Boat Launches & Docks

Conveniently located at the intersection of two major highway routes, the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 97A, Sicamous connects travelers from the Lower Mainland and neighbouring Alberta to the sought-after destinations of the Okanagan and Shuswap.

At the heart of the community is the Sicamous Channel, bridging the Mara and Shuswap lakes which have long been popular destinations for vacationers. Trademarked as the Houseboat Capital of Canada, Sicamous offers the unique experience of houseboating that welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Sicamous also attracts a rush of travelers and seasonal residents called by the lakes to boat, swim, fish, and paddle, tripling the population in the summer months.

Sicamous has a number of public boat launches available. Please view the Explore Sicamous Map for details. 

Explore Sicamous Map


Zebra and Quagga mussels are propeller blade shaped freshwater mussels that can reach up to 30mm in size. They are not yet in BC and pose a serious threat to native species and fisheries in our lakes and rivers.

Live mussels attached to boats, other watercraft and recreational equipment can easily be transferred from one body of water to another. Mussel larvae can float undetected in water in bait buckets, live-wells, pumps and bilges.

Once introduced, zebra and quagga mussels are very difficult to eradicate and costly to remove. They threaten native species and fisheries, and increase maintenance costs of hydroelectric, domestic water, industrial, agricultural and recreational facilities.

Learn more!

CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY your vessel to stop invasive mussels from entering B.C. Report invasive mussels to the Conservation Officer Services RAPP LINE 1-877-952-7277.

The District of Sicamous is a member of the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS). Council continues to advocate for stronger enforcement to protect B.C. waters.