About Sicamous

Sicamous is known as the “Houseboat Capital of Canada” and is situated on the channel between Shuswap and Mara Lakes.

We would like to invite you to visit Sicamous and area; our 4 SEASON recreation playground! From the shores of “The Great Shuswap and Mara Lakes” to the beauty of the fabulous “Monashee Range”.  Sicamous is not only the Houseboat Capital of Canada, but a fantastic place to experience sledding, golfing, biking, hiking, boating or bring your ATV. 

Sicamous is located at the junction of the Trans Canada Hwy and Hwy  #97A, between Calgary, Vancouver and Kelowna.  This community is a perfect spot to spend a vacation, a great rest stop on your long drive or even a day trip.  Come and experience “The Lakes” by canoe, boat, sea doo or even on a luxurious houseboat accommodating 6 to 24 people.  Water-skiing, fishing, swimming or just relaxing on our sandy/pebble beaches, the options are endless.  This is a great location for any family function; birthday, wedding, reunion; let your mind wonder.  Hiking/Biking Sicamous has over 23 listed trails in our area and a total of 92 groomed trails in the Shuswap Area, thanks to the Shuswap Trail Alliance and the CSRD.  Each trail is rated from the easiest accessible to expert unlimited.  The Monashee Range is just in our back yard, there are many areas to see in our mountains.  The lakes, babbling brooks and rushing water falls with trails for hiking, biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling to ATVs.  Owlhead/Mara Mountain to the south east, Blue Lake to the east, Queest Mountain to the north, Larch Hills to the west; we are nestled in this four season recreation playground.  Don’t forget about our beautiful golf courses in the area, the scenery if fantastic.  Planning which season you would like to experience is your only challenge.

With the hustle and bustle in our busy lives today, come and enjoy the experience each season offers.  Immerse yourself in the beauty of the snow and mild temperatures of the great Winter wonderland, the rushing waters and new growth of Spring, the beauty of our warm sunny Summer paradise and the serene scenery in the quiet colorful beauty of Fall.  Our welcome mat is always out at the Sicamous Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Information Center, we invite you to come and stay. 

COMMUNITY FACTS

  • Elevation 352m (1155ft.)
  • Latitude: 50.5 N  Longitude 119 W
  • Population 2441
  • Climate  16 C /60 F (April – August)
  • Record daily high temperature  39 C / 102.2 F  August 4, 1998
  • Record daily low temperature -33.5 C / -28.3 F  December 29, 1990
  • Record Single day record rainfall 48 mm / 1.9 inches  Aug 17, 1990
  • Record Single day record snowfall  33 cm / 13 inches  Jan 25, 1983
  • July Sunniest Month, Average Total hours bright sunshine  286 hours
  • Industry Tourism, Forestry, Farming, Houseboat/Trailer Manufacturing, Retirement Community
  • Statistical information about Sicamous and other Canadian Communities can be found at Statistics Canada

More than 300 houseboats are rented out each and every year!  Sicamous also offers condo, camping and motels rentals!  There is a perfect accommodation for EVERYONE!  Search our business directory. There are over 120 Chamber of Commerce business members serving Sicamous, so you can bet you’ll find everything you need to make your visit a memorable one.