Come out and Play in Our Parks
We more than marvel at the natural paradise in our own backyards. We celebrate it. Our care, commitment and investment in our natural spaces is a shared legacy. And we’re very proud to share them with you year-round. You’ll find hundreds of spacious, tree-covered campsites, sandy beaches, nature trails, and water activities in our village, town,city, district, regional, provincial and marine parks.
Tsutswecw (formerly Roderick Haig-Brown) Provincial Park is a perfect place to witness the Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run every October. Herald’s Park and Shuswap Lake Provincial Park are great for families. Be sure to reserve your campsite ahead of time through BC Parks at DiscoverCamping.ca. Unique outdoor experiences await at Shuswap Lake Marine Provincial Park’s first come, first serve campsites. Seymour Arm, Anstey Arm, Salmon Arm, and Mara Lake offer beaches, trails, camping, and awe-inspiring scenery. Rent a boat or take a water taxi to water access-only areas for an unforgettable visit. History buffs will enjoy Silver Beach Provincial Park, located in Seymour Arm, at the site of Ogden City, a former gold rush town.
You’ll quickly discover why we take so much pride in our parks. So come play in our play grounds, picnic in our parks, hike our trails, stroll our beaches and stargaze at our campsites. Thank you for treating them with respect and minimizing your impact on the land during your visit.
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Located at the historical site where paddlewheelers once docked, Belvidere Park is said to offer the best view of the Enderby Cliffs and Shuswap River. The city park features the Visitor Centre and Chamber of Commerce offices, with public washrooms, picnic tables, Riverwalk access, and a canoe launch on the Shuswap River. The park is conveniently located near to the downtown and beside the Enderby bridge.
Beswick Road Community Park is a lakefront swimming and picnic area in Seymour Arm. The lake access is 20 metres wide by 70 metres long. This site includes a vault toilet, picnic area, fire ring, garbage receptacles and recycling container for public convenience. Parking is available for 12-15 cars. This park is crown land operated under a license of occupation held by the CSRD.
Cambridge Road Lake Access is one of seven lake accesses to Mara Lake in Swansea Point. The park has a vault toilet, four picnic tables including one that is handicap accessible. Garbage and recycling bins are available for park users. This grassy park is a great place to bring your family to spend the day outside, especially with the addition of a playground spinner for the kids to enjoy.
Located just south of the TCH in Downtown Salmon Arm is the family friendly Fletcher Park. The park has picnic benches, plenty of green grass and shade for those sun-drenched days. The well equipped playground is a year round destination for kids. Summer months are filled with hours of water park fun.
Magna Bay Wharf Road Community Park is a popular swimming and picnic area for local residents and visitors in Magna Bay. There is over 100 metres of south facing beach with a picnic area, vault toilet, garbage receptacles and recycling containers for public convenience. There is also a public boat launch and dock for temporary moorage while loading and unloading.
Just a short stroll from the core of Downtown Salmon Arm you'll find a relaxing retreat for any day of the year. Dotted with benches and picnic tables this is a favourite location to enjoy a picnic or family gathering. The seasonal water fountain in the middle of the lake is a beautiful backdrop to any photograph.
It is a spectacular 51.42 acres bordering the North Fork of the Perry River - a river carrying melt water from upstream glaciers. This property is east of Craigallachie and adjacent to both the Perry River Forest Service Road and Avoca Road West. The well planned trail network will take you to sandy beaches, creeks, sloughs, and the inspiring Lower Perry River Canyon.
Reedman Road Community Park is a small, 10-metre wide public lake access that extends approximately 50 metres from Blind Bay Road to the shore of Shuswap Lake. There is a gravel pathway with planted native species on either side. At the lakeshore, there is an artisan's bench and interpretive sign providing information on local pioneer John Reedman.
Ross Creek Community Park is a popular swimming and picnic area. There is over 200 metres of south facing beach, a picnic area, a vault toilet and a recycling container for public convenience. Parking is available for 10 - 12 cars. To the west of the beach, Ross Creek feeds into the lake. Explore and enjoy this beautiful park.
It is a popular destination in the summer months for locals and visitors alike. There is over 100 metres of south facing beach, with a picnic area, vault toilet, garbage receptacles and recycling container for public convenience. Scotch Creek Wharf Road is crown land operated under a License of Occupation held by the CSRD. Parking is available for 6-8 cars.
This site is 18.33 hectares in size, including over 400 metres of shoreline on Shuswap Lake. There is also a small picnic area overlooking the lake. A short trail leads across Eagle Bay Road (watch for traffic) to the beach. The beach area expands as the lake water recedes during the summer.
The park is situated on the old delta of Scotch Creek, has one kilometer of sandy, pebble beach, and includes the whole of Copper Island. The park also offers a large grassy play area, an adventure playground, a large boat launch. and a self-guiding nature trail.
The public Beach Park is extremely popular with residents and visitors. The construction of a new wall at the Beach Park parking lot is complete and an interlocking brick walkway, including planters and donated "memorial" concrete benches have been added. The area is now bright, clean and easily accessible for citizens and visitors to the community to sit and enjoy the many waterfront activities.
Silver Beach Provincial Park is located on the north end of Seymour Arm of Shuswap Lake, on the site of an historical gold rush town called Ogden City (now called Seymour Arm). The campground has sites located next to the beautiful sandy beach of the Seymour River estuary. The park provides destination camping for people arriving by boat and by vehicle (Forest Service road from Anglemont)
Sorrento/Blind Bay Park is a park you have to experience. This 12.3 acre large open space park includes a skating rink, batting cage, tennis courts, soccer field, basketball court, 3 baseball diamonds with beautiful viewing areas, concession stands, dog park, water spray park, and a playground with a state of the art sun shade. As far as parks go, this one has it all. But don't take our word for it; visit Sorrento/Blind Bay Park with your family or friends today.
Sunnybrae Park is a great spot for family recreation which includes a playground, ample parking, washrooms, a vault toilet and a beach on Shuswap Lake. It has a picnic area adjacent to one of the best beaches in the Shuswap. For swimmers, there is a large swim raft on site in the protected swimming area.
This is a fascinating place to visit at any time of year, but particularly in early October during the run of the Adams River sockeye salmon. The Adams River has one of the largest Sockeye salmon runs in North America. The Adams River squeezes through a narrow canyon portion of the valley to create spectacular rapids that are enthusiastically used by rafters and kayakers. This park has a beautiful waterfall on Bear Creek that is viewable from the Flume Trail System.