North of Vernon along Route 97 is the Shuswap. Start your journey through the area in awe of the clifftop vistas of Enderby before continuing north 39 km (24 mi) to the “Houseboat Capital of Canada,” Sicamous. This lakeside community has no shortage of ways to enjoy the outdoors, you can spend the afternoon on the water, explore old growth forest trails along the Eagle River or spend an afternoon on one of many golf courses.
From Sicamous, take the Trans-Canada Highway (BC-1) south-west along Shuswap Lake to Salmon Arm. The lake provides over 600 km (373 mi) of pristine shoreline and, with its four arms, resembles the letter “H.” Enjoy local farmers markets, live music and be sure to take a boardwalk stroll along the Salmon Arm Wharf, the longest curved inland wharf in Canada.
Continue along the Trans-Canada Highway as it curves around the lake through the small waterfront communities of Blind Bay and Sorrento, toward Chase. Here, immerse yourself in Secwepemc (Shuswap) culture, zip line over Chase Creek Falls or witness substantial returns of sockeye salmon on the Adams River in the fall. Follow the Trans-Canada just west of Monte Creek to connect back with Route 97 and journey south through the Falkland area, rich in country charm.
NOT TO BE MISSED
tower high above the community and offer breathtaking views of the Shuswap and Okanagan Valley.
at Tsútswecw Provincial Park (formerly Roderick Haig-Brown) sees the salmon return to the Adams River every fall to spawn. Add accessible logo
in Sicamous is the quintessential Shuswap experience. Relax in the sun, cool off in the lake and make the most of this popular summer vacation destination.
KEY ANNUAL EVENTS
Falkland Stampede (Falkland, May)
Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival (Salmon Arm, August)
The Fungi Festival (Sicamous, September)