Kayaker at sunset on Shuswap Lake
(Picture BC photo)


Boating & Sailing

Sailboat (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Sailboat (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)

Sicamous is often dubbed the "houseboating capital of Canada," and for good reason, as it is home base for hundreds of floating cottages.

It is quite a spectacle to see row upon row of the big boats lined up at dock waiting for the next round of houseboaters, then filing along the narrow Sicamous Channel on route to Mara Lake or Shuswap Lake. Houseboating is not just limited to on-boat activities: It also allows easy access to swimming, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing.

Houseboat Activities

Beach the houseboat and go for a swim, take a hike, or fish for any of the 19 species that dwell in that waters of Shuswap Lake. Photograph Albas Falls, Margaret Falls, the Marble Point Lighthouse, or Aboriginal pictographs, which are only accessible by boat (and must be respected and preserved).

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Lake Tours on the Shuswap - Sicamous

117 Finlayson St
Sicamous, British Columbia
V0E 2V0

Enjoy a boat tour of beautiful Shuswap Lake and a beachside lunch at Narrows Village, our off-the-grid resort. Pick-up is available in Sicamous, Anglemont, St. Ives, and Totem. Lunch includes a campfire hot dog roast with all the fixings, fresh soup or salads, iced tea or hot chocolate, and toasted marshmallows with an optional dip in Bailey's for dessert.

This is a Bring-Your-Own Bottle activity with ice-filled coolers available for your use. Boarding is at 12 noon with a return by 3:30 pm. Enjoy an afternoon of leisurely sightseeing from the boat, a walk around Narrows Village where you'll enjoy a tour of this unique resort, lunch and perhaps a swim in the warm water or just relax under an umbrella.

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