The Most Necessary Places To Be This Spring In the Shuswap

There is nothing better than spring in the Shuswap. Compared to most of our Canadian neighbours, our lakes thaw first, flowers bloom the fastest and seasonal attractions open the earliest.  So when spring hits and the snow melts in the Shuswap where do you need to go first?  These suggestions are just a few of the places you need to be this season in our area:

 

Ordering a Flight at Barley Station Brew Pub

We know how relax here in the Shuswap.  Nowhere is the laid back vibe of the region felt more than at Barley Station Brew Pub where you can’t leave without tasting a flight of handcrafted beers that are brewed in-house.

Going through an old Lightroom catalogue on my laptop... samplers from @barleystation in Salmon Arm, BC. Good burgers too! Need to return - three years is too long. #piwo #pivo #beer #biere #craftbeer #barleystationbrewpub #drinkcanadianbeer #drinkcanadianbeers #explorebc #canon40d

18 Likes, 3 Comments - D&E Photography (@dephoto.ca) on Instagram: "Going through an old Lightroom catalogue on my laptop... samplers from @barleystation in Salmon..."

 

Hiking on a Trail

The Shuswap has hundreds of kilometres of trails, which makes it hard to pick just one that you need to be on this spring. For starters, here’s 10 of our favourites.

I am so ready for spring! And yes Kirby always photobombs! #isitspringyet

62 Likes, 10 Comments - Krystal Udy (@krystaludy) on Instagram: "I am so ready for spring! And yes Kirby always photobombs! #isitspringyet"

 

Shopping at a Market 

With warm weather comes local produce!  Our many local shops and farmers markets have the best and freshest products from the area.

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74 Likes, 7 Comments - 여행 사진첩 (@travel_albums_) on Instagram: "동화 같다 . . . #travel #travelgram #instatravel #animal #horse #canada #britishcolumbia #alberta..."

 

Playing on a Golf Course

Spring temps mean that it’s time to pull the clubs back out and get on the course. Really love golf? Plan a longer visit and try all five of our courses.

Now that is fescue! Talking Rock Golf! #shuswapgolf #fromwhereidrone #kamloopsgolf

25 Likes, 1 Comments - Bob Huxtable (@bobhuxtablephotography) on Instagram: "Now that is fescue! Talking Rock Golf! #shuswapgolf #fromwhereidrone #kamloopsgolf"

 

Browsing at a Gallery 

Great surroundings inspire great art.  This is seen in our numerous local galleries where artisans, inspired by their lush and peaceful natural surroundings, display their work.  

Hop You Haskett, one of five artists in the show.

5 Likes, 1 Comments - Salmon Arm Arts Centre (@salmonarmartscentre) on Instagram: "Hop You Haskett, one of five artists in the show."

 

Relaxing on a Boat 

If you didn’t get on a boat while visiting, you didn’t get the full Shuswap experience. With great early-season fishing and a massive houseboat rental selection, our waters are the place to be for boating activities.

I recently went to Canada and spent 5 days living on a houseboat with some of the most amazing people I'm lucky to now call my friends and fellow marketers. We are all on the same team and it's been amazing to finally meet them face to face after talking to them over video calls for so long. This has been a crazy journey for me but has given me the freedom I've been so longing for! Follow @tiny_travel_adventures ************************************************* #travelbug #travel #summer #travelgram #travelling #travelphotography #travelphoto #travels #instatravel #instatravelling #instatraveller #canada #picoftheday #beach #traveltheworld #globetrotter #traveladdict #travelstoke #sea #lpfanphoto #mytravelgram #tourtheplanet #travelawesome #travelingourplanet #business #motivation #worldnomads #earthofficial #bosslady #followme

55 Likes, 7 Comments - Luisa Abela (@tiny_travel_adventures) on Instagram: "I recently went to Canada and spent 5 days living on a houseboat with some of the most amazing..."

 

Picking berries

Want the freshest fruit available? Pick it yourself at one of our many farms that offer the option to pick your own berries. Just don’t eat too many while you pick!

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22 Likes, 2 Comments - @hogieaway on Instagram: "Strawberry fields forever . . . . #cruisecanada #explorebc #explorecanada #rvtripwithkids..."

 

At a Wine Tasting 

With spring weather comes a renewed interest in our local wineries. Roll up to one or two (or have someone drive you to three) and taste the best vino grown on the region’s rich soil.

Ortega 2016 Picking #sunnybraewinery #shuswapgrapes #ortegagrapes #rainyday #earlyharvest

24 Likes, 1 Comments - Sunnybrae Winery (@sunnybraewinery) on Instagram: "Ortega 2016 Picking #sunnybraewinery #shuswapgrapes #ortegagrapes #rainyday #earlyharvest"

 

By a Fire

After a full day exploring the best of the the Shuswap, relax by an outdoor fire. On any given evening in the spring and summer on our lakes, you can see campfires light up the night as visitors and residents gather together.

On a cold winter's night, summer pictures seem dreamy... the time off with my family recharges me and fills my soul. Besides, who doesn't love cooking hotdogs over a fire at the lake? Okay, don't answer that part ;) Countdown is on... #lakelife #missingsummer #countingdowntosummer #summer #shuswap #shuswaplake #shuswapsoul #shuswaplife #familytime #kids #memoriesmade #sunnyglow #magichour #summer2017 #summer2018 #hotdog #hotdogroast #campfire #campfirecooking

31 Likes, 3 Comments - Lisa (@lisa.corcoran) on Instagram: "On a cold winter's night, summer pictures seem dreamy... the time off with my family recharges me..."

 

Spring has arrived in the Shuswap and we await your arrival too!  Our expertly built itineraries can help you plan your trip today!  Keep in mind that with warm weather also comes an influx of local events in the area.  To plan your trip around one, take a peek at our events calendar.