Beautiful, casual, down-to-Earth: Shuswap riding is a real [re]treat.
A traditional meeting place for the Secwepemc first peoples, Canada’s Shuswap region is where water and wilderness, people and mountain bikes come together – a hub for lakeside adventures. Over 470km of mountain bike trails and cross country tracks serve up spokes of serious highland fun in all directions – big hit downhill, flow, berms, old school, cross-country, in town/out of town, backcountry wild and close-country au naturale, bike park features, loops, lines, descent, and distance. It’s a place where you can start your day with breathtaking interior fjords and end – no matter the trail – with your feet up at a pub or café. Oh, and you can access those communities by boat – or houseboat. Who needs to drive back to the hotel when you can float your accommodation to the trailhead?
Bound to float your boat.
The Shuswap offers some of the best experiences that both water and land can provide, from beautiful calm lake fjords to majestic mountains with amazing vistas of the valleys below
The Shuswap Trail Alliance’s mission is to develop, operate, maintain, and promote a network of non-motorized trails, waterway and hut-to-hut routes throughout the Shuswap watershed region in the Province of British Columbia for educational, recreational, economic, and environmental benefit to the public, and to do so collaboratively through community partnerships. Become a member or support their efforts and donate today!
The Shuswap Cycling Club was started in April 2013. We are a non-profit society dedicated to Road Riding, Mountain Biking, Touring, and BMX. We promote activities that make riding bikes safer. We organize events that teach people about biking, get them riding together, and raise awareness about biking. The club offers great weekly rides. To learn more about group rides and events click here.
Discover the Shuswap – Plan your Shuswap visit or vacation all at once, or take time to individually explore the region’s 6 primary areas: Chase, South Shuswap, North Shuswap, Salmon Arm, Sicamous & Eagle Valley, and Falkland. The Shuswap is a destination of choice for families, adventurers, golfers, hikers and bikers, winter sports enthusiasts, snowmobilers, and all types of water sports. Put one foot in heaven and take a step in our direction.
The Shuswap is situated in south-central British Columbia midway between Vancouver, BC and Calgary, Alberta. The Trans Canada Hwy and Highway 97 make it easily accessible from all directions.
The Shuswap is serviced by two airports within a 1-2 hour drive. Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and Kamloops Airport (YKA)
This itinerary stops in many popular riding destinations in BC’s southern interior. Never-ending mountains with great trails mixed with cool lakes and friendly towns provide a landscape that is about as close as it gets to true mountain bike nirvana.