By Sarah Tokarek
If hiking is not your interest, but waterfalls are, let us help get you there! This itinerary of easy-to-reach, accessible waterfalls will immerse you in nature while enjoying some of our best waterfalls and water-related trails.
Salmon Arm & South Shuswap
Margaret Falls is a short and stunning walk. It is a wide-flat pathway leading to a safe viewing platform. The trail is wheelchair accessible and is great for children and strollers.
McGuire Lake Park is a gem located in the center of Salmon Arm with a beautiful fountain and lush gardens. The park is a popular place to walk and have picnic lunches. There is a paved walkway around the perimeter of the park that is wheelchair accessible.
Sicamous & East Shuswap
Sicamous Creek Falls and Kay Falls offer very short and easy access to scenic waterfalls. These are not stroller or wheelchair friendly and may challenge those with mobility issues. They are child friendly and will take under 20 minutes each to enjoy!
Sicamous Lookout is accessed by a vehicle on a Forest Service Road, requiring no hiking.
The expansive vistas of Shuswap Lake, Mara Lake, The Eagle River, Mara Mountain, and the colorful town of Sicamous are showcased from this iconic viewpoint.
Chase & The North Shuswap
Chase Creek Falls is an easy 10-minute out-and-back walk to an impressive waterfall. Kids and adults alike will love this easily accessible falls close to the bustling village of Chase.
From the main parking lot in Tsútswecw Provincial Park, a short, easy pathway leads to the Salmon viewing platform.
Tsútswecw Provincial Park is located on both sides of the Adams River, between Adams Lake and Shuswap Lake. This trail system is well marked, easily navigated, and provides light routes to wander around. It also boasts one of the best spots to view the world-renowned Adams River Sockeye Salmon annual run. The next Salute to the Sockeye event starts September 30th, 2022.
Map your trip: Experience the waterfalls without hiking
Know Before You Go
Shuswap Tourism strives to ensure Shuswap region visitors have the information and resources they need to make informed decisions while travelling in the Shuswap.
We have compiled the list below to help ensure the utmost safety and information resources for our visitors and locals alike.
Please explore respectively. Plan ahead and prepare.
Make a trip plan and tell someone responsible where you’re going and when you expect to be back. Visit Adventure Smart: Get Informed on how to Stay Safe Outdoors
The Shuswap Trail Alliance: Trail Saftey and Etiquette
Wildsafe BC: Keeping wildlife wild and communities safe
Wildsafe BC: WildSafeBC Bear Safety When Recreating
Shuswap Tourism: Know Before You Go
Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society: Trail User