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Sicamous Travel Guide

Sicamous, BC is a lake community providing plenty of year round activity on the water and on land. The community is located at a junction of two lakes and two highways. In Sicamous Highway #1 and Hwy 97A connect and the Shuswap Lake and Mara Lake meet via the Sicamous Narrows. It is easy to see why, Sicamous, BC is a popular stop when touring the Shuswap by car or by boat.

Sicamous, British Columbia, Canada

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In the sunshine months the most popular activities in the region include boating, sailing, water skiing, canoeing, swimming, river kayaking, camping, birdwatching, cycling, mountain biking, hang gliding, horseback riding, offroading, hiking and houseboating. How big is houseboating, well, Sicamous, BC is also referred to as the "Houseboat Capital of Canada."

From the boat launches and marinas, located in and around the community, boats depart regularly on adventures exploring the Shuswap and Mara Lakes. Many plan on visiting the sandy beaches, secluded coves, marine parks, pictograph heritage sites and islands nearby. River Kayakers, not only enjoy time on the lakes but also enjoy the Eagle River Paddling Route just north of Sicamous.

There is plenty of hiking in the region too. Some of the more popular hiking routes in the area include the Old Annis Mine, Sicamous Creek, Owlhead, Mara Mountain and Quest Mountain Hiking Trails. Mountain bikers share some of these trails so keep your head up. Some of the mountain biking routes include the Simm Creek Bike Loop and Larch Hills.

During the winter months, after the snow has covered the trails and the temperatures have dropped snowmobilers, cross country skiers and snowshoers explore the trails around Mara and Quest Mountains and out near Three Valley on Boulder Mountain. Cross Country skiers head for the Larch Hills Cross Country Ski Trails. While the small lakes in the back country attract the ice fishing crowd.

The small community of Sicamous is a popular destination for travelers because it sits on the lake and because of the selection of amenities available in town. The community services include restaurants, accommodations, gas stations, grocery stores, banks, postal office, laundromats, retail stores, pubs, campgrounds, medical services and repair shops.

How to Get to Sicamous on Shuswap Lake:

Sicamous, British Columbia, Canada is located at the junction of the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy #1) and Hwy 97A between Salmon Arm and Revelstoke.