Local Attractions

Sicamous Aerial PhotoThe first settlers in this area were from Finland and Sicamous has a history that consists of many interesting subjects; native heritage, Columbia gold discovery, paddlewheelers and construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. ‘Sicamous’ means ‘narrow or squeezed in the middle’ which pretty much describes the town looking at the aerial photo above. However, an alternate story has the name coming from “Schickamoos” – the settlers’ version of Secwepemc – the Indian nation of these parts that also gave us the name ‘Shuswap’.

Today, Sicamous – Houseboat Capital of Canada –  is a small town of a few thousand that doubles in the summer months as visitors come to enjoy the two lakes, Mara and Shuswap, as well as the many attractions on land. A complete list of those year-round activities and attractions can be found here, while below are some of our favourites:

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