Shuswap - North Okanagan Cycle Guide

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alternate Road Bike Routes



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Kamloops & Vancouver

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Birding Hot Spot TURTLE VALLEY Wilson’s Snipe, CommonLoon, Marsh Wrens, Red-winged Blackbirds

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Rd Stop at one of our Visitor Centres to pick-up maps and guides, get in-person advice, or stop by the Shuswap Tourism website at to peruse these guides online and download them for future reference.


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Chase_________________________________________________250.679.8432 Enderby_______________________________________________ 250.838.6727 Salmon Arm___________________________________________250.803.4019 Sicamous______________________________________________ 250.836.3313

The Cycle Touring Guide was developed through the collaboration of Shuswap Tourism and local cycling enthusiasts. Special thank you to George Zorn for his contribution. If you have comments or suggestions for improvement of this guide, call 1-888-248-2773 (toll free within BC) or email:

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Use at your own risk. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District assumes no responsibility for the safety of any persons, animals or equipment when using the routes as listed in this guide.

The Shuswap is located on the traditional unceded territory of the Secwepemc Peoples.

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Gardom Lake Rd

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Mountain View Rd 7.9 km Heighton Rd

LEGEND Hospital


Medical Clinic

Swimming Area

Visitor Info Centre


Info Kiosk

NORDIC SKI & SNOWSHOE TRAIL GUIDE An introduction to over 160 kms of tracked and untracked nordic trails and snowshoe opportunities.

Visitor Info Centres

Skookum Cycle, Salmon Arm__________________________866.903.2453 Sport Chek, Salmon Arm______________________________ 250.833.1082 Sunnybrae Cycles, Tappen-Sunnybrae___________________306.741.5601 Sunflower Bicycle Repair, Chase_______________________ 778.220.6709

13.1 km

SHUSWAP TRAIL GUIDE Hike, bike, ski, snowshoe or saddle up your trusty steed to roam our amazing trail network.

RCMP Police / Search and Rescue_________________________________ 911 RCMP Chase__________________________________________250.679.3221 RCMP Salmon Arm__________________________________ 250.832.6044 Ministry of Highways________________________________ 1.800.665.8001

Bike Shops / Repair

Kamloops & Vancouver



Share the road. Ride single file on group rides; use hand signals Wear bright colour clothing Watch for pot holes and loose gravel Carry one or two full water bottles


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Not quite ready for your Shuswap adventure to end? Neither are we!


Schoolhouse Rd


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Vernon & Kelowna

23.6 km

Rosemond Lake Rd

south canoe

GARDOM LAKE Baled Eagles, Common Loons, Painted Turtles, Red-necked Grebes.

13.9 km


Balmoral - White Lake


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Feature Bike Route


Alternate Bike Route

Golf Course Grocery Store Hiking Area

West on Little Shuswap Lake Rd. to end of pavement. Quaaout Resort, Talking Rock Golf Course, dry pine forest. Watch for beach access on Little Shuswap Lake. NO SIGNIFICANT CLIMBS.

O&B 50km

Hybrid bikes. Pavement end at 6.7km then packed gravel. Watch for Skimikin Forest Tree Nursery and Seed Orchard, Skimikin, Fleming, Phillips, and Chum Lakes, turtle crossing and valley ranches. ONE AVG. 6.4% HILL FOR 1.3KM.

O&B 27.6km

Hybrid/road bikes. North on Tappen Valley Rd. past Carlin Rd. at 5km to start of packed gravel at 6.7km on Tappen Notch Hill Rd. 4km of gravel to Notch Hill Rd. junction. Right turn to Balmoral. Avoid Hwy. via White Creek Frontage Rd. 3.7km to Carlin Rd. Up Carlin Rd. 1.2km and left on Tappen Notch Hill Rd. left at 20.9km, right at 24.2km on Tappen Valley Rd. to parking. Farm, valley and lake views. TWO AVG. 6% HILLS FOR 1.5KM.

O&B 33km

From parking, cycle east on White Lake and Broderick Frontage roads. Follow Trans Canada Hwy. thru three tunnels. Turn north on White Lake Rd., 4.3km to White Lake Bench. Back to Balmoral, 20km via tunnel to parking. Follow-up with a 13km O&B tour to Notch Hill Community Hall and picnic shelter. AVG. 3% CLIMB TO WHITE LAKE FOR 4.3KM.

LOOP with Shuttle drop-off on Hwy. 1, P shuttle 9 2.1km west of Chase Petro 94km Canada station at Shuswap Chase Creek Rd A3 O&B 8km


LOOP 84km

Head east on Hwy. 1 from Salmon Arm to Sicamous. Turn right after the bridge on Gill, left on Finlayson past grocery store. Right on Paradise Ave. merge onto Hwy. 97A south to Grindrod. At 55km turn right onto Riverside Rd. for 5km along Shuswap River; back onto Hwy. 97A across Grindrod bridge; right at 63.7km on Grandview Bench Rd. Climb 4.8km to hill top then down to Hwy. 97B. Turn right back to Salmon Arm. ONE AVG. 5% CLIMB FOR 2.2KM and ONE AVG. 6.6% CLIMB FOR 4.8KM.

10. Salmon Arm Salmon Valley Glenemma P Blackburn Park 18 C4

O&B 35km 64km

SALMON VALLEY: From Salmon Arm follow Foothill Rd. southwest to Salmon River Rd. and out to Silver Creek Store (turn around). See route details (over) for Salmon Arm - Yankee Flats Feature Route. Map and elevation profile at GLENEMMA: As above but cycle further south to Glenemma junction along the Salmon River and return. Farms, ranches, winery. NO SIGNIFICANT CLIMBS.

11. Around Mount Ida: Salmon Valley-Deep Creek P Blackburn Park 18 C4

LOOP 74km

Same as Route #10 to Glenemma then left/east on Heywood Salmon Valley - Deep Creek A rmstrong Rd. 10.3km to left/north turn at Salmon River/Knob Hill Rd. junction. Pass Hullcar Hall and continue north on Deep Creek Rd. past School House Rd. to Hwy. 97B. Left back to Salmon Arm. Watch for Deep Creek Tool Museum. ONE 7% HILL FOR 800M SOUTHBOUND.

12. Shuswap River - Mara Rosemond Lake P Junction of Riverside Rd 12 and Hwy. 97A. E4

O&B 17km

Around Larch Hills

Gravel Road Proposed Rail Trail Creek

Micro Brewery, Cidery or Distillery

View Point

Paddling Area Picnic Site


Avoid Hwy 1/ Hwy 97A in summer tourist season or ride early morning.


Hill Climb

3 - 4% Grade 4 - 5% Grade 5% + Grade



rom Sicamous drive across the Hwy. 1 bridge west of town. F Turn left/south on Old Spallumcheen Rd. Park at Mara Hills Golf Course. Cycle north to Hwy. 1 and back to golf course. NO SIGNIFICANT CLIMBS.

Follow Riverside Rd. to bridge at Mara to Rosemond Lake Rd. Rosemond Lake and north to the end. Add a side trip to end of Riverside Rd. past church (junctions with Hwy 97A). Farms, Shuswap River bridge, historic church, wildlife along river and lake. NO SIGNIFICANT CLIMBS.

O&B 13. Deep Creek P 90m south of Mallory Rd / 29.4km 14 Deep Creek Rd junction. D5

South on Deep Creek Rd. 4.1km to School House Rd.; 14.7km to Deep Creek Hall, farms and forest views. Rough pavement sections mixed with good sections. Turn back at Hullcar Hall at south end. NO SIGNIFICANT CLIMBS.

LOOP 14. Grindrod Flats 13km Old Sicamous Rd P Grindrod Community Park 15 D5

From the park, ride Hwy. 97 for 1.1km west, right onto Grandview Bench Rd. for 440M, right onto Old Sicamous Rd. and follow past Carlin Orchards, Dangle and Pollock Roads. Right on Meadowview, left on Riverbend to the end of the road near the Shuswap River. Back via Grindrod Westside Rd. NO SIGNIFICANT CLIMBS.

LOOP 15. Gardom Lake 18km Enderby Cliffs View P 90m south of Mallory Rd / 14 Deep Creek Rd junction. D5

Left on Mallory Rd., 3.5km left on Musgrave Rd., north/right on Enderby Cliffs View Park Rd. North to Gardom Lake Rd. 250m. Right on Gardom Lake Rd. to Crossman, up Saltwell and Glenmary roads to view area. Back via Gardom Lake and Mallory Roads. ONE 6.7% CLIMB FOR 1.5KM.

16. Grandview Bench Shuswap River - Deep Creek P Junction of Hwy.97B and 13 Grandview Bench Rd. D5

LOOP 47km

Cycle 5km up and across Grandview Bench and descend 5km to Grindrod / Hwy. 97A. Left for 1.5km across the bridge. Right onto Enderby-Grindrod Rd., 9km south to bridge into Enderby. South on Vernon St. to right on Fortune Rd. 100m to Hwy. 97A. Left/ south 300m to right on Canyon Rd up 7.5km to Hullcar Hall via Hullcar Rd (right turn). Follow Deep Creek Rd. and Hwy. 97B back. AVG. 5.7% CLIMB ON EGLI’S MILL HILL FOR 700M and AVG. 4.5% CLIMB ON CANYON RD HILL FOR 3KM.

17. Enderby - Shuswap River - Mabel Lake

O&B 18km 70km

From parking 9km to Ashton Creek Store, Mabel Lake at 35km. Ride past Isobel Falls, Kingfisher Hall, Shuswap River access at Cook Creek for swimming. Campsites. Rivermouth Marina Store on the lake. Follows Enderby-Mabel Lake Rd. AVG. 6.3% CLIMB EAST BOUND FOR 700M. AVG. 8.8% CLIMB WESTBOUND FOR 800M.


Paved Road

AVG. 6.5% CLIMB FOR 3.8KM through grasslands leading to Chase Creek - Turtle Valley ranches. 21km south (pavement ends for 6.4km). Pillar Lake, Joyce Lake and Estekwalan Mountain views. Falkland at 43km. Head east on Hwy. 97 for 17km to Salmon Valley Rd. Turn left at the junction and head north 34km to Salmon Arm. (Silver Creek Store at 77.5km).

8. Old Spall. Rd - Mara Lake P Mara Hills 11 Golf Course E3





Parking Area

Boat Launch

Farm Market

Vernon & Kelowna

O&B 13km

Around Fly Hills

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Tappen Valley Notch Hill P Recline Ridge Winery 7 c3

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ROSEMOND LAKE Sandhill Cranes, Wilson’s Snipe, Spotted Sandpipers

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4. Skimikin Lake Turtle Valley P Recline Ridge Winery 7 c3


Herald Prov. Park

Birding Hot Spot

Revelstoke & Calgary


sunnybrae 17.7 km

Squilax - Little Shuswap Lake P Skwlax Service Station 3 B2





Salmon Arm

6.4 km Gravel is packed and smooth enough for safe road biking.



North on Squilax-Anglemont Rd. 2.8km, left on Holding Rd. following Adams River/Lake. Historic Flume Trail. Store at south end of lake. Return at Industrial Site sign at 13km. NO SIGNIFICANT CLIMBS.


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MARGARET FALLS American Dipper along the creek; Winter Wrens nesting in the moss.

Broderick Creek Frontage Rd


O&B 2. Squilax - Adams Lake 26km P Skwlax Service Station 3 B2

13.3 km



From parking, ride 2km east on Squilax-Anglemont Rd. Left up Beguelin Rd. past Celista Estate Winery. LOOP 1: Left on Line 17 Rd. (packed gravel; short paved section back down to Celista), 10.5km. LOOP 2: Right on Line 17 Rd. (paved; sections of packed gravel) to Magna Bay Wharf Rd. /Community Park; west and back along Squilax-Anglemont Rd. to Celista School, 10.5km. TWO AVG. 8% BEGUELIN ROAD CLIMBS FOR 3KM.



Birding Hot Spot



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SICAMOUS WATERFRONT PARK Located within walking distance of the Sicamous Visitor Info. Centre.


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5.5 km

YARD CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK Located 15 km east of Sicamous on Hwy. 1.

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blind bay

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Country Taylor Rd D avies Rd Woods Rd

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Revelstoke, Golden & Calgary

EAGLE RIVER NATURE PARK Located 13 km east of Sicamous on Hwy. 1

Back Enderby Rd



MALAKWA SUSPENSION BRIDGE Located 17 km east of Sicamous on Hwy. 1

Enderby-Grindrod Rd


30 Ave NE



Rd Blind Bay 7.8 km

Shannon Beach Park


LOOP 1. Celista Bench Loops 21km P Celista School 2 C1 Two loops. Great views.



White Lake Prov. Park

Knob Hill Rd


Tsútswecw Prov. Park

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chute lake Rd Skimikin 7.5 km

eagle bay

wild rose bay

Whit eL ake Rd


SHUSWAP LAKE Eagle Bay Rd 27 km



Squilax-Anglemont Rd

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Tappen Notch Hill

Shuswap - North Okanagan

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TSÚTSWECW PROVINCIAL PARK Bald Eagles, Kinglet, Pileated and Downy Woodpeckers.

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Birding Hot Spot

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st. ives anglemont 6.4 km

magna bay 8.2 km

distance /difficulty


P 16 Enderby Visitor Centre D5

O&B 18. Grindrod - Spallumcheen 59km Grindrod Community Park P 15 D5

South on Enderby-Grindrod Rd. to Enderby. South on Vernon St., left on Back Enderby Rd. Left on Mountain View Rd. left on Heighton Rd.; right on McLeod Rd. to Hwy. 97A. 1.4km on hwy. Right on Lansdowne Rd. up to Canyon Rd., back to Enderby. Return to Grindrod on Enderby-Grindrod Rd. AVG. 5.3% CLIMB FOR 2.3KM.

white lake to notch hill

MODERATE 600M 6.7% CLIMB AND 4.3K 3% CLIMB. Lake country, farms, valley views, café, Blind Bay and Sorrento amenities, Notch Hill historic sites, railway tunnel, overpass and grade reduction loop.

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PARKING Carlin Elem. School or at CSRD Parking Lot at Blind Bay Beach.


MODERATE to CHALLENGING WITH ONE 5% HILL for 6.5KM SOUTHBOUND. Salmon River, farms, valley views from Yankee Flats Bench, winery and store.

64KM LOOP ROUTE DETAILS Cycle via 5th St, SW, 10th Ave, SW and 10th St, SW along Foothills Rd west (via 50th Ave, SW, 70th St, SW and 80th St SW) to Salmon River Road. On both sides of the Salmon Valley, the 1998 Silver Creek Fire destroyed thousands of hectares of mature forest. A portion of the area was salvage logged and planted between 1998 and 2001. The 1972 Eden Fire at the north end of the Fly Hills is also evident along with recent Mountain Pine Beetle impacts (red and gray trees) on the 30+ year old pine plantations.

42KM OUT&BACK ROUTE DETAILS Enjoy the views of White Lake Valley and Mt Ida as you approach Balmoral Store. After a breezy 2 km downhill ride on Balmoral Rd turn left on Blind Bay Rd. At Hwy 1 turn right and cycle 1 km to Sorrento. Just past the shopping centre turn left on Notch Hill Rd. A short steep climb followed by a gradual climb at 3% leads to the bench

at Notch Hill. Enjoy the shade trees and picnic table in front of the School House. View the display about the former route of the Trans Canada Highway as it travelled through Notch Hill (located in the School House). Notch Hill, once a bustling CPR centre, had one of the major railway grades (1.6%) on the B.C. line. Between Notch Hill and Balmoral there’s a rail grade


reduction loop (now 1% grade and 3.2km longer). Use tunnel and White Lake Frontage Rd at Balmoral (south side of Hwy.) to return to Carlin School. Three road tunnels pass under Hwy 1. After the second tunnel follow Broderick Creek Frontage Rd a

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EASY Herald Prov. Park, Margaret Falls, Shuswap Lake views, beaches, Canoe Point farms.

short distance, then through the third tunnel. There’s a gradual 500m climb to Carlin School parking lot.

PARKING Tappen Co-op Gas Station on Hwy. 1, 10 - 15 minute drive west of Salmon Arm.

Mt Ida is eroded Eocene volcanic rock. Notice the basalt cliffs above the road south of Branchflower Rd. The Salmon River, which this route follows, flows north from the Douglas

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PARKING Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm.

KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF CHALLENGING. This route follows four valleys around Mount Ida. For detailed start/finish visit

From Blackburn Park this route follows the Salmon Arm - Yankee Flats Route #17 to Glenemma. Turn east on the Heywood Armstrong Rd. – Salmon River Rd. Stop at the 80 acre Caravan Farm Theatre, one of Canada’s premiere professional outdoor theatre companies. Turn left on Knob Hill Rd and cycle 2.9km north over rolling hills past the Armstrong Asparagus Farm to right on Schubert Rd, left on Highland Park Rd and straight to Sleepy Hollow Rd. From the bridge crossing climb the next 5km. Continue north to the top of the hill on Lansdowne Rd across the flats to Canyon Rd. past Hullcar Rd (left). Canyon Rd. drops to Enderby. Find local information at the Visitor Centre near the Shuswap River Bridge. The route continues on the east side of the river to Grindrod on the Enderby – Grindrod Rd below the Enderby Cliffs. Cross the Shuswap River bridge and follow Hwy. 97 for 1.5km west to Grandview Bench Rd (right). The 5km @ 6% climb on this route is up a switch back hill which summits just past Edgar Rd. From the top of the hill the route descends to Hwy 97 south of Salmon Arm. Turn right on Hwy 97. Ride north 3km to a left turn lane onto Auto Rd and follow Auto Rd 4.8km to the junction of 20 Ave and 30 St SE. Left on 20 Ave and descend 2.6km via right turn on 5 St SE and a left turn on 5 Ave SE to Blackburn Park (approximately 3.5km from the top of the hill).

Beyond the Silver Creek Store turn right on Yankee Flats Rd and begin the 4.5km climb to Yankee Flats. The first 1km rises at 7% followed by 3.5km at an average 4% through Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine forest. Hill climbers are rewarded with a very sweet ride across the Flats to the 1km, 7% descent to Glenemma. The return ride to Salmon Arm is a fun twisting, rolling road passing through rich valley- bottom farmland with great views along the river and the long straight sections north of Silver Creek.

MODERATE - TWO 5% HILLS for 3.3KM. Adams River Trails, Tsútswecw Prov. Park, Scotch Creek Prov. Park, public access beaches, winery, Celista, Magna Bay, Anglemont and St. Ives. Watch for summer traffic (mid June to end of August) and one-way bridge over Scotch Creek. Paved shoulders are narrow and infrequent so be very cautious.

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PARKING Tsútswecw Provincial Park or Celista Estate Winery.


36KM OUT&BACK ROUTE DETAILS 300m west along the paved shoulder on Hwy 1 turn right on the Sunnybrae – Canoe Point Rd. Stop for a swim and enjoy the view at Sunnybrae Regional Park. The route

follows the north side of Shuswap Lake for 21.6 km to Canoe Point. Cycling further east you will see that this is a popular area for summer visitors and cabin owners. Towering above the road, the cliffs of Bastion Mtn are visible for most of the 11.5 km ride out to Herald

BLIND BAY to WILD ROSE BAY EASY to MODERATE Beaches, corner stores, waterfront dining patios, lake views and short hikes.

Prov. Park from the highway. The park provides a day use area, a sunny beach, campground and self-guided walking trails. Margaret Falls Trail follows a creek through a beautiful old growth forest. It’s a cool walk on a hot summer day. The road is less travelled beyond the park. Pavement changes to gravel road at 17.7 km from Hwy 1. Views of Shuswap Lake

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improve as the road gains elevation (1.3km, 6.4% hill climb) to the bluff, the turn around point on a road bike. Beyond this point, if you are riding a hybrid bike, the route descends gradually to Canoe Point farms and fields on gravel road. Viewpoint and turn around at 21.6km from Hwy 1. Watch for summer traffic.

PARKING CSRD Parking Lot at Blind Bay Beach.

MODERATE - ONE 6%, 150M GRADE HILL ORCHARD AND LAKE VIEWS. Follow this route through quiet Salmon Arm back roads.

84KM OUT&BACK ROUTE DETAILS Park at Tsútswecw Provincial Park. Watch for Eagles and Osprey and Sockeye Salmon as you walk the park trails. The next peak spawning is fall 2022 but salmon return every fall. Cycling east, Shuswap Lake comes into

full view. Much of this cycling route follows the shoreline of the lake. Bring a bathing suit and towel. Enjoy a swim along the way at the mouth of Scotch Creek (5.4km), Scotch Creek Prov. Park (12.8km) or at the mouth of Ross Creek (30.1km). There are several communities along the route, some offering services

EAGLE RIVER VALLEY EASY. Sicamous to Cambie. Farms and forest along the Eagle River.

50KM OUT&BACK ROUTE DETAILS Views of Shuswap Lake, Copper Island and access to several public beaches are the highlights of this route. Park at

the Blind Bay Beach and follow Eagle Bay Rd along the north side of the bay. Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir appear on warm, dry south facing slopes above the road along the bay.

Watch for Rocky Point Road Park about 3.1km from Blind Bay Store. Follow the road 600m to the public beach. Beyond Reedman Point, the route heads east following the shoreline to Eagle Bay. Watch for Eagle Bay Store on the right. Enjoy a

The Shuswap is located on the traditional unceded territory of the Secwepemc Peoples.

swim at Shannon Beach Park, approximately 19km from the Blind Bay Store about 2.4km past the Ivy Rd junction. Watch for the park sign on the left. This 18 hectare park with over 400m of beach and shoreline is managed by the CSRD. The park has a vault toilet, picnic tables and a swim raft. The route continues along the Eagle Bay Rd to the end of the pavement at Wild Rose Bay. Extend your ride 15.6km on an out and back route to the town of Sorrento. (7.8km one-way).

26KM OUT&BACK ROUTE DETAILS The Sicamous-Solsqua Rd is 200m east of the Hwy 1 – Hwy 97A junction on the north side of Hwy 1. Within 200m the road crosses the Eagle River Bridge and heads north towards the base of the mountain and the CPR railway line completed in 1886. The Trans Canada Hwy section on the south side of the river was first built by Japanese who were interned at the Yard Creek camp during World War II.

The river delta here was once a rich farming region. Summer train passengers knew when they were in the valley by the smell of celery. Turn right and follow the road past the large open areas. The road skirts the flood plain and oxbows of the Eagle River heading upstream to a left turn on Cambie-Solsqua Rd.

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PARKING Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm or Grindrod Community Park.


Lake plateau grasslands, through Westwold and Falkland before turning north to Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake.

north shuswap to st. ives

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including: Scotch Creek (11.2km), Celista (20.5km), Magna Bay (30km), Anglemont (35km) and St. Ives (41km). Northeast of Scotch Creek the road climbs at 5% grade to a high point of 450m elevation offering views of the lake, Copper Island, Reedman Point and Blind Bay. About 1km past Celista School is the North Shuswap Community Hall built in 1934 by local pioneers. Across the highway from the hall is the original pioneer cemetery,

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still in use. The North Shuswap Historical Society has signs along the route marking many pioneer homes, including some built with logs. Historical brochures, with information to go with signs, can be obtained at Sunnyside Super Mart in Celista. Continue along the lake side highway past Magna Bay and Ross Creek to Anglemont, St. Ives and pavement’s end at about 42km. Enjoy the beaches and views along the route.

PARKING The Dog Park just over the bridge on Sicamous-Solsqua Rd.

Enjoy the quiet ride past farms and valley bottom forest to the turn around at the second Eagle River Bridge crossing near Hwy 1. Head back to Sicamous the same way. Watch for Cambie Community Hall built in 1914 and summer theatre productions. Enjoy a locally made ice cream or gelato after your ride.

20KM LOOP ROUTE DETAILS Head south 550M on 30 St SE then left on 10 Ave SE heading east across Hwy 97 (2.45km). Enjoy the quiet back roads through agriculture and hobby farms. The renowned South Shuswap Trails known for hiking and mountain biking are located at the end of 10 Ave SE. Travel north 2.42km before turning left on 60 St SE for 2.45km. At 10 Ave NE turn left and cross Hwy 97B following the road up a slight incline that parallels Hwy 1, turning right o n 30 St NE at the top of the hill. Crossing Hwy 1 you’ll find Northyard Cider Co. on the right side of the road, or Askew’s Foods located approximately 250m off 30th Street NE on the left. Head north for 2.42km, enjoy incredible views of Shuswap Lake and the orchards along 30th St. The steepest grade is a 6%, 150meter grade hill (north of the Okanagan Ave. – 30 St. SE/NE junction) Take a right at 50 Ave NE, left on 35 St NE, left on 60 Ave NE, 1.67km west to a sharp left on to Lakeshore Rd and down hill. Follow Lakeshore Rd 3.43km south above the bay; be mindful of traffic, there are no shoulders along this road. Take a left on 20 Ave NE and the first right on 20 St NE riding 740m south to 4-way stop. Take a left on 11 Ave NE, and a quick right through the pedestrian tunnel taking you under Hwy 1. On the other side, head east 70m (by Toyota) on 11 Ave NE, take a right on 28 Ave NE, left on 24 Ave NE past the Recreation Centre back to 30 St SE, then a right back to the Field House.


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PARKING Little Mountain Field House