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?
BC Day Instameet - Shuswap
Mon Aug 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
@ Salmon Arm Wharf
In honour of BC Day on August 1, 2016, Explore BC is helping to organize 20+ Instameets around the province as a way to celebrate. This year, the the Shuswap is hosting our first Instameet starting at Salmon Arm's Marine Peace Park, so there will be tons of inspiration.
Trail-Mix: Artists, photographers, and guides explore the Shuswap in latest gallery exhibition
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
News Release July 5, 2016 Trail-Mix: Artists, photographers, and guides explore the Shuswap in latest gallery exhibition The Shuswap, British Columbia - The latest project from the Shuswap District Arts Council joins forces with the Shuswap Trail Alliance to bring together over 40 participating contributors in a remarkable exploration of the Shuswap natural and cultural landscape through its diverse trail system.
Trail Mix Art Exhibition - All Summer!
Thu Jun 30, 2016 - Sat Aug 27, 2016
@ Salmon Arm Art Gallery & Various Off-Site Locations
The celebration of Shuswap trails, art, and story continues all summer long at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery, three satellite exhibition sites at Prestige Inn, Prisa Lighting, and the Blue Canoe Bakery Cafe, and two on-trail installation sites on the Foreshore Raven Trail (Salmon Arm) and Mt Baldy Lookout (South Shuswap).
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.