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Sicamous, British Columbia

Phoebe Ann boat Sicamous is a small town is nestled between Mara and Shuswap lakes, and has a wide range of recreational opportunities. The town’s name is the Salish word for “narrow”, since it overlooks the short Sicamous Narrow of Shuswap Lake. This town was once a major railway depot, but is now the houseboat capital of Canada with a dozen operators on Shuswap Lake with over 350 houseboats.

Shuswap Lake has over 300 kilometres of scenic shoreline, where houseboats may anchor each night, and the lake has four narrow “arms” surrounded by forested peaks up to 2200 metres in elevation. The Shushap Lake Marine Park has a number of popular sites around the lake, and provides several designated boat/houseboat beaches.

To the east of town is Three Valley Gap, with a number of long-popular family-oriented attractions between there and Sicamous

Trans-Canada bridge at Sicamous

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Shuswap Lake Ferry Service

Box 370, Sicamous
18 passenger tug named “Stephanie”
takes freight and vehicles on our barge to Seymour Arm and way-points.

Sicamous's famous houseboats

Eagle Valley Museum and Heritage Society

In Finlayson Park
Open late June to late August.
Exhibits of native, railway, and settlers history and artifacts.

D Dutchman Dairy

D Dutchman Dairy

1 km east of Sicamous
Free childrens’ zoo with llamas, camels, horses, peacocks. Also serves over 50 flavours of home-made ice cream.

Blue Manor Art Gallery

12 Bruhn Rd, on CPR Hill
This gallery, in a vintage 1912 home, offers Canadian art along with great Shuswap Lake panoramic views.Open Late May to late Sept (closed Mondays).

Sicamous, British Columbia Area Map