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HOUSEBOAT CAPITAL OF CANADA

The District of Sicamous is nestled between Mara Lake and Shuswap Lake as represented by its logo “Gateway to the Shuswap”. Many years prior to arrival of western settlers and construction of the railway, this area was inhabited by semi nomadic Natives, who were a branch of the interior Salish tribe, called the “Scheckmoos”. In early history, the area is shown as the “meeting place of Indians”. The scenic beauty of mountains and crystal lakes are an attraction to both residents and visitors. The area boasts four distinct seasons for outdoor enthusiasts. Sicamous’ ideal climate, central location and scenic setting ensure an exciting future. The distinction of Incorporation in 1989, supports a growing business community and young, stable economy. As “Houseboat Capital of Canada”, availability of over 200 rental houseboats makes Sicamous a favoured destination for visitors.

Located approximately halfway between Calgary and Vancouver on the Trans Canada Highway, Sicamous is also the northern end of the Okanagan Valley. Situated adjacent to the channel between Shuswap and Mara Lakes, the Eagle River also runs through the community. All of these features combine to give Sicamous a spectacular natural setting and enables Sicamous to provide an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities.