Houseboating on Shuswap Lake is a hugely popular way to idle away a week or two and the pleasant waterfront village SICAMOUS, 31km east of Salmon Arm along Hwy-1, is known as the “houseboating capital of Canada”. The season runs May to September with prices from around $4000 per week for eight people, but there are many larger (up to 22 people) and pricier options. Agencies include: Bluewater Houseboats (t 250 836 2255, t 1 800 663 4024, w bluewaterhouseboats.ca), Twin Anchors Houseboat Association (t 250 836 2450, t 1 800 663 4026, w twinanchors.com) and Waterway Houseboats (t 250 836 2505, t 1 877 928 3792, w waterwayhouseboats.com).

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