best things to do in the shuswap and salmon arm

If you are thinking about moving to Salmon Arm in the beautiful Shuswap, there are plenty of amazing activities for you to enjoy. From great events & festivals, to fun indoor & outdoor activities, the area has tons of fun no matter what your hobbies are.

Although there is a seemingly endless amount of fantastic activities for you to enjoy here, there are three in particular that the Shuswap is famous for. If you plan on living in the area, the three activities you simply must try are house boating, golfing and visiting the local wineries.

House Boating 

house boating on the shuswapThe Shuswap is perhaps best known for its incredible house boating, and for good reason! The lake has tons of amazing beaches and destinations to explore. If you have a bunch of friends and/or family who are looking for an amazing weekend, house boating on the Shuswap is a must! This is a truly unique experience and lets you explore the lake in a completely different way. Enjoy relaxing with loved ones, some renowned fishing, taking a dip in pristine fresh water, exploring beautiful natural parks, and much more!


best golf courses in salmon armGolfing is another popular activity in Salmon Arm and Shuswap area. The region has many great golf courses, which provide a challenge for golfers of all levels. The beautifully maintained landscape and stunning surroundings make golfing in the Shuswap a must! Learn more about some of the great golf courses in Salmon Arm, below.

Salmon Arm golf Club

The Salmon Arm Golf Club is highly regarded in the sport. In addition to the club’s 18-hole Champions Course, there is also a smaller, 9-hole Heritage Course. This allows golfers of all abilities to enjoy a fun and challenging day of golf. The 18-hole Champions Course was designed by Les Furber and features meticulously manicured terrain and stunning natural scenery. This incredible offering has not gone unnoticed, with the Champions Course making British Columbia’s “must play” list.

Canoe Creek Golf Course

Canoe Creek Golf Course is a picturesque golf course that features 7,000 yards of open fields that include beautiful forests, gorgeous water features and immaculate greens. The course has a number of strategically placed hazards, which make for a fun challenge regardless of skill set.

Hyde Mountain Golf Course

Nestled in the gorgeous treed hills above Mara Lake in Sicamous, Hyde Mountain Golf Course will put every golfer to the test. While golfers will enjoy the picturesque scenery that surrounds this inspiring course, elevation changes and challenging lines will play a big part in your round at this course where every hole is sure to be memorable.

Shuswap Lake Estate Golf Course

The professionally designed 6,467 yard championship Shuswap Lake Estate Golf Course in Blind Bay is sure to challenge players of all levels. Surrounded by the beautiful Columbia Mountain Range and running alongside the shores of Shuswap Lake, this premiere course offers 18 holes of generous fairways, strategically placed bunkers and exquisite greens.


shuswap winderiesThe Shuswap region is known for being one of the most northern grape growing areas. Each of the area’s vineyards has its own unique micro climate, which creates distinct characteristics. Each is well worth a visit, as they all have their own great features. From gorgeous lake views to exquisite wines, Shuswap wineries offer it all. The area's unique flavour profiles and fantastic scenery make visiting Shuswap wineries a must!

Popular Shuswap Wineries:

  • Sunnybrae
  • Recline Ridge
  • Larch Hills
  • Ovino
Looking for more fun activities to do? Check out other great activities in the Shuswap here!
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