Shuswap Lake, Salmon Arm

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Covering an area of 310 sq km (120 sq mi), Shuswap Lake affords views of the surrounding area as well as four arms of calm water that make up the lake. Discover different parts of the huge lake by boat, or visit one of many surrounding parks located on the shore. Tall green hills encircle the water, which has an island in the middle. Engage in some of the popular water sports here, or hire a houseboat to navigate along the water. As with many other lakes, this one has its own local legendary monster, Shuswaggi. Plan your visit to Shuswap Lake and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Salmon Arm road trip site .
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  • Shuswap Lake is a very large Lake shaped like an H, four arms, a narrows, so it presents like a very large H. There are many beaches around the lake. some only reached by boat,,many by car or truck. T...  more »
  • Really peaceful, gorgeous scenery - mountains, lake, trees. Lots of boats, some people water skiing, walking. Friendly folks around the area. It was sunny but too windy to paddle board when we were th...  more »
  • This lake was used to transport big wood logs. It is so vast vast hat drive around the lake takes almost half an hour. We did 2200 km round trip from Calgary to Vancouver and I think this lake offers ...  more »
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  • Beautiful lake with lots of nice little coves/points to float around. We did get a bit of swimmers itch (we were there the third week of July). Water was clean and warm currents were easy enough to find. Certain areas get pretty busy but it's big enough that you can find your own little slice of privacy.
  • Great area for camping and water sports.
  • Lake is clean and great for water sports. Levels fluctuate a lot so before the middle of July there might not be much for beach's.
  • Shuswap lake. Heart of British Columbia so warm and inviting. Main spots to enjoy this lake are Salmon Arm, Canoe and the house boat capital of Canada Sicamous. You can also access the lake from Tue towns of Sorrento, Blind Bay and the whole north shore area including Calista. Four major arms of this lake allows everyone a chance to enjoy prestige waters. Summer months there is a floating store and restaurants at the narrows joining all 4 arms.
  • Very beautiful here!
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