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SWING OVER! GOLF THE SHUSWAP? OF COURSE!

Golf the Shuswap. Golf many courses, in fact. Out here, what goes around, often goes another round. Because once you’ve started golfing the Shuswap you may not want to stop. This collection of great courses is perfectly situated throughout a region that’s home to warm lakes, plenty of sun, incredible wineries and a casual approach to just about everything. Everything except your game.

Get started? Contact golf courses directly to book tee times or to schedule a lesson with a golf pro. For more info contact: ShuswapTourism.ca/golf

3641 Highway 97B South, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6

6105 Shaw Rd, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2W2

2404 Centennial Drive, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H1

1663 Little Shuswap Lake Rd, Chase, BC V0E 1M2

9851 Old Spallumcheen Rd Sicamous, B.C. V0E 2V3

For tee times call: 250.832.4727

For tee times call: 250.832.3285

For tee times call: 250.675.2315

For tee times call: 250.679.3090

For tee times call: 250.836.4653

SalmonArmGolf.com

CanoeCreekGolf.com

ShuswapLakeEstates.com

QuaaoutLodge.com

HydeMountain.com


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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 50 Events Calendar 52 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.

On a standup paddle board, kayak, or canoe.

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

Our four full-service Visitor Centres, our Welcome Centre on the North Shuswap, and several Visitor Information Kiosks in the South Shuswap 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

Enderby & District Visitor Centre 702 Railway St., Enderby, BC V0E 1V0 250.838.6727 | Toll-free 877.213.6509

North Shuswap Visitor Welcome Centre 1-3871 Squilax-Anglemont Rd., Scotch Creek, BC V0E 1M5 Toll Free: 1.888.955.1488

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

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 Information Kiosks throughout the South Shuswap: Blind Bay Resort, Blind Bay; Finz Resort, Bar and Grill, Blind Bay; Quaaout Resort/Talking Rock Golf, Chase; Carlin Hall, Tappen; Tappen Co-op, Tappen; Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum, Tappen; That Damm Market, Sorrento. Shuswap Tourism publishes a wide range of guides to inspire and inform your visit – whatever your interests may be! Guides are available at our four Visitor Centres, our Welcome Centre and our 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 To Barriere

Perry River Mt Mobley

Piper Lake Crowfoot Mtn

Anstey Arm

Mt Evans

Twin Lakes To Eagle Pass Mtn

Scotch Creek Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park

St. Ives Magna Bay Anglemont

Hlina Lookout

Squilax

Eagle Bay

Sorrento

Herman Lake Salmon Arm Tillis Landing

Aylmer Lake

Blind Bay

White Lake Cummins Lake Carlin

Phillips Lake

Chase Creek Falls

Mt Hilliam

Tappen

Skimikin Lake

Mt Bastion

Margaret Falls

Sunnybrae

Skimikin

Annis Swansea Point Mara Mtn

Canoe

Salmon Arm

Blue Lake

Sicamous

Mara Lake

South Thompson River

Kingfisher Creek Provincial Park

Larch Hills

Fly Hills

Rosemond Lake

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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To Vernon & Kelowna

Griffin Lake Griffin Mtn

Three Valley Lake

Mount Griffin Provincial Park

White Lake Provincial Park

Chum

Chase Lake

To Revelstoke, Golden & Calgary To Three Valley Gap & Joss Pass

Malakwa

Notch Hill

To Sun Peaks (Summer Road)

Craigellachie

Wild Rose Bay

Shuswap Lake

Lee Creek

Little Shuswap Lake

Skmana Lake

Celista

Scotch Creek

Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park

Queest Mtn

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 Camping Climbing Cross-country Ski Trail Equestrian Trail

Want more information? At home or on the road, visit us at ShuswapTourism.ca

Golf Hiking Trail Hospital

From Salmon Arm

Marina

To Chase

53 km

Mountain Bike Trail

To Enderby

24 km

Museum

To Falkland

53 km

To Scotch Creek

61 km

To Seymour Arm

135 km

To Sicamous

32 km

To Sorrento

33 km

Off Road Vehicle Paddle Route: Canoe Paddle Route: Kayak Ski Resort Snowmobile Trail Snowshoeing Trail Travel Information Winery/Brewery Major Highway Secondary Road Provincial Park Salmon Arm Region Chase Region Falkland Region Enderby Region

How would you describe the Shuswap? 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. 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.

North Shuswap Region South Shuswap Region Sicamous Region

You could say all of this and even more. 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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Herald Provincial Park

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Canoe Beach Dr

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Museum Recycle Depot Landfill Skateboard Park Dog Friendly Park/Beach Boat Launch

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Swimming Mountain Biking Winery

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10 Ave SE Edgar Rd

20 Ave SE

30 St SE

10 St SW

50 St SW 30

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70 St SW

Recreation Centre

20 Ave NE

Auto Rd SE

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Hiking

Salmon Arm

1 Ave SW 40 St SW

Fairgrounds/Blackburn Park

60 St SE

Shuswap Lake Salmon Arm

30 St NE

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Library

Wharf

50 Ave

50 St SW

Canoe

Post Office

Au to Rd SE

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Blac k Rd

Trans-Canada Hwy 2 Ave NE Okanagan Ave E

2 Ave SE 4 Ave SE

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Salmon Arm Visitor Centre 101 - 20 Hudson Avenue N.E. 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 N.E. 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&B’s, 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

1. 2.

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.

5.

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

6.

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

7.

Visit the Turtle Valley Bison Ranch. Get close to these iconic animals on horseback.

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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 or billiards at Village Lanes Fun Centre.

Accommodation options in and around Chase

Hotels, motels, B&B’s, 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 August, to enjoy great concerts at Music on the Beach 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. 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 of the senses.

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.

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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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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. Attend the BC Open Gold Panning Competition at Riverside Park in May.

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.

Welcome Christmas at the downtown Falkland Christmas Lightup.

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 down-home fare at the Ranch Café and the Falkland Pub.

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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!

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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? Visitor Welcome Centre 1-3871 Squilax-Anglemont Rd., Scotch Creek Toll Free: 1-888-955-1488 Open in summer months only.

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 many farmers’ and artisan markets around the region.

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Tease your palate with the award-winning Marechal Foch from the Celista Estate Winery.

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Marvel at Evelyne Falls from a viewing platform on our newest trail.

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Snowmobile backcountry at Grizzly Lodge.

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

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Take a Segway cruise through a wildlife and wildflower haven with Unique Adventures.

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Come home to a cozy beachfront cottage.

Roast marshmallows and munch on hotdogs at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park campground.

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 cafés and bistros around the area, or try Jack Sam’s Restaurant in the Quaaout Lodge.

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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 Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts .

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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 markets in Sorrento and Blind Bay.

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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Renowned as the Heart 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 Blind Bay Resort, Finz Resort, Bar & Grill, Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum, That Damm Market, Quaaout Lodge and Talking Rock Golf Resort, Carlin Hall, and the Tappen Co-op. 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! Through our forests, mountains, and meadows‚ hiking and biking trails feature breathtaking views and enchanting landscapes.

Things to Do

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Make yourself at home on a houseboat.

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Paddle Mara Lake in a kayak, canoe, or SUP.

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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 here in the Houseboating Capital of Canada.

Everything to float your boat.

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Bike or ski the iconic Larch Hills Traverse, a 42 km XC trail from Salmon Arm to Sicamous.

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 Sicamous Try Moose Mulligan’s Waterfront Pub, Joe Schmuck’s Road House, or Bahama John’s.

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HOUSEBOATING

Houseboats come equipped with full kitchens, so you can stock up on groceries at a local farm stand and make homecooked meals away from shore. For days when you want to leave the cooking to someone else, hire a caterer or visit lakeside restaurant – or head to a dock and walk to some of our best cafés, restaurants, and pubs. Pack a book or two to read on the deck and games to enjoy with family and friends. Take your mountain bike aboard so you can stop and explore our trails. Bring a kayak or SUP for self-propelled adventures and shoreline visits. And along the way, get to know our friendly communities, with great shopping, entertainment, and festivals to enjoy.

Create magical adventures all your own on the water. For more info visit ShuswapTourism.ca

Be the captain of your own ship and sail into adventure. Imagine having a private cabin you can take anywhere – a place you can come home to in a different spot every night. Of all the wonderful ways to explore our region, houseboating shines as a truly Shuswap experience. With warm lakes and over 600 kms of shoreline to discover, taking to the water on a houseboat offers unparalleled freedom and variety. It’s a unique way for families and friends to create memories together – off the beaten path. Whether you’re looking for peaceful solitude, a family adventure, or time on the water with friends, a houseboat can be the perfect base for your holiday. In spring and fall, you might just feel like you’ve got a lake to yourself – and the water’s still warm enough to jump in.

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

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

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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, and hiking trails.

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

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

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

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ON THE WATER

Magna Bay Wharf Park -

North Shuswap

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

SOUTH SHUSWAP

SICAMOUS

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

Markwart Road - Sorrento, South Shuswap

A convenient, year-round launch right in Sorrento, with plenty of parking and easy access to accommodations, restaurants, and much more downtown.

Shuswap Marina

Reds Rentals

• Ski and Pontoon boats, kayaks, paddle boards for rent

• First on the channel.

Herald Provincial Park

• Year round, seasonal and temporary moorage

- Sunnybrae, South Shuswap

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

• Boardshop and marine hardware

• Patio boats, Seadoo’s, boat rentals, paddle boards and fuel.

• 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.

2127 Ingram Road, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H2 250.675.2250 Info@ShuswapMarina.com www.ShuswapMarina.com

101 Finlayson Street, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 1.855.Shuswap (1.855.748.7927) Mike@RedsRentals.ca

SALMON ARM Copper Island Diving Ltd. 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. Or visit one of our three satellite locations to make a rental experience more convenient and enjoyable for the vacationer.

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

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ON THE WATER

Day One:

Paddle, float, swim, or skim the waters of the Shuswap. Get up close and personal with our lakes by canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, SCUBA diving, and stand-up paddle boarding. The Shuswap is a paddler’s paradise, with easily accessible small lakes perfect for an escape on the water – so why not visit a few? You’ll find serene settings at Mara Lake, near Sicamous, and White Lake, close to Salmon Arm. White Lake

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Provincial Park, an 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, and soul-soothing wilderness. The Shuswap River offers a variety of areas for paddle sports from kayaks and canoes to rafts, paddleboards, and tubes. Thrill-seekers can find class 3+ whitewater rapids through the famous Skookumchuck canyon. For a relaxing, scenic float, take a raft through the middle section of the Lower Shuswap River. Be sure to know your put-ins and take-out spots and water levels for a safe trip. To avoid the hassle of bringing your own gear, rent a kayak or paddleboard from one of several rental businesses throughout the Shuswap.

Wake Up SUP At Wake Up SUP we LOVE having fun and we love the water! SUP lessons, rentals*, SUP Yoga, retreats and board sales. * FREE delivery and pick-up of boards (Eagle Bay, Blind Bay, Sorrento) in July and August.

Blind Bay, Eagle Bay and Sorrento 604.850.4799 Info@WakeUpSup.com www.WakeUpSup.com

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Find your sea legs with Wake Up SUP. Join a class to refresh your technique or give SUP yoga a try, then take your time paddling Blind Bay. There’s plenty of rocky shoreline to explore! At break time, enjoy lunch at Finz Resort.

DAY TWO: Experienced SUPers can spend a day on the Shuswap River from Riverside Park in Enderby to Mara Lake Provincial Park – over 30 km of lazy, twisting river. Pack a lunch from Cliff’s Bistro, since there’s nowhere to stop for food along the way. Watch out for motorboats in the deep channels.

WHERE TO STAY: Visit Shuswap Bed and Breakfast in Blind Bay for some pampering, take your RV to any of the full service RV resorts in Blind Bay or on to Riverside RV Park in Enderby.


salmon run

in 2016 – a post-subdominant year in the four-year migration cycle – hundreds of fish are expected to return home to spawn. 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 September and October, the quiet 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 kms in their lifetime. Biologists, naturalists, and fishery crews gather to observe, count, and witness the salmon, studying their numbers and health. 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

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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-year-old 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 www.3Valley.com

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AWAKEN YOUR SENSES HIKE AMONG THE ALPINE WILDFLOWERS Take the Sunburst chairlift to mountain hiking trails and enjoy the sights and scents of possibly the most stunning alpine wildflowers in Canada; stay overnight in the picturesque village and try a fun outdoor activity.

SunPeaksResort.com/Summer

Sporting Events, Festivals and Concerts All Summer!

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family

SICAMOUS

Salmon arm

Flexpeditions Get outside with Flexpeditions. Daily tours include: climbing, kayaking, hiking and float rafting. Call us to book your discovery day today!

The Candy Vault 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. 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.

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!

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

ENDERBY

26 Johnson Way, Revelstoke, BC 250.814.8663 or 1.866.929.FLEX AmyFlexman@hotmail.com www.Flexpeditions.com

NORTH SHUSWAP

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. 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.

Gold Panning Championships

Shuswap Unique Adventure Tours

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

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

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

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

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 www.CrazyCreekResort.com

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South Shuswap

chase

Sunnybrae Bible Camp

Treetop Flyers Zipline

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.

A Treetop Flyers Zipline adventure will have you talking long after the tour has ended. Breathtaking scenery, lines that soar above waterfalls and wildlife in a pristine environment. 3 ziplines, 2 waterfalls, 1 unforgettable adventure.

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

221 Shepherd Road (Behind Chase Plaza), Chase, BC 1.866.343.6761 info@treetopflyers.ca | www.treetopflyers.ca

Explore and Play

For all kids big and small! Sky

adventure park Check out our website

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Golf

courses

experience. 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 – and our unparalleled golf courses. This is golf in the Shuswap.

AT A GLANCE Call for tee times! Championship 18 hole courses: Canoe Creek Golf Course Salmon Arm, 250.832.3285

Whether you’re new to the sport or are a handicapped pro, we’ve got courses designed for you! The Salmon Arm Golf Club has frequently hosted provincial and national events, and it boasts both a championship 18 hole and an executive, heritage, ninehole 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 and is highlighted by

Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake Golf Course Sicamous, 250.836.4653 Salmon Arm Golf Club Salmon Arm, 250.832.4727 Shuswap Lake Estates Sorrento, 250.675.2315 Talking Rock Golf Chase, 250.679.3090  

regulation length 9 hole courses: Eagle River Golf & Country Club Sicamous, 1.800.897.2281 Mabel Lake Golf & Country Club Enderby, 250.838.0881 Son Seekers Golf Salmon Arm, 1.877.933.0258  

executive length courses: Anglemont Estates Golf Course 9 hole Anglemont, 250.955.2323 Club Shuswap 9 hole & 18 hole Salmon Arm  250.832.7345 Salmon Arm Golf Club Heritage course, 9 hole Salmon Arm  250.832.4727 Sunshore Golf Course 9 hole Chase, 250.679.3021

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Golf in the Shuswap offers championship courses, in an incredible setting. What makes golf in the Shuswap so special? It starts with the view, of course! Imagine teeing up against a background of snow-capped mountains, pristine wilderness, and crystal clear lakes, all in a mild climate, in the heart of British Columbia. Shuswap golf routinely involves jaw-dropping lake views, elevation changes, and lush turf conditions that complement the region’s championship layouts. You might find yourself houseboating to your next game, or touring the entire region and taking in all five championship courses while enjoying an incredible Shuswap culinary


many striking water features. Shuswap Lake Estates in Sorrento makes up our quintet of championship courses.

where breathtaking natural beauty and the perfect round become an exceptional and memorable experience.

For those seeking a shorter spin around the links, there are 9 hole regulation length courses at Eagle River Golf and Country Club, Mabel Lake Golf and Country Club and Son Seekers Golf and further executive length 9 holes at Anglemont Estates Golf Course, Club Shuswap, and Sunshore Golf Course.

For more information, visit ShuswapTourism.ca

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. Come discover the open spaces, fascinating places, and distinctive communities of the Shuswap,

salmon arm

Son Seekers Golf Casual, friendly, affordable in a scenic, tranquil environment. Families and small children always welcome. Hosting weddings, corporate and family parties. 247 Black Road, Salmon Arm, BC 250.833.0258 or 250.833.2200 GoGolf@SonSeekersRidgeGolf.com www.SonSeekersRidgeGolf.com

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food & Farms

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.

farmers’ markets

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

Sorrento Village Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 8 AM – noon May – October Highway 1, Sorrento Blind Bay Farmers’ Market Thursdays, 10 AM – 2 PM May 19 – September 1 Blind Bay Market Place, Blind Bay

exceptional produce.

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

Scotch Creek Farm & Craft Market Sundays, 10 AM – 2 PM May 22 – September 4 Home Hardware parking lot, 3906 Squilax-Anglemont Road, Scotch Creek Shuswap Farm & Craft Market Tuesdays & Fridays 8 AM – 12:30 PM April 29 – October 7 Behind Centenoka Mall, Salmon Arm Celista Hall Farmers’ Market Wednesdays, 9 AM – 1 PM June 29 – September 7 North Shuswap Community Hall, Celista All Organic Farmers’ Market Wednesdays, 3 PM – 5 PM April – November (bi-weekly) May – October (weekly) Uptown Askew’s Store, Water Fountain Plaza, Salmon Arm Enderby Open Air Market Fridays, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM April 22 – mid-October City Hall parking lot, Enderby

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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 an opportunity 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 our Full Circle Farm Tours brochure for maps and information on opening hours, available at Visitor Centres and online at ShuswapTourism.ca

Scotch Creek Farm & Craft Market Summer Sunday market with local produce, preserves, crafts, baking and more! Sundays, May 22-September 4, 10 AM–2 PM. Home Hardware parking lot.

3906 Squilax-Anglemont Road, Scotch Creek, BC 250.804.9441 gibsonda2012@gmail.com

Blind Bay Farmers’ Market Friendly farmers’ market atmosphere with local veggies, baking, preserves and crafts. Thursdays, May 19-September 1, 10 AM–2 PM. Located in the Blind Bay Marketplace parking lot. 2400 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay, BC 250.804.9441 gibsonda2012@gmail.com

salmon arm DeMille’s Farm Market Welcome to the Farm! We take pride in offering you our own farm grown, local, organic and BC seasonal produce. Our homegrown sweet corn is renowned across BC and Western Canada. We have more than just great produce! Local dairy products, ice cream and an extensive cheese selection. Enjoy a variety of specialty foods - unique dressings, salsa, dips and gourmet fare. Specialty deli and bakery onsite. 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 www.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. Our region is home to seven award-­winning wineries and two outstanding breweries – with another on the way. 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. Shuswap summers are warm and dry, with long, sunny days and cool nights creating distinctive, flavourful grapes. Winter’s generous snowfall provides plenty of moisture year-­round, keeping irrigation needs to a minimum. 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

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delight all five senses! The Shuswap’s wineries are family-­ run businesses that produce wines so fine they compete on par with Canadian and international wines. They have perfected a combination of growing techniques and plant selection that enhances the aromas and flavours of their wines. The area’s wines include magnificent Gewürztraminers, Merlots, Ortegas, Rieslings, Siegerrebes, to name a few, which have all won national awards.


All seven wineries have tasting rooms to pour out adventures for your palate. To find out which ones are open during your tour, visit ShuswapWineries.ca, or grab a copy of our Full Circle Farm Tours brochure. The Shuswap region is also home to breweries that pride themselves on using only the finest local and organic ingredients to produce their beers and ales. Crannóg Ales in Sorrento is Canada’s first Certified Organic farmhouse microbrewery, one of only a handful around the world. Crannóg brews unfiltered, unpasteurized ales using only organic ingredients – some of which are grown right on the premises – reflecting the Irish tradition of brewing full-­flavoured, complex ales. Stop in on a Friday or Saturday over the summer for a tour and tasting. The Barley Station Brew Pub in Salmon Arm uses exclusive recipes and the finest malted grain from Europe and North America. Visit the Barley Station Brew Pub any day of the week for a sampler of their unique blends – and excellent dining, too! Ask your server which seasonal, limited edition beers are available while you’re there. And keep your eyes peeled for a new brewery and tasting room opening in downtown Salmon Arm this summer! 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. Keep in mind that some of the Shuswap’s unique wines are produced only in limited quantities and may not be available elsewhere, so if you find yourself swept away by a particular flavour, stock up while you’re here. And to keep your tour worry­free, appoint a designated driver for the trip. You’ll be glad you did!

Noble Adventures Single and multi-day, all-inclusive wine, hiking and paddle adventures. Ski and snowboard packages in winter. Private transportation available. Salmon Arm, BC 250.253.8379 www.NobleAdventures.net Byron@NobleAdventures.net

Take a day or two to indulge in stunning scenery and Shuswap wines.

morning: Get your day off to a suitably continental start with a breakfast of crêpes and pastries at Café Tasse in Salmon Arm.

day one: Visit the vineyard, tasting room, and wine shop at Recline Ridge Winery in Tappen. Sip wines from 100% BC-grown grapes and enjoy lakeside views at Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery.

TasteFull Excursions Enjoy the wine trails of the Shuswap and Okanagan with a guided tour experience in Mercedes Sprinter 12 passenger vans. Tour packages may include agricultural attractions, Margaret Falls, brew and spirits.

Continue north to Celista Estates Winery, the northernmost winery in North America.

day two: Enjoy valley views and local varietals at Ovino Winery in Silver Creek. Travel east to Waterside Vineyard & Winery in Enderby, then continue to the area’s oldest, Larch Hills Winery.

Kamloops, BC Toll Free 1.844.314.4555 www.TasteFullExcursions.ca Info@TasteFullExcursions.ca

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

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trails

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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.

Eagle Pass Mountain: A rigourous climb to a spectacular peak. Larch Hills Traverse: An epic 42 km ride or ski from Larch Hills to Sicamous.

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Enderby Cliffs Tplaqin Trail: A 13km return, iconic cliff hike.

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Blind Bay/White Lake Trails: Various 10-20 km round trips.

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NEW! North Fork Wild: A network of natural trails and boardwalks. A perfect winter snowshoe destination.

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Mt Baldy Lookout: 6-8 km return hike, great lookout above Copper Island.

Tuktakamin Mountain: A bold 12 km circuit overlooking Falkland NEW! Evelyn Falls Trail: A 3 km return trail near Anglemont leading to a hidden waterfall.

South Canoe Trail System: A large network of XC, mountain biking and equestrian trails near Salmon Arm. Joss Mountain Pass: 15 km return. Full day with options for exploring south of Three Valley Lake.

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

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cycle touring

day 1: Ride to Mabel Lake and back along Enderby-Mabel Lake Road, stopping for lunch at the Mabel Lake Resort.  This 70km return route follows the Shuswap River and offers ample opportunity to cool off in the water. Top it off with great food and live music at Lorenzo’s Cafe in Ashton Creek.

day 2: Spend a day exploring the scenic back roads around Enderby.  Ride up through Grindrod, where you can refuel at Riverfront Pub, then across Grandview Bench Road, and back to Enderby along Deep Creek Road. Treat yourself to a wellearned dinner Hungry Jack’s. 

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.

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Where to stay: Pitch your tent or park your RV at Riverside RV Park in Enderby. Grab breakfast at The Cliffs Bistro & Bakery.

Skookum Cycle & Ski • Bikes: road, kids, mountain, cruisers, BMX • Clothing, parts, accessories

For a quick jaunt, try any of our out-andback 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, coaching

141 Shuswap Street, Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.7368 www.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

Shuswap shoreline explorations DAY ONE: Skirt the edge of Shuswap Lake with an out-and-back drive from the Tappen Co-op to Wild Rose Bay, approximately 54 km each way. Check out the famous Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum and Sprokkets Café, drop a line at White Lake, or hike at John Evdokimoff Park. Dine at Finz Bar and Grill, or grab something tasty to go at Blind Bay Village Grocer.

Day Two:

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 just think you’re floating. 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.

Explore the Shuswap River and the communities it connects! Make a 114 km figure-8 starting in Enderby and passing through the gorgeous Larch Hills, above the Shuswap River Valley, and the base of Enderby Cliffs. Take time to visit Grindrod, Mara, Sicamous, and Salmon Arm – you’ll discover great views, shops, markets, museums, parks, and much more!

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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motor travel as much as you do!

breathtaking shorelines and among lush hills. Our sunny summers are ideal for relaxed days on the road, and car buffs will find themselves in good company here – there are car shows and cruise-ins all season long! Paved back roads mean that you don’t need to stress on fast-paced four-lane freeways, and we’ve got plenty of gravel roads too for the real get-away-from-it-all ride. And a great bonus? Your windshield or visor will appreciate our lack of bugs!

Don’t just spin your wheels! Pick up a copy of our new Shuswap Motor Touring Guide and cruise on over to the Shuswap for a vacation like no other.

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 www.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 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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Silver Beach Provincial Park: A white sand beach camping spot.

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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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Salmon Arm Camping Resort: Lots of amenities, including hot tubs and live entertainment.

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Riverside RV Resort: Just a short, pleasant walk from downtown Enderby.

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Family Tree Riverside RV & Campground: On the Eagle River, close to Sicamous.

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Noisy Creek Forest Recreation Site: Remote location and fantastic beach.

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. If you prefer the comforts of home, park your RV at a fullyserviced site at Pierre’s Point, Sandy Point, 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.

From backcountry camping to RV parks, the Shuswap is perfect for nights under the stars. 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. 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.

Mother tongue Here’s a primer on a few favourite Secwepemc words. Give them a try! Hello: weyt-k / phonetically: [wey](t-k) 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 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

Camping

Bike lock-up

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 that 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 2016, the festival will celebrate its 24th 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.


Music in the Shuswap doesn’t end with Roots & Blues. We’ve got festivals and concerts to delight listeners of all tastes! Love live music? So do we! Catch performances all summer long, all around the region, almost every day of the week. Sundays: Music on the River, Enderby and area. EnderbyArtsCouncil.ca Mondays: Head to Sicamous for live music!

Wednesdays: WOW! Wednesday on the Wharf at the Marine Park in Salmon Arm, from mid-June through August, 6:45 PM. SalmonArmArtsCentre.ca/wow

Arm, Fridays at 12:30 PM. In the evening,

Thursdays: Evenings at Centennial Field in Blind Bay, catch the Music in the Bay Summer Series. ShuswapArts.com.

Saturdays: Saturday Nights Live at 7 PM at the

In Salmon Arm, discover Jazz @ the Plaza every second Thursday at 7 PM, downtown at the Ross Street Plaza. Fridays: Take a mid-day break at the Lunchbox Stage, Ross Street Plaza in Salmon

head to the night market in Scotch Creek for Friday Nights Live, from 6 PM onward in July and August.

Ross Street Plaza. Other music venues include The Shuswap Pie Company, Shuswap Chefs, Bahama John’s, and Lorenzo’s Café. Look for the Roots & Blues Crawl throughout Salmon Arm, and catch the NimbleFingers Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival, August 27 in Sorrento.

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CULTURE

Theatre on the Edge – July 21 Salmon Arm’s newest festival of bold and brave performance. Live theatre noon to night, food and drink at the Edge Club. 41 Hudson Avenue, Salmon Arm 250.832.9283 totefestival@gmail.com ShuswapTheatre.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!

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Courtyard Gallery

Public art galleries – like the renowned Salmon Arm Art Centre – private studios, and shops showcase local and visiting talent.

Talerico Fine Art Gallery & Artists’ Studio

Artist collective, supporting a vibrant community of artists/artisans. Providing local artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell original art.

The Shuswap area’s rich history is well displayed and documented at local museums and archives – come delve into the region’s interesting past and discover how it shaped our present.

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

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

Ask one of the local Visitor Centres for more information or visit ShuswapTourism.ca

R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum www.salmonarmmuseum.org

250-832-5243

751 Hwy 97B Salmon Arm BC

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parks

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 Japaneze 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.

Find out about the many great parks, day-use areas, boat launches, and protected areas in the region through ShuswapTourism.ca

Shuswap Trails

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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.

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.

Shuswap Trails

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.

Ian James Photo

Birding is a wonderful way to learn about our natural surroundings, too. Numerous tree species, wildflower 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

Lake and Mabel Lake, where you can catch and eat! 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. There’s no hurry – we’ve got plenty of great places to stay and eat when you’re not on the water, and places to buy any gear you might need. Ask the

Shuswap fishing reels in visitors from around the globe – lured by unique species and gorgeous waters. Why is Shuswap fishing exceptional? Of course, there’s plenty of fish – but we’ve also got excellent boat access, year-round fishing possibilities, and an exquisitely beautiful setting you’ll never forget. 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. Whether you’re a fishing veteran or a newbie, your chances for success are high. White Lake, Pillar Lake, Phillips Lake, Skimikin Lake, and Bolean Lake are excellent destinations, stocked with Fraser Valley and Pennask Rainbow trout. 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

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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, and make sure to stop in at Westside Stores in Salmon Arm for all the latest information.


Win an unforgettable 4 hour fishing trip for two on Shuswap Lake with Bucktail Adventures.

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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.

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Skimikin Lake: Bring your small fry to fish and camp at this well-stocked family lake.

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Gardom Lake: Relax on the docks while you reel in your catch of the day.

Sunny Shore Fishing Resort World class rainbow trout fishing. RV sites, cabins with kitchenettes and boat rentals. Sani dump. Weekly rates available. Visit our website for more information.

2866 White Lake Road, Salmon Arm, BC 250.835.8686 www.SunnyShore.ca

For details visit

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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!

SALMON ARM Westside Stores Westside Stores is an independently owned and operated business located in Salmon Arm, BC. We have 3,500 square ft of retail space and specialize in fishing, hunting and camping supplies to get you geared up for your next adventure. The friendly staff at Westside Stores pride themselves on customer service and giving our customers the best shopping experience possible. Online Shopping Now Available at Westsidestores.ca.

450 - 360 Trans-Canada Highway S.W., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1B7 250.832.8141 or 1.800.565.3474 Info@WestsideStores.ca www.WestsideStores.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.

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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!


Award-winning groomed terrain for families, novices, and thrill-seekers!

Where to stay: Best Western Sicamous Inn, Anchor Riverfront Motel, and Joe Schmuck’s Roadhouse in Sicamous offer easy access to sledding areas.

Where to eat: Moose Mulligan’s, Bahama John’s, or Joe Schmuck’s are all favourites with the sledding crowd.

First-timers:

Sledders will find paradise here, too. There’s great powder, groomed areas, challenging climbs, and fun bowls to play in. Our hills are just right for all types: new sledders, touring families, fun riders, and thrill-seekers alike. But always remember, safety first! Consult SledSicamous.com for trail, weather, and avalanche conditions. 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 snow vacation. The Shuswap’s geographic situation provides midpoint access to three world-class resorts: Silverstar (Vernon), Revelstoke Mountain Resort (Revelstoke), and Sun Peaks (Kamloops) — all within a 1.5-hour drive. Whether you’re seeking speedy downhill thrills, solitary moonlight excursions, or dream of carving elegant turns in remote bowls, your wishes can come true right here.

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The Shuswap also offers off-piste and backcountry touring. S. BIG MOUN.TAIN Local cat skiing operators K3 Cat Ski and Mustang SNOW BIG 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. Consult the Shuswap Trail Guide for route information, and visit Avalanche.ca for snow and avalanche updates.

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 Owlhead area features a spectacular log chalet and terrain to suit all levels. The trailhead is only 3 minutes from downtown Sicamous. For more information and trail conditions, visit www.SledSicamous.com.

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area hosts some of the Nestled in the Eagle Valley, the Sicamous Canada with deep snow, best alpine snowmobiling in Western groomed trails, powder filled open bowls, endless meadows, lake views. All four breathtaking alpine scenery and spectacular regularly groomed forest of our alpine areas are accessed by up in. warm to cabins cozy service roads and offer IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS

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

info@sledsicamous.com

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Distance to Sicamous Calgary

5.5 hrs 345 km

8 hrs 770 km 90 min 125km Revelstoke 45 min 57 km Saskatoon 12 hrs 887 km

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Winter ACTIVITIES

For a delightful winter stroll, strap on snowshoes and explore our exceptional network of trails. Snowshoeing is a great way to experience our magical winter scenery, and the only skill required is the ability to smile!

Two days of dashing through the snow!

Day 1:

Love fishing in the summertime? Rediscover 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 try in winter, so bundle up and drop a line.

Pick up a bag lunch at Blue Canoe Bakery in Salmon Arm on your way out – call ahead to have one prepared. Visit John’s Ski Shack – in a quaint log cabin right at the base of Larch Hills – to rent snowshoes and get expert advice. Explore the trails at Larch Hills! Amazing snowfall and dense forest make for a winter wonderland.

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!

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 Recline Ridge Winery, and pick up a bottle for later. Take a sleigh ride at Walter’s Sleigh Rides, then enjoy a warm cinnamon bun in their historic chalet.

Is there anything more quintessentially Canadian than gliding across a frozen landscape on skis or skates? 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 boasts one of BC’s largest Nordic ski centres, experiences generous annual snow packs, and is home to the famous Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet. See SkiLarchHills.ca for more details. The Shuswap’s still waters make iconic rinks in winter, so pack your skates and lace them up here! White Lake and Gardom Lake offer the authentic experience, and you’ll find great outdoor rinks at Petula Park in Mara and Sorrento Park in the South Shuswap. Visitors looking for an indoor refuge can take a few laps around the public arenas in Salmon Arm, Chase, Enderby, and Sicamous.

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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.

There are countless ways to connect and celebrate throughout our Shuswap communities all season long. Warm your heart here this winter!

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

SALMON ARM

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 www.JohnsSkiShack.com

SALMON ARM

Skookum Cycle & Ski • Alpine, Nordic, Snowboard gear • Boot fitting • Snowshoes • Clothing • Accessories

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

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events

2016 - 2017

August Salmon Arm • Roots & Blues Festival August 19-21 RootsAndBlues.ca Enderby

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.

January 2016 Salmon Arm • Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet January 16 SkiLarchHills.ca

February Salmon Arm • Shuswap International Film Festival February 19-27 ShuswapFilm.net

• RJ Haney Dinner Theatre SalmonArmMuseum.org • Trail Mix & Exhibition Featuring artists, photographers & trail guides July 2 - August 27 SalmonArmArtCentre.ca • Theatre on the Edge July 21-24 ShuswapTheatre.com Enderby

Salmon Arm

• Music by the River Sunday Evenings EnderbyArtsCouncil.com

• Salty Dog 6 Hour Enduro & Salty Street Fest May 13-15 SkookumCycleAndSki.com

• Caravan Farm Theatre CaravanFarmTheatre.com

• Word on the Lake - Shuswap Readers’ & Writers’ Festival May 20-22 WordOnTheLakeWritersFestival.com

• Enderby Arts Festival July 25 EnderbyArtsCouncil.ca

May

Enderby • BC Open Gold Panning Championships May long weekend, May 21-23 GoldPanners.ca Falkland • Falkland Stampede May long weekend, May 21-23 FalklandStampede.ca

June Salmon Arm

North Shuswap • Friday Night Live Scotch Creek, Friday nights in summer, parking lot in front of Eco Treats. South Shuswap • Music in the Bay Thursdays in the summer ShuswapArts.com • Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts July 21-24 ShuswapArts.com

• Dragon Boat Festival June 25, Marine Park, Salmon Arm ShuswapRowingAndPaddling.com

Throughout the Shuswap

July Ongoing during the summer Salmon Arm

• Canada Day Events July 1st planned throughout the region. ShuswapTourism.ca

• Wednesday on the Wharf SalmonArmDowntown.com/ WednesdayOnTheWharf

• Local pow wows Ongoing throughout the Shuswap during July and August

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• Various open air markets See ShuswapTourism.ca for listings

• Garlic Festival Grindrod GreencroftGardens.com/garlicfest Sicamous • Moose Mouse Sandfest SicamousChamber.bc.ca South Shuswap • NimbleFingers Bluegrass Festival August 27 NimbleFingers.ca

September Ongoing during the Fall North Shuswap • Adams River Salmon Run SalmonSociety.com Salmon Arm • Bike for Your Life September 17 BikeForYourLife.com

October North Shuswap • Adams River Salmon Run Festivities Thanksgiving Long Weekend SalmonSociety.com

December Salmon Arm • Larch Hills Lantern Sk Between Christmas and New Year SkiLarchHills.ca Enderby • Caravan Farm Theatre Winter Sleigh Ride Show CaravanFarmTheatre.com Throughout the Shuswap • CPR Holiday Train CPR.ca • Shuswap Wineries Christmas Open Houses Wineries throughout the Shuswap ShuswapTourism.ca • Christmas Markets throughout the Shuswap

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shopping & services

Ross Creek Country Store & Campground Grocery store, produce, deli/bakery, hot food/takeout, ice cream, lotto. Gas/diesel, boat gas, propane fillups/ exchange, laundromat.

6929 Squilax Anglemont Road, Magna Bay, BC V0E 1M7 250.679.4082 rosscr@cablelan.net RossCreekCampground.com

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Hideaway Liquor Store 9am-11pm/365 days a year. Largest beer supplier in the Shuswap! • Walk-in cooler • Mix, snacks and party supplies • Massive selection BC, local and import wines • Email your vacation order. We’ll have it waiting.

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 activities in one place! Highlight your visit with a trip to the SAGA Gallery, mid-day performances at the Ross Street Plaza,

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.

Village West Plaza, 973 Lakeshore Drive SW Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4 250.832.8829 www.HideawayLiquor.com

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

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 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 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.

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, magazines, 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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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

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where to eat

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

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 waiting to

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also have an abundance of grass-fed, certified organic meats. With such a bounty all around – you can even find it out on the water, at the Shuswap Lake Floating Store! – and so many exquisite beaches and parks to enjoy, a picnic is also a must!

Eating local has never tasted so good!


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Wheelchair Accessible Patio Licensed Breakfast Lunch

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.

Café Tasse A breakfast and lunch espresso Bar, tea salon and crêperie. Featuring French sidewalk fare. Showcasing farm fresh ingredients from local artisans in our crêpes, salads, soups, sandwiches and homemade pastries. Come enjoy the waterfront…

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

1122 Riverside Avenue, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V1 250.836.3603 thepub@moosemulligans.com www.moosemulligans.com

Located at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort 251 Harbourfront Drive N.E., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2W7 250.833.5800 ext. 508 / www.CafeTasse.ca

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The Salty Fig Catering Co. A catering company with a “salt of the earth” approach, serving the North Okanagan/Shuswap. Personally tailored service for houseboat excursions, weddings, private and corporate functions. 2821 Marine Drive, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H1 604.290.4237 Nicole_Mackie@me.com

Blue Canoe Bakery Café

Squilax General Store & Hostel

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

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.

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

229 Trans-Canada Highway, Squilax, Chase, BC 250.675.2977 Info@SquilaxGeneralStore.ca www.SquilaxGerneralStore.ca

ENDERBY

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Riverfront Pub & Grill

Shuswap Chefs

A riverfront Bar & Grill with a cozy family restaurant and great riverside patios. Frequent live entertainment.

A memorable experience of gourmet dining and excellent service. Thoughtfully sourced fare, featuring locally sourced ingredients. Reservations recommended. Catering available.

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Table 24 This cozy and elegant fine dining restaurant offers fresh, local, organic cuisine, with many items sourced directly from their garden. 6927 Highway 97A, Grindrod, BC 250.838.7261 RiverFrontPub@Hotmail.com www.RiverFrontPub.ca

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551 Trans-Canada Highway, Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.5019 www.ShuswapChefs.com

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1460 Trans-Canada Highway NE, Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.5024 Table24@Podollan.com www.Table24.ca

SALMON ARM 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

Barley Station Brew Pub

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

Great food and great beer. Award winning handcrafted beer. Patio. Cold craft beer to go. Free WiFi.

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

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

A-331 Alexander Street, Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.7992 www.ShuswapPieCompany.ca Info@ShuswapPieCompany.ca


Accommodation: Hotels & Motels

Wheelchair Accessible

Waterfront

Patio

Pet Friendly

Breakfast

Showers

Child Friendly No Smoking Internet Access Restaurant On Site Swimming Pool Hot Tub / Jacuzzi

Private Bathroom Playground Non-serviced / Tent Sites Partial Service Sites Full Service Sites Boat Launch Canoeing

Laundry Facilities

Kayaking

Cable / Satellite TV

Hiking

Air Conditioning

Golf

Kitchenette / Fridge

Snowmobiling

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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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 www.ShuswapLakeMotel.com

SALMON ARM Prestige Harbourfront Resort Salmon Arm The family owned Prestige Harbourfront Resort is situated perfectly to provide you with breathtaking views of the mountains and Shuswap Lake. Relax at the spa, spend time at the indoor/outdoor pool, and indulge with the amazing culinary creations at the restaurant. The beautiful surroundings accompanied by unparalleled hospitality makes the resort an ideal choice for meetings, weddings, and retreats.

251 Harbourfront Drive N.E., Salmon Arm, BC 250.833.5800 or 1.877.737.8443 www.PrestigeHotelsAndResorts.com

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1663 Little Shuswap Lake Rd West, Chase, BC 45 MIN. EAST OF KAMLOOPS OFF HWY. 1

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sicamous Best Western Sicamous Inn Winners of Trip Advisor’s Award of Excellence for the 5th straight year! Enjoy one of our luxurious suites, lounge by pool and hot tubs or relax in our landscaped courtyard. “In Room” parking lot security viewing, sports equipment drying room, dog friendly rooms available, riverside picnic area and much more. Complimentary full hot breakfast as you begin your day of adventure in this four season destination.

806 Trans-Canada Highway, Box 910 Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 250.836.4117 or 1.800.485.7698 Reservations@SicamousInn.ca www.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 www.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, serve complimentary breakfast 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 www.AnchorMotel.ca

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Accommodation: Hotels & Motels

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Comfort Inn & Suites

Podollan

Distinctively designed 114 room hotel. Indoor pool with waterslide and hot tub, fitness room, business centre and conference rooms.

Surrounded by 18 acres of woodland hiking trails and beautifully landscaped grounds, this boutique style property is a Shuswap oasis.

Complimentary hot and cold breakfast.

Renowned for their complimentary breakfast, immense custom pool, world class restaurant and superior guest service.

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 / www.ChoiceHotels.ca/984

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1460 Trans-Canada Highway N.E., Salmon Arm, BC 250.832.6025 sa@Podollan.com / www.Podollan.com

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Paradise Motel

Super 8 Motel

Family and dog friendly, we also accommodate self-contained 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.

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

517 Main Street, Sicamous, BC 250.836.2525 www.ParadiseMotel.ca

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


Accommodation: bed & breakfasts

Artist’s House Heritage B&B

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Catering to the unique Canadian experience in a spectacular waterfront setting.Heritage at its best. Warm, artsy, inviting. Bike friendly. High Season: $100 - 140 | Low Season: $100 - 130 20 Bruhn Road, Sicamous, BC 250.836.3537 | Cell: 250.804.3596 www.artistshouse.ca victoria@artistshouse.ca

Bieri’s Paradise Guestfarm & B&B B&B in cabin and guesthouse on 40 acres organic hobby farm. Five minutes from lake and town. Families and pets welcome! High Season: $110 - 120 | Low Season: $80 - 100 2630 Samuelson Road, Sicamous, BC | 250.836.4396 bieris_paradise@hotmail.com www.BierisParadise.com

The Inn at the ninth hole Where you really are a guest. Rooms equipped for a comfortable stay, quiet location overlooking mountains and golf course. Five minutes to downtown. We serve a high quality, delicious, fresh, full breakfast made with local produce. High Season: $154 - 199 | Low Season: $124 - 159

salmon arm 5091 20th Avenue S.E., Salmon Arm, BC 250.833.0185 or 1.800.221.5955 info@ninthhol.com | www.ninthhol.com

A La Maison Richmond Immaculate heritage house with lake & mountain views. French-Canadian cuisine and freshly baked homemade bread. 2 mins to downtown.

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1550 - 15 Avenue SE, Salmon Arm, BC 250.253.9704 or 250.800.1464 Helene@ALaMaisonRichmond.com ALaMaisonRichmond@live.ca

The Maples

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200 feet of sandy beach at the Maples. Rent a cottage, vacation home, or B&B room for your family holiday.

Shuswap Bed & Breakfast Comfy king size beds, private en-suites, kitchenette and private entrance. Use of inground swimming pool, large covered deck and BBQ. Hiking trails and panoramic lake views.

High Season: $115 - 600 | Low Season: $89 - 480 1283 Dieppe Road, Sorrento, BC 250.675.2433 Info@ShuswapMaples.com www.ShuswapMaples.com

High Season: $145 - 155 | Low Season: $100

A Rover’s Rest Bed & Breakfast Suite As It Gets 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. Year Round: $120 - 220 2483 Marine Place, Blind Bay, BC | 250.675.4698 suiteasitgets@outlook.com www.bbexpo.com/suiteasitgets

A Romantic Hideaway at Shuswap Lake; secluded log home. All suites private entry and ensuites. Inspected and approved. Credit Cards accepted. Year Round: $129 to $199 2660 Balmoral Road, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H1 1.866.768.3722 or 250.675.4405 www.ARoversRest.com | Info@ARoversRest.com

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

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Accommodation: cabins & cottages & camping

SOUTH SHUSWAP Blind Bay Resort Family friendly; beautiful fully serviced resort. RV’s and park-model cottages. Ownership opportunities. Beachfront lots available for purchase.

2698 Blind Bay Road, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H1 250.675.2595 Reservations@BlindBayResort.com BlindBayResort.com

ENDERBY Riverside RV Park & Campground Located near downtown Enderby, Riverside RV Park sits along the beautiful Shuswap River nestled among pine and fir trees. High Season: $27 - 38

112 Kildonan Avenue, Enderby, BC 250.838.0155 or 1.855.253.2350 RiversidePark@Enderby.com www.EnderbyCamping.com

Bieri’s Paradise Guestfarm & B&B

Crazy Creek Resort

Cabins – Guesthouse – CampingB&B or self contained. On 40 acres organic hobby farm. Five minutes from lakes and town. Families, pets welcome.

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

High Season: $110 - 120 | Low Season: $80 - 100 2630 Samuelson Road, Sicamous, BC | 250.836.4396 bieris_paradise@hotmail.com www.BierisParadise.com

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

Salmon Arm Camping Resort

Ross Creek Country Store & Campground

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: $39 381 Highway 97B N.E., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1X5 250.832.6489 or 1.866.979.1659 Info@SalmonArmCamping.com SalmonArmCamping.com

May-October. Family campground with 20 full service sites, 30 tenting sites. Hot showers,laundromat, sani-dump, free wi-fi. Short walk to the beach. Season: $30 - 50

Shuswap Lake Motel & Resort/Campground

Family Tree RV Park

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.

Open year-round. Conveniently located on Trans-Canada #1, 2.5km east of Sicamous. Situated along Eagle River.

6929 Squilax Anglemont Road, Magna Bay, BC V0E 1M7 250.679.4082 rosscr@cablelan.net RossCreekCampground.com

Season: $30 - 35 1185 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0 / 250.675.2420 Info@ShuswapLakeMotel.com www.ShuswapLakeMotel.com

2055 Arnold Frontage Road, Sicamous, BC / 250.836.2583 FamilyTreeRV@outlook.com FamilyTreeRiversideRVCampground.com

Sunny Shore Fishing Resort

Son Seekers

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

Family-oriented RV and tent camping with bike rentals, petting zoo, equine pens. Direct access to Larch Hills Trails.

2866 White Lake Road, Salmon Arm, BC 250.835.8686 www.SunnyShore.ca

247 Black Road, Salmon Arm, BC 250.833.0258 GoGolf@SonSeekersRidgeGolf.com SonSeekersRidgeGolf.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 / www.Shuswap.ca

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PA I R S E X T R AOR DI NA R I LY W I T H E L E VAT E D F E E T & S W E E T NO T H I NG AT A L L . W E LCOM E to W I N E COU N T RY.

You’re invited! A Shuswap experience begins with a taste... In addition to memories that last a lifetime, our region’s hot days and deliciously cool nights result in a rare offering of distinctive, exceptional and award-winning wines.

2640 Skimikin Rd., Tappen, BC V0E 2X3 www.ReclineRidgeWinery.com inquiry@reclineridgewinery.com 250.835.2212 F: 250.835.2228

110 Timms Rd., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2P8 www.LarchHillsWinery.com info@larchhillswinery.com 250.832.0155 F: 250.832.9419

2319 Beguelin Rd., Celista, BC V0E 1M6 www.CelistaWine.com jake@celistawine.com 250.955.8600

Marionette Vineyards and Winery

Each of our seven wineries offers tasting opportunities and onsite sales. Discerning adventurers and casual vacationers are invited to tour the Shuswap’s wineries, and meet their owners. Contact wineries for tour times in advance.

www.ShuswapWineries.ca

70 Waterside Rd., Enderby, BC V0E1V3 watersidewinery@mail.com 250.838.9757

2540 40th St. NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1Z3 www.MarionetteWinery.com wine@marionettewinery.com 250.832.7702

3849 Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd., Tappen, BC V0E 2X0 www.SunnybraeWinery.com info@sunnybraewinery.com 250.835.8373

1577 Yankee Flats Rd., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 3J4 www.OvinoWinery.com info@ovinowinery.com 250.832.8463



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