The Shuswap offers a multitude of road and gravel cycling opportunities. Nestled in the Monashee Mountains the Shuswap offers spectacular and varied roads for road riding, cycle touring and gravel grinding.
The purpose of the Secwépemc Landmarks Project is to create awareness of Secwépemc traditional territory through the installation of approximately 100 trailhead posts, 8 Secwépemc Landmark sculptures modelled after Secwépemc Coyote Pillars, and 8 connected interpretive panels that feature Secwépemc oral histories, place names, culture and stories connected to the Shuswap Lakes region.
The Shuswap is a place of water – lakes, rivers, creeks form a complex watershed that meet in Shuswap Lake before flowing through the Little Shuswap into the South Thompson River.
These waterways are the ancestral paths of the Secwepemc people, and the nursery of the great interior Sockeye Salmon runs. The trails, rivers, and lakes remain the true routes of travel throughout the region and an important reminder of the responsibility to care for the land and water.
Motorized and non-motorized recreational user groups throughout the Shuswap have made a commitment to work together through the Shuswap Regional Trails Roundtable and share in the responsible management of all recreational travel throughout the region. Together we are upholding the Secwepemc values of working together to take better care of the land through mutual respect, collaboration, and stewardship.
Fostering a healthy, engaged community in the Shuswap Region – economic/environmental/social – through well designed, maintained, and promoted trails connecting people, culture, and landscape