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

2019 VACATION & TRAVEL PLANNER

In places that are off the beaten path. #ExploreShuswap

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The Shuswap

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SHUSWAP LAKE ESTATES

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Can’t wait to golf the Shuswap? Contact golf courses directly to book a tee time or to schedule a lesson with a golf pro.

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GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

6105 Shaw Road, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2W2

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

2404 Centennial Drive, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H1

GOLF

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

9851 Old Spallumcheen Rd, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V3

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250.836.4653

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Shuswap Top 10 & Visitor Centres

08 Shuswap Regional Map 09 8 Regions, 1 Shuswap 10 Salmon Arm 12 Enderby & 13 Armstrong Spalluncheen 14 Falkland 15 Chase 16 North Shuswap 17 South Shuswap 18 Sicamous 23 Houseboating 25 On the Water 27 Trails 28 Family 32 Golf

34 Food & Farms 36 Wineries & Breweries 39 Culture 41 Music 42 Indigenous Experiences 44 Camping 45 Parks 46 Fishing 47 Birding 48 Cycle Touring 49 Motor Touring 50 Salmon Run 51 Events Calendar 53 Winter Activities 57 Shopping & Services 59 Where to Eat & Stay

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. Eight 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

462 km

287 miles

4 hrs, 55 mins

To Kamloops

109 km

68 miles

1 hrs, 20 mins

To Kelowna

109 km

68 miles

1 hrs, 35 mins

To Vernon

58 km

36 miles

49 mins

To Revelstoke

103 km

64 miles

1 hr, 18 mins

To Golden

251 km

156 miles

3 hrs

To Banff

386 km

240 miles

4 hrs, 40 mins

To Calgary

519 km

320 miles

6 hrs

To Jasper

489 km

304 miles

6 hrs

To Edmonton

799 km

496 miles

8 hrs, 30 mins

To Seattle

572 km

355 miles

6 hrs, 36 mins


1. Listen up!

summer community concerts, winter coffee houses and the NimbleFingers Bluegrass Festival, there’s music all around.

2. Make tracks for ourTRAILS Hike, bike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski.

dle perfect lakes 3. Pad On a standup paddle board, kayak, or canoe.

4. Hit the pavement

Our four full-service Visitor Centres offer friendly, personalized travel information and literature, provide community information and provincial itinerary planning. There are numerous Visitor Information Kiosks with printed brochures, guides and maps to help plan your visit.

Chase Visitor Centre 400 Shuswap Ave., Chase, BC V0E 1M0 250.679.8432

5. call the water home

Armstrong Visitor Centre

6. be inspired by our artisans

Enderby & District Visitor Centre

t your soLEs here! 7. Res From funky B&Bs to luxurious hotels and spas.

Salmon Arm Visitor Centre

8. 9. DIVE IN!

Sicamous & District Visitor Centre

In a houseboat or on a cruiser — an unforgettable experience!

Unique, authentic, superb!

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

Beautiful beaches and warm water, whether urban or remote.

GO CLUBBING – GOLF CLUBBING!

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Challenge yourself on rolling greens amid spectacular scenery.

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3550 Bridge St., Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0 250.546.8155

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

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

#11-1133 Eagle Pass Way, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 250.836.3313 | Toll-free 866.205.4055

North & South Shuswap Information Kiosks There are a number of self serve Information Kiosks throughout the North and South Shuswap. Shuswap Tourism publishes a wide range of guides to help you plan your visit – whatever your interests may be! Guides are available at our Visitor Centres and Information Kiosks, and can be viewed, downloaded, and ordered online at ShuswapTourism.ca


EXPERIENCE ALL FOUR SEASONS HERE!

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Is our favourite thing to do.

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REGIONAL MAP

Seymour Arm

NORTH Albas Falls Pukeashun Provincial Park

Hunakwa Lake Anstey Hunakwa Provincial Park

LICHEN MTN.

MT. MOBLEY

Barriere A Baygate Rd. Adams

Perry R.

Seymour Arm

Lake

CROWFOOT MTN.

EAGLE PASS MTN.

MT. EVANS

Adams Lake FSR

Anstey Arm

Scotch Creek

Adams Lake Provincial Park

Magna Bay

Perry Canyon

Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park

St. Ives

Scotch Creek Lookout

Narrows Village

Anglemont

Celista Scotch Creek

(Roderick Haig-Brown) Lee Creek Prov. Park

Adams R. Skmana Lake Little Shuswap Lake Neskonlith Lake Prov. Park

Neskonlith Lake

Chum Lake

White Lake

Old Town Bay Reinecker Creek

Margaret Falls

Skimikin Lake Tappen MT. TAPPEN

Annis Bay Rubberhead

Harper Lake South Thompson R.

Canoe TURTLE VALLEY

Bryden Lake

Pement Lake

Blue Lake Kingfisher Creek Provincial Park

Sunnybrae

Larch Hills

Mara Lake Swansea Point

Kingfisher Creek Ecological Reserve

MARA MTN. (Owl’s Head)

Syphon Creek

FLY HILLS

Salmon Arm 97A

97B

Salmon R. Wallensteen Lake

PTARMIGAN HILLS

SPA HILLS

Kernaghan Lake

HUNTERS RANGE

MT. IDA Grindrod

Silver Creek

Gardom Lake

Pillar Lake

Enderby Cliffs Provincial Park

Hidden Lake

Enderby Bolean Lake

ESTEKWALAN MTN.

Kamloops & Vancouver

Arthur Lake

TUKTAKAMIN MTN.

97

Armstrong

ENDERBY and BEYOND

97

Pinnaus Lake

Trinity Valley Rd.

and SPALLUMCHEEN

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Shuswap R.

Haines Creek

Falkland

Salmon R.

Mabel Lake

97

Spa Lake

To Vernon & Kelowna

Lumby

Mount Griffin Provincial Park

Cummins Lake

Sicamous

BASTION MTN. Carlin

Skimikin

Kamloops & Vancouver

Yard Creek Prov. Park

White Lake Provincial Park

Balmoral

HILLIAM MTN.

Phillips Lake

Chase Creek Falls

White Lake

Griffin Lake Three Valley Gap Three Valley Lake

Malakwa

Eagle River Nature Park

Tillis Landing

Blind Bay

Notch Hill

Chase

Kay Falls

Aline Hill

Herman Lake

Sic amou ail s-Armstrong Rail Tr

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Aylmer Lake

Eagle R.

Eagle Bay

Shuswap Lake Prov. Park Copper Island

Sorrento

Squilax

Wild Rose Bay

Shuswap Lake

Sicamou s-Ar ms tro ng R ail T rai l

Tsútswecw

Revelstoke, Golden & Calgary

Craigellachie

QUEEST MTN. Holding Rd.

Piper Lake

Twin Lakes


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MAP Legend:

Revelstoke & Calgary

NORTH SHUSWAP

Airport Bicycle Route

SOUTH SHUSWAP

Boat Launch Brewery Camping / Provincial Campsite Climbing Cross-country Ski Trail Equestrian Trail

Kamloops & Vancouver

CHASE and AREA

SICAMOUS and AREA

SALMON ARM and AREA

FALKLAND and AREA

ENDERBY ARMSTRONG and SPALLUMCHEEN

Golf Hiking Trail Hospital

Vernon & Kelowna

Marina

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

Want more information? At home or on the road, visit us at ShuswapTourism.ca From Salmon Arm To Armstrong

39 km

To Chase

24 km

Mountain Bike Trail

To Enderby

39 km

Museum

To Falkland

53 km

Off Road Vehicle

To Scotch Creek

61 km

To Seymour Arm

135 km

To Sicamous

32 km

To Sorrento

33 km

Paddle Route Ski Resort Snowmobile Trail Snowshoeing Trail Travel Information Winery Major Highway Secondary Road Gravel Road Provincial Park Salmon Arm Region Armstrong & Spallumcheen Chase Region Falkland Region Enderby Region North Shuswap Region Sicamous Region South Shuswap Region

The Shuswap is the perfect place to slow down, recharge and reconnect in every season. The Shuswap is 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. 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. 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. It’s a place where you can change into your hiking shoes, biking shoes, snow shoes, or, simply put your feet up, and do sweet nothing at all.

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SALMON ARM

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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.

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Music-lovers will thrill at the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues festival, an event that attracts over 25,000 people every year. Public art galleries, private studios, and retail shops showcase our large and talented artisan community – you’ll want to add to your art collection and bring home a memento or two. Salmon Arm will delight you, no matter what your style!

Want more info? Salmon Arm Visitor Centre 101 - 20 Hudson Avenue NE Toll-free 1.877.725.6667

With so much to do and see, we’ll have you planning your next Shuswap vacation before you even leave! Salmon Arm is the largest urban centre in the Shuswap – smack-dab in the middle of BC’s famous Shuswap region, tucked between the peaceful shores of Shuswap Lake and beautiful mountains and hills – the perfect base for your adventure. Our stunning natural surroundings and bustling small-town charm make us a great vacation destination. Conveniently situated along the Trans-Canada Highway, Salmon Arm is the centre of commerce and services for the Shuswap. A Salmon Arm getaway combines outstanding wilderness scenery, endless recreation, and top-notch urban amenities – all enriched by a friendly, warm, and welcoming community. Enjoy unique boutique shopping, cozy bistros, theatres, and open-air venues. Farmers’ markets, and specialty food shops feature locally grown and organic options for your culinary pleasure. Walking and hiking trails are plentiful in and around town – a stroll along Canada’s longest wooden inland curved wharf is a must! There

Things to Do

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Soak up songs and sun at the Roots & Blues festival, Wednesday on the Wharf and Ross Street Plaza.

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Experience the quiet of winter on miles of groomed cross-country ski trails.

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Ride or hike the mountain trails and take in the invigorating scents of fall.

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Paddle your board or kayak and watch the wildlife on Shuswap Lake.

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Spray, play, skateboard and laugh with the “fam” at Fletcher or Blackburn Parks.

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

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Tantalize your taste buds with local speciality food artisans and farm market offerings.

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Sip our high altitude wines from local vintners or taste the malted beverages from our craft brewers.

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Walk the Wharf! North America’s longest wooden curved inland wharf is right here in our downtown!

Take your kids and the dog for a swim and picnic at Canoe Beach.

Accommodation options available in Salmon Arm

Hang your hat wherever you please – at resorts, hotels, B&Bs, camping, and more.

Dining options in Salmon Arm

From fine dining to comfort food, sweet treats to savoury snacks, great meals await!

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shops, and restaurants. Local history has its beginnings with Splatsin, whose rich culture and tradition has shaped the community and is shared through many community events.

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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 the old-fashioned way! Shop in our hip downtown, where you can enjoy a craft brew or a mouthwatering dessert while discovering local art, jewelry, and curios that will complete your experience.

Want more info? Enderby Visitor Information Centre 702 Railway Street, 
 Enderby Toll free 1.877.213.6509

Welcome to Enderby, a little city rich in culture and natural beauty.

Things to Do

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Hike the iconic Enderby Cliffs for breathtaking views. Visit cliffcrunch.ca

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Rent a tube or SUP to float down the Shuswap River.

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Settle in with a movie at the Starlight Drive-In.

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

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Fish our many lakes, and along the Shuswap River.

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Experience the Enderby Open Air Market at Splatsin Centre year round, 10am-2pm every Friday.

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Experience snowmobiling paradise at Hunter’s Range.

With amazing clifftop vistas, festivals and museums, wineries and farmers’ markets, drive-in movies, live music, and spectacular trail systems, we’ve got experiences to delight all the senses. Outdoor enthusiasts can journey through lush wilderness, volcanic rock, and fossil sites to the breathtaking panoramic views from atop the iconic Enderby Cliffs. The Shuswap River beckons to adventurers and serenity-seekers alike, offering unparalleled opportunities for paddling, fishing, swimming, and peaceful riverside strolling.

The many trails at Mabel Lake are great for mountain biking, and Hunters Range welcomes snowmobilers in the winter and horseback riders and hikers in the summer.

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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Learn about salmon at the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre.

Explore over 150 km of trails on skis or snowshoes at Larch Hills Nordic Area.

Embrace Splatsin culture by visiting the Splatsin Community Centre or Quilakwa Stop ‘N Shop.

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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Theatre or live performances at the Asparagus Community Theatre.

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Follow the Barn Quilt Trail featuring over 30 hand painted Barn Quilts - big and small located throughout the valley.

and Rolling out the welcome mat for generations. Armstrong and Spallumcheen enjoy an abundance of agricultural opportunities and heritage. Once known as ‘Celery City’, the region is home to family farms and farm markets, the Interior Provincial Exhibition, festivals, live music, and spectacular trail systems. If you love food, you’ll want to stop by and taste the artisan cheese and chocolate, sample wine and apple cider, or visit British Columbia’s only operating flour mill. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike or bike the trails above the valley at Mount Rose-Swanson. Just up for an easy walk? Explore the Thomas Hayes Ecological Reserve and find a wide diversity of native plants and waterfowl area. Watch for the epic new Sicamous - Armstrong Rail Trail as it is developed over the coming years! Arts, culture, music and theatre are staples here. Enjoy Music in the Park all summer, take in one of the many festivals and you won’t want to miss the renowned outdoor summer and winter theatre at Caravan Farm

Known for our asapargus fields and artisan cheese, agriculture is a big part of life here. We celebrate it with yearround farmers’ markets and agricultural events. Visitors can find a wide variety of local produce - honey, eggs, meat, cheese, chocolate, and more. Mark your calendar for the 120th Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede held at the and of August.

Want more info? Armstrong & Spallumcheen Visitor Information Centre 3550 Bridge Street, 
 Armstrong 250.546.8155

Things to Do

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Watch as the horses take centre stage at the outdoor Caravan Farm Theatre.

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Grab a map and search out the 30 large and small hand-painted Barn Quilts.

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Cheese! It’s A Natural Festival - first weekend of November. Did someone say “cheese”!?

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Hike or bike the trails at Mount Rose Swanson.

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Visit BC’s longest running Farmer’s Market held every Saturday.

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Learn about grain farming and milling at Fieldstone Organics or Rogers Foods.

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Taste local wine and apple cider at Edge of the Earth Vineyard and Farmstrong Cidery.

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Stop by the museum & art gallery to learn about local history and area artisans.

Enjoy Music in the Park Friday nights all summer. Strap on some roller skates at the Hassen Arena and go roller skating for some old-fashioned fun.

Accommodation options in Armstrong

Camping, motels, and countryside B&Bs – there’s plenty of comfy places.

Armstrong dining options

Enjoy home-style cooking at our array of restaurants, cafés, pubs and eateries. Farmer’s breakfasts, hand-rolled sushi and more.

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Things to Do

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Hoot & holler at the Falkland Stampede – one of the oldest in Canada.

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

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

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

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Check out one of the largest Canadian flags in Canada!

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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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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.

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.

Try traveling south of Salmon Arm on Highway 97B through Ranchero and west to Gardom Lake, an ideal spot for fishing and picnicking for

Falkland is home to the worldrenowned Falkland Stampede, this year in its 101st year. On May long weekend hang on for eight seconds and you could win a belt buckle!

Hike and marvel at Falkland’s own 90-foot hoodoo at Pillar Lake. Take a snowmobile adventure in Spa Hills. Drink a pint with the locals at the Falkland Pub.

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!

Accommodation options in Falkland

Dining options in Falkland

Enjoy the Ranch Café, the Falkland Pub, and the Rock Eatery.

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A hidden jewel, Pillar Lake Resort offers cozy lakeside cabins and accommodates tents and RVs.

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Things to Do

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! The 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 latté, a bannock taco or pick up fresh bread and treats for a picnic downtown or lakeside!

If parks and recreation are more your style, you’ll love our splash pad, skate park, wading pool, and 300 metre long iconic red wharf! Enjoy a day in the sand at Memorial Park beach. Music lovers should be sure to visit Chase in July and August, to enjoy great concerts at Music on the Lake and Chase CornStock.

Authentic Indigenous culture excursions start here! Take in a pow wow, taste the food, and go on a canoe journey during summer. Year-round sit in a kekuli and listen to stories of the Secwepemc people or experience a healing ceremony in a sweat lodge.

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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 cross-country ski season.

Want more info? Chase Visitor Information Centre 400 Shuswap Ave., Chase 250.679.8432

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Zip out to zipline over the beautiful Chase Creek Falls.

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Pack a picnic and head to the sandy shores of Little Shuswap Lake and enjoy our free summer concerts.

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

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Explore the Pumpkin Patch, solve the corn maze and pick up fresh goodies in the Harvest Market.

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

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

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

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

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Grab a cowbell and join the locals for a night at a Chase Heat junior hockey game.

Witness the worldrenowned Sockeye Salmon run on the Adams River.

Accommodation options in and around Chase

Hotels, motels, B&Bs, RV park, 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 and bakeries also serve great home cooked meals.

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in Celista. Up to a truly unique experience? Watch the outdoor bed races - as teams race their custom themed beds along Squilax-Anglemont Hwy. starting from the Hub in Scotch Creek. Explore the North Shuswap on Squilax-Anglemont Road, just off Highway 1. The region stretches along 100 kms of shoreline from Lee Creek to Seymour Arm and includes the communities of Lee Creek, Scotch Creek, Celista, Magna Bay, Anglemont, St. Ives. You’ll find an unpretenious, quirky North Shuswap culture welcoming visitors all yearround. Pebble beaches, acres of lake to explore, miles of back-country trails, amazing waterfalls and some really good homestyle cafés and bakeries. Come discover it for yourself!

Want more info? Visit one of our Visitor Kiosks, or go to ShuswapTourism.ca

Unpretentious and quirky - 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! Tsútswecw (pronounced choo-chwek) Provincial Park, is a fascinating place to visit any time of the year. The Secwepemc name chosen for the park translates to ‘many rivers.’ 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. The Winter Festival held Family Day Weekend in February offers iconic Canadian winter activities - like outdoor skating at Farrell’s Field Skating Rink

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Things to Do

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Marvel at the annual Sockeye Salmon run at Tsútswecw Provincial Park.

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

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Visit one of our farmers’ and artisan markets.

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Hike the 3km loop trail to Albas Falls and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Celista Creek waterfalls.

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Snowmobile backcountry at Grizzly Lodge.

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Enjoy great food and live music at the Hub in Scotch Creek on Friday evenings.

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Stop at Eco Treats in Scotch Creek for a beautiful latté with cookies or scones.

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Discover delicious loose leaf tea blends from the Be Teased food truck.

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

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 Eco Treats, Jack Sam’s Restaurant, Paradise Pizza, or take-out from Ross Creek Country Store.


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Things to Do

Geographically the centre of the Shuswap, this region offers a relaxed lifestyle with a great variety of recreational choices and accommodation properties. The area is conveniently located on Highway 1, along the southern shores of Shuswap Lake. Magnificent mountain vistas and great views of the lake, together with many boat launches and beaches, make this place a favourite with lake enthusiasts. But there’s more to being on the water or at the beach here. The region offers great dining and a burgeoning cultural scene bursting with artisan markets, festivals, amazing culinary events, comedy shows, community dances, wine & craft beer tastings and live music events all year long. Find what interests you on the community calendar at shuswapculture.ca

the Shuswap’s award-winning cool climate wines. There are winter activities too, in the South Shuswap’s moderate climate: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and great ice fishing.

The South Shuswap is home to organic farms, an organic brewery, and renowned wineries that welcome visitors to come in and taste

There’s loads to discover here – from preserved railway-era buildings and waterfront dining to enchanting cliffs, creeks, and waterfalls. Each of the communities within the South Shuswap has a warm welcome for you!

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For more South Shuswap vacation ideas, check out our self-serve Info Kiosks at Sandy Beach-Blind Bay, Sorrento Blind Bay Park, Eagle Bay Store, Sorrento Strip Mall, White Lake Community Hall, Blind Bay, Sunnybrae Park, and Balmoral Chevron Gas Station. For more information call 250.515.0002

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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 at Music in the Bay, Thursdays in summer.

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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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Welcome summer at the Community Kick Off BBQ & Concert on June 27th.

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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.

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

Discover the Back Hand of God Stout at Crannóg Ales – a BC Beer Award winner.

Catch a rainbow on White Lake – rainbow trout, that is! Experience it by belly boat, canoe, hip waders, or rent a motorboat.

Accommodation options in South Shuswap

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

Dining options in South Shuswap

Lunch at Spinnakers Café or Sprokkets Café, enjoy pub fare at Duffers Den, or dine on the water at Finz Restaurant.

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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.

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Ever imagined traveling wherever you want around a massive warm-water lake? For a uniquely Shuswap vacation, make the fantasy a reality in Sicamous, the Houseboating Capital of Canada.

Welcome to Sicamous - it’ll surprise you! Sicamous is a way of life. Where the energy of nature sparks the energy of people - no matter where you sit on the energy dial. 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. From cabins to canoeing, camping to snowmobiling, hiking to houseboating and everything in-between, whether you’re looking to relax and sun-soak or for something more adventurous, Sicamous has it all. In spring, summer, and fall you can enjoy every water sport imaginable: houseboating, leisure boating, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, swimming, waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing, and windsurfing. But that doesn’t water down our other great qualities! The Sicamous area is full of family-friendly activities. Visit the Last Spike, Skytrek or the Enchanted Forest. And of course, an ice cream from D Dutchman Dairy is the perfect end (or beginning) to any summer day.

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Want more info? Sicamous & District Visitor Information Centre #11-1133 Eagle Pass Way, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 Toll-free 1.866.205.4055

Things to Do

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Make yourself at home on a houseboat.

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Bike or ski the iconic 42 km Larch Hills Traverse.

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Tee off at Hyde Mountain Golf Course and other great courses within 90 minutes’ drive of Sicamous.

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

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You will be mesmerized by the annual Canada Day Fireworks extravaganza. There’s nothin’ like it!

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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.

Take an early morning paddle or ski on the smooth, warm waters of Mara Lake.

Splash around at Sicamous Beach Park and Mara Provincial Park.

Accommodation options in and around Sicamous

The spectrum from camping to resorts – and did we mention we’ve got houseboats?

Dining options in and around Sicamous

Stop in at Joe Schmuck’s Roadhouse or relax at one of the eateries along the waterfront.


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SPRING & SUMMER

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Get up close and personal with our backyard! You’ll see why the local folks love livin’ here year-round.

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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 a lakeside restaurant – or head to a dock and walk to some of our best cafés, restaurants, and pubs. Pack a book or two to read on the deck and games to enjoy with family and friends. Take your mountain bike aboard so you can stop and explore our trails. Bring a kayak or SUP for self-propelled adventures and shoreline visits. And along the way, get to know our friendly communities, with great shopping, entertainment, and festivals to enjoy.

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

Be the captain of your own ship and sail into adventure. Imagine having a private cabin you can take anywhere – a place you can come home to in a different spot every night. Of all the wonderful ways to explore our region, houseboating shines as a truly Shuswap experience. With warm lakes and hundreds of 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.

SHUSWAP beacHes

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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, South Shuswap: A sandcastle artist’s dream.

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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 off Highway 97.

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

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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

boat launches Magna Bay Wharf Park North Shuswap A popular swimming and picnic area for locals and visitors alike! Bask in the sun on over 100 metres of south-facing beach.

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

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

Paddle, float, swim, or skim the waters of the Shuswap. Get up close and personal with our lakes by canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, SCUBA diving, and stand-up paddle boarding. The Shuswap is a paddler’s paradise, with easily accessible small lakes perfect for an escape on the water – so why not visit a few? You’ll find serene settings at Mara Lake, near Sicamous, and White Lake, close to Salmon Arm. White Lake Provincial Park, an oasis near the north end of the lake, features a gravel boat launch and undeveloped camping area. Near Enderby, Mabel Lake and Hidden Lake boast boat launches, camping, and soul-soothing wilderness. With hundreds of kms of shoreline, numerous beaches, provincial parks, marine parks and campsites, Shuswap Lake offers endless day trips and overnight paddling excursions. The Shuswap River offers a variety of opportunities for paddle sports from

kayaks and canoes to rafts and paddleboards. Thrill-seekers can find class 3+ whitewater rapids through the famous Skookumchuck canyon. Tap into the local knowledge about current conditions and avoid the hassle of bringing your own gear: rent a kayak or paddleboard and lifejacket from one of several rental businesses throughout the Shuswap. You can borrow a lifejacket for a child free of charge from a “Kids Don’t Float” Personal Flotation Device (PFD) loaner station.

SALMON ARM Canoe Beach Water Sports Affordable rentals of kayaks, paddleboards and hydro-bikes right on the beach! Salmon Arm, BC 403-618-9704 @CanoeBeachCafe.ca

Herald Provincial Park 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!

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.

SOUTH SHUSWAP Shuswap Marina One of the best paddling spots on Shuswap Lake, right across from Copper Island! Great service and on site parking! 2127 Ingram Road, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H2 250.675.2250 info@ShuswapMarina.com ShuswapMarina.com

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ON THE WATER

NORTH shuswap

LIFEJACKET LOANER STATIONS

You can borrow a lifejacket for a child free of charge from a “Kids Don’t Float” (PFD) loaner station, provided by the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Station 106 Shuswap. For station locations visit: www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/recreation_safety_education.html

Daniels Store & Marina

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

• First on the channel, premium fuel.

• Boardshop and marine hardware

• Patio boat, Seadoo and power boat rentals, paddle boards and a convenience store.

• Year round, seasonal and temporary moorage

• Parking with shuttle service and a Water Taxi.

• Used boat sales and service department • Boat detailing, fibreglass, gelcoat repairs

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SOUTH SHUSWAP Little River Boatworld Full service marina & boat dealership serving the Shuswap for over 50 years. • New & used boat sales and kayak sales • Parts & service department • Toyshop (tubes, boards, skis, clothing, accessories and safety gear) • Boat & kayak rentals • Fuel sales & more

403 Little River Road, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0 250.675.2321 Boating@LRBoatworld.com LRBoatworld.com

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trails

5 Great Hiking Trails:

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Tsútswecw Provincial Park Trail System, North Shuswap: Opportunities to view salmon spawning in the Adams River.

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Mt Baldy, Sorrento: An intermediate uphill walk to a beautiful lake lookout.

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Enderby Cliffs, Tplaqin Trail: An iconic cliff hike, 13 km return. Eagle Pass Mountain: A rigorous climb to a spectacular peak. Blind Bay Lookout, South Shuswap: A great day hike to amazing western vistas.

5 Top Mountain Biking Trails: 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 105 trails and trail systems across the region.

Got just an hour to spare? Grab your mountain bike and head to South Canoe to ride the Salty Dog Race Loop. Or get shuttled to the top of Muffin Top and take a thrilling downhill ride along the main centre line at Rubberhead or take yourself on a stroll to Margaret Falls. We’ve added several new trails in 2018 and well over 100 kms of trails since 2006, our network just keeps getting better. The Shuswap Trail Alliance, an awardwinning initiative among regional partners, makes the ways through our parks, communities, and around the Shuswap clean and green – and creates rewarding adventures for trail-loving travelers.

Download trail maps and get latest trail conditions at ShuswapTrails.com and pick up the latest edition of our Trail Guide.

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

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

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

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White Lake to Blind Bay traverse, South Shuswap: A beautiful, flowing traverse through tranquil forest.

Flipside/Mo Budda viewpoint loop at South Canoe: One of the latest trails in the Shuswap, waiting to be discovered.

Multi-purpose trail area For hiking, biking, equestrian, snowshoe, cross-country, and access to ATV and motorcycling. Larch Hills Trail System, Salmon Arm/ Enderby: Endless possibilities through forests and fens, with dramatic lake vistas.

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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. Drive back to Salmon Arm for an easy walk around Salmon Arm Bay Nature Trails topped off with an ice cream cone on the wharf or a stop at the Candy Vault downtown.

not quite tuckered out? Learn and play at a kids’ camp in the South Shuswap. Explore and imagine at Haney Heritage Museum, Craigellachie, Junglemania, The Enchanted Forest, and 3 Valley Gap Ghost Town. You’ll never be bored!

We have engaging adventures for the young’uns – and their adults! Rediscover the magic of stories at The Enchanted Forest, home of BC’s tallest treehouse. Shiver your timbers on the pirate ship, or marvel at beaver dams, floating natural gardens, and even a giant 800-yearold cedar grove! Ready for action? Apex Rafting in Revelstoke

leads unique and innovative trips through some of BC’s most amazing whitewater. Try the high ropes course at SkyTrek Adventure Park, or zip out to Treetop Flyers to get a bird’s eye view of canyons and waterfalls. 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, April 30th to October 1st. Sorry, no pets allowed on property.

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ENDERBY

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

112 Kildonan Avenue, Enderby, BC info@VernonGoldPanning.com VernonGoldPanning.com

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SALMAR Cinemas

Home to an outstanding variety of entertainment, from new and off-release movies and concerts, to Film Society offerings from around the world. Plus 100% of the profits go back to the community!

SALMAR Grand Cinemas: 100 Hudson Avenue SALMAR Classic Cinema: 360 Alexander Street Salmon Arm, BC | 250.832.2263 salmartheatre.com

CHASE Chase & District Museum & Archives Learn the history of the Chase area through our diverse collection of artifacts, including a real homestead cabin! 1042 Shuswap Avenue, Chase, BC 250-679-8847 ChaseMuseumSociety@gmail.com ChaseMuseum.com

South Shuswap Sunnybrae Bible Camp With incredible staff and a gorgeous location, we are dedicated to creating the ultimate summer camp experience, packed with fun, friends and adventure! Six weeks are devoted to kids & teens, ages ranging from 8-18, including Horse, Wakeboarding, and Wilderness specialty camps, and the whole family is invited to come to one of two Family Camps. Come for a week, make memories for a lifetime!

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chase Treetop Flyers Zipline Disconnect from devices and give them something to really talk about! Connect with nature and each other. Leave it to us, we’ve been making amazing memories since 2010. Canyon Zipline Tour, 50’ Tower Jump, and the ultimate in adrenaline – The Screaming Eagle, a 100’ Drop Swing! Recipient of 2017 Kamloops Tourism Business of the Year and Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Book online or call 1.866.343.6761 www.TreetopFlyers.ca

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

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family

Active or relaxed, energetic or serene, there’s plenty of fun for your teens in the Shuswap. Whether you’re after an adrenaline rush or a lazy day of hanging out, the Shuswap’s got your brand of fun covered. Early risers? Grab breakfast at Joe Schmuck’s Roadhouse in Sicamous, then head east to Skytrek Adventure Park and challenge yourself to aerial trekking through the high ropes challenges and zip lines that weave through

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the trees. Still feeling fearless? Test your nerve on the Sky Swing and Sky Drop. If water adventures are more your jam, take a raft down the impressive Illecillewaet River near Revelstoke. Chill at one of the Shuswap’s many gorgeous beaches, rent a paddle board and explore the lake shore, or dive right into swimming and skimboarding. Kids of all ages can hone their skate skills on the rails and ledges at the Salmon Arm Skatepark, or enjoy the watersplash parks found throughout the Shuswap.

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. 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.


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Golf

The Shuswap’s Championship Courses

an executive, heritage 9-hole course. Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake Golf Course is one of the most scenic courses in BC. A dynamic course awaits at Quaaout Lodge and Talking Rock Golf. The course at Shuswap National brings you a bit of the British Isles, highlighted by many striking water features. Shuswap Lake Estates in Sorrento completes our quintet of championship courses and is the only course that offers prime real estate.

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A Les Furber course, with water access, set in the hills above Mara Lake, which winds its way through evergreen forest and across ravines to give golfers equal amounts of beauty and challenge. Salmon Arm Golf Club Salmon Arm, 250.832.4727 SalmonArmGolf.ca This highly regarded Les Furber course has earned its place amongst the British Columbia “must play” list. Bunkers and waterholes lurk amidst tall fir, cedar, and pine. Shuswap Lake Estates Sorrento, 250.675.2315 ShuswapLakeEstates.com A challenge for both the accomplished and casual golfer, this par-72 championship course offers well bunkered, undulating greens and generous fairways. Shuswap National Salmon Arm, 250.832.3285 ShuswapNational.com A Dave Barr’s signature course: picturesque, challenging, and fun. A bit of the British Isles, offering open fields, grass-faced bunkers, immaculate greens, and striking water features. Talking Rock Golf Chase, 250.679.3090 QuaaoutLodge.com/golf A meandering course through a mature, sandy forest, natural and rugged in character with a breathtaking 18th hole extending along the Little Shuswap Lake shoreline.

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A variety of championship courses – all within putting distance. What makes golf in the Shuswap so special? Jaw-dropping views are only the beginning! Imagine teeing off across lush turf with a background of snow-capped mountains, pristine wilderness, and crystal clear lakes. All five of the region’s championship courses are situated within a 40-km radius – ideal for sampling everything the Shuswap has to offer. Whether you’re new to golf or are a handicapped pro, we’ve got courses designed for you! The Salmon Arm Golf Club hosts provincial and national events, and boasts both a championship 18 hole and

Fancy a shorter spin around the links? Enjoy 9-hole regulation length courses at Eagle River Golf and Country Club, Mabel Lake Golf and Country Club and Royal York Golf Club and executive length 9-holes at Anglemont Estates Golf Course, Birchdale Par 3, Club Shuswap, and Sunshore Golf Course.


Other courses at a glance

Stay and Play packages are a great way to combine your choice of fine accommodations – from a colonial-style boutique inn to spectacular lakeside resorts – with our unparalleled golf courses. Settle in for a few nights while you visit all five championship courses, or hop aboard a houseboat and float to your next round. And don’t forget to pair it with incredible Shuswap culinary experiences!

Make your next golf vacation your best! Discover the Shuswap’s open spaces, fascinating places, and distinctive

Eagle River Golf & Country Club Sicamous, 1.800.897.2281 Mabel Lake Golf & Country Club Enderby, 250.838.0881 New Parallel Productions

Come to unwind, or work on your game. All golf courses in the Shuswap offer lessons for new players or for those looking to perfect their shot. Contact golf courses directly to book tee times or to schedule a lesson with a golf pro.

Regulation length 9 hole courses:

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Royal York Golf Club Armstrong, 250.546.9700 Executive length & Par 3 courses: Anglemont Estates Golf Course 9 hole. Anglemont, 250.955.2323 Birchdale Par 3 9 hole. Grindrod, 250.838.7740 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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food & Farms

farmers’ markets All Organic Farmers’ Market Wednesdays, 2:30-5 PM November-April (bi-weekly) May-October (weekly) Uptown Askew’s Plaza, Salmon Arm Armstrong Outdoor Farmers’ Market Saturday Mornings, April - October Fairgrounds, Armstrong Armstrong Winter Farmers’ Market Saturday Mornings, November - March Odd Fellows Hall, Armstrong Celista Hall Farmers’ Market Wednesdays, 9 AM-1 PM, July & August North Shuswap Community Hall, Celista Chase Farm & Craft Market Fridays 10 AM-2 PM, May to Sept Safety Mart parking lot, across from Brook Drive, Chase.

The Shuswap is one of the most fertile areas of BC, rich with fruit, produce, fresh milk and artisan cheese. You’ll find the tastes of our home wherever you go – at orchards, gardens, ranches, cafés, greenhouses, dairies, markets, and more. Fresh milk and traditional artisan cheeses – not to mention mind-blowing ice cream! – all contribute to the Shuswap taste extravaganza.

Enderby Open Air Market Fridays, 10 AM-2 PM, year-round, Splatsin Centre, Enderby Scotch Creek Farm & Craft Market Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM May long weekend to Labour Day Park Store parking lot, 4119 Squilax-Anglemont Rd, Scotch Creek

With farmers’ markets across the region, you can easily find a bounty of locally grown and organic fruits, vegetables, and meats – as well as crafts, baked goods, preserves, and more. How do our gardens grow, you ask? If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to work on a farm, you can get a taste of the agricultural life while you’re here, too. The Shuswap provides visitors with opportunities to experience farming and agriculture first hand.

Shuswap Farm & Craft Market Tuesdays & Fridays, 8 AM -12:30 PM April-Mid October Saturdays, 10 AM-3 PM, Mid October - March Westgate Public Market, Salmon Arm

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. 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.

Sorrento Village Farmer’s Market Saturdays, 8 AM-Noon, May-October Highway 1, Sorrento

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Scotch Creek Farm & Craft Market

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Spring & Summer market with local produce, preserves, baking and unique handmade crafts. Sundays 9:30-1:30 May longweekend through Labour Day across the road from the Shuswap Provincial Park, beside The Scotch Creek Hub.

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4113 Squilax-Anglemont Road, Scotch Creek, BC scotchcreekfarmersmarket@gmail.com /Scotch Creek Farm & Craft Market

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GRINDROD Enjoy 30 flavours of ice cream, 40 varieties of cheese, high quality coffee plus watch the robot milk our cows. We have a Chef making lunch, baked goods and the best ever Eggs Benny on Sundays! Pull-thru RV parking. 15 Grandview Bench Road, Grindrod, BC V0E 1Y0 778.443.5111 FarmerJohnsMarkets.com


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

Tanto Latte Italian Artisanal Cheese Family-owned Italian cheese factory & bistro. Our cheese is made with 100% Okanagan milk using original Italian recipes and ancient cheesemaking traditions. 1481 10 Avenue SW Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1T2 250.832.0521 tantolattecheese.ca

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DeMille’s Farm Market DeMille’s takes pride in offering fresh, quality fruit and produce from the Okanagan and around the world. If it’s grown locally, we will have it fresh for you. Enjoy a variety of fresh baked bread and other home baked goods made from scratch daily, quality deli and lots of ice cream. Kids love our farm animals! Loads of parking. Open year-round.

3710 Trans-Canada Hwy SW, Salmon Arm, BC | 250.832.7550 demilles.ca | @demilles.ca

SICAMOUS Fruit World Fruit World is the authority for local produce and specialty items. Located in Sicamous, BC, midway between Vancovuer and Calgary, Fruit World offers the best selection of products from the Shuswap and Okanagan. Cherries, berries, peaches and apples are just some of the large selection of fresh products you’ll find, plus a full complement of healthy snacks, preserves and drinks. Providing quality local fare is what we love to do!

1330 Maier Road, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V1 250.836.5555 /ShopFruitWorld ShopFruitWorld.com

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WINeries & Breweries

Rieslings, Siegerrebes, to name a few, which have all won national awards. To find out which wineries are open during your tour, visit ShuswapWineries.ca, or grab a copy of our Tastes of the Shuswap brochure.

Take a day or two to indulge in stunning scenery and Shuswap wines and craft brews. Be sure to check on opening times and tasting room hours at ShuswapTourism.ca.

The Shuswap region is also home to breweries that pride themselves on using only the finest local and organic ingredients to produce their beers and ales. Crannóg Ales in Sorrento is Canada’s first Certified Organic farmhouse microbrewery, one of only a handful around the world. Stop in on a Friday or Saturday over the summer for a tour and tasting. Visit the Barley Station Brew Pub in Salmon Arm any day of the week for a sampler of their seasonal and limitededition blends – and excellent dining, too!!

day 1: Get your day off to a suitably continental start with a breakfast of crêpes and pastries at Café Tasse in Salmon Arm. Visit the vineyard, tasting room, and wine shop at Recline Ridge Winery in Tappen. Sip wines from 100% BC-grown grapes and enjoy lakeside views at Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery. Continue north to Celista Estates Winery, the northernmost winery in North America.

day 2: Enjoy valley views and local varietals at Ovino Winery in Silver Creek. Travel east to Larch Hills Winery, one of North America’s highest elevation wineries and the oldest in the region. Finish off your day at Marionette Winery in Salmon Arm followed by dinner and a craft brew... or two at the Barley Station Brew Pub.

Wine and beer enthusiasts, welcome to paradise! The Shuswap’s award-winning wineries and unique breweries invite you to indulge in exceptional tasting experiences. Like so many Shuswap stories, our wines and beers express the spectacular landscape that surrounds us. Although the Shuswap can be considered the northern tip of the Okanagan wine- growing region, our climate is cooler than the southern interior regions of BC and creates exceptional products. Each vineyard enjoys a unique microclimate, producing singular flavours that only develop right here. With wineries of outstanding quality established throughout the Shuswap, a tasting tour is a must for visitors seeking to delight all five senses! The Shuswap’s wineries are family-run businesses that produce wines so fine they compete on par with international wines. They’ve created magnificent Gewürztraminers, Merlots, Ortegas,

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Shuswap-WIDE Whether you choose to savour the Shuswap’s wineries and breweries in a day or a week, make sure to plan your tour carefully to maximize your enjoyment. Some wineries have a picnic area or patio, so that you can bring a snack or a meal to enjoy along with the fabulous wine and stunning scenery. For a complementary experience, visit farms while you make your way around the region, and try creating your own pairings of local food and wine. And remember, a Shuswap winery tour can easily be paired with a visit to wineries in neighbouring regions. You’ll discover that fine wine transcends all boundaries! Keep in mind that some of the Shuswap’s unique wines are produced only in limited quantities and may not be available elsewhere, so if you find yourself swept away by a particular flavour, stock up while you’re here. And to keep your tour worryfree, appoint a designated driver for the trip. You’ll be glad you did!

Noble Adventures Join Noble Adventures on a tasteful wine tour, refreshing SIP and SUP, scenic hike or cycle through paradise while savouring great food and meeting friendly locals. Winter activities, ski-packages and shuttle transportation available, private functions.

SHUSWAP MOJO Shuswap Wine Tours Half-day and full day tours of “Cool Climate” Shuswap and North Okanagan wineries. Knowledgeable drivers. Door-to-door service. Relaxing and enjoyable. Salmon Arm, BC | 250.540.8687 Reservations: 1.877.726.6548 mary-jo@mojotours.com MojoTours.com

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Discover the

VINTAGE SIDE of SHUSWAP WINE COUNTRY

Pairs Extraordinarily WELL with elevated feet & sweet nothing at all. In addition to memories that last a lifetime, our region’s hot days and deliciously cool nights result in a rare offering of distinctive, exceptional, and award-winning wines.

Marionette Vineyards and Winery

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

www.ShuswapWineries.ca

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

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

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

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

3849 Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road, Tappen, BC V0E 2X0 250.835.8373 info@SunnybraeWinery.com www.SunnybraeWinery.com

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


CULTURE

salmon arm

Talerico Fine Art Gallery & Artists’ Studio Original Canadian Art in many mediums, subjects and styles pleasing most art lovers! Downtown, by the famous wharf and bird sanctuary. #3-680 Marine Park Drive N.E. in Harbour Centre, Salmon Arm, BC 250.833.0310 talericofineartgallery@gmail.com

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Meikle Studios Social Art House

Need an idea for date night, or serious fun with friends downtown!? Paint Night has become a social activity for grown-ups: a different way to unwind and relax. Reserve online today!

148 Lakeshore Drive, NE Salmon Arm, BC | 778.489.5658 www.meikle.studio @Meikle.Studio

In an area as inspiring as the Shuswap, it’s no wonder that people here tell their stories in countless creative ways!

Meet your muses at the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival. Seeking a Shuswap arts sampler? Take part in the South Shuswap Festival of Small Halls or the Enderby Art Festival.

The Shuswap is home to an array of artists and artisans and a vibrant performance scene – year-round! Public art galleries, private studios, and shops showcase local and visiting talent. Stop by the renowned Salmon Arm Arts Centre, Talerico Fine Art Gallery & Artists’ Studio and Meikle Studios in Salmon Arm – and many more! Pick up something beautiful at the Blind Bay Painters Art Show & Sale or a pottery show in the North Shuswap.

In summertime, enjoy fresh air and outdoor theatre at the Haney Heritage Museum and Caravan Farm Theatre. The Grindrod Garlic Festival combines BC artisans with heaps of fresh garlic!

Rain or shine, tap into creativity in the Shuswap’s great indoors. Watch for live music events in quirky venues, find a place to craft with friends, or join a paint and sip event. Love to learn? Lindy Hop on over to BC Swing Camp, or pick your way to NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Workshop & Festival. Have a way with words?

In winter, come in for a live broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera or the Bolshoi Ballet at the Salmar Theatre. Bundle up and enjoy a live performance from a horse-drawn sleigh at Caravan Farm Theatre. Local museums and archives showcase the Shuswap area’s rich history year-round. Delve into our region’s interesting past and discover how it shaped our present.

Find out more at one of our Visitor Centres, or visit ShuswapTourism.ca.

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Love live music? So do we. Enjoy the world famous Roots & Blues Festival, August 15 - 18, and live performances all summer long, every day of the week!

Sundays:

Enderby Music by the River Visit EnderbyArtsCouncil.ca for times and locations.

MOndays:

Sicamous Music in the Park Beach Park. Every Monday in July & August from 6:30 PM.

TUESdays:

Chase Music on the Lake Memorial Park. July and August 7-8:30 PM. In combination with food trucks.

WEDNESdays:

Salmon Arm WOW! Wednesday on the Wharf Marine Park. Now in its 27th year! Mid-June through August, 6:45-8:30 PM.

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THURSdays:

Blind Bay Music in the Bay - Centennial Field. July and August from 6:30 PM. Salmon Arm, Jazz @ the Plaza Ross Street Plaza. Every second Thursday from 7 PM.

FRIdayS:

Armstrong Music in the Park - Memorial Park Mid-June, July & August from 7 PM. Scotch Creek Friday Nights Live The Hub. July and August from 6 PM.

SATURdayS:

Salmon Arm Saturday Nights Live Ross Street Plaza. July & August from 7 PM.

OTHER MUSIC VENUES INCLUDE: Canoe: The Hive Chase: Quaaout Lodge Enderby: Lorenzo’s Café Grindrod: Riverfront Pub Salmon Arm: Barley Station South Shuswap: Sprokkets Café

OTHER FESTIVALS INCLUDE:

NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old Time Workshops & Festival August 18 - 30, Sorrento. NimbleFingers.ca 19th Annual BC Swing Camp August 11-17, Sorrento. BCSwingCamp.ca

Check ShuswapTourism.ca for updates of schedules and the latest musical offerings around the region.


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

Acclaimed performers from near and far, year after year

Global food village

Artisan market

Family fun zone

Beverage gardens with stage views

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For the latest event information, visit RootsAndBlues.ca

The Roots & Blues Festival features:

Salmon Arm’s acclaimed Roots & Blues Festival is a highlight of BC’s music scene.

This incredibly popular outdoor musical festival draws over 25,000 enthusiastic attendees and features musicians from Canada and around the world. The festival has become a prominent link on the national festival circuit and is considered among the top roots festivals in Canada, offering a diverse range of Canadian and international artists who educate, entertain, and challenge audiences to expand their musical horizons The 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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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 2019, the festival will celebrate its 27th year as one of the highlights of BC’s cultural calendar.

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Indigenous Experiences

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: pésellkew / (pés) (ell) (kwe) Bear: kenkéknem / (ken-kék-nem)

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

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

Historically Indigenous people have always been taught to share their stories, land, animals, and culture. Come hear the legends and feel the spirit. Tour the traditional waters of the Secwepemc people on a canoe, learn the history from a local Knowledge Keeper with attention grabbing storytelling, stroll in the Neskonlith Meadows (a permit is required), enjoy bannock, salmon and other local traditions at Jack Sam’s Restaurant at Quaaout Lodge, or join in a local pow wow. Your journey to authentic Indigenous experiences in BC starts here.

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The area is named after the Secwepemc, an important Salish nation that has always inhabited the BC interior. Come live this history. The stories of the Secwepemc people are woven together by their history, legends, water, animals, and land. To understand Secwepemc stories you must understand the journeys they have taken from generation to generation and how it has shaped their culture today.


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Your journey to an authentic Indigenous BC experience starts here. Tour the traditional waters and lands of the Secwepemc people. Join us on a journey of culture, history and nature. Taste the food, hear the stories, and follow the path of our ancestors. Book an experience that will change the way you see Indigenous culture, history and even yourself. BOOK YOUR 2019 EXPERIENCE NOW! www.moccasintrails.com

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camping

where your trusty steed can stay along with you.

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

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

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

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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 store.

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

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For an intimate camping experience, try Bieri’s Paradise Guestfarm, close to Sicamous.

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

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Cottonwood Cove RV Resort Campground: Great for RVs, with rental shop for paddleboards and kayaks.

Family-friendly fun abounds throughout the Shuswap. Campsites like Sandy Point Beach Campground 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, Ross Creek Country Store & Campground, or Shuswap Lake Motel and Resort. Stay right in town at Riverside RV Park in Enderby or Chase Lions RV Park in Chase. You can find RV sales and servicing here in the Shuswap, along with any gear and groceries you might need – from camping, fishing, and hunting equipment at Westside Stores in Salmon Arm to local food and produce at Askew’s or DeMille’s.

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

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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!


parks

Shuswap parks are perfect for adventurers and folks wanting to relax in a beautiful setting – on land and water. Experience exceptional nature at our provincial, regional, and community parks! You’ll find hundreds of spacious, tree-covered campsites, sandy beaches, nature trails, and water activities. Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown) 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

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.

Unique outdoor experiences await at Shuswap Lake Marine Provincial Park. First come, first serve campsites on the

Find out about the many great

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

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

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Blackburn Park, Salmon Arm: Enjoy the skateboard park, accessible playground and water splash park.

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

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

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

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

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Tsútswecw Provincial Park: Witness the Adams River Salmon Run.

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Thomas Hayes Ecological Reserve, Armstrong: Easy walking trails and waterfowl nesting reas.

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

parks, day-use areas, boat launches, and protected areas in the region through

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You’ll quickly discover why we take so much pride in our parks. Thank you for treating them with respect and minimizing your impact on the land during your visit.

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Fishing

Shuswap fishing reels in visitors from around the globe – lured by unique species and gorgeous waters. Why is Shuswap fishing exceptional? Of course, there are of plenty of fish – but we’ve also got excellent boat access, year-round fishing possibilities, and an exquisitely beautiful setting you’ll never forget. Experience the peaceful pleasure of casting from the beach on a quiet morning, just steps from your cottage. Or paddle out from your houseboat and let a sinker down deep into the middle of the lake. Whatever your preference, bring your rod and let the Shuswap reel you in! Whether you’re a fishing veteran or a newbie, your chances for success are high – so you’ll never feel like you’re floundering. White Lake, Pillar Lake, Phillips Lake, Skimikin Lake, and Bolean Lake are excellent destinations, stocked with Fraser Valley and Pennask Rainbow trout. Come to the Shuswap to discover world-class

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fishing for wild Rainbow trout. The Thompson River, Adams Lake,

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Shuswap Lake: Experience worldclass Rainbow and Lake Trout fishing!

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

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

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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; or visit in winter for some great ice fishing.

Shuswap Lake, and Adams River offer this one-of-a-kind species you won’t catch anywhere else. That’s not just a fishy story! If salmon’s more your style, head to the Shuswap River or Thompson River in

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!

autumn to find Chinook – or take a boat out on Little Shuswap Lake and Mabel Lake, where you can catch and eat! Be sure to cast your net wide! Try a variety of techniques while you’re here, from trolling, belly boating, and float fishing to bottom bouncing, fly fishing, and casting lures into holding pools – or just fish from the shore. If you love fishing in the summer, why not try it in winter? Many Shuswap lakes freeze over, making them perfect for ice fishing. White Lake, one of the top ten Rainbow Trout fishing lakes in North America, is a great spot to visit in winter – so bundle up, pack a hot

SOUTH SHUSWAP Sunny Shore Fishing Resort World class rainbow trout fishing, 38 partial and full service sites, cabins with kitchenettes. Boat rentals. Sani dump. Weekly rates available. 2866 White Lake Road, Salmon Arm, BC 250.835.8686 SunnyShore.ca

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.


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, wildflowers, and mushroom varieties flourish in the Shuswap’s temperate zone, while large and small animals thrive in its lush habitats. At the Salmon Arm Marine Park by the wharf, visit the award-winning Interpretive Centre operated by the Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Society, where you can explore boardwalks and trails through vibrant ecosystems.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Calliope Hummingbird: This tiniest hummingbird hovers around Sunnybrae Road.

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

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cycle touring

day 1: White Lake-Notch Hill Tour: A moderate, 42 km figure-8 route through glistening lake country, following the CP Rail line as it travels back and forth across the countryside. Take a break along the way at historic Notch Hill Community Hall. Ride back along the water in Blind Bay and stop for a dip. Start at Sprokkets Café at the Balmoral junction, and reward yourself with a snack there on your return.

day 2: Bike for Your Life Century Ride: A picturesque, rolling 100 km route with stunning views of old farms, rivers, valleys, and the iconic Enderby Cliffs. Start in Salmon Arm and circle Mt Ida, passing through Armstrong, Enderby, and Grindrod. Attractions along the way include Caravan Farm Theatre, Grass Root Dairies, Ovino Winery, and Larch Hills Winery. Refuel at Cliff’s Café or Farmer John’s Market in Grindrod before tackling 5 km of steep climbing.

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Discover the Shuswap on a bike - at a delightfully human pace.

– 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, breweries and artisan cheese producers.

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.

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.

Cyclists will find over 1,500 kilometres of quiet, scenic, paved backroads, perfect for relaxed or vigourous rides, for individuals or groups. For a quick jaunt, try any of our out-and-back or loop routes, from 20 to 100 kilometres in length. You’ll find great views, beaches, swimming, bird watching hot spots, and lots more along the way.

For help planning your itinerary, pick up a copy of the Shuswap NorthOkanagan Cycle Touring fold-out map, full of great route ideas.

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

Skookum Cycle & Ski • Sales - bikes (mountain, road, cruisers, kids), clothing, parts and accessories • Rentals - mountain and electric bikes; stand up paddle boards • Full service repair shop • Trail information and recommendations Always FREE witty trail banter!

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Routes & Tours

Day 1: Discover Neskonlith A tranquil, accessible drive that feels like deep backcountry. Climb through lush forests to views of lakes, rivers, and meadows, and stop for a stroll or paddle. Start in Chase, and enjoy the ride to Anglemont and Sorrento, passing through traditional Neskonlith First Nation territory. This 2 to 3-hour drive combines two loops for a total distance of 102.6 km, mostly along packed gravel roads.

Day 2: Circle the Shuswap

If you’ve been dreaming of the open road, this is your dream come true. You know that life has its twists and turns – so why not enjoy them? Get in the driver’s seat and come experience the Shuswap’s winding roads and fantastic pavement – so smooth and clean that you might never want to quit. This is the perfect place for cruising by car or motorcycle and thrilling at endless stretches of mind-blowing scenery, along breathtaking shorelines and among

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

A scenic tour of the whole Shuswap, with opportunities to stop and visit great towns and attractions. Drive this 220 km highway route all at once, or take your time and design your own adventure! Start in Salmon Arm, and tour to Tappen, Sorrento, Chase, Falkland, Armstrong, Enderby, Grindrod, Mara, and Sicamous. Side-trips along the way include White Lake, Blind Bay, Eagle Bay, and Squilax.

information.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

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community that loves motor travel as much as you do!

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!

HIT THE ROAD REV UP for a TOUR of the SHUSWAP HIGHWAYS & BACKROADS MOTOR TOURING GUIDE www.ShuswapTourism.ca

Don’t just spin your wheels! Download up a copy of our Shuswap Motor Touring Guide or download the app. See ShuswapTourism.ca for details.

Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum Displaying 100+ years of motorcycle history, includes audio tour, kids scavenger hunt and movie theatre, a gift shop and café.

3096 Trans-Canada Highway, Sorrento, BC 250.253.5094 | Dreamcycle.ca

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salmon run AT Tsútswecw PROVINCIAL PARK

During October, the banks of the Adams River, 405 km inland from the Pacific Ocean, become the scene of a natural miracle.

Each fall, the quiet waters of the 12 km river welcome Sockeye Salmon returning to their home waters to spawn. The fish are completing a journey that takes them far out into the Pacific, then upstream against swift currents and rapids all the way up to Alaska and the Aleutian Islands and back again – traveling over 4,000 km in their lifetime.

View the salmon run from the banks of the Adams River at Tsútswecw Provincial Park (formerly known as Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park). Explore 26 km of trails offering exceptional salmon viewing and bird-watching opportunities. The Adams River Salmon Society maintains an interpretive centre and hosts guided walks.

The Adams River is one of the most important Sockeye Salmon breeding areas in North America – important not only to local ecology, but to the history and culture of the Shuswap. Salmon have helped to sustain the Secwepemc people for thousands of years. Sockeye Salmon return to the Adams River each year, and in 2022 – the next dominant year in the four-year migration cycle – hundreds of thousands of fish are expected to return home to spawn.

The Adams River puts on an incredible show, but it’s not the only place to view spawning salmon. Thousands of fish return to lakes and rivers throughout the region. Watch for flashes of red as they head upstream!

For more information, visit ShuswapTourism.ca  or SalmonSociety.com

Various other species also return throughout the summer and fall. Watch for Pink, Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Rainbow Trout and Steelhead Trout.

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events

August Salmon Arm • Roots & Blues Festival August 15-18 RootsAndBlues.ca

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Chase • Cornstock August 10 ChaseFestival.ca Grindrod • Garlic Festival August 18 Grindrod GreencroftGardens.com/garlicfest South Shuswap • NimbleFingers Bluegrass Festival August 24 NimbleFingers.ca

2019

September Salmon Arm • Harvest Celebration September 8 R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum SalmonArmMuseum.org

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

Enderby

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• BC Open Gold Panning Championships May long weekend, May 18-20 GoldPanners.ca

• Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet January 19 SkiLarchHills.ca

February Salmon Arm • Shuswap International Film Festival February 15-23 ShuswapFilm.net North Shuswap • Winter Festival February 16 - 17 NorthShuswapBC.com

May Salmon Arm • Salty Dog 6 Hour Enduro & Salty Street Fest May 10-12 SkookumCycleAndSki.com • Word on the Lake - Shuswap Readers’ & Writers’ Festival May 11-13 WordOnTheLakeWritersFestival.com

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Falkland • Falkland 101st Anniversary Stampede May long weekend, May 18-20 FalklandStampede.ca

July Throughout the Shuswap

Armstrong • 120th Annual Interior Provincial Exhibition & Stampede August 28September 1 - Armstrong Fairgrounds, ArmstrongIPE.com North Shuswap • Adams River Salmon Run Ongoing during the Fall SalmonSociety.com

October Salmon Arm • Rotary Shuswap Winefest October 25 ShuswapWineFest.com Armstrong • Caravan Farm Theatre Walk of Terror CaravanFarmTheatre.com

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

December

• Local pow wows Throughout the Shuswap July and August

• CPR Holiday Train CPR.ca

Salmon Arm • Theatre on the Edge July 19-21 ShuswapTheatre.com Sicamous

Throughout the Shuswap • Shuswap Wineries Christmas Open Houses Wineries throughout the Shuswap ShuswapTourism.ca Salmon Arm

• Summer Stomp & Burnout July 18-22 SummerStomp.ca

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

Enderby

Armstrong

• Enderby Arts Festival July 27 EnderbyArtsCouncil.ca

• Caravan Farm Theatre Winter Sleigh Ride Show CaravanFarmTheatre.com


WINTER

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We don’t shy away from winter here. We embrace it with skis, snowshoes, sleds, fat bikes, bonfires and s’mores.

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Winter ACTIVITIES

Two days of dashing through the snow!

Day 1: Pick up a bag lunch at DeMille’s Farm Market in Salmon Arm on your way out – call ahead to have one prepared.

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

Explore the trails at Larch Hills! Amazing snowfall and dense forest make for a winter wonderland. Warm up and eat your lunch in the log chalet.

Shuswap you’ll find great powder, challenging climbs, and fun bowls to play in.

Visit John’s Ski Shack – in a quaint log cabin right at the base of Larch Hills – to rent snowshoes and get expert advice.

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

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

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

From Sicamous access four incredible riding areas – each with its own cabin! Experience amazing powder at your doorstep at Blue Lake, Eagle Pass, Owlhead, and Queest. Head to Hunter’s Range from Sicamous or Enderby to play in lesser-known deep powder.

First-timers: Novice sledders and families can spend a day enjoying the wide open sub-alpine and alpine terrain at Blue Lake. Warm up on the training hill – and in the chalet nearby – and be sure to bring your camera. For more information and trail conditions, visit www.SledSicamous.com.

Make this a winter to remember with a Shuswap sled vacation. Discover unparalleled powder, groomed areas, challenging climbs, and fun bowls to play in all across the Shuswap. Varied terrain means there’s a magical, memorable ride waiting for everyone: new sledders, touring families, fun riders, and thrill-seekers alike.

From Salmon Arm, follow groomed trails from Fly Hills to Skimikin, and free-ride through open meadows and clear cuts, and rest in one of several warming huts. For truly unforgettable sledding, venture to open, undulating, high alpine meadows at Crowfoot in the North Shuswap.

SICAMOUS Sled Sicamous Voted as the “Favourite area for family snowmobiling destination area in BC.” by Snoriders Magazine. Four amazing groomed mountains with alpine cabins include Queest, Owlhead, Blue Lake, and Eagle Pass. Daily trail passes are sold at each trailhead ($25/sled per day; or $250 for an annual club membership). All areas are accessed by groomed Forest Service Roads. Sledders can choose from a wide range of terrain to suit any level, with groomed trails and snow-filled meadows for family and novice sledders to challenging steep terrain and deep powder for more experienced riders. For guiding and rental information visit sledsicamous.com

Queest / Owlhead / Blue Lake / Eagle Pass sledsicamous.com @SledSicamous

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There are countless ways to connect and celebrate throughout our Shuswap communities all season long. Skim our snow-covered countryside on cross-country skis! The Shuswap is home to Larch Hills, one of BC’s largest Nordic ski centres, with generous annual snow packs, and host of the famous Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet. Bring a thermos of hot chocolate and your lunch to warm up in the newly expanded log chalet. The Shuswap’s still waters make iconic rinks in winter, so pack your skates and lace them up here! Our authentic outdoor skating experience is complemented with indoor public arenas across the region. For a delightful winter stroll, strap on snowshoes, grab a copy of our Nordic Ski guide, and explore our exceptional network of trails.

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The Shuswap’s location provides midpoint access to three world-class (alpine) ski resorts: Silverstar (Vernon), Revelstoke Mountain Resort (Revelstoke), and Sun Peaks (Kamloops) — all within a 1.5-hour drive. Off-piste skiing or backcountry touring more your thing? Local cat skiing operators K3 Cat Ski and Mustang Powder can take you to deep, untracked powder. For experienced self-propelled adventurers with knowledge in avalanche terrain and routefinding, the alpine highlands surrounding the Shuswap lake system are an unlimited playground. Complement your outdoor adventures with a stay in a cozy chalet. Visit with friends, cook a tasty meal together, and warm up by a blazing fire. Advance bookings are necessary, so give yourself something to look forward to!

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Skookum Cycle & Ski • Sales - Skis (alpine, nordic, touring), fat bikes, snowshoes, clothing, accessories • Rentals - Fat bikes, nordic skis, boots and poles • Full service repair/tuning shop • Snow conditions and updates Always FREE witty banter!

We’d love to share the holiday season with you, too. Ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, visit the CPR Holiday Train, and admire clear night skies at the Larch Hills Moonlight Lantern Ski.

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

Let the Shuswap warm your heart here this winter!

NORth Shuswap Shuswap Lake Outfitters We are a locally owned and operated snowmobile rental company located in Scotch Creek, the heart of the North Shuswap. We want to share our amazing alpine terrain, powder room and breathtaking views with you! Choose a single day rental, a season pass, or the ultimate winter vacation package with accommodation as well! Its time for a winter Shuswap experience! Let’s Ride!

4061 Sanata Road, Scotch Creek, BC 250.318.5948 info@ShuswapLakeOutfitters.ca ShuswapLakeOutfitters.ca

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MARKET

Arts, food, shopping, outdoors, boxing, indoor climbing wall, and more - be inspired! WESTSIDE STORES

WINDMILL MEATS

THE HANDMADE SHOPPE

West entrance to Salmon Arm - off Hwy 1 - look for the giraffe! Open Daily in Summer h Winter Monday-Saturday WESTGATEPUBLICMARKET.COM


shopping & services

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the Shuswap. Determined shoppers can even discover shopping opportunities afloat at Cinnemousun Narrows (but you’ll have to look carefully to find them)!

Enjoy a shady stroll through Enderby’s downtown shops, visit interesting boutiques along the main street in Chase and the quaint shops and boutiques in Armstrong. Visit galleries and artists and artisan studios to

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And be sure to check out the wide variety of hand-made and unique goods at the Shuswap’s many farmers’ markets.

and discover our ecclectic collection of

Looking for some retail therapy that’s decidedly different? Make a day of exploring the shops tucked into quaint locations throughout the Shuswap. Salmon Arm is destination shopping at its best. From clothing to home décor, used books, and everything cozy, discover blocks of boutiques, specialty shops, cafés and restaurants. Highlight your visit with a trip to downtown

Salmon Arm - and stop by the Salmon Arm Arts Centre, mid-day performances at the Ross Street Plaza, or an evening picnic and concert at Wednesday on the Wharf. Visit McGuire Lake Park with its amazing fountain, Marine Park, where you’ll find the boat launch and wharf. Visit SalmonArmDowntown.com for more information. Looking for inspiration - explore the many unique shops and businesses at the Westgate Public Market open year-round.

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shopping & services

SOUTH SHUSWAP Tappen Co-op You’re at home here. Our Co-op is one of the favourite stops in the Shuswap, whether for the Colossal Ice Cream Cone or the friendly service and convenient selection. We’ve had a century to perfect it! Gas bar with diesel, coffee and ice cream bar, groceries, lottery tickets, liquor store, post office. We’ve happily served you these last one hundred years. Here’s to the next century!

4828 Trans-Canada Highway, Tappen, BC V0E 2X1 250.835.4513 TappenCoop.ca

hurry & put your feet up. Let’s go nowhere fast, together.

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where to eat & STAY

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. Pitch your tent and sleep in the great outdoors! 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! 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 you step through the door.

RELAX & PUT YOUR FEET UP Your Shuswap vacation isn’t complete until you’ve sampled our beautiful flavours and had a great night’s rest. The rest of the world may not know it, but the Shuswap boasts casual, down-to earth, great food and places to stay in a variety of settings. There’s a trail of delectable adventures waiting for you here. Find 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 mindblowing 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. Enjoy the spices and flavours of 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 be discovered. The only thing missing is you!

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where to eat & STAY

Fresh VACATIONS! Get a taste of the Shuswap.

salmon arm Barley Station Brew Pub At the Barley Station Brew Pub it’s all about the Craft. From the kitchen to the bar we pride ourselves in crafting Great Food and Great Beer and now we’ve added Great Beverages such as our new Nitro Cold Brew Coffee crafted from 100% organic coffee beans, and Kat’s Kombucha brewed in house and available in many flavours. Bring your friends an enjoy Award Winning Craft Beer and Great Food inside or on the patio. Stay true to the Craft. Join us today. Sorry, no minors.

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

South Shuswap Duffer’s Den Restaurant & Lounge Overlooking the 9th green of Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Course, Duffer’s Den is open all year. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in our sports lounge, casual dining in our licensed family restaurant or choose a seat in one of our outdoor patio areas. We’ve been told “Our Burgers are The Best in the Shuswap”. Serving locals and visitors for over 40 years. We offer banquet facilities and catering for large groups including weddings. Open Daily.

2404 Centennial Dr, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H2 Reservations: 250.675.2315 DuffersDen.ca @Duffer’s Den Restaurant & Lounge

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WHERE TO EAT

SALMON ARM Canoe Beach Café Our reviews tell the story... Facebook and Trip Advisor both rate us 5/5 while Google says 4.9/5. Come see why today! Salmon Arm, BC 403-618-9704 @CanoeBeachCafe.ca

South shuswap Sprokkets Café 100% organic gourmet coffee. Enjoy made-fromscratch breakfast, lunch, mile-high pies and more! Try our world famous cinnamon buns! This café is listed on For The Ride’s Top 10 Café Racer Haunts around the world.

SICAMOUS Joe Schmucks Roadhouse Award winning restaurant and 3.5 star accommodations with private hot tubs. Video monitored parking and pet friendly environment. Pets stay free! 734 Trans-Canada Highway Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 250.836.4906 JoeSchmucks.ca

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3096 Trans-Canada Highway, Sorrento, BC 250.835.2109 SprokketsCafe.ca

SOUTH shuswap

The Shuswap Pie Co.

Spinnaker Cafe

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

Breakfast and lunch all day. Fresh food fast and friendly. Fresh baked goods. Easy on/off highway with ample parking.

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

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11-2417 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H2 | 250.675.2238 SpinnakerCafe@gmail.com SpinnakerCafe.com

NORTH shuswap

Café Tasse

Grab Your Slice of Paradise Today!

A charming crêperie, espresso & tea bar serving soups, salads, sandwiches and pastries. Prepared in house, with an emphasis on farm fresh ingredients. Licensed.

Pizza / Pasta / Wings / Boneless Ribs / Salads Slices and other quick serve items available. Or try our We Make - U Bake pizzas.

SALMON ARM Canoe Beach BBQ Rental Includes use of our BBQ, stove top, mini-fridge, gazebo and seating plus 6 hours of paddle sports. Salmon Arm, BC 403-618-9704 @CanoeBeachCafe.ca

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251 Harbourfront Drive N.E., Salmon Arm, BC 250.833.5800 ext. 508 | CafeTasse.ca /CafeTasse.ca

3867 Squilax-Anglemont Highway, Scotch Creek 250.955.2110 | Paradise-Pizza.ca /ParadisePizzaShuswap


ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels & Motels

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Stay in the Shuswap.

Comfort Inn & Suites

Paradise Motel

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

Family and dog friendly, we also accommodate 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.

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

High season: $120 - 195 Low season: $70 - 120

Shuswap Lake Motel & Resort

Modern cabins in a park setting. Full kitchens, playgrounds, fire pit. Close to beach and amenities. Easy access from Trans-Canada Highway. High Season: $105 - 125 | Low Season: $79 - 99 1185 Passchendaele Road and Trans-Canada Highway, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0 250.675.2420 info@ShuswapLakeMotel.com ShuswapLakeMotel.com

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

517 Main Street, Sicamous, BC 250.836.2525 ParadiseMotel.ca

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Accommodation: Hotels & Motels

Sicamous Joe Schmucks RoadHouse Restaurant - Motel - Campground Family dining, licensed patio, great food: Open 7AM - 10PM 3.5 star, year round accommodations in Sicamous. Newly renovated alpine style motel with; new queen beds, duvets, hardwood floors, fridge, hot-tubs, video monitored parking, air-conditioned, free Wi-Fi, HD TV’s, pet friendly, pets stay free! Full-service, tree-screened RV sites with 30amp hook-up as well as non-serviced and tent camping on the Eagle river.

734 Trans-Canada Highway, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 Restaurant: 250.836.4906 Motel: 250.836.2290 JoeSchmucks.ca

sicamous The Anchor Riverfront Motel Quaint and family-operated, Anchor Riverfront Motel is located right off the Trans-Canada Highway. A short drive from Sicamous Beach Park, we are situated alongside the picturesque Eagle River with vast green space and a shared outdoor BBQ area. Featuring cozy rooms, we are pet friendly, and offer great rates and service. Ask about our comfortable family rooms! High Season: $115 - 135 | Low Season: $85 - 105

Box 880, 1321 Trans-Canada Highway, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 | 250.836.2546 Reservations@AnchorMotel.ca AnchorMotel.ca

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Accommodation: B&B’s & camping

HI-Shuswap Lake - Squilax General Store & Hostel Hostel dorms are in cabooses (traincars). Each sleep 6 with their own toilet and kitchen. Waterfront location. Tenting available. Open April to November.

Sunny Shuswap B&B Welcome to the Sunny Shuswap B&B where you are welcome to relax and unwind, no matter the season. High Season: $120 - 150 | Low Season: $90 - 120

Rates: $20 - 58 pp 229 Trans-Canada Highway, Squilax, BC | 250.675.2977 Shuswap@HIHostels.ca HIHostels.ca/shuswap

302 Arbutus Street Box 96, Chase, BC V0E 1M0 250.612.8162 SunnyShuswapBnB@gmail.com SunnyShuswapBnB.com

Suite As It Gets

Artist’s House B&B

Gorgeous B&B located ½ block from Shuswap Lake offering spectacular views and hospitality at its best. Two private rooms with ensuite; one self-contained suite available. Low Season: $130 - $200 High Season: $130 - $250 2483 Marine Place, Blind Bay, BC | 250.675.4698 SuiteAsItGets@outlook.com bbexpo.com/SuiteAsItGets

Iconic, inspiring! Majestic waterfront setting. Executive 1920s home, filled with colour, art and history. Comfy, relaxed, ready to explore. Great breakfasts!

Cottonwood Cove RV Resort

Grace’s Bed & Breakfast

Bieri’s Paradise Guestfarm & B&B

It’s all about the lake life, so camp with us today... You may decide to stay. Now selling RV lots.

Arrive as guests, leave as friends! Location, view and comfort, we have it all - and it’s waiting for you! Breakfast will be served in our atrium. See you soon!

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

High Season: $120 - 175| Low Season: $90 - 145

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

1650 Trans Canada Highway, Sorrento, BC | 250.785.7075 gracesbedandbreakfast@gmail.com GracesBedandBreakfast.ca

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

High Season: $595 - $695/week | Low Season: $55/night 2604 Squilax-Angelmont Road, Lee Creek, BC V0E 1M4 250.679.2294 CottonwoodCoveResort.ca /CottonwoodCoveResort

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

Crazy Creek Resort Stay and enjoy Hotpools, Waterfall & Suspension Bridge. Unserviced & full service sites. Enchanted Forest and Skytrek Adventure Park minutes away. 6162 Trans-Canada Highway, Malakwa, BC 250.836.4097 HotPools@CrazyCreekResort.com CrazyCreekResort.com

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

BLIND BAY

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

Year Round: $100 - 140

stand up for sitting down. Your dreamy vacation awaits.

Carmel Beach Private Lodges Premium 3 - 5 bedroom lakefront lodges nestled on 300 ft. of waterfront property on Shuswap Lake in Blind Bay. Clubhouse with fireside lounge, fitness centre, billiards room, steam room and sauna, outdoor salt water pool and hot tub. Buoy available for boat parking. Unique venue to host weddings, reunions, or other large events.

Shuswap Lake Motel & Resort/Campground Shaded RV and tent sites. 30amp power and water. Clean large washrooms, free showers, playgrounds, fire pits. Close to amenities and beach. Easy access from Trans-Canada Highway. Season: $30 - 35 1185 Passchendaele Road and Trans-Canada Highway, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0 | 250.675.2420 info@ShuswapLakeMotel.com ShuswapLakeMotel.com

2479 Eagle Bay Road, Blind Bay, BC 1.877.778.5595 CarmelBeachPrivateLodges.com

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Accommodation: cabins & cottages

North Shuswap Scotch Creek Cottages The perfect family getaway located on Shuswap Lake waterfront in Scotch Creek. Modern, well appointed two or three bedroom cottages, all with full kitchens. Enjoy wonderful views of Shuswap Lake, the mountains and our park like grounds right from your own covered deck. Boat, kayak, canoe, water toy rentals available at the resort. Other activities and amenities nearby for an easy, unforgettable vacation. High Season: $2200 - 4200 per week | Low Season: $1000 - 2000 per week

4044 Express Point Road, Scotch Creek, BC V0E 1M5 250.955.0080 @ShuswapCottages

Bieri’s Paradise - CABINS & COTTAGES CABIN & GUESTHOUSE - Self-contained, 5 minutes from town, lakes, organic hobbyfarm, animals, hiking trails. Families and pets welcome. High Season: $110 - 120 | Low Season: $80 - 100 2630 Samuelson Road, Sicamous, BC | 250.836.4396 Bieris_Paradise@hotmail.com BierisParadise.com

Come, STAY! ( and put your feet up. )

Tin Poppy Retreat Tin Poppy Retreat in the Larch Hills is 25 minutes from Salmon Arm. Three unique and beautiful vacation rentals. High Season: $185 - 250 | Low Season: $105 - 195 168 Larch Hills 250.804.3314 TinPoppyRetreat.com /TinPoppyRetreat

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

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

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HEAR THE LEGEND. Feel the Spirit.

PLAY. STAY. SPA. RELAX. Experience traditional First Nations cultural hospitality, golf a championship course, enjoy our unique local cuisine, unwind in the spa, and stay at an unforgettable lakeside resort.

1.800.663.4303

q u a a ou t lo d g e .co m 1663 Little Shuswap Lake Road, Chase, BC

45 MIN. EAST OF KAMLOOPS • 30 MIN. WEST OF SALMON ARM OFF HWY. 1


BRAIDEN SCHMIDT

JULIE HAWTON

KEVIN KLAUER

HOUSEBOAT VACATIONS GOOD FRIENDS. LEGENDARY SERVICE. LUXURIOUS HOUSEBOATS.

Enjoy direct access to Shuswap Lake from our new full service marina!

PHOTO: TRACY COCKS, RED DEER, AB

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The Shuswap is home to great lakes, warm water, sandy beaches, incredible houseboating, golf, skiing, music festivals, farmers’ markets, win...

2019 Vacation and Travel Planner  

The Shuswap is home to great lakes, warm water, sandy beaches, incredible houseboating, golf, skiing, music festivals, farmers’ markets, win...