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Visitor Info - Adventure Tourism

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Welcome British Columbia’s Gateway to the North Shuswap!

Chase is a small town with a lot to offer ~ Adventure Tourism and Nature Tourism, how can you separate them!  The Shuswap offers all levels from easy access nature walks and trails to the adrenalin rush of ziplining with the Treetop Flyers newest zipline over the Chase Canyon or white water rafting the Adams River and Snowmobiling Crowfoot and Grizzly Mountains ~ all easily coordinated from the Village of Chase. On warm summer days Chase has a golf course, beautiful beaches and parks, while the nearby lakes, rivers and mountains can provide everything from hiking, camping and mountain biking to water skiing or salmon watching.

Light hiking in the areas surrounding Chase include Niskonlith Lake with beautiful wildflowers in summer, Three Sisters Falls (formally called Chase Creek Falls) and Mt. Scatchard Switchback Trails south of town.  There is always a chance to catch a glimpse of one of our resident Big Horn Sheep!

Find your next adventure in our Attractions Highlights Directory ...
Including: Chase Creek Waterfalls, Salute to the Salmon at Roderick Haig-Brown Park and the Adams Lake Salmon Run in the fall, Chase Museum, Memorial Park with a beautiful beach and red pier in the heart of town. 

Accommodations:
There are a number of private campsites as well as BC Provincial Parks: the Adams River Provincial Recreation Area; Shuswap Lake Provincial Park and Niskonlith Lake Provincial Park. There are also resort hotels/motels in Chase and in the immediate area.

Visit our Accommodation Listings and Business Directory to plan your stay!

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Pick up your copy of the Shuswap – North Okanagan TRAIL GUIDE featuring the Shuswap trail – available at the Chase Visitor Information Centre

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Access:
From Kamloops it is a short 56 km (34 mi.) drive east on Highway #1, where one can’t help notice the dramatic climate change from semi-arid to the lush green, rich valley bottom of the Shuswap Lake system.

Travel by Greyhound Bus or by air.  Kamloops Airport now hosts flights from Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia. Traveling to the interior of British Columbia, Vancouver is a 4 hour drive along the Coquihalla HWY via Merritt.  From points north, follow Highway #1 east from Cache Creek (140 km/ 84 mi.) 

Traveling west on the TransCanada Hwy #1 brings you through Salmon Arm and the lakeside community of Sorrento.

Don’t miss fall in Chase ~ Chase Country Corn Festival and Pumpkin Patch !

 

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Helicopter Tours                                      Lakehead Helicopters, a commercial helicopter company operating out of Chase, serves the needs of private and government clients throughout the province. Their scope ranges from pleasure charter flights to medium lift logging. Take a tour of the Shuswap Lakes and see how beautiful our community is from a whole new level.

Water Sports                                                  The Shuswap Lakes offer endless amount of fun on the water. If you like water skiing, wakeboaring, knee boarding or tubing then contact Sunnybrook Marine Rentals. A professional drive will take you out on his boat for a day of fun in the sun. 

Ziplining                                                   Imagine  the exhilaration of flying over the picturesque Chase Canyon Falls with Treetop Flyers, the Shuswap Region's newest and most exciting eco-adventure. Your interpretive tour starts in the Village of Chase where you will meet your guides and ride the 100 meter Flying Fox zipline. Next, you will be shuttled to the beautiful Chase Canyon to fly on tow more incredible ziplines between tall canyon walls and above roaring waterfalls. The experience takes just over an hour, but the memories will be with your family for a lifetime! For more information please visit www.treetopflyer.ca

Skmana boasts excellent cross country skiing in the winter and enjoy these trails for great hiking the rest of the year.  A very easy 4.5km/2.8mi path that circles the lake or work a little harder and explore the remaining trails on old logging roads that climb through the hills. Maps are posted at intersections.

White Water Rafting
Adams River Rafting -  The Adams River offers rafting fun for the whole family. The water is warm and novices can opt for a shorter ride through only the smooth-flowing upper reaches. More adventurous types can continue down to the lower reaches for a white-knuckle, whitewater experience.

  • Rated: class I - III
  • Approximate time required: half a day
  • Best time: May - September

Hiking and Biking
The Shuswap is home to endless opportunities to explore.  From a short walk to a waterfall to multi-day hikes.  Mt. Scatchard Switchback trails offer convenient access and splendor of the Valley bottom, Chase, Shuswap Lake and Chase Creek Falls.

Skimikin Lake is nature's paradise, tucked away at the end of Turtle and Skimikin Valleys.  Campground also has horse corals and pull-thru campsites.

Shuswap Hut and Trial Alliance ...
is an initiative for everyone! A back country hut-to-hut trail and waterway system linking the Similkameen and Boundary areas with the Okanagan, Shuswap, Thompson and Monashee.

The Alliance strives to promote the development of extended trail, waterway and hut-to-hut routes for self-propelled/non-motorized four-season nature-based travel within the wider Shuswap watershed region

Shuswap River, Mabel Lake, Enderby,
Shuswap Lake
, Perry River, Eagle,
Seymour, Adams, Little Shuswap