Accommodation in South Shuswap

From fishing camps and cozy cottages, to beach resorts and B&Bs, vacation rentals, full service campgrounds and provincial parks to village motels and frontier log cabins, our hosts put the R&R in your Shuswap RetReat and the variety is as eclectic as the selection of activities nearby including yoga and SUP, motorcycle and antique auto…

Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run

Watch in amazement each fall as the quiet waters of the 12 km Adams River welcome home the sockeye salmon returning to their home waters to spawn after the 4,000 km journey of their lifetime. This river is one of the most important sockeye salmon breeding areas in North America; important to local ecology and…

Scuba Diving

Shuswap Lake and Adams Lake share their underwater secrets with diving enthusiasts. Sites feature wall dives, beach dives and shipwrecks including a barge, a tug boat, a houseboat and even an icebreaker ferry. Experience the world-famous sockeye salmon run from below as they return to the Adams River to spawn. Consult local experts for the…

Snowshoeing

Where there’s four seasons, there’s snow. And where there’s snow, there’s snowshoeing. The Shuswap is also the perfect central location for a snowshoeing vacation. One of the special and yet relatively unknown cross country and snowshoe trail systems is located at Skmana Lake on the back road between Chase and the North Shuswap. The volunteer-run…

Snowmobiling

  The Shuswap is home to seven excellent sledding areas including Blue Lake Mountain, Crowfoot Mountain, Eagle Pass, Fly Hills, Owlhead Mountain, Queest Mountain and Spa Hills. Local snowmobile clubs make your adventure memorable and safe. The Crowfoot Mountain Snowmobile Club, Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club, Hunters Range Snowmobile Club, Salmon Arm Snowblazers,and Spa Hills can…

Sleigh Rides

Agricultural roots run deep in the Shuswap and there are farms and ranches throughout the region. In the quieter winter months, sleigh rides, hot cocoa and camp fires are on offer especially during the holiday season. Be sure to book ahead and bring a cozy blanket. Another Shuswap tradition is the holiday production at Caravan…

Winter Activities

Spectacular Snowy Shuswap Winter sparkles in the Shuswap. We have our geography and elevation to thank for our marvellous winters, powdery snow and moderate temperatures. No deep freeze on fun in these parts. Our mountains, valleys, meadows and lakefront make the Shuswap an ideal playground for nordic and back country skiing, epic sledding, superb snowshoeing,…

Rock Climbing

We’re not even bluffing! With the recent opening of a climbing wall in Salmon Arm, our region’s climbing culture continues to expand. Knowledgeable and talented local climbers generously share their expertise and recommend a number of great local and often four-season climbs including Haines Creek in Silver Creek, Syphon Falls in Salmon Arm, Kault Hill…

Rafting

There’s gently down the stream, and then there’s rivers that are a dream for white water adventurists! The Shuswap is home to two rivers —the Adams and the Shuswap— both exceptional rafting fun and adventure for the whole family! From class I to class IV rapids from early spring to later summer and fall, rely…

Paddling & SUP

Shuswap Lake offers endless paddling excursions. Enjoy an early morning SUP, some canoe camping or a kayak across the lake. The Shuswap is a paddler’s paradise, with easily accessible smaller lakes for a perfect escape – from Mara Lake, near Sicamous, and White Lake, close to Salmon Arm and Mabel Lake near Enderby. The Shuswap…