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Shuswap Lake

Address: 781 Marine Park Drive NE | Salmon Arm, Kelowna, British Columbia V1E4P1, Canada
Phone Number: 2508335906
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Ranked #8 of 40 Attractions in Kelowna
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Woodinville, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We rented a houseboat with friends and stayed on the lake. The lake has a ton of shoreline to explore and the scenery is amazing! We drove from Seattle and it was about 7 hours but well worth the drive. The lake is very clean because it cycles itself out often. A must see in British Columbia!

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Kelowna, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Shuswap lake is great, big campsites, Margaret Falls is very scenic and make sure you take the trail up and around the back of the falls too. Signs say it's closed but only because the bridge has a few rotten boards. Easy to get safely around and the bridge is on a couple of feet above the creek. Lot's... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This lake is outstandingly beautiful and the sunrises cannot be beat. We actually stayed closer to Salmon Arm and found the town to have everything we needed for a comfortable and active stay. It would be a day trip by boat to cover both the big and little Shuswap. We visited for the Salmon run in Lee Creek. Wow was... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Shuswap Lake is a great place to go fishing, swimming, boating and houseboating. Lots of places to put in when boating and just enjoy the rest and relaxing feeling of the great outdoors. The night sky is very dark and good for stargazing. Shuswap Lake is a large lake so plenty of room and there are some places long the... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We hired a houseboat for 4 nights and what a fantastic time we had. The scenery was spectacular and we were lucky that the weather was perfect for our entire time on the lake.

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British Columbia, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Houseboating on the Shuswap was great but I have to say, beware renting water craft from the Sea Store. Due to inexperience and minimal training, one of our ship mates had an incident that caused some minor damage to a Seadoo. Fortunately, the rider was okay despite being quite shaken for about an hour after. The owner's response was hostility... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Swam, kayaked, visited, hiked, star-gazed. We have been camping at Herald Prov. Park since the kids were little nippers. More family oriented than Scotch Creek.

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Kamloops, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Be careful dealing with Sandypoint Beach Campground near Salmon Arm BC, especially with your credit card information. We booked over the phone for a weekend stay in early July, were charged twice and have been fighting with them for a refund for over 2 months. Shockingly poor customer service, dumbfoundingly difficult to work with to resolve the double charge and... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place has everything you need and if it doesn't, usually a local is willing to help. Great little hidden secret. The family enjoys every time we go to the lake. Lots of attractions, go carts, mini golf, local corner store for ice cream etc, boat rentals... it has it all... even a restaurant and pub for the parents :)

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This lake is huge. It's a great drive is you want to enjoy a long drive with great views. There are many places to stop and have a swim or to camp. If you are on Shuswap lake by boat you will find even more to explore. Beware, though, this lake can turn into a very dangerous lake during a... More 

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