Sicamous, British Columbia
Sicamous is located halfway between the cities of Calgary and Vancouver. It is nestled between the mountains at the northern edge of the Okanagan around the channel that connects Mara Lake and Shuswap Lake with the Eagle River running through the town.
The unique placement of the town makes Sicamous an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. It is regarded as the premier houseboating destination in Canada with thousands of families and friends flocking to the area over the summer months to enjoy over a thousand kilometres of shoreline vacationing via houseboat rental companies such as Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations.
April through October you can find houseboats plying the waters of Shuswap and Mara lakes. Houseboaters can choose from several models of houseboats sleeping 6 people up to 24 people. With over 1,000 kilometres of shoreline to explore, learn why so many people return year after year to experience one of the most memorable vacations shared with family and friends.
Recent years have seen the explosion of recreational snowmobiling in the area. Sicamous and the surrounding mountains offer up some of the best sledding areas in Western Canada with breathtaking scenery and thousands of acres of fresh powder up in the mountain bowls and enjoyable trail sledding. Learn more at Sled Sicamous!
DISTRICT OF SICAMOUS
Another favorite local activity is challenging the renowned championship course at Hyde Mountain Golf Course on Mara Lake, a premier golf course built around the side of Hyde Mountain that offers a superior golf experience with unbelievable views of Mara Lake and the surrounding area.
Discover the Shuswap
You could say it’s a place where incredible nature comes to rest in the soul. A singular place beckoning to restless singular soles. A place to ascend towering cliffs, glide across snowy meadows, listen to the whispers of a lush forest, or step inside an inviting café, let go of your hurry, stay awhile, and smile. You could say it’s a place for families, where you can jump into incredibly warm water from the deck of a houseboat or wander along rolling trails. A place where you can golf, then bike, then swim, then dine on fine local fare and enjoy an evening out on the town. Or you could simply say it’s a place where you can change into your vacation shoes, put your feet up, and do blissfully nothing at all.
Local Things to Do
- Taste the famous D Dutchmen Dairy ice cream
- Fishing Charters & Watercraft Rentals
- Enchanted Forest & Skytrek Adventure Park
- Explore 7 Shuswap Wineries
- 700+ Hiking & Biking Trails
- Crazy Creek Waterfalls & Hot Pools
- Junglemania – 5 Storey Indoor Gym for Kids
- Farm Markets & Orchards
- Demille’s Farm Market – petting zoo, fresh produce, corn maze
- Grass Root Dairies – gouda cheese factory
- Haney Heritage Park
- Hyde Mountain Golf Course – 18 hole championship course
- Eagle River Golf Course– 9 hole executive course
- Salmon Arm Nature Bay Bird Sanctuary
- Salmar Theatre