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

 

______________________
Louise Wallace Richmond
Mediability

Shuswap Wineries, Part One – Armstrong, Enderby, Grindrod and Salmon Arm

 

The world has changed
That much we know
The grapes however, still will grow
The sun will rise
The rain will fall
The wine still flows despite it all

 

Shuswap Wineries, Part One – Armstrong, Enderby, Grindrod and Salmon Arm

By Louise Wallace Richmond

It’s a sunny Saturday in the early days of another Shuswap summer. While we aren’t able to welcome as many visitors as we’re used to, we can most certainly support our amazing tourism businesses as they navigate these challenging times. You can also support them online through liking and sharing their social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and, or Instagram.

First in this weekly series, we feature our amazing wineries all of which are operational and offering a variety of on site, community markets and curb side or delivery options. This week we visit
Armstrong, Enderby, Grindrod and Salmon Arm.

 

Edge of the Earth Vineyards in Armstrong will be on site at the weekly farmer’s markets in Armstrong and Enderby. If you can’t make it there, please call their landline (250-546-2164) and they will make safe arrangements to deliver to you. They’ve already bottled the bubbly for when we can celebrate together again.
www.edgeearth.ca
facebook @edgeoftheearthvineyard

 

Baccata Ridge Winery in Grindrod, is known for its red, blush, and blueberry wines as well as its mead. The wine shop now open for tastings in addition to pre-ordered curb site pick up and orders can be placed by phone (250-517-7051) or by e-mail (baccataridgewinery@gmail.com) or visit their online shop at baccataridgewinery.ca/buy-wine-online

www.baccataridgewinery.ca
Facebook @baccataridgewinery
Instagram @baccataridgewinery

 

Waterside Vineyard & Winery in Enderby is offering a 6 bottle Quarantine In Home Tasting Set delivered to your home; 3 whites, 1 rose, 2 reds and many a lovely Shuswap sunset to enjoy. The store is open for wine sales, curb side pick up and delivery is available.
www.watersidewinery.com
facebook @WatersideWinery
instagram @watersidevineyard

 

Larch Hills Winery and Vineyard in Salmon Arm is North America’s highest elevated winery and the drive up is nearly as stunning as the view from the top. Their wine shop is open daily from 9 to 5 for sales and tasting respecting social distancing measures. Curb side delivery is also available. 

www.larchhillswinery.com
facebook @Larchhills
instagram @larchhillswineryandvineyard

 

Marionette Winery in Salmon Arm’s online wine shop is open. You can call for delivery or arrange for pick up if you live nearby. Check out vintner Jamie’s video blog to enjoy a virtual wine tasting experience from the comfort of your living room.
marionettewinery.com
facebook: @marionettewinery
instagram: @marionettewinery

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

Last Update; March 23, 2020

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COVID-19 UPDATE

 

Please note that Interior Health(External link) should remain your primary source of information in the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak. Please visit their website (External link)for the latest information.

 

Shuswap Tourism is striving to ensure Shuswap region businesses and visitors have the information and resources they need to make informed decisions.  With that in mind, we have compiled the below information sources that will be updated as this situation evolves.

 

Travel Advisory
Only Canadian citizens, diplomats, crew and immediate family members of citizens are allowed entry to Canada. New restrictions may be imposed with little warning. For the latest travel advisories visit the Government of Canada website.

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Travellers
Official resources and up-to-date information to ensure visitors can make informed travel decisions about COVID-19 as it relates to travel to and within British Columbia.

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Border Services
The Canada-US border is closed to all non-essential travel and irregular migrants will be turned away. Check the Canadian Border Services Agency for updates.

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Events and Conferences
Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited in BC at this time, this includes casinos. Please contact your event organizer or venue directly for the latest details.

 

Accommodation
Shuswap accommodations providers remain open for business. Check directly with your accommodations provider if you have questions prior to travel.

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Small Business Resources
Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Small Business BC
BCEDA #COVID19 Resources for BC Businesses Guide

 

Ferries
BC Ferries is operating with reduced service on some routes. Learn more about BC Ferries COVID-19 response.

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Preventing Transmission of Diseases
Learn more about the coronavirus, symptoms, how it spreads, and prevention from HealthLinkBC.

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Stay Informed

  • Visit Health Link BC’s website for detailed information on COVID-19, including FAQs.
  • Call the Health Canada 2019 COVID-19 information line: 1-833-784-4397
  • Visit Destination BC’s website for provincial travel information
  • Visit Parks Canada website for National Parks information
  • The Province has created a dedicated phone service to provide British Columbians non-medical information about COVID-19.
  • Please call or via text message 1-888-COVID19 1-888-268-4319, seven days a week between 7:30am-8:00pm.

 

For specific community and CSRD Electoral Area COVID-19 information, please access the relevant link(s) below.

Columbia Shuswap Regional District
The City of Salmon Arm
The District of Sicamous 
The Village of Chase
The City of Enderby
Armstrong & Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce 

 

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Special Places for Special Events – guest blog by Jody Shakespeare of the Tapped Truck

Welcome to the Shuswap!

I’m Jody Shakespeare, resident Shuswap-ian (is that a word?!) entrepreneur and lover of lake life! My husband and I moved to this region just 2 years ago and we are so taken by the community we’re blessed to have become a part of. Living on the lake is pretty dreamy and we love exploring and supporting local. So when Shuswap Tourism asked if I could put something together on amazing Shuswap venues – obviously I said yes.

Let’s face it: the Shuswap is a beauty place to be all 4 seasons, which means finding a rad place to host some friends or hold a special event can be overwhelming: it’s so darned gorgeous!  I set out to capture just a couple amazing venues that promise breathtaking views, cool hangouts and laid-back vibes. Know that this list is far from complete. My recommendation? Get out, be inspired and enjoy!

White Lake Cabins

Situated on White Lake, White Lake Cabins not only boasts an incredible lakefront escape but they offer a digital detox!  Encouraging their guests to get outside to soak in the backdrop, to play in the lake and to connect with your humans…this isn’t just proverbial here: you can’t help it when there’s no Netflix, no Insta and no reason to keep clutching your phone!  WLC has 4 private cabins for extended stays, and frequently hosts weddings in their beautiful spot on the planet.  https://www.whitelakecabins.com/

Dolan Creek Farm

With a stunning post-and-beam barn and a lookout of the Salmon River Valley and Shuswap Lake unlike any other, Dolan Creek is the kind of place country singers sing about…but the good country songs…the ones about driving down dirt roads and swimming in rivers and sunsets you never forget. If you dream of dining under the stars with rolling hills around you, Dolan Creek is definitely the place you need to head to!  https://www.dolancreekfarm.ca/

Farmstrong Cider Company

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a cool sip of locally pressed cider in an eye-catching tasting room, or seeking out a unique spot to get hitched, Farmstrong in Armstrong offers a picturesque background that promises to leave you humbled by its beauty. Don’t forget to check out the original cider press they have showcased in their tasting room!  These guys are also hosting an Artisan & Farmers Market every Sunday from July 7 – August 25, 2019 from 11 – 3 and we can’t wait to have another excuse to visit them!  http://farmstrongcider.com/

Rustic Wedding

Breathtaking. That’s what you need to know about the space at Rustic Wedding.  A highly personal touch is what Karen, Laura & Candice bring to every single event they host here. Inspired by the mountains they call home, Rustic Wedding is known for their exquisite taste, stunning barn and unparalleled experience. Rustic is certainly in their name, but these events are nothing short of lavish! Keep an eye out for greenery workshops in the winter, as the property is also home to a tree farm. I got to do one of those this winter and it was so rad to cozy up next to the wood-burning oven and build some festive decorations!  http://rusticwedding.ca/index.php/home-page/

Quaaout Lodge

If you haven’t caught on yet: the Shuswap offers an incredible natural backdrop for venues of all types to be inspired by. Quaaout is no exception. Recently having undergone a jaw-dropping renovation, playing host to BC Member’s Choice award winner Talking Rock Golf Resort, and a luxurious spa and let’s not forget an impressive dining experience with Chef Whittaker, you cannot go wrong spending a day or coordinating an event at Quaaout! Go for 18, book a massage, stay for dinner and then settle in for the night, you won’t regret it!  http://www.quaaoutlodge.com/

The Rock Eatery

If beautiful delicious food in a comfortable restaurant is your jam, The Rock Eatery in Falkland is a food-lovers destination! Situated on Hwy 97, you’ll wanna book reservations in advance of making the (well rewarded) trek: these guys are so good they only do resos no walk-ins (you’ve been warned).  Chef LaRoche, a culinary genius, is constantly changing up the menu to showcase seasonal flavors.  We LOVE their cute space with chalkboard art. Be sure to save room for desert: you can thank me later!  https://www.facebook.com/therockeatery1/

Harpur Family Farm & Pumpkin Patch

Looking for a stunning spot to visit in the Fall? Harpur Farm & Pumpkin Patch will get you into the Autumn-spirit and can hook you up with all the pumpkins you need to get festive complete with hayride and resident goats! Frequently, they play host to farm to table dinners: I’m SO sad I missed these last year. We did visit Harpur this fall for our pumpkins and were completely taken by its charm!  http://www.harpurfarm.ca/

Top Jimmy’s Canoe Beach Cafe & Water Sports

Sometimes, you just need a small, casual venue with a killer location! Top Jimmy’s is an adorable lil burger and ice-cream shack situated on Canoe Beach offering great home style eats ON the beach. I’m not pulling your leg or exaggerating: this small café with deck is actually sitting right on the beach! Jim & Joyce are the most welcoming hosts: so whether you’re visiting Canoe, driving through or coming by boat (yup, there’s a dock!), be sure to stop and say hello at Top Jimmy’s!  https://www.facebook.com/canoebeachcafe.ca/

The Tapped Truck

Whether you live in the Shuswap year round, or are visiting for the season sometimes you have the perfect venue in your own backyard! My husband and I created The Tapped Truck when we thought about all of the amazing venues and special events hosted in the Shuswap…and how much better they would be if we could be sipping on libations inspired by the very backdrop we love so much! The Tapped Truck can bring local beer, cider, kombucha…anything in a keg, on tap to the venue you chose (even if it literally is your backyard!).  We know you wanna get #tappedintheshu!  https://www.thetappedtruck.com/

With the lake, the mountains, running rivers, wildlife, spectacular sunrise & sunsets, rolling hills and picturesque farms it’s no wonder you found yourself in the Shuswap. I hope that no matter what venue you choose to spend your time or where you plan your special event you take a few moments to look up, soak it in and have some fun.

 

From Tourism Shuswap: Fresh off their “Public Choice: win at #Launchapreneur, Jody and her husband are the proud owners of The Tapped Truck.  Look out for Jody and “Jewels” to be travelling the Shuswap this summer!

April 2, 2019