On the Town

The Shuswap is so much more than beaches and boats. It will come as no surprise to our regular visitors that the beauty of this land inspires amazing stories and impressive talents. Get off on the lake on on the town with these tours, walks, exhibitions, live music events and theatre performances. Check websites for admission rates and hours of operation.

Secwepemc stories Sign up for a Quaaout Lodge Cultural Tour and experience the welcome of the Skwlax territory.

Listen up Sound Machines at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery features eight installations that explore the intersection of sound, voice, music and noise.

Dance (and shop) the night away The popular Music by the Bay on Thursday evenings on the waterfront at Centennial Field in Blind Bay now features an artisan market.

The art of summertime Enderby Arts Council presents Summer of Art Friday mornings and Saturday afternoons all season long.

Walk the walk Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Land Walks, three audio creations leading the listener on a 20 minute walk around the farm.

Tall tales and good eats Haney Heritage Village & Museum presents its ever popular Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre three night a week all summer.

Old Town Road Get to know another side of Sicamous and walk the heritage trail.

Blast from the past Car and motorbike fans will enjoy the vintage vehicle exhibits at White Post Auto Museum and Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum

Arts on the go Inclusive Arts in Downtown Salmon Arm has all things arts and crafts. Choose from a wide selection of take-out activity kits for the kids.

Bring the music home Wednesdays on the Wharf concerts in Salmon Arm have been a staple of summer evenings. This year’s sessions were pre-recorded and are now online for all to enjoy at your leisure.

Beat the Heat

We welcome you to Explore Shuswap again.  Book your getaway now and plan to travel safely and responsibly this summer.

The heart of the traditional territories of the Secwepemc, the “meeting of the waters”, the Shuswap is a place of gathering. We celebrate the pairing of meaningful experiences. Cycle to a vineyard or paint at the pub, paddle to the park, or hike to the hot spring. We live to explore. And every day with us means you’ll find a little more.

Our hosts and our guides, our chefs, brewmasters and vintners, our farmers, producers and shop owners look forward to welcoming you back. Immerse yourself in the stories told by our musicians, artists and actors, artisans and crafters. Meander our maps, our rivers and valleys, our mountains and meadows, our beaches, belvederes, parks and trails in a smart, safe and respectful way.

 

BEAT THE HEAT

Summer in the Shuswap is all about sunny days and starry nights and it comes with its fair share of heat. With above average temperatures in these early days of summer, here are ten outings to keep cool and have fun.

Pack up some water and snacks, hats and swim suits, sunscreen and towels, and enjoy everything under the Shuswap sun.

Wander to the waterfalls. Both Margaret Falls at Herald’s Provincial Park  and Syphon Falls  offer a refreshing reward for a short hike. 

Put it on ice. With over a dozen patios in Salmon Arm’s downtown, order your favourite iced coffee and enjoy the small city’s hustle and bustle.

Grab some grub at the Hub. Across from Shuswap Lake Provincial Park, this Scotch Creek institution is known for great food, local beer and live entertainment.

Walk the red wharf. At Memorial Park  a family friendly beach with playground and plenty of shade on beautiful Little Shuswap Lake.

Early birds hit the trails. A morning hike or bike will set the day on the right path.

Get fresh at the market. Many markets are held weekly across the Shuswap. Stock up on fresh fruit and veggies. New this year is the night market in Blind Bay on Thursdays at Centennial Field.

See it on the big (and bigger) screens. The Salmar Grand Theatre in Salmon Arm is a five screen cinema showing the latest block busters and the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby (North America’s biggest screen) has daily shows after dark.

A bridge over cool waters. Cross the 74 metre suspension bridge across Crazy Creek in the Eagle Valley just east of Sicamous.

Paddles up for lobster. You’ll have earned a legendary lobster roll from Top Jimmy’s Canoe Beach Cafe after a paddle up and down the beach.

Reach for new heights. The Gym of Rock at the Westgate Market in Salmon Arm is an all ages all ability indoor climbing facility with boulder inn and top rope areas.