The Shuswap

Shuswap Lake and Sicamous

Where and what is the Shuswap?

The Shuswap is the region around Shuswap Lake in South-Central British Columbia, Canada. The lake drains via the Little River into Little Shuswap Lake. This in turn is the source of the South Thompson and Thompson Rivers. The Thompson flows into the Fraser River, then out to the sea.

The Shuswap Lake is at the heart of a region known as Shuswap Country. The area is well-known for its recreational lake shore communities; the city of Salmon Arm is one of those communities. Salmon Arm is the administrative capital of the region.

The name 'Shuswap' derives from the Secwepemc First Nations people. They are the most northern of the interior Salish peoples. Their territory includes the Shuswap and surrounding areas.

The Shuswap is well-known for it's busy lakeside communities and activities. From mid-Spring, throughout the Summer and into the Fall, the region is a hive of holiday activity. The region attracts visitors for it's camping, boating activities, hiking, horse events, festivals. Anyone with a love for the outdoors and the laid-back lifestyle of Canada's interior can find something of interest here.

You can find information regarding many of these activities on our Places and Activities page.

Additionally, more information regarding the region itself is available on this local tourism page.

Where is Gleneden Ridge Farm?

Gleneden Ridge Farm is situated in Gleneden, just North of Salmon Arm. The farm is central to the region, allowing you to easily explore the whole lake area. There are also excellent routes to visit adjacent regions. The city of Kamloops in Thompson-Nicola to the West, and the cities of Vernon and Kelowna in the Okanagan to the South for example.

You can find our details and a location map on our contacts page.