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S H U S WA P, B C , C A N A D A

2017 VACATION & TRAVEL PLANNER

good soles deserve salvation. Great feet deserve vacations.

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August 18-20, 2017

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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 21 Salmon Run 22 Family 26 Golf 28 Food & Farms

30 Wineries & Breweries 33 Trails 34 Cycle Touring 35 Motor Touring 36 Camping 37 First Nations 38 Music 40 Culture 42 Parks 43 Birding 44 Fishing 46 Winter Activities 49 Events Calendar 51 Shopping & Services 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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Time

To Vancouver

467 km

290 miles

4 hrs, 20 mins

To Kamloops

112 km

70 miles

1 hrs, 20 mins

To Kelowna

105 km

67 miles

1 hrs, 20 mins

To Vernon

58 km

36 miles

44 mins

To Revelstoke

98 km

61 miles

1 hr, 5 mins

To Golden

247 km

153 miles

2 hrs, 45 mins

To Banff

392 km

244 miles

4 hrs, 20 mins

To Calgary

515 km

320 miles

5 hrs, 35 mins

To Jasper

553 km

344 miles

6 hrs

To Edmonton

814 km

506 miles

8 hrs, 45 mins

To Seattle

574 km

357 miles

6 hrs


1. Listen up!

NimbleFingers Bluegrass Festival, there’s music all around.

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

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

l the water home 5. cal In a houseboat or on a cruiser —

20 Hudson Ave. NE, Suite 101, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P2 250.832.2230 | Toll-free 877.725.6667

an unforgettable experience!

inspired by our artisans 6. be Unique, authentic, superb! t your soLEs here! 7. Res From funky B&Bs to luxurious hotels and spas.

8. 9. DIVE IN! 10.GO CLUBBING – GOLF CLUBBING!

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

Beautiful beaches and warm water, whether urban or remote.

Challenge yourself on rolling greens amid spectacular scenery.

Sicamous & District Visitor Centre #3, 446 Main St., 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, Sorrento Strip Mall, White Lake Community Hall, Sunnybrae Park, Blind Bay & 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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Seymour Arm

Pukeashun Provincial Park

Albas Falls

Hunakwa Lake Anstey Hunakwa Provincial Park

NORTH Lichen Mtn

Seymour Arm

Adams Lake

Perry River

To Barriere Mt Mobley

Piper Lake Crowfoot Mtn

Anstey Arm

Mt Evans

Celista Roderick Haig-Brown Lee Creek Scotch Creek Provincial Park

Little Shuswap Lake

Skmana Lake

Squilax

Sorrento

To Eagle Pass Mtn

Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park

St. Ives Magna Bay Anglemont

Scotch Creek Lookout

Twin Lakes

Queest Mtn

Wild Rose Bay

Shuswap Lake Eagle Bay

Aylmer Lake

Mount Griffin Provincial Park

White Lake Cummins Lake Mt Bastion

Mt Hilliam

Margaret Falls Sunnybrae

Skimikin

Joss Pass

Annis Mara Lake

Swansea Point Mara Mtn

Canoe

Salmon Arm

Blue Lake

Sicamous

Tappen

Skimikin Lake

South Thompson River

Kingfisher Creek Provincial Park

Larch Hills

Fly Hills

To Kamloops & Vancouver Wallensteen Lake Mt Ida

Spa Hills

Grindrod

Kernaghan Lake Silver Creek

Pillar Lake

Gardom Lake

Enderby Cliffs Provincial Park

Spa Lake Hidden Lake

Arthur Lake Estekwalan Mtn

To Westwold & Kamloops

Enderby

Bolean Lake

Shuswap River

Falkland

Armstrong

Tuktakamin Mtn

Salmon River Pinaus Lake

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Three Valley Gap

Carlin

Phillips Lake

Chase Creek Falls

Griffin Lake

Malakwa

White Lake Provincial Park

Blind Bay

Chum

Chase Lake

To Revelstoke, Golden & Calgary

Griffin Mtn

Herman Lake Salmon Arm Tillis Landing

Notch Hill

To Sun Peaks (Summer Road)

Craigellachie

To Vernon & Kelowna

Mabel Lake


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

Airport Bicycle Route Boat Launch 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 Chase

53 km

To Enderby

24 km

To Falkland

53 km

Museum

To Scotch Creek

61 km

Off Road Vehicle

To Seymour Arm

135 km

Paddle Route: Canoe

To Sicamous

32 km

To Sorrento

33 km

Paddle Route: Kayak

How would you describe the Shuswap?

Ski Resort Snowmobile Trail Snowshoeing Trail Travel Information

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.

Winery Major Highway Secondary Road Provincial Park Salmon Arm Region Chase Region Falkland Region Enderby Region North Shuswap Region

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.

South Shuswap Region Sicamous Region

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

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Recreation Centre

20 Ave NE

Auto Rd SE

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Fairgrounds/Blackburn Park

60 St SE

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Library

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Salmon Arm Visitor Centre 101 - 20 Hudson Avenue NE Toll-free 1.877.725.6667


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

Want more info? Salmon Arm Visitor Centre 101 - 20 Hudson Avenue 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

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Things to Do

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

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

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

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Taste a slice of heaven at Shuswap Pie Company.

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Travel back in time with dinner theatre at RJ Haney Heritage Village & Museum.

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Discover fresh, local produce, meats, cheese, wine, and craft beers all around the region.

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

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

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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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Things to Do

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Zip out to zipline over the beautiful Chase Creek Falls.

3.

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

4.

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

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Marvel at impressive big horn sheep on the slopes above town.

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Explore the growing Skamana trail system west of Chase on your skis or snowshoes.

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Visit the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge and get up close with the therapeutic animals.

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

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

Witness the worldrenowned Sockeye Salmon run on the Adams River.

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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


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shops, and restaurants. Local history has its beginnings with the Splatsin First Nation, and the band enhances its culture with many community events, 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.

Things to Do

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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.

5.

Discover creations by local artists and artisans at the Courtyard Gallery.

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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,

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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

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

Check out one of the largest Canadian flags in Canada!

6.

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

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Find local flavours and crafts at the Falkland Country Market.

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

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Take a snowmobile adventure in Spa Hills. 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 every year on the May long weekend. Hang on for eight seconds and you could win a belt buckle! Your eyes will twinkle at the fun possibilities at December 1 Christmas Light-up and Falkland Family Christmas Party. Visit and step back in time at Falkland Heritage Park and Museum’s heritage days. And be sure to discover more of Falkland and the surrounding area’s offerings, including opportunities for fishing, hiking and biking, snowshoeing, and more!

Want more info? Visit ShuswapTourism.ca


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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! In October you’ll witness a large return of Sockeye Salmon as they swim upstream from the Pacific Ocean to the Adams River — see page 21 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-

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Things to Do

1.

Marvel at the annual Sockeye Salmon run at Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park.

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Dig your toes into a soft, sandy beach at Silver Sands Provincial Park.

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Visit one of our farmers’ and artisan markets around the region.

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Tease your palate with a bottle of Inspired Madness from the Celista Estate Winery.

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Marvel at Evelyne Falls, up a short, fun trail to an amazing viewing platform.

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Snowmobile backcountry at Grizzly Lodge.

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Try Eco Treats in Scotch Creek on a Friday, great food and live music.

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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, try Jack Sam’s Restaurant in the Quaaout Lodge, or pick up something delicious at a food truck.

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Things to Do

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

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Take in an outdoor concert with Music in the Bay.

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Expand your musical horizons at BC Swing Camp and NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Workshop.

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Dash through the snow with Walter’s Sleigh Rides.

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Nurture your inner artist at the Shuswap Lake Culture Crawl in May.

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Explore the limits of the Shuswap Lake by rental boat.

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

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.

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Check out great local produce at the outdoor market in Sorrento.

Accommodation options in South Shuswap

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

Dining options in South Shuswap

Enjoy Mediterranean or Chinese cuisine, take-out pizza, marine and pub fare, and waterfront dining.

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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, Sorrento Strip Mall, White Lake Community Hall, Sunnybrae Park, Blind Bay & Balmoral Road Intersection. For more information call 250.515.0002


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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 home to the friendliest folks you’ll meet, and what a place to meet them! Our forests, mountains, and meadows‚ hiking and biking trails all feature breathtaking views and enchanting landscapes.

Things to Do

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Make yourself at home on a houseboat.

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Bike or ski the iconic 42 km Larch Hills Traverse.

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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.

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

Want more info? Sicamous & District Visitor Information Centre #3, 446 Main St., Sicamous, BC Toll-free 1.866.205.4055

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

Try Moose Mulligan’s, Joe Schmuck’s, Bahama John’s, or the Burner Grille in Malakwa.

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NEW MARINA

Reserve your full service slip at the newest marina in Sicamous! Conveniently located in Old Town Bay, enjoy direct access to Shuswap Lake! Operated by Twin Anchors Houseboats, with over 4 decades of experience on the lake.

• Premium Fuel Sales • Certified Marine Mechanics • • • • • • •

Pontoon, Ski Boat, & Sea-Doo Rentals Fishing Charters Ship Store Water Taxi Full Hull Boat Tow, Launch & Retrieve Pump-out Facilities Splinterless Environment - composite decks

Full Service Slips $

14

per foot/month + TAX

OVERNIGHT TRUCK & TRAILER PARKING $

25

FIND US AT OUR NEW MARINA IN 2017!

Enjoy direct access to Shuswap Lake

1.800.663.4026

per DAY + TAX

oldtownbaymarina.com 200 old town road west, SICAMOUS, BC


HOUSEBOATING

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.

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.

Houseboats come equipped with full kitchens, so you can stock up on groceries at a local farm stand and make home-cooked 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

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ON THE WATER

SALMON ARM

C’mon over the water’s warm.

Copper Island Diving Ltd.

Free your feet & cleanse your soles!

Copper Island Diving has been servicing the Shuswap and surrounding area for over 24 years. Our retail store offers a wide range of scuba courses and rentals, stand-up paddle board and kayak lessons, sales and rentals.

Salmon Arm

Magna Bay Wharf Park -

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

North Shuswap

Captain’s Cove Marina

A popular swimming and picnic area for locals and visitors alike! Bask in the sun on over 100 metres of south-facing beach.

Marine fuel, cabin rentals, jet ski and paddle board rentals, daily and weekly moorage, quick haul service, water towing and taxi.

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Windsor Road - Mara Lake Visit Mara Lake from this scenic day-use site near Sicamous featuring a bike rack, parking, and picnic tables.

2051 73rd Ave NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N9 250.832.5224 Captains.Cove.Marina@gmail.com CaptainsCove.ca

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.

Herald Provincial Park - Sunnybrae, South Shuswap

SICAMOUS

Shuswap Marina

Reds Rentals

• 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.

A concrete launch in the day-use area at this destination campground. Dogfriendly, with lots of parking – and access to trails, too!

• Year round, seasonal and temporary moorage • Used boat sales and service department • Boat detailing, fibreglass, gelcoat repairs

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.

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

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ON THE WATER

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Canoe Beach, Salmon Arm: In town, loads of amenities. Perfect for families and groups!

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Silver Beach Provincial Park, Seymour Arm: Our best sandy beach, remote but worth the trip.

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Albas Provincial Park, North Shuswap: Gorgeous clear water with waterfall hike nearby.

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Blind Bay Beaches: A sandcastle artist’s dream.

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Mara Provincial Park, Sicamous: Perfect for travelers, right on Highway 97.

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Herald Provincial Park, South Shuswap: Shady pebble beach, picnic area, new children’s adventure playground, and hiking trails.

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Tuey Park, Enderby: Wide, sandy beach on calm river waters. Great for skim boarders.

Scotch Creek Provincial Park, Scotch Creek: Massive pebble beach at a destination campground.

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

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Marble Point, Shuswap Lake Marine Park: Pristine beach accessible only by boat. Spectacular sunset views!

escape on the water – so why not visit a few?

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Sunnybrae Regional Park, South Shuswap: A sunny kid- and dog-friendly spot.

Salmon Arm. White Lake Provincial Park, an

You’ll find serene settings at Mara Lake, near Sicamous, and White Lake, close to oasis near the north end of the lake, features a gravel boat launch and undeveloped camping area. Near Enderby, Mabel Lake and Hidden Lake boast boat launches, camping,

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 and canoes to rafts and paddleboards. Thrillseekers can find class 3+ whitewater rapids through the famous Skookumchuck canyon. 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.

Wake Up SUP

Shuswap Marina

Paddleboard rentals*, lessons, SUP yoga and board sales. Blind Bay, Eagle Bay and Sorrento.

One of the best paddling spots on Shuswap Lake—right across from Copper Island! Great service and on site parking!

*Free local delivery. Blind Bay, Eagle Bay and Sorrento 604.850.4799 Info@WakeUpSup.com WakeUpSup.com

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and soul-soothing wilderness.

2127 Ingram Rd, Blind Bay, BC V0E1H2 250.675.2250 Info@ShuswapMarina.com ShuswapMarina.com


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

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 2017 – a pre-dominant year in the four-year migration cycle – hundreds of fish are expected to return home to spawn.

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FAMILY

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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Shuswap Unique Adventure Tours A unique adventure awaits you! Off-road segway touring provides an innovative, eco-friendly avenue to showcase the beautiful outdoors of the Shuswap.

Scotch Creek, North Shuswap 1.877.519.3634 Segway@UniqueAdventure.net UniqueAdventure.net

North Shuswap Adams River Rafting LTD. Spice up your vacation with a river rafting trip down the Adams River! As we float down a 10km section of the river we will paddle through rapids, like The Weir, the Ender Waves and the Adams River Gorge! We will stop along the way to point out some Pictographs and go for a cliff jump into the river! Book your trip today!

1251 Morgan Drive, Scotch Creek BC 250.955.2447 or 1.888.440.7238 info@AdamsRiverRafting.com AdamsRiverRafting.com

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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, 40’ Tower Jump, and the ultimate in adrenaline – The Screaming Eagle, a 100’ Drop Swing, the biggest in Western Canada! Recipient of the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. Book online or call 1.866.343.6761 www.treetopflyers.ca

305 Brooke Dr (Behind Chase Plaza), Chase, BC 1.866.343.6761 info@TreetopFlyers.ca | TreetopFlyers.ca

South Shuswap Sunnybrae Bible Camp We are dedicated to creating the ultimate summer camp experience, packed with fun, friends and adventure! Come out to camp for a week you’ll never forget.

3915 Sunnybrae -Canoe Point Road 250.835.4596 Info@Sunnybrae.ca Sunnybrae.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.

Evdokimoff Bike Park, South Canoe Trail

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.

the rails, ledges, and smooth concrete at

System, and Rubberhead Trail System, where there’s terrain for beginners and thrill-seekers. Or hone your skate skills on the Salmon Arm Skatepark. Take it easy wandering The Mall at Picadilly, bowl a game or two in Salmon

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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.

Arm or Chase, 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.

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

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.

Cap off your day with a flick at the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby, but be sure to get there early! Pack snacks and a disc or games to

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.

play while night falls, then settle in for the ultimate moviegoing experience.

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Shuswap Event Looking for something fun to do? Search our online calendar of events! Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube, too.

Gold Panning Championships

The Candy Vault

Sponsored by the Vernon Placer Miners Club. May long weekend. Riverside RV Park, Enderby. BC’s open competition. Free family event.

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

112 Kildonan Ave, Enderby, BC Info@VernonGoldPanning.com VernonGoldPanning.com

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

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Golf

The Shuswap’s Championship Courses

a championship 18-hole and 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 Canoe Creek Golf Course 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.

Call for tee times!

Canoe Creek Golf Course Salmon Arm, 250.832.3285 CanoeCreekGolf.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. Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake Golf Course

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.

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. 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. 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. But the best part is that 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


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!

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:

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.

spaces, fascinating places, and distinctive communities, where breathtaking natural beauty and the perfect round become an exceptional and memorable experience.

Make your next golf vacation your best! Discover the Shuswap’s open

For more information, visit ShuswapTourism.ca

Anglemont Estates Golf Course 9 hole. Anglemont, 250.955.2323

Be Inspired BY LIFE’S POSSIBILITIES.

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

BUILD your life here. A relaxed, down-to-earth, active community nestled beside Shuswap Lake just 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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1.888.675.2523 1.800.661.3955

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food & Farms

farmers’ markets

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.

All Organic Farmers’ Market Wednesdays, 3-5 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 Corner of Shuswap Ave & Wilson St., Downtown Chase

exceptional produce.

No green thumb? No problem - learn about sustainable farming from local growers instead.

Enderby Open Air Market 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.


Shuswap produce is available year-round! Here’s just a taste of what we’ve got growing.

Intrigued? Pick up a copy of Tastes of the Shuswap for listings, maps, and information on opening hours. Available spring 2017 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 Rd, Scotch Creek, BC Scotch Creek Farm & Craft Market

salmon arm DeMille’s Farm Market We take pride in offering you farm grown products sourced from small artisan growers – from over 50 local suppliers dedicated to a sustainable supply of quality products. Specialty deli and bakery onsite. Our homegrown sweet corn is renowned across BC and Western Canada! Open 7 days a week, year round, 8am – Sunset. 2.5 acres of parking!

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

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WINeries & Breweries

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 familyrun businesses that produce wines so fine they compete on par with international wines. They’ve created magnificent Gewürztraminers, Merlots, Ortegas, Rieslings, Siegerrebes, to name a few, which have all won national awards. To find out which wineries are

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open during your tour, visit ShuswapWineries.ca, or grab a copy of our Tastes of the Shuswap brochure available Spring 2017. 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


MOJO Shuswap Wine Tours 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 limited-edition blends – and excellent dining, too! 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!

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

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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.

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.

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.

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. 1.800.868.5121 NobleAdventures.net Byron@NobleAdventures.net

Finish off your day at the region’s newest offering – Marionette Winery, in Salmon Arm.

Chase Monte Creek Ranch Winery Forging a new era of exploration in the Thompson Valley, Monte Creek Ranch Winery offers the next frontier in winemaking. Just a 15-minute drive from the community of Chase, the ranch’s diversity, natural beauty and warm hospitality provide a unique destination for visitors to enjoy a local wine tasting, dine from our regionally inspired restaurant, or shop for local artisanal products. Open daily.

2420 Miner’s Bluff Road, Monte Creek, BC V0E 2M0 250.573.5399 info@MonteCreekRanch.com MonteCreekRanchWinery.com

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trails

5 Great Hiking Trails: 1. Scotch Creek/Hlina Lookout, North Shuswap: A forest walk with impressive views.

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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: 1. 2. Larch Hills Traverse: An epic 42 km ride from Larch Hills to Sicamous.

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. We’ve added over 100 kilometres of trails since 2006, and our network just keeps getting better. The Shuswap Trail Alliance, an award-winning initiative among regional partners, makes the ways through our parks, communities, and around the Shuswap clean and green – and creates rewarding adventures for trail-loving travelers.

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

Salty Dog Route at South Canoe, Salmon Arm: A great singletrack climb and a swooping descent.

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Reinecker Creek Trail, South Shuswap: Half and full day circuits through valleys and meadows.

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Rubberhead, Muffin Top to Veggie Delight, Canoe: A bit of everything steep and rooty or open and flowy.

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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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cycle touring

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.

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

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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 Shuswap-North Okanagan Cycle Touring brochure, and find your own perfect combination among 35 incomparable routes.

• Rentals • Complete service repair shop • Guided tours, skill clinics, group rides and local trail information.

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

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


Routes & Tours

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

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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! Pick up a copy of our Shuswap Motor Touring Guide or download the new 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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camping

your trusty steed can stay along with you.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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!


first nations

The history of First Nations in the Shuswap goes back over 10,000 years.

Mother tongue

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)

Want to learn more? To hear and see these and many other Secwepemc words and phrases, visit FirstVoices.com/en/Secwepemc

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MUSIC

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

For the latest event information, visit RootsAndBlues.ca

The Roots & Blues Festival features: •

Acclaimed performers from near and far, year after year

Global food village

Artisan market

Family fun zone

Beverage gardens with stage views

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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 2017, the festival will celebrate its 25th 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 18 - 20), you can catch performances all summer long, all around the region, every day of the week!

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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 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 6:30-8:30 PM. In combination with a farmers’ market & food trucks.

WEDNESdays: Salmon Arm WOW! Wednesday on the Wharf Marine Park. Mid-June through October, 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 21-Sept 1. Sorrento. NimbleFingers.ca

SATURdayS:

17th Annual BC Swing Camp August 13-19, 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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CULTURE

ENDERBY

Courtyard Gallery Artist collective, supporting a vibrant community of artists/artisans. Providving local artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell original art. Tuesday to Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM.

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

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Talerico Fine Art Gallery & Artists’ Studio Original Canadian Art in many mediums, subjects and styles pleasing most art lovers! Downtown, by the famous wharf and bird sanctuary.

#3-680 Marine Park Drive N.E. in Harbour Centre, Salmon Arm, BC 250.833.0310 | talericofineartgallery@gmail.com

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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. Feeling festive? So are we! Don’t miss the 25th edition of our iconic Roots & Blues festival, and celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with the many events across the region. Check our calendar for details. 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 Culture Crawl or the Enderby Arts 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.

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parks

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Sorrento Park: Enjoy playing fields, amenities, and even a winter skating rink.

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Herald Provincial Park: Walk along cedar-lined Reinecker Creek to Margaret Falls.

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Blackburn Park, Salmon Arm: Check out the Shuswap’s only skateboard park.

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McGuire Lake Park, Salmon Arm: Stroll around the lake, with its unique fountain and Japanese gazebo.

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North Fork Wild, Sicamous: Explore remote wilderness trails and boardwalks.

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Sicamous Beach Park: Relax at this sandy waterfront park under a swiveling train track.

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Belvedere Park, Enderby: Launch your canoe or take the Jim Watt Heritage Riverwalk.

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Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park: Witness the Adams River Salmon Run.

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Shuswap Lake Marine Park system: Float into mostly boat access-only parks – perfect paddling destinations and picnic sites.

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Niskonlith Provincial Park, Chase: Discover where locals swim, canoe, kayak, windsurf, and fish.

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. 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.

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

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birding

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

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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.

Bottom left: Western Grebes Top right: Bald Eagle Bottom right:  Sandhill Cranes

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Western Grebe: The Shuswap’s flagship species! Catch their signature dance from May to June at the Marine Park wharf.

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American White Pelicans: Found at Peter Jannink Park and Christmas Island in early May, and again in August.

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Lazuli Bunting: Watch for them on fenceposts and powerlines in Tappen Valley.

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Warblers: 14 species! Count ‘em at the Nature Reserve or Gardom Lake.

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Grouse: Ruffed, Spruce, and Dusky – look for them all at Larch Hills.

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Sandhill Crane: Visit nesting sites on the grassy banks of Little White Lake.

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Three-toed Woodpecker: A treat for all birders! Found near Skimikin Lake.

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Peregrine Falcon: Cross it off your birding bucket list at Peter Jannink Park.

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Calliope Hummingbird: This tiniest hummingbird hovers around Sunnybrae Road.

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Shorebirds: Find over 35 species at the Salmon Arm Marsh!

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Fishing

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!

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

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

World class rainbow trout fishing. 38 partial and full service sites, cabins with kitchenettes. Boat rentals. Sani dump. Weekly rates available.

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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

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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.

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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!

Shuswap-wide 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 Ave SW #109, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1T4 250.832.0757 info@BucktailAdventures.ca BucktailAdventures.ca

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Winter ACTIVITIES

In the colder months, our velvety night skies get deeper and our days simply sparkle! The Shuswap’s legendary Monashee powder makes winter dreams come true. We’ve got an endless variety of terrain – from gentle hills to rugged slopes – and easy driving access to countless trailheads. The Shuswap offers excellent alpine and Nordic skiing opportunities, snowboarding, and backcountry touring, making it a great central location for an incredible BC ski vacation. If snowmobiling is more your style, here’s

your next amazing adventure. All across the Shuswap you’ll find great powder, challenging climbs, and fun bowls to play in. 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!

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


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:

the Grizzly Lodge – one of BC’s most desirable sled-in lodges. 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.

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.

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

Variety & vistas: The popular 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.

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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, S. BIG MOUN.TAIN and Queest. Head to Hunter’s Range from Sicamous OW BIG SNor 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, high alpine meadows at Crowfoot in the North Shuswap. This remote area features SOUTH SHUSWAP

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Cell service is not available in all areas! 911 EMERGENCIES 1.250.836.2878 RCMP - Sicamous 1.800.667.1105 Avalanche Updates 1.800.550.4997 Road Conditions Shuswap Lake Hospital 1.250.833.3600 1.250.215.1826 Sled Rescue 1.250.371.7162 Heli-Rescue

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Winter ACTIVITIES

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. Explore the trails at Larch Hills! Amazing snowfall and dense forest make for a winter wonderland. 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.

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,

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Skookum Cycle & Ski • Alpine and Nordic gear • boot fitting and ski tuning • Snowshoes • Clothing • Accessories

John’s Ski Shack Full service Nordic ski shop: sales, service, rentals, lessons. Cross Country ski and snowshoe gear and apparel. Excellent prices and service!

375 Edgar Road, Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.3457 Info@JohnsSkiShack.com JohnsSkiShack.com

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

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 route-finding, 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! 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.

Let the Shuswap warm your heart here this winter!


events

2017

Enderby • Garlic Festival August 20 GreencroftGardens.com/garlicfest South Shuswap

What’s happening? We are! There’s nearly always something interesting taking place in our region. 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 and Old-time Workshops & Festival Workshops, August 21-Sept 1 Festival, August 26 NimbleFingers.ca

September Salmon Arm

January

July

• 20th Annual Harvest Celebration Sept 10 SalmonArmMuseum.org

Salmon Arm

Throughout the Shuswap

North Shuswap

• Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet January 14 SkiLarchHills.ca

• Canada Day 150 Events June 30- July 1st events are planned in communities throughout the region. Visit ShuswapTourism.ca for all Canada 150 event information.

• Adams River Salmon Run SalmonSociety.com

February Salmon Arm

Sicamous • Fungi Fest Sept 22-25 FungiFestival.com

• Free live outdoor music events Every night of the week, all summer long. Check page 39 for more details.

October

• Ripped Snowbike Tour Feb 11 SicamousChamber.bc.ca

• Local Pow Wows Ongoing throughout the Shuswap during July and August. Public welcome.

• Rotary Shuswap Winefest October 21 ShuswapWineFest.com

May

Salmon Arm

Enderby:

Salmon Arm

• Rolling Stock, Eye-catching Graffiti on Train Cars July 15-Aug 26 SalmonArmArtCentre.ca

• Annual Salmon Egg Take October 7-8 KingfisherCentre.com

• Canada 150 Original Wooden Dragon Boat Festival Friday, July 14th - Sunday, July 16th ShuswapRowingAndPaddling.com

• Adams River Salmon Run Festivities Thanksgiving Long weekend SalmonSociety.com

• Theatre on the Edge July 21-23 ShuswapTheatre.com

December

Enderby

Salmon Arm

• Enderby Arts Festival July 29 EnderbyArtsCouncil.ca

• Larch Hills Lantern Ski Between Christmas and New Year SkiLarchHills.ca

• Shuswap International Film Festival February 17-25 ShuswapFilm.net Sicamous

• Salty Dog 6 Hour Enduro & Salty Street Fest May 12-14 SkookumCycleandSki.com • Word on the Lake - Shuswap Writer’s Festival May 19-21 WordOnTheLakeWritersFestival.com • Ozone Festival at Shuswap Theatre May 20-27 ShuswapTheatre.com Enderby • BC Open Gold Panning Championships May long weekend, May 19-21 GoldPanners.ca Falkland

Sicamous

• Falkland Stampede May long weekend, May 19-21 FalklandStampede.ca

• Summer Stomp & Burnout July 13-16 SummerStomp,ca

South Shuswap • Shuswap Lake Culture Crawl 2017 May long weekend, May 19-21 ShuswapArts.com

August Salmon Arm

June

• Roots & Blues Festival – 25th Anniversary August 18-20 RootsAndBlues.ca

Salmon Arm

Chase

• The Blue Trail Exhibit June 2-July 13 SalmonArmArtCentre.ca

• Chase Cornstock August 12 ChaseFestival.ca

Salmon Arm

North Shuswap

Enderby • Caravan Farm Theatre Winter Sleigh Ride Show CaravanFarmTheatre.com Throughout the Shuswap • CPR Holiday Train CPR.ca • Shuswap Wineries Christmas Open Houses At seven wineries throughout the Shuswap ShuswapTourism.ca Indicates an event celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary

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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

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.

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

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shopping & services

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE YOUR VACATION • Steaks cut the way you like ‘em! • Fresh Baked Goods • Fresh Dairy

• Fresh Local Produce • Full Service Deli • Large Selection of Organic Products

askewsfoods.com

SICAMOUS

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ARMSTRONG

2 LOCATIONS IN SALMON ARM


Sweet shopping adventures

The Happy Corkers Wine & Gifts On-premise winemaking u-vin, clothing, jewellry, giftware and custom gift basket boutique located on Main Street in beautiful downtown Sicamous.

Timeless treats for every taste.

#3 444 Main Street, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 250.836.WINE (9463) hpycrkrs@telus.net HappyCorkersWineAndGifts.com

Salmon Arm Salmon Arm Economic Development Society Be part of something amazing! Along the shores of beautiful Shuswap Lake, you will discover the growing City of Salmon Arm. Providing residents and businesses a diverse economy, excellent access to markets, fibre optic connectivity, available land, dedicated Industrial Park and a lifestyle which cannot be beat! Find out about your opportunity today by visiting www.saeds.ca.

#20 Hudson Ave NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 250.833.0608 edo@saeds.ca / saeds.ca

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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where to eat

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

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

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have an abundance of grassfed, 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!


Salmon Arm

The Hive Wheelchair Accessible Patio Licensed

A fun, welcoming community eatery, lounge and coffee roastery that focuses on fresh, local, quality ingredients. Fully licensed with local beer & wine offered. Home of Frog Friendly Wild Coffee.

Breakfast

sicamous

Moose Mulligans Pub/Restaurant & Liquor Store Moose Mulligan’s is your waterfront destination in Sicamous. Featuring two lakeview patios with great food and ice cold thirst quenchers. Extensive menu including mouth watering pizza’s.

Lunch Dinner Child Friendly No Smoking Internet Access Restaurant On Site Cable /Satellite TV Air Conditioning

4940 Canoe Beach Dr., Canoe BC 778.489.5011 4940Canoebeachdr

1122 Riverside Avenue, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V1 250.836.3603 ThePub@MooseMulligans.com MooseMulligans.com

Waterfront

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WHERE TO EAT

South shuswap

SALMON ARM

SICAMOUS

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

Sprokkets Café

The Burner Grille

100% organic gourmet coffee. Full breakfast, soups, sandwiches, buns and pies etc. All homemade! Try our world famous cinnamon buns!

A unique, historical family dining experience. Licensed. Home of the Big Burner Burger Challenge and Selfie Central! 15 minutes east of Sicamous.

3096 Trans-Canada Highway, Sorrento, BC 250.833.2050 | Dreamcycle.ca

A-331 Alexander Street, Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.7992 ShuswapPieCompany.ca Shuswap.Pie@gmail.com

4260 Oxbow Frontage Road, Malakwa, BC V0E 2J0 250.836.4600 | BurnerGrille.ca

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

salmon arm Barley Station Brew Pub Dine in or on the patio while enjoying handcrafted, award winning craft beer and delicious food made in house. We proudly serve Oceanwise seafood and local produce in season. New - Cold Brewed Nitro Coffee brewed with Frog Friendly coffee roasted locally. Cold craft beer to go. Open everyday at 11 am. Sorry, no minors.

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

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Fresh vacations! Get a taste of the Shuswap. 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 Hwy, PO Box 1058, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 250.836.4906 | JoeSchmucks.ca

Café Tasse A charming espresso bar, tea salon and patisserie featuring “French Sidewalk Fare in Paris”. Open for breakfast and lunch, Tuesday to Sunday. Located at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. 251 Harbourfront Drive N.E., Salmon Arm, BC 250.833.5800 ext. 508 CafeTasse.ca

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

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

Squilax General Store Heritage General Store featuring local/organic groceries. Serving traditional afternoon high tea on weekends from May to September. Includes finger sandwiches, scones and baked goods for $12.50. 229 Trans-Canada Highway, Squilax, Chase, BC | 250.675.2977 Info@SquilaxGeneralStore.ca SquilaxGerneralStore.ca

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Accommodation: Hotels & Motels

Wheelchair Accessible

Kitchenette / Fridge

Patio

Waterfront

Breakfast

Pet Friendly

Child Friendly

Showers

No Smoking

Private Bathroom

Internet Access

Playground

Restaurant On Site

Non-serviced / Tent Sites

Swimming Pool

Partial Service Sites

Hot Tub / Jacuzzi

Full Service Sites

Laundry Facilities

Boat Launch

Cable / Satellite TV

Facebook

Air Conditioning

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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sicamous Best Western Sicamous Inn Trip Advisor’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 TV’s, pet friendly, pets stay free! Full-service, tree-screened RV sites with 30amp hook-up as well as non-serviced and tent camping on the Eagle river.

734 Trans-Canada Highway, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 Restaurant: 250.836.4906 Motel: 250.836.2290 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: Hotels & Motels

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, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0 250.675.2420 Info@ShuswapLakeMotel.com ShuswapLakeMotel.com

SALMON ARM

sicamous

salmon arm

Comfort Inn & Suites

Paradise Motel

Super 8 Motel

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 RV’s. Kitchen units, Family suites. Close to boat launch, beach and amenities in Sicamous. Outdoor heated pool, BBQ area, high speed internet. Parking for boats and trailers.

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

Complimentary hot and cold breakfast. Located across Highway 1 from Shaw Centre.

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

High season: $110 - 175 Low season: $70 - 100

517 Main Street, Sicamous, BC 250.836.2525 ParadiseMotel.ca

2901 - 10 Avenue N.E., Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.8812 super8sa@gmail.com

SALMON ARM Prestige Harbourfront Resort Salmon Arm Located on a nature estuary with unobstructed views of Shuswap Lake, we offer a comfortable yet upscale experience. Easy walking distance to the Salmon Arm Wharf, and downtown’s shopping and dining offerings, the resort features 121 guest rooms including many with lake views and private balconies. Two restaurants are on site, as well as an indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub, spa and salon, and athletic club.

251 Harbourfront Drive, Salmon Arm 250.833.5800 SalmonArm@PrestigeHotels.ca PrestigeHotelsAndResorts.com

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Accommodation: bed & breakfasts

Suite As It Gets

Bieri’s Paradise Guestfarm & B&B

Artist’s House B&B

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.

B&B in Cabin and Guesthouse. 5 minutes from town, lakes. Organic hobby farm, animals, hiking trails. Families, pets welcome.

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

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

Year Round: $100 - 140

2483 Marine Place, Blind Bay, BC | 250.675.4698 suiteasitgets@outlook.com www.bbexpo.com/suiteasitgets

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

20 Bruhn Road, Sicamous, BC 250.836.3537 | Cell: 250.804.3596 ArtistsHouse.ca Victoria@ArtistsHouse.ca

The Maples

SOUTH SHUSWAP

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

stand up for sitting down. Your dreamy vacation awaits.

1283 Dieppe Road, Sorrento, BC 250.675.2433 Info@ShuswapMaples.com ShuswapMaples.com

Shuswap Bed & Breakfast

south shuswap

King-size beds, private ensuites, kitchenette, private entrance. Swimming pool, hot tub, large covered deck and BBQ. Hiking trails and lake views. High Season: $175 | Low Season: $110

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

A Rover’s Rest Bed & Breakfast A Romantic Hideaway at Shuswap Lake; secluded log home. All suites private entry and ensuites. Inspected and approved. Credit Cards accepted.

North Shuswap

Year Round: $129 - 199 2660 Balmoral Road, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H1 1.866.768.3722 or 250.675.4405 ARoversRest.com | Info@ARoversRest.com

salmon arm

Suite Escapes BC Breathtaking views of mountains and lake from your suite. Private entrance. In room private bathroom, fridges, coffee and robes. Self-catered full breakfast. BBQ on covered deck. Close to boat launch, beach and amenities. High Season: $120 - 180 | Low Season: $85 - 125

A La Maison Richmond Immaculate heritage house with lake & mountain views. French-Canadian cuisine and freshly baked homemade bread. 2 mins to downtown. 1550 - 15 Avenue SE, Salmon Arm, BC 250.253.9704 or 250.800.1464 Helene@ALaMaisonRichmond.com ALaMaisonRichmond@live.ca

4465 Squilax-Anglemont Rd, Scotch Creek, BC | 250.955.6136 SuiteEscapesBC@gmail.com SuiteEscapesBedAndBreakfast.com

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Accommodation: cabins & cottages & camping

HI-Shuswap Lake - Squilax General Store & Hostel Hostel dorms are in cabooses (traincars). Each sleep 6 with their own toilet and kitchen. Waterfront location. Tenting available. Year Round: $19 - 56 pp 229 Trans-Canada Highway, Squilax, BC | 250.675.2977 HIHostels.ca/shuswap Shuswap@HIHostels.ca

Salmon Arm Camping Resort

Bieri’s Paradise Guestfarm & B&B

Five minutes to Shuswap Lake. Jacuzzi, 50’ heated pool, mini golf, fire pits, 70 RV full hook up sites, 12 cabins. 3km to Salmon Arm. High Season: $54 | Low Season: $39

Cabin, guesthouse, tipi, camping, self contained. 5 minutes from town, lakes. Organic hobby farm animals, hiking trails. Families, pets welcome. High Season: $110 - 120 | Low Season: $80 - 100

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

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

Sunny Shore Fishing Resort

Shuswap Lake Motel & Resort/Campground

Crazy Creek Resort

World class rainbow trout fishing. 38 partial and full service sites, cabins with kitchenettes. Boat rentals. Sani dump. Weekly rates available.

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.

Stay and enjoy Hotpools, Waterfall & Suspension Bridge. Unserviced & full service sites. Enchanted Forest and Skytrek Adventure Park minutes away.

Season: $30 - 35 2866 White Lake Road, Salmon Arm, BC 250.835.8686 SunnyShore.ca

1185 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0 / 250.675.2420 Info@ShuswapLakeMotel.com ShuswapLakeMotel.com

6162 Trans-Canada Highway, Malakwa, BC 250.836.4097 HotPools@CrazyCreekResort.com CrazyCreekResort.com

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

4044 Express Point Road, Scotch Creek, BC V0E 1M5 250.955.0080 info@shuswap.ca / Shuswap.ca

SOUTH SHUSWAP Blind Bay Hideaway Vacation rentals on the beautiful Shuswap.

2094 Eagle Bay Rd, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H1 250.253.5600 BBHideaway@gmail.com BlindBayHideaway.com

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