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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Blind Bay
Shuswap Lake Views - Lake access across the road

Place of peace with stunning view of the lake, beach access across the road. More than just a bedroom. Ten min off Trans-Canada highway, great place to stop on your way to Vancouver or Vancouver Island to break up the drive.

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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Magna Bay
The Spot at Shuswap

Newer cottage nestled in the trees on a private, half acre lot at the end of a cul-de-sac. 200 metre flat walk to the beach where a boat buoy is provided. Located conveniently 5 minutes away from the base of Crowfoot Mountain, with plenty of parking space for vehicles and trailers. Large deck, sizeable fire pit, and hot tub make it perfect for entertaining. Make memories with the entire family.

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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Blind Bay
Eagle's Nest, a cozy cabin with breathtaking views

Needing to recharge? The Eagle's Nest offers the ultimate in relaxation. Slightly tucked away in the forest, hidden from the road, you can sit and enjoy the stunning views from every room of the cabin. Relax with a cup of coffee around the fire pit, or soak in your own private outdoor hot tub overlooking the lake. A short hike down the beautiful path that winds through the forest and you’ll find the beach! We provide everything you need for a relaxing vacation - and we’re pet friendly!

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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Celista
Airbnb Cabin North Shuswap Celista
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Sorrento
Paddle Inn (cabin 2)
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Magna Bay
Lorna's Lakehouse, right on the water
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire home
  2. Blind Bay
Tall Tree Standing - Semi-waterfront lake house
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  1. Farm stay
  2. Mara
Private Suite w/ Hot Tub and Beach alongside River
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Sorrento
Journeys End
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Anglemont
Contryside retreat with breathtaking view
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Sorrento
Swim Inn (cabin 1)
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Magna Bay
Casa Magna Lakeview Suite in Magna Bay BC
  1. Entire home
  2. Celista
Luxury Lake Front House With An Amazing View
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Blind Bay
❤️Lake house♥️ hot tub ♥️on the beach in ♥️ of village
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Tappen
Serene Shuswap Getaway with Lake & Mountain View.

Your guide to Shuswap Lake

Welcome to Shuswap Lake

Shuswap Lake is a laid-back outdoor playground located in a spectacular landscape marked by one of the most distinctive and popular lakes in British Columbia. Situated in the North Okanagan district and surrounded by forested rolling hills and farmland, the four arms of Shuswap Lake are dotted with charming small towns and friendly outposts focused on relaxation and recreation. Aquatic enthusiasts will enjoy popular watersports such as swimming, kayaking, boating, and fishing, while hiking, cycling, and culinary tours are active and entertaining land-based pursuits in the region.

From browsing farm-fresh produce and artisanal cheeses at seasonal markets to savouring wine, craft beer, and spirits at the growing number of vintners, distillers, and craft brewmasters in the region, Shuswap Lake’s culinary scene is bursting with local flavours and taste experiences. Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax lakeside, hike to lookouts with majestic valley views, or discover the locavore scene in one of the most fertile agricultural areas of British Columbia, Shuswap Lake provides memorable adventures all year round.


How do I get around Shuswap Lake?

Visitors can fly into Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and connect to flights arriving into Kamloops International Airport (YKA). The Shuswap Lake region is accessible by car from Vancouver via Highway 1 and the Coquihalla (Highway 5) in approximately 5 hours. In winter, your vehicle or rental car must be equipped with winter tires, or those with a M+S (mud and snow) designation. Parts of the highway are high alpine roads and can be subject to snowstorms, fog, and black ice during the winter months. This region is best accessed by vehicle, as other transportation methods are limited. Once you’re in Shuswap Lake, many places and attractions are accessible by watercraft or houseboat.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Shuswap Lake?

Shuswap Lake is a very popular area during the summer months. Peak times are between May and September, when the weather is hot and sunny in North Okanagan. During these months, the beaches and waters offer a welcome escape from the heat — teeming with swimmers, paddle boarders, kayakers, and water skiers. The fall is a wonderful time to visit Shuswap Lake, as holiday traffic dies down and days remain warm. The annual return of salmon to Adams River is an autumnal highlight. The winter months are quiet, with colder temperatures that require warm layers and outerwear. The Shuswap Lake area is home to a burgeoning wine industry and abundant farmland, ideal for enjoying autumnal harvest tours and wine festivals in the region.


What are the top things to do in Shuswap Lake?

Adams River Run

The annual return of sockeye salmon to spawn in the Adams River at Shuswap Lake is an unforgettable natural spectacle. Every fall from September to October, millions of salmon journey upstream to the Adams River to lay their eggs in the shallow gravel of the river bottom. You can watch this phenomenon from a viewing platform at Tsútswecw (Roderick Haig-Brown) Provincial Park.

Shuswap Lake

The four arms of the large Shuswap Lake system are one of the most popular bodies of fresh water in British Columbia. Home to 14 species of fish, including various salmon species, the lake is a fishing mecca and immensely popular for boating and water sports. The lake’s sandy beaches are crowded in summer as visitors enjoy swimming in its warm waters.

Sicamous Lookout

Shuswap Lake region has more than 100 hiking trails, and one of the most scenic is Sicamous Lookout. It’s accessible from Sicamous by driving or hiking along an active forestry road; you’ll be treated to outstanding views of the valley below, including Shuswap and Mara Lakes. The lookout is actually an old wooden hang-gliding platform; exercise caution around the edges.