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Talking about a diverse destination, forest, meadows, lakes, rivers, mountains, active, wilderness, parks, easy walks and alpine hiking, mountain biking and road touring,  canoeing, sailing, paddle boarding, rafting or what to think of horseback riding visit a working bison farm, 
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Tree top Flyers Chase  

We offer everything you need for a great day on the water. 

Rent  a Kayak, Canoe or a Stand Up Paddleboard and lead your own adventure on the Shuswap River or Mabel Lake. Learn from the pros with the Whitewater kayak school or jump on a raft trip and take on the legendary Skookumchuck Rapids

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As the owner and operator of the local hunting and fishing store in Salmon Arm (, I have seen the need for a professional and experienced Guide and Tour service in our area. This observation, along with our many years of fishing and customer service experience have led us to create Bucktail Adventures. We are focused on providing our clients with an unforgettable day out on the water with the added bonus of hooking and fighting a genetic version of trout that can only be caught right here in our beautiful Shuswap Lake. Our Guides are all local residents with many years of fishing experience targeting Trout, Char, Kokanee and Chinook salmon in these waters.

Where the Shuswap meets the Okanagan

Explore the city of Enderby and discover a place as timeless as the Enderby Cliffs, as free-flowing as the Shuswap River and as welcoming as home.

Explore Enderby:
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Biking & Hiking




The Shuswap is a meeting place – water, wilderness, people, and bikes – that’s been a part of the cultural fabric of the region and is historically rooted in the Secwepemc first peoples. It’s a place to meet and find a little something for everyone – quiet country roads along lakes and rivers, big hit downhill, flow, berms, old school, cross-country, in town/out of town, back country wild and close country natural, bike park features, loops, lines, descent, and distance. It’s a place where you can start your day at a breathtaking interior fjord and end – no matter the trail – with your feet up at a pub or café.

With over 1500 km of quiet paved back roads and 470 km of mountain bike trails and cross-country tracks, the Shuswap is a lakeside culture that has found some serious fun cruising the green hills and valleys. But it’s not just one lakeside culture – it’s a hub. Linked by rivers and lakes, each community brings something different to the


Bird watching

Diverse flora and fauna await you. Numerous tree species, wildflower and mushroom varieties flourish in the Shuswap's temperate zone, while large and small animals thrive in its lush habitats. Large numbers of waterfowl and many other birds grace the skies and waterways of the region. In fact, our widely varied habitat of rivers, lakes and wetlands attracts as many as 250 bird species. In the spring and fall the shorelines are a haven for a wide variety of migratory birds. The Salmon Arm Bay is one of only two places in BC where the Western Grebe has established a breeding colony. Huge formations of Sandhill Cranes fly through the region each spring and the many lakes are a favorite fall stop over for Canadian Geese. Tundra and Trumpeter Swans make their winter home here, especially near Chase, where Bald Eagles can also be seen feeding their young. Get your binoculars out to see the Great Blue Heron and Osprey fishing, and maybe even a chance to spot the blue-billed Ruddy Duck or the large Pileated Woodpecker and the Ring-necked Pheasant. At the Salmon Arm Marine Park by the wharf, visit the award-winning Interpretive Centre operated by the Nature Bay Society. The Society has worked to protect the sensitive habitat, creating islands, lagoons, boardwalks, trails, and bird blinds.

Visit the Salmon Arm Nature Bay Enhancement Society at



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Shuswap Unique Adventure Tours   
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Turtle Valley Bison Ranch Crazy Creek Suspension bridge & Hot pools      see movie
Kingfisher Salmon Interpretive Center Adams river Salmon Society 
R.J. Haney Heritage village  Dreamcycle Museum 

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Club Shuswap Pickle ball 

With an extensive collection of tools, engines, and equipment dating back to the early 1900's the Deep Creek Tool Museum is a truly unique experience!

A recent addition to the Deep Creek Tool Museum is the World's Largest Reel Lawnmower.  Be sure to check it out and take a picture of yourself standing next to this impressive construction!

The Deep Creek Tool Museum features a one-of-a-kind collection of tools and household goods from the mechanical age. These antiques, collected for their unique properties, reveal a time when our relationship to the tools that we use was much different.  Curator Herb Higgin bottom provides guided, interactive tours in which he demonstrates how mechanical ingenuity was first applied to our everyday activities.

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The Switzmalph Cultural Society welcomes all visitors to the Shuswap area and especially to those that would like to have a traditional Secwempc First Nations experience! Visitors are invited to experience the Secwepemc culture, whose ancestors lived in the interior of BC for at least 10,000 years. Visitors can experience a traditional Secwepemc native village built in the traditional style of the Shuswap People’s ancient settlements, participate in a Pow Wow, attend a workshop to learn how to make a traditional birch bark basket or native drum, or book a guided interpretive tour through the trail system in the Salmon River delta where they will learn about ecological values including traditional plants, medicines and traditional sustainable resource management practices. Our guides and instructors will provide visitors with an intimate knowledge and incomparable insight into local First Nations customs, history and environmental stewardship.
 A self-guided walking tour of town introduces you to the stories behind our historic buildings and the leafy streets that were once home to Enderby pioneers. Learn about the families that first settled here and discover which buildings are made of Shuswap clay and Enderby brick and the varied uses of these heritage buildings have enjoyed over the last century. Pick-up your heritage walking tour map at the Enderby Museum and Archives or at the Visitor Centre in Belvidere Park to begin exploring at your own pace.
Enderby Museum & Archives   

Visit the Cool Museum of the Shuswap. Located in the quaint Village of Chase just off the TransCanada Hwy.

Housed in a heritage church dating 1909, we take you through the rich history of the Shuswap Prairie. Try the interactive exhibits that will amaze the little ones and learn the who' why and what's of the settlements, and catch a glimpse of the First Nations connection to the land before the arrival of "big" business.

Experience what the pioneers had to endure to survive in this beautiful and sometimes harsh country in "Sara's" cabin. Our relocated hand hewn log cabin from Turtle Valley

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  Step back in time and into another world… the world of The Enchanted Forest.  Doris & Ernest Needham started The Enchanted Forest as a lifelong dream and retirement project during the 1950's. Opened to the public in 1960’s, it's a magical place where visitors can see, touch and step into the homes of fairytale heroes, villains and creatures that hold so many memories for all of us!
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SkyTrek Adventure Park, 32 km west of Revelstoke, British Columbia, offers exhilarating activities for families, adults, youth, teens and toddlers! Zip lines, giant swingkids gamesaerial trekking courses and many more games in the trees, right in the middle of an enchanting old growth BC rainforest! Come challenge yourself and get high!!
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The White Post Auto Museum has been a land mark in the community for over 30 years and has new local owners, Vance & Keri Tierney of Tappen, BC

Everyone will enjoy a visit to the Museum as you view the variety of indoor and outdoor displays of unique Antique and Classic automobiles.  Take a walk down memory lane as you explore how the automobile has evolved over the years.  In addition the Museum boasts an Antiques Mall with an extensive collection of Antiques, Collectibles, Memorabilia & Man-Cave stuff.  

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  X-Country Skiing 

The Shuswap offers one of the provinces largest Nordic ski centers, experiences annual snow packs between 1 and 3 meters, and is home to one of the largest loppets. There are a variety of x-c areas in the region, including the Larch Hills Nordic Area, Skmana Lake, Eagle River Nature trails and more…

Here’s a little information about some of the key feature xc destinations in the Shuswap:

The Larch Hills cross-country ski area, is 20 km from Salmon Arm, has a 125 km trail network covering terrain in the 3500 to 4000 ft range, with about 43 km that are track set. The society maintains a chalet, cabin, and all the trails. There are no trail fees but donations are encouraged to help with expenses, and memberships are very reasonable and practical. The Society hosts a number of events throughout the ski season including Moonlight Lantern and Full Moon Skis, and of course, the renowned Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet, a fun, family-friendly event held on the 3rd Saturday each January. For more information please go to:

Skamana Lake Nordic Trails are situated near (Chase). This is a beautiful series of loop trails, groomed and managed by the Skamana Ski Club. For more information please go to:



Where there’s four seasons, there’s snow. And where there’s snow, there’s snowshoeing. The Shuswap is also the perfect central location for a snowshoeing vacation. The Shuswap is also home to an abundance of dry Monashee powder, an exceptional network of trails, and stunning scenery. If you’re into sliding around on snow, the Shuswap is a great place to be.

Winter in the Shuswap
One of our top four favourite seasons! Check out our video of the best of winter in the Shuswap: Skiing, Snowmobiling, Skating & more!


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