Sicamous Visitor Experience Guide - 2023

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5 4 contents 250-517-7641 District of Sicamous Development Corporation | Explore Sicamous Tourism #2 – 217 Finlayson St PO Box 40, Sicamous BC. V0E 2V0 Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 2pm Printed in Canada Created by All Rights Reserved ©2023 itineraries Summer.............................53 Winter................................54 Spring/Fall......................55 maps Sicamous Town............32 Lakes & Trails.................34 explore Welcome to Sicamous................6 History of Sicamous....................8 Visitor guide....................................9 Communities in Bloom..............10 Heritage Trail..................................11 Museum.............................................11 adventure Boating..................................................14 Watersports........................................15 Biking......................................................18 Hiking......................................................19 Camping................................................20 Golf...........................................................21 Fishing....................................................22 Birdwatching......................................23 GeoTour.................................................25 ATV...........................................................26 Flying.......................................................27 Climbing.................................................27 Sledding.................................................28 Snowshoes............................................29 Annual Events ....................42 Weekly Markets .................45 Living Life on the Lake....46 Family fun ...........................48 Itineraries ............................53 Where to stay....................56 Getting here.......................59 Phone numbers .................59 Business directory............60 discover

sicamous explore

Where the energy of nature, sparks the energy of the people. No matter where you sit on the energy dial. Where birdwatching recharges some, wakeboarding refuels others. All ultimately inspired, rejuvenated and enthused. Because in Sicamous... We believe in a life lived with spark.

welcome to sicamous!

The meeting place of the best BC has to offer. Cool waters and bright sun, river banks and lake shores, waterfalls and forest groves, hospitality and comfort, adventure and relaxation.

Sicamous, where Mara Lake meets Shuswap Lake, is also conveniently located where the Trans Canada Highway meets Highway 97A making it easily accessible from the Okanagan, the Lower Mainland, the Cariboo and Alberta.

We’re also where the valley meets the mountains. With access to Queest, Owlhead, Blue Lake and Eagle Pass mountains nearby, come winter, we’re the gateway to some of the best sledding in Western Canada.

Affectionately known as The Houseboat Capital of Canada, Sicamous is indeed a boater’s paradise but that’s really only part of the story. Meet us here to learn the rest. It’s guaranteed to put a spring in your step and a smile on your face. We look forward to welcoming you.

sek'maws is said to mean the 'waist' or 'in the middle'

The District of Sicamous acknowledges that they are located within the ancestral and unceded territory and area of caretaker responsibility of Splatsin, the most southern community of the Secwepemc Nation

The Sicamous area was a primary village site of the Splatsin People and was named Sek’maws, which translates to “the waist”. It was used as a trading hub with neighbouring communities and nations and later, a fur trading business was set up at the Eagle Pass Landing.

Splatsin was known to be peaceful but fierce in times of war, in order to defend the most southern boundary of Secwépemculecw

Learn more at

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to the land & the people
sicamous is a way of life
weytk, ell tscwmintlmen ne secwépemculecw.
hello, and welcome to the land of the secwépemc.

our history

sicamous visitor centre sek'maws

Sek’maws, on the unceded territory of the Secwépemc Nation has, since time immemorial, been ancestral lands for seasonal fishing and gathering located in close proximity to higher hunting grounds.

settlers, steamers & the shuswap

Settlers came to the area with the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway as did many a prospector when gold was discovered on the Columbia River.

It was then that Sek'maws, meaning "waist" or "narrowing" became known as Sicamous by the settlers.

Access to the lake made Sicamous a natural port for shipping goods and passengers by paddlewheel steamers to other communities. The CPR built the Sicamous Hotel on the shores of Shuswap Lake reminiscent of the iconic Banff Springs. It was demolished in the mid-sixties.

At about the same time, the houseboat industry started taking shape. The first versions were best for calm quiet lakes like Mara but evolved to the point where crafts were built to withstand the much bigger and slightly more temperamental, Shuswap Lake. Now the industry has a foothold and has built not only locally but for other lake communities across North America even diversifying into workforce camp construction.

The community continues to thrive and evolve. The once upon a time sleepy off season is now a thing of the past as the community welcomes sledders from across western North America in the late fall, winter and early spring.

The Sicamous & District Visitor Centre welcomes guests from across Canada and the world, highlighting all that the Shuswap has to offer. We are a four-season destination located on the shores of both Mara and Shuswap Lakes, surrounded by four sledding areas—Queest, Owlhead, Blue Lake and Eagle Pass—offering visitors the unique opportunity to snowmobile, golf and boat all in the same day!

The Info on the Go Team is made of local youth who act as community ambassadors and information sources for places to stay, things to do, and where to find a bathroom.

You'll find them biking around town, in the Visitor Centre, or at the Beach Park in the concession booth.

While Sicamous has earned the title of Houseboat Capital of Canada, it also offers many more activities and events throughout the year, providing an unforgettable experience for everyone, from high octane thrills to laidback leisure. Sicamous continues to go full throttle even in the winter and was voted 2017 SledTown ShowDown Champion of Western Canada, was nominated again in 2018 and continues to vie for the title every year.

At the Visitor Centre you will find maps, brochures, a gift shop, Printing & scanning services, and specialty maps for purchase. Make it your first stop in town for all you need to know during your stay.


Sicamous Visitor Centre 446 Main Street PO Box 346

Sicamous, B.C. V0E 2V0


Labour Day to July 1st

Mon-Fri: 8:30-4:30

Sat & Sun: Closed

July 1st to August 30th

Mon-Fri: 8:30-4:30

Sat: 11-4. Sun: Closed

Sicamous Beach Park

July 1st to August 30th

Everyday: 11-4

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Visit Sicamous & District Museum & Historical Society
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communities in bloom

growing our community one garden at a time

Our motto is “Live More”. We take a unique approach to our gardens, merging landscapes and art into active spaces where we can work, play, or just relax.

The lakes, mountains, forests, and streams of Sicamous serve as a spectacular backdrop for our lovely gardens and public spaces.

Local volunteers have taken an active role in making our downtown public spaces bloom, alongside Sicamous businesses who support and contribute to our aesthetic efforts. We've partnered with the Local Arts Council to include displays throughout our garden projects.

Sicamous is a 5 Bloom award winning community & winner of 2022 BC Year of the Garden Award!

recognizing our rich history

Our gardens also recognize our houseboating and railway history, helping to beautify local landmarks. Keep a look out for blooming sites at the Legion Cenotaph and grounds, the historic Red Barn the Sicamous Beach Park , and the Main Street Landing.

Through our public gardens and art installations, we pay tribute to our Indigenous neighbours and our Military Veterans. Visitors and residents alike, will find opportunities for reflection in our Japanese and Ukrainian Internment Camp memorial gardens

tour the gardens

Sicamous Legion Cenotaph - 322 Main St

The Red Barn - 1226 Riverside Ave

Sicamous Beach Park - Silver Sands Rd

Main Street Landing - Main St

hidden gems

Created in 2019, the Sicamous Heritage Trail brings to life the rich history of Sicamous & the people that lived here, making the town what it is today.

Take in the sights at your own pace and learn a little along the way. There are plenty of stops to grab a snack, meet some locals and stumble across some hidden gems! For more information on the trail and a map or brochure, please stop by the museum or visitor centre for a copy.

follow the heritage trail adventure into the past

The Sicamous & District Museum & Historical Society is a non-profit organization that strives to protect, preserve & promote our local heritage.

all the stops

The Boat Launch marks the beginning of the trail at the end of Main Street.

Take a leisurely stroll & discover all six stops along the way:

Boat Launch

The Red Barn

The S.S. Andover

St. Peter's Anglican Church

Frank Kappel

Eagle River School

visiting the museum

The Sicamous & District Museum & Historical Society. The Civic Building 446 Main Street Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0

(250) 836 5260

Open: Monday-Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

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12 sicamous adventure maps 13 you'll find explore in a winter wonderland...29 sicamous geotour...25 hike the alpine & discover hidden waterfalls...19 sicamous town & parking map ...32 lakes, rivers & trails map ...34 winter weekends ...30 Explore trails for all levels ENJOY YEAR ROUND ACTIVITES THANKS TO OUR INLAND CLIMATE


See page 34 for lake map rentals & boat launches!


boaters paradise

Whether it's leisurely cruising or a high-octane rip around the lake, we've got you covered.

With an array of marinas surrounding Sicamous, you'll find everthing you need to experience this boaters paradise. Rent for the day, weekend or enjoy a week-long soujourn, just don't forget your captains hat!

Of course, the marine Grand Daddy of the lake has to be the houseboat. Decked out with everything from BBQs to waterslides, these floating holiday homes are sure to make your getaway a memorable one.


choices galore. rent or launch your own

From houseboats, doubledecker pontoons & speedboats, to fishing boats, sailing vessles, canoes & kayaks, our lakes are the perfect destination to take to the water. See rentals pg 34

Check out for details on boating safety, education & launch locations.

If you can dream it, chances are, our lakes have it. Get the adrenaline pumping with a wake boarding session, tubing or jet skiing.

If it's the perfect day for a paddle, canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards fit the bill. A good ole' swim is usually on the cards too. Enjoy an icy dip in early spring, or water temps in the twenties in during summer months.

SUP on the calm waters of Mara Lake , even in winter

Scan the QR code for the best paddle trails, river classification, ettiquette and safety information. Visit

Test your balance with wake boarding

it's no wonder sicamous is canada's houseboat capital
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make a splash

boat launches & public docks

See page 34 for lake map & boat launches!

docks & launches

Finlayson Street Boat Launch & Docks 110 Finlayson St

Kappel Street Boat Launch West End of Kappel St

Legacy Pier 326 Mara Lake Lane

Main Street Landing Dock West End of Main St

Martin Street Boat Launch West End of Martin St

Mervyn Road Boat Launch North End of Mervyn Rd

Old Town Bay Boat Launch & Docks West End of Old Town Road

Weddup Street Boat Launch West End of Weddup St

sicamous has a number of public boat launches

There are plenty of spots to put in for your non-motorized mode of transportation; canoes, paddle boards, kayaks and, yes, unicorn floaties!

enjoy readily available boat launches on shuswap lake

The majority of the boat launches are free and available from May to September depending on water levels. Remember, Shuswap Lake levels rise and fall up to 6 metres year. Regular protocols are in place. We share the lake respectfully and obey boating convention. It’s all of ours and together we make it better.

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wild ride

With over 470 km (290 mi) of mountain bike trails and crosscountry tracks, you can really go the distance around here.

No matter your style, there's flowy downhill trails, big berms, old school, enduro, bike park features, loops, lines, descents, and breathtaking views. Visit

trail running & hikes


top five rides

Sicamous Lookout

Larch Hills Traverse

Old Sicamous Highway

Riverfront Nature Park

Eagle River Valley

Enjoy epic views of the Sicamous Channel, Shuswap and Mara Lake, or stick to some low elevation rides through lush forest and historic railway routes. The choice is yours, but whichever ride suits your style, you're guaranteed a good time.

around town

Sicamous town center is small enough, and flat enough, to bike just about anywhere. Park the car and get on your bike if you're headed for an afternoon at the beach, a quick game of mini-putt or an impromptu ice cream.

Sicamous boasts an extensive network of trails and pathways, so whether you're looking for lakeside meanders or chasing elevation, you're able to snake your way through the stunning landscapes at a pace and level that suits you best. Visit for local trail listings & information.


easy trails moderate difficult

Looking for a relaxed or family friendly day on the trail? The modest Sicamous Creek Trail, with it's beautiful waterfall, and River Front Nature Park are execellent routes to explore. Shorter in length and low in elevation.

Work up an appetite with a steeper trail but some worthwhile views. Try The Lizard, a short hike at just 1.6km, or the Old Sicamous Highway for lake views, wildlife & waterfalls.

Hyde Mountain Lookout is a hard trail but a stunner. Larch Hills Traverse, home to an Ultra Run is truly an epic, but memorable challenge. Make sure you plan ahead and prepare accordingly.

Ride or fat bike the trails in early winter Visit the link by scanning the QR code to explore our trails.
Sicamous Falls on the Creek Trail Scan the QR code to discover our extensive trail network

Savour the fine art of marshmallow roasting & reminiscing the days events over the camp fire.

camping call

of the wild

From backcountry, riverfront & lakeshore camping to RV parks, you really can have it all.

something special

For something out of the ordinary, ambitious paddlers might think about canoe camping! Situated where the four “arms” of Shuswap Lake meet, Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park is accessible only by boat.

are you ready for a secluded getaway?

Camping in Sicamous means waking up to riverfront views, enjoying breakfast at the foot of the Monashee Mountains, and unwinding to reconnect. Discover the stunning camping spots and beautiful RV sites available on pages 56 to 59.

sleep under stars leave no trace

Let's keep Sicamous beautiful, safe, and clean. Pack out everything you pack in, that means taking your garbage to a disposal and leaving your site clean. We are in bear country, scan the QR code for bear safety tips whilst out camping.

mara hills golf resort

Boat over to the immaculate Mara Hills Golf Resort marina for a round of golf. The wonderful resort team will pick you at the dock and take you straight to the club house.

tee time

Not only does Sicamous boast one of the most scenic courses in BC with Hyde Mountain at Mara Hills Golf Resort , but Eagle River Country Club was voted Best 9 Hole course in the Shuswap. That's a win-win in our book!

If mini-golf is more your speed, be sure to fit in a round at the Frontier Miniature Golf Course centrally located on Finlayson Street. It’s a great way to wind up a perfect day.

Sicamous is an amazing base camp for your adventures, and what better place to set up camp than in one of our beautiful local sites...

Alpiner Holiday Resort

Anchor Riverfront Motel & Campground

Hangin' Loose in Sicamous U Pick & Campground

Sicamous RV & Cabin Resort

Whispering Pines RV & Tent

For listsings, see pages 56-59

The 18 hole course designed by Les Furber offers incredible views of Mara Lake. It also offers golfers the chance to GolfBoard the course on easy to ride electric vehicles. after your round, Enjoy a cold drink on the clubhouse patio with sweeping views of Shuswap Lake.

eagle river golf & country club

The scenic Eagle River Golf and Country Club is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. No wonder it was voted Best 9 hole course in the Shuswap.

Wake up next to the green, with a stay at the on-site RV park. Offering full service and access to the club house, it's a great way to pracitse your swing.

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Eagle River Golf & Country Club Hyde Mountain, Mara Hills Golf Resort
Riverfront views at Hangin' Loose in Sicamous U Pick & Campground

welcome to year round casting

Are you ready for some worldclass fishing? With exceptional boat access and year-round casting, Sicamous does not disappoint even the most seasonsed pros. Check out our top two recommendations...


bird watching

pacific flyway

Both spring & fall are prime times to cast your line in Mara Lake. With a bountiful array including sockeye salmon, lake trout, rainbow trout and dolly varden, your chances of getting a bite here are good.

mara lake eagle river

Enjoy easily accessed fishing spots from the Trans Canada. Eagle River offers great char, rainbow and bull trout fishing in summer and fall. Salmon fishing is prohibited year-round. This is primarily a catch and release system in Region 3, so please release all fish with care and respect the BC regulations.

See the Lake & rivers map on page 34

Sicamous boasts two amazing, family-friendly fishing charters that operate all year round:

Bucktail Adventures Sea Dog Charters

all-season fishing charters get your license

All fishing in BC requires a valid British Columbia freshwater fishing license. Scan the QR code to get your license online, it's fast and easy so you'll be fishing in no time.

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.

Look out for:


Blue Heron

Bald Eagle

Spotted Sandpiper

Western Grebe

Peregrine Falcon

Blue-winged Teal

time in nature

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 the habitat.

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Enjoy some wade fishing in the beautiful Eagle River
Bucktail Adventures Sea Dog Charters The lakes and waterways around Sicamous are great spots to see Osprey fish for their supper.
Scan the QR code to discover our
Sicamous birding trails.
Take a seat on the riverside benches with your binoculars and enjoy Bald Eagles fishing on Eagle River. Find Your Trail

Long a meeting point within Secwépemcúĺecw, Sicamous is a hub to the region’s many trails. Find yours. . .

•Sicamous Greenways

•Alver Holm Riverfront Nature Park

•Eagle Pass Mountain

•Hyde Mountain Lookout

•Larch Hills Traverse

•Mara Mountain (Owlhead) Lookout

•North Fork Wild

•Rubberhead Mountain Bike Trails

•Sicamous Creek Falls

. . .and more at

Report Trail Issues

Download GeoReferenced Maps & View Instructional Videos

Sign Up for Trail Bulletins

geocache tour

top tip a great free way to enjoy the outdoors for all ages join the world's largest treasure hunt with sicamous's awesome geotour

Geocaching is a real-world, free outdoor treasure hunting game for all ages using GPS-enabled devices like your cell phone.

For GeoTour guide, map and cache clues!

it's easy to play: Scan

Download the free GeoCache App onto your device.

Search on the app for 'Explore Sicamous Tour'.

Nagivate to a specific set of GPS coordinates given in the app.

Attempt to find the geocache container hidden at that location and discover what's inside!.

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The Shuswap Trail Alliance acknowledges the collaborative work and support of its community partners representing over 250 regional agencies, stewardship and recreational organizations, Secwepemc, municipal/regional, and provincial government partners, regional businesses, and the hundreds of individuals and volunteers from around the Shuswap who are tirelessly making our communities healthier places to live. Shuswap Trails are within the unceded territory of the Secwépemc Nation.
the QR code to discover our Sicamous GeoTour.
visit the app store on your device to download the Geocache app.

atv in sicamous

hit the trails with the shuswap backcountry riders

flying climbing

off-roading enjoyment

In the spring, summer, and fall, the backcountry of the Shuswap provides many forms of recreation for ATV, quad, side x side and bike users. The Shuswap has an incredible network of roads and trails offering a diverse range of recreational opportunities.

Visit the Sicamous Visitor Center to purchase a local Backroads Map Book that shows all the local trails.

Our local Sicamous club, The Shuswap Backcountry Riders (SBR), promotes outdoor motorized recreation in the Shuswap region and are an all inclusive organization welcoming quad, SxS & two wheel motorized riders who love and respect the backcountry.

The SBR are working on producing trail maps for locals and visitors alike to safely and responsibly enjoy the beauty and nature we are lucky enough to call home. If you are looking for day trip adventure ideas, reach out to the club for information on seasonal trail information and details on which backcountry cabins are open and accessible.

aerial views

Not for the faint of heart, paragliding and hang gliding offers incredible views over Sicamous & the lakes.

Pilots from all over the world have launched from the Sicamous Lookout and taken to the skies. If you've got a wing and the will, the flying here is unforgettable. Make sure you've got your HPAC license.

mara crags

Grab your harness and buckle up for some of the hardest sport climbs in the Shuswap.

Sicamous is home to a small but vibrant climbing scene. Thanks to local enthusiasts who have dedicated their time to route laying, the north face of Mara crags is now a great place to escape the heat in the height of summer.

Scan the QR Code to visit the Shuswap Backcountry Riders website


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Views over Sicamous from the hang glider launch


snowshoeing & winterwalks

our best kept secret

Be sure to pick up your copy of the Sled Sicamous Trail Guide at the Sicamous Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Centre or scan here.

welcome to sled town

Come winter, Sicamous could also be called Sled Town as the four surroundings mountain areas–Owlhead, Queest, Blue Lake and Eagle Pass–offer some of the best alpine sledding in Western Canada.

With both groomed and ungroomed trails to explore, snow-filled bowls, epic powder and breathtaking views, the terrain can be accessed by all skill levels.

What's more, Sicamous businesses have everything it takes to get you geared up, offering a variety of rentals for your mountain adventures. Our friends at can set you up with an annual membership and daily passes.

The season fires up towards the end of November, and for the avid sledder can last up to May long weekend. In shoulder season, you could be sledding in the morning and golfing postlunch. It really is the best of both worlds.



The trailheads to Owlhead and Queest are located in town. Blue Lake and Eagle Pass access is a short 20 minute drive. All four mountains have groomed trails heading to the sledding area. Each area features a cozy cabin to warm up by the fire or enjoy your packed lunch.

Shhh... Winter beach walks are one of the best kept secrets of living on the Shuswap. As the lake rarely freezes, and the water levels are low, it’s a glorious way to spend a healthy part of a bright winter’s day.

Come winter, our popular hiking and cycling trails are perfect for snowshoeing or fat biking. Explore the Old Sicamous Highway Trail or the Eagle River Nature Trails’ old growth Cedar and Hemlock forest along the river.

The Larch Hill Traverse and the Mara Hills hike are epic winter challenges for hikers and cyclists alike. As with all adventure sports, it’s important to know the conditions, pack proper supplies and have a mapped out plan.

rainforests & hotpools

For something a little bit magical, visit the North Fork Wild Conservation Park along the Perry River. An inland rainforest that's home to unique plant life. There you'll find 4 kms of trails ranging from easy to moderate. A beautiful setting for a quiet, nature-inspired snowshoe hike.

Afterwards, head slightly east to the Crazy Creek Resort and their hot pools to indulge in a long, relaxing soak. A perfect ending to a classic winters day in the great outdoors. Head back to Sicamous and warm up by the fire at one of the local pubs.

Winter is the perfect thime to marvel at the icy Kay Falls, a relatively unknown and impressive gem standing at 57 metres tall, just off the Trans Canada Highway.

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Wintry beach walks & paddling in the Shuswap

winter weekends

ski revelstoke & vernon mountain resorts

Sicamous makes a perfect basecamp for the Powder Highway. Both well within a 1.5 hour drive, Revelstoke and Vernon resorts are on right our doorstep.

your next getaway.

sled four incredible mountains in four days

Sicamous is a sledders paradise. Surrounded by accessible mountains, you can hit four over a long weekend and still have time to celebrate.

spend a long weekend based out of sicamous & enjoy 4 adventures in 4 days

nordic ski at the beautiful larch hills

cheer on our team at a sicamous eagles hockey game

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those cross country skis for a whirl at Larch Hills Nordic Ski Club just outside Salmon Arm. The trails are magical.
teams on home turf are always a special
Did you know we're known for
producing world class hockey players?
staying in sicamous is affordable, convenient & a great option to consider when planning

sicamous town map




Riverside Ave


Beach & Boat Launch - Finlayson St | Day use

Truck & Trailer - Silver Sands Rd Day use

Rest Area- Silver Sands Rd | Overnight

Finlayson Centennial Park - Eagle Pass Way | Day use

paid parking

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All In Marina Storage - 1209 Shuswap Ave

Boys With Toys Storage- 1712 Hillier Rd E

Blondies Cafe - 302 Finlayson St

Summit Storage - 625 Trans Canada Hwy

Lakeside Storage - 709 Riverside Ave

Red’s Rentals - 1 Finlayson St

Splash Marina - 810 Riverside Ave

The Sicamous Visitor Centre

446 Main Street, District of Sicamous Municipal Building: Museum & Historical Centre

Sicamous Library ORL Branch

map key Public Parking Paid Parking Daytime Road Parking


Accomodation Public Beach Parks & Playgrounds

See page 56

See above

The District of Sicamous 1 1

Services Trail Public washroom

See page 34

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Swimming area mara lake
Sicamous Channel: Extremely Shallow Rail bridge swings
sicamous channel caution
Watch for the sandbars towards the end of July when water levels drop. No wake zone in effect from outer marker through to the other end of the Sicamous Channel and out to Mara Lake.
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Finlayson St Main St
Finlayson St Storage - 406 Finlayson St

sicamous lakes & trails map

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During the summer months floating gas station, The Sea Store, and floating restaurant, The Shark Shack are available. There is a campground, hiking trails and yearly music festival held on the water.


1. Sicamous Greenways

2. Riverfront Nature Park

3. Larch Hills Traverse

4. Sicamous Creek Falls

5. Old Sicamous Highway

6. Sicamous Lookout

7. Eagle River Nature Park

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8. Cinnemousun Hiking Trails


public beaches

1. Sicamous Beach Park

2. Two Mile Beach

3. Cartier Beach

4. Mara Provincial Park

5. Marble Point Provincial Park

6. Neilson Beach

7. Serenity Beach

8. Shannon Beach

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Reds Rentals and Marina 1 Finlayson St
1210 Young St
Shuswap Waterfront Marina 113 Weddup St
9. Annis Bay Papa's Sicamous Marina Boatworx & Storage 5. Splash Marina 810 Riverside Ave 6. WBL Marine BC 810 Riverside Ave 7. Three Buoys Marina 630 Riverside Ave 8. JB Marine 202 Finlayson St 9. Sea-Dog Boat Sales & Service 525 Main St 10. Old Town Bay Marina 200 Old Town Rd 11. Sicamous Houseboats 1 Mervyn Rd 12. The Sea Store Cinnemousin Narrows (Summer only) 3 4

don't move a mussel what's

the problem?

Everything we love about the Shuswap - the clean water, beaches, enjoying leisure time on a boat or dock - is at risk due to the small invasive freshwater mussels called zebra and quagga mussels.

Zebra and quagga mussels would have devastating impacts in the Shuswap. The mussels grow and cling to anything below the surface including boat hulls, inside engine compartments, as well as on dock pilings, pipes, rocks, and more. Removing colonies of mussels would be an ongoing maintenance requirement that is conservatively estimated to cost BC property owners and tax-payers $43 million per year.

Additionally, invasive zebra and quagga mussels pollute water quality through their filter-feeding, competing with native species for food, and putting the lake and drinking water at risk.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to eliminate zebra and quagga mussels once they establish in a lake as large and complex as Shuswap Lake. And, the mussels reproduce prolifically leading to massive infestations.

focus on prevention

Measures must be taken to prevent spreading existing aquatic invasive species to other regions of the Shuswap or the province.

Invasive freshwater clams (also known as Golden, Asian, or Pygmy Clam) occur in the Salmon Arm reach of Shuswap Lake. By practicing Clean-Drain-Dry we can slow their spread to other parts of the lake.

Invasive freshwater clams are small triangular-shaped shellfish, usually less than 2.5 cm. They are golden brown or yellow-green in colour with distinctive growth rings. They have been used as food, fishing bait, and as aquarium species. They have the potential to cause harm to Shuswap Lake by impacting water quality, reducing biodiversity, and competing with native species for food and habitat.

simple steps to protect our waters

Prevention is the only option and is of the utmost importance to protect Shuswap Lake and everything we love about it.

Zebra and quagga mussels move from one lake to another by attaching to boats and other watercraft or concealing in small compartments of water. Therefore, boaters must take the following steps to avoid moving mussels from one waterbody to another:

STEP 1: Clean, drain, and dry your boat or watercraft and trailer every time you move it out of a lake or river. Clean off plants, mud, and clinging aquatic life from watercraft, trailers, and equipment such as waders and fishing gear. Drain bilge, ballast tanks and bags, baitwells, engine coolant system, and inflatable water toys onto dry land and mop up standing water with a chamois cloth. Ensure watercraft and equipment are dry before launching into another waterbody.

STEP 2: Stop at watercraft inspection stations when you travel with a watercraft. Inspection is mandatory for all watercraft including sport boats, kayaks and canoes, car-toppers, personal watercraft (Sea- Doos, etc.), paddleboards, and sailboats.

Stopping at an inspection station is free but failing to stop while transporting a watercraft carries a heavy fine. If you’re visiting the Shuswap from outside of BC and did not have your boat or watercraft inspected, please phone the provincial RAPP line at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277) before you launch.

report it


You can report sightings of invasive freshwater clams, and other invasive species, via the ‘Report Invasives BC’ app. For suspected zebra and quagga mussels, please phone the RAPP hotline right away.


learn more

The Shuswap Watershed Council is a watershedbased partnership organization that works on water quality and safe recreation in the Shuswap.


To avoid accidentally introducing invasive Zebra and Quagga Mussels to the Shuswap, or moving other aquatic invasive species such as invasive clams from one lake to another, you must:

Clean. Drain. Dry.

For more information, please contact Erin Vieira c/o the Fraser Basin Council in Kamloops 250 314-9660

Clean ALL watercraft, trailers and equipment including waders and fishing gear.

Drain all compartments and items holding water (such as bilge, wells and buckets) onto dry land.

Dry all items completely before launching into another body of water.

STOP at Watercraft Inspection Stations as you pass them in your travels.

All types of watercraft must stop for inspection.

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RAPP hotline at 1-877- 952-RAPP
Invasive freshwater clams, also known as Asian Clam or Pygmy Clam, collected from the shore near Herald Provincial Park.
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#dont move a mussel
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wildfire prevention

fire safety in the outdoors

Outdoor enthusiasts can play an important role in reducing human caused fires.

Discarded cigarette butts, campfires, hot exhaust pipes coming into contact with dry grass and vegetation, power tools (such as chainsaws), candles or mosquito coils and even discarded glass can all ignite and start a wildfire.

It is important to be careful when in the outdoors, not only when enjoying a campfire or off-roading in the backcountry, but also in using tools and handling, storing and disposing of combustible materials and fuels.

campfire safety rules

Check current campfire restrictions for the area you are in.

Select your campsite and campfire location carefully.

Remove all leaves, twigs and other flammable material from the area around where you plan to light your campfire.

Never have a campfire when it’s windy or gusty.

Choose a proper fire pit, or make a ring of rocks at least three metres from trees, shrubs, structures and any debris.

Do not leave a campfire unattended for ANY amount of time, even if you are close by.

Keep a bucket of at least eight litres of water close by the fire at all times, and/or a hand tool (such as a shovel) to extinguish the fire properly.

Completely extinguish your campfire before you go to sleep or leave the area.

To extinguish your campfire, pour plenty of water on the fire and surrounding area, dousing the site of the campfire thoroughly. Stir the campfire until there are no embers and the ashes are cold to the touch.

do not set off fireworks CALL


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annual events calendar

join us for our must-see annual events

Visit our event calendar for up-to-date event listings at

june 24

summer kick off concert on the water ft. breaking curfew


Sea Store, on Shuswap Lake @ The Narrows

Presented By Reds Rental & Papa's Marina

july 1

canada day

4pm - dusk

Fireworks at Beach Park

Presented By District of Sicamous.

july 2 car show

july 3

music in the park

6.30pm - dusk

Sicamous Beach Park

Every Monday for 8 weeks

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Aug 7, 14, 21

july 7

downtown live music


Bruhn Crossing, 1214 Riverside Ave

Every Friday July 7, 14, 21, 28

july 16

sicamous geocache

kickoff event

12pm – 4pm

Explore Sicamous Office - 217 Finlayson St

Learn to Geocache, Kids GeoCache Mini Tour, First to Find Contest. Free event.

july 29

sicamous car show

9am - 3pm

Eagle River Secondary, 518 Finlayson St

Presented by Sicamous Car Club. All makes & models car & bike show, kids cubcar races, & kids car show.

scan here for the annual events calendar

july 29

how fast is your pitch?

10am - 7pm

Finlayson Park Batting Cage

Presented by Parkview PAC. Suitable for all ages.

july 29

pickleball tournament

august 4

downtown live music


Bruhn Crossing, 1214 Riverside Ave

Every Friday

Aug 4, 11, 18, 25

august 5

family fun day

10am - 2pm

Sicamous Beach Park

august 7

music in the park

6.30pm - dusk

Sicamous Beach Park

Every Monday for 8 weeks

Aug 7, 14, 21

september 2 shake the lakeconcert on the water, ft ben chase & darryl anderson


Sea Store, on Shuswap Lake @ The Narrows

Presented By Reds Rental & Papa's Marina

september 15-17

18th annual fungi festival

Visit for details & tickets

september 16

harvest festival

Date TBC. Sicamous Garden Society presents the Harvest Festival.

novemver 5

shuswap fall fishing derby


Finlayson Boat Launch Register at Sea Dog Boat Sales

november 11

rememberance day


Sicamous Legion - Cenotaph, 322 Main St

december 2

christmas tree light up & parade

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fungi festival september

15th, 16th & 17th

The Sicamous Legion grounds


top tip pack your chair, blanket, snacks and beverages

the 18th annual sicamous fungi festival

Sicamous welcomes you to the 18th annual Sicamous Fungi Festival; the most unique, fun, and educational festival around. Visitors come from far and wide when the mushrooms are ready to harvest in the fall to enjoy:

Guided long foraging walks in the hills where you can gather your own mushrooms.

Guided Short educational walks around town. Workshops on growing mushrooms. Gourmet mushroom dishes, cooking demonstrations & tastings. Expert panel discussions & presentations on edible, medicinal & psylicibin mushrooms. Displays & mushroom identification. Live music & art. Market & plant exchange.

Short walk, long walk & all-day guided tours are available on Friday Sept 15, Saturday Sept 16, & Sunday Sept 17 during the Fungi Festival weekend. Expert Mushroom Guides will lead each tour offering education, advice, identification, answering questions. You will be able to hunt your own wild mushrooms & have them identified. Attend the variety of presentations & demonstrations to gain a better understanding on all things mycology & local varieties found in the Shuswap.

Follow Sicamous Fungi Festival on facebook

weekly markets

sicamous outdoor farmers’market

june 16 - septmeber 15

every friday 4-7pm

Sicamous Legion Parking Lot

322 Main St

This weekly outdoor farmers’ market in Sicamous draws locals, seasonal residents, weekend visitors, and tourists passing through the houseboat capital of Canada, connecting them with “make it, bake it, or grow it” vendors from across the region.

top tip

remember to bring along your reusable tote bag

sicamous indoor farmers market

every saturday 10am-2pm

Sicamous Seniors Centre 1091 Shuswap Ave

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Photography: Johann Vincent Fresh produce at Sicamous Outdoor Farmers' Market

living life on the lake

the sicamous beach park life in the slow lane

the shuswaps most beautiful beach

There's no shortage of fun to be had when you're living life, lakeside.

Sicamous Beach Park with its sandy beach and manicured park is the perfect place to spend the day with friends and family. It’s a short walk from the town center where you can stock up on snacks and goodies, or visit the new concession stand right at the Beach Park to keep you fed and watered!

For the early birds, it’s a great beach walk to start the day, and connects to a river trail for those who want to explore a little more.

A fairly shallow part of the lake, the Beach Park is ideal for swimming. As the sandbar builds up over the summer, the kids can enjoy some time giving skim boarding a try.

warm waters to soothe the soul


With more than 1,000 kilometres of pristine shoreline and beaches, living life on the lake is easy pickings.

Did you know that being in and around water is proven to reduce stress levels? Sicamous is surrounded by spectactular lakes so whilst you're here, let's make the most of these clean, warm waters and relax.

Come the evening hours, it’s a perfect picnic spot to watch the sun settle in for the night. If it’s not too far past bedtime, on a clear night, it's a great place to star gaze and watch the Milkyway twinkle.

Splash around at Sicamous Beach Park and take an early morning dip, or kayak, canoe, and SUP on the smooth, warm waters of Mara Lake.



Visit the Beach Park and enjoy some wonderful new features that have been added to the best beach in the Shuswap:

• Brand new concession building with improved outdoor dining area

• New washrooms (including a large separate family washroom)

• New paved pathways to provide overall improved accessibility

• Updated splash water park

• Amphitheatre for events

• New playground equipment

• 2 upgraded beach volleyball courts

Concession summer hours: July 1 - Aug 30 11am - 4pm

in sicamous family fun

your year-round playground

No matter the weather, Sicamous is a fun, family playground with plenty to see and do for kids of all ages. winning

day out

Suitable for all ages, Lukies Mini Golf at 226 Finlayson St. offers large group bookings and a great day out for the whole family.

Looking for a kid-friendly adrenaline filled experience? Kelly's Go Carts on 1230 Titus Rd is perfect for all ages with single and double Go Karts available.

life's a beach

Sicamous Beach Park is always a good idea. The sandy beach, playground and splash park are perfectly good fun. Pack a volleyball, a skim board, books, board games and even a picnic to play and relax the day away.

scoot, skate & play

Scoot, skate and play at Finlayson Park where you’ll find:

Finlayson Park Playground


Skate Park

Accessible paved walking paths

Uutdoor fitness equipment

Ball diamonds


See town map for all parks on pg 32


stroll main street

Shop and stroll Main Street, brimming with local boutiques and businesses offering everything you need for a fun family vacation.

A visit to Main Street is always walkable, fun and friendly. You'll find delicious food and drink spots, retail outlets for a spot of shopping, spa services, and great rentals for your days on the lake.

So what are you waiting for? Head out to explore all that Sicamous has to offer, all year round.

after dark

For a grown-up experience, visit After Dark Distillery, an authentic craft distillery on Shuswap Avenue. Enjoy the tasting room and award winning spirits, including premium Vodka, Gin, Whiskey and Moonshine made with local grains, real mountain water and natural flavours.

Sicamous’ Greenway

Trails offer plenty of walking and cycling roots through town and beyond.

As many of the routes are fairly flat, it’s ideal for cruising bikes or a stroll down Main Street Landing to the public dock.

Enjoy some fishing, watch the boats along the channel or catch a beautiful sunset.


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best soft serve ice cream in the shuswap! Why not sneak in a little visit to Licks' N Splits? Our downtown soft ice cream & milkshake parlour is open early May to mid September. Take out Soft Serve Ice Cream Made with real Canadian cream Quality ingredients Cones, Razzles, Litres Sundaes & Banana Splits 250.836.0129 | 325 Main Street Sicamous BC V0E 2V1 | @Licksnsplits | Easter - Sept Floats, Slushes, & Frostbites Sauces, Brownies, Whipped cream Outdoor shaded seating Water for dogs Fast, efficient service with a smile
After Dark Distillery Licks' N Splits on Main St.
Main St. Landing IG: Wildbeautybarr 14-1133 Eagle Pass Way, Sicamous, V0E 2V0

Sicamous | Mara Lake | Salmon Arm

Stay with Guest Book Vacation Rentals at one of our Premier Vacation Rental Properties in Sicamous, Mara Lake, Salmon Arm and Area.

GBVR offers property management services for home owners who are looking to earn income on their vacation rental properties.

Experience traditional recipes from different cultures. Genuine products & organic flours; we also offer vegan products and goodies made with gluten-free flours. All our products are free of any artificial preservatives.

1142 Larch Ave, Sicamous | @thetraditionalbakery

summer our top 10

Our apothecary is a tranquil haven where you can simply relax, browse our products, crafted with the highest quality, natural ingredients and formulated to nourish your skin from the inside out, or book a massage with our in-house Massage Therapist. From aromatic facial oils to invigorating body scrubs, we have everything you need to indulge in a little self-care. Come visit us and discover your new favorite natural beauty ritual today!

Contact us today for more information:

enjoying summertime in sicamous


Race high-performance go karts & experience the thrill of the track at Kelly’s Go Karts. Celebrate your victory with a milkshake!


Take the scenic route. Enjoy the varied hikes on offer & savour the view before heading back for a well earned snack & dip in the lake.

3. waterfalls

Cool off in the shade of the trees at the beautiful Sicamous Creek Waterfall & trails.

Whether you're exploring with friends, on a romantic getaway or spending time with the family, geocaching is a treasure hunt that everyone can enjoy! More on pg 25

discover geocaching handmade with love for you zoom zoom!


A favourite warmweather pastime. With some amazing flavours to choose from, everyone will be smiling.

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make a


hit the trails hole in one

get on your bike

Hit the mountain trails, cruise along the greenway, or enjoy some smooth blacktop riding on the backroads.

7. 9. eat ice cream

Revel in the sandy beaches & enjoy a refreshing splash at Sicamous Beach Park!

4. plan

Try out those putting skills with a fun round of putt at Lukies Mini Golf, or hit the greens for a big day out to perfect your swing at Mara Hills, and Eagle River Golf Course.

dine on the water

Getting on the lake is an absolute MUST when you visit. Make the most of this experience and enjoy dinner on the only floating restaurant, the Shark Shack.


a picnic

Enjoy the bounty of great, local food! Head to Fruit World or the Farmers' Market to stock up on fresh produce.

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winter have a blast this winter in sicamous

A short drive to Larch Hills will have you skiing on some of the areas most beautiful cross country trails.

Relish in the quiet of the forest and peaceful winter trails at Riverfront Nature Park, Eagle River Nature Trails, and for the more adventurous, Larch Traverse trails

After a big snowfall, head to Sicamous Beach Park for some tubing on the local hill.

A favourite Canadian pastime. Go skating at the local rink and why not have a game of hockey! Maybe you'll meet an NHL player...

3. winter lights

If seeing a frozen waterfall is on your bucket list, we have Sicamous Creek Waterfall and Kay Falls, both easy-to-reach and close to town. There's something really special about seeing them in winter.

Stroll Main Street Landing during the holiday season and enjoy our spectacular winter lights!


spring take it easy in the off season


wander the waterfalls cross country

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know the score

Cheer on our home team, the Sicamous Eagles Junior hockey team! We have quite the reputation for producing NHL Players ... How many can you name?

7. 9. snow tubing sunrise sledding


skate the rink pamper yourself

Snowmobiling here is a passion! Adventure awaits with four epic mountains, groomed trails, and warm cabins!

2. 4. world-class skiing

Soak in the rejuvenating Crazy Creek Hot Pools whilst gazing at the stars, in the heart of the mountains. You deserve it.


Ski 3 hills in 3 days. We're 40 mins to Revelstoke Mountain Resort, 60 mins to Silverstar, and 2hrs from Sun Peaks or Big White.


The changing leaves & varied landscape offer hiking highlights for all skill levels. Enjoy cooler temps whilst you work up an appetite. Check out for maps.

3. cast a line


Starting and ending in Sicamous, the circle tour down Hwy 97 A, up 97B at Enderby then the Trans Canada back to Sicamous, offers epic views and lush landscapes along the way.


When the water is low, the beach beckons those in search of a relaxing stroll. Discover a slower pace & take in the views.

Spring and fall are prime times for fishing on Mara Lake and the Eagle river. Expect to reel in a great catch or two. Book a local fishing charter to explore all the hidden gems on Shuswap Lake.

take the scenic route beach combing

foraging & the fungi festival

The annual Fungi Festival held in September is a great way to learn from local experts about the secrets of the forest floor. For tickets and details visit


culture days

Culture Days will take place September 22 through October 15, for three glorious weeks of colour, creativity, & community.

7. 9. two wheelin' eagle eye

The quiet backroads are perfect for a late spring or early fall cycle as you take in the changing colours of the seasons.

take a hike after dark

4. go back in time


Nestled in downtown Sicamous, you'll find After Dark Distillery. Sip on something special made with local grains, real mountain water & natural flavours. Delicious.

The Eagle River Nature Park is bustling with our winged friends. Views from the riverfront benches offer a peaceful opportunity to sit and enjoy the Bald Eagles fishing.


Learn about our history at the Sicamous and District Museum on Main St. It's open all year round.

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where to stay

anchor riverfront motel & campground

motels, hotels & inns

The Anchor Riverfront Motel is perfectly placed at the eastern entrance to Sicamous on Highway 1. Situated along the Eagle River, close to all amenities in town as well as the most popular tourist activities around the Shuswap. We have a beautiful campground with a bbq kitchen and fire pit.

• Luxury pillow-top mattresses

• Free wireless internet

• 32″Flatscreen TVs with cable TV

• Radio alarm clocks

• In-room Microwave and Fridge

where to stay motels, hotels & inns

16 Rooms, 2 Cabins

monashee motel

Monashee Motel's quiet but convenient location is appreciated by guests. Mara Lake is less than 10 minutes’ drive away and Eagle River is just 601 m from the property.

23 units

• Coffee & tea

• Designated pet-friendly rooms

• 5 Self-Contained RV Sites Available (No Hook-ups)

• Tenting Sites Available

• Outdoor Kitchen with BBQ & sink

• Laundry Facilities

• Washroom & Shower Facilities

1321 Trans-Canada Hwy Frontage Rd | 250-836-2546 |

best western sicamous inn

Located on the Trans Canada Hwy halfway between Calgary, Alberta & Vancouver, BC. Surrounded by the pristine waters of Mara Lake, Shuswap Lake minutes to our west, & spectacular mountain terrain for hiking to our east. Winter months provide four areas of exciting snowmobile action.

• Complimentary buffet breakfast

• Indoor heated pool

• Indoor and outdoor hot tubs

• Fridge and microwave in all rooms

• Guest laundry facility

• Business centre

• 24 hour reception desk

• Select dog friendly rooms

• Free wifi

• Free parking

65 Rooms

• Close to restaurants

• Family suites available

• All non-smoking rooms

806 Trans Canada Hwy E 250-836-4117 | 1-800-485-7698 | |

cedars motel

Under new management. 7 unique log constructed accommodation units that are set in a very peaceful setting surrounded by cedar trees. With very rustic yet, elegant decor, perfect for families, weekends away, busy business travelers, or groups of friends. Private picnic & BBQ area that all units have access to.

• Queen Size Beds,

• Full size bathrooms

• Full Size Fridges

• Microwaves

• Toasters

1210 Paradise Ave 250-836-3175 | 250-253-4405

alpiner holiday resort

• Air Conditioning

• Cable TV

• Complimentary Wireless Internet

• Tea and Coffee

• BBQs available on request

7 Units

• Free wifi

• Air conditioning

• Ample parking

• Garden for guests

• BBQ Area

• Cable TV

• Coffee & tea facilities

• Free local calls

• Kitchenette in select rooms

1333 Trans Canada HWY | 250-836-2575 | |

paradise motel & rv park

Paradise Motel is your “home away from home”. Comfortable clean rooms at affordable rates & fabulous outdoor pool. Downtown location is within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, the public beach & boat launch. NEW for 2023: 15 RV Sites with 30amp power & water, accomodating up to 35ft unit.

• Free Wifi

• Pet Friendly

• Pool

• BBQ Area

• Cable TV

• Full Kitchen Rooms

• Free Parking

• All Non-Smoking Rooms

• Fridge

• Air Conditioner and Heating

517 Main Street | 250-836-2525 |

22 Rooms

• Downtown Area

• Seasonal Rates

• Shopping and Restaurants nearby

13 Rooms pines motel

We are a quaint, quiet, ground floor motel right on main street in the heart of Sicamous. A few minutes walk to the beach and close to all restaurants and downtown amenities. Very close to walking trails. Some of our rooms have small kitchenettes for longer vacation stays.

• Microwave

• Refrigerator

• Cable TV

• Coffee-making facilities

• Wi-Fi

6 Cabins, 15 Sites

Motel, RV Campground & Restaurant (Formerly Joe Schmucks). Enjoy 4 Season accommodations at our 4 Star Motel with private Hot-tubs.Cozy nights await in our newly renovated Motel. Easy access to boat launches & amenities.

• Free wifi

• Queen beds with duvets

• Full bath

• Air conditioning

• Private hot-tubs

• Pet friendly

• Licensed patio

• 6 tent sites (non-service)

• Overnight, weekly & monthly camping

• 7 full service camping sites with water, 30amp, and waste hookup

734 Trans-Canada Hwy | 1-250 836 2290 |

• Barbecue and picnic area

• Free parking

• Renovated

• Parking for boats & trailers

473 Main Street | 250-836-2556 | |

super 8

Close to boating, fishing, golfing, and the beach. Conveniently located off Trans-Canada Highway 1, on the shores of Mara and Shuswap Lakes, We are perfect for a lakeside getaway. Our pet-friendly location offers easy access to local outdoor attractions and beautiful British Columbia waterfront.

• Free light breakfast

• Pet friendly

• Free high speed Internet

• Air conditioning

• Refrigerator

1120 Riverside Ave 250-800-4836

• Coffee & tea maker

• Free toiletries

• Cable TV

22 Units


where to stay

hangin' loose in sicamous u pick & campground camping & rv

10 Sites

Our riverfront campsites are sure to "WOW" you. Located on east side of Sicamous, enjoy beautiful Monashee Mountain views on our organic U-Pick Berry Farm. We have RVs for rent on our property. This is the perfect spot for large gatherings, family reunions and weddings.

• Riverfront camping sites,

• Pull thru sites

• RVs for rent on location

• Seasonal rates

• Pet friendly

• Kayak/canoe/tube thru town

• Sandy beach area along river

• Minutes away from public beach

• Playground & sandbox

• U-Pick on property

getting here

air service driving from distance duration

• Bird watching

• Salmon spawning September New for 2023

• Paid Parking: Vehicles & Trailers

• Pumpkin patch

1754 Trans Canada Highway | 403-505-1204 | |

sicamous rv & cabin resort

Sicamous RV & Cabin Resort, formerly the Sicamous KOA, is 10mins from town and Shuswap and Mara Lakes. Lots of trees, fully serviced RV sites, tenting sites and ‘camping’ cabins plus there’s a pool , camp store, playground, washrooms and laundry.

• Outdoor swimming pool

• Camp store

• Playground

• Horseshoe pits

• Cedar Barrel Sauna

• Washrooms

• Showers

• Laundry

• Dog Walk

• Ride-on Kid’s Train

48 RV, 25 Tent, 8 Cabins

Visitors arriving by air have the option of flying in to either the Kelowna International Airport , which is just an hour-anda-half to the south, or to the Kamloops Airport just under two hours west.

Before heading out, see for alerts regarding road closures, delays, road conditions and webcams for up to the minute visuals of major routes. Winter tires or chains are required from October 1 to March 31.

• Group Gazebos

• Pool

phone numbers

3250 Oxbow Road, Trans Canada Hwy 1 | 1-877-651-4320 |

whispering pines rv & tent

Beautiful 11 acre park with large grass playing fields, lots of open area for children to play and old growth trees. Heated pool, free mini-golf, free wifi adjacent to office. 30 amp full hook-ups, 15 amp power/water and tenting sites. 3 km from Mara Lake.

• Amazing 11 acre old growth park

• Heated pool

• Mini-golf

• Family oriented

11 Hamilton Road, Mara | 250-838-6775

130 Sites

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EMERGENCY NUMBER 911 RCMP 250-836-2878 Fire Department 250-836-2477 Ambulance 250-833-0188 Air/Marine Emergency 1-800-567-5111 250-836-3600 13-1133 Eagle Pass Way, Sicamous, V0E 2V0 Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm & Saturday 9 am to 4pm Planning to boat, ATV or camp? Come see the agents at HUB International Sicamous for all your insurance needs! From daily drivers to toys and everything in between. 58 59

where to shop

retail, homewares, food, goods & equipment

marine rental, service & moorage

Street Beach Chik Island Time 305 Main Street

BJ Design Interiors 1214 Riverside Avenue

The Bridge Co-Share 1214 Riverside Avenue


Hooked Décor & What Nots #3, 444 Main Street

Lily of the Valley Floral Boutique 1133 Eagle Pass Way

Linda's Gifts & More 329 Main Street

Old Town Bay Marina 200 Old Town Road

Parkland Home Hardware 1125 Eagle Pass Way

Shuswap Ski & Board 302A Main Street

Sicamous Loonie Toonie & More 436 Main Street

Tea Desire #9, 1133 Eagle Pass Way

The Sea Store Shuswap Lake

What the Woof Pet Supplies 217 Finlayson Street

Wild Beauty - Homestead Infusions 3, 1133 Eagle Pass Way

Willow 1, 221 Main Street

winter rentals

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H2O Motor Sports 1314 Nordin Court 250-836-2541 All In Marina & Rentals Inc. 1209 Shuswap Avenue 250-836-4406 Big Water Taxi & Jet Boat Charter 1961 Solsqua Sicamous Road 250-804-5328 Bluewater Houseboats 110 Weddup Street 250-836-2255 Bulldog Boat Rentals 200 Old Town Road 250-836-4567 CM Rentals 101 Finlayson Street 250-838-2035 Epic Rentals 305 Finlayson Street 403-819-2573 Get Wet Rentals Ltd. 98 Mervyn Road 250-836-2517 Glenn's Water Taxi Sicamous 250-253-5047 JB Marine 202 Finlayson Street 250-836-4370 Natgo Marine 405 Elliot Crescent 250-833-8049 Old Town Bay Marina 200 Old Town Road 250-517-9680 Papas Sicamous Marina Boatworks & Storage 918 Riverside Avenue 250-836-0178 Precision Marine 709 Maple Street 250-836-3608 Reds Rentals 101 Finlayson Street 855-748-7927 Sea Dog Boat Sales & Service 525 Main Street 250-836-4567 Shuswap Waterfront Club/Marina 113 Weddup Street 403-333-3444 Sic Riderz Holdings Ltd. 938 Seed Frontage Road 250-836-0095 Sicamous Houseboats 1 Mervyn Road 250-836-2505 Splash Marina & Rentals 810 Riverside Avenue 250-253-3271 The Marina (M.B.M. Marina) 1210 Young Crescent 250-836-3131 Three Buoys Management Corp. 709 Riverside Avenue 250-836-2403 Total Boat Care 1001 Riverside Avenue 250-517-8102 Towjammerz Enterprises Inc. 218 Finlayson Street 250-448-7945 Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations 200 Old Town Road 250-836-2450 WBL Marine BC E7 1721 Hillier Road East 250-836-5718
Rentals & Accommodations:
Snowmobile, Guide & Gear Rentals: Carl Kuster Mountain Park Snowmobile, ATV, Motorcyle Rentals: Sic Riderz Snowmobile
1305 Rauma Avenue
Dark Distillery 1201 Shuswap Avenue
& More 918 Seed Frontage Road
Food Store 436 Main Street Bargain Shoppe 1, 1133 Eagle Pass Way BC Liquor Store 309 Main
by Pet Value #2, 1133 Eagle Pass Way Brothers Liquor Store 430 Main Street Eagle Valley IDA Pharmacy 317 Main Street
After Dark Distillery Beach Chik Island Time Linda's Gifts & More

food, eats & drinks

1 G & G K I T C H E N A N D T A P Comfort Food & Pizza! B r e a k f a s t / L u n c h / D i n n e r 1221 Eagle Pass Way, Sicamous 250-836-2713 C L A S S I C B B Q C L A S S I C B B Q C L A S S I C B B Q S I C A M O U S S I C A M O U S S I C A M O U S T O W N C E N T R E T O W N C E N T R E T O W N C E N T R E
7-Eleven 1305 Rauma Avenue 250-836-6670 A&W 913 Trans Canada Frontage Road 250-275-6706 After Dark Distillery 1201 Shuswap Avenue 250-836-5187 Aroy Maak Thai Cuisine #8, 1133 Eagle Pass Way 250-253-6368 Askews Food Store 436 Main Street 250-836-4899 Blondies Café 302 Finlayson Street 250-515-2000 Brothers Tavern 430 Main Street 250-836-2337 D Dutchmen Dairy 1321 Maier Road 250-836-4304 Eagles Lounge @ Eagle River Golf & Country Club 1450 Husky Frontage Road 250-836-4454 Fruitworld 1330 Maier Road 250-938-0382 G&G's Kitchen & Tap 1221 Eagle Pass Way 250-836-2713 Jin Yuan Restaurant 1213 Eagle Pass Way 250-836-4646 Alpiner Pub & Restaurant 734 Trans Canada Hwy. 250-836-4906 Licks N Splits 325 Main Street 250-836-0129 The Mara Hills Restaurant Mara Hills Golf Course 9851 Old Spallumcheen Road 250-836-4689 Moose Mulligans Marine Pub 1122 Riverside Avenue 250-836-3603 Old Town Bay Pub 200 Old Town Road n/a Royal Canadian Legion Branch 99 322 Main Street 250-836-2224 Shark Shack Cinnemousun Narrows 250-306-2666 Shuswap Pizza #7, 1133 Eagle Pass Way 780-897-7299 Sicamous Husky Travel Centre 1340 Husky Frontage Road 250-836-4675 Snacktastic Food Truck Sicamous 250-517-8233 Subway 617 Trans Canada Frontage Road 250-836-4321 The Bus Stop Bistro Inc. 109 Finlayson Street 250-463-9629 The Narrows Smokehouse 221 Main Street 250-836-2713 The Traditional Bakery 1142 Larch Avenue 778-683-4164 Tim Hortons 814 Trans Canada Hwy 250-836-5333
snacks, cafes, fast-food, family fare & fine dining
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