We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shuswap Lake

781 Marine Park Drive NE, Salmon Arm, British Columbia V1E 4P1, Canada
+1 250-833-5906
Review Highlights
A much loved lake

As a visitor, Shuswap Lake is wonderful, especially in the spring, summer and fall. If you're... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Calgary, Canada
Best lake around.

You can't say much more the breath taking. Endless views warm waters. You will have to go out of... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
via mobile
Read all 148 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scotch creek” (9 reviews)
“blind bay” (7 reviews)
“water skiing” (7 reviews)
781 Marine Park Drive NE, Salmon Arm, British Columbia V1E 4P1, Canada
+1 250-833-5906
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (148)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 4 May 2017

As a visitor, Shuswap Lake is wonderful, especially in the spring, summer and fall. If you're driving from Calgary, you see it first at Sicamous, the Houseboat Capital of Canada, where they also have a pretty little public beach, just off the Trans Canada Highway,...More

2  Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

You can't say much more the breath taking. Endless views warm waters. You will have to go out of your way to stay idle here.

1  Thank Derekbryant82
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This area is so beautiful and the Shuswap lake has so many activities. If you are interested in scuba diving ?paddle boarding ,cliff jumping ,wake boarding or just drinking beer while surrounded by mountains in the sun and beauty you are there

3  Thank Elly T
Reviewed 14 March 2017

take the time to drive or boat around Shuswap lake the four arms of the lake....fishing, boating, canoeing hiking....

Thank johnnylawrencej
Reviewed 19 January 2017

There are so many activities to do, and things to see on and around the Shuswap Lake. You can spend a life time here and never do/see it all! ...And that is why I moved here with my girlfriend! It is an amazing place for...More

Thank Dale C
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My little piece of heaven! Huge lake, clean clear water.boating, wakeboarding, waterskiing, seadoo, kite boarding. Oh and houseboat capital too! Beautiful hiking trails and the best part friendly people!

Thank iplayhockey
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Just two Parks on the beautiful Shuswap Lake where you can camp,boat, picnic or just swim. This lake is known for its clean water, and breath taking sceanery.

Thank Lorri S
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The Shumway Lake is a large lake in the interior of BC, it has many bays and sheltered areas, and is a summer destination for many western Canadian folks. Clean cool water and many public beaches and boat launches, makes the Shuswap area a fantastic...More

1  Thank Dwaynev
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Scenery along this lake alone would bring me back...Beautiful beaches, boating, tubing, fishing..all of it in one place. Beautiful nature walk along the foreshore..tranquil and quiet.Five arms of this lake to explore...lots of houseboat rentals.

2  Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Skip Kelowna and the traffic and busy lake and head for the quieter, more beautiful Shuswap. It's a massive lake ..with countless beaches up the Arms...we live in Blind Bay and watch Copper Island visitors hike up the trails, moor their boats nearby and swim...More

1  Thank Sue A
Nearby Restaurants
Shuswap Pie Company
312 reviews
.39 km away
Cafe Tasse
71 reviews
.09 km away
167 reviews
.42 km away
Bradbury's Restaurant
67 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby Attractions
Salmon Arm Wharf
222 reviews
.28 km away
Salmon Arm Water Slides
55 reviews
1.42 km away
McGuire Lake Park
9 reviews
.63 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
A quick question : we're due to stay in Salmon Arm and I wanted to know where is the best spot that I can drive to to take photos of the lake- from an aerial perspective. Thanks in advance.
21 May 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Elly T | Reviewed this property |
Hi When driving on either side of Salmon Arm east or west you'll get to points between sicamous and Salmon Arm which is east or Salmon Arm and Chase which is west on the highway where there's some pull outs that you can... More
Is the lake warm enough to swim in during the summer? thank you, Cathy
13 April 2016|
Response from goin4luxury | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Absolutely, this lake is great for swimming all summer! In fact, it gets quite warm, and often is warm enough to swim in by later in May or early June. We live right on this lake and boat for five months from May to... More