14 Photos That Prove the South Thompson Shuswap Is Canada’s SUP Capital

In the clear, serene and picturesque lakes and rivers of Kamloops, Shuswap and Sun Peaks, the Stand Up Paddling community has found its Canadian Capital. It’s a special feeling to walk on water, and the South Thompson Shuswap delivers that intangible, connected, and peaceful feeling on the highest level.  

For Stand Up Paddleboarders, the South Thompson Shuswap concentrates the very best of Canada all into an area of less than 100km.  Crystal waters, 30-foot waterfalls, secret beaches, slow-trickle streams through lush forests, and remote mountain lakes are just a few of the area’s SUP jewels waiting to be explored with paddle in hand. Wherever you float, spotting the region’s roaming wildlife is a distinct possibility.  The best of it all? The SUP scene in the South Thompson Shuswap is Canada’s best kept secret.  Oftentimes, these tranquil waters are yours, and only yours to explore.  

Take a peek at a few of the pictures posted on Instagram in the last year from those who have visited the South Thompson Shuswap and walked on its extraordinary waters.  

Sicamous

Sunset paddle on Shuswap Lake with @claire.enderud #lakelife #sup #explorebc #exploreshuswap #getoutside

See this Instagram photo by @ericahartling * 37 likes

Heffley Lake

Summertime and the livin's easy #ExploreBC #SunPeaks360

See this Instagram photo by @nelsonmegs * 47 likes

Scotch Creek

Fall paddling on Heffley Lake. #EXPLOREKAMLOOPS,#sunpeaksresort,#destinationbc,@paddlesurfit

See this Instagram photo by @paddlesurfit * 15 likes

Thompson River

Wow...❤stopped on my way home to take in the sunset. Wish I was on that paddle board. #explorebc #explorekamloops #sunset #spring #nature #paddleboard #thompsonriver

See this Instagram photo by @pippi259 * 29 likes

Edith Lake

A stand-up paddleboarder ventures out during a foggy morning on Edith Lake near Kamloops, BC, Canada #lake #mist #kamloopsbc #britishcolumbia #dawn #fog #paddleboarding #water #tourismkamloops #explorekamloops #hellobc #destinationbc #nikon_photography_ #olsenphotography #reeds #lake #serenity #tranquil #calm #meditation #spiritual #ilovekamloops #ilovebc #ilovecanada #Canada

See this Instagram photo by @peterolsenphotography * 33 likes

Paul Lake

Sunset on the lake #sun #sunset #lake #paullake #kamloopsbc #explorekamloops #paddleboard #summer

See this Instagram photo by @megan_blackmore * 25 likes

Sunnybrae Beach

Paddleboarding on the Shushwap in March - life doesn't get much better than this! #sup #paddleboarding #spring #springbreak #trip #travel #wander #wanderlust #adventure #explore #beautiful #serenity #water #lake #shushwap #nature #outdoors #light #explorebc #bc

See this Instagram photo by @mikaela.mackenzie * 44 likes

McConnell Lake

Good day at McConnell Lake #summertime #explorebc #lakesofbc #paddleboarding #mcconnelllake

See this Instagram photo by @nicola5151 * 14 likes

Niskonlith Lake

Decent day paddle boarding on niskonlith lake. #paddleboarding #paddle #paddleboard #boarding #niskonlithlake #explorebc #beautifulbritishcolumbia #canada #nature #water #beach

See this Instagram photo by @dustinbrown_fc * 28 likes

Barriere Lake

Summertime Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Barrierre, BC! #route97, #exploreBC, #explorecanada, #adventure

See this Instagram photo by @discoverroute97 * 26 likes

Little Shuswap Lake

We had a beach day today! It was so much fun! The water was like a bathtub and I could touch the ground forever! Really...we ran out at least 80ft from the shore and it was only at mums knees! #Demitri the #Dalmatian and #Thor the #BavarianMountainHound (@kristina_c95) out at #littleshuswap #lake today. Paddle boarding with two dogs...surprisingly easy

See this Instagram photo by @demitri_the_dalmatian * 105 likes

Blind Bay

paddling way out past the bay to catch a sunset is almost always worth it #blindbay #copperisland

See this Instagram photo by @jdptrs * 60 likes

Shuswap Lake

A great demo yesterday with Copper Island Diving and Hobie! Thanks guys! #globejumpers #keepjumping #exploreshuswap #shuswaplake #bclife #copperislanddiving #hobie #hobiesurfshop #hobiesup #sup #gopro #paddleboarder

See this Instagram photo by @thai.cook * 18 likes

 

Ready to paddle in Canada’s SUP Capital?  One of these paddle-specific businesses can get you walking on water in no time.

Wake Up SUP
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604-850-4799  
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Paddle Surfit
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Tailgate Tours
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