About the Area
We invite you to browse our website to discover all the Shuswap has to offer. We encourage you to experience the Shuswap first hand by visiting our area of this beautiful province of British Columbia, Canada.
We can offer you a four season playground that includes many activities and attractions. Shuswap Lake is one of the most popular recreational destinations in BC. The approx. 400 km of shoreline contains many provincial parks and offers unlimited water related recreational opportunities. The surrounding mountains provide trails for cross country skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking and hiking.
Shuswap Lake is named after the Shuswap Indians, an Interior Salish tribe who ranged from west of the Fraser River, east to the Columbia River, and from the north of McBride to south of Kamloops. Shuswap may be derived from sixwt, meaning 'downriver.' There are four bands now located in the Shuswap, Adams Lake Band, Neskonlith Band, Spallumcheen Band and Little Shuswap Band.
What's News on the Shuswap Trails?
Routes and Blues Outdoor Interpretive Program
Fri Aug 1, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
@ Mara Hall
Come join us for guided hikes as we get ready for Roots & Blues!
Scatchard Mt. Switchbacks Trail Challenge
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:00 am - Aug 6, 2014
The historic trail climbs to viewpoints overlooking Chase, and the Chase Creek Canyon, and further on to the Chase Creek Rd. Watch for Big Horn Sheep across the canyon on the slopes above Chase Creek.
Search for the Becca Beacon during weekly Summer trail challenge in the Shuswap
Monday, July 21, 2014
News Release July 21, 2014 Search for the Becca Beacon during weekly Summer trail challenge in the Shuswap The Shuswap, British Columbia – There are more good things underfoot out on Shuswap Trails this summer. Following up on the success of last year’s weekly summer trail challenge, this year’s Shuswap Trail Alliance summer student, Rebecca Howes, has reactivated another round of the weekly prize-filled outdoor motivational challenge.
Local Non-Profits Join Together to Benefit the Community
Monday, July 7, 2014
The Shuswap Trail Alliance (STA), the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS), and the Salmar Community Association are pleased to announce a new and innovative community non-profit partnership. Sharing an office downtown, STA and LASS have joined together to rent the space from the Salmar Community Association, owners and operators of the Salmar Grand Cinemas and historic Salmar Classic Theatre in Salmon Arm who put 100 per cent of the funds they receive back into the community through upgrades, donations, and scholarships.