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?
June 30 (Thursday) – Trail Mix Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Thu Jun 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
@ Salmon Arm Art Gallery
Join the over 45 participating artists, trail guides, and photographers who have been working in 15 teams to feature 15 unique Shuswap trails and their stories.
June is Paddle Month
Wed Jun 1, 2016 - Thu Jun 30, 2016
@ The Shuswap Paddle Centre and other locations
A full month of Blueways and Paddle Trails! Once you’ve got in the habit of daily walking and biking, it’s time to add a little paddling to the mix.
Brand new Pocket Park gets kids out on bikes and trails
Friday, May 20, 2016
News Release May 20, 2016 Brand new Pocket Park gets kids out on bikes and trails The Shuswap, British Columbia - It's official! The brand new CSRD Mt Tuam Community Bike Park is open in Blind Bay. The pocket park, funded and built by CSRD Parks in collaboration with the Shuswap Trail Alliance, is the perfect play spot for novice mountain bikers to practice riding on trails with a short easy green loop and a slightly more challenging but still short blue loop, plus an up trail to get you back to the start to try again.
Supervised Bicycle Parkade & Bike-Bucks for Bike-to-Work week in Downtown Salmon Arm
Friday, May 20, 2016
News Release May 19, 2016 Supervised Bicycle Parkade & Bike-Bucks for Bike-to-Work week in Downtown Salmon Arm The Shuswap, British Columbia – Shuswap Bike-to-Work Week organizers really want to make it easy for you to bicycle to work next week.