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2018 VACATION & TRAVEL PLANNER
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6105 Shaw Road, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2W2
3641 Highway 97B South, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6
2404 Centennial Drive, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H1
1663 Little Shuswap Lake Rd, Chase, BC V0E 1M2
9851 Old Spallumcheen Rd, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V3
Shuswap Top 10 & Visitor Centres
06 Shuswap Regional Map 07 7 Regions, 1 Shuswap 08 Salmon Arm 10 Chase 11 Enderby 12 Falkland 13 North Shuswap 14 South Shuswap 15 Sicamous 17 Houseboating 19 On the Water 23 Salmon Run 24 Family 28 Golf 30 Food & Farms
32 Wineries & Breweries 35 Trails 36 Cycle Touring 37 Motor Touring 38 Camping 39 Indigenous Experiences 40 Music 42 Culture 43 Parks 44 Fishing 46 Birding 47 Winter Activities 50 Shopping & Services 52 Events Calendar 54 Where to Eat 58 Accommodation
Some like to think we’re in the middle of nowhere. We like to think we’re at the centre of all that’s good. The Shuswap is home to great lakes, warm water, sandy beaches, incredible houseboating, golf, skiing, music festivals, farmers’ markets, wineries, great touring, and endless trails. Seven uniquely enchanting regions to explore year-round. The Shuswap invites you to put your feet up and make yourself at home. You’ll find us in the central lower third of British Columbia, conveniently mid-way between Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB. Canada’s central roadway, Trans-Canada Highway 1, runs right through the Shuswap and Highway 97 joins us from the Southern Okanagan. In addition to a number of road routes, you can easily access the Shuswap by flying to Kamloops Airport or Kelowna International Airport. Distance
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2. Make tracks for ourTRAILS 3. Paddle perfect lakes 4. Hit the pavement Hike, bike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski.
Our four full-service Visitor Centres and several Visitor Information Kiosks provide you with on the ground tourist information, assistance, and advice. They offer travel information and literature, make accommodation reservations, provide community information and provincial itinerary planning - and their service is friendly and personalized.
Chase Visitor Centre 400 Shuswap Ave., Chase, BC V0E 1M0 250.679.8432
On a standup paddle board, kayak, or canoe.
Enderby & District Visitor Centre 702 Railway St., Enderby, BC V0E 1V0 250.838.6727 | Toll-free 877.213.6509
Salmon Arm Visitor Centre
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Beautiful beaches and warm water, whether urban or remote.
Challenge yourself on rolling greens amid spectacular scenery.
Sicamous & District Visitor Centre #11-1133 Eagle Pass Way, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 250.836.3313 | Toll-free 866.205.4055
South Shuswap Information Kiosks There are a number of self serve Information Kiosks throughout the South Shuswap: Sandy Beach-Blind Bay, Sorrento Blind Bay Park, Eagle Bay Store, Notch Hill Hall, Sorrento Strip Mall, White Lake Community Hall, Sunnybrae Park, Blind Bay and Balmoral Road Intersection. Shuswap Tourism publishes a wide range of guides to inspire and inform your visit – whatever your interests may be! Guides are available at our Visitor Centres and Information Kiosks, and can be viewed, downloaded, and ordered online at ShuswapTourism.ca
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Hunakwa Lake Anstey Hunakwa Provincial Park
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Piper Lake Crowfoot Mtn
Celista Roderick Haig-Brown Lee Creek Scotch Creek Provincial Park
Little Shuswap Lake
To Eagle Pass Mtn
Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park
St. Ives Magna Bay Anglemont
Scotch Creek Lookout
Wild Rose Bay
Shuswap Lake Eagle Bay
Mount Griffin Provincial Park
White Lake Cummins Lake Mt Bastion
Margaret Falls Sunnybrae
Annis Mara Lake
Swansea Point Mara Mtn
South Thompson River
Kingfisher Creek Provincial Park
To Kamloops & Vancouver Wallensteen Lake Mt Ida
Kernaghan Lake Silver Creek
Enderby Cliffs Provincial Park
Spa Lake Hidden Lake
Arthur Lake Estekwalan Mtn
To Westwold & Kamloops
Salmon River Pinaus Lake
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Three Valley Gap
Chase Creek Falls
White Lake Provincial Park
To Revelstoke, Golden & Calgary
Herman Lake Salmon Arm Tillis Landing
To Sun Peaks (Summer Road)
To Vernon & Kelowna
From spectacular sights to scintillating stories, here you’ll find experiences to soothe your soul. The Shuswap is a destination of choice for families, adventurers, golfers, hikers and bikers, winter sports enthusiasts, snowmobilers, and all types of water sports fans. Put one foot in heaven and take a step in our direction.
Airport Bicycle Route Boat Launch Brewery Camping / Provincial Campsite Climbing Cross-country Ski Trail
Want more information? At home or on the road, visit us at ShuswapTourism.ca
Equestrian Trail Golf Hiking Trail
From Salmon Arm
Hospital Marina Mountain Bike Trail
To Scotch Creek
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To Seymour Arm
Paddle Route: Canoe
Paddle Route: Kayak
How would you describe the Shuswap?
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You could say it’s a place where incredible nature comes to rest in the soul. A singular place beckoning to restless singular soles. A place to ascend towering cliffs, glide across snowy meadows, listen to the whispers of a lush forest, or step inside an inviting café, let go of your hurry, stay awhile, and smile.
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You could say it’s a place for families, where you can jump into incredibly warm water from the deck of a houseboat or wander along rolling trails. A place where you can golf, then bike, then swim, then dine on fine local fare and enjoy an evening out on the town. You could say it’s a place where you can taste great wines and tour vineyards, explore hidden natural treasures, witness the amazing cycle of the salmon, and watch the clear night sky wheel overhead. A place to revel in culture and community and to create your own stories of simplicity and abundance. You could say all of this and even more.
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Or you could simply say it’s a place where you can change into your vacation shoes, put your feet up, and do blissfully nothing at all.
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Salmon Arm Visitor Centre 101 - 20 Hudson Avenue NE Toll-free 1.877.725.6667
are many more trails within minutes of the city centre – for walking, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, and XC skiing. Snowmobilers can head to Fly Hills for 200 km of sled trails. Cyclists will love riding our winding, low-traffic roads, and the natural scenery is outstanding. Music-lovers will thrill at the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues festival, an event that attracts over 25,000 people every year. Public art galleries, private studios, and retail shops showcase our large and talented artisan community – you’ll want to add to your art collection and bring home a memento or two. Salmon Arm will delight you, no matter what your style!
Want more info? Salmon Arm Visitor Centre 101 - 20 Hudson Avenue NE Toll-free 1.877.725.6667
With so much to do and see, we’ll have you planning your next Shuswap vacation before you even leave! Salmon Arm is the largest urban centre in the Shuswap – smackdab in the middle of BC’s famous Shuswap region, tucked between the peaceful shores of Shuswap Lake and beautiful mountains and hills – the perfect base for your adventure. Our stunning natural surroundings and bustling small-town charm make us a great vacation destination. Conveniently situated along the Trans-Canada Highway, Salmon Arm is the centre of commerce and services for the Shuswap. A Salmon Arm getaway combines outstanding wilderness scenery, endless recreation, and top-notch urban amenities – all enriched by a friendly, warm, and welcoming community. Enjoy unique boutique shopping, cozy bistros, theatres, and open-air venues. Farmers’ markets, and specialty food shops feature locally grown and organic options for your culinary pleasure. Walking and hiking trails are plentiful in and around town – a stroll along Canada’s longest wooden inland curved wharf is a must! There
Things to Do
Soak up songs and sun at the Roots & Blues festival and Wednesday on the Wharf.
Take a boardwalk stroll on the longest curved inland wharf in North America.
Explore the forest at Little Mountain Park with family – dogs welcome too!
Taste a slice of heaven at Shuswap Pie Company.
Travel back in time with dinner theatre at RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum.
Discover fresh, local produce, meats, cheese, wine, and craft beers all around the region.
Tee off at one of four area golf courses – family fun to award-winning challenges.
Bask in the classic charm of downtown while you shop, dine, and enjoy local entertainment.
Saddle up for a horseback ride to scenic valleys and stunning vistas.
Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Shuswap Lake. SUP, kayak, or canoe – it’s up to you.
Accommodation options available in Salmon Arm
Hang your hat wherever you please – at resorts, hotels, B&Bs, camping, and more.
Dining options in Salmon Arm
From fine dining to comfort food, sweet treats to savoury snacks, great meals await!
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Zip out to zipline over the beautiful Chase Creek Falls.
Pack a picnic with our sweetest corn and head to the sandy shores of Little Shuswap Lake.
Take off for aerial views on a helicopter tour of the Shuswap Lakes.
Marvel at impressive big horn sheep on the slopes above town.
Explore the growing Skamana trail system west of Chase on your skis or snowshoes.
Visit the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge and get up close with the therapeutic animals.
Spin your wheels in the best way with on- and offroad bicycle touring.
Learn, live, and celebrate authentic First nations art, culture, and cuisine.
Witness the worldrenowned Sockeye Salmon run on the Adams River.
Strike up a game of bowling at Village Lanes Fun Centre.
Accommodation options in and around Chase
Hotels, motels, B&Bs, camping – including the First Nations owned and operated Quaaout Lodge.
Dining options in Chase
Restaurants feature First Nations delicacies, Canadian and international cuisine. Our cafés also serve great snacks.
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Chase is an ideal base for adventures around the west of the Shuswap. From Chase you can explore Little Shuswap Lake, Neskonlith, Chase Creek, Turtle Valley, and the Adams Lake Area. The village of Chase sits on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake and the South Thompson River Valley. Our lakeside location and plentiful amenities make Chase a delight in all seasons! Chase’s downtown core is lined with seasonal blooms and is a lovely place to stroll through specialty stores, art and culture venues, and restaurants. Stop into a café for a refreshing smoothie and lunch, or pick up fresh bread and treats for a picnic downtown or lakeside! During the summer, experience and celebrate First Nations cultures by taking in a pow wow. Enjoy and learn through demonstrations and traditional ceremonies.
If parks and recreation are your style, you’ll love discovering our public parks, wading pool, and wharf! Bring your family to enjoy a day in the sand at Memorial Park beach. Music lovers should be sure to visit Chase in July and August, to enjoy great concerts at Music on the Lake and Chase CornStock. No Shuswap adventure is complete without our great outdoors. Take time for a casual round of golf at Sunshore Golf Course or Talking Rock Resort. Visit the spectacular Chase Creek Falls, marvel at wildflowers along our hiking trails, play in Little Shuswap Lake, or make tracks in crosscountry ski season.
Want more info? Chase Visitor Information Centre 400 Shuswap Ave., Chase 250.679.8432
shops, and restaurants. Local history has its beginnings with the Splatsin First Nation, and the band enhances its culture with many community events, pow wows, and naming ceremonies. The Enderby & District Museum is the place to go if you are seeking a journey into our past – try your hand grinding wheat and making rope, or take in a silent movie! Agriculture is a big part of life here, and we celebrate it through farmers’ markets and agricultural events. Visitors can find a wide variety of local produce, along with honey, eggs, meat, chocolate, and much more.
Want more info? Enderby Visitor Information Centre 702 Railway Street, Enderby Toll free 1.877.213.6509
Welcome to Enderby, a little city rich in culture and natural beauty.
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Hike the iconic Enderby Cliffs for breathtaking views. Tube, paddle, SUP, or swim the lovely Shuswap River. Settle in with a movie at the Starlight Drive-In. Learn about salmon at the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre.
Discover creations by local artists and artisans at the Courtyard Gallery.
Fish year-round at our many lakes, and along the Shuswap River.
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With amazing clifftop vistas, festivals and museums, wineries and farmers’ markets, drive-in movies, live music, and spectacular trail systems, we’ve got experiences to delight all the senses. Outdoor enthusiasts can journey through lush wilderness, volcanic rock, and fossil sites to the breathtaking panoramic views from atop the iconic Enderby Cliffs. The Shuswap River beckons to adventurers and serenity-seekers alike, offering unparalleled opportunities for paddling, fishing, swimming, and peaceful riverside strolling.
The many trails at Mabel Lake are great for mountain biking, and Hunters Range welcomes horseback riders, snowmobilers, and quad riders too.
Arts and culture are vital to our community – many artists make their homes here, and you can find their work around town at galleries,
Explore over 100 km of trails on skis or snowshoes at Larch Hills Nordic Area. Visit local farms and experience our Open Air Market, late April through mid-October. Experience snowmobiling paradise at Hunters Range. Embrace the Splatsin First Nation Culture by visiting the Splatsin Community Centre or Quilakwa Centre.
Accommodation options in Enderby
Camping, B&Bs, cabins, hotels, motels, and lakeside resorts – it’s all here. Dining options in Enderby
Cosmopolitan tastebuds will enjoy our array of restaurants, from authentic Japanese, to pizza, pubs, and more.
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Things to Do
Falkland Stampede is celebrating its 100th year.
Step back into pioneer days at the Falkland Heritage Park and Museum.
Go fish! We’ve got 10 lakes within 10 miles of town.
Spin your mountain bike wheels on the Haines Creek multi-use trails.
Check out one of the largest Canadian flags in Canada!
Pick up a bottle of Ovino Winery’s prize-winning Pinot Tramino.
Find local flavours and crafts at the Falkland Country Market.
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Hike and marvel at Falkland’s own 90-foot hoodoo at Pillar Lake. Take a snowmobile adventure in Spa Hills. Drink a pint with the locals at the Falkland Pub.
Accommodation options in Falkland
A hidden jewel, Pillar Lake Resort offers cozy lakeside cabins and accommodates tents and RVs.
Dining options in Falkland
Enjoy the Ranch Café, the Falkland Pub, and the Rock Eatery.
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Welcome to the Shuswap’s little wild west! The country charm goes well beyond our enchanting scenery – no matter what time of year you visit, we’ll show you our best country hospitality! Come relax in this small, tranquil community, where life is full and the pace is deliciously relaxed. Falkland is a settlement of over 800 residents situated near Highway 97‚ halfway between Kamloops and Vernon. It’s recognized as a ranching community, but forestry, small business, and exceptional retirement amenities are all part of the story here. Drive from Salmon Arm to Falkland through the scenic Salmon Valley, where you will discover a peaceful rural setting. Stop at the small community of Silver Creek to explore our heritage buildings and displays. Try traveling south of Salmon Arm on Highway 97B through Ranchero and west to Gardom Lake, an ideal spot for fishing and picnicking for
the whole family. Or continue further south on Highway 97B and take the Deep Creek Road, where dairy farming is fast becoming the main economy. Falkland is home to the worldrenowned Falkland Stampede, this year in its 100th year. On May long weekend hang on for eight seconds and you could win a belt buckle! Your eyes will twinkle at the fun possibilities at December 1 Christmas Light-up and Falkland Family Christmas Party. Visit and step back in time at Falkland Heritage Park and Museum’s heritage days. And be sure to discover more of Falkland and the surrounding area’s offerings, including opportunities for fishing, hiking and biking, snowshoeing, and more!
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Anglemont Road, just off Highway 1. The region stretches from Lee Creek to Seymour Arm and includes the communities of Lee Creek, Scotch Creek, Celista, Magna Bay, Anglemont, St. Ives, and 100 kms of shoreline that has remained almost unaffected by large resort development. Shuswap Lake Provincial Park is located here and is a summer destination for many campers, offering pebble beaches and acres of lake to explore. The North Shuswap is an increasingly popular destination, with many new amenities and developments. Come discover it for yourself!
Want more info? Visit one of our Visitor Centres, or go to ShuswapTourism.ca
Vacation dreams come true on the north side of Shuswap Lake. Travel through the North Shuswap’s small communities and immerse yourself in distinct stories – authentic and charming in their quiet rural existence. The North Shuswap offers an impressive array of great sights and activities – such as the incomparable Sockeye Salmon run, an astounding feat of nature! This October is the dominant run year in a four year cycle. There’s a month long Salute to the Sockeye festival at Roderick Haig-Brown Park – see page 23 for details. In winter, the North Shuswap’s nearby Crowfoot slopes beckon to snowmobilers and skiers looking for powder. Moderate climate and great terrain create an exceptional mountain playground. Take a scenic drive through the North Shuswap on Squilax-
Things to Do
Marvel at the annual Sockeye Salmon run at Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park.
Dig your toes into a soft, sandy beach at Silver Sands Provincial Park.
Visit one of our farmers’ and artisan markets around the region.
Tease your palate with a bottle of Inspired Madness from the Celista Estate Winery.
Marvel at Evelyne Falls, up a short, fun trail to an amazing viewing platform.
Snowmobile backcountry at Grizzly Lodge.
Try Eco Treats in Scotch Creek on a Friday, great food and live music.
Take a Segway cruise on a wilderness trail.
Roast marshmallows and munch on hotdogs at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park campground.
Discover delicious loose leaf tea blends from the Be Teased food truck.
Accommodation options in the North Shuswap
Stay anywhere from RV parks and family campgrounds to private cottages, B&Bs to condominiums.
Suggested dining options in the North Shuswap
Dine at Eco Treats, Jack Sam’s Restaurant, Paradise Pizza, or take-out from Ross Creek Country Store.
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Things to Do
Hike the Mount Baldy trail. Look out over Copper Island and Blind Bay.
Take in an outdoor concert at Music in the Bay, Thursdays in summer.
Expand your musical horizons at BC Swing Camp and NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Workshop.
Dash through the snow with Walter’s Sleigh Rides.
Nurture your inner artist at the Festival of Small Halls in February and March.
Explore the limits of the Shuswap Lake by rental boat.
Pick up a bottle of Recline Ridge Winery’s Hawk’s Haven or Sunnybrae Winery’s Redneck Red.
Check out great local produce at the outdoor market in Sorrento.
Discover the Back Hand of God Stout at Crannóg Ales – a BC Beer Award winner.
Catch a rainbow on White Lake – rainbow trout, that is! Experience it by belly boat, canoe, hip waders, or rent a motorboat.
Accommodation options in South Shuswap
Settle in at a cottage, B&B, motel, hostel, campsite, or our retreat centre.
Dining options in South Shuswap
Lunch at Spinnakers Café or Sprokkets Café, enjoy pub fare at Duffers Den, or dine on the water at Finz Restaurant.
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Geographically the centre of the Shuswap, this region offers a relaxed lifestyle with a great variety of recreational choices and accommodation properties. The area is conveniently located on Highway 1, along the southern shores of Shuswap Lake. Magniﬁcent mountain vistas and great views of the lake, together with many boat launches and beaches, make this region a favourite with lake enthusiasts. The region also offers great dining and a burgeoning cultural scene bursting with music, art, and artisans. The South Shuswap is home to organic farms, an organic brewery, and renowned wineries that welcome visitors to come in and taste the Shuswap’s award-winning cool climate wines. There are winter activities too, in the South Shuswap’s moderate climate: crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and great ice ﬁshing.
There’s loads to discover here – from preserved railway-era buildings and waterfront dining to enchanting cliffs, creeks, and waterfalls. Each of the South Shuswap’s communities – Blind Bay, Eagle Bay, Notch Hill, Skimikin, Sorrento, Sunnybrae, Tappen, Carlin, White Lake, and Wild Rose Bay – are unique. Some are rich in history and others are relatively new settlements. They all have a warm welcome for you!
For more South Shuswap vacation ideas, check out our self-serve Information Kiosks at Sandy BeachBlind Bay, Sorrento Blind Bay Park, Eagle Bay Store, Notch Hill Hall, Sorrento Strip Mall, White Lake Community Hall, Sunnybrae Park, Blind Bay and Balmoral Road Intersection. For more information call 250.515.0002
Snowmobilers can take advantage of four spectacular riding areas with hundreds of kilometres of groomed and ungroomed trails – an exceptional riding experience. Adventurous cross-country skiers can try the Larch Hills Traverse‚ a 42 km trail traveling from Salmon Arm to Sicamous, with stunning vistas of Shuswap and Mara Lakes.
Where can you experience houseboating, hiking, golf, and even snowmobiling all in the same season? Right here, of course! Sicamous and its neighbours – Malakwa, Eagle Valley, Craigellachie, and Three Valley Gap – boast an astounding natural backdrop for life on the water and the land. Sicamous is located 32 kilometres east of Salmon Arm on Highway 1, or 76 kilometres north of Vernon on Highway 97A. In spring, summer, and fall you can enjoy every water sport imaginable: houseboating, leisure boating, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, swimming, waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing, and windsurfing. But that doesn’t water down our other great qualities! The Sicamous area is full of family-friendly activities. Visit the Last Spike, Skytrek or the Enchanted Forest. And of course, an ice cream from D Dutchman Dairy is the perfect end (or beginning) to any summer day.
Things to Do
Make yourself at home on a houseboat.
Bike or ski the iconic 42 km Larch Hills Traverse.
Tee off at Hyde Mountain Golf Course and other great courses within 90 minutes’ drive of Sicamous.
Sound like a dream vacation? It is! You might just float off to cloud nine.
Enjoy great snowmobile country at Owlhead, Blue Lake, Queest, and Eagle Pass.
Want more info? Sicamous & District Visitor Information Centre #11-1133 Eagle Pass Way, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 Toll-free 1.866.205.4055
Enjoy downtown Sicamous summertime vibe. Shops, rentals, minigolf, milkshakes, and yoga!
Stay the night and paddle one of BC’s deepest lakes at 3 Valley Gap.
Take a hike along the Eagle River and its old growth forest trails.
Treat yourself to oldfashioned homemade ice cream and artisan cheese at D-Dutchmen Dairy.
Ever imagined traveling wherever you want around a massive warm-water lake? For a uniquely Shuswap vacation, make the fantasy a reality in Sicamous, the Houseboating Capital of Canada.
Everything to float your boat.
Take an early morning paddle or ski on the smooth, warm waters of Mara Lake.
Splash around at Sicamous Beach Park and Mara Provincial Park.
Accommodation options in and around Sicamous
The spectrum from camping to resorts – and did we mention we’ve got houseboats?
Dining options in and around Sicamous
We’ve plenty of great choices to compliment your Sicamous day.
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Houseboats come equipped with full kitchens, so you can stock up on groceries at a local farm stand and make homecooked meals away from shore. For days when you want to leave the cooking to someone else, hire a caterer or visit a lakeside restaurant – or head to a dock and walk to some of our best cafés, restaurants, and pubs. Pack a book or two to read on the deck and games to enjoy with family and friends. Take your mountain bike aboard so you can stop and explore our trails. Bring a kayak or SUP for self-propelled adventures and shoreline visits. And along the way, get to know our friendly communities, with great shopping, entertainment, and festivals to enjoy.
Create magical adventures all your own on the water. For more info visit ShuswapTourism.ca
Be the captain of your own ship and sail into adventure. Imagine having a private cabin you can take anywhere – a place you can come home to in a different spot every night. Of all the wonderful ways to explore our region, houseboating shines as a truly Shuswap experience. With warm lakes and over 600 kms of shoreline to discover, taking to the water on a houseboat offers unparalleled freedom and variety. It’s a unique way for families and friends to create memories together – off the beaten path. Whether you’re looking for peaceful solitude, a family adventure, or time on the water with friends, a houseboat can be the perfect base for your holiday. In spring and fall, you might just feel like you’ve got a lake to yourself – and the water’s still warm enough to jump in.
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Canoe Beach, Salmon Arm: In town, loads of amenities. Perfect for families and groups! Silver Beach Provincial Park, Seymour Arm: Our best sandy beach, remote but worth the trip. Albas Provincial Park, North Shuswap: Gorgeous clear water with waterfall hike nearby. Blind Bay Beaches: A sandcastle artist’s dream. Tuey Park, Enderby: Wide, sandy beach on calm river waters. Great for skim boarders. Mara Provincial Park, Sicamous: Perfect for travelers, right on Highway 97.
Herald Provincial Park, South Shuswap: Shady pebble beach, picnic area, new children’s adventure playground, and hiking trails.
Scotch Creek Provincial Park, Scotch Creek: Massive pebble beach at a destination campground.
Marble Point, Shuswap Lake Marine Park: Pristine beach accessible only by boat. Spectacular sunset views! Sunnybrae Regional Park, South Shuswap: A sunny kid- and dogfriendly spot.
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ON THE WATER
boat launches Magna Bay Wharf Park North Shuswap A popular swimming and picnic area for locals and visitors alike! Bask in the sun on over 100 metres of south-facing beach.
Windsor Road Mara Lake Visit Mara Lake from this scenic day-use site near Sicamous featuring a bike rack, parking, and picnic tables.
Markwart Road Sorrento, South Shuswap A convenient, year-round launch right in Sorrento, with plenty of parking and easy access to accommodations, restaurants, and much more downtown.
Paddle, float, swim, or skim the waters of the Shuswap. Get up close and personal with our lakes by canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, SCUBA diving, and stand-up paddle boarding. The Shuswap is a paddler’s paradise, with easily accessible small lakes perfect for an escape on the water – so why not visit a few? You’ll find serene settings at Mara Lake, near Sicamous, and White Lake, close to Salmon Arm. White Lake Provincial Park, an oasis near the north end of the lake, features a gravel boat launch and undeveloped camping area.
and canoes to rafts and paddleboards. Thrillseekers can find class 3+ whitewater rapids through the famous Skookumchuck canyon.
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Tap into the local knowledge about current conditions and avoid the hassle of bringing your own gear: rent a kayak or paddleboard and lifejacket from one of several rental businesses throughout the Shuswap.
A concrete launch in the day-use area at this destination campground. Dogfriendly, with lots of parking – and access to trails, too!
Sunnybrae, South Shuswap
Canoe Beach Salmon Arm A boat launch and dock at one of the Shuswap’s most versatile beaches. Float your boat up to the dog park during the day.
Near Enderby, Mabel Lake and Hidden Lake boast boat launches, camping, and soulsoothing wilderness. With over 600 km of shoreline, numerous beaches, provincial parks, marine parks and campsites, Shuswap Lake offers endless day trips and overnight paddling excursions. The Shuswap River offers a variety of opportunities for paddle sports from kayaks
Shuswap Marina One of the best paddling spots on Shuswap Lake, right across from Copper Island! Great service and on site parking!
2127 Ingram Road, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H2 250.675.2250 info@ShuswapMarina.com ShuswapMarina.com
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ON THE WATER
Daniels Store and Marina We have Groceries, Souvenirs, Marine Gas, Moorage, Liquor, Tobacco, Propane, Rentals, Wi-Fi and more. Come see the original floating store at the top of the Shuswap! 1142 Seymour Arm Bay Road, Seymour Arm, BC V0E 2V2 778.765.1609 DanielsStoreAndMarina.com /DanielsStore
• Ski and Pontoon boats, kayaks, paddle boards for rent
• First on the channel.
• Boardshop and marine hardware
• Patio boats, Seadoo’s, boat rentals, paddle boards and fuel.
• Year round, seasonal and temporary moorage • Used boat sales and service department • Boat detailing, fibreglass, gelcoat repairs
101 Finlayson Street, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 1.855.Shuswap (1.855.748.7927) Mike@RedsRentals.ca
2127 Ingram Road, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H2 250.675.2250 info@ShuswapMarina.com ShuswapMarina.com
SOUTH SHUSWAP Little River Boatworld Full service marina & boat dealership serving the Shuswap for over 50 years. • New & used boat sales and kayak sales • Parts & service department • Toyshop (tubes, boards, skis, clothing, accessories and safety gear) • Boat & kayak rentals • Fuel sales & more
403 Little River Road, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0 250.675.2321 Boating@LRBoatworld.com LRBoatworld.com
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& Liquor Agency
MARINA & GRILL
SEYMOUR ARM LITTLE RIVER BOATWORLD CAPTAIN’S VILLAGE MARINA
DANIELS STORE & MARINA
Kamloops & Vancouver
SHUSWAP MARINA FINZ MARINA
SORRENTO BLIND BAY
TAPPEN Shuswap Lake TOTEM POLE MARINA
OLDTOWN BAY MARINA TWINANCHORS HOUSEBOATS
Revelstoke & Calgary
RED’S RENTALS THE MARINA PAPA’S MARINA
SICAMOUS WATERWAY HOUSEBOATS
97A Vernon & Kelowna
TOTEM POLE MARINA 250.835.4567
Various other species also return throughout the summer and fall. Watch for Pink, Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Rainbow Trout and Steelhead Trout.
Come witness this amazing phenomenon. View the salmon run from the banks of the Adams River at Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park. From September 29 to October 21, 2018 the park hosts the Salute to the Sockeye festival where food, artisans and Indigenous experiences accompany the spectacle of spawning fish. Attend the festival then explore 26 km of park trails that offer exceptional nature viewing and birdwatching opportunities. The Adams River puts on an incredible show, but it’s not the only place to view spawning salmon. Thousands of fish return to other lakes and rivers throughout the region. Watch for flashes of red as they head upstream!
For more information, visit ShuswapTourism.ca or SalmonSociety.com
During October, the banks of the Adams River, 405 km inland from the Pacific Ocean, become the scene of a natural miracle. Each fall, the quiet waters of the 12 km river welcome Sockeye Salmon returning to their home waters to spawn. The fish are completing a journey that takes them far out into the Pacific, then upstream against swift currents and rapids all the way up to Alaska and the Aleutian Islands and back again – traveling over 4,000 km in their lifetime. The Adams River is one of the most important Sockeye Salmon breeding areas in North America – important not only to local ecology, but to the history and culture of the Shuswap. Salmon have helped to sustain the Secwepemc people for thousands of years. Sockeye Salmon return to the Adams River each year, and in 2018 – a dominant year in the four-year migration cycle – hundreds of thousands of fish are expected to return home to spawn.
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start your day: Take breakfast at Sprokket’s Cafe, and once tummies are full, head next door to the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum for a scavenger hunt. Check out old and new bikes, and catch the short motorcycle show in the theatre.
next stop: Feeding the animals at DeMille’s Farm Market petting zoo in Salmon Arm. Grab lunch to go, then hit the beach at Sunnybrae for a picnic, a swim, and quality playground time. Escape the sun with a short hike to Margaret Falls. Drive back to Salmon Arm for ice cream on the wharf and a visit to The Candy Vault.
not quite tuckered out? Learn and play at a kids’ camp in the South Shuswap. Explore and imagine at Haney Heritage Museum, Craigellachie, Junglemania, The Enchanted Forest, and 3 Valley Gap Ghost Town. You’ll never be bored!
We have engaging adventures for the young’uns – and their adults! Rediscover the magic of stories at The Enchanted Forest, home of BC’s tallest treehouse. Shiver your timbers on the pirate ship, or marvel at beaver dams, floating natural gardens, and even a giant 800-yearold cedar grove! Ready for action? Adams River Rafting leads
unique and innovative trips through some of BC’s most amazing whitewater. Zip to Treetop Flyers to get a bird’s eye view of canyons and waterfalls. Try the high ropes course at SkyTrek Adventure Park. When it’s time to relax, catch a movie outside at the Starlight Drive-In.
Let your imagination take flight! Visit ShuswapTourism.ca for many, many more family-friendly adventure ideas, and feel like a kid again!
Sicamous 3 Valley Lake Chateau & Heritage Ghost Town Experience our resort. 200 comfortable guest rooms with balcony or patio, gardens, lake and sandy beach, indoor pool and whirlpool and family dining room. Every building has its own story… explore our Ghost Town with over 25 historic buildings, Antique Auto Museum, and Railway Roundhouse. Open daily, mid-April through early October. Sorry, no pets allowed on property.
19km west of Revelstoke, Trans-Canada Highway 1.888.667.2109 Hello@3Valley.com 3Valley.com
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South Shuswap Sunnybrae Bible Camp With incredible staff and a gorgeous location, we are dedicated to creating the ultimate summer camp experience, packed with fun, friends and adventure! Six weeks are devoted to kids & teens, ages ranging from 8-18, including Horse, Wakeboarding, and Wilderness specialty camps. Or, bring the whole family for one of our two Family Camps. Come for a week, make memories for a lifetime!
3915 Sunnybrae - Canoe Point Road V0E 2X1 250.835.4596 | Sunnybrae.ca /SunnyBraeBibleCamp
chase Treetop Flyers Zipline Disconnect from devices and give them something to really talk about! Connect with nature and each other. Leave it to us, we’ve been making amazing memories since 2010. Canyon Zipline Tour, 50’ Tower Jump, and the ultimate in adrenaline – The Screaming Eagle, a 100’ Drop Swing! Recipient of 2017 Kamloops Tourism Business of the Year and Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Book online or call 1.866.343.6761 www.TreetopFlyers.ca
305 Brooke Drive (Behind Chase Plaza), Chase, BC 1.866.343.6761 | info@TreetopFlyers.ca | TreetopFlyers.ca
SICAMOUS Crazy Creek Resort Rest, relax, rejuvenate. Welcome to your oasis of tranquility. Relax in the Hot Pools, view the rushing Waterfalls and witness nature’s beauty. Fishing, golfing, sledding or skiing – stay with us and complete your day with a revitalizing soak in the Hot Pools. No matter the season, we offer the serenity to reacquaint yourself with simplicity at its best – Mother Nature.
6162 Trans-Canada Highway, Malakwa, BC V0E 2J0 250.836.4097 HotPools@CrazyCreekResort.com CrazyCreekResort.com
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Keep cozy and dry with breakfast at Blue Canoe Bakery & Café in Salmon Arm. Then steep in local nature and history down the road at the Enderby Musuem or Kingfisher Interpretive Centre.
Active or relaxed, energetic or serene, there’s plenty of fun for your teens in the Shuswap. Whether you’re after an adrenaline rush or a lazy day of hanging out, the Shuswap’s got your brand of fun covered. Early risers? Grab breakfast at Joe Schmuck’s Roadhouse in Sicamous, then head east to Skytrek Adventure Park and challenge yourself to aerial trekking through the high ropes challenges and zip lines that weave through the trees. Still feeling fearless? Test your nerve on the Sky Swing and Sky Drop. If water adventures are more your jam, take a raft down the Adams River, or rent a boat and try wakeboarding. Chill at one of the Shuswap’s many gorgeous beaches, or dive right into swimming and skimboarding.
Want to spin your wheels? Hit the mountain bike trails at John Evdokimoff Bike Park, South Canoe Trail System, and Rubberhead Trail System, where there’s terrain for beginners and thrill-seekers. Or hone your
Escape reality for a couple hours with a matinee at the Salmar Theatre, or head to Chase for bowling and a visit to the Chase Museum.
skate skills on the rails, ledges, and smooth concrete at the Salmon Arm Skatepark. Take it easy wandering The Mall at Picadilly, bowl a game or two in Salmon Arm or Chase,
Brave enough to get wet? Zip through the raindrops at Salmon Arm Go Carts, hike our many trails, or soak in the hot pools at Crazy Creek Resort.
or sit back at the Salmar Theatre. Chow down at one of the Shuswap’s nine pizza joints, or grab burgers and shakes at the old-fashioned D&E Drive Inn Restaurant in Enderby. Cap off your day with a flick at the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby, but be sure to get there
Warm up again with a shower, steam, soak, and swim at the SASCU Recreation Centre in Salmon Arm, then take refuge in a great café or restaurant before you turn in for the night.
early! Pack snacks and a disc or games to play while night falls, then settle in for the ultimate moviegoing experience.
shuswap-WIDE Shuswap Event Looking for something fun to do? Search our online calendar of events!
Gold Panning Championships
Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube, too.
Sponsored by the Vernon Placer Miners Club. May long weekend. Riverside RV Park, Enderby. BC’s open competition. Free family event.
112 Kildonan Avenue, Enderby, BC info@VernonGoldPanning.com VernonGoldPanning.com
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The Shuswap’s Championship Courses
an executive, heritage 9-hole course. Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake Golf Course is one of the most scenic courses in BC. A dynamic course awaits at Quaaout Lodge and Talking Rock Golf. The course at Shuswap National brings you a bit of the British Isles, highlighted by many striking water features. Shuswap Lake Estates in Sorrento completes our quintet of championship courses and is the only course that offers prime real estate.
Call for tee times!
Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake Golf Course Sicamous, 250.836.4653 HydeMountain.com A Les Furber course, with water access, set in the hills above Mara Lake, which winds its way through evergreen forest and across ravines to give golfers equal amounts of beauty and challenge.
Fancy a shorter spin around the links? Enjoy 9-hole regulation length courses at Eagle River Golf and Country Club, Mabel Lake Golf and Country Club, and Son Seekers Golf, and executive length 9-holes at Anglemont Estates Golf Course, Club Shuswap, and Sunshore Golf Course.
Salmon Arm Golf Club Salmon Arm, 250.832.4727 SalmonArmGolf.ca This highly regarded Les Furber course has earned its place amongst the British Columbia “must play” list. Bunkers and waterholes lurk amidst tall fir, cedar, and pine. Shuswap Lake Estates Sorrento, 250.675.2315 ShuswapLakeEstates.com A challenge for both the accomplished and casual golfer, this par-72 championship course offers well bunkered, undulating greens and generous fairways. Shuswap National Salmon Arm, 250.832.3285 ShuswapNational.com A Dave Barr’s signature course: picturesque, challenging, and fun. A bit of the British Isles, offering open fields, grass-faced bunkers, immaculate greens, and striking water features. Talking Rock Golf Chase, 250.679.3090 QuaaoutLodge.com/golf A meandering course through a mature, sandy forest, natural and rugged in character with a breathtaking 18th hole extending along the Little Shuswap Lake shoreline.
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A variety of championship courses – all within putting distance. What makes golf in the Shuswap so special? Jaw-dropping views are only the beginning! Imagine teeing off across lush turf with a background of snow-capped mountains, pristine wilderness, and crystal clear lakes. All five of the region’s championship courses are situated within a 40-km radius – ideal for sampling everything the Shuswap has to offer. Whether you’re new to golf or are a handicapped pro, we’ve got courses designed for you! The Salmon Arm Golf Club hosts provincial and national events, and boasts both a championship 18 hole and
Other courses at a glance
Stay and Play packages are a great way to combine your choice of fine accommodations – from a colonial-style boutique inn to spectacular lakeside resorts – with our unparalleled golf courses. Settle in for a few nights while you visit all five championship courses, or hop aboard a houseboat and float to your next round. And don’t forget to pair it with incredible Shuswap culinary experiences! Come to unwind, or work on your game. All golf courses in the Shuswap offer lessons for new players or for those looking to perfect their shot. Contact golf courses directly to book tee times or to schedule a lesson with a golf pro. Make your next golf vacation your best! Discover the Shuswap’s open spaces, fascinating places, and distinctive
Regulation length 9 hole courses: Eagle River Golf & Country Club Sicamous, 1.800.897.2281 Mabel Lake Golf & Country Club Enderby, 250.838.0881 Son Seekers Golf Salmon Arm, 1.877.933.0258 Executive length courses: Anglemont Estates Golf Course 9 hole. Anglemont, 250.955.2323
communities, where breathtaking natural beauty and the perfect round become an exceptional and memorable experience.
For more information, visit ShuswapTourism.ca
Club Shuswap 9 hole & 18 hole. Salmon Arm, 250.832.7345 Salmon Arm Golf Club Heritage course, 9 hole. Salmon Arm, 250.832.4727 Sunshore Golf Course 9 hole. Chase, 250.679.3021
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active community nestled beside Shuswap Lake in Blind Bay, BC (20 minutes west of Salmon Arm). The serenity of the outdoors is just steps from your front door. Connect with the important things in life in a place where you belong.
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food & Farms
farmers’ markets All Organic Farmers’ Market
Come visit our ranches and gardens to find out what our local farmers already know: that working with the land can be blissful rest for the soul.
Wednesdays, 2:30-5 PM November-April (bi-weekly) May-October (weekly) 2701 11 Ave. NE, Salmon Arm Uptown Askews Water Fountain Plaza
During the summer and fall, visitors can participate in workshops and tours at some farms, and talk with experienced growers before taking home vegetable and bedding plants for their own gardens. Learn about a day in the life of a farmer, try out a new skill, and pick up tips about what it takes to grow
Celista Hall Farmers’ Market Wednesdays, 9 AM-1 PM July & August North Shuswap Community Hall, Celista Chase Farm & Craft Market Fridays 10 AM-2 PM May to Sept Safety Mart parking lot, across from Brook Drive, Chase.
Enderby Open Air Market
No green thumb? No problem - learn about sustainable farming from local growers instead.
Fridays, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM April 21-October 6 City Hall parking lot, Enderby Scotch Creek Farm & Craft Market Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM May long weekend to Labour Day Park Store parking lot, 4119 Squilax-Anglemont Rd, Scotch Creek Shuswap Farm & Craft Market Summer Tuesdays & Fridays, 8 AM -12:30 PM April-Mid October Westgate Public Market Site (Formerly Old Canadian Tire Lot) Shuswap Farm & Craft Market Winter Saturdays, 10 AM-3 PM Mid October - March Westgate Public Market, 2090 10th Ave. SW Sorrento Village Farmer’s Market Saturdays, 8 AM-Noon May-October Highway 1, Sorrento
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The Shuswap is one of the most fertile areas of BC, rich with fruit and produce. You’ll find the tastes of our home wherever you go – at orchards, gardens, ranches, greenhouses, dairies, markets, and more. This area is renowned for some incredible dairies that export throughout the country. Fresh milk and great cheeses – not to mention mind-blowing ice cream! – all contribute to the Shuswap taste extravaganza. With farmers’ markets across the region, you can easily find a bounty of locally grown and organic fruits, vegetables, and meats – and great local colour – as well as crafts, baked goods, preserves, and much more. How do our gardens grow, you ask? If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to work on a farm, you can get a taste of the agricultural life while you’re here, too. The Shuswap provides visitors with opportunities to experience farming and agriculture first hand.
Intrigued? Pick up a copy of Tastes of the Shuswap for listings, maps, and information on opening hours. Available at Visitor Centres and online at ShuswapTourism.ca
Scotch Creek Farm & Craft Market Summer Sunday market with local produce, preserves, crafts, baking and more! Sundays 10 AM–2 PM. May long weekend through Labour Day in the Park Store parking lot.
4119 Squilax-Anglemont Road, Scotch Creek, BC /Scotch Creek Farm & Craft Market
Shuswap produce is available year-round! Here’s just a taste of what we’ve got growing.
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WINeries & Breweries
Rieslings, Siegerrebes, to name a few, which have all won national awards. To find out which wineries are open during your tour, visit ShuswapWineries.ca, or grab a copy of our Tastes of the Shuswap brochure.
Take a day or two to indulge in stunning scenery and Shuswap wines. Be sure to check on opening times and tasting room hours at ShuswapTourism.ca before you set off.
The Shuswap region is also home to breweries that pride themselves on using only the finest local and organic ingredients to produce their beers and ales. Crannóg Ales in Sorrento is Canada’s first Certified Organic farmhouse microbrewery, one of only a handful around the world. Stop in on a Friday or Saturday over the summer for a tour and tasting. Visit the Barley Station Brew Pub in Salmon Arm any day of the week for a sampler of their seasonal and limitededition blends – and excellent dining, too!
day 1: Get your day off to a suitably continental start with a breakfast of crêpes and pastries at Café Tasse in Salmon Arm. Visit the vineyard, tasting room, and wine shop at Recline Ridge Winery in Tappen. Sip wines from 100% BC-grown grapes and enjoy lakeside views at Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery. Continue north to Celista Estates Winery, the northernmost winery in North America.
day 2: Enjoy valley views and local varietals at Ovino Winery in Silver Creek. Travel east to Larch Hills Winery, one of North America’s highest elevation wineries and the oldest in the region. Finish off your day at the region’s newest offering – Marionette Winery, in Salmon Arm.
Wine and beer enthusiasts, welcome to paradise! The Shuswap’s award-winning wineries and unique breweries invite you to indulge in exceptional tasting experiences. Like so many Shuswap stories, our wines and beers express the spectacular landscape that surrounds us. Although the Shuswap can be considered the northern tip of the Okanagan wine- growing region, our climate is cooler than the southern interior regions of BC and creates exceptional products. Each vineyard enjoys a unique microclimate, producing singular flavours that only develop right here. With wineries of outstanding quality established throughout the Shuswap, a tasting tour is a must for visitors seeking to delight all five senses! The Shuswap’s wineries are family-run businesses that produce wines so fine they compete on par with international wines. They’ve created magnificent Gewürztraminers, Merlots, Ortegas,
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Shuswap-WIDE Whether you choose to savour the Shuswap’s wineries and breweries in a day or a week, make sure to plan your tour carefully to maximize your enjoyment. Some wineries have a picnic area or patio, so that you can bring a snack or a meal to enjoy along with the fabulous wine and stunning scenery. For a complementary experience, visit farms while you make your way around the region, and try creating your own pairings of local food and wine. And remember, a Shuswap winery tour can easily be paired with a visit to wineries in neighbouring regions. You’ll discover that fine wine transcends all boundaries! Keep in mind that some of the Shuswap’s unique wines are produced only in limited quantities and may not be available elsewhere, so if you find yourself swept away by a particular flavour, stock up while you’re here. And to keep your tour worryfree, appoint a designated driver for the trip. You’ll be glad you did!
Noble Adventures Join Noble Adventures on a tasteful wine tour, refreshing SIP and SUP, scenic hike or cycle through paradise while savouring great food and meeting friendly locals. Winter activities, ski-packages and shuttle transportation available, private functions.
MOJO Shuswap Wine Tours Half-day and full day tours of “Cool Climate” Shuswap and North Okanagan wineries. Knowledgable drivers. Door-to-door service. Relaxing and enjoyable.
Salmon Arm, BC | 250.804.0962 Reservations: 1.877.726.6548 AeroNut@telus.net MojoTours.com
1.800.868.5121 Byron@NobleAdventures.net NobleAdventures.net
Open Daily 2420 Miners Bluff Rd Monte Creek, BC (1 hour from Salmon Arm) www.montecreekranchwinery.com | 250-573-5399
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PA I R S E X T R AOR DI NA R I LY W I T H E L E VAT E D F E E T & S W E E T NO T H I NG AT A L L . W E LCOM E to W I N E COU N T RY.
You’re invited! A Shuswap experience begins with a taste... In addition to memories that last a lifetime, our region’s hot days and deliciously cool nights result in a rare offering of distinctive, exceptional, and award-winning wines.
Marionette Vineyards and Winery
Each of our wineries offer tasting opportunities and onsite sales. Discerning adventurers and casual vacationers are invited to tour the Shuswap’s wineries and meet their owners. Contact wineries for tour times in advance.
2540 40th Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1Z3 250.832.7702 wine@MarionetteWinery.com www.MarionetteWinery.com
2640 Skimikin Road, Tappen, BC V0E 2X3 250.835.2212 F: 250.835.2228 inquiry@ReclineRidgeWinery.com www.ReclineRidgeWinery.com
2319 Beguelin Road, Celista, BC V0E 1M6 250.955.8600 jake@CelistaWine.com www.CelistaWine.com
110 Timms Road, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2P8 250.832.0155 F: 250.832.9419 info@LarchHillsWinery.com www.LarchHillsWinery.com
3849 Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road, Tappen, BC V0E 2X0 250.835.8373 info@SunnybraeWinery.com www.SunnybraeWinery.com
1577 Yankee Flats Road, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 3J4 250.832.8463 info@OvinoWinery.com www.OvinoWinery.com
5 Great Hiking Trails:
Roderick Haig-Brown Trail System, North Shuswap: Opportunities to view salmon spawning in the Adams River.
Mt Baldy, Sorrento: An intermediate uphill walk to a beautiful lake lookout.
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Enderby Cliffs, Tplaqin Trail: An iconic cliff hike, 13 km return. Eagle Pass Mountain: A rigorous climb to a spectacular peak. Blind Bay Lookout, South Shuswap: A great day hike to amazing western vistas.
5 Top Mountain Biking Trails: Our extensive trail network offers something for everyone. From urban wandering and boardwalk strolls, to skiing along snowy meadows, to mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding through lush forests, our trails will satisfy all your soles’ desires. With over 700 kilometres of authorized trails – everything from accessible front-country terrain to remote wilderness – the possibilities are staggering in all four seasons. Many trails throughout the Shuswap provide outstanding views of its centrepiece, Shuswap Lake, as well as numerous smaller lakes, waterfalls, and rivers. The terrain varies widely, from mossy forest floors, to alpine meadows, to wetlands – so you’ll discover a diverse array of flora and fauna, unique to our temperate climate. Got unlimited trail time? Explore the Shuswap’s network of over 103 trails and trail systems across the region.
Got just an hour to spare? Grab your mountain bike and head to South Canoe to ride the Salty Dog Race Loop. Or get shuttled to the top of Muffin Top and take a thrilling downhill ride along the main centre line at Rubberhead or take yourself on a stroll to Margaret Falls. We’ve added several new trails in 2017 and well over 100 kms of trails since 2006, our network just keeps getting better. The Shuswap Trail Alliance, an award-winning initiative among regional partners, makes the ways through our parks, communities, and around the Shuswap clean and green – and creates rewarding adventures for trail-loving travelers.
Download trail maps and get latest trail conditions at ShuswapTrails.com and watch for our updated trail guide in 2018.
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Larch Hills Traverse: An epic 42 km ride from Larch Hills to Sicamous. Flipside/Mo Budda viewpoint loop at South Canoe: The newest trail in the Shuswap, waiting to be discovered. Reinecker Creek Trail, South Shuswap: Half and full day circuits through valleys and meadows.
Rubberhead, Muffin Top to Veggie Delight, Canoe: A bit of everything steep and rooty or open and flowy.
White Lake to Blind Bay traverse, South Shuswap: A beautiful, flowing traverse through tranquil forest.
Multi-purpose trail area For hiking, biking, equestrian, snowshoe, cross-country, and access to ATV and motorcycling. Larch Hills Trail System, Salmon Arm/ Enderby: Endless possibilities through forests and fens, with dramatic lake vistas.
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day 1: White Lake-Notch Hill Tour: A moderate, 42 km figure-8 route through glistening lake country, following the CP Rail line as it travels back and forth across the countryside. Take a break along the way at historic Notch Hill Community Hall. Ride back along the water in Blind Bay and stop for a dip. Start at Sprokkets Café in Sorrento, and reward yourself with a snack there on your return.
day 2: Bike for Your Life Century Ride: A picturesque, rolling 100 km route with stunning views of old farms, rivers, valleys, and the iconic Enderby Cliffs. Start in Salmon Arm and circle Mt Ida, passing through Armstrong, Enderby, and Grindrod. Attractions along the way include Caravan Farm Theatre, Grass Root Dairies, Ovino Winery, and Larch Hills Winery. Refuel at Cliff’s Café or the Riverfront Pub before tackling 5 km of steep climbing.
Skookum Cycle & Ski • Sales - bikes (mountain, road, cruisers, kids), clothing, parts and accessories • Rentals - Mountain bikes and stand up paddle boards • Full service repair shop • Trail information and recommendations Always FREE witty trail banter
141 Shuswap Street, Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.7368 | SkookumCycleAndSki.com
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Discover the Shuswap on a bike - at a delightfully human pace. Cycle touring is a great way to experience the Shuswap landscape and culture, over a day, a week or longer. There’s a lifetime of discovery on our open roads. Cyclists will find over 1,500 kilometres of quiet, scenic, paved backroads, perfect for relaxed or vigourous rides, for individuals or groups. For a quick jaunt, try any of our out-and-back or loop routes, from 20 to 100 kilometres in length. You’ll find great views, beaches, swimming, bird watching hot spots, and lots more along the way. Looking for a multi-day adventure? Plan a themed tour and let your interests be your guide. Experience the Shuswap’s remarkable agriculture by visiting farms and farmers’ markets around the region. Orchards, dairies, greenhouses, ranches – all kinds of
down-to-earth adventures are waiting for you, and they’re great for kids too. Or perhaps you’d prefer to indulge your palate and compare local flavours with a tasting tour through the Shuswap’s unique wineries and breweries. See our suggested two-day itinerary, but remember, the possibilities are endless! For help planning your itinerary, pick up a copy of our ShuswapNorth Okanagan Cycle Touring brochure, and find your own perfect combination among 35 incomparable routes.
For help planning your itinerary, pick up a copy of the Shuswap NorthOkanagan Cycle Touring fold-out map, full of great route ideas.
Routes & Tours
Day 1: Discover Neskonlith A tranquil, accessible drive that feels like deep backcountry. Climb through lush forests to views of lakes, rivers, and meadows, and stop for a stroll or paddle. Start in Chase, and enjoy the ride to Anglemont and Sorrento, passing through traditional Neskonlith First Nation territory. This 2 to 3-hour drive combines two loops for a total distance of 102.6 km, mostly along packed gravel roads.
Day 2: Circle the Shuswap
If you’ve been dreaming of the open road, this is your dream come true. You know that life has its twists and turns – so why not enjoy them? Get in the driver’s seat and come experience the Shuswap’s winding roads and fantastic pavement – so smooth and clean that you might never want to quit. This is the perfect place for cruising by car or motorcycle and thrilling at endless stretches of mind-blowing scenery, along
If you’re looking for inspiration, steer yourself toward the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento. Check out beautiful vintage bikes and catch a restoration in action, then park yourself at Sprokkets Café for a great homemade lunch. Visit DreamCycle.ca for more information.
A scenic tour of the whole Shuswap, with opportunities to stop and visit great towns and attractions. Drive this 220 km highway route all at once, or take your time and design your own adventure! Start in Salmon Arm, and tour to Tappen, Sorrento, Chase, Falkland, Armstrong, Enderby, Grindrod, Mara, and Sicamous. Side-trips along the way include White Lake, Blind Bay, Eagle Bay, and Squilax.
While you’re on the road, fuel up with family and friends at the Shuswap’s many cozy cafés and exquisite wineries. You’ll find a local community that loves
motor travel as much as you do!
breathtaking shorelines and among lush hills. Our sunny summers are ideal for relaxed days on the road, and car buffs will find themselves in good company here – there are car shows and cruise-ins all season long! Paved back roads mean that you don’t need to stress on fast-paced four-lane freeways, and we’ve got plenty of gravel roads too for the real get-away-from-it-all ride. And a great bonus? Your windshield or visor will appreciate our lack of bugs!
Don’t just spin your wheels! Download up a copy of our Shuswap Motor Touring Guide or download the app. See ShuswapTourism.ca for details.
Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum Displaying 100+ years of motorcycle history, includes audio tour, kids scavenger hunt and movie theatre, a gift shop and café.
3096 Trans-Canada Highway, Sorrento, BC 250.253.5094 | Dreamcycle.ca
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your trusty steed can stay along with you.
Shuswap Lake Provincial Park: Popular with families, great for swimming and boating.
Herald Provincial Park: Trail to Margaret Falls, boat launch, adventure playground, and day-use area.
Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park: Boat access only, campsites on the water’s edge.
Skimikin Lake Campground: Horse camping site with corrals and access to trails.
Sandy Point Beach Campground: Great for RVs, with rental cabins and a store.
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If you prefer the comforts of home, park your RV at a fullyserviced site at Pierre’s Point, Ross Creek Country Store & Campground, or Shuswap Lake Motel and Resort. Stay right in town at Riverside RV Park in Enderby or Chase Lions RV Park in Chase. You can find RV sales and servicing here in the Shuswap, along with any gear and groceries you might need – from camping, fishing, and hunting equipment at Westside Stores in Salmon Arm to local food and produce at Askew’s or DeMille’s.
Silver Beach Provincial Park: A white sand beach camping spot.
Family-friendly fun abounds throughout the Shuswap. Campsites like Salmon Arm Camping Resort and the Sorrento Centre offer plenty of activities, and BC Parks campsites are perfect for swimming, biking, floating, fishing, or basking in the sun. Fishing fans can reel in great times at Sunny Shores Fishing Resort and Pillar Lake Resort.
Salmon Arm Camping Resort: Lots of amenities, including hot tubs and live entertainment. Riverside RV Resort: Just a short, pleasant walk from downtown Enderby. For an intimate camping experience, try Bieri’s Paradise Guestfarm, close to Sicamous.
From backcountry camping to RV parks, the Shuswap is perfect for nights under the stars.
Noisy Creek Forest Recreation Site: Remote location and fantastic beach.
Nothing beats camping for an escape from everyday life. For young’uns, it means exploring new surroundings and hearing the call of the wild for the first time. For the young at heart, it means getting back to nature and refreshing the spirit. The Shuswap offers an exceptional variety of camping options, for whatever ‘roughing it’ means to you. If the sound of rushing water soothes your soul, settle in at a riverside campsite at Yard Creek Provincial Park in Malakwa, or pick a waterfront spot at Sky Blue Waters or Pierre’s Point. The Shuswap Lake Marine Provincial Parks offer boat access-only camping right near the beach. For those looking to explore wilderness camping, the Shuswap boasts many provincial parks, recreation sites, and trails. Skimikin Lake Campground is an exceptional horse-friendly recreation site where
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Enjoy fresh air, cozy up with family and friends, and discover that food tastes better cooked over a fire. Camping in the Shuswap is what great memories are made of!
The history of First Nations in the Shuswap goes back over 10,000 years.
The area is named after the Secwepemc, an important Salish nation that has always inhabited the BC interior. Come live this history. Stroll in the Neskonlith Meadows (a permit is required), enjoy bannock at Jack Sam’s Restaurant at Quaaout Lodge, or join in a local pow wow.
Hello: weyt-k / phonetically: [wey](t-k)
Here’s a primer on a few favourite Secwepemc words. Give them a try! Goodbye: pútucw / (pooh)(tucw) Thank you: kukwstsétsemc / (kukws)[tsé](tsemc) Lake: pésellkwe / (pés) (ell) (kwe) Bear: kenkéknem / (ken-kék-nem)
Kekewillie house, traditional winter home of Secwepemc people
Want to learn more? To hear and see these and many other Secwepemc words and phrases, visit FirstVoices.com/en/Secwepemc
EVENTS FESTIVALS THEATRE RETREATS
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The festival grounds are located near the centre of Salmon Arm, just one block off the Trans-Canada Highway. The sounds are great, the atmosphere is incomparable, and there’s music and activities for all members of the family. Children 12 and under admitted free with adults.
For the latest event information, visit RootsAndBlues.ca
The Roots & Blues Festival features: •
Acclaimed performers from near and far, year after year
Global food village
Family fun zone
Beverage gardens with stage views
This incredibly popular outdoor musical festival draws over 25,000 enthusiastic attendees and features musicians from Canada and around the world. The festival has become a prominent link on the national festival circuit and is considered among the top roots festivals in Canada, offering a diverse range of Canadian and international artists who educate, entertain, and challenge audiences to expand their musical horizons. The Roots & Blues festival showcases some of the world’s best blues, world, folk, zydeco, alternative, funk, and reggae music, all in the welcoming, visually arresting setting of the Shuswap! In 2018, the festival will celebrate its 26th year as one of the highlights of BC’s cultural calendar. The Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival is held at the Salmon Arm Fair Grounds, where Mount Ida and the Fly Hills provide a scenic background.
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Salmon Arm’s acclaimed Roots & Blues Festival is a highlight of BC’s music scene.
Love live music? So do we. As well as the world famous Roots & Blues festival (August 16 - 19), you can catch performances all summer long, all around the region, every day of the week!
Enderby Music by the River Visit EnderbyArtsCouncil.ca for times and locations.
Blind Bay Music in the Bay Centennial Field. July and August from 6:30 PM.
MOndays: Sicamous Music in the Park Beach Park. Every Monday in July & August from 6:30 PM.
TUESdays: Chase Music on the Lake Memorial Park. July and August 7-8:30 PM. In combination with food trucks.
WEDNESdays: Salmon Arm WOW! Wednesday on the Wharf Marine Park. Now in its 25th year! Mid-June through August, 6:45-8:30 PM.
Salmon Arm, Jazz @ the Plaza Ross Street Plaza. Every second Thursday from 7 PM.
FRIdayS: Salmon Arm Lunchbox Stage Ross Street Plaza. July & August from 12:30 PM. Scotch Creek Friday Nights Live Eco Treats. July and August from 6 PM.
OTHER MUSIC VENUES INCLUDE: Canoe: The Hive Chase: Quaaout Lodge Enderby: Lorenzo’s Café Grindrod: Riverfront Pub Salmon Arm: Barley Station South Shuswap: Sprokkets Café
OTHER FESTIVALS INCLUDE: NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old Time Workshops & Festival August 19-31. Sorrento. NimbleFingers.ca
17th Annual BC Swing Camp August 12-18, Sorrento. BCSwingCamp.ca
Salmon Arm Saturday Nights Live Ross Street Plaza. July & August from 7 PM.
Check ShuswapTourism.ca for updates of schedules and the latest musical offerings around the region.
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Teyjah’s Art Den Visit this unique Gallery/Studio featuring the artist’s many styles and mediums. Something for everyone! Close to the Wharf.
751 Marine Park Drive N.E. Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2X1 250.804.6770 Teyjah@shaw.ca | TeyjahsArtDen.com
Talerico Fine Art Gallery & Artists’ Studio Original Canadian Art in many mediums, subjects and styles pleasing most art lovers! Downtown, by the famous wharf and bird sanctuary. #3-680 Marine Park Drive N.E. in Harbour Centre, Salmon Arm, BC 250.833.0310 firstname.lastname@example.org
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In an area as inspiring as the Shuswap, it’s no wonder that people here tell their stories in countless creative ways! The Shuswap is home to an array of artists and artisans and a vibrant performance scene – year-round! Public art galleries, private studios, and shops showcase local and visiting talent. Stop by the renowned Salmon Arm Arts Centre, Talerico Fine Art Gallery & Artists’ Studio in Salmon Arm, the Courtyard Gallery in Enderby – and many more! Pick up something beautiful at the Blind Bay Painters Art Show & Sale or a pottery show in the North Shuswap. Rain or shine, tap into creativity in the Shuswap’s great indoors. Watch for live music events in quirky venues, find a place to craft with friends, or join a paint and sip event. Love to learn? Lindy Hop on over to BC Swing
Camp, or pick your way to NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Workshop & Festival. Have a way with words? Meet your muses at the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival. Seeking a Shuswap arts sampler? Take part in the South Shuswap Festival of Small Halls or the Enderby Art Festival. In summertime, enjoy fresh air and outdoor theatre at the Haney Heritage Museum and Caravan Farm Theatre. In winter, come in for a live broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera at the Salmar Theatre. Local museums and archives showcase the Shuswap area’s rich history year-round. Delve into our region’s interesting past and discover how it shaped our present.
Find out more at one of our Visitor Centres, or visit ShuswapTourism.ca and ShuswapEvent.com
Shuswap parks are perfect for adventurers and folks wanting to relax in a beautiful setting – on land and water. Experience exceptional nature at our provincial, regional, and community parks! You’ll find hundreds of spacious, tree-covered campsites, sandy beaches, nature trails, and water activities. Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park is a perfect place to witness the Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run every October. Herald Park and Shuswap Lake Provincial Park are great for families – be sure to reserve your campsite ahead of time through BC Parks at DiscoverCamping.ca Unique outdoor experiences await at Shuswap Lake Marine Provincial Park. First
come, first serve campsites on the main arm, Seymour Arm, Anstey Arm, Salmon Arm, and Mara Lake offer beaches, trails, camping, and awe-inspiring scenery. Rent a boat or take a water taxi to water access-only areas for an unforgettable visit. History buffs will enjoy Silver Beach Provincial Park, located in Seymour Arm, at the site of Ogden City — an old gold rush town.
Sorrento Park: Enjoy playing fields, amenities, and even a winter skating rink.
Herald Provincial Park: Walk along cedar-lined Reinecker Creek to Margaret Falls.
Blackburn Park, Salmon Arm: Check out the Shuswap’s only skateboard park.
McGuire Lake Park, Salmon Arm: Stroll around the lake, with its unique fountain and Japanese gazebo.
North Fork Wild, Sicamous: Explore remote wilderness trails and boardwalks.
Sicamous Beach Park: Relax at this sandy waterfront park under a swiveling train track.
Belvedere Park, Enderby: Launch your canoe or take the Jim Watt Heritage Riverwalk.
Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park: Witness the Adams River Salmon Run.
Shuswap Lake Marine Park system: Float into mostly boat access-only parks – perfect paddling destinations and picnic sites.
Niskonlith Provincial Park, Chase: Discover where locals swim, canoe, kayak, windsurf, and fish.
Find out about the many great parks, day-use areas, boat launches, and protected areas in the region through ShuswapTourism.ca
You’ll quickly discover why we take so much pride in our parks. Thank you for treating them with respect and minimizing your impact on the land during your visit.
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Come to the Shuswap to discover world-class fishing for wild Rainbow trout. The Thompson River, Adams Lake, Shuswap Lake, and Adams River offer this one-of-a-kind species you won’t catch anywhere else. That’s not just a fishy story! If salmon’s more your style, head to the Shuswap River or Thompson River in autumn to find Chinook – or take a boat out on Little Shuswap Lake and Mabel Lake, where you can catch and eat!
Shuswap fishing reels in visitors from around the globe – lured by unique species and gorgeous waters. Why is Shuswap fishing exceptional? Of course, there are of plenty of fish – but we’ve also got excellent boat access, year-round fishing possibilities, and an exquisitely beautiful setting you’ll never forget. Experience the peaceful pleasure of casting from the beach on a quiet morning, just steps from your cottage. Or paddle out from your houseboat and let a sinker down deep into the middle of the lake. Whatever your preference, bring your rod and let the Shuswap reel you in! Whether you’re a fishing veteran or a newbie, your chances for success are high – so you’ll never feel like you’re floundering. White Lake, Pillar Lake, Phillips Lake, Skimikin Lake, and Bolean Lake are excellent destinations, stocked with Fraser Valley and Pennask Rainbow trout.
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Be sure to cast your net wide! Try a variety of techniques while you’re here, from trolling, belly boating, and float fishing to bottom bouncing, fly fishing, and casting lures into holding pools – or just fish from the shore. If you love fishing in the summer, why not try it in winter? Many Shuswap lakes freeze over, making them perfect for ice fishing. White Lake, one of the top ten Rainbow Trout fishing lakes in North America, is a great spot to visit in winter – so bundle up, pack a hot drink and a snack, and drop a line here!
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Shuswap Lake: Experience worldclass Rainbow and Lake Trout fishing!
Adams River: Enjoy fantastic fall flyfishing – catch and release.
Shuswap River: Visit this Chinook salmon destination in late summer.
World class rainbow trout fishing. 38 partial and full service sites, cabins with kitchenettes. Boat rentals. Sani dump. Weekly rates available.
Skimikin Lake: Bring your small fry to fish and camp at this well-stocked family lake.
2866 White Lake Road, Salmon Arm, BC 250.835.8686 SunnyShore.ca
Gardom Lake: Relax on the docks while you reel in your catch of the day.
There’s no better place to give fishing a try - success is practically guaranteed! New to fishing? The folks at Westside Stores in Salmon Arm will be more than happy to get you outfitted with the gear, tackle, and information you need to get hooked – so don’t be shy! They can help you decide where to go and what to catch, and make sure you’ve got the right license. No boat? No problem! Our local guide outfitters can take you out on the water and share their fishing tips and insights. Or rent a boat and go at your own pace. Remember, the best part of a fishing vacation is rediscovering the simple joy of slowing down. So leave your hurries at home and stay a while. We’ve got plenty of great places to visit and eat when you’re not on the water, and shops where you can buy any gear you might need. Ask the locals where the best spots are – you might just catch a great story, too.
Remember: Fishing regulations are designed to keep our systems healthy, so check which ones apply wherever you go. You can pick up a license online or at one of our local retailers. Sunny Shore Fishing Resort
Pillar Lake: Rent a cabin or boat on site. Bolean Lake: Take the kids – perfect for learning to fish! Adams Lake: Escape summer heat at this deep, cold lake, and find great camping, too.
Thompson River: Find great boat fishing year-round – with autumn Chinook salmon – and an opportunity to use bait.
White Lake: Marvel at crystal-clear waters and white marl shoals – plus the tastiest fish around. Try ice fishing, too!
Sicamous Bucktail Adventures Come and experience an epic fishing adventure with our knowledgeable local guides that have many years of fishing experience targeting Trout, Char, Kokanee and Chinook salmon in the Shuswap. The spacious 2725 Kingfisher is guaranteed to provide our guests with plenty of room to stretch their legs, comfort, and a great day out on the lake, no matter what the weather throws at us.
2090 10 Avenue S.W. #109, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1T4 250.832.0757 info@BucktailAdventures.ca BucktailAdventures.ca
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Western Grebe: The Shuswap’s flagship species! Catch their signature dance from May to June at the Marine Park wharf.
American White Pelicans: Found at Peter Jannink Park and Christmas Island in early May, and again in August.
Lazuli Bunting: Watch for them on fenceposts and powerlines in Tappen Valley.
Warblers: 14 species! Count ‘em at the Nature Reserve or Gardom Lake.
Grouse: Ruffed, Spruce, and Dusky – look for them all at Larch Hills.
Sandhill Crane: Visit nesting sites on the grassy banks of Little White Lake.
Three-toed Woodpecker: A treat for all birders! Found near Skimikin Lake.
Peregrine Falcon: Cross it off your birding bucket list at Peter Jannink Park.
Calliope Hummingbird: This tiniest hummingbird hovers around Sunnybrae Road.
Shorebirds: Find over 35 species at the Salmon Arm Marsh!
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The Shuswap’s shimmering lakes, rich wetlands, and lush forests don’t just appeal to people – our fine-feathered friends love to perch here too. In fact, our widely varied habitat of rivers, lakes, and wetlands attracts over 300 bird species to the Shuswap – some 63 per cent of all species found in BC. In the spring and fall, the shorelines are a haven for a wide variety of migratory birds. Large numbers of waterfowl and many other birds grace the skies and waterways of the region. Watch Osprey and Blue Herons fishing. Bring your binoculars to look on as Bald Eagles feed their young. Perhaps one of the most enchanting Shuswap experiences to be had is witnessing the ‘walking on water’
dance of the Western Grebe. The Western Grebe has established only two breeding colonies in BC, and one of them is right here in Salmon Arm Bay. Take the family out for a canoe trip to share in the magic up close. Birding is a wonderful way to learn about our natural surroundings, too. Numerous tree species, wildflowers, and mushroom varieties flourish in the Shuswap’s temperate zone, while large and small animals thrive in its lush habitats. At the Salmon Arm Marine Park by the wharf, visit the award-winning Interpretive Centre operated by the Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Society, where you can explore boardwalks and trails through vibrant ecosystems.
Ian James Photo
Bottom left: Western Grebes Top right: Bald Eagle Bottom right: Sandhill Cranes
Two days of dashing through the snow!
Day 1: Pick up a bag lunch at Blue Canoe Bakery in Salmon Arm on your way out – call ahead to have one prepared.
In the colder months, our velvety night skies get deeper and our days simply sparkle! The Shuswap’s legendary Monashee powder makes winter dreams come true. We’ve got an endless variety of terrain – from gentle hills to rugged slopes – and easy driving access to countless trailheads. The Shuswap offers excellent alpine and Nordic skiing opportunities, snowboarding, and backcountry touring, making it a great central location for an incredible BC ski vacation. If snowmobiling is more your style, here’s your next amazing adventure. All across the Shuswap you’ll find great
Explore the trails at Larch Hills! Amazing snowfall and dense forest make for a winter wonderland.
powder, challenging climbs, and fun bowls to play in. Gather the whole family for a snowshoe hike, venture out to a lake for skating and ice fishing, or take a sleigh ride. After a day on the snow, warm up with hot cocoa at a local café, or relax by the fire in a cozy chalet.
Welcome to our enchanted winter!
Visit John’s Ski Shack – in a quaint log cabin right at the base of Larch Hills – to rent snowshoes and get expert advice. Enjoy dinner and local craft beer at the Barley Station Brew Pub.
Day 2: Relax with a massage at Bodyworks in Salmon Arm. Taste local cool climate wines at Larch Hills Winery, and pick up a bottle to enjoy by the fire. Take a sleigh ride at Walter’s Sleigh Rides, then enjoy a warm cinnamon bun in their historic chalet.
Pick up a copy of our XC Ski & Snowshoe Trail Map or find it online at ShuswapTourism.ca
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Award-winning groomed terrain for families, novices, and deep POW seekers!
Where to stay: Best Western Sicamous Inn, Anchor Riverfront Motel, and Joe Schmuck’s Roadhouse in Sicamous love to cater to sledders.
Where to eat: Moose Mulligan’s, the Burner Grille, or Joe Schmuck’s are all favourites with the sledding crowd.
First-timers: Novice sledders and families can spend a day enjoying the wide open sub-alpine and alpine terrain at Blue Lake. Warm up on the training hill – and in the chalet nearby – and be sure to bring your camera.
high alpine meadows at Crowfoot in the North Shuswap. This remote area features the Grizzly Lodge – one of BC’s most desirable sled-in lodges.
Variety & vistas: The popular Queest area brings you high above Shuswap Lake with spectacular views to the south and west on clear days, and brings you above the clouds on cloudy ones! For more information and trail conditions, visit www.SledSicamous.com.
Make this a winter to remember with a Shuswap sled vacation. Discover unparalleled powder, groomed areas, challenging climbs, and fun bowls to play in all across the Shuswap. Varied terrain means there’s a magical, memorable ride waiting for everyone: new sledders, touring families, fun riders, and thrill-seekers alike. Call Sicamous your home base, and access four incredible riding areas – each with its own cabin! Experience amazing powder at your doorstep at Blue Lake, Eagle Pass, Owlhead, and Queest. Head to Hunter’s Range from Sicamous or Enderby to play in lesser-known deep powder. From Salmon Arm, follow groomed trails from Fly Hills to Skimikin, where you can free-ride through open meadows and clear cuts, and rest in one of several warming huts. For truly unforgettable sledding, venture to open, undulating,
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Need to check on the snow pack? Consult SledSicamous.com for trail, weather, and avalanche conditions, and visit Avalanche. ca for snow and avalanche updates. When it’s time for a break – or if some group members prefer urban adventures – head into Sicamous or Salmon Arm to explore boutique shops and cozy cafés.
Pick up a copy of our Sled Sicamous Trail Map and the Snowblazers Trail Guide or find them online at ShuswapTourism.ca
There are countless ways to connect and celebrate throughout our Shuswap communities all season long. Skim our snow-covered countryside on cross-country skis! Nordic skiing is a fun, accessible activity that offers a chance for quiet solitude. The Shuswap is home to Larch Hills, one of BC’s largest Nordic ski centres, with generous annual snow packs, and host of the famous Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet. The Shuswap’s still waters make iconic rinks in winter, so pack your skates and lace them up here! Our authentic outdoor skating experience is complemented with indoor public arenas across the region. For a delightful winter stroll, strap on snowshoes, grab a copy of our Nordic Ski guide, and explore our exceptional network of trails.
The Shuswap’s location provides midpoint access to three world-class (alpine) ski resorts: Silverstar (Vernon), Revelstoke Mountain Resort (Revelstoke), and Sun Peaks (Kamloops) — all within a 1.5-hour drive. Off-piste skiing or backcountry touring more your thing? Local cat skiing operators K3 Cat Ski and Mustang Powder can take you to deep, untracked powder. For experienced self-propelled adventurers with knowledge in avalanche terrain and routefinding, the alpine highlands surrounding the Shuswap lake system are an unlimited playground. Complement your outdoor adventures with a stay in a cozy chalet. Visit with friends, cook a tasty meal together, and warm up by a blazing fire. Advance bookings are necessary, so give yourself something to look forward to!
Skookum Cycle & Ski • Sales - Skis (alpine, nordic, touring), fat bikes, snowshoes, clothing, accessories • Rentals - Fat bikes, nordic skis, boots and poles • Full service repair/tuning shop • Snow conditions and updates Always FREE witty banter
We’d love to share the holiday season with you, too. Ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, visit the CPR Holiday Train, and admire clear night skies at the Larch Hills Moonlight Lantern Ski.
141 Shuswap Street, Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.7368 | SkookumCycleAndSki.com
Let the Shuswap warm your heart here this winter!
NORth Shuswap Shuswap Lake Outfitters We are a locally owned and operated snowmobile rental company located in Scotch Creek, the heart of the North Shuswap. We want to share our amazing alpine terrain, powder room and breathtaking views with you! Choose a single day rental, a season pass, or the ultimate winter vacation package with accommodation as well! Its time for a winter Shuswap experience! Let’s Ride!
4061 Sanata Road, Scotch Creek, BC 250.318.5948 info@ShuswapLakeOutfitters.ca ShuswapLakeOutfitters.ca
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shopping & services
the Uptown and West end shopping areas. In Sicamous, you’ll find a great selection of beachwear and water sports equipment. Enjoy a shady stroll through Enderby’s downtown shops, or visit interesting boutiques along the main street in Chase. Visit galleries and artists and artisan studios to peruse
From central Salmon Arm to quaint communities like Enderby, Sicamous, and Chase, discover unique shopping experiences throughout the Shuswap. Downtown Salmon Arm is destination shopping at its best. From clothing to home décor, used books, and everything cozy, discover blocks of boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants, and cafés – over 300 businesses and lots of family-friendly
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activities in one place! Highlight your visit with a trip to the SAGA Gallery, mid-day performances at the Ross Street Plaza, or an evening picnic and concert at Wednesday on the Wharf. Visit McGuire Lake Park with its amazing fountain, Marine Park, where you’ll find the boat launch and wharf, and Fletcher Park’s fabulous water park and playground. Check out SalmonArmDowntown. com for more information. More mainstream shopping services are available at Salmon Arm’s two malls and
handmade items produced by talented folks who live and are inspired in the Shuswap. Determined shoppers can even discover shopping opportunities afloat at Cinnemousun Narrows (but you’ll have to look carefully to find them)! And be sure to visit the Shuswap Farm and Craft Market, where over 60 local vendors sell their produce and products.
hurry & put your feet up. Let’s go nowhere fast, together.
SOUTH SHUSWAP Tappen Co-op You’re at home here. Our Co-op is one of the favourite stops in the Shuswap, whether for the Colossal Ice Cream Cone or the friendly service and convenient selection. We’ve had a century to perfect it! Gas bar with diesel, coffee and ice cream bar, groceries, lottery tickets, liquor store, post office. We’ve happily served you these last one hundred years. Here’s to the next century!
4828 Trans-Canada Highway, Tappen, BC V0E 2X1 250.835.4513 TappenCoop.ca
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Salmon Arm • Roots & Blues Festival August 17-19 RootsAndBlues.ca Chase • Cornstock August 11 ChaseFestival.ca Enderby
What’s happening? We are! There’s nearly always something interesting taking place in our region.
• Garlic Festival August 19 Grindrod GreencroftGardens.com/garlicfest
There are many more events listed on our website. See ShuswapTourism.ca for a full calendar of community events, festival schedules, news and updates or contact our Visitor Centres for more.
• NimbleFingers Bluegrass Festival August 25 NimbleFingers.ca
January Salmon Arm
July Ongoing during the summer
• Wednesday on the Wharf SalmonArmDowntown.com/ WednesdayOnTheWharf
• Harvest Celebration September 9 R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum SalmonArmMuseum.org
• Theatre on the Edge July 20-22 ShuswapTheatre.com
• Adams River Salmon Run Ongoing during the Fall SalmonSociety.com
• Shuswap International Film Festival February 16-24 ShuswapFilm.net
• Music on the Lake Tuesdays in the summer, Memorial Park.
• Salute to the Sockeye September 29-Oct 21, SalmonSociety.com
• Music by the River Sunday evenings EnderbyArtsCouncil.com
• Fungi Fest Septemebr 21-23 FungiFestival.com
• Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet January 20 SkiLarchHills.ca
Sicamous • Ripped Snow Bike Tour February 9-11
March South Shuswap • Festival of Small Halls
• Enderby Arts Festival July 28 EnderbyArtsCouncil.ca North Shuswap • Friday Night Live Scotch Creek, Friday nights in summer, parking lot in front of Eco Treats. Sicamous
• Music in the Park Mondays in the summer, Belvedere Park.
• Salty Dog 6 Hour Enduro & Salty Street Fest May 11-13 SkookumCycleAndSki.com
• Summer Stomp & Burnout July 19-22 SummerStomp.ca
• Word on the Lake - Shuswap Readers’ & Writers’ Festival May 11-13 WordOnTheLakeWritersFestival.com
• Music in the Bay Thursdays in the summer ShuswapArts.com
Enderby • BC Open Gold Panning Championships May long weekend, May 18-20 GoldPanners.ca
Throughout the Shuswap • Various open air markets See ShuswapTourism.ca for listings
• Canada Day Events July 1st planned throughout the region. ShuswapTourism.ca
• Falkland 100th Anniversary Stampede May long weekend, May 18-20 FalklandStampede.ca
• Local pow wows Ongoing throughout the Shuswap during July and August
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October Salmon Arm • Rotary Shuswap Winefest ShuswapWineFest.com • Annual Salmon Take KingfisherCentre.com
December Salmon Arm • Larch Hills Lantern Ski Between Christmas and New Year SkiLarchHills.ca Enderby • Caravan Farm Theatre Winter Sleigh Ride Show CaravanFarmTheatre.com Throughout the Shuswap • CPR Holiday Train CPR.ca • Shuswap Wineries Christmas Open Houses Wineries throughout the Shuswap ShuswapTourism.ca • Christmas Markets
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where to eat
Or get closer to home with a fine First Nations feast. There’re taste sensations waiting to be discovered. The only thing missing is you! The Shuswap region is one of British Columbia’s most productive agricultural districts. Rich with fruit and produce, the area provides visitors with the opportunity to experience homegrown food and local goodness. Many of our farms are certified organic, and we also have an abundance of grass-fed, certified organic meats. With such a bounty all around – you can even find it out on the water, at the Shuswap Lake Floating Store! – and so many exquisite beaches and parks to enjoy, a picnic is also a must!
Eating local has never tasted so good!
Your Shuswap vacation isn’t complete until you’ve sampled our beautiful flavours, grown here at home. The rest of the world may not know it, but the Shuswap boasts casual, down-to earth, great food in a variety of settings. There’s a trail of delectable adventures waiting for you here. There’re intimate restaurants serving tasty plates, with local ingredients prepared by hand. Farmers’ markets with amazing fresh produce at the hub of quiet rural neighbourhoods. Local dairies with mind-blowing ice cream and exceptional cheeses. And you can tour our boutique wineries, breweries, and farms to sample the unique, exceptional wine, beer, and produce we have to offer. Stop in at our cafés, bakeries, and pubs for deliciously simple local fare. If you’re feeling cosmopolitan, enjoy the spices and flavours of Japan, Italy, Thailand, and other far-off lands at one of the great international restaurants around the Shuswap.
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Wheelchair Accessible Patio Licensed Breakfast Lunch Dinner Child Friendly No Smoking Internet Access Restaurant On Site Cable /Satellite TV Air Conditioning Waterfront
Fresh VACATIONS! Get a taste of the Shuswap.
salmon arm Barley Station Brew Pub At the Barley Station Brew Pub it’s all about the Craft. From the kitchen to the bar we pride ourselves in crafting Great Food and Great Beer and now we’ve added Great Beverages such as our new Nitro Cold Brew Coffee crafted from 100% organic coffee beans, and Kat’s Kombucha brewed in house and available in many flavours. Bring your friends an enjoy Award Winning Craft Beer and Great Food inside or on the patio. Stay true to the Craft. Join us today. Sorry, no minors.
20 Shuswap Street S.E., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4H7 250.832.0999 BarleyStation.com
South Shuswap Duffer’s Den Overlooking the 9th green Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Course, Duffer’s Den is open all year. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in our sports lounge or casual dining in our restaurant. Duffer’s Den has been serving a taste of the Shuswap to locals and visitors for over 40 years. We offer banquet facilities and catering for large groups including weddings. Open Daily
2404 Centennial Dr, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H1 Reservations: 250.675.2510 DuffersDen@ShuswapLakeEstates.com ShuswapLakeEstates.com
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WHERE TO EAT
Sprokkets Café Joe Schmucks Roadhouse Award winning restaurant and 3.5 star accommodations with private hot tubs. Video monitored parking and pet friendly environment. Pets stay free!
734 Trans-Canada Highway, PO Box 1058, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 250.836.4906 JoeSchmucks.ca
100% organic gourmet coffee. Full breakfast, soups, sandwiches, buns and pies etc. All homemade! Try our world famous cinnamon buns! 3096 Trans-Canada Highway, Sorrento, BC 250.833.2050 Dreamcycle.ca
Riverfront Pub & Grill
The Shuswap Pie Co.
A riverfront Bar & Grill with a cozy family restaurant and great riverside patios. Frequent live entertainment.
“Simply good” artisan pies and pastries from scratch using local ingredients and time honoured techniques. Great coffee, great service. Open 6 days/week for breakfast and lunch. Free wi-fi.
Breakfast and lunch all day. Fresh food fast and friendly. Fresh baked goods. Easy on/off highway with ample parking.
6927 Highway 97A, Grindrod, BC 250.838.7261 RiverfrontPub.ca /RiverfrontPub&Grill
A-331 Alexander Street, Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.7992 Shuswap.Pie@gmail.com ShuswapPieCompany.ca
11-2417 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H2 | 250.675.2238 SpinnakerCafe@gmail.com SpinnakerCafe.com
Blue Canoe Bakery Café
Grab Your Slice of Paradise Today!
Taste the Shuswap at Blue Canoe, offering farm to table soups, sandwiches and salads. Artisan breads, pastries, cakes and deserts. Gluten-free options. Open Sundays.
A charming crêperie, espresso & tea bar serving soups, salads, sandwiches and pastries. Prepared in house, with an emphasis on farm fresh ingredients. Licensed.
Pizza / Pasta / Wings / Boneless Ribs / Salads Slices and other quick serve items available. Or try our We Make - U Bake pizzas.
121 Shuswap Street N.W, Salmon Arm, BC 250.803.0011 info@BlueCanoeBakery.com BlueCanoeBakery.com
251 Harbourfront Drive N.E., Salmon Arm, BC 250.833.5800 ext. 508 | CafeTasse.ca /CafeTasse.ca
3867 Squilax-Anglemont Highway, Scotch Creek 250.955.2110 | Paradise-Pizza.ca /ParadisePizzaShuswap
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Accommodation: Hotels & Motels
Kitchenette / Fridge
Restaurant On Site
Non-serviced / Tent Sites
Partial Service Sites
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Full Service Sites
Cable / Satellite TV
One of the best parts of any vacation is getting a great night’s rest and starting the new day refreshed. No matter where you go in the Shuswap, you’ll rest easy – in whatever style soothes your soul. Whether you’re here on a family adventure, a romantic getaway, or an escape from routine, there’s a perfect place to hang your hat. There’s a friendly welcome waiting for you at small hotels, motels, cabins, resorts on the lake, campgrounds, mountain retreats, condos, and cozy bed and breakfasts. Camping is available at many BC Parks and private campgrounds – everything from wilderness sites to full-service RV parks. Or consider floating your vacation in a whole new direction and rent a houseboat! Your Shuswap stay can be whatever you dream of. Whether you wish to simply kick up your heels and engage in one of our countless activities, or you’re looking to put your foot down and join us for a quintessential Canadian cultural experience, you’ll feel right at home in the Shuswap as soon as your foot steps in the door.
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The best days begin after a good night.
Stay in the Shuswap.
Comfort Inn & Suites
Distinctively designed 114 room hotel. Indoor pool with waterslide and hot tub, fitness room, business centre and conference rooms.
Family and dog friendly, we also accommodate selfcontained RVâ€™s. Kitchen units, Family suites. Close to boat launch, beach and amenities in Sicamous. Outdoor heated pool, BBQ area, high speed internet. Parking for boats and trailers.
Complimentary hot and cold breakfast. Located across Highway 1 from Shaw Centre.
High season: $110 - 175 Low season: $70 - 100
Shuswap Lake Motel & Resort Modern cabins in a park setting. Full kitchens, playgrounds, fire pit. Close to beach and amenities. Easy access from Trans-Canada Highway. High Season: $105 - 125 | Low Season: $79 - 99 1185 Passchendaele Road and Trans-Canada Highway, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0 250.675.2420 Info@ShuswapLakeMotel.com ShuswapLakeMotel.com
1090 - 22nd Street, N.E., Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2V5 250.832.7711 or 1.800.4CHOICE Cisa@shaw.ca / ChoiceHotels.ca/984
517 Main Street, Sicamous, BC 250.836.2525 ParadiseMotel.ca
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sicamous Best Western Sicamous Inn Trip Advisorâ€™s top choice for Sicamous accommodations, providing exceptional quality and unparalleled service. Large family suites or luxury rooms, all include complimentary WIFI, barbecue area, sports equipment drying room and more. Have fun in our indoor pool and indoor/outdoor hot tubs or unwind on our serene Eagle River patio. Start your day of adventure in the Shuswap with a complimentary hot breakfast. Dog-friendly rooms available.
806 Trans-Canada Highway, Box 910 Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 250.836.4117 or 1.800.485.7698 Reservations@SicamousInn.ca SicamousInn.ca
Sicamous Joe Schmucks RoadHouse Restaurant - Motel - Campground Family dining, licensed patio, great food: Open 7AM - 10PM 3.5 star, year round accommodations in Sicamous. Newly renovated alpine style motel with; new queen beds, duvets, hardwood floors, fridge, hot-tubs, video monitored parking, air-conditioned, free Wi-Fi, HD TVâ€™s, pet friendly, pets stay free! Full-service, tree-screened RV sites with 30amp hook-up as well as non-serviced and tent camping on the Eagle river.
734 Trans-Canada Highway, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 Restaurant: 250.836.4906 Motel: 250.836.2290 JoeSchmucks.ca
sicamous The Anchor Riverfront Motel Quaint and family-operated, Anchor Riverfront Motel is located right off the Trans-Canada Highway. A short drive from Sicamous Beach Park, we are situated alongside the picturesque Eagle River with vast green space and a shared outdoor BBQ area. Featuring cozy rooms, we are pet friendly, and offer great rates and service. Ask about our comfortable family rooms! High Season: $115 - 135 | Low Season: $85 - 105
Box 880, 1321 Trans-Canada Highway, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 | 250.836.2546 Reservations@AnchorMotel.ca AnchorMotel.ca
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Accommodation: B&B’s & camping
HI-Shuswap Lake - Squilax General Store & Hostel Hostel dorms are in cabooses (traincars). Each sleep 6 with their own toilet and kitchen. Waterfront location. Tenting available.
Sunny Shuswap B&B Welcome to the Sunny Shuswap B&B where you are welcome to relax and unwind, no matter the season. High Season: $120 - 150 | Low Season: $90 - 120
Year Round: $19 - 56 pp 229 Trans-Canada Highway, Squilax, BC | 250.675.2977 Shuswap@HIHostels.ca HIHostels.ca/shuswap
302 Arbutus Street Box 96, Chase, BC V0E 1M0 250.612.8162 SunnyShuswapBnB@gmail.com SunnyShuswapBnB.com
Cottonwood Cove RV Resort
Suite As It Gets
Artist’s House B&B
It’s all about the lake life, so camp with us today... You may decide to stay. Now selling RV lots.
Gorgeous B&B located ½ block from Shuswap Lake offering spectacular views and hospitality at its best. Two private rooms with ensuite; one self-contained suite available.
Iconic, inspiring! Majestic waterfront setting. Executive 1920s home, filled with colour, art and history. Comfy, relaxed, ready to explore. Great breakfasts!
Year Round: $120 - 220
Year Round: $100 - 140
2483 Marine Place, Blind Bay, BC | 250.675.4698 SuiteAsItGets@outlook.com bbexpo.com/SuiteAsItGets
20 Bruhn Road, Sicamous, BC 250.836.3537 | Cell: 250.804.3596 Victoria@ArtistsHouse.ca ArtistsHouse.ca
High Season: $595 - $695/week | Low Season: $55/night 2604 Squilax-Angelmont Road, Lee Creek, BC V0E 1M4 250.679.2294 CottonwoodCoveResort.ca /CottonwoodCoveResort
Sunny Shore Fishing Resort
Bieri’s Paradise Guestfarm & B&B
World class rainbow trout fishing. 38 partial and full service sites, cabins with kitchenettes. Boat rentals. Sani dump. Weekly rates available.
B&B in Cabin and Guesthouse. 5 minutes from town, lakes. Organic hobby farm, animals, hiking trails. Families, pets welcome.
2866 White Lake Road, Salmon Arm, BC 250.835.8686 SunnyShore.ca
Crazy Creek Resort Stay and enjoy Hotpools, Waterfall & Suspension Bridge. Unserviced & full service sites. Enchanted Forest and Skytrek Adventure Park minutes away. 6162 Trans-Canada Highway, Malakwa, BC 250.836.4097 HotPools@CrazyCreekResort.com CrazyCreekResort.com
Shuswap Lake Motel & Resort/Campground
stand up for sitting down.
High Season: $110 - 120 | Low Season: $80 - 100 2630 Samuelson Road, Sicamous, BC | 250.836.4396 Bieris_Paradise@hotmail.com BierisParadise.com
The Maples 200 feet of sandy beach at the Maples. Rent a cottage, vacation home, or B&B room for your family holiday. High Season: $115 - 600 | Low Season: $89 - 480
Your dreamy vacation awaits.
1283 Dieppe Road, Sorrento, BC 250.675.2433 Info@ShuswapMaples.com ShuswapMaples.com
Shaded RV and tent sites. 30amp power and water. Clean large washrooms, free showers, playgrounds, fire pits. Close to amenities and beach. Easy access from Trans-Canada Highway. Season: $30 - 35 1185 Passchendaele Road and Trans-Canada Highway, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0 | 250.675.2420 Info@ShuswapLakeMotel.com ShuswapLakeMotel.com
Suite Escapes BC Salmon Arm Camping Resort Five minutes to Shuswap Lake. Jacuzzi, 50’ heated pool, mini golf, fire pits, 70 RV full hook up sites, 12 cabins and a pickleball court. 3km to Salmon Arm. High Season: $59 | Low Season: $39 381 Highway 97B N.E., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1X5 250.832.6489 or 1.866.979.1659 Info@SalmonArmCamping.com SalmonArmCamping.com
Adult living at its finest featuring King beds, private entrance, large variety of breakfast choices. Cozy robes & slippers provided. High Season: $120-180 | Low Season: $105-145 4465 Squilax-Anglemont Road, Scotch Creek, BC | 250.955.6136 SuiteEscapesBC@gmail.com SuiteEscapesBedAndBreakfast.com
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Accommodation: cabins & cottages
Bieriâ€™s Paradise Guestfarm & B&B CABINS - GUESTHOUSE - CAMPING - TIPI. Self-contained, 5 min from town, lakes, organic hobbyfarm, animals, hiking trails. Families and pets welcome. High Season: $110 - 120 | Low Season: $80 - 100 2630 Samuelson Road, Sicamous, BC | 250.836.4396 Bieris_Paradise@hotmail.com BierisParadise.com
Come, STAY! ( and put your feet up. )
Tin Poppy Retreat Tin Poppy Retreat in the Larch Hills is 25 minutes from Salmon Arm. Three unique and beautiful vacation rentals. High Season: $185 - 250 | Low Season: $105 - 195 168 Larch Hills 250.804.3314 TinPoppyRetreat.com /TinPoppyRetreat
SOUTH SHUSWAP Blind Bay Hideaway Vacation rentals on the beautiful Shuswap.
2094 Eagle Bay Road, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H1 | 250.253.5600 BBHideaway@gmail.com BlindBayHideaway.com
North Shuswap Scotch Creek Cottages The perfect family getaway located on Shuswap Lake waterfront in Scotch Creek. Modern, well appointed two or three bedroom cottages, all with full kitchens. Enjoy wonderful views of Shuswap Lake, the mountains and our park like grounds right from your own covered deck. Boat, kayak, canoe, water toy rentals available at the resort. Other activities and amenities nearby for an easy, unforgettable vacation. High Season: $2200 - 4100 per week | Low Season: $1000 - 2000 per week
4044 Express Point Road, Scotch Creek, BC V0E 1M5 250.955.0080 /ShuswapCottages
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HEAR THE LEGEND. Feel the Spirit.
PLAY. STAY. SPA. RELAX. Experience traditional First Nations cultural hospitality, golf a championship course, enjoy our unique local cuisine, unwind in the spa, and stay at an unforgettable lakeside resort.
q u a a ou t lo d g e .co m 1663 Little Shuswap Lake Road, Chase, BC
45 MIN. EAST OF KAMLOOPS â€¢ 30 MIN. WEST OF SALMON ARM OFF HWY. 1