Beautiful, Casual, Down to Earth – Welcome to the Shuswap

Beautiful, Casual, Down to Earth – Welcome to the Shuswap

Effective Thursday June 25, 2020, British Columbia is in Phase 3 of its Restart Plan which allows for smart, safe and respectful travel within the province.

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The heart of the traditional territories of the Secwepemc, the “meeting of the waters”, the Shuswap is a place of gathering. We celebrate the pairing of meaningful experiences. Cycle to a vineyard or paint at the pub, paddle to the park, or hike to the hot spring. We live to explore. And every day with us means you’ll find a little more.

Our hosts and our guides, our chefs, brewmasters and vintners, our farmers, producers and shop owners look forward to welcoming you back. Immerse yourself in the stories told by our musicians, artists and actors, artisans and crafters. Meander our maps, our rivers and valleys, our mountains and meadows, our beaches, belvederes, parks and trails in a smart, safe and respectful way.

 

Call ahead

Our accommodators are keen to welcome you back but please book ahead of time. Private hotels, motels, BnBs, campgrounds and RV parks are open. Provincial park campsites are only available to BC residents this summer. The Shuswap is a popular destination and pre-booked accommodation is essential.

Pace yourself
We’re all keen to get out and about after a challenging few months. Pace yourself, take it slow, don’t try and pack it all into the same day. There’s plenty to see and do. Just take your time and enjoy it with less hustle and bustle.

Be patient
Our tourism providers have been working hard to provide goods and services in a safe and respectful manner whilst meeting health protocols. Things might have changed a little from your last visit. Just be patient. It’s worth the wait.

Take it outside
There’s no shortage of great outdoor spaces in the Shuswap. Consider it a healthy and safe option. Grab some takeout out or plan a picnic and visit a local park. Restaurants, bars and patios are open but at reduced capacity so get creative, have fun and try something new.

Wait your turn
Visitors are encouraged to make online reservations for attractions, amenities and activities. It reduces your wait time and everyone gets to do what they want when they want.

Keep a journal
If you’re new to the area, you’re going to see some great places. It’s always good to keep a journal of your Shuswap experience so you’ll know where to return next time and it never hurts to have a record of your travels in case you have concerns about infection reports.

Pack essentials
Bring the basics; a cooler for all the goodies, some folding chairs for the beach, PFDs if you’ll be on the water, prescriptions, sanitation supplies and reservation confirmations. While most parks, and trails, golf courses, wineries, farm stands and markets are fully operational, the modification means you’ll need to bring your own equipment and wash your hands before and after visiting.

Stay safe and healthy
Feeling a little under the weather? Best wait to feel your best before heading our way.
Health measures are in place at local businesses and amenities, including sanitation stations, reduced occupancy, social distancing and masks if the 2 metre distance cannot be maintained. There are limits on size of groups indoors and outdoors. As such, many public events have been cancelled in response to the health emergency. Consult local visitor centres or event listings for more information. Recent flooding also means some beaches and boat launches aren’t quite yet at their best. Practice water recreation safety and if you’re coming from another watershed, please clean and dry your boat to prevent the transmission of invasive water species.

Be kind
As Dr. Bonnie Henry has said, now is the time to be kind. A compliment and a kind word to one another goes a long way in making our summer more meaningful and more memorable.

 

Stay Informed

Twenty ways to celebrate our Shuswap Grads

To be a grad is rad

No less in 2020

To celebrate their worth

The options are a plenty

 

Get out and mark the moments

These students have achieved

A bright and happy future

In you we do believe

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 from Shuswap Tourism

 

Twenty ways to celebrate our Shuswap grads

 

  1. Sunday Brunch at Quaaout Lodge
  2. Night out at the Starlight Drive In in Enderby
  3. Charcuterie board and tasty pastry at Tanto Latte in Salmon Arm
  4. Sunset patio dinner at Finz Bar & Grill in Blind Bay
  5. Water access only grub from the Shark Shack on Shuswap Lake
  6. Visit the Farmstrong Cidery in Armstrong
  7. Grab some take out at The Rock Eatery in Falkland
  8. Sharezies at The Scotch Creek Hub
  9. Crepes at Cafe Tasse in Salmon Arm
  10. Burgers on the patio at Moose Mulligan’s Public Eatery in Sicamous
  11. River front dining at the Riverfront Pub in Enderby
  12. Buon Appetito at Andiamo Ristorante Italiano
  13. Fish and Chips at the Bayside Marina and Grill in Blind Bay
  14. Say ole to Cantina Vallarta in Salmon Arm
  15. Authentic greek cuisine at Stratis Mediterranean Grill in Sorrento
  16. Pizza for the gang at G&G Kitchen and Tap in Sicamous
  17. Cozy up (at a distance, of course) at The Burner Grille in Malakwa
  18. Check out the brand new Bistro 1460 at the Hilltop Inn in Salmon Arm
  19. Steak & Eggs at Tucker’s Restaurant in Armstrong
  20. Dinner at the Cattlemen’s Club Restaurant followed by a Cowboy Campfire at Historic O’Keefe Ranch

Golf the Shuswap

Golf the Shuswap.

 

It’s Father’s Day Weekend
So here’s to the dads

Fun days at the golf course

Are there to be had

Grab the clubs and the kids
And head out to the links

Stop in for a snack and a lovely cool drink

 

Anglemont Estates Golf Course – 7838 Golf Course Road, Anglemont

Enjoy a day out in Anglemont. Start by booking your tee time by calling (250) 955-2323 to golf the 9 hole public course open from dawn to dusk seven days a week. During the COVID health emergency, the shuttle service is not available from the marina. Visit their website for additional safety measures as you prepare for a great one day getaway.

Website: www.golfanglemont.com
Facebook: AnglemontEstatesGolfCourse

 

Cedar Heights Community Par 3 Golf Course – 2316 Lakeview Drive, Sorrento

This Par 3 course has undergone major improvements of late and is an ideal spot to get out with the kids and grandkids for a quick round. Up to two kids under 12 can play for free with a paying adult. Buy an annual membership or drop in. No tee time booking required.

Website: www.cedarheightscommunity.ca
Facebook: cedarheightscommunityassociation

 

Club Shuswap – 5751 Trans Canada Hwy NE, Salmon Arm

Affordable, friendly and centrally located on the TCH, the 27 hold executive course is now open 7:00 am to 7:00 pm seven days a week. The covered driving range and putting green are also open.

Website: http://www.clubshuswap.com
Facebook: ClubShuswap

 

Eagle River Golf & Country Club – 1450 Husky Frontage Road, Sicamous

Book your tee time at Eagle River Golf & Country Club voted the Shuswap’s Best nine hole course consisting of 6 Par 4s and 3 Par 3s. Call (250) 836-4454 or toll Free (800) 897-2281. There are full and partial service RV spots as well.

Website: www.eaglerivergolf.com

Facebook: Eagle River Golf Course

 

Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake Golf Course – 9851 Old Spallumcheen Road , Sicamous

Call the pro shop to book a tee time at (877) 677-4653 or book online. Enjoy lunch or dinner at the restaurant on their beautiful patio and enjoy the world-class view overlooking the stunning Mara Lake.

Website: www.hydemountain.com

Facebook: hydemountain

Instagram: hydemountaingolf

 

Mabel Lake Golf & Airpark – 3514 Mabel Lake Rd, Enderby

This unique par 36, 9 hole golf course has expansive transition areas, picturesque rock walls, challenging ponds and paved cart trails throughout. Well worth the drive out (or fly in). Check out their stay and play specials.

Website: www.mabellakegolf.com

Facebook: mabelLakeGolf

Instagram: mabellakegolf_

 

Salmon Arm Golf Course – 3641 Hwy 97B South, Salmon Arm

Named TripAdvisor’s #1 outdoor activity in Salmon Arm, choose from the 18 hole Championship course or the 9 hole Heritage course. The Ironwood Restaurant is open daily from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm.

Website: www.salmonarmgolf.ca

Facebook: salmonarmgolf

Instagram: salmonarmgolfclub

 

Shuswap Lake Estates Golf & Country Club – 2404 Centennial Drive, Blind Bay

Come experience the 18 hole professionally designed championship course, with undulating greens, generous fairways and four beautiful lakes. Take out and to go service is available and the driving range is open. Book your tee time online. This Par 71 is great for first timers and regulars as well.

Website: www.shuswaplakeestates.com

Facebook: Shuswap Lake Estates Golf and Country Club

 

Shuswap National Golf Course – 6015 Shaw Road, Salmon Arm

Enjoy a bit of the British Isles in the beautiful Shuswap. Tee times can be booked through the app or online. Keep time to experience the National Kitchen and Patio overlooking the first tee.

Website: www.shuswapnational.com

Facebook: ShuswapNational

Instagram: shuswapnational

 

Sunshore Golf Course – 929 Hysop Road, Chase BC

This community-owned par 32, 9 hole course is the jewel of the village of Chase and is ideal and affordable for family fun. Book your tee time at (250) 679-302. Be sure to stop in at the Nineteenth Hole post game for a beverage, snack or light meal outdoors.

Website: www.sunshoregolf.ca

Facebook: sunshoregolf

 

Talking Rock Golf & Quaaout Lodge – 1663 Little Shuswap Lake Road, Chase

The pride of the Little Shuswap Indian Band opened in August 2007. On the shores of Little Shuswap Lake, it was named one of the top 20 public courses in 2019. The restaurant, spa and restaurant are open with health guidelines in place and they look forward to welcoming you back.

Website: www.quaaoutlodge.com
Facebook: QuaaoutLodge

Instagram: QuaaoutLodge

 

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Louise Wallace Richmond
Mediability

Shuswap Farmers’ Markets – Visit your local farmers’ market

Shuswap Farmers’ Markets
Visit your local farmers’ market

 

Missing your trips into town

Where fresh veg and fruit does abound?

No fear is needed

Social distance is headed

The joy and support is profound!

 

Armstrong Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, Fairgrounds

BC’s oldest farmers’ market is back in business at the Armstrong Fairgrounds. Saturdays from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm. Online shopping is also available. Check their website for produce availability.

 

Chase Farm & Craft Market Fridays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Safety Mart Foods

Produce, plant, honey and craft vendors look forward to welcoming you back to the weekly Chase Farm & Craft Market as of Friday, June 12 from 10 am to 2 pm just next to Safety Mart Foods. See you there!

 

Enderby’s Farmers’ Market Fridays 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Splatsin Centre

Located in the parking lot of the iconic Splatsin Centre, select from amazing produce, wine,beer baked goods and more. A great way to start another Shuswap weekend.

 

Salmon Arm Community Market Fridays 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Canoe Beach Drive & 50th Street

In a new location for the 2020 season, take the trip out to Canoe in the Frog Friendly Wild Coffee parking Fridays between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. Stick around for a walk in the Park Hill trails or a visit to Canoe Beach.

 

Downtown Salmon Arm Farmers’ Market Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:30 pm, Ross Street Plaza

In only its second year, the Downtown Salmon Arm Farmers’ Market has become a popular stop with locals and visitors alike. Check out the newly added Shuswap Box, a selection of market goodies selected, packed and conveniently ready for market pick up. Order online by visiting their website.

 

All Organic Farmers’ Market, online only with pick up at Uptown Askews, Salmon Arm,Wednesday 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Conveniently shop at home from BC’s only all organic market. Visit this online store (https://www.localline.ca/all-organic-market) and your order will be delivered to Askews Uptown on Wednesdays between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Please order before 7:00 am on Wednesdays.

 

Sorrento Village Farmers’ Market, Sorrento Shoppers Plaza Saturdays, 8:00 am to 12:00pm

The Sorrento Village Farmers’ Market is back up and running for the 2020 season. You can also order select products online through their website or Facebook page. Established in 2000, this market is a key community gathering place and they look forward to welcoming you back.

 

Celista Hall Farmers’ Market will welcome visitors again come July 1, 2020. Open Wednesdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

 

Farmstrong Cider Company in Armstrong will begin their market on Sunday’s from 12:00pm to 4:00pm in July and August.

 

Wind your way through the Shuswap Wineries, Part Two

Strong families
Like fine wine
Stay connected
By a vine

Wind your way through the Shuswap Wineries, Part Two

Monte Creek, Celista, Sunnybrae, Tappen and Silver Creek

Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Just 15 minutes west of Chase, Monte Creek Winery, has pioneer taste for adventure and as of June 3, the wine shop, tasting room and terrace restaurant have reopened daily from 11 am to 6 pm with COVID safety protocols in place. Maximum of 6 people per tasting room and reservations are highly recommended.
montecreekranch.com
Facebook: @montecreekranch
Instagram: @montecreekranch

Celista Estate Winery, Canada’s most northern grape winery is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm and is offering free local delivery.Wine tours have now resumed to twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 am. Limited availability and $5 per person, social distancing rules are in effect.
celistawine.com
Facebook: @celistaestatewinery
Instagram: @celistaestatewinery

Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery,The Turner family is hard at work on this year’s wines and vines. While the tasting room is currently closed, curb side pick up is available (please call or e-mail 24 hours in advance) and their wines are widely available at local private liquor outlets and restaurants.
sunnybraewinery.com
Facebook: @sunnybraewinery
Instagram: @sunnybraewinery

Recline Ridge Winery,in Tappen Summer is always time for a Shuswap Celebration. Their delightful rose is the perfect accompaniment for a fresh air meal of fresh local produce. Their wine shop is open for subside pick from noon to 5pm daily. Please call 250 835-2212 or visit their online wine shop.
reclineridgewinery.com
Facebook: @reclineridge
Instagram: @reclineridgewinery

Ovino Winery, in Silver Creek It’s a family affair at Ovino Winery in the scenic Salmon Valley. The grapes bathe in the warm sun in sandy loam soils. And only grapes from the vineyard are used in the award-winning wine. Currently closed for tasting, please contact them online or by phone for curb side pick and delivery.
ovinowinery.com
Facebook: @ovinowinery1
Instagram: @ovinowinery

 

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Louise Wallace Richmond
Mediability