Houseboating Capital of Canada Sicamous,
British Columbia, is conveniently located on the shores of two beautiful
lakes; Mara Lake and Shuswap Lake and has earned the title of Houseboating
Capital of Canada.
these lakes offer a wide variety of activities for the BC summer visitor,
from swimming and water skiing to houseboating and exploring.
from Sicamous, visitors on houseboating vacations enjoy over 1,000 km
of shoreline on Shuswap Lake. The area surrounding both Shuswap Lake and
Mara Lake has an abundance of mountains, lush valleys and rivers to explore;
a wide variety of fish and wildlife that can be seen at various times
of the year in the more remote areas.
are an abundance of orchards and farms in the Sicamous - Shuswap area
to supply delectable fresh treats throughout the growing season.
From both Vancouver, BC, and Calgary, AB, it is about a 5 hour drive or
bus ride to reach Sicamous and only seven hours from Seattle, Washington.
also direct flights from Vancouver, BC.
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331 meters (1,139 ft.)
Industries: tourism; forestry.
hot in the summer with moderate to cold winters.
Facilities & Activities: golf course; fishing; swimming; houseboating;
water skiing and parasailing; sandy beaches;
commercial water slides in nearby Salmon Arm; fishing derby.
Attractions: Art show; Paddle Wheeler Cruises.
The Sicamous area offers hotels and motels with provincial and private
campsites often right in the town.
of Commerce / Tourism Information Centre
Box 346, Sicamous, BC, V0E 2V0
Phone: (250) 836-3313 Fax: (250) 836-4368