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Thompson Okanagan

Shuswap

Beautiful, casual, and down-to-Earth

A traditional meeting place for the Secwepemc first peoples, the Shuswap region is where water and wilderness, people and mountain bikes come together. Over 470 km (290 mi) of mountain bike trails and cross-country tracks serve up spokes of serious highland fun in all directions—big hit downhill, flow, berms, old school cross-country, bike park features, loops, lines, descents, and distance.

It’s a place where you can start your day with breathtaking views and end—no matter the trail—with your feet up at a pub or café. You can access communities and trails here by boat—or houseboat, too. Who needs to drive back to the hotel when you can float your accommodation to the trailhead? That's bound to float your boat.

Number of Trails:
173
Highest Elevation:
1,230
Trails:
easy
70
intermediate
83
difficult
20

Shuswap Inspiration

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Getting here & Trail Access

Shuswap is situated in south-central British Columbia comprised of several communities surrounding Shuswap Lake.

Salmon Arm is the largest community in the Shuswap region and is mid-way between Vancouver and Calgary.

Driving Distances & Times:

  • Kamloops - 80 km (50 mi), 1 hour
  • Vancouver - 430 km (267 mi), 5 hours
  • Calgary - 540 km (335 mi), 5 hours 15 minutes

The Shuswap is serviced by two airports—Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and Kamloops Regional Airport (YKA)—both within a one- to two-hour drive.

Trails in Shuswap can be access from four main areas:

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