Things to Do in the Shuswap

At the Quaaout Lodge, our cultural coordinator will be happy to take you on a tour of the grounds or answer any questions you may have about the area. We have canoes available for our guests to enjoy the quiet waters on Little Shuswap Lake as well as outdoor games like bocce and plenty of other things to do.

Our guest service agents can assist you in recommending activities in the area such as the Zip-Line in Chase, a visit to a local farmers market or securing a boat rental. The World Famous Adams River salmon run attracts visitors to see the west coast’s largest salmon spawning event. The Roderick Haig-Brown provincial park is the best viewing location for this and is located minutes from the lodge.

$45 per person

– Imagine what it would feel like to live in a “Kekuli” or pit-house, the traditional winter home of the Secwepemc people. Listen to stories around a fire of how our people lived before Europeans arrived up to the modern day.

-1 hour cultural experience

Call to book, or email culture@quaaoutlodge.com

Learn more about the Kekuli Storytelling at Quaaout Lodge here

Kekuli Storytelling at Quaaout Lodge

With each replenishing service Le7ke Spa at we transport you on a journey to ultimate relaxation. Inspired by First Nations design and décor traditions, the spa’s professional products and services allow for a totally customizable experience.

Learn more about the Le7ke Spa here

Le7ke Spa

Guest Chef Dinner

Save the Date! Chef Chris Whittaker and Michael Roszell will be preparing a 5 course meal themed around the Okanagan- Shuswap’s local ingredients. Wine pairings included with each course. Tickets sell out fast! Make sure you are on our email list to get notified when tickets are available!

November 6th – Fall Taste Dinner

January 22nd – Winter Taste Dinner

March 12th– Guest Chef Dinner

Learn more about the Le7ke Spa here

Taste! Dinner Series at Quaaout Lodge

Taste the quality of the Shuswap by visiting the award-winning wineries in the area.

The wineries located in the Shuswap grow some of the most northern grapes in North America.

So go ahead, pack a picnic and come see for yourself why this northern wine country is catching the attention of wine connoisseurs around the world.

Check out the Shuswap Wineries Directory here

Cheers!

Wine Tour

With Historical First Nations exhibits ranging from photographs, illustrations and artifacts to a five-hectare heritage park located on the banks of the South Thompson River, the Secwepemc Museum offers visitors a comprehensive and fascinating look at the history, legends, culture, and heritage of the Secwepemc people.

Learn more about the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park here

Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park

Home to over 40 wildlife species, this 106-acre animal sanctuary features species of grey wolves, coyotes, cougars, lynxes, bobcats, reptiles, amphibians, bears, birds of prey and more. Additional attractions include mini steam locomotive rides, an amphitheatre for live events, a petting corral for the kids, and a splash park and playground.

Find out more information on the BC Wildlife Park here

BC Wildlife Park Kamloops

Every year around in October the sockeye salmon return home to spawn.

The salmon travel up the Fraser River, turn into the Thompson River and then split into the South Thompson at Kamloops, and then into Little Shuswap Lake, Little River, and then into Shuswap Lake and to the mouth of the Adams River. It is an incredible journey and when the salmon arrive they have lost their silver sheen and have turned almost scarlet.

The Roderick Haig-Brown Park is a splendid place to visit at any time of year, but particularly in early October during the run of the Adams River sockeye salmon. Every fourth year is a “dominant” run, with millions of fish to be seen.The Adams River Salmon Society coordinates the celebration known as the “Salute to the Sockeye” during the dominant years. These years often have substantial returns of sockeye and offer excellent viewing opportunities.

Join in for the next dominant year in 2022. The best place to view spawning salmon will be the viewing platform near the parking lot.

Find more park information here

BC Salmon Run

The Shuswap region is home to year-round, world class fishing.

Check out  local fishing opportunities and see why the Shuswap reels you in.

Shuswap Fishing

The Shuswap region is home to a bounty of fresh meat, dairy and produce.

Check out the next farmer’s market and meet the people that are helping to feed your community

Shuswap Farmers’ Markets

If you are looking to get outside to breathe some fresh air, you have come to the right place!

The Shuswap region offers a variety of both hiking and biking trails to explore.

Check out your next hiking and/or biking adventure here

Hiking & Biking Around The Shuswap

Enjoy an afternoon of lawn games with friends and family!

A variety of games such as bocce, croquet, frisbee, bean bag toss, life size Jenga, and giant beverage pong await you!

Pricing:
(choice of 2 from assortment)

Hourly$10 + tax
Overnight (hotel guest only)$20 + tax

Lawn Games

Improve cardiovascular health and arm strength as you paddle across the Little Shuswap Lake and take in the surrounding serenity.

*All rentals include lifejacket, paddles/required equipment

*Waiver MUST be signed upon rental

Pricing:
(price per canoe/kayak, max. 4 people per canoe)

Hourly$25 + tax
Half Day (4 hours)$60 + tax
Full Day (8 hours)$90 + tax

 

Canoe / Kayak

Spend your afternoon gliding across the Little Shuswap Lake at your own pace.

Reduce stress, improve balance, and boost cardiovascular health all while taking in the picturesque views of the Shuswap.

*All rentals include lifejacket, paddles/required equipment

*Waiver MUST be signed upon rental

Price:

Hourly$25 + tax
Half Day (4 hours)$60 + tax
Full Day (8 hours)$90 + tax

Paddle Boarding

Experience a complimentary, traditional smudge ceremony right on Secwepemc territory.

Smudging is used as a way to create a cleansing smoke bath that is used to purify the body, aura, energy, ceremonial/ritual space or any other space.

Traditional Smudge Ceremony

Imagine what it would feel like to live in a “kekuli” or pit house, the traditional winter home of the Secwepemc people. Listen to stories of how our people lived before Europeans arrived up to the modern day.

Time: 60 minutes

Cost: Ages 13+ – $30, Ages 6-12 – $20, Ages 5 & Under – Free

*Listed prices do not include taxes or 15% gratuity

*Groups of 6 or more people receive 10% discount on activities

Storytelling Experience in our onsite Kekuli (Winter Home)

Your cultural interpretive guide will lead you around Secwepemc territory while sharing teachings about our Shuswap traditional landmarks and Secwepemc history. Walking tours may be held in various locations depending on the needs of the group. Our most popular walks cover easy, relatively level walking trails.

Time: 60 minutes

Cost: Ages 13+ – $30, Ages 6-12 – $15, Ages 5 & Under – Free

*Listed prices do not include taxes or 15% gratuity

*Groups of 6 or more people receive 10% discount on activities

Walk the Lands Tour

Complete your Quaaout Secwepemc cultural experience with any of these enhancements:

Fresh Baked Bannock: $3 / person
Wild Harvest Tea: $3.50 / person

*Listed prices do not include taxes or 15% gratuity

Shuswap Cultural Enhancements

Taste the quality of the Shuswap by visiting the award-winning wineries in the area.

The wineries located in the Shuswap grow some of the most northern grapes in North America.

So go ahead, pack a picnic and come see for yourself why this northern wine country is catching the attention of wine connoisseurs around the world.

Check out the Shuswap Wineries Directory here

Cheers!

Shuswap Wineries

The Shuswap: beautiful, casual, and down-to-earth.

Welcome to nature’s playground where you will find fun and activities for a variety of interests.

Whether you are looking for local attractions, arts & culture, outdoor adventures, golf, parks, or something to do on the water, you can find it all  here

Enjoy!

Shuswap Tourism