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welcome aboard 1 team waterway 2 - 3 photo contest 5 shuswap weddings 6 corporate & reunions 7 legacy 94 8 waterway family 10 cruising the lakes 11 activity centre 12 - 13 business directory 14 - 15 houseboats for sale 16 digital billboards 17 shuswap arm 18 salmon arm 19 anstey arm 20 seymour arm 21 safety & navigation guide 22 - 23 environment 24 flyboard 25 nature & culture 26 backcountry bears 27 fun facts 28

Waterway Houseboats Ltd. Box 69, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 PH: 250.836.2505 • FX: 250.836.4848 TF: 1.877.WATERWAY (928.3792) waterwayhouseboats.com WRITER — Colleen Anderson COVER PHOTO — Neil Millar AD SALES — Colleen Anderson

neil millar cheif operating officer I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of you to Waterway and the beautiful Shuswap Lake region. We are very excited about our 2014 season, as it is something of a new start for us. While we operated last season and had a good season, this is the first year since our massive flood in 2012 where our facility is pretty much complete and we have had the opportunity to think about our upcoming sailing season over the winter and not be focused on rebuilding. We look forward to introducing new products and services, as well as expand our partnerships and recreation opportunities, which we can offer to our guests. Our Shuswap region offers so many fun things to do, which of course can be combined with your houseboating trip. Within the marina at our Waterway Activity Centre, we offer a wide range of rentals, which you can take with you out on the lake. From jet skis, to ski/wakeboard boats and also including kayaks, paddleboards and mountainbikes, we have fun available right here. There are

mountainbike trails accessible right off your houseboats. There are wineries right on the lake that can be visited and arrangements can be made for skydiving, mountainbike tours, ziplining and even more. The region truly offers some amazing adventures to complement your houseboat vacation and have you awed at the overall experience. We want to celebrate your fun and adventure with you. We always enjoy seeing our guests in action and having a blast with their friends and family. We are holding a photo contest for the full season, with the winners picked by the end of October. Please see the full page spread in this issue with all the fabulous details and good luck! Waterway knows that your vacation opportunities are endless and we very much appreciate that you have spent your vacation time with us! When you return to dock at the end of your trip and as you do your check out, we will make you a re-booking offer that is the best offer we make all year. Should we for any reason, make better offers, these will automatically be applied to your future booking(s). Our prime objective is to make sure that our guests enjoy their wonderful vacation memories for a long, long time! Bon Voyages, have a great vacation!

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neil millar cheif operating officer

This will be Neil’s ninth season with Waterway. He truly enjoys working with the great group of people at Waterway, we always have fun! Neil is committed to improving our level of Guest Service and ensuring that all of our guests feel special. Neil enjoys the Shuswap and surrounding area getting out skiing and mountain biking as much as he can. The Shuswap affords lots of great outdoor recreational opportunities and Neil is enjoying them all!

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colleen COLLEEN anderson ANDERSON operations OPERATIONS manager MANAGER investor INVESTOR relations/sales RELATIONS/SALES

This is Colleens 8th season with Waterway Houseboats. She started in the fall of 2006 as Sales Manager selling new and used houseboats, while she still looks after all the sales and investor relations, this is her 4th season as Operations Manager. Colleen is responsible for running the day to day operations of the houseboat Company. She has a great team on board which makes the business run a lot smoother.Our focus is on our guests and making their houseboat vacation as carefree as possible.The Shuswap is a beautiful area, and a houseboat vacation is a wonderful way to see the lake and spend quality time with friends and family. Colleen loves the area, calling Sicamous home. When not working you can find her out on the lake enjoying the sunshine.

jason shearer assistant operations

This is Jason’s eighth season with Waterway. He started working on the dock in the summer of 2007 and, since then, he has been involved with almost every facet of the company. He appreciates working in a fast paced, always changing environment. Outside of work, you’ll find Jason exploring the outdoors. He is an avid traveler and always looks forward to seeing where the road will lead. This summer, he looks forward to continuing to explore the Shuswap and Okanagan Valley and taking in the many opportunities the area has to offer.

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This is Steph’s 5th season at Waterway Houseboat Vacations as our Housekeeping Manager. She’s looking forward to working with her team this year and enjoys being a team leader and coach. Steph will most likely be enjoying next season off while on diaper duty with her new baby and getting her oldest off to Kindergarten. Steph is a great team player and well be missed while on maternity leave.

alice letang cheif financial officer

Alice is the CFO at Waterway Houseboats. Alice’s career with Waterway started in the summer of 1992 and she is proud to be a part of the evolution of this great company. Alice has watched all the boats in our fleet being built at our Waterway Houseboat Builders plant. She has witnessed the hard work and dedication of the employees in making and maintaining the best possible product for our investors and customers . Alice says she’s worked with many amazing people over the past 22 years and feels we are continually striving to be better. Alice enjoys living a quiet country life surround by the mountains, she enjoys spending time with her daughters and granddaughters.

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kim herlick purchaser

Kim has been with Waterway Houseboat Vacations since 2005. Starting in our Guest Service Department as a Customer Service Representative then promoted to Guest Services Supervisor. She has now moved in the position of Purchaser. Kim’s knowledge of the business and customer service makes her a great asset to the Waterway team. Kim, her husband and their young son love to spend their spare time enjoying, family, friends and all the benefits and beauty the Shuswap has to offer.

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howie gowriluk maintenance supervisor

This is Howie’s 5th season with Waterway Houseboats Vacations. Howie is our resident Mr. Fix it, he’s always happy to assist another team or happy to help a customer. When he’s not at work, you’ll find him fishing or trying out his culinary skills on a new recipe. Howie enjoys spending time with his family, he enjoys the great outdoors and loves two extremes – Ice fishing and Mexico!

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Dan Ginn has worked with Waterway for many years. Dan currently works as our special projects manager and also manages Shuswap Digital Billboards. Dan has a wonderful family and spends his off time snowboarding and enjoying the great Shuswap outdoors.

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chelsea merko accounts payable/payroll

This is Chelsea’s first year working in payroll and accounts payable at Waterways. She is new to Sicamous, having recently moved from Revelstoke, BC. Chelsea enjoys gardening in her time off as well as well as camping and boating with her family.Welcome to the team, Chelsea!

JOIN THE WATERWAY TEAM Apply with your resume and references to Colleen Anderson via email at canderson@waterwayhouseboats.com or fax (250) 836-3032.

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chris evans assistant operations manager

Waterway welcomes Chris Evans to the Management Team! Chris was raised in Sicamous, then left the beauty of the Shuswap for other opportunities. He’s had some great experiences traveling the country and a very successful career in the oil and gas industry. Chris and his family has decided to return to Sicamous and call it home once again. Chris brings some great Leadership, management, and project management skills to his new position as Assistant Operations Manager.

joe akers service manager

Joe joins Waterway for his first year as Service Manager He has 46 years of mechanical experience,34 years of successful shop ownership in California and Hawaii and is a Triple ASE senior master technician Dusty loves his 2 Morgan horses..avid sailor and fisherman volunteer fireman for nearly 40 years and father of 3 grown children and married for 34 years.

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sharon thomson guest services manager

Waterway would like to welcome Sharon Thomson as our new Guest Services Manager. Sharon brings 15 years management and customer service experience. Sharon loves the Shuswap and has vacationed here for many years. She and her husband are now happy to now call Sicamous home. When not at work Sharon enjoys the outdoors, boating, campfires, traveling and gardening.Welcome to our team Sharon!

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family+friends+shuswap+houseboats=fun! combine all these elements into your best photos and email them to photocontest@waterwayhousboats.com and you will be entered to win!

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3 day weekend or 4 day mid week vacation aboard a genesis 66 during our summer 2015 sailing season value: $8,315.00

3 day weekend or 4 day mid week vacation aboard a genesis 75 during our value 2015 sailing season value: $5,335.00

3 day weekend or 4 day mid week vacation aboard a mirage 56 during our spring or fall seasons value: $2,045.00

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RULES: maximum 3 entries per participant, all photographs entered may be used by waterway houseboats for promotional purposes, prize does not include: fuel, insurance, environmental fee, lifeboat 1 fee, security deposit

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shuswap weddings These days, planning a wedding can be stressful and expensive. There’s the hall, the church, the music, the flowers, the decorations, the guest lists, the thousands of dollars. How about a Waterway Houseboat wedding? Turn your wedding into something remarkably special, a place where family and friends can enjoy their own vacation. Greet your guests aboard a Luxurious Waterway Houseboat on the beautiful Shuswap Lake. Share your vows, special moments, and your special day with your family and friends.  When the day comes to an end, the I do’s are said, the celebration complete, the party slowly fading  into the night …You sail off on your honeymoon while your family and friends sail off to enjoy their houseboat vacations. Sound simple? It can be. It doesn’t happen often when guests can enjoy an affordable vacation while being included in a fabulous Shuswap Lake Wedding. Book your wedding aboard the 94ft Legacy Houseboat, the largest houseboat in Western Canada. Your guests can chose from over 70 other houseboats that will easily fit their budget and requirements. Need help with the wedding details? Our Events Coordinator is only a phone call away. From catering to flower

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arrangements they can help with all the details. Remember when you said I do, let Waterway give you and your partner a wedding that you will never forget. Waterway Houseboat Vacations… making magic happen. For wedding inquires call guest services at 1-877-WATERWAY (928-3792)

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corporate events Your team has been working hard for months. In spite of the economic times, business is holding its own. Your profit margin, while not climbing at the same rate as years prior is still gaining ground, the phones are still ringing and the customers are being taken care of. Perhaps more work is taken on by fewer people. The team shines in times of uncertainty, they work harder for each win. “The thrill of the kill”, has taken on a life form of its own. Your team is bringing IT! Yes, in a perfect world the charter would be summoned and the flights booked to an all inclusive Mexican resort. The reward would roll out and the credit card damage more monstrous then ever before. Too bad the budget trimming has touched the geese that lay the golden eggs. Like many businesses out there, things have tightened up, especially when it comes to corporate getaways. It’s time to get back in the game. If that means staying closer to home, and rewarding the team with a little golf, a little sunshine, a little water ski and a big race down a huge tube slide, we have what your looking for….combine them for a spectacular team reward. Waterway Houseboats has a cost effective way to bring the team that’s bringing IT some fun, relaxation, and a great reward. Waterway invites owners and managers to have a look at a fresh new idea, houseboating on the beautiful Shuswap Lake. Golf our spectacular Hyde Mountain; rent a ski boat, jet skis or relax in the hot tub aboard two of the largest houseboats Western Canada has to offer! Ask about our events coordinator — they can handle the smallest details from catering your function to booking your tee times.

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family gatherings

Another Family Reunion… Remember when family reunions weren’t fun? Yeah… when they weren’t on a Waterway Houseboat floating along on the beautiful Shuswap Lake! What makes a great family reunion? Family, more family, and, location, location, location! Nothing creates a bonding experience quite like a houseboat vaca-

tion. Coming together, cooking together, playing together and laughing together — stories shared while sitting around a campfire, or lounging in the hot tub bring great memories back to life. Memories that light up faces, spark sibling banter, and stories you and your brother swore to secrecy now come out in gales of laughter. Throughout your Waterway family reunion you’ll continually

hear, “Remember the time… I told you so... So that’s what really happened?”Photos taken on your Waterway reunion will create family memories and stories for generations to come. Are you ready for the first family reunion you never want to end? For reunion inquires call guest services at 1-877-WATERWAY (928-3792)

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largest houseboat on the shuswap. excellent corporate, wedding and special events houseboat. galley complete with stainless steel appliances, full size side by side fridge and freezer. granite island with seating for 10. intercom system. 42 inch flat screen, complete with surround sound stereo. curved maple stairwell. upstairs boardroom seats 12 with teleconferencing capabilities. supersized hot tub. huge top deck with wet bar. exterior walkway around the entire houseboat, giving you a balcony from every stateroom. extra large tube slide.

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Fleet diversification, innovation, and firsts. Waterway houseboats has been providing Canada’s best houseboating for 45 years. Our investors, our team, and our vacationers continue to contribute to the next new ideas, the next new designs, and the next class of boats in our fleet. We are progressive, and we will continue to do our very best to continue to be Canada’s Best Houseboating.

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Though Waterway Houseboats is company that is involved in various business models, ranging from houseboat manufacture to used boat sales, it is the vacations side of the company that is the real driving force behind the corporation’s growing success. “Houseboating is an awesome and unique experience” says GM Neil Millar, “and it’s not just our boats, it’s the beauty of the lake the surrounding areas and all the diverse activities that people come to enjoy.” To say that people enjoy coming to the Shuswap is an understatement. Our region is rapidly becoming one of western Canada’s premier vacation destinations. “With over 60 houseboats in our fleet, we’re one of the biggest operators on the lake” says Millar. With demand growing for higher end houseboats, Waterway has a

large fleet of Genesis class houseboats and most recently the amazing 94 foot long Legacy class houseboats, of which there are two. All boats in the fleet are equipped with hot tubs and many have incredible features such as dryers, dish washers, microwaves, spacious staterooms, entertainment centers and tube slides. Added services located at the Waterway Activity Center include ski boat, jest ski, paddleboard, kayak, fishing boat and mountainbike rentals. Bedding and linens supply, catering as well as safety turtles for young children are also available. While you’re waiting to board your vessel or before you hit the road for the trip home, be sure to check out the Beach Hut besides the Guest Services Office for a relaxing BBQ meal. “It’s funny,” says Millar with a smile, “you get

people up here that haven’t house boated in 20 years. They step aboard a Genesis 66 and you watch their mouths drop. It’sunbelievable how far we’ve come and it’s even more amazing when I thinkabout what the next 10 years have in store.”

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We provide a wide array of state of the art rentals right in the marina to make your holiday even more fun and always memorable. Waterway offers a whole range of rentals from ski/wakeboard rentals, personal watercraft, pontoon boats, paddleboards, kayaks, mountain bikes and a lot more. These rentals are available right off our departure dock with quick, hassle free service.

FOURWINNS SPECIALTY BOAT Specialty boats come with a 4.3 liter 190 hp inboard and are equipped with a wakeboard tower. The only thing you’ll need to worry about is deciding whether to fill your day with water sports, fishing or the fine sport of relaxation. With a Bowrider, you’re on the Shuswap! These sporty boats are great for day trips. Designed to provide you maximum space and storage for all your toys, runabouts are the answer for a full day of family fun on Shuswap or Mara Lake! FOURWINNS SPORT BOAT Sport boats come with a 3.0 liter 130 hp inboard. Largest 18’ runabout interior in its class. The only thing you’ll need to worry about is deciding whether to fill your day with water sports, fishing or the fine sport of relaxation. With a Bowrider, you’re on the water! These sporty boats are great for day trips. Designed to provide you maximum space and storage for all your toys, runabouts are the answer for a full day of family fun on Shuswap and Mara Lake! SYLVAN PONTOON BOAT If your idea of down time means that you’re up and out, then Sylvan’s Rear Entry pontoon boats are the one for you. Lively performance and wide-open deck spaces are perfect for skiing, cruising, swimming. This boat will provide you with all the action you crave to enjoy on Shuswap and Mara Lake. It will seat 12 passengers and has a 115 hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard engine.

YAMAHA PERSONAL WATERCRAFT There are good reasons VX is the number one choice of rental operators around the world and on the Shuswap. Starting with Yamaha quality and reliability the VX features a proven MR-1 four-stroke engine and is equipped with all the features necessary for a wide range of applications. Its plush extra long seat provides ample space for three and the helpful OTS or off throttle steering system adds peace of mind. FISHING BOAT 12 foot, 3 person Shuswap Lake offers excellent recreational fishing opportunities for species such as Lake Trout and Rainbow, Bull trout, Kokanee, Burbot and Whitefish. Lake trout and Rainbows to 10 kg. Bull trout, Kokanee, Burbot, Whitefish. Mainly trolling for deep lurkers is the most popular technique. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. 4HP, 4 stroke Honda.

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1 HOUR................................. $100 2 HOURS............................... $180 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS).............. $230 FULL DAY (10 HOURS).......... $350 2 DAYS................................... $695 3 DAYS................................... $960 4 DAYS................................. $1190 5 DAYS................................. $1375 6 DAYS................................. $1600 7 DAYS................................. $1750 1 HOUR................................... $90 2 HOURS............................... $150 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS).............. $190 FULL DAY (10 HOURS).......... $310 2 DAYS................................... $550 3 DAYS................................... $780 4 DAYS................................... $925 5 DAYS................................. $1075 6 DAYS................................. $1225 7 DAYS................................. $1375 1 HOUR................................. $100 2 HOURS............................... $180 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS).............. $280 FULL DAY (10 HOURS).......... $400 2 DAYS................................... $750 3 DAYS................................. $1100 4 DAYS................................. $1400 5 DAYS................................. $1650 6 DAYS................................. $1850 7 DAYS................................. $2050 1 HOUR................................... $65 2 HOURS............................... $100 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS).............. $160 FULL DAY (10 HOURS).......... $250 2 DAYS................................... $480 3 DAYS................................... $650 4 DAYS................................... $840 5 DAYS................................... $990 6 DAYS................................. $1120 7 DAYS................................. $1220 1 HOUR................................... $20 2 HOURS................................. $30 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS)................ $40 FULL DAY (10 HOURS)............ $65 2 DAYS................................... $120 3 DAYS................................... $165 4 DAYS................................... $210 5 DAYS................................... $255 6 DAYS................................... $300 7 DAYS................................... $345

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the flyboard FLYBOARDING This ingenious and deceptively simple device bolts on to the powerful motor of a jet ski, then routes the resulting water jet through a long hose that connects to a pair of jet boots and hand-held stabilizers. The arrangement lets you fly, Iron Man style, up to 30 feet in the air or leap headfirst through the waves like a human dolphin.

CANOES / KAYAKS Kayaks — 1 person Our kayaks are suitable for beginner and expert in terms of stability and tracking. Canoes — 3 people Stable and easy to control with plenty of room for fishing rods and cargo PADDLE BOARD No waves required, Paddleboarding offers an amazing full body workout and is becoming a favorite crosstraining activity for skiers, snow boarders and other athletes. And since you’re standing at your full height, you’ll enjoy excellent views of everything from sea creatures to what’s on the horizon. It’s almost like walking on water! SKIS, TUBES, KNEEBOARDS, WAKEBOARDS Individual rental (without watercraft rental) We offer a wide selection of the latest and greatest water sports equipment and water toys. Find what you need for summer fun right here.

SKIS, TUBES, KNEEBOARDS, WAKEBOARDS** **With watercraft rental We offer a wide selection of the latest and greatest water sports equipment and water toys. Find what you need for summer fun right here.

HARD TAIL X-COUNTRY MOUNTAINBIKE This individual sport requires endurance, core strength and balance, bike handling skills, and self-reliance. Get out and enjoy some amazing trail riding opportunities around the Shuswap Lake, trail map available at the Activity Centre. Mountianbike tours are available, for more details. DUAL SUSPENSION MOUNTAINBIKE This individual sport requires endurance, core strength and balance, bike handling skills, and self-reliance. Get out and enjoy some amazing trail riding opportunities around the Shuswap Lake, trail map available at the Activity Centre. Mountianbike tours are available, for more details.

15 MINUTES........................... $75 1/2 HOUR.............................. $150 1 HOUR................................. $275 4 HOURS............................. $1000 8 HOURS............................. $1800

Fun and affordable when booked by multiple users on a houseboat! 1 HOUR................................... $20 2 HOURS................................. $30 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS)................ $35 FULL DAY (10 HOURS)............ $50 2 DAYS..................................... $90 3 DAYS................................... $125 4 DAYS................................... $155 5 DAYS................................... $180 6 DAYS................................... $205 7 DAYS................................... $230 2 HOURS................................. $30 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS)................ $40 FULL DAY (10 HOURS)............ $50 2 DAYS..................................... $75 3 DAYS................................... $115 4 DAYS................................... $150 5 DAYS................................... $200 6 DAYS................................... $225 7 DAYS................................... $250 2 HOURS................................. $20 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS)................ $25 FULL DAY (10 HOURS)............ $40 2 DAYS..................................... $75 3 DAYS................................... $110 4 DAYS................................... $145 5 DAYS................................... $175 6 DAYS................................... $200 7 DAYS................................... $225

guided mountainbike tours

rent a mountainbike and take it with you on the houseboat. the shuswap trail alliance and skookum cycle have been working hard on the trails around the lake and maps are available. guided trips (hourly) larch hills traverse, reinecker creek skills clinics (4hrs) 1/2 day one day clinic (8hrs) foundation skills & ride two day clinic (16hrs) day one – foundation skills & ride day two – riding techniques private one on one hourly coaching maintenance clinics (3hrs) lunch will be provided on any trip/clinic over 7hrs shuttle vehicle service provided to rubberhead more information and pricing on guided trips please visit the activity centre on www.waterwayhouseboats.com

2 HOURS................................. $15 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS)................ $20 FULL DAY (10 HOURS)............ $35 2 DAYS..................................... $60 3 DAYS..................................... $80 4 DAYS................................... $100 5 DAYS................................... $120 6 DAYS................................... $135 7 DAYS................................... $150 2 HOURS................................. $20 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS)................ $30 FULL DAY (10 HOURS)............ $45 2 DAYS..................................... $70 3 DAYS..................................... $90 4 DAYS................................... $120 5 DAYS................................... $140 6 DAYS................................... $160 7 DAYS................................... $180 2 HOURS................................. $30 1/2 DAY (4 HOURS)................ $40 FULL DAY (10 HOURS)............ $60 2 DAYS..................................... $90 3 DAYS................................... $120 4 DAYS................................... $150 5 DAYS................................... $180 6 DAYS................................... $210 7 DAYS................................... $240

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Insurance • 604 669-9600 7 BFL 200 - 1177 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

500-1620 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC

Hollow • 604 855-8183 13 Hemock 20744 Mt. Downing Road, Hemlock Valley, BC

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CHASE

Foods • 250 832-2064 5 Askews 436 Main Street, Sicamous, BC

Man • 1-888-955-6166 8 Canvas On the shuswap at captain’s village marina 9 Crowe MacKay LLP • 1-866-763-5021

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opper land

a loop hike to view a series of waterfalls

Albas Falls

Bughouse Bay

Drasniers Bay

Fowler Point

albas falls

Boat Launch

Two Mile Creek

HUNAKWA LAKE

Beach Bay indian pictographs

mmun ity at north end

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Beach Bay

Horseshoe Bay

anglemont golf course

MAGNA BAY CELISTA

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wall dive: 130 foot dive

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wall dive: 280 feet

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Narrows Village • 250 804-6496

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Papa’s Marina • 250 836-0718 16 918 Riverside Ave, Sicamous, BC Pirate Water Taxi • 250 517-7527 17 Shuswap & Mara Lake Planet Clean • 250 558-1577 18 2814B - 44th Ave., Vernon BC Recline Ridge Winery • 250 835-2212 19 2640 Skimikin Rd., Tappen, BC Shuswap Lake Seastore • 250 878-2701 21 At Cinnemousun Narrows Sky Trek • 1-866-944-9744 22

Trans Canada Highway 32 km east of Sicamous, BC

Starlight Drive In • 250 838-6757 23

30 Minutes from Sicamous on Highway 97A

Sunneybrae Winery • 250 835-8373 24

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3849 Sunnybrae, Canoe Point Road, Tappen, BC

golf course

SOUTH to Enderby

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Joe Schmucks • 250 836-2290 14 734 Trans-Canada Hwy, Sicamous, BC

big rob - Homelife Realty • 1-866-463-2791 20

Mara Lake Park

Sandy Pt.

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CANOE Mallard Pt.

Secondary Highway Marine Navigational Light

N 50º 59º 802º, W 118º 58º 423º - on the Shuswap Lake Where Anstey Arm and Salmon Arm meet

Old Town Bay

dive site

Paradise Point

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indian pictographs Hungry EAST to Calgary via Banff Cove 5 hours drive time

Bastion Bay

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Herald Park

Sunnybrae Park

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Murdock Pt.

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TILLIS LANDING

BLIND BAY

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nice hike and view of anstey arm

Swall Beach

Hermit Bay

CARLIN

Beaching prohibited River / Creek Hiking Trail Railway

haven pt.

Shuswap Lake East

Tillis Beach

Reedman Pt.

BALMORAL

Beaching UNSAFE during storms

Aline Hill

dive site

McBride Pt.

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Hiking

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Wilderness Campsites

Mountain Bike Trails

ANSTEY RANGE Anstey

Anstey Arm West

Vehicle Campsites

Sani Station

giant cedar forest

Cottonwood Beach

Woods Landing South

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Steamboat Bay

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Superior Propane • 1-87SUPERIOR 25 Waterway Houseboats • 1 (877) 928-3792 26 Mervyn Road, sicamous, bc

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houseboats for sale

colleen anderson — sales manager • email: canderson@waterwayhouseboats.com • cell phone: (250) 833-5288

2003 - GENESIS 75 - FOOTLOOSE $325,000 Currently under the Waterway Management rental agreement.

2002 - MIRAGE 66 - DREAMWEAVER

Your own floating condo.

Currently under the Waterway management agreement. Plan for your future floating condo on the Lake.

$250,000 1996 - MIRAGE 63 - SUNNYBROOKE

Lots of space, beautifully designed, under management rental agreement, or, own your own floating condo.

1999 - MIRAGE 54 - TONYA RENEE

2004 - MIRAGE 44 - NEFERTITI $138,000

$60,000

Great summer cottage – Spend your summer cruising from Beach to beach of the beautiful Shuswap Lake.

$80,000 1998 - MIRAGE 54- IMMANUEL

Great Value, great boat!

$79,900

Come visit the Waterway retail store, inside the Guest Services building. We stock a wide variety of clothing, souvenirs and items that you may have forgotten. We also have ice, firewood. The BBQ pit is also located just outside the Guest Services office with a wide array of snacks and meals.

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digital billboards Here at Waterway Houseboats we are pretty proud of our new sign! I am sure by now all of you have seen the new digital sign at our entry way. Dan Ginn our Special projects manager built and installed the new sign for everyone to find their way to the vacation of a lifetime! Dan is also manages SHUSWAP DIGITAL BILLBOARDS, located in the north Okanagan/ Shuswap area. Dan has an experienced team to build your advertising medium. He also offers after sales support for repairs, software and all programming. Not only does Dan do digital signs but he also builds: • CONVENTIONAL BILLBOARDS • TIMBER FRAME DESIGNS • DIGITAL BILLBOARDS. Need a sign? Call Dan Ginn for pricing and sizes for conventional or L.E.D. displays Phone 250 838-2174. email: info@shuswapdigitalbillboards.com

water taxi • marine towing • tours • misc deliveries

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shuswap arm The magical Shuswap gives you over 1000 kms of shoreline to play on and explore. Each of the four Shuswap Arms has its own personality, you’ll never run out of interesting things to see or do on your Waterwayhouseboating vacation. The community of Blind Bay lives at the end of this arm. Although beaching is not available on Copper Island it is still worth a visit. You can moor a speedboat and hike the trails located on Copper Island. Visit Anglemont Marina, or take a splash off the rope swing located near St. Ives. Cabins and homes dot the shoreline of Shuswap Arm; this is one of the only Arms to have road access to the homes on it. Shuswap Arm is very limited to overnight beaching but day trips to see the views are a must. Shuswap Lake is a lake located in south-central British Columbia, Canada that drains via the Little River into Little Shuswap Lake. Little Shuswap Lake is the source of the South Thompson River, a branch of the Thompson River, a tributary of the Fraser River. It is at the heart of a region known as the Shuswap Country or “the Shuswap”, noted for its recreational lakeshore communities including the city of Salmon Arm. The name “Shuswap” is derived from the Shuswap or Secwepemc First Nations people, the most northern of the Interior Salish peoples, whose territory includes the Shuswap.

250.835.2212 • reclineridgewinery.com

River connects via Mara Lake. In the south-west the Salmon River flows into the lake at Salmon Arm. The Eagle River runs down from the Eagle Pass in the Monashees to enter the lake at Sicamous, in the east. The Seymour River empties into the northern end of the Seymour Arm. In addition to these rivers, numerous creeks feed the lake, including Scotch Creek, which runs south to the north shore of the main arm, near the community of the same name. Source Wikipedia

Shuswap Lake consists of four arms, forming a shape reminiscent of the letter H. The four arms are called Salmon Arm (southwest), Anstey Arm (northeast), Seymour Arm (north), and the main lake (west). Shuswap Lake connects to Little Shuswap Lake via the Little River, which flows from the end of the west arm. To the north-west it is fed by the Adams River, which drains Adams Lake. Shuswap Lake connects to Mara Lake at the Sicamous Channel. The Shuswap

Recline Ridge offers a variety of award-winning, unique, cool-climate wines. Fantastic on their own, or as accompaniments with food, the whites are crisp, refreshing, and very fruit-forward – perfect for the deck while on the water. Our reds are well-suited for your barbeques, and the dessert wines will bring a smile to everyone who tastes them. Be sure to use us as your wine supplier for your Waterways houseboat vacation. We are located only 15 minutes West of Salmon Arm, just off the Trans-Canada Highway. Our Wine Shop is totally unique and our patio is

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“the” spot for having a glass (or two) of wine, and you can drink in the view of the peaceful setting of the vineyard and more. We focus on producing wines made from grapes grown right here in the Shuswap. Our passion shows in everything we do, so come and see us. WE DELIVER! Order today for a delivery when you depart from your Waterway Houseboat Vacation.

OPEN: 10am-5pm July - Sept., 12pm-5pm May, June & Oct., By appointment Nov. to April • 2640 Skimikin Rd., Tappen, BC

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d When leaving the channel onto the Shuswap, you are immediately on the Salmon Arm. There are plenty of things to see and do. The City of Salmon Arm is at the Southwest end of this arm. Pull into the city wharf, spend the day shopping on Main Street, or eat at one of the many restaurants in town. If you’re looking for more of a nature walk, the beautiful Margaret Falls is located at the northwest end of the Arm. Although overnight beaching is limited, the end of the arm is only a few hours away and day trips are a very popular option before heading toward the narrows for the evening. Salmon Arm is a city in the Southern Interior of the Canadian province of British

salmon arm

Columbia that has a population of 16,205 (2006). It is on the shores of Shuswap Lake, where the Salmon River empties into the Salmon Arm reach of the Lake. It is a tourist town in the summer, with many beaches, as well as camping facilities and house boat rentals. Salmon Arm is home to the longest wooden wharf in North America. It is the location of the head offices of the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District. Salmon Arm became a city on May 15, 2005, its 100th birthday of incorporation. Directly north of the city, across Shuswap lake, lies Mt. Bastion. A photograph of Mt. Bastion serves as the background for the driver’s license of BC. The largest employer in the Salmon Arm

area is the forest industry and related businesses. The city benefits from close access to the Canadian Pacific railway. Tourism is also important to Salmon Arm, bringing many tourists from Vancouver and Calgary. Most tourists arrive during the summer season, either stopping en route to other holiday destinations, or to visit the Shuswap Lake. Salmon Arm has several hotels, campsites and houseboat rental outlets.Relative to its size, Salmon Arm has a wide variety of restaurants and cultural attractions. Public beaches at Sunnybrae and Canoe are often crowded during the summer. Source Wikipedia

Geord Holland Legal Counsel for the Waterways Group of Companies

GLAZIER POLLEY Barristers & Solicitors

250.763.3343 | www.glazierpolley.com | Kelowna, B.C.

Accesible t o houseboats!

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anstey arm The nature arm. Just past the floating sea stores starts Anstey Arm. Anstey is a quiet arm with limited population. This Arm is well known for its beautiful beaches and pristine shoreline. At the very east end of the arm is the beautiful hike to a giant cedar forest. As well as that, a

hidden gem of beaches awaits you at Roberts Bay on the south end. Also home to Anstey-Hunakwa Provincial Park, a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. 6,852 hectares in size, the park was established April 18, 2001. The parks aims to protect grizzly, black bear,

Preserving a lifestyle for generations to come.

moose, mule deer, pine marten, and Townsend’s big-eared bat. Includes the most extensive undisturbed Interior Cedar Hemlock moist-warm Variant 3. Anstey Arm, is the arm if you are interested in getting away from it all, being out in the wilderness, and one with nature.

Crowe MacKay is proud to be a part of the longstanding success of Waterway Houseboats. We are delighted to provide professional support as accountants and business advisors to Waterway and look forward to continuing that support as their trusted advisors for many years to come. At Crowe MacKay, we take pride in longstanding relationships and enduring success. Our professionals have the knowledge and experience to guide you in the right direction, building a solid foundation for current needs and opening the door for future growth and opportunities. If you are looking for a better way to grow and preserve your future, whether through accounting, income tax, estate planning, succession planning or business restructuring, contact Crowe MacKay today. We can help.

Crowe MacKay LLP | 500-1620 Dickson Avenue | Kelowna, BC VIY 9Y2 www.crowemackay.ca | toll free 1.866.763.5021 | fax 250.763.3600

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Probably the most popular of the Shuswap Arms is Seymour. Albas Falls is one of the main nature attractions on Shuswap Lake. The short hike to the breathtaking Albas Falls is definitely worth it. Enjoy the pub at the end of Seymour Arm and there are plenty of beaches to spend your evenings on. Seymour Arm, known historically also as Ogdensville or Ogden City and Seymour, is an unincorporated settlement and former town located at the head of the inlet of the same name on Shuswap Lake in British Columbia, Canada. Located at the mouth of the Seymour River and the disembarkation point for trails over passes across the Monashee Mountains connecting that river’s valley to that of the Columbia River, and navigable by water from Savona at the farther

end of Kamloops Lake Seymour Arm became the location of a bustling boomtown serving travellers to the Big Bend Gold Rush on the Columbia which grew up around a Hudson’s Bay Company post founded at the start of the rush in 1865. With a peak population of 500, Seymour Arm had 13 stores, 11 shoemakers, 8 wash houses, 6 barber shops, 6 physicians, 6 saloons, 5 bakeries, 3 restaurants, 2 blacksmiths, 1 bathhouse, 1 drug store, 1 stationery shop, a coffee and doughnut stand, and a livery stable. The town was destroyed by fire in the late 1860s but was revived again by English developers promoting the Seymour Arm Fruits Land Company, and a post office, hotel, school and hotel were established in 1910. The hotel closed in 1925 and by 1940 the town was

largely abandoned, save for a few remaining settlers. Today the hotel, since reopened with a restaurant and pub, and one of the orchard-era mansions remain, and the locality is a farming and recreational community. Source Wikipedia

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Hwy 1 beside Tim Horton’s

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LEGEND

SAFETY AND NAVIGATION GUIDE

Marine Gas Marina Boat Launch Vehicle Campsites Wilderness Campsites Sani Station

Roderick-Haig Brown Park

Mountain Bike Trails Hiking Picnic Area Waterfalls

LEE CREEK

Garbage Drop Off

LITTLE SHUSWAP LAKE

Reinecker Creek Trails Rubberhead Trails Park Hill Trails

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Cruikshank Pt.

SCOTCH Shuswap CREEK Lake Park

DO NOT CROSS THIS POINT STRONG CURRENT

Little Mountain Trails South CanoeWEST Trails Diving

to Vancouver via Kamloops 4.5 hours drive time

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Water Provincial Park Sand Bars

Copper Island Reedman Pt.

Beaching

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McBride Pt.

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BLIND BAY

DO NOT cross this point Beaching UNSAFE during storms Beaching prohibited River / Creek Hiking Trail Railway Trans Canada Highway Secondary Highway Marine Navigational Light 2012

dangerous storm area IMPORTANT! Beaching Rule

beaching prohibited

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BALMORAL

If you look out the back of your houseboat and see nothing but open water down the length of the arm of the lake, you are in a DANGEROUS location.

HOUSEBOAT TRAVEL TIMES FROM WATERWAY MARINA BASE TO LOCATION AT 2200 RPM Help us protect your parkland. Enjoy your visit but please leave the parks as you find them so that future visitors may enjoy them too. Fireworks are prohibited in British Columbia provincial parks.

CARLIN

TAPPEN Tappen Bay

ION T S A B N TA I N MOU Sunnybrae Park Herald Park

ANGLEMONT Shuswap Lake Arm............... 3.25 hrs.

SALMO N west end of arm mostly res

ANSTEY BEACH Anstey Arm .................... 5.00 hrs. Mallard Pt.

BLIND BAY Shuswap Lake Arm ................. 5.25 hrs.

PARADISE POINTParadise Point

Bastion Bay

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idential & comm ercial

Canoe Pt. Sandy Pt.

CANOE

COPPER ISLAND Shuswap Lake Arm ......... 5.00 hrs.

ANNIS

COTTONWOOD BEACH Seymour Arm ......... 3.25 hrs. ENCOUNTER POINT Seymour Arm ............ 4.25 hrs.

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ALBAS Seymour Arm ............................... 5.50 hrs.

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SALMON ARM Black Point

MARA PARK Mara Lake ........................... 1.25 hrs. MARBLE PARK Salmon Arm..................... 1.25 hrs.

TO ENTER AND EXIT NIELSEN BEACH Seymour Arm................. 3.00 hrs. S ALMON ARM WARF

RODERICK HAIG BROWN Shuswap Lake.....7.50 hrs. SCOTCH CREEK Shuswap Lake .................. 6.50 hrs. SILVER BEACH Seymour Arm ................... 6.50 hrs.

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• At low water levels (early spring and late summer), please use extreme caution when entering the Salmon Arm marina SOUTH to Oroville as the route in is quite Wash. via Kelowna limited and it is easy to 3.5 hours drive time run aground.

Mara Lake Par

MARA

DO NOT CROSS THIS POINT

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Houseboats MUST BE BEACHED 1 HOUR before sunset Silver Beach

CINNEMOUSUN NARROWS PARK • Houseboats must not be beached between the signs at Haven Point and the ranger cabin during the period of July 1st through Labour Day. • Fireworks are prohibited on Shuswap Lake and in BC provincial parks.

Fowler Point

Albas Falls

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• Removal of Forest trees is prohibited.

Drasniers Bay

Steamboat Bay

SEYMOUR ARM

Bughouse Bay

Two Mile Creek Beach Bay

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Twin Bays

Prohibited beaching West Ruckell Pt. of this line, NO overnight parking past this point

MOORING & FLOAT USE • Overnight mooring is not permitted at Shuswap Lake (Scotch Creek), Herald, Sunnybrae, Mara or Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Parks during the period from May 1 to September 30. All other parks and recreation areas are available for overnight use, subject to the guidelines. •D  ocks are provided in some areas for small crafts only. Please do not tie houseboats to these structures.

Swall Beach

WATER SAFETY • Your PFD Won’t Work If You Don’t Wear It. Many people who died in boating accidents last year, drowned within a few feet of safety. Most of those victims owned life jackets, but they weren’t wearing them when they perished. Prolonged immersion in cold water causes hypothermia. This condition will cause in death unless reversed. Never give alcohol to a victim of hypothermia. Use blankets for warming and if the person is conscious, administer warm liquids and warm, moist air for breathing.

Marble Point Hungry Cove Murdock Pt. Old Town Bay

Canoe Pt.

SICAMOUS

WA P S U H S E RANG

EAST to Calgary via Banff 5 hours drive time

Sand Bar

TO ENTER AND EXIT SICAMOUS NARROWS Sand Bar

Sicamous Narrows

Mara Point Black Point

• Before entering the Sicamous channel from either side of the Shuswap or Mara Lake you must receive approval from Waterway Base. •M  ake sure you enter beneath the bridges in a straight line between the pillars. If you do not, the Houseboat can be slightly sideways between the pillars and the current will tend to push the Houseboat towards them. If the Houseboat is straight when traveling between the pillars, the driver can counteract the current by utilizing the throttle and “powering out” of any trouble.

WATERWAY MARINA BASE

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Four Mile Creek

Peter Martins Bay

Shuswap Lake East

Bastion Bay

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Robert’s Bay

Aline Hill

Hermit Bay

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Cinnemousun Narrows

TILLIS LANDING

Anstey Beach

Nine Mile Pt.

Anstey Nielson View Beach

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Anstey Arm West

Cottonwood Beach

Wild Rose Bay

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Out to Shuswap Lake

•A  fter driving under the railway bridge you must make a sharp turn to the left. There is a sandbar in the water just past the railway bridge which is marked by a white pillar with a green capped navigation light. You must stay BETWEEN the railroad bridge and the green and white navigation pillar to avoid the sandbar. • P ermission to proceed towards the bridge is required from Waterway base.

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environment Waterway recognizes the Shuswap Lake as a beautiful resource that needs protecting. We are very active in protecting this lake, so that future generations can enjoy it as much as we do. Waterway has attached all of our kitchen sinks into the black water holding tanks. Washers have also been decommissioned, however the dryers on the boats equipped with them still operate. Our new dock and the connection to the District sewer is now complete. As a result, we will be containing all of the water in our hot tubs. Our boats which are plumbed for grey water will be 100% contained. It is important to remember that all black water is currently being contained. WATER USE: Instructions will be given on the use of the hot tubs. Adding water as necessary to the hot tub is fine. Please take brief showers and do not leave the

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water running in the sink while doing dishes or while using the washroom. Remember that a significant amount of grey water goes into the lake. When you are on a beach surrounded by other houseboats, all grey water being drained goes into the water surrounding the houseboats. We ask that you leave the beach prior to showering or using the dishwasher and do so out on the lake. It is better for everyone and also according to the Ministry of Environment, for the lake as well. Waterway uses environmentally sensitive soaps and detergents, which are also unscented and free of endocrine disruptors, which may have a long term impact on the health of the lake system. Please help reduce our impact on the Shuswap by taking the appropriate measures and using the cleaning products provided on your houseboat.

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flyboard

A Flyboard is a type of water jetpack attached to a personal water craft (PWC) which supplies propulsion to drive the Flyboard through air and water to perform a sport known as flyboarding. A Flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft. Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath which provide thrust for the rider to fly up to 15 metres in the air or to dive headlong through the water. The Flyboard was invented in spring

2011 by a French watercraft rider, Franky Zapata. He built many prototypes before perfecting the design which allows the device to climb out of the water and be stable in the air. This was achieved by the underfoot propulsion and hand stabilization. The device was presented to the public for the first time at the jet ski World Championship 2012 in China. After a video was posted on YouTube the product received a lot of attention from people around the world and it was looked at as an incredible .

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The Flyboard is basically a bolt on device that is attached to a jet ski and requires proper instructions and safety gear before being able to use the product successfully and efficiently. The PWC (Personal Water Craft) is powered from 100 horse power and up and follows the rider, permitting the freedom to go anywhere, even underwater. The thrust that comes from the PWC is run through a 180 degree adapter (which allows the rider to divert and control the device in any desired motion) and then goes into the hose that is 4 inches in diameter and roughly 55 feet long and has capabilities of putting the pilot above water 35 feet or below water 35 feet. The hose is attached in a way so that the PWC follows behind the rider’s trail allowing the rider all types of freedom even allowing the rider to go under water if they desire. The pilot that is on the Flyboard is in complete control of the navigation while the throttle is controlled by the person in charge of the PWC. The pilot on the Flyboard is secured in by bindings similar to a wakeboard and the rider is propelled from water jets below the device. The Flyboard is buoyant for safety, which also allows the rider to rest in the water between rides if the rider happens to get fatigued. The use of a personal flotation device and helmet is recommended for safety purposes. Source Wikipedia

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nature & culture History

Conservation

The area is named after the Shuswap Secwepemc First Nations people, the most northern of the Salishan speaking people. This group was the first to inhabit the region, as evidenced by kekulis (semi-underground pit houses), which have been found at Scotch Creek and nearby Herald Provincial Park. Kekulies may be found in many of the locations of Shuswap Lake Marine Park. Pictographs or rock paintings have also been discovered around Shuswap Lake. During the nineteenth and early twentieth century, European explorers, fur traders and surveyors came to the area. Then in the late 1800s, gold was discovered, and the population in the area soared. Today, little remains of these historic tales.

Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them Cutting of trees - live or dead - for firewood is strictly prohibited.

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Wildlife Cougars and bears are occasionally seen here. Wildlife is potentially dangerous and may be encountered at any time. Make lots of noise when hiking where signs of bears are found. Practice safe food storage, and dispose of garbage in the containers provided. Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlife.

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backcountry bears

Hiking, mountain-biking and camping in bear habitat is an exhilarating way to spend a day, a week or a month. And seeing a bear is far more likely to enhance your wilderness experience than spoil it. Knowing what to do and how to behave when the moment comes will keep you and the bear safe - and your spirits high! 1.  Be prepared! Learn how and why bears behave the way they do and know how to react to an encounter or attack. If you’re recreating in grizzly country, ensure you can tell the difference between a black and a grizzly bear. 2. Before setting out, check with the appropriate authorities (provincial wildlife officer, park warden, etc.) to see if there has been any bear activity along your route. Obey all trail closures and information signs. If there are bears in the area, consider choosing a different route. 3.  Always, always carry bear pepper spray or another deterrent - and know how to use it. 4.  Stay alert and watch for bears and bear signs. Tracks, trampled vegetation or scat are all signs that bears

may be nearby. Be especially alert where bear foods are abundant. 5. Make lots of noise. If a bear hears you coming, it will usually avoid you. Warn bears of your presence by talking calmly and loudly or singing, especially in dense bush where visibility may be limited or around rivers or streams where bears have trouble hearing you coming. Your voice will help identify you as human and non-threatening.

6. T  ravel in a group during daylight hours. Especially in grizzly country. There is no record of a bear attacking a larger group of people. 7.  Avoid animal carcasses. Make a wide detour if you smell or see signs of a dead animal (e.g. ravens circling). Black and grizzly bears can kill large animals for food, and they are attracted to carcasses that have been killed by other causes. Leave the area if possible. 8.  Keep dogs on a leash and under control. Dogs may be helpful in detecting bears, but they may also agitate them and create a conflict situation. 9.  Keep your distance. Never approach bears. If a bear (or any animal) approaches, back away in order to maintain a safe distance. Use binoculars, spotting scopes and telephoto lenses to view and photograph wild animals up close. 10.  Secure all potential bear attractants. Never feed a bear, either intentionally or unintentionally, by being careless with your garbage or food scraps. Always store your food and garbage in a bear-proof container and keep it on the back of the houseboat at night.

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fun facts •

If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

Dogs have four toes on their hind feet, and five on their front feet.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

A cockroach will live nine days without it’s head, before it starves to death.

The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.

Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating

The strongest muscle in proportion to its size in the human body is the tongue.

Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Porcupines float in water.

Elephants are the only mamals that can’t jump.

Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

Starfish don’t have brains.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Polar bears are left handed.

A male emperor moth can smell a female emperor moth up to 7 miles away.

It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs... but not downstairs.

A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger that it’s brain.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

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