Luxurious Waterway Houseboat on the beautiful Shuswap Lake. Share your vows, special moments, and your special day with your family and

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friends.  When the day comes to an end, the I do’s are said, the celebration complete, the party slowly fading  into the night …You sail off on your honeymoon while your family and friends sail off to enjoy their houseboat vacations. Sound simple? It can be. It doesn’t happen often when guests can enjoy an affordable vacation while being included in a fabulous Shuswap Lake Wedding. Book your wedding aboard the 94ft Legacy Houseboat, the largest houseboat in Western Canada. Your guests can chose from over 70 other houseboats that will

easily fit their budget and requirements. Need help with the wedding details? Our Events Coordinator is only a phone call away. From catering to flower arrangements they can help with all the details. Remember when you said I do, let Waterway give you and your partner a wedding that you will never forget. Waterway Houseboat Vacations… making magic happen.

For wedding inquires call guest services at 1-877-WATERWAY (928-3792)

CORPORATE GATHERINGS Your team has been working hard for months. In spite of the economic times, business is holding its own. Your profit margin, while not climbing at the same rate as years prior is still gaining ground, the phones are still ringing and the customers are being taken care of. Perhaps more work is taken on by fewer people. The team shines in times of uncertainty, they work harder for each win. “The thrill of the kill”, has taken on a life form of its own. Your team is bringing IT! Yes, in a perfect world the charter would be summoned and the flights booked to an

all inclusive Mexican resort. The reward would roll out and the credit card damage more monstrous then ever before. Too bad the budget trimming has touched the geese that lay the golden eggs. Like many businesses out there, things have tightened up, especially when it comes to corporate getaways. It’s time to get back in the game. If that means staying closer to home, and rewarding the team with a little golf, a little sunshine, a little water ski and a big race down a huge tube slide, we have what your looking for….combine them for a spectacular team reward.

Waterway Houseboats has a cost effective way to bring the team that’s bringing IT some fun, relaxation, and a great reward. Waterway invites owners and managers to have a look at a fresh new idea, houseboating on the beautiful Shuswap Lake. Golf our spectacular Hyde Mountain; rent a ski boat, jet skis or relax in the hot tub aboard two of the largest houseboats Western Canada has to offer! Ask about our events coordinator — they can handle the smallest details from catering your function to booking your tee times. Call today!

FAMILY REUNIONS & BIRTHDAYS Another Family Reunion… Remember when family reunions weren’t fun? Yeah… when they weren’t on a Waterway Houseboat floating along on the beautiful Shuswap Lake! What makes a great family reunion? Family, more family, and, location, location, location! Nothing creates a bonding experience quite like a houseboat vaca-

tion. Coming together, cooking together, playing together and laughing together — stories shared while sitting around a campfire, or lounging in the hot tub bring great memories back to life. Memories that light up faces, spark sibling banter, and stories you and your brother swore to secrecy now come out in gales of laughter. Throughout your Waterway family reunion you’ll continually

hear, “Remember the time… I told you so... So that’s what really happened?”Photos taken on your Waterway reunion will create family memories and stories for generations to come. Are you ready for the first family reunion you never want to end? For reunion inquires call guest services at 1-877-WATERWAY (928-3792)

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MEET THE WATERWAY FAMILY Fleet diversification, innovation, and firsts. Waterway houseboats has been providing Canada’s best houseboating for 45 years. Our investors, our team, and our vacationers continue to contribute to the next new ideas, the next new designs, and the next class of boats in our fleet. We are progressive, and we will continue to do our very best to continue to be Canada’s Best Houseboating.

Mirage 40 - EST 2000

Mirage 42 - EST 2004

Mirage 44 - EST 2004

Mirage 54 - EST 1998

Mirage 56 - EST 2000

Mirage 65 - EST 2000

Mirage 65U - EST 2001

Mirage 66 - EST 2002

Genesis 60 - EST 2004

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CRUISING THE SHUSWAP / MARA LAKES Though Waterway Houseboats is company that is involved in various business models, ranging from houseboat manufacture to used boat sales, it is the vacations side of the company that is the real driving force behind the corporation’s growing success. “Houseboating is an awesome and unique experience” says GM Neil Millar, “and it’s not just our boats, it’s the beauty of the lake the surrounding areas and all the diverse activities that people come to enjoy.” To say that people enjoy coming to the Shuswap is an understatement. Our region is rapidly becoming one of western Canada’s premier vacation destinations. “With over 60 houseboats in our fleet, we’re one of the biggest operators on the lake” says Millar. With demand growing for higher end houseboats, Waterway has a large fleet of Genesis class houseboats and most recently the amazing 94 foot long Legacy class houseboats, of which there are two. All boats in the fleet are equipped with hot tubs and many have

incredible features such as dryers, dish washers, microwaves, spacious staterooms, entertainment centers and tube slides. Added services located at the Waterway Activity Center include ski boat, jest ski, paddleboard, kayak, fishing boat and mountainbike rentals. Bedding and linens supply, catering as well as safety turtles for young children are also available. While you’re waiting to board your vessel

or before you hit the road for the trip home, be sure to check out the Beach Hut besides the Guest Services Office for a relaxing BBQ meal. “It’s funny,” says Millar with a smile, “you get people up here that haven’t house boated in 20 years. They step aboard a Genesis 66 and you watch their mouths drop. It’sunbelievable how far we’ve come and it’s even more amazing when I thinkabout what the next 10 years have in store.”

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OUR YEAR OF 2012 We began our sailing season with much promise in May. We had a great team of people working hard, our bookings were up and things certainly looked good. Then Mother Nature decided to throw us a hard ball and the flash flood in June soon made us realize very directly that the best laid plans of man are no match for the forces that surround us every day. It was miraculous that no one was injured or even killed by this onslaught, but our operation was definitely out of commission. In the immediate aftermath, we did not know whether we would open again in 2012, or maybe even ever. In a matter of hours, we had determined that we needed to do whatever it would take to get our business back up and running and re-open to serve our guests as fast

as was humanly possible. Many thought it could not be done. There was a bee hive of activity and work happening on all fronts. All services had to be restored from scratch. Buildings had to be demolished and new ones installed. The whole parking area was a river bed full of boulders and ravines and had to be leveled and fixed. The marina had to be dredged. It was a daunting task but because of great staff and contractors and good crisis planning and management, we managed to open within 3 weeks of the original disaster. This was done in spite of the fact that we could not get on the property in any meaningful way for a week. Adversity can bring out the best and the worst in people. Waterway is very grateful that we were able to come out of this trag-

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edy with such great momentum and purpose. We feel that we will grow stronger as a result in the longer term. None of it could have been accomplished without the help of awesome folks like Colleen Anderson, Dan Ginn, and all of our exceptional employees and contractors. We also received a tremendous amount of support from the community, our suppliers and various businesses and community organizations. We particularly want to send a shout out to all of our Investors who have been so supportive and persevered through this difficult time. Thank you each and every one who made this possible!

Neil Millar Chief Operating Officer

AFTER THE FLOOD

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WATERW AY

activity centre R E C R E AT I O N

R E N TA L S

Introducing a whole new world of fun. We provide a wide array of state of the art rentals right in the marina to make your holiday even more fun and always memorable. Waterway offers a whole range of rentals from ski/wakeboard rentals, personal watercraft, pontoon boats, paddleboards, kayaks, mountain bikes and a lot more. These rentals are available right off our departure dock with quick, hassle free service.

BAYLINER/FOURWINNS SPECIALTY BOAT Specialty boats come with a 4.3 liter 190 hp inboard and are equipped with a wakeboard tower. The only thing you’ll need to worry about is deciding whether to fill your day with water sports, fishing or the fine sport of relaxation. With a Bowrider, you’re on the Shuswap! These sporty boats are great for day trips. Designed to provide you maximum space and storage for all your toys, runabouts are the answer for a full day of family fun on Shuswap or Mara Lake! BAYLINER/FOURWINNS SPORT BOAT Sport boats come with a 3.0 liter 130 hp inboard. Largest 18’ runabout interior in its class. The only thing you’ll need to worry about is deciding whether to fill your day with water sports, fishing or the fine sport of relaxation. With a Bowrider, you’re on the water! These sporty boats are great for day trips. Designed to provide you maximum space and storage for all your toys, runabouts are the answer for a full day of family fun on Shuswap and Mara Lake! PARTI KRAFT PONTOON BOAT If your idea of down time means that you’re up and out, then Parti Krafts Rear Entry pontoon boats are the one for you. Lively performance and wide-open deck spaces are perfect for skiing, cruising, swimming. This boat will provide you with all the action you crave to enjoy on Shuswap and Mara Lake. It will seat 12 passengers and has a 115 hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard engine. YAMAHA PERSONAL WATERCRAFT There are good reasons VX is the number one choice of rental operators around the world and on the Shuswap. Starting with Yamaha quality and reliability the VX features a proven MR-1 four-stroke engine and is equipped with all the features necessary for a wide range of applications. Its plush extra long seat provides ample space for three and the helpful OTS or off throttle steering system adds peace of mind. FISHING BOAT 12 foot, 3 person Shuswap Lake offers excellent recreational fishing opportunities for species such as Lake Trout and Rainbow, Bull trout, Kokanee, Burbot and Whitefish. Lake trout and Rainbows to 10 kg. Bull trout, Kokanee, Burbot, Whitefish. Mainly trolling for deep lurkers is the most popular technique. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. 4HP, 4 stroke Honda.

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1 HOUR................................. $100 2 HOURS............................... $180 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS).............. $230 FULL DAY (10 HOURS).......... $350 2 DAYS................................... $695 3 DAYS................................... $960 4 DAYS................................. $1190 5 DAYS................................. $1375 6 DAYS................................. $1600 7 DAYS................................. $1750 1 HOUR................................... $90 2 HOURS............................... $150 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS).............. $190 FULL DAY (10 HOURS).......... $310 2 DAYS................................... $550 3 DAYS................................... $780 4 DAYS................................... $925 5 DAYS................................. $1075 6 DAYS................................. $1225 7 DAYS................................. $1375 1 HOUR................................. $100 2 HOURS............................... $180 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS).............. $280 FULL DAY (10 HOURS).......... $400 2 DAYS................................... $750 3 DAYS................................. $1100 4 DAYS................................. $1400 5 DAYS................................. $1650 6 DAYS................................. $1850 7 DAYS................................. $2050 1 HOUR................................... $65 2 HOURS............................... $100 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS).............. $160 FULL DAY (10 HOURS).......... $250 2 DAYS................................... $480 3 DAYS................................... $650 4 DAYS................................... $840 5 DAYS................................... $990 6 DAYS................................. $1120 7 DAYS................................. $1220 1 HOUR................................... $20 2 HOURS................................. $30 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS)................ $40 FULL DAY (10 HOURS)............ $65 2 DAYS................................... $120 3 DAYS................................... $165 4 DAYS................................... $210 5 DAYS................................... $255 6 DAYS................................... $300 7 DAYS................................... $345

Making your Shuswap experience an adventure!

Guided Mountainbike Tours New this year to Waterway is the rental of mountainbikes to take with you on the houseboat. The Shuswap Trail Alliance and Skookum Cycle have been working hard on the trails around the lake and maps are now available. Guided Trips (hourly) CANOES / KAYAKS Kayaks — 1 person Our kayaks are suitable for beginner and expert in terms of stability and tracking. Canoes — 3 people Stable and easy to control with plenty of room for fishing rods and cargo PADDLE BOARD No waves required, Paddleboarding offers an amazing full body workout and is becoming a favorite crosstraining activity for skiers, snow boarders and other athletes. And since you’re standing at your full height, you’ll enjoy excellent views of everything from sea creatures to what’s on the horizon. It’s almost like walking on water! SKIS, TUBES, KNEEBOARDS, WAKEBOARDS Individual rental (without watercraft rental) We offer a wide selection of the latest and greatest water sports equipment and water toys. Find what you need for summer fun right here.

SKIS, TUBES, KNEEBOARDS, WAKEBOARDS** **With watercraft rental We offer a wide selection of the latest and greatest water sports equipment and water toys. Find what you need for summer fun right here.

HARD TAIL X-COUNTRY MOUNTAINBIKE This individual sport requires endurance, core strength and balance, bike handling skills, and self-reliance. Get out and enjoy some amazing trail riding opportunities around the Shuswap Lake, trail map available at the Activity Centre. Mountianbike tours are available, for more details. DUAL SUSPENSION MOUNTAINBIKE This individual sport requires endurance, core strength and balance, bike handling skills, and self-reliance. Get out and enjoy some amazing trail riding opportunities around the Shuswap Lake, trail map available at the Activity Centre. Mountianbike tours are available, for more details.

1 HOUR................................... $20 2 HOURS................................. $30 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS)................ $35 FULL DAY (10 HOURS)............ $50 2 DAYS..................................... $90 3 DAYS................................... $125 4 DAYS................................... $155 5 DAYS................................... $180 6 DAYS................................... $205 7 DAYS................................... $230 2 HOURS................................. $30 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS)................ $40 FULL DAY (10 HOURS)............ $50 2 DAYS..................................... $75 3 DAYS................................... $115 4 DAYS................................... $150 5 DAYS................................... $200 6 DAYS................................... $225 7 DAYS................................... $250 2 HOURS................................. $20 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS)................ $25 FULL DAY (10 HOURS)............ $40 2 DAYS..................................... $75 3 DAYS................................... $110 4 DAYS................................... $145 5 DAYS................................... $175 6 DAYS................................... $200 7 DAYS................................... $225

Larch Hills traverse, Reinecker Creek Skills Clinics (4hrs) 1/2 Day One Day Clinic (8hrs) Foundation skills & ride Two Day Clinic (16hrs) Day One – Foundation skills & ride Day Two – Riding techniques Private One on One Hourly Coaching Maintenance Clinics (3hrs) Lunch will be provided on any trip/clinic over 7hrs Shuttle Vehicle Service provided to Rubberhead For more information and pricing on Guided Trips please visit the Activity Centre on www.waterwayhouseboats.com

2 HOURS................................. $15 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS)................ $20 FULL DAY (10 HOURS)............ $35 2 DAYS..................................... $60 3 DAYS..................................... $80 4 DAYS................................... $100 5 DAYS................................... $120 6 DAYS................................... $135 7 DAYS................................... $150 2 HOURS................................. $20 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS)................ $30 FULL DAY (10 HOURS)............ $45 2 DAYS..................................... $70 3 DAYS..................................... $90 4 DAYS................................... $120 5 DAYS................................... $140 6 DAYS................................... $160 7 DAYS................................... $180 2 HOURS................................. $30 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS)................ $40 FULL DAY (10 HOURS)............ $60 2 DAYS..................................... $90 3 DAYS................................... $120 4 DAYS................................... $150 5 DAYS................................... $180 6 DAYS................................... $210 7 DAYS................................... $240

Call to reserve: 1-877-WATERWAY (928-3792) | waterwayhouseboats.com

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HOUSEBOATS FOR SALE Colleen Anderson — Sales Manager • Email: canderson@waterwayhouseboats.com • Cell Phone: (250) 833-5288

2005 - GENESIS 60 - AMITY II was $295,000 NOW $195,000 MUST SELL REDUCED TO $195,000 Great family Houseboat - Privately owned 2005 custom built Genesis 60. Lots of extras

2004 - 2004 MIRAGE 44 - NEFERTITI $185,000 Currently under the Waterway management agreement. Plan for your future floating condo on the Lake.

SALE PENDING 2003 - GENESIS 75 - FOOTLOOSE $350,000 Currently under the Waterway Management rental agreement.

2002 - MIRAGE 66 - DREAMWEAVER

1998 - MIRAGE 54 - AMIGOS ONLY

$279,000 1996 - MIRAGE 63 - SUNNYBROOKE

Lots of space, beautifully designed, under management rental agreement, or, own your own floating condo.

REDUCED $87,000

14’6’’ X 54’. Under Management Agreement.

$65,000

Great summer cottage – Spend your summer cruising from Beach to beach of the beautiful Shuswap Lake.

Come visit the Waterway retail store, inside the Guest Services building. We stock a wide variety of clothing, souvenirs and items that you may have forgotten. We also have ice, firewood. The BBQ pit is also located just outside the Guest Services office with a wide array of snacks and meals.

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DAN GINN SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER

DIGITAL BILLBOARDS

Here at Waterway Houseboats we are pretty proud of our new sign! I am sure by now all of you have seen the new digital sign at our entry way. Dan Ginn our Special projects manager built and installed the new sign for everyone to find their way to the vacation of a lifetime! Dan is also manages SHUSWAP DIGITAL BILLBOARDS, located in the north Okanagan/ Shuswap area. Dan has an experienced team to build your advertising medium. He also offers after sales support for repairs, software and all programming. Not only does Dan do digital signs but he also builds: • CONVENTIONAL BILLBOARDS • TIMBER FRAME DESIGNS • DIGITAL BILLBOARDS. Need a sign? Call Dan Ginn for pricing and sizes for conventional or L.E.D. displays Phone 250 838-2174. email: info@shuswapdigitalbillboards.com

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SAFETY AND NAVIGATION GUIDE

LEGEND Marine Gas Marina Boat Launch Vehicle Campsites Wilderness Campsites Sani Station

Roderick-Haig Brown Park

Mountain Bike Trails Hiking Picnic Area

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HOUSEBOAT TRAVEL TIMES FROM WATERWAY MARINA BASE TO LOCATION AT 2200 RPM Help us protect your parkland. Enjoy your visit but please leave the parks as you find them so that future visitors may enjoy them too. Fireworks are prohibited in British Columbia provincial parks.

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MARA PARK Mara Lake ........................... 1.25 hrs. MARBLE PARK Salmon Arm..................... 1.25 hrs. NIELSEN BEACH Anstey Arm ................... 3.00 hrs. RODERICK HAIG BROWN Shuswap Lake.....7.50 hrs. SCOTCH CREEK Shuswap Lake .................. 6.50 hrs. SILVER BEACH Seymour Arm ................... 6.50 hrs.

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COPPER ISLAND Shuswap Lake Arm ......... 5.00 hrs. COTTONWOOD BEACH Seymour Arm ......... 3.25 hrs.

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PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT Waterway recognizes the Shuswap Lake as a beautiful resource that needs protecting. We are very active in protecting this lake, so that future generations can enjoy it as much as we do. Waterway has attached all of our kitchen sinks into the black water holding tanks. Washers have also been decommissioned, however the dryers on the boats equipped with them still operate. Our new dock and the connection to the District sewer is now complete. As a result, we will be containing all of the water in our hot tubs. Our boats which are plumbed for grey water will be 100% contained. It is important to remember that all black water is currently being contained. WATER USE: Instructions will be given on the use of the hot tubs. Adding water as necessary to the hot tub is fine. Please take brief showers and do not leave the wa-

ter running in the sink while doing dishes or while using the washroom. Remember that a significant amount of grey water goes into the lake. When you are on a beach surrounded by other houseboats, all grey water being drained goes into the water surrounding the houseboats. We ask that you leave the beach prior to showering or using the dishwasher and do so out on the lake. It is better for everyone and also according to the Ministry of Environment, for the lake as well. Waterway uses environmentally sensitive soaps and detergents, which are also unscented and free of endocrine disruptors, which may have a long term impact on the health of the lake system. Please help reduce our impact on the Shuswap by taking the appropriate measures and using the cleaning products provided on your houseboat.

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