The Shuswap is conveniently located halfway between Vancouver and Calgary on the Trans Canada Highway and sits at the Northern entrance to the Okanagan Valley to the South.
Salmon Arm Map
The Shuswap area covers quite a few square kilometres and you’ll want to have a basic understanding of the communities that make up the area and where they’re located.
Shuswap Lake is shaped like a lazy H and is made up of 4 “arms”. Shuswap Lake or the main arm of the lake, Seymour Arm, Anstey Arm and Salmon Arm. The city of Salmon Arm is located at the end of – you guessed it – the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake.
The “North Shore” consists of the communities of Lee Creek, Scotch Creek, Celista, Magna Bay, Anglemont and St Ives and stretches down the North shore of the main arm of Shuswap Lake.
The South Shuswap is made up of the Sorrento, Blind Bay and Eagle Bay areas along the South shore of the main arm.
White Lake, Notch Hill and Tappen are south of that with the popular Sunnybrae area following the Northern shore of the Salmon Arm.
Sicamous is located at what the locals call “The Channel” which is where Mara Lake meets Shuswap Lake. Lately a developer has inadvertently caused confusion by naming a development on the channel as “the Narrows” which is unfortunate because Shuswap Lake already has a place called “The Narrows” or more correctly, the Cinnemousun Narrows. This is where all 4 arms of Shuswap Lake meet or where you can find the floating stores during the summer months.