June 10, 2008 | Tips from Travellers >
Salmon Arm, Camping
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This is a lake that many are familiar with accross canada. IO had a hard time choosing an activity to match my submission, because there are SO many things to see and do. For the outdoor enthusiast, I rank the area of shuswap lake along HWY 1 from Salmon arm to Chase as one of BC's most diverse recreation destinations. Within a short drive from one of the many great accomodations along the way, a world of beatiful hiking, mountain biking, ATV'ing/dirtbiking, boating, great fishing, white water rafting, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and much more is right at your fingertips. There are numerous things to do YEAR ROUND, ranging from beginning to advanced pursuits. I recommend walking through Margaret Falls, Mountain Biking the upper and lower Schizo trails just of the HWY, boating accross any of the 5 arms of Shuswap Lake, Cross country skiing at Larch Hills, Snowmobiling in Fly Hills or the amazing Crowfoot mountain, and water rafting the Adams River...or simply sit around a campfire and roast some marshmellows with friends and family.
Whatever your traveling dreams are...you don't have to go far. For accomodation I highly recomend Blind Bay Resort. I have stayed there a couple of times already, and always pleasantly enjoyed my experience. They make a great home base for families or groups, offering an incredible assortment of amenities with very close proximity to vast outdoor pursuits. Swim in the pool and work out at the gym, then walk accross the street to the private marina and beach for some great boating and a suntan. Or pick up groceries at the local Sportsman's Store, and head up the road to amazing biking/hiking/ATV'ing/dirtbiking/snowmobiling...just minutes away. You can check them out at www.blindbayresort.com
Wherever you stay though, I highly recommend a vacation in the Shuswap. You will walk away with amazing stories and fond memories to last a lifetime.