Hike to Sicamous Lookout
Once the house boaters wrap up the season after September’s Labour Day long weekend, there’s a slower pace in Sicamous, with fewer faces around town and on local trails. It’s a good time to tackle the one-kilometre hike (after a 11-km bumpy drive on a forestry road) to Sicamous Lookout, which has the best view in the north Okanagan. From the iconic wooden platform—used as a take-off point for hang gliders—you’ll see both Mara and Shuswap lakes shimmering to the southwest, with the town of Sicamous below.
Fall is also an ideal time to mountain bike the Larch Hills Traverse, a 38-km cross-country single-track trail between Sicamous and Salmon Arm that rolls past rock gardens and lake viewpoints, and through forests of larch trees that turn bright gold in October before dropping their needles. Base yourself at the Anchor Riverfront Motel, right on the Eagle River. The property has clean, comfortable rooms plus RV spots along the river’s edge.