Discover Sicamous, BC

Explore this four-season destination on the shores of Mara and Shuswap lakes

Sicamous, meaning narrow or squeezed in the middle, is a four-season destination on the shores of both the Mara and Shuswap Lakes. The community boasts excellent snowmobiling, golfing and boating that can be enjoyed – even all in one day!

Sicamous is known as the Houseboat Capital of Canada, but offers many more activities and events throughout the year, from high-energy thrills to laidback leisure. They’ve been known by another name in the not so distant past – SledTown ShowDown Champion of Western Canada!

The Sicamous of yesteryear comprises Indigenous heritage including the Schickamoos, a semi-nomadic First Nations group, Columbia gold discovery, paddle wheelers and the construction of Canadian Pacific Railway, where the driving of the Last Spike in Craigellachie, linked Canada sea to sea.

The Shuswap is a great playground for boaters, kayakers or paddleboard enthusiasts. The Beach Park offers a beautiful sandy beach, with grassy area, perfect for picnics and a splash park and playground for kids.

Here’s some fun: The Shark Shack is the floating, licensed restaurant on Shuswap Lake and you can imagine the amazing views you’ll enjoy during your meal … don’t forget to sign your name on the wall!


• At Crazy Creek Resort, stroll the boardwalks through majestic forests, cross the Suspension Bridge to get near the falls and warm up in the mineral-rich hot pools. Visitors can just stop by or stay on the Eagle River in RVs or luxury suites.

Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum is a one-of-a-kind attraction, with more than 100 vintage and collector motorcycles from around the world.

• Up for a little adventure? Treetop Flyers Zipline at Chase Canyon is an exciting, family-friendly experience.

• MOJO Tours provides daily wine tours throughout the Shuswap, specializing in a unique behind-the-scenes look at the wine industry in the Okanagan and Shuswap regions.


The temperate climate is warm in the summer and cold in winter, with an annual precipitation of about 731 mm (28.8 inches) per year.

Destination BC is developing a new campaign to promote hyper-local travel where residents are “tourists-in-their own hometown,” while practising the COVID-19 safety protocols as recommended by the B.C. Provincial Health Officer. Many B.C. parks are now open, and national parks were to open as of June 1.

(Check this website for current details on travel.)

Getting Here

Driving: The drive from Vancouver to Sicamous takes about 5 1/2 hours minutes at a distance of 496 km (308 mi).

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