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Shuswap Lake Bucket List - things to do around the Shuswap


If you had to make a list of 50 things to do in the Shuswap, what would be on it?

Hanging out in the Shuswap is pretty much the best. From being out on a boat, hiking up in the hills or checking out a market, there are so many things. So we started a list of 50 things we need to do this year... some are expected and others are a little out of the ordinary.


But here's the start... would love to know what you think should be on the list. Maybe we can get to a list of 100.

  1. Waterski on all four arms, plus Mara Lake and the Little Shuswap (is that one or six things?)
  2. Kayak at sunset from the Salmon Arm boat launch
  3. Go back to the lookout above Sicamous 
  4. Visit the Salmon Arm Art Gallery
  5. Swim across the lake (probably at a pretty narrow spot)
  6. Eat at the Shark Shack
  7. Picnic at the beach in Canoe
  8. Check out the corn maze at DeMilles
  9. Visit all of the Shuswap wineries - Sunnybrae Winery, Celista Estate Winery, Larch Hills Winery, Recline Ridge Winery, Marionette Winery, Ovino Winery Waterside Winery
  10. Dinner at Finz in Blind Bay
  11. Go diving at Semaphore Point
  12. Golf. Lots of it. Salmon Arm Golf Club, Talking Rock, Shuswap National, Shuswap Lake Golf Course, Hyde Mountain
  13. See the salmon run up close at Tsutswecw Park
  14. Stop at the hubcap place in Grinrod. Because why not?
  15. Pie. Probably cherry. Maybe peach. All we know is that it's from the Shuswap Pie Company. 
  16. Cartwheels from the start to the end of the Salmon Arm Wharf
  17. Bluff! Who doesn't love a good bluff. Not for cards - thinking more Energy Cliffs or Tappen Bluffs.
  18. Ice Cream at Anglemont Marina or any of the other 18 places around the Shuswap.
  19. Drink lavender lemonade on the patio at Blondies in Sicamous
  20. Waterslides. Without a sunburn this time.
  21. The Fungi Festival. We hear there are lots of fun-guys talking mushrooms. See what we did there?
  22. Stand Up Paddleboard at sunrise
  23. Live music at the Hub in Scotch Creek
  24. Get into the trees ziplining at Treetop Flyers in Chase
  25. Ride the midway at the Salmon Arm Fall Fair
  26. Spend an afternoon on a horse with High Country Trail Rides
  27. Check out the old cars at the White Post Auto Museum
  28. Farmers Markets... figure out which is our favourite. Generally if I can find White Lake Organics cookies or Little Red Hen brownies, I'm happy. Taste of the Shuswap has an awesome list.
  29. See the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in action
  30. See an a$$ at the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge
  31. Hike up the Mount Baldy Trail. On a clear day this time
  32. Feel the burn of an afternoon of cross-country skiing in Larch Hills
  33. Dinner Theatre at RJ Haney Heritage Village
  34. Wake surf a little more... 
  35. River raft on the Adams River
  36. Boat up to Albus Park and hike up to Albus Falls
  37. A campfire with s'mores (once the fire ban is lifted of course!
  38. Find the best beach on the lake for a relaxing day of sun, swim & sand... Silver Sands? Chase? Sicamous?
  39. Cliff jumping at Copper Island or Magna Bay
  40. Check out the sweet ride at Captains Village Marina
  41. Drive my parents to the micro breweries - Crannog Ales, Morrow Brewing, Shuswap Cider
  42. Hike up the Bastion Mountain Trail
  43. Wander around downtown Salmon Arm. There are more and more awesome little shops - there is a great little home shop on Lakeshore. Alexander Street is home to Crazy Creek, Whereabouts and On Alex. Hudson has a few gems as well including the Poor David's, Candy Vault, RE Market and Skookum Cycles.
  44. Pull out the folding chairs, some warm blankets and popcorn for an old-time movie experience at the Starlight Drive-In
  45. Jump off one of the rope swings around the lake
  46. I wonder if anyone with those really long, super fast boats would take us for a spin. Just putting it out there :)
  47. Find the best place to watch the sunset. Right now, we'd say either the Canoe Wharf or Blind Bay
  48. Live music in Blind Bay on Thursday evenings
  49. Try all the food trucks I can find - Carried Away, S'witchcraft, Be TEAsed
  50. Ride the midway at the Salmon Arm fair
  51. Epic spike ball game at the beach
  52. Race your family around the Salmon Arm Go Cart track
  53. Check out a pitch & putt course or mini golf in Sicamous, Salmon Arm, Scotch creek or Cedar Heights in Blind Bay


We know there are way more... bird watching, fishing, sledding, ice cream searching... what would be on your top 10? I'll just keep adding to this list. Maybe we can get it to 100. 


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