Shuswap & Area

The Shuswap area is one of British Columbia's most popular tourist destinations. Famous for houseboating, the four arms of Shuswap Lake stretch out across South-Central British Columbia connecting small communities such as Salmon Arm, Scotch Creek, Blind Bay, Sicamous and more with hundreds of kilometres of shoreline and many hidden coves and beaches. This area is known for warm sunny summers, sandy beaches, championship golf courses and overall as the perfect place for a relaxing getaway.

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy access to several Provincial Parks, including Shuswap Lake, Silver Beach, Roderick Haig-Brown and Cinnemousun Narrows where they will find camping, beaches, day use and picnic areas and a great selection of hiking and biking trails.

If fishing is your sport of choice, there are a number of local guide companies that offer day trips and boat rentals. At the end of August each year the annual salmon run starts attracting tourists and locals alike to the Shuswap River. Another popular local attraction is white water rafting. A guided trip down the Adams River is sure to provide you with great memories and stories for your friends back home.

Similar to the Okanagan Valley, the Shuswap region offers a selection of local wineries where you can enjoy a tour and tasting. A great variety of local stores and shops means you will want to leave some room in your suitcase for all the great souvenirs and treasures you will surely be bringing home.

The majority of Shuswap rentals are private vacation homes or lakefront condos. This area is extremely popular during the summer and availability is limited, so it is suggested that visitors book their Shuswap accommodations as early as possible.

 

Shuswap Activites


Shuswap ATV Rentals

ATV Rentals

The rugged terrain and numerous backcountry trails make the Shuswap region perfect for ATV enthusiasts. If you don't own your own ATV, there are several local companies that offer rentals and guided day trips.

 
Shuswap Boating

Boating

Shuswap Lake is one of the most popular for boating in British Columbia. With more than 1000 km of shoreline and numerous hidden coves and private beaches it has become the house boating capital of Canada. Wakeboarding, waterskiing and power boating are also popular in this area so if you plan on renting a boat, make sure to reserve it early.

     
Shuswap Camping

Camping

An extremely popular area for camping, you will find a number of full service campsites nestled away amongst the forests, mountains and streams. Whether you are tenting or travelling with and RV, spots fill up very fast so plan to make your reservations as early as possible. Provincial parks start taking reservations April 1st.

 
Shuswap Fishing

Fishing

Shuswap Lake and many of the smaller surrounds lakes provide a great destination for the fishing enthusiast. Several local companies offer guided day trips and equipment rentals. Even if you don't end up catching anything you can still enjoy a nice afternoon spent on the lake.

     
Shuswap Hiking

Hiking

With miles of marked trails in every direction, this is a hiker’s paradise. There is no better way to experience the natural beauty of the Shuswap then to explore it for yourself. Pack plenty of water and set out to see the sights.

 
Shuswap Golfing

Golf

For golfers there is no better place to stay then the Shuswap, offering more than 10 unique courses within easy driving distance. One of the most popular courses in the area is Shuswap Lake Estates Golf & Country Club. Other popular courses include Canoe Creek, Anglemont Estates and Sunshore Golf Course. Make sure to book your tee times early.

     
Shuswap Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

There are several local companies who offer trail rides for riders of all experience levels from beginner to expert. Take advantage of this unique way to enjoy the beautiful Okanagan scenery.

 
Shuswap Beaches

Parks & Beaches

The Shuswap region has no shortage of beaches and several provincial parks. The parks offer full service camp sites, picnic areas and boat launches. Ask your reservation agent for a list of recreational areas near you.

     
Shuswap Rafting

Rafting

For the thrill seekers in your group, rafting is a must try activity. Whether you are an experienced rafter or this is your first time, a guided trip down the Adams River is sure to make your trip memorable.

 
Shuswap Wineries

Wineries

There are several top quality wineries in the Shuswap area. Granite Creek Estate and Recline Ridge Winery are two of the most popular and should not be missed.

 

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