Paddling & SUP
Where to Paddle in the Shuswap
Canoe Wharf to Salmon Arm Bay
A 20 Km kayak trip from Canoe wharf to Nature Bay, British Columbia's Salmon Arm Bay famous bird sanctuary, the Salmon Arm wharf, harbour and return. An easy 5 hour trip on 10 July 2011, with lots of sunshine on beautiful Shuswap Lake. There are numerous birds of prey to be seen near Mallard Point (Raven Sub Division).
Salmon Arm Bay
Kayak trip to the bay of Salmon Arm.
The bird sanctuary along the bay's shore offers protection for many bird species. Raptors, especially eagles and ospreys are often spotted fishing on the water or nesting on poles or navigational marine installations.
Tappen & Salmon Arm Bays Circle Tour
This is a 8-9 hour circle tour from Canoe wharf to Sunnybrae, Tappen Bay, Salmon Arm Bay and return. Total distance is approx. 29 Km's.
Depending on the season and water level at the time, many beautiful beaches can accommodate paddlers at Sunnybrae Park, Tappen Beach, Piere's Point, Sandy Point and near Raven Sub Division. The circle tour covers some of the most scenic places in and around Salmon Arm Bay.
Shuswap Lake Kayak Expedition - Sunnybrae to Anstey Arm
A 120 Km return kayak expedition from Sunnybrae to Anstey Arm - Hunakwa Provincial Park, Shuswap Lake, BC. The route leads along numerous small settlements, marine parks and wild beaches. Near Cinnemousun Narrows where the four arms of Shuswap Lake meet is a spectacular Native American Pictographs site. Points of interest on the way: Herald Park, Steamboat Island, Canoe Point, Bastion Bay, Hermit Bay, Aline Hill Marine Park, Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park, Anstey View Marine Park, Twin Bays Marine Park, Anstey Hunakwa Provincial Park, Four Mile Creek, Queest Village, Narrows Village and Shuswap Lake East Marine Park.
The Shuswap River offers a variety of areas for paddle sports whether it's a raft, kayak, canoe, paddleboard or tube ride. From adrenaline filled class 3+ whitewater rapids through the famous Skookumchuck canyon and scenic more relaxing raft trips through the mid section of the Lower Shuswap River. Be sure to know your put-ins and take-out spots and water levels for a safe trip. There are hazardous rapid sections that are dangerous for inexperienced paddlers (especially during high
water) and unsurpassable on tubes.