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WELCOME TO TRADITIONAL SECWEPEMC (SHUSWAP) TERRITORY The Shuswap is a beautiful four-season region and traditional territory of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation. Four bands call the region home – Adams Lake, Neskonlith, Little Shuswap Lake and Splatsin. As well as its rich and ancient heritage, there are many factors that make the Shuswap an exceptional place to live in and visit. At the heart of the region is Shuswap Lake. With more than 1,000 kilometres of shoreline, it is a wonderland for those who enjoy fishing, swimming, houseboating and other outdoor activities. The diversity of the lake itself is a rarity, with much of its shoreline still in a natural, uninhabited state. Also exceptional is the region’s diversity of ecosystems; from dry ponderosa pine and bunchgrass landscapes near Chase to the interior rain forests of the Upper Adams and
Seymour rivers, to the rich Shuswap and Salmon River farmlands. In some areas, the diversity can be a mere hundreds of metres apart. Not only do our forests draw people in with their beauty, they provide critical wildlife habitat and are an important economic resource. Camping among these magnificent forests with trees often more than 100 years old is an amazing and humbling experience. But continuing hot, dry summers mean these beautiful forests are often only a spark or lightning strike from being destroyed by wildfire. The Wildfire Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Resource Operations and Rural Development understands the crackle, warmth and smell of a campfire adds a magical ambiance to the camping experience. Officials do not take the imposition of a fire prohibition lightly, but forests dry out very quickly in
the summer heat – even if there have been heavy recent rains. So please, respect the region that is home to thousands of people and a diverse wildlife and follow the regulations set out to protect everyone. Campfires, when they are permitted, must be no larger than a half-metre wide by a half-metre high and need to be situated in a metal or rock fire ring. Always have at least eight litres of water or a shovel on hand in case your fire escapes. When you’re finished, douse the fire with water, stir, repeat, then touch to make sure those ashes are cool. If you cannot put your hand in the ashes, the fire is not out. There are stiff fines and possible jail time for those who cause a wildfire. So be careful and alert. To report a wildfire, call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cell phone.
Travel back in time and discover the Shuswap’s most popular heritage destination! Set on 40 acres of farmland the Heritage Village features over 30 exhibits, Tea Room and nature trails. Visit www.salmonarmmuseum.org for admission fees and hours 751 Highway 97B Salmon Arm, B.C. 250-832-5243 Real History • Hands-on-Activities • Good Food • Dinner Theatre
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Opportunities to camp and spend quality time outdoors are many – camping, hiking or biking. A good mix of accommodation is also available for those who prefer to spend their nights indoors. And there’s lots to do for those who wish to shop, dine, visit attractions or simply enjoy the ambiance of friendly Shuswap communities.
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Fortunately, the cultural heritage and language are enjoying a revival and are being shared in tourism attractions and events. There are several events showcasing Secwepemc culture this year. • Join First Nations neighbours to celebrate National Indigenous Day on June 21. Plans are underway and more information about time, activities and location. • Talking Rock Resort and Quaaout Lodge is a popular vacation destination on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake. The name is derived from petroglyphs and pictograph rock drawings from First Nations history and many of these can still be seen on rock bluffs along area lakes and rivers. Owned and operated by the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band, the lobby of the lodge is in the style of a kekuli (traditional winter home) and the unique influence of the native culture is predominant in the many authentic native dishes served in the restaurant. National Indigenous Day will be celebrated at Quaaout Lodge with public events kicking off between 4 and 5 p.m. Activities include: free archery, storytelling, canoeing and traditional games. There will be a fee for drumand rattle-making workshops and
pre-registration is required. Call 250679-4202. There will be live music and, in partnership with the Arts Council for the South Shuswap, will add face-painting and a community sand sculpture project facilitated by Marc Dansereau. An exciting menu for a traditionally inspired outdoor dinner is in the works. Price details to come. Fireworks will take place at approximately 10 p.m. • Another opportunity to learn about the rich cultural heritage of our First Nations neighbours is at the annual powwow June 29 to June 30 at the arbour at the Neskonlith Indian Band office just west of Chase. Sponsored by the Working Together Powwow Society, this celebration features traditional dancing, singing, crafts and food concessions. Enjoy a powwow breakfast Saturday morning and a big feast at 5 p.m. Saturday. The food is free, but food donations are welcome - just drop them off at the arbour. There will be Indian tacos, bannock, etc. Several vendors offer a variety of traditional native items including blankets, baskets, moccasins, mukluks, ribbon shirts, regalia, jewelry and souvenirs. Vendors are welcome (sorry, no food vendors). Contact Lucille at 250-679-8098 and 250-819-1508 to volunteer or for information. Or call Sarah at 250-679-2839.
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Music adds vibrant sounds to the summer scene right across the Shuswap, with live outdoor concerts just about every day of the week – for free, or by donation: • The Sicamous and District Chamber of Commerce presents Music in the Park outdoor concerts from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at Sicamous Beach Park from July 8 to Aug. 19: July 8 - Will; July 15 - Devon Coyote; July 22 - TBA; July 29 - Melissa Livingston; Aug. 5 - Small
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• Downtown Salmon Arm hosts Downtown Live at the Ross Street Plaza on Friday afternoons from 12:30 to 2 p.m. throughout July and August and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon during the weekly Downtown Farmers’ Market, which begins June 22 and continues to the last market of the year on Oct. 5. • The South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce presents a family-friendly, community barbecue and concert to kick off summer, featuring a number of local bands and a
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• Hyde Mountain is the latest achievement of the masterful architect Les Furber. Hyde Mountain offers a complimentary shuttle service from their docks up to the clubhouse and restaurant. www.hydemountain.com. • Located on the Trans-Canada Highway, the nine-hole Eagle River Golf and Country Club caters to tourists by offering a free shuttle service from anywhere in Sicamous. The lounge features an eclectic menu throughout the day. eaglerivergolf.com • Located on the Trans-Canada Highway in Canoe, Club Shuswap is an immaculately groomed 27-hole executive operation that includes the nine-hole Coyote Ridge Course and 18-hole Lakeview Greens Course. www.clubshuswap.com • Designed by Les Furber, the Salmon Arm Golf Club’s Championship Course is on the list of must-play courses in British Columbia. Located on Hwy 97B. Across the highway, the nine-hole executive course offers an opportunity to hone short-course skills. The Ironwood Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. visit: salmonarmgolf.ca • Shuswap National (formerly Canoe Creek) Golf Course offers more than 7,000 yards of open fields, grass-faced bunkers, immaculate bent-grass greens, striking water features and the full-service National Kitchen and Patio for small groups or large tournaments and weddings. For more information, go to www.shuswapnational.com.
• Shuswap Lake Estates’ 18-hole championship course is a challenge for both the accomplished and casual golfer. The professionally designed par-72 course offers wellbunkered, undulating greens. Hone your skills on a driving range, two practice greens and practice sand bunkers. After a round of golf, enjoy a game of pool, great food and drinks at Duffer’s Den. shuswaplakeestates.com/golf • Reasonable and ideal for families, the Cedar Heights Community Association boasts a nine-hole, par-3 golf course that is ideal for families. The Association also maintains pickle ball and bocce courts, which are open to the public. New for 2019, children 12 and under, who must be accompanied by an adult, play for free. For more information, visit www.cedarheightscommunity.ca. • Talking Rock Golf Course has been the pride of the Little Shuswap Indian Band since opening in August 2007. Experienced and beginner golfers will enjoy this course Follow up with a meal at Jack Sam’s Restaurant & Lounge or a rejuvenating visit to the spa. www.quaaoutlodge.com/golf-en.html • Located in Chase, the Sunshore Golf Course is a beautifully kept and features 1,899 yards over nine holes. It is ideal for families and affordable fun. www.sunshoregolf.ca • The nine-hole Anglemont Estates Golf Course is located in the North Shuswap and is challenging, scenic, fun and affordable. A free shuttle service is provided from Horseshoe Bay Marine Park or the Anglemont Marina where special moorage rates are offered to boaters who want to play a round of golf. www.golfanglemont.com
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• The District of Sicamous hosts Canada Day celebrations with a road hockey tournament on Main Street beginning at 9 a.m., food vendors and kids’ activities provided by the arts council at the Red Barn at 10. Kids’ Zone opens at 11 a.m. as does a a Main Street beverage garden. The Justin Hogg band plays at 12:30 p.m., followed by the Hip Replacements at 3. Main Street closes at 5:30 and festivities move to Beach Park with Super Hero City from 6 to 8 p.m., Whole Lot of Lead playing on a barge at 7:30, capped off with fireworks at dusk. • One of the most highly anticipated family events of the year is the Children’s Festival which plays out at the Salmon Arm North Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Sorrento Lions Club from 8 a.m. to noon at Centennial Field on Blind Bay Road. The annual parade begins at Glenview Drive at 10 a.m. and ends at the park. Watch for road closure reports. Take a lawn chair to relax and enjoy the rest of the day. Opening ceremonies with dignitaries will be followed by children’s games, live entertainment including a Cod Gone Wild finale, old-fashioned games, bouncy castles, craft vendors and food vendors, displays and a beer garden. Canada Day cake is served at noon. As always, the celebration ends with an awesome fireworks display. • Chase & District Festival Society hosts Canada Day festivities at Chase Memorial Beach from noon to 10:30 p.m. A parade takes place at noon from Safety Mart Foods to PharmaChoice Food and Drug. Activities at the park begin at 1 p.m. Cake will be served at 2 p.m. and will be followed by an afternoon and evening of entertainment and activities for kids and youths. There will be food vendors and a beer garden and a DJ will provide musical accompaniment to the fireworks display that will begin about 10:15 p.m. • The North Shuswap Chamber of Commerce hosts Enjoy Your Vacation a festival at Scotch Creek and Play S afely! Provincial Park from noon to 4 p.m., featuring family Visits to Shuswap Lake entertainment and activities, General Hospital including food trucks. From double noon to 6 p.m., the Lakeview each summer Community Centre at 7703 Help us to continue supporting Squilax-Anglemont Rd. hosts excellent Health Services in the Shuswap. music and a beer garden with Together we can make a the theme “Beach Days.” difference in each and every life.
and features many fun activities, thanks to generous support from community organizations and businesses. Admission is free or by donation and includes one free game ticket per child. A second bonus ticket is awarded if the child is wearing red. Many activities are free and tickets for carnival games are 50 cents. Take a picnic or buy lunch at one of the food concessions. For more information, go to www.sachildrensfest.com where volunteers are welcome to register. • Plans are underway at Salmon Arm City Hall for a third Canada Day celebration and details will be available closer to July 1. • In South Shuswap, early or late risers can start Canada Day celebrations with a delicious pancake breakfast prepared by the
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Long before the Europeans, the First Peoples, the Secwepemc (or Shuswap), used Shuswap Lake for transportation, food and lived along the pristine shoreline. While there are no documented pre-contact stories, a Haney Heritage Village and Museum exhibit acknowledges the Secwepemc Nation. It explores the prehistory of the First Peoples with help from local First Nations advisors Bonnie and Louis Thomas. Public school curricula textbooks and Secwepemc website histories were consulted, with graphic art supplied by artist Norma Harisch. The exhibit promotes a developing sister organization, the Mary Thomas Heritage and Culture Sanctuary, located on Neskonlith Indian Band land. In Secwepemc words, the Neskonlith and the museum are
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“Knucwetwecw” – helping one another. Bonnie Thomas reviewed the telling of the Secwepemc story, ensuring the voice represents the First Peoples of the region. Text took its cue from Heather Smith Sitka’s We Are the Shuswap and other information was taken from the B.C. Indian Chiefs and Secwepemc Cultural Centre websites. The history of European settlement in Salmon Arm is recorded in many ways at the museum. Step back in time at the Montebello Block, which houses the museum, and whose storefronts represent several pioneer vintage shops that existed in the core of the city 100 years ago. Located at 751 Hwy. 97B, R. J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum and Marjorie’s Tea Room are open Wednesday through Sunday from May 15 to Sept. 21, 2019. During July and August the facility is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The archives room is open all year on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Marjorie’s Tea Room is a great place to have lunch and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May 15 to Sept. 15. Special events include: There are many special events over the summer, including High Tea on May 26 from 1 to 3 p.m., Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre, which runs from July 3 to Aug. 28, Pioneer Day, July 14, 20th annual Classic/Antique Car Show Aug. 11. For more information or to book your place for the dinner theatre or High Tea, call 250-832-5243.
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Salmon Arm is a culturally rich city, with a small but beautiful art gallery that houses a community collection and hosts exhibitions throughout the year. The gallery’s 2019 offerings are equally rich. • Flight, an exhibition by 12 multi-media artists on the decline of the songbird population, is linked to the Save Shuswap Songbirds collaboration between the Shuswap Naturalist Club and the Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Society (SABNES). Coffee Break and Artist Talk take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16. • A Seat at the Table runs from June 8 to Aug. 3. It features eight artists in mixed media on food security, sovereignty and sustainability, plus a large-scale youth collaborative on traditional Secwepemc (Shuswap) plant foods. The exhibition opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7. A Vegan-Curious Feast will be held on Monday, July 8. A Traditional Secwepemc feast will be held on Monday, July 22. Tickets for each dinner are $50. Coffee Break and Artist Talk take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18. • Devenir, an exhibition featuring paintings and mobiles by five Francophone artists from Calgary opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 and runs to Sept. 25. • BC Culture Days is a behind-the-scenes installation of Little Lake - a community fibre exhibition. Everyone is welcome to drop in to the gallery and help build the elements of this soft sculpture installation from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28. The Salmon Arm Art Gallery is located at 70 Hudson Ave. NE. and is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation. The gallery also hosts Family Saturdays, a drop-in art making program for families with children of all ages, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Families can visit current exhibitions and create a project together to make it a truly memorable experience.
Theatre on the Edge, the much-loved little festival is back for a fifth season of bold and brave theatre from July 19 to 21 at Shuswap Theatre on Hudson Avenue in Salmon Arm. Known to many from his long association with the Caravan Farm Theatre, Scott Crocker is the co-ordinator/producer for this year’s festival, which features seven performances over three days and is affordable. Relax between shows with food, drink and free live music at the Edge Club on the patio. Performances run Friday starting at 3 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and are 60 minutes or less. Tickets are $12 per show, with discounts for packages at shuswaptheatre.com, at Intwined Fibre Arts on Hudson Avenue or at the door.
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The Shuswap has long been known as a sunny, summer destination. Over the past several years, residents and visitors have discovered the taste of fine wines produced here as well. An organic brewery in Sorrento has a dedicated following. Many of the wines and ales are served in area restaurants and are available for purchase in certain local liquor outlets. • Located on Monk Road, just off Highway 97A near Grindrod, Baccata Ridge Winery specializes in the production of premium cool climate grape and blueberry wines. The winery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week from May 1 to Sept. 30 and open on weekends until Christmas. For more information, go to www.baccataridge.ca. • Larch Hills Winery is an award-winning, family run vineyard and winery. The winery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March to December. For more information or to book a wine tour, go to www.larchhillswinery.com. • Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery is family-owned and operated on Skimikin Road in Tappen. Go to www.reclineridgewinery.com for more information. • Crannog Ales and Left Fields Farm & Hops just west of Sorrento. There can be no visitors during brewing, but
free tours are held by appointment on Friday and Saturday afternoons only an take about 45 minutes. For more information, visit www.crannogales.com. • Ovino Winery is a small family run operation located on Yankee Flats Road south of Salmon Arm. For hours of operation and more information, go to www.ovinowinery.com. • Located on the North Shore of Shuswap Lake, Celista Estate Winery is the northernmost winery in Canada. The winery is open seven days a week in summer from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Check out www.celistawine.com. • Hunkered down between the foot of Bastion Mountain and the shores of Shuswap Lake, Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery’s tasting room and seasonal lounge deck offer a stunning view of Mount Ida from across the water. The winery is open daily from May 12 to Oct. 8. For more information, go to www.sunnybraewinery.com. • Marionette Winery is the first winery built within the city limits of Salmon Arm and sits on a warm, south-facing slope just a couple of minutes from downtown. The winery is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. from May to September. Go to www.marionettewinery.com.
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• Farmer John’s Market offers tours of their state-of-the-art dairy barn and SICAMOUS robotic milking system. The store attached to the barn features ice cream, • The Stampeders will perform from about 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, a bistro that serves homemade soups, sandwiches, pies and more, a deli May 18 as Waterway Houseboat Vacations kicks off the houseboat seaand their own SPCA organic raised chickens and SPCA certified pork. Tours son at Cinnemousin Narrows. Go to www.waterwayhouseboats.com. are available from May 15 to Oct. 15. www.farmerjohnsmarkets.com • 40th annual Summer Arts & Craft Show at the Red Barn Arts Centre at There are a number of farmers’ markets in Salmon Arm: 1226 Riverside Ave. from Thursday, June 27 to Tuesday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meet the Artists takes place Thursday, June 27 from 7 to • All-Organic Farm Market vendors offer a wide variety of locally produced 9 p.m. For more information, call 250-836-4624. vegetables, fruits, beef, dairy products, grains, and baked goods. The • Free movies: 8:30 p.m. at Main Street Park every Thursday from July market is open from 2:30 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday from May through 11 to Aug. 22: July 11 – Overboard; July 18 – Smokey and the Bandit; October and continues every second Wednesday from November through July 25 – The Blind Side; Aug. 1– Mama Mia; Aug. 8 – Benchwarmers 2; April in the parking lot of Askew’s Uptown, 2701 11th Ave. NE. Go to Aug. 15 – Mighty Ducks; Aug. 22 – Breakfast Club. www.WildFlightFarm.ca. • The 30th annual Summer Stomp takes place from Thursday, July 18 • Downtown Salmon Arm hosts a farmer’s market at the Ross Street Plaza to Saturday, July 20 in Sicamous. This is the final stomp at the Stomp on Saturdays from June 22 to Oct. 5. Campground but organizers say Sicamous Boat, Bike and ATV Days will • Women Who Wine are hosting a fundraising barbecue from 10 a.m. to live on in the future. For more information or to buy tickets, go to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at the Ross Street Plaza to raise funds www.summerstomp.ca or on Facebook. for its Ride Don’t Hide Team and coincide with the grand opening of the • Stomp Games begin at noon on Saturday, July 20 on Main Street. A Weekly Saturday Farmer’s Market. bike stunt show takes place at 12:15 p.m., followed by kids pedal bike • The indoor Westgate Public Market at #101 - 2090 10th Ave SW is open games at 1:30, bike stunt show at 2, seniors’ scooter race at 2:30 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on full stunt show at 5 p.m. Bands include Kane Incognito at noon, Wise Sundays. Youngblood at 3 and Five Alarm Funk at 5:30. • The Salmon Arm Community Market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every • A fun-filled Family Fun Day takes place at Sicamous Beach Park on Friday from May 10 to Oct. 11 in the Rainbow Glass parking lot at the Saturday, Aug. 3, with a sandcastle building competition from 10 a.m. corner of Fifth Street and Fifth Avenue SW. to 2 p.m., talent show at 10, paddleboard race at 11, kids’ fun zone and community barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Live bands will perform • The Shuswap Farm and Craft Market has relocated again, this time to beginning at noon. Go to www.sicamous.ca/live-here/calendar for the the north part of the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds beside the quonset hut. The latest information. market is open every Tuesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • The 10th Annual Grindrod Garlic Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to • DeMille’s Farm Market at the west end of town is a popular destination 4 p.m. at Grindrod Recreation Park on Hwy. 97 A Sunday, Aug. 18. and offers a wide variety of foods • The popular Sicamous Fungi Festival mushroom mania event takes • A busy gift market comprised of more than 50 Shuswap and Okanagan place from Sept 27 to 29 at the Sicamous Legion. artists, with a wide range of unique handmade artisan items with an SALMON ARM equally wide range of prices opens at DeMille’s Farm Market daily from • Salty Street Fest rides out from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May 15 to Sept. 15. For more information, go to 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, www.facebook.com/pg/Artisan-Gift-Market-at-DeMilles. May 13 in downtown Salmon • On theTrans-Canada Highway, the Sorrento Village Farmers’ Market Arm, with cool new bikes and is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from May 11 to Oct. 12. 35+ accessories, demos by top-notch vendors, the market offers a wide selection. sorrentofarmersmarket.ca. bike suppliers, free live music • Located at #7 1204 Notch Hill Rd. in Sorrento, the Shuswap Artisans’ and street performances, the Market features beautiful, handcrafted items created by more than 26 kids’ Runbike parade and the local artisans and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. biggest bike swap in B.C. Go to and seven days a week in July and August. skookumcycleandski.com. • The Chase Village Market runs throughout the summer from 10 a.m. to Tasting Room Open 2 p.m. Fridays from May 17 to Oct. May 17 - Oct 15 25 in the Safety Mart Foods parking 11 am to 5 pm daily lot. Contact chasefarmersmarket@ For the rest of the year call gmail.com. for appointment • The Celista Farmers’ Market 250 832 8463 featuring fresh baking, vegetables straight from the garden, eggs, free1577 Yankee Flats Road Discover the finest wines range chicken and meat, pickles, Salmon Arm, BC jam, herbs, tea, flowers, hand-made www.ovinowinery.com produced at the soups and lotions, and an array of highest elevation winery In Silver Creek, BC sewing, woodwork, photography, in North America jewelry and art takes place Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in July and August. The market is located on the grounds of the North Shuswap Jack Manser and family Community Hall at 5456 Squilax-An110 Timms Road, glemont Rd. Salmon Arm, B.C. • The Scotch Creek Farm & Craft Tel: (250) 832-0155 Market runs 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Sunday in the parking lot of The Hub.
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• Salmon Arm celebrates Multicultural Day from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at the Ross Street Plaza, also featuring entertainment, display booths and games. • Kids' Fishing Derby takes place from 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 16 at Marine Mark Wharf. This free event is for children aged one to 12 years of age under parent supervision. Take your own PFD. There are great prizes to be won. Registration is at 6 a.m. • Vintage Car Club of Canada members display a great collection of cars from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at Marine Peace Park. • Enjoy a free showing of Lego 2, a family friendly movie at dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.) Saturday, July 27 at Marine Peace Park. Take a blanket or low-back chair only. • The Salmon Arm Rescue Unit hosts the annual fundraising demolition derby from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. Gates open at 9 a.m. To learn more about the event, go to www.saru.ca. • The 122nd Salmon Arm Fair runs Sept. 6 to 8 at the fairgrounds with the theme “Be Part of the Growth.” The Saturday Parade attracts thousands with 15 blocks of floats/entertainment. • Shuswap Idol will be back this year as will three days worth of great entertainment provided by contestants. • The "Five before Five" ($5 gate fee for those who go to the fair on Friday, Sept. 6 before 5 p.m.) is back. For more information, go to www.salmonarmfair.com. • Celebrate BC Culture Days by joining the staff
and fibre arts crew in creating the Little Lake installation at the the Salmon Arm Art Gallery Sept. 27 and 28. This behind-the-scenes work bee will give everyone a chance to help sculpt this incredible community project that celebrates the historic McGuire Lake. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, drop in. SOUTH SHUSWAP • The annual Carlin Country Market takes place at Carlin Elementary Middle School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday May, 25. Admission is by donation, or drop a bag of bottles at the bottle drive at the gate. • Carlin Hall plays host to West My Friend, whose acoustic blend of indie-roots to chamber-folk and three-part harmonies challenge the conventions of popular music on Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Acorn Music in Salmon Arm or at the door. • Celebrate Heritage Day with a free event at the historic Notch Hill Hall at 639 Notch Hill Rd. on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Adult dancing, White Lake Hall at 3617 Parri Rd. for a Redneck Barn Dance on June 15. • The Blind Bay Blues Band presents a weekly jam session, featuring blues, roots, rock, pop and maybe a bit of country, at Blind Bay Memorial Hall, 2510 Blind Bay Rd. on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. • The Blind Bay Community Hall, (2510 Blind Bay Rd) is home to the annual Blind Bay Painters Annual Art Show held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 to July 1Have a treat at the complimentary coffee/beverage bar.
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• An annual art show takes place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 13 and 14 at the Sunnybrae Seniors' Hall at 3585 Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd. • Eagle Bay Day takes place at Eagle Bay Hall, 4326 Eagle Bay Rd., on Saturday, Aug. 3, with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., giant white elephant sale, book sale, garden club sale, games and show 'n’ shine. CHASE • The 10th annual Chase CornStock promises to be cornier than ever and will take place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Chase Memorial Beach. There will be performances for kids at the beginning, followed by two musical acts (one at 5:30, the other at 7), as well as a beer garden, and corn-inspired activities for all ages. NORTH SHUSWAP • The 25th Annual On The Water Poker Run runs rain or shine on Fathers Day, June 17 beginning at 9 a.m. at Captain's Village Marina, with five check points along the North Shuswap shore. There are cash prizes for the best poker hand and tons of raffle prizes for the whole family. To pre register or for more information, go to www.captainsvillage.com, the the “News” page for poker run Updates. • A professional logger show takes begins at noon on Saturday, June 29 at the Hub in Scotch Creek. Take your own stump. • The Anglemont Fire Department at 7850 Golf Course Rd. hosts a pancake breakfast, displays and fun activities for kids from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 13.
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There are many trails throughout the Shuswap and, with amazing and hardworking volunteers, new trails are being built every year. Those added in 2018 include: the Shuswap Memorial Cemetery Park pond loop in Salmon Arm, South Canoe Trail System, Rubberhead Mountain Bike Trails east of Salmon Arm, and Balmoral above Blind Bay in the South Shuswap. As well, there are all the trails built in 2017 ready to explore: despite the crazy wind-flood-wind-fire-wind-snow season we had, trail stewards, volunteers, munipcal/regional/and provincial community partners, funding supporters, clubs, school groups, business teams, Rapattack, the STA trail team, and so many others worked very, very hard in 2017. The result was an incredible 10 new trails added totalling over 12,000 metres. They include: Farrell’s Field Nature Trails at Celista in Electoral Area F of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD), Malakwa Community Trails in CSRD Area E, Topo-the-Sic section and the Around-the-Hill Greenway Loop additions to the Larch Hills Traverse, Historic Park Trail at North Fork Wild and and Canoe Ball Diamond Beach Connector in Salmon Arm. A popular part of the trail system is the Larch Hills crosscountry ski area, located 20 kilometres south of Salmon Arm. This network contains more than 120 kilometres of mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails and hosts several ski events including the Moonlight Lantern Ski, Fun Race, the elementary school Pirate Loppet and the popular Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet. In the summer, hike through beautiful woodlands and enjoy sights and scent of wildflowers, ponds, birds and an interpretive trail. Keep an eye out for larger wildlife. For detailed information, visit www.shuswaptrails.com. One of the questions tourists ask most often when they arrive in the Shuswap is where can they hike, walk their dogs or ride their bikes. Thanks to community collaborations with the Shuswap Trail Alliance and hundreds of committed volunteers, there are many opportunities for getting out on well-maintained trails.
• The easy 1-km Cummins Lake Trail, leads to a remote sub alpine lake, with fishing and a user maintained Recreation Site. • One of the most difficult of the trails is the 6-km, 2.5 hour Eagle Pass Mountain Trail that quickly ascends to the alpine and is best accessed in dry, summer months. • The Eagle River Nature Park features six kilometres of loop trails. Explore the old growth cedar and hemlock forest along the Eagle River, which includes a boardwalk, foot bridge, and a series of interpretive signs. • Also more difficult is the 7.4-km Hyde Mountain Lookout Trail that takes about 2.5 hours one way. The first 3.6 km are uphill, but don’t despair. A remarkable series of 33 switchbacks makes this a pleasant forest stroll – and a rigorous but doable mountain bike ride – through a beautiful mixed cedar and hemlock forest. • Another very difficult trail is the 7.5-km Joss Mountain Pass, a full day backpack hike with excellent options for exploring in the alpine. Also popular with bears, so make lots of noise. • For a quick and easy stroll to stretch your legs for 20 minutes, take the rough Kay Falls Trail that leads to the base of the falls. • Also more difficult is the Larch Hills Traverse popular with mountain bike riders and skiers. It offers 2-, 4-, 7.4- and 38-km opportunities, including a one-hour hike from the visitor centre to the Sicamous Forest viewpoint. • The Malakwa Suspension Bridge spans the Eagle River and features a couple of pleasant and easy trail loops. • More skill and endurance is required for the Mara Mountain (Owlhead) Lookout trail that is a full day, 8.2 km hike featuring rugged mountain bluffs, alpine meadows, spectacular views of Mabel and Shuswap lakes as well as the Monashee Mountains. • The North Fork Wild is a 21-hectare legacy conservation park adjacent to the Perry River. It features a network of natural trails and boardwalks and provides easy to more difficult hiking.
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For more detailed information on Shuswap parks and interactive maps, go to www.csrd.bc.ca/services/parks-recreation then click on Parks & Trails Directory. Several trails have new geo-referenced trail maps in GPS format.
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Sicamous and the east end of the Shuswap are home to 21 trails, which address a wide range of fitness levels and features. Distances are one way unless otherwise indicated. • The 1.2-kilometre Caribou Lake Trail leads to a pristine sub-alpine mountain lake with good fishing, and a user maintained recreation site. • The marine access only Cinnemousin Narrows Provincial Park is situated where the four arms of Shuswap Lake meet. On the south side of the narrows, Haven Point is an easy 1.5-km walk with good views both of Seymour and Anstey Arms. On the north side, Brock Point trail goes around the lake and past a little lighthouse.
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• The Old Sicamous Highway trail follows the old, historic highway for approx. six kilometres. Enjoy cool shade, excellent views of Shuswap Lake, wildflowers, and birds. • The remote, alpine wilderness of the Queest Mountain trail features superb views, alpine meadows, avalanche slopes, wildflowers, and a forest service camp site. But be prepared, the two-plus hour hike is in remote alpine wilderness requiring experience, preparation, and navigation skills. • Several kilometres of pleasant trails with superb views are included in the Riverfront Nature Park near the mouth of the Eagle River. • A more difficult hike can be found at the scenic half to 1.5-km Sicamous Creek Falls trail. • Outstanding views of the Sicamous Channel, Shuswap Lake and Mara Lake are the attraction to the more difficult half-
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hour to one-hour hike to the Sicamous Lookout. • Not for the faint of heart, the 38-km round trip Simm Creek Loop Trail is rated more difficult to most difficult. • Also more difficult, The Lizard Mountain Bike Trail takes over 2.5 hours to complete. • For the more casual walker, Yard Creek Park is a popular day-use area and campground, with trails along the creek in either direction through cedar and hemlock forest. • Sicamous Creek Trail is an easy .5 kilometre hike appealing to entry level hikers and families. There is parking for up to 20 vehicles, a picnic table, a vault toilet and garbage receptacles for public convenience.
SALMON ARM There are 24 trails located in the Salmon Arm area, from short easy strolls to more difficult and rugged challenges. Visit www.shuswaptrails.com for information on all of them. Here are a few of the very popular trails. • Coyote Park is a favourite with dog owners and offers a variety of short, easy loops in a beautiful pine and cedar forest with glimpses west toward Salmon Arm Bay. • Larch Hills Nordic Trails provides year round opportunity for recreational trail use. Multiple trail options include visits to old-growth forest, an interpretative nature loop surrounding one of the area’s many wetland fens, spectacular views over the surrounding valleys on the higher trails, and visits to Tom’s Shelter, South Hub, and the tiny Cec’s Cabin just south of Larch Lake. Several long- distance cross-country options for cyclists and well-prepared backcountry skiers can be linked from the area, including connections with Salmon Arm on Metford Forestry Road, Highway 1 over Rubberhead and 110 Forestry Road, and the new Larch Hills Traverse route to Sicamous. We specialize in getting • Little Mountain Park offers families on the water at an eight kilometres of wide, affordable price, we have a smooth forested nature trails full selection of runabouts, appropriate for families, and a surf/wakeboard boats, pontoons and fishing boats. variety of figure 8 loop options and difficulty levels, including a short climb to views of Salmon Arm, Salmon Arm Bay, Fly Hills,
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SOUTH SHUSWAP • Superb hiking and biking are available at the Balmoral Trail Head, which is the southern access to the Blind Bay-White Lake recreational trail system. There is ample parking for 10-15 vehicles, a vault toilet and garbage receptacle. • MacArthur Heights Trailhead is the northern access to the Blind Bay-White Lake recreational trail system. There is parking for 10 to 15 vehicles, a vault toilet and garbage receptacle. • The new Mt Baldy recreational trail is an intermediate walk (uphill) through mixed forests to a great lookout over the lake. • Mt. Tuam Community Bike Park is located in the Cedar Heights area and features looping bike skills trails and a gentle walking trail to a spectacular vista overlooking Copper Island. • The Reinecker Creek recreational trail has a lower loop contained almost entirely within Herald Provincial Park. This is a moderate hike that begins with switchbacks and climbs about 200 feet through picturesque fir and pine forest with views of Shuswap Lake. The recreational trail then descends gradually to cross the creek and returns on the west side on an old logging (skid) road, exiting onto Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road about 200 metres west of the Margaret Falls Trail parking lot. The hike takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Two longer loops branch off the lower loop just 60 metres to the east of the foot bridge across Reinecker Creek.
• Due to severe flood damage in 2017, the trail to Margaret Falls remains closed but will hopefully reopen in 2019. Parks Canada has issued a caution to visitors to the falls to stay on the trail and attempting to climb beside the falls where conditions are steep and wet, could result in injury and damages the soil and vegetation. Failure to comply will result in prosecution and eviction from the park.
• The popular park features a beautiful trail along the Adams River. The 26-kilometre trail system is popular for hiking and mountain biking in summer and crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing in winter. The park is located on both sides of the Adams River, between Adams Lake and Shuswap Lake. A beautiful and easy stroll along the river leads to a spectacular gorge, where the river squeezes through a narrow canyon. For more information on this provincial park, go to www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/ tsutswecw/. • Scotch Creek Hlina Trail features a forest walk to impressive views over Shuswap Lake high above Scotch Creek. The first section of the trail has been completed to the Scotch Creek Lookout. A secondary wilderness route (the Hlina Loop) is brushed and blazed, but requires off-trail, wilderness travel experience and route finding.
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Mt Ida, and spring wildflowers along the west facing bluffs. • Salmon Arm Bay Nature Trails and Interpretive Centre showcases one of the province’s premier migratory estuaries and is nesting home to the remarkable western grebe. The bird bind and osprey nest viewing trail is found on the west side of the boat launch in front of the Prestige Harbourfront Resort, and links into the west walkway. Or head east along the four-km trail to Raven. • Boardwalk and viewing platforms for excellent bird watching in one of the Province’s premier migratory estuaries, plus a side trail out to Christmas Island for fine views of the bay and waterfowl. It doesn’t get any better or more beautiful than this. Be sure to review the dog access rules and monitoring program at www.shuswaptrails.com and help to protect this very special area.
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Avoca Road West on the North Fork Forest Service Road, North Fork Wild features an upper and lower parking area trail head with a vault toilets at each location. • Yard Creek Provincial Park is a 175-hectare park covering 60 hectares of beautiful forested uplands and 115 hectares of riparian habitat 15 km wast of Sicamous. It features 65 shaded RV and tent sites, a log picnic shelter, and toilet facilities. The park offers an extensive network of recreational nature trails. • The popular, public Beach Park in Sicamous is the location for many of the community’s celebrations and offers a number of waterfront activities, including swimming. • Cambridge Road lake access is one of seven lake accesses to Mara Lake in Swansea Point. The park has a vault toilet, four picnic tables, including one that is handicap accessible. • Home of the all • Canterbury Road is another lake day breakfast access to Mara Lake • Lunch from $7.95 in Swansea Point, • Dinner to Go from our with parking for up kitchen to yours to three vehicles, a
• Located on Community Hall Road next to the firehall, Malakwa Community Park is the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s (CSRD) newest park that officially opened in 2018. It features a loop walking trail, bicycle skills loop trail, timber frame picnic shelter, grassed picnic area, state of the art playground and seniors exercise equipment. The park also features a community garden with a series of raised garden beds. Amenities include a vault toilet, picnic tables and benches. • North Fork Wild is an exceptional opportunity to explore several kilometres of looping trails through picturesque forest and the clear water of the Perry River. Located on
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sandy beach and a beach volleyball court. • Another lake access in Swansea Point is at Eton Road. It is for hand launching boats only. There is parking for up to four vehicles. There are no washrooms on site. • Oxford Road in Swansea Point is a lake access park that features a washroom, bike rack and parking for up to four vehicles. This site is great for hand launching boats and swimming. • Westminster Road Lake Access is outfitted with a bike rack, garbage receptacle, two picnic benches and parking for three cars. There are no public washrooms. • Also in Swansea Point, a day-use lake access park at Windsor Road has a public boat launch and is also used by emergency vehicles to access the lake. There are no public washrooms on site. • Coming in 2019 is the final beach access park in Swansea Point at Swanson Road which will feature a small playground, picnic tables and benches and a vault toilet.
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the White Lake/Balmoral trail system and viewing platform with views over from this park. White Lake. This park is kept open in • Sorrento’s year-round Markwart Road the winter as the area is used extenboat launch features a vault toilet, a sively during ice fishing season. garbage receptacle, 11 parking stalls • Hugh Road Community Park is a 0.5 for vehicles and boat trailers and a hectare site with 70 metres of lakeboat dock for temporary moorage front providing access to White Lake. while loading and unloading. It is a steep site with parking for six • The day-use Notch Hill Community vehicles, washroom, garbage can, trail Park features a hand-crafted, woodand picnic benches. The trail winds en train viewing platform located down from the parking lot, past two on Notch Hill Road. The park shares picnic benches, each with a superb the site with Notch Hill Hall, one of view across the lake. At the end of the oldest community halls in the the trail is possibly the best swimming Shuswap dating back to 1910, as well spot on the lake; it has a buoyed swim as the Notch Hill School (1921) and area with a swim platform. Notch Hill Church (1906). • Whitehead Road boat launch in • Reedman Road Community Park is a Eagle Bay is open year-round and small public lake access that extends includes a vault toilet, garbage recepapproximately 50 metres from Blind tacle, six parking stalls for vehicles Bay Road to the shore of Shuswap and boat trailers and a boat dock for Lake. temporary moorage while loading • Rocky Point Road is a small lake and unloading. access swimming and day use park. • Shannon Beach includes over 400 • Sorrento/Blind Bay Park includes metres of Shuswap Lake shoreline a skating rink in winter (weather in Eagle Bay and includes parking, a permitting), tennis courts, soccer field, vault toilet and garbage receptacles. basketball court, three baseball diaA short wheelchair accessible trail monds, water spray park, and a playleads across Eagle Bay Road to the ground with a state-of-the-art sun shade. • White Lake Community Park features a boat launch 1 km East of Canoe Beach with a fixed 7390 - 50th St. NE, Canoe, BC dock, a day-use parking area for tow vehicles and trailers, SS a vault toilet, CRO CKS A A picnic area BOA TR E
and washroom facilities are available at the parking lot adjacent to the Blind Bay Community Hall. • Blind Bay’s Caen Road Park is a grassy, day use hand-launch park and swimming area, with picnic tables, washroom, benches, and a swimming area. There is no lifeguard on duty. • Gillespie Road Community Park boasts a swimming dock, picnic area, a vault toilet and garbage receptacles. Parking is available for four vehicles. • Cedar Heights Park includes a children’s playground equipped with a sun shade, swings, minor ball diamond and a grassy play area. There is a vault toilet and garbage receptacle as well as benches and picnic tables. • The Harbour Road boat launch has a public vault toilet, garbage receptacles, a cement boat launch and a 60foot dock for temporary loading and unloading of boats. This is a shallow boat launch and is only suitable for smaller boats in the late summer due to low water levels. • John Evdokimoff Park was extensively renovated in 2018 and features a state-of-the-art playground suitable for two to five-year-olds and five-12year-olds. The park also features a paved multi purpose sport court for basketball, pickle ball or road hockey. Park visitors can also play gaga ball in the gaga ball pit and enjoy sitting on the park benches or playing on the nature play rocks. The bike skills park will be undergoing minor renovations following the recent changes. The park features a covered picnic shelter and a vault toilet. Hikers can access
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beach where there is a wheelchair accessible picnic table. A large swimming area is cordoned off from boat traffic and there is a swimming raft. This is a rocky beach, so take water shoes. • Wild Rose Bay is a secluded park that features a recreational trail from the parking lot down to the shoreline. The parking lot is substantial and includes a public washroom and garbage receptacle. • Sunnybrae Park includes a playground, ample parking, washrooms and a beach on Shuswap Lake. There is a short trail up to the top of the bluffs across the road for a wonderful view of the lake. • Roy Sharp Community Park is located 18 km from Highway 1 on Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road and features a vault toilet, picnic benches, parking and a wheelchair friendly trail. • Herald Provincial Park is a popular destination campground and day-use area. The park covers 79 hectares of beautiful beach and forested uplands, and boasts a 119-site campground,
boat launch and large day-use area. Swimming, fishing and bird-watching are popular activities. For more information, go to shuswaptourism.ca.
• Memorial Beach Park in Chase features a beach with picnic tables, playground, amphitheatre, washrooms and showers. There is also a wharf and boat launch. • Camping, a boat launch and baseball diamond are located at Mill Park. • Centennial Park features a playground and washrooms, with a short trail alongside Chase Creek. • Also along Chase Creek is Willson Park, which offers picnic tables and horseshoe pits in a beautiful green space.
• Tsùtswecw Provincial Park – Come to the Shuswap for the summer, but make sure to return for one of nature’s grandest spectacles in the fall, particularly during a dominant year, when people from around the world arrive to view millions of sockeye salmon HOT POOLS returning to spawn in several Shuswap WATERFALLS watercourses. SUSPENSION Last year BRIDGE was the dominant run in the fouryear Adams River sockeye cycle so the numbers won’t be so plentiful in SUITES | TENT & RV 2019 and 2020 particularly. But some salmon do make the arduous 600-kilometre-plus trip from the Pacific Ocean and Tsútswecw Your next YES! moment awaits Provincial Park (formerly Roderick ✔ Relax ✔ Take in the natural beauty ✔ Soak in the hot pools ✔ Hike to the waterfall Haig-Brown) park ✔ Camp or stay in one of our full-kitchen suites is a beautiful site about a 45-minute 1- 855- 83 6- 40 97 .com drive from Salmon ort res eek ww w.c raz ycr nded Arm. Sockeye usuReser vat ions recomme ally arrive in the 6162 Tr ansCanada Hw y, Malak wa BC Shuswap from late w w w.c r a z yc r e ek r esor t .com
September through early November. The park was renamed Tsútswecw Provincial Park in 2018 to better reflect its location in Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band traditional territory. Tsútswecw, which is pronounced choo-chwek, means ‘many rivers’ in the Secwepemc or Shuswap language. Doug Brown, band co-ordinator for the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band, says, “as much as everyone respects the scientific work that Roderick HaigBrown did and his role in bringing everyone’s attention to the issue of how we take care of the salmon, it’s worth remembering that the Secwepemc people have lived in this area at least since the last ice age, which is about 10,000 years ago. • Cornwall Road Community Park has adequate parking, a vault toilet, and picnic tables. • Don Fink Community Park in Seymour Arm is a great choice for family or group gatherings, with a ball field, swing set, horse-shoe pitch and volleyball area. There is also a picnic area, toilets, garbage receptacles and recycling bins. • Ross Creek Community Park offers excellent swimming and picnicking opportunities and features picnic tables and a vault toilet. • Anglemont’s Lakeview Community Park has more than 200 metres of south-facing beach, with a picnic area, vault toilet, garbage receptacles and recycling containers. • Magna Bay Wharf Road Community Park is a popular swimming and picnic area, with more than 100 metres of south-facing beach with a picnic area, vault toilet, garbage receptacles and recycling containers. There is also a public boat launch and dock for temporary moorage for loading and unloading. • Rose Clifford Community Park is the recreational heart of Scotch Creek and the North Shuswap. The 4.5 acre park has a children’s playground, baseball diamond and ball field, allcourt (tennis, basketball, ball hockey), swings, picnic area and flush toilet. • Scotch Creek Wharf Road Community Park features more than 100 metres
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Satisfy your love of fishing in any of the Shuswap’s more than 20 productive lakes and streams. White Lake is popular winter and summer and is home to rainbow trout. Cast to the waters of Mara and Skimikin lakes as well. Rainbow, lake and bull trout and kokanee salmon call Adams Lake home. Fishing for salmon on the lower Adams River is catch and release only. Try your luck for rainbow and lake trout on Shuswap Lake. There is an open salmon season some years on Little Shuswap Lake and Shuswap River. To obtain a fishing licence online, go to www.gofishbc.com. Fishing licences and everything you need to gear up for a fishing trip are available at Westside Stores at the west end of Salmon Arm.
More than 35 out-and-back and loop cycling routes are identified, with an average distance of about 50 kilometres. Choose from easy, moderate or challenging routes, varying in distance from short 20km trips to long 100km adventures. Visitor information centres, parking spots, cyclist’s eateries, wineries, bird watching “hot spots,” swimming beaches, viewpoints and hill climb locations are among the features and services identified to help you to plan your cycle tour. Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Chase, Sorrento, Enderby, Armstrong and Falkland offer a variety of services for the touring cyclist. Bike repair shops are located in Salmon Arm at Skookum Cycle & Ski and Sport Chek in the Mall at Piccadilly. Paper copies of the local Cycle Touring Guide are available free at local visitor Information centres. For a digital copy of the guide go to www.shuswaptourism.ca and click on the “Things to Do” then “Outdoor Adventure” tabs.
Enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of nature as you explore more than 1,800 kilometres of quiet, paved back roads in the area highlighted by Shuswap Tourism’s road bike (or hybrid bike/slick tire mountain bike) local cycle touring guide.
Take a bit of the Shuswap home. Locally made artisanal pottery, jewelry, art, and giftware.
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Explore while enjoying all the comforts of home. Twin Anchors, Waterway Houseboats and Blue Water Houseboats rent luxurious vessels that can accommodate anywhere from six to 30 guests. Cosy living rooms are the perfect place to spend evenings or rainy days, watching satellite TV, reading or playing board games. Refrigerators can accommodate several days worth of supplies and kitchens are rigged out with everything needed to create menus ranging from simple to fabulous gourmet meals. Sail up to Steamboat Bay near Seymour Arm and climb the trail to spectacular Albas Falls. Hungry Cove and Marble Point are popular beaches for houseboaters. If you’re into a big beach party, Neilson Beach is your spot while Two Mile Creek is a lovely destination with soft sand. Although summertime is busy, the houseboating season begins in April and runs to the end of October. Don’t be afraid of the chill in the air because the exterior hot tub and cozy interior fire will warm you up in a hurry. And speaking of parties, Waterway Houseboats host the annual free, onthe-lake concert on Saturday, May 18 of the Victoria Day long weekend. This year’s performers are The Stampeders, the Canadian Rock trio of Sweet City Women fame, who will play from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cinnemousun Narrows. For information or to book a houseboat trip, go to www.twinanchors.com,
waterwayhouseboats.com or bluewaterhouseboats.ca for more information and to book a super Shuswap Lake vacation.
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of south facing beach, with a picnic area, vault toilet, garbage receptacles and recycling container. Parking is available for 6-8 cars. • St. Ives Community Park has a swimming area and sandy beach, a vault toilet, garbage and recycling bins, four picnic tables, landscaping and a fire ring. • Beswick Road Community Park is a lakefront swimming and picnic area in Seymour Arm. This site includes a vault toilet, picnic area, fire ring, garbage receptacles and recycling container and parking for 12-15 cars.
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