The Shuswap itself is one of BC’s finest hidden gems. Centred around the charming city of Salmon Arm and the stunning Shuswap Lake, there is endless opportunity for exploration and adventure. It’s easy to see why locals and visitors alike have fallen in love with this picturesque region, and we’re here to ensure you do too!
Salmon Arm is a small city nestled beneath the distinctive Mount Ida and expansive Fly Hills, with the downtown merging into the waters of Shuswap Lake. If you’re looking for a peaceful oasis with plenty to do, this place is the perfect combination of the two. To make the most of your time in the Shuswap, be sure to check out the following attractions.
Take in the view
White Lake Lookout
About a half hour drive West from Salmon Arm, White Lake is a beautiful area consisting of a rural community and two lakes. Starting from John Evdokimoff Bike Park, it is a short but steep hike up to White Lake Lookout, but the view is well worth it! For more details directions, check out the Shuswap Trails website.
Just five minutes from downtown Salmon Arm, Little Mountain Park is an easy stroll through the woods up to a beautiful lookout over the city and the Shuswap lake. There’s a picnic table and various benches, so bring a picnic and enjoy the view!
If you’re a fan of white sandy beaches and lounging by the water, Canoe Beach is a perfect fit for you. Go for a swim, grab a snack from the concession, or try some beach volleyball on the court at the end of the beach.
Have a treat
This quaint café features simple ingredients prepared à la minute, featuring the finest local artisan specialists. Brought to you by the dynamic chef duo, Maria and Bernard Grand-Clément, their delicious food is a must try!
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Aquatico Bay Restaurant
With a unique view of Shuswap Lake and the Bird Sanctuary, the atmosphere at Aquatico Bay Restaurant is relaxed and sophisticated. With the most beautiful patio in the area, you can relax in the warm summer’s evening breeze and enjoy some great food.
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A local favourite, the Tappen Co-op is famous for its colossal ice cream cone. We’re not kidding, they will pile on the scoops more generously than you can imagine, so make sure you’re hungry!
Experience the community
Wednesday on the Wharf
WOW is a summer series of outdoor concerts at Salmon Arm’s marine park, located right next to the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. Every Wednesday night, the community shows up with blankets and lawn chairs, ready to enjoy some live music. With musical styles ranging from jazz to rock, funk to folk, this series is a truly magical experience. Starting in June and running through the end of August, be sure to check out their website and catch your favourite musical act!
The Salmar Theatre Association, including both the Grand and Classic theatres, is one of the most unique movie entertainment organizations in Canada. They are one of the first nonprofits to operate a multi-plex, with all of their proceeds going back into the community. So, go catch the latest blockbuster or check out a film festival, all the while giving back to a great cause.
There are endless reasons to visit the Shuswap, so plan your summer trip and check out some of these features that make Salmon Arm such a popular destination. Stay with us at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort in Salmon Arm, and we’ll ensure your time in the Shuswap is everything you hope for!