Top 5 Things To Do On Shuswap Lake

It’s prime summertime here in the South Shuswap! Whether you’re a year-long resident or visiting for the season, Shuswap Lake welcomes you! 

Our waters present a vast range of recreational opportunities, making Shuswap Lake one of the most popular boating destinations in British Columbia. But that’s not all it has to offer adventure and relaxation seekers alike… keep reading to uncover the top five things to do on Shuswap Lake. 


Boating + Water Sports 

The shores of the South Shuswap are home to three amazing marinas (FINZ resort, Bayside Marina and Shuswap Marina) where you can rent boats, jet skis and other water sports equipment, launch or moor your boat, grab a tasty bite to eat or do a bit of summer shopping. 

If you’re after some exhilarating thrills this summer, then we highly suggest you head out onto Shuswap Lake by boat. No matter if you’re cruising the vast shoreline (over 1000 km!), hanging out at Copper Island, or wakeboarding, you’ll be sure to feel the sun on your skin and the lake breeze in your hair.  

Paddling

If exploring the lake by motor isn’t your thing then grab a kayak, canoe or paddle board and get ready to zen out. Blind Bay is a popular part of the lake to slowly cruise the shoreline, especially in the morning and at sunset. 

You can rent all of this equipment and more at FINZ resort, Bayside Marina, and Shuswap Marina

Fishing 

Shuswap Lake is home to world-class wild rainbow trout fishing as well as several other native species. Whether you’re a seasoned vet or fishing newbie, Shuswap lake welcomes you to try your luck. Fly fishing, trolling, casting lures… you name it, the Shuswap has it.  

Never been fishing in the area? There are many experienced guides that can take you out on the water like Bucktail Adventures and Shuswap Trout Scout!

Always stay up-to-date with the latest fishing regulations here

Swimming

Next up on our list of things to do on Shuswap Lake is good old fashioned swimming! Inexpensive and a guaranteed day of fun in the sun, the South Shuswap has beautiful public beaches for the whole family to enjoy. 

Many of the sandy and rocky beaches have washrooms, picnic tables and a roped off swimming area. Head to Shuswap Tourism for a full list of South Shuswap public beaches. 

Sandy Beach

Exploring

With a lake so expansive, you’ll always find a new adventure! From the South Shuswap, you can explore locally and head to Copper Island or travel a little further to the shores of the North Shuswap or the narrows where all four arms of Shuswap Lake meet! There you’ll find a floating restaurant (The Shark Shack) and a general store! 

We want to hear from YOU! What is your favourite thing to do on Shuswap Lake?! Remember to tag your summer photos with #ShuswapCulture and #ExploreShuswap.