Top 10 Fun Things to Do in the Shuswap Area

Breathtaking mountain sides adorned with lush vegetation cradle the roads that wind through interior BC — roads that lead their visitors to exciting destinations that saturate the Shuswap region, like our very own stunning Quaaout Lodge. In this article, we will outline the top ten activities that can be enjoyed by solo travelers and groups alike.

River Rafting

Your itinerary is in place and the folks at Adams River Rafting in Scotch Creek are ready to guide you through the exhilarating twists and turns as you race the Sockeye Salmon below.

Go Gold Panning

Scotch Creek certainly wasn’t a stranger to the gold rush of the 1800s. Today, those with their eyes set on golden nuggets may carry out their gold panning whims, providing that they simply use a hand pan and shovel!

Fly Over Crystal Mountain

Take flight as Alpine Helicopters Inc whisks you above the mountain tops where you can gain a bird’s eye view of the wilderness below.

Winter Camping

For those that think that summer camping is for wimps, then Blind Bay Resort maybe your next winter camping destination.

Snowshoe in Whistler

If your feet are seeking new adventures, then you should introduce snowshoes into your life! This neat apparatus allows you to traverse over snow without sinking to the depths below. So, put a pair on and head to the Medicine Trail in Whistler.

Take a Walk Back in Time

History buffs should take notice. Located in Salmon Arm, R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum is essentially a town within a town, and offers a dinner theatre, “Back to School” — where children can experience what it was like to attend school in 1918 —, and guided tours through the life-size replicas of a blacksmith shop, filling station, church, general store, and much more.

Hiking in the Shuswap Region

Along Reinecker Creek in Herald Provincial Park, Margaret Falls is a wonderful trail for those looking to gain the adrenaline boost associated with the unexpected happenings of nature while having a well-beaten path to guide the way.

Big Shuswap Lake

Travel north along the little Shuswap River and you’ll reach a fork at Cinnemousa Narrows Park.Whether you choose to go left, or right is up to you, however, if you do veer left, then you’ll find Big Shuswap Lake — a place where peaceful waters gently caress soft sand beaches and provide the stage for aquatic endeavours.

Little Shuswap Lake

As the Thompson River extends southward, it expands to form Little Shuswap Lake whose eastern edge is flanked by the Trans-Canada Highway — a route that ushers in digital-detox vacationers, thrill-seekers, and just about everyone in between.

Talking Rock Golf Course

For those who enjoy tamed greenery, Talking Rock Golf Course is the place for you. Spend the day around 9 or 18 holes in stunning scenery on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake, located at Quaaout Lodge.

Although reading this may feel like an exciting adventure, it’s time to experience all that the majestic Shuswap region has to offer. Check out Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort’s calendar of events here. Or you can call (250) 679-3090 or 1 (800) 663-4303 and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to assist you.