Tap Into the Economic Pulse of the South Shuswap by visiting one of these links:

  Columbia Shuswap Regional District                                           csrd.bc.ca

  Community Futures                                                       futureshuswap.com


Tourism in the South Shuswap...

The South Shuswap does not have a brick-and-mortar Visitor Information Centre.  Through the financial support of the CSRD, Shuswap Tourism and the Province of BC Rural Dividend Program, we were able to break ground in 2017 offering a new model of visitor information services.  Six visitor information kiosks were built in 2016, a further 3 in 2018 and a further 2 will be built in 2019, bringing the total to 11, all spread throughout the South Shuswap region.  These kiosks serve as a pick up station for Vacation Planners, Shuswap Tourism guides for hiking, cycling, motor touring, winter activities, wine tours, golfing, First Nations cultural activities, area event calendars and much more.  There is also a tearaway map and bucket list with a listing of all accommodations, eateries, activity providers and area amenities.

The location of these kiosks:

  • Sandy Beach Waterfront in Blind Bay
  • Sorrento Blind Bay Park
  • Sorrento Strip Mall Hwy 1
  • White Lake Community Park
  • Sunnybrae Community Park
  • Eagle Bay Mercantile Store
  • Balmoral Chevron (Hwy 1 & Balmoral)
  • Intersection Balmoral & Blind Bay Road (by mailbox cluster)
  • Squilax Race Trac Gas (collaboration with North Shuswap)
  • Blind Bay Marketplace Mall
  • Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum

Interesting Fact:  Did you know that more than 75% of the people who reside in the South Shuswap have relocated here from somewhere else?  Out of THOSE residents, 65% moved here as a result of first vacationing here?   What's even more astonishing is out of THAT group,  over a third visited here just once.  It's pretty obvious, even at first glance, how beautiful and idyllic our lifestyle is here in the Shuswap.  



Economic Development in the South Shuswap...

Your Business
The South Shuswap region is a little piece of paradise conveniently located mid-way between Vancouver BC and Calgary AB. Our region starts just minutes west of Salmon Arm and reaches just 30 minutes east of Kamloops. Contact us to find out why so many businesses are now choosing the South Shuswap in which to establish their business.

Your Lifestyle
Some like to think we're in the middle of nowhere. We like to think we're at the centre of all that's good.

​The Shuswap is home to great lakes, warm water, sandy beaches, incredible houseboating, golf, skiing, music festivals, farmers' markets, wineries, endless hiking trails and water sports. In the winter, discover the South Shuswap's snowshoe, cross-country, ski and snow-hiking trails. Head out into the backcountry for ski and snowmobile fun or try your hand at ice fishing. Gather the family for a sleigh ride or an afternoon skate on one of our frozen scenic rinks.

Our four-season playground is calling for you to make
yourself and your business at home in the Shuswap

Economic Development Office

For information, resources and assistance regarding 

Economic Development in the South Shuswap, 

simply contact the Economic Development Officer

for our region:



Phone:  250.833.5928