Communities in Bloom


The District participates in the British Columbia Communities in Bloom program which inspires local government, non-profit organizations, businesses and residents to work together and improve the livability of the community through beautification, environmental initiatives and tidiness. 

"It encourages a ‘transformation’ process that can impact social, environmental and economic aspects of the community." (British Columbia Communities in Bloom)


On September 29, 2022, Sicamous received Five Blooms at the Annual Awards hosted by British Columbia Communities in Bloom. Sicamous was also recognized for the Year of the Garden criteria award.

Way to go Sicamous!

2022 BC CiB Provincial Award Results

2022 Sicamous CiB Report


What is Communities in Bloom?

"The Communities in Bloom program inspires communities to enhance and sustain the visual appeal of neighbourhoods, public spaces, parks and streetscapes through the imaginative use of regionally-appropriate plants and landscaping with attention to environmental stewardship and to preserve heritage and cultural assets. An integral component of this very popular program is the friendly competition between communities, engaging citizens of all ages, service groups, businesses and associations in a public-spirited effort to succeed and be recognized." (BC CiB)

Sicamous Communities in Bloom

Sicamous Communities in Bloom is committed to helping Sicamous achieve the Official Community Plan priorities of Town Centre Revitalization and Encouraging and Enhancing Community Beautification, while fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility, and improved quality of life.

2022 Communities in Bloom Judges' Document!

2021 Communities in Bloom Submission!

Destination Garden Community

Sicamous Council has proclaimed 2022 as the Year of the Garden. Sicamous is proud to be featured as a Destination Garden Community on Canada’s Garden Route.

Communities in Bloom Initiatives

We are seeking volunteers to assist with our annual fall flower bed clean out and planting. If you could spare a few hours, please contact Deb Heap at or stop by the Seniors Centre on October 22nd.

Saturday October 22, 2022
Location: Sicamous Seniors Centre
Time: 9:30 a.m.

Thank you for your help!

The Community Cleanup is an annual Event hosted by the District of Sicamous and Sicamous Communities in Bloom.

The 2022 Annual Community Cleanup was recently held on Saturday, April 30th.

Thank you to the organizers, many volunteers and business support who made the event such a success.

This is a free two-day community clean-up event! Take advantage of the opportunity to clean up your yard and dispose of unwanted items. No household garbage please! Place your items at the end of your driveway by 7:00 a.m. for curbside pickup.

Monday, May 2, 2022 | Metal Materials

Disposal of white goods only such as hot water tanks, stoves, washers, dryers, fridges and freezers.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 | Organic Yard Waste

Includes items such as grass clippings, leaves, pruning and weeds to be placed in clear garbage bags. Tree limbs in lengths and up to 8” diameter, wrapped in bundles. 

Prohibited Items: 

  • Auto bodies or parts
  • Toxic waste (i.e. paint cans/solvents)
  • Batteries
  • Commercial wastes
  • Household waste

Guiding District Bylaws

"Live More Live Well" Strategy

What makes a Livable Community? The Live More Live Well Strategy was established in 2020 with the support of BC Healthy Communities and engagement with the public through the District's Community Wellness Committee. The Strategy addresses the social, economic, natural and built environments of the community. 

View the "Live More Live Well" Strategy!

Council Strategic Priorities 

Council Strategic Priorities are interconnected to the Guiding Principles of the Official Community Plan and corresponding Council Research Portfolios.

View Council Strategic Priorities for the 2018-2022 Term. 





Calling All Volunteers!

With an ambitious year planned to achieve 5 Blooms, Sicamous CiB is looking for volunteers. Do you like to plant, pick, weed, hammer, water, paint, haul, work as a team, work alone, help others? We have something for everyone. If you would like to help or if you just want more information, CiB would love to hear from you! 


Facebook: @SicamousCommunitiesInBloom

Sicamous Heritage Registry

Help tell Sicamous' story!

The Sicamous & District Museum is collecting nominations of sites within Sicamous that have a story to tell about our community and its past. Learn more!