The Shuswap is within the unceded territory of the Secwépemc First Nation, home of the Adams Lake, Skwlāx te Secwepemcúl̓ecw (Little Shuswap Lake), Neskonlith, and Splatsin. The trails, rivers, and lakes throughout the region are an important reminder of our responsibility to care for the land and water.
The Shuswap is situated in south-central British Columbia, midway between Vancouver, BC and Calgary, Alberta. Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) and Highway 97 make it easily accessible from all directions.
The region is scattered with unique communities of various sizes, each with its own attractions. The stunning natural setting and distinct four-season climate attracts visitors year-round.
Many trails throughout the Shuswap provide outstanding views of its centrepiece, Shuswap Lake, as well as numerous smaller lakes, waterfalls, and rivers. The Shuswap Highland and the Monashee Mountains offer endless opportunities for adventure.
The wide variety of terrain, connected by resource roads and waterways provide access to unmatched opportunities for exploration, with countless kilometers of trails to fuel your passion.
For more information to plan your visit to the Shuswap visit: shuswaptourism.ca
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