Shuswap Lake, also popularly known as Shuswap County or the Shuswap Lake System, is located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, north of the Okanagan. Prominently shaped like an H, with the Shuswap Lake Main, Anstey Arm, and Seymour Arm and Salmon Arm, like its big four arms.
Shuswap offers more than a thousand of kilometers of shoreline to explore. It promises hours of various wonderful beach activities, enticing tourists from different areas, locally and internationally, to stay longer and check in one of those comfy and homey beach rentals nearby and to try out fun stuff like swimming, fishing, boating and other water related activities and adventures. These folks can spend hours and hours exploring Shuswap’s pride, the largest houseboat fleet in Canada, and one of the largest in the world, which also plays a major part in the kind of adventure that visitors seek in this part of the world.
Apart from its interesting and breathtaking landscapes, Shuswap also boasts of an impressive four distinct seasons, along with the exciting and worthwhile activities that went with each one.
If Shuswap guests are looking for some new and exhilarating activity, they might as well stay for a couple of days more in one of the Shuswap vacation rentals or for the more adventurous, they can try one of the 14 campsites found in the area. Highly recommended are Two Mile Creek, Marble Point, Hermit Bay and the Shuswap Lake Provincial Park, which is the best option in terms of vehicle accessibility. They can also explore the rest of the lazy and cozy town, they can join hiking activities hosted at the Herald Provincial Park, or perhaps sign up for self-guided nature walk at the Reinecker Creek. For those who seek even more adventure, they can opt for cross-country skiing during winter time and stay in one of the attractive vacation homes or cabin chalets found at the Larch Hills Cross-Country Area, operated by the Larch Hills Ski Club.
Another recommended Shuswap activity is the wildlife viewing as this area is rich in parks. Most notable of all is the Marine Park in Peter Jannink Nature Park which has a public wharf, a picnic site and a public viewing area. They can try out one of the vacation rentals near various golf courses around Shuswap Lake. Some of the most popular include Anglemont Estate Golf Course, Canoe Creek Golf Course in Salmon Arm, or the Shuswap Lake Estates Golf & Country Club in Sicamous.
No Shuswap visit is ever complete without trying the MV Phoebe Ann, a barge-like vehicle that stops at numerous lakeside locations all year round. It has the capacity of 40 passengers, along with a bunch of kayaks and canoes.
Blind Bay, Anglemont and Adams Lake are some of the nearby vacation regions that guests find interesting to visit as well.