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Things to Do in the Shuswap

A Myriad of Attractions

At the Quaaout Lodge, our cultural coordinator will be happy to take you on a tour of the grounds or answer any questions you may have about the area. We have canoes available for our guests to enjoy the quiet waters on Little Shuswap Lake as well as outdoor games like bocce and plenty of other things to do. Our guest service agents can assist you in recommending activities in the area such as the Zip-Line in Chase, a visit to a local farmers market or securing a boat rental. The World Famous Adams River salmon run attracts visitors to see the west coast’s largest salmon spawning event. The Roderick Haig-Brown provincial park is the best viewing location for this and is located minutes from the lodge.

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BC Salmon Run

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BC Salmon Run

Every year around in October the sockeye salmon return home to spawn. 

The salmon travel up the Fraser River, turn into the Thompson River and then split into the South Thompson at Kamloops, and then into Little Shuswap Lake, Little River, and then into Shuswap Lake and to the mouth of the Adams River. It is an incredible journey and when the salmon arrive they have lost their silver sheen and have turned almost scarlet. 

The Roderick Haig-Brown Park is a splendid place to visit at any time of year, but particularly in early October during the run of the Adams River sockeye salmon. Every fourth year is a “dominant” run, with millions of fish to be seen.The Adams River Salmon Society coordinates the celebration known as the “Salute to the Sockeye” during the dominant years. These years often have substantial returns of sockeye and offer excellent viewing opportunities.

Join in for the next dominant year in 2022. The best place to view spawning salmon will be the viewing platform near the parking lot.

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BC Wildlife Park

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BC Wildlife Park Kamloops

Home to over 40 wildlife species, this 106-acre animal sanctuary features species of grey wolves, coyotes, cougars, lynxes, bobcats, reptiles, amphibians, bears, birds of prey and more. Additional attractions include mini steam locomotive rides, an amphitheatre for live events, a petting corral for the kids, and a splash park and playground.

Find out more information on the BC Wildlife Park here:

BC Secwepemc


Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park

With Historical First Nations exhibits ranging from photographs, illustrations and artifacts to a five-hectare heritage park located on the banks of the South Thompson River, the Secwepemc Museum offers visitors a comprehensive and fascinating look at the history, legends, culture, and heritage of the Secwepemc people.

Learn more about the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park here:



The Quaaout Lodge

1663 Little Shuswap Lake Road,


BC V0E 1M2.

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