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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Thompson Okanagan > Sicamous

Sicamous is located just east of Salmon Arm by around 31 km (19 miles) at the junction of Trans-Canada Hwy 1 and Hwy 97A.

Shuswap Lake
Sicamous is situated between the north end of Mara Lake and the middle of Shuswap Lake's Salmon Arm. With the proximity to Shuswap Lake being so convenient, Sicamous has evolved itself into a houseboating mecca.

Canada's Houseboat Capital
Sicamous has declared itself as the Houseboat Capital of Canada providing the gateway to the Shuswap. Various sizes of houseboats can be rented. Some units come with hot tubs, fireplaces and excellent lounging areas.

Save Money on Renting a Houseboat
If you want to save money, the secret on renting a houseboat is to book it in September. Usually the rates are cut in half after the Labour Day long weekend. Now that the kids have gone back to school you can explore the many beaches along the lake with lots of room. Weather at this time is a little cooler at night but very hot in the day.

Golf Courses
For golfing you have a choice of a couple of courses nearby. One a 9-hole course is located at the east end of Sicamous called Eagle River Golf. The other course is called Hyde Mountain Golf Course and is located just south of town at Mara Lake.

Mara Lake
With the Shuswap being so close you might forget about Mara Lake. Located 10 km (6 miles) south of Sicamous on Hwy 97A, Mara Lake is very pleasant. Please take the time to explore this lake as you will not regret it. Clean warm water, excellent beaches and great accommodation surround this lake.

Malakwa Suspension Bridge
For exploring around Sicamous try going out 17 km (10.5 miles) east of town on Hwy 1 towards Revelstoke to Malakwa. Malakwa is the site of an exciting suspension bridge spanning the Eagle River originally built in 1915.

Watch for Malakwa Road
Take Malakwa Road near the Malakwa Cafe for 1.5 km (1 mile) until you see the railroad tracks, then turn left onto Summerville Husted Road, cross the tracks, go down the Malakwa Suspension Bridge Road to the parking lot.

If you happen to travel to Malakwa, make sure you also visit Craigellachie. Located 45 km (28 miles) west of Revelstoke, Craigellachie is the site of the historic Last Spike of the CPR.

Seymour Arm
For the more adventurous, there is also the Perry River Forest Service Road that turns into Shuswap Lake's Seymour Arm 3 km (1.8 miles) east of Craigellachie before Taft.

Sicamous Links

RV Camping



Map of Sicamous
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Houseboat Capital of Canada
Houseboat Capital of Canada


Eagle River Golf
Eagle River Golf


D Dutchman Dairy
D Dutchman Dairy

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