101 THINGS TO DO IN THE SHUSWAP: Part 9

Part 9

  • Jul. 28, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Talking Rock

80. TALKING ROCK RESORT AND QUAAOUT LODGE

Talking Rock Resort and Quaaout Lodge is the pride of the Little Shuswap Indian Band and a vacation destination on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake.

The 18-hole championship course blends with the strong features of the land, giving an experience with natural and rugged character that requires strategy and thought for players of all skills and abilities. The name is derived from petroglyphs and pictograph rock drawings from First Nations history and many of these can still be seen on rock bluffs along lakes and rivers in the area.

The lobby of Quaaout Lodge is in the style of a kekuli (traditional winter home) and the unique influence of the native culture is predominant in the many authentic native dishes in the restaurant. The conference centre is an elegant space for meetings, workshops, seminars, weddings, or any other large group functions.

Along with all the amenities of a first class resort, visitors enjoy hiking, swimming, boating, horseback riding, mountain biking, nature viewing, native interpretive areas and special events with storytellers, dancers, singers and drummers.

81. GREAT SHUSWAP POTTERY SALE

The pottery sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 at the North Shuswap Community Hall in Celista.

82. SKMANA LAKES

Skmana Lakes is an area for easy walking and biking around the water and through the forest.  In winter, this is a popular cross country ski area. It is located by turning off near the flume trails onto Loakin-Bear Creek Road.

83. SPRING CONCERT

Spring concert is presented by the Anglebay Entertainers at the Lakeview Centre in Anglemont. The evening performances at 7 p.m. take place on May 13 and 14. For information on tickets, contact Lorrie Schrader at 250-955-0835.

84. SQUILAX POW WOW

Squilax Pow Wow is a gathering of First Nations from throughout North America, which features a riveting combination of colorful costumes, flashy feathers and fancy footwork. The pow wow runs from July 15 to 17. The public is welcome to attend and an admission is charged by the day or for the entire weekend. RV sites are also available. For details, call 250-679-3203.

85. WHITE WATER RAFTING

Rafting trips down Adams River in the North Shuswap provide a thrill for the entire family from May through mid-September with fully experienced and trained guides. Whether you’re a keen river runner or wish to introduce your family to white-water, rafting is superb fun on the river careening over the Ledge, pounding through the Ender Waves and blasting through the famous Adams River Gorge. With an interpretive break along the way, passengers immerse themselves in the scenery and history of the area. Rafting is an exhilarating way to see this pristine river, which is fully protected within Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park.

For a truly unforgettable experience, check it out this summer by phoning Adams River Rafting at 1-888-440-7238 or visit the adamsriverrafting.com website.

86. FLEA MARKET AND BAKE SALE

Saturday, Aug. 13 at Blind Bay Hall.

87. SICAMOUS BEACH FIREWORKS

CANADA DAY! July 1 is a great celebration in Sicamous with the participation of local businesses and numerous volunteers. We have a spectacular show of fireworks and after watch the parade of boats coming back into the Sicamous Channel. Adults can wind up the night by dancing your evening away with live music at our local establishments.

88. CRAZY CREEK

Experience the sensation of being 240 feet above Crazy Creek in the awe-inspiring natural surroundings. The Hot Pools open year round! Relax in one of the three hot pools or take a jump in the “Cold Dip” pool and enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains. A great getaway with Condo, RV and camping sites available.

89. RED BARN ARTS CENTRE

The hub of entertainment in Sicamous, the historic Red Barn is the main stage for many local and visiting musicals and theatrical productions.

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