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There are a variety of golf courses in the Shuswap and Salmon Arm area. Whether you live in the area, or are visiting, you can find plenty of opportunities to play.
Canoe Creek Golf Course: At over 7000 yards, Canoe Creek brings a bit of the British Isles to the Shuswap. The unique course features open fields, grass faced bunkers, very playable greens and beautiful water features. Having four sets of tees on each hole makes this course very playable for any level of golfer. The practice facility has a double-ended driving range with a CPGA Golf Academy at the far end. While long enough to challenge the world’s best golfers, Canoe Creek accommodates the recreational golfer too.
The Salmon Arm Golf Club: The award-winning Salmon Arm Golf Club is dominated by the dramatic backdrop of Mount Ida, an extinct volcano. The immaculate tees, fairways and greens of this championship 18-hole course meander along the mountainside in a links-style layout sculpted amid towering fir and pine trees. An executive-length, nine-hole course and Golf Academy are also on-site. End a perfect day of golf with a delicious meal at teh Ironwood Restaurant. Ranked by Score magazine as one of Canada’s top 35 courses. Salmon Arm pairs top-notch service with world class golf.
Talking Rock Golf Course Designed by acclaimed Canadian architects Graham Cooke and Wayne Carlton, the course meanders through a mature, sandy forest before ending with a breathtaking 18th hole extending along the Little Shuswap Lake shoreline. Minimal alteration of the diverse landscape was required, creating a course of natural and rugged character that demands strategy and thought from players of all skills and abilities. Whether you are an experienced golfer or just learning the game, Talking Rock Golf Course offers a wonderful challenge for everyone and stunning scenery with every shot.
Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Course: The recently expanded 18 hole professionally designed championship course offers well bunkered, undulating greens, generous fairways and four beautiful lakes. This scenic course, Par 71, 6467 yards with three sets of tee boxes, provides a variety of challenges for both the accomplished and casual golfer. Practice facilities include a driving range, 2 practice greens, and practice sand bunkers.
Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake: Carved into a cliffside above the waters of Mara Lake, Hyde Mountain’s scenery is matched only by its playability. Dramatic elevation changes, phenomenal lake views and manicured tees, fairways and greens await golfers of all levels – as does the Golf Academy offering specialized programs for anyone looking to improve their skills. While at Hyde Mountain visit the loggers Restaurant and Lounge featuring breathtaking panoramic views from the patio.
Club Shuswap Golf & RV: Club Shuswap Golf & RV boasts an immaculately groomed 27 holes of executive golf in two very challenging and picturesque settings. From the rolling hills of the 9 hole “Coyote Ridge” course, to the spectacular scenery of the 18 hole “Lakeview Greens”, the natural and man-made hazards will intrigue even the most seasoned golfers.
Salmon Arm Folk Music Society – A truly amazing organization that works year round to bring an ecclectic mix of musical acts to various venues in the Salmon Arm area. Their biggest annual event is The Roots & Blues Festival. For three fabulous days in August you can experience the largest and most diverse festival of traditional, world, blues and roots music in the interior of British Columbia.
Wednesdays on the Wharf – June through September features live music acts performing on the stage at the Salmon Arm Wharf in the evening. A popular event! Bring your lawnchair or blanket.
The Salmar Grand and Classic Cinemas – The Salmar Grand has 4 screens and the Salmar Classic has one. All run, owned and maintained by the Salmar Community Association.
Starlight Drive-In – Yes, a real drive-in, just like the old days. Check online for opening date and show schedule.
Shuswap Theatre – Live theatre performed by extremely talented, semi-professional local artists
Runaway Moon Theatre – Innovative puppet theatre and community arts experiences located on the organic Curly Willow Farm in Grindrod.
Caravan Farm Theatre – Non-profit professional outdoor theatre company whose home is 80 acres of farmland near Armstrong, BC.
The Salmon Arm and Shuswap area provide a variety of recreational and outdoor activities to keep you busy in all four seasons. Whether you live in the area, are looking for real estate in Salmon Arm so that you can enjoy the Shuswap’s outdoor activities year round, or are planning a visit you will always find plenty to do in the great outdoors.
Nature Bay Activities – If hiking is in your vacation plans, try the delightful Shuswap trails in and around Salmon Arm. Begin by strolling along the waterfront nature trail and view anywhere up to 150 species of birds, from spring through fall. For a little more of nature’s ups and downs, hike through the many trails of Little Mountain Park, or make your way along the Rotary Club’s Turner Creek Trail. For a restful in-town stroll, follow the delightful pathways around McGuire Lake, with its glorious fountain, birds and dozing turtles. Rest near the community’s friendship gate, built by Japanese artisans in celebration of a 10-year association with Salmon Arm.
Hiking and Mountain Biking – Plenty of trails for the amature to the enthusiast
Larch Hills – Cross-country skiing at its best. Over 150 km of groomed trails for all skiers and wonderful hiking and mountain biking trails in the summer
Llama Trekking – Enjoy a unique outdoor experience. Both half day and multi-day hikes available. Contact the Canadian Adventure company in Sunnybrae for details.
Forestry and Nursery Tours – Forestry is one of the areas major industries. Plywood and Lumber mill, Woodland, and Nursery tours are available.
Fletcher Park – An excellent place for the kids to play, picnic tables to have a lunch, even a splash park for those warm Summer days.
Japanese Friendship Gate – Erected in 1998 by a group of Japanese craftsman to commemorate the friendship between Salmon Arm’s sister city AzumaMachi in Japan. Nestled on the shore of McGuire Lake in the heart of Salmon Arm.
Marine Wharf Park – What better way to relax on a summer evening then to enjoy a concert in the park? Every Wednesday evening throughout the summer a free concert is hosted in the park on the shores of Shuswap Lake right downtown, also easily accessible by boat!
People visit, live, and move to the Salmon Arm and Shuswap area because of the lake and the abundance of water activities. The following is just some of the fun that can be had on or near the water.
Salmon Arm Community Centre – Swim in the 25 metre indoor pool, soak in the hot tub, warm up in a sauna, lift weights in the gym and let your kids play in the wading pool.
Salmon Arm Bay Wharf – Long curved wharf – picnic area – bird watching. Boat launch, Marina, Rotary Peace Park, and Salmon Arm Nature Bay Trail
McGuire Lake Park – Picnic area with plenty of ducks and Geese to see. Watch for turtles
Water Slide – 6 water slides, hot tubs, wading pools, arcade, mini golf, horseshoe pits, a concession and a gift shop – something for every member of the family.
Canoe Beach – Visit Canoe Beach for a happy day on the beach, accessible by car or boat. There’s lots of sand and picnic tables, a children’s playground and the swimming is excellent. A long grassy and treed area is a favorite spot for evening picnickers. A short stroll from the beach will take you to a general store, coin laundry, pub and pizza place. Walk a bit farther for a game of golf, tennis or pitch and putt a nearby Shannon’s recreation park.
Fletcher Park – An excellent place for the kids to play in the splash park or playground with picnic tables to have lunch.
Margaret Falls – A 10 minute walk into the falls with rock formations, streams, bridges and rich green plant life – the falls are magnificent – there is even a cave for the brave few to sit in to look through the falls back on to the onlookers. Across from Herald Provincial Park.
Herald Provincial Park – Go for a cool swim, pack a picnic lunch, and walk to Margaret Falls.
Fishing – Salmon Arm is situated on Shuswap Lake with over 1000 km of shoreline – plus there are plenty of small lakes to get away to.
River Rafting – A variety of white water adventures of the Adams River
Larch Hills Winery is a land-based, family run vineyard and winery, owned by Jack and Hazel Manser. All our product is proudly made from 100% British Columbia grapes, either from our main vineyard just south of Salmon Arm (also the location of the winery and our home), or from contracted vineyards farther south in the Okanagan Valley. All our wines are made and bottled on our premises at Salmon Arm. We specialize in cool climate grape growing, and have varieties that are generally not available in other parts of BC. We think this makes our wines unique.
Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery is family-owned and operated, nestled in the heart of the Shuswap Lake area of British Columbia. Although north of the 50th parallel, our vineyards enjoy sun drenched days and cool evenings which maximize varietal character and set the stage for the production of award winning wines noted for their clean sound structure, intense flavours and perfect balance.
When traveling through the scenic Salmon Valley, between Salmon Arm and Vernon, you will find OVINO vineyards and winery perched on a bench well above the valley bottom. This glacier carved landscape offers mostly sandy and sandy loam soils, marbled with infrequent layers of clay. The vines are located on a sun drenched knoll to maximize photosynthesis and air flow, supported by a drip irrigation system.
We are building our dream on a 160-acre farm and vineyard in Celista, a small community on the north shore of Shuswap Lake in the Interior of British Columbia. We bought the property in 1995. At that time we lived in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and for the next several years travelled back and forth to build our home and develop the property. We became permanent residents in February 2005. The first vines were planted in 2002 and now we are proud owners and operators of a multi-award winning winery.
“Sunnybrae” is aptly named and boasts its own unique micro-climate…perfect for growing grapes. The meticulously groomed vineyard is nestled below Bastion Mountain at the back and the magnificent Shuswap lake shoreline. The south sloping volcanic ash land basks in sunshine during daylight hours and enjoys cooling breezes in the evenings.