Boat Launches & Docks

At the heart of Sicamous 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.

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  • Finlayson Street Docks (110 Finlayson Street)
  • Legacy Pier (326 Mara Lake Lane)
  • Main Street Landing Dock (West end of Main Street)

  • Finlayson Street Boat Launch & Docks (110 Finlayson Street)
  • Kappel Street Boat Launch (West end of Kappel Street)
  • Martin Street Boat Launch (West end of Martin Street)
  • Old Town Bay (200 Old Town Road)
  • Mervyn Road Boat Launch (North end of Mervyn Road)
  • Weddup Street Boat Launch (West end of Weddup Street)

Boating Safety & Invasive Species

Use caution and watch for floating and partially submerged debris.

Logs and other debris may be in the lake at all times of the year, but especially in early summer when the lake level is high. Use extra caution when doing tow sports or using personal watercrafts!

Invasive Species

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.

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. 

Help us protect the Shuswap and Mara lakes by inspecting your watercraft for invasive mussels. Remember, they're small and hard to spot! By taking good care in checking your watercraft, you're helping to protect the ecosystems that make Sicamous so magical.