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Shuswap Hero

A relatively undiscovered food lovers’ paradise awaits. Welcome to the Shuswap in BC’s Interior. 

Tucked slightly north of the Okanagan, east of the Thompson, and south of the Columbia in British Columbia’s interior, the region offers a four season climate, warmer than its northern neighbours’ winters and more temperate than the Thompson Okanagan summers. The growing conditions are ideal and the region, with a population of 60,000, is two and a half times the size of Prince Edward Island. Agriculturally rich, the Shuswap boasts over 600 farms, or one for every 100 residents, and shares the four arms of Shuswap Lake that has over 1,000 kilometres of shoreline. Nestled between the valleys, hills and mountains, the Shuswap features almost as many hiking, cycling and skiing trails as the lakeshore itself.

Salmon Arm, the region’s central hub, is halfway between Calgary and Vancouver on the Trans-Canada Highway and there are dozens of small communities in the region including Sicamous, Sorrento, Blind Bay and Celista. On the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc, profound gratitude is evident from all who live and work here for the agricultural bounty, diversity of crops, local food and beverage offerings.

Far from ordinary and closer than you think, the Shuswap is a place of gathering that celebrates the pairing of meaningful experiences. Cycle to the vineyard, paint at the pub, paddle to the park or hike to the hot spring. It seems every day, the table is set for a new and delicious adventure. 

Experiences for your tasting

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