The Shuswap is home to great lakes, warm water, sandy beaches, incredible houseboating, golf, skiing, music festivals, farmers markets, wineries, great touring and endless trails. You can say it’s a place where incredible nature comes to rest in the soul.
The North Shuswap has lots to offer you….. to see and do.
** 1000 km of shoreline on the shimmering Shuswap Lake. Enjoy it from the water or from the shore.
** Celista Estate Winery Free wine tasting. Open 10:30 am – 5:30 pm daily. Tours on Wednesday and Saturdays at 11 am. Celista Estate Winery is Canada’s most northern winery, just minutes from the Ross Creek Country Store. Celista Estate Winery has won numerous awards and has received 24 medals in just four short years.
** Celista’s Farmers Market held at the North Shuswap Community Hall weekly, every Wednesday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, during the summer months. Lots of venders, from our local residents to surrounding merchants to bring you honey, vegetables and fruit, preserves, artisans and crafters with all their wares as well.
** Scotch Creek Farmer’s and Craft Market is held in Scotch Creek at Home Hardware parking lot every Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
** Anglemont Estates Golf Course is just minutes away with a challenging scenic nine hole golf course. There is such breath taking views of the Shuswap Lake from a lot of the course, especially in the spring with all the blossoms on the trees. Carts are available or if you choose to just walk, you can enjoy the birds and beauty of the course. Shuttle service is offered from the lake to the course.
** Talking Rock Resort & Golf Course 30 minutes from Ross Creek. This resort is the pride of the Little Shuswap Indian Band. The 18 hole championship course blends with the strong features of the land, with the greens the shape of the Indian animal customs.
The lobby of the Quaaout Lodge at Talking Rock Resort is in the style of a kedui (traditional winter home) and the unique influence of the native culture is predominant in many authentic native dishes in the restaurant. The conference centre is very elegant space for meetings, workshops, seminars, or any other large group functions. The outside grounds are so picturesque for weddings or any other gatherings overlooking the Shuswap Lake. Then you can relax in the spa or small swimming pool.
** Segway Tours in Scotch Creek See the Shuswap from a unique perspective of an adventurous segway tour. Guided tours run along Coyote Bluffs or threw Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park.
** White Water Rafting on the Adams River Whether you are a keen river runner or wish to introduce your family to the whitewater, the Adams River is superb rafting fun. You can enjoy the one hour run careening over the ledge, pounding through the Ender Waves and blasting through the famous Adams River Gorge. This thrilling family event starts from May to mid – September, with fully experienced and trained guides. The ultimate river running experience!!!
** Adams Lake Sockeye Salmon Run The famous Adams Lake Salmon Run is world known for an astonishing nature wonder you will ever witness. The annual amazing phenomenon of the sockeye salmon, returning to their home, as they swim upstream to spawn and die. They travel 4,000 km to the Pacific Ocean then back again.
Adams River is the most important sockeye salmon breeding area in North America. Visitors, tourists and bus loads of school kids across the province come each year to enjoy the phenomenon of the salmon. Enjoy the First Nations Cultural booths, nature walking trails and bird watching along the banks of the Adams River at Roderick Haig- Brown Provincial Park.
** Hiking, Cycling and Walking Trails A network of trails along the Shuswap area, can keep you entertained . Adams River and Bear Creek make wonderful walking trails during the winter and summer months. Scotch creek also has new trail at the top of Thompson Hill. Evelyn Falls is a perfect little back trail to explore. Meadow Creek trails are in Celista, Onxyx Creek has a trail to the water falls. Chocolate Lily Trail and Scotch Creek look-out in Scotch Creek. Lee Creek Bluffs and Canyon is in Lee Creek. Chase Creek Falls just outside of Chase, and Albas Falls just one hour past Magna Bay.
** Skimikin Lake Campground has horse friendly recreation sites.
** Scotch Creek Provincial Park is located in Scotch Creek. There is great playground area for the kids to run around in or skip rocks as you walk along the shoreline, washrooms and nature seminars.
** Annual Fathers Day Poker Run is held each June with Captains Village sponsoring the poker run. It can be enjoyed by boat or by road.
** Crowfoot Mountain In the winter months, the Crowfoot Mountain is well known for its skidooing and cross country skiing. The great terrain of the mountain creates an exceptional winter playground.
** Turtle Valley Bison Ranch Go and enjoy a scenic trail ride by horseback that navigates around the bison pastures. Tours threw the ranch can also be arranged.
** Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Fun and heart warming day can be spent seeing the rescued donkeys that now have a safe, secure and permanent home for the neglected, abused and unwanted donkeys. They offer group tours and lots of donkey hugs.
** World Class Fishing in the Shuswap Lake. Catch the rainbow or lake trout on your fly rod, trolling in the comfort of your boat, belly boating or just casting off the shores. Enjoy the savoury taste of the fish you will catch. Make sure to have your licence
** Churches in the area St David’s by the Lake (Anglican/United) and North Shuswap Roman Catholic Services in Celista, North Shuswap Christian Fellowship and Victory Church in Scotch Creek. Everyone welcome.
** T & L Reflections – a little museum in Scotch Creek. You will experience the history of the North Shuswap with the pioneer life and historical photographs of the area. Museum is open from June – September from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays by donation.
** Okanagan Regional Library in Scotch Creek