Location

We are located in the town of Sicamous, at 302 Main Street, just off the channel between Shuswap and Mara Lakes, and only just a couple of blocks off the Trans Canada Highway.


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Directions
If coming by car, from Vancouver, follow the Trans-Canada (Hwy 1) east to the Coquihalla (Hwy 5), then take it north to Kamloops. From Kamloops, where you rejoin Hwy 1, continue east 140 km to the town of Sicamous.

If coming from Calgary, take Hwy 1 west about 480 km to Sicamous.

If coming from Kelowna, take Hwy 97 north. When Hwy 97 splits stay to the right on 97A to Sicamous (it's about 135 km total from Kelowna).

For air travellers, both Air Canada and West Jet offer flights to Kelowna, B.C. and Air Canada also has daily flights to Kamloops, B.C. We suggest flying in to Kelowna as it offers more choices and flexible planning. Rental cars can be reserved for pick up at both these airports. The school can provide airport pick-up, for a fee, when booked well in advance.

The Area
The Shuswap Lake system and recreational area is nestled through the lower valleys of the Monashee range in British Columbia's beautiful interior. The lake offers more than 1,000 kilometers of shoreline and encompasses over 80,000 acres of area. Its larger communities include Chase, the North Shuswap, Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Sorrento. The summer weather is typically very warm and dry. July and August daytime highs average 29C (85F) and water temperature can be expected to climb nicely over 21C (70F) during this time as well.

The Shuswap and Mara Lake area, offers almost unlimited outdoor activities, including para-sailing, white-water rafting, golfing, hiking, biking, tennis, jet skiing, horseback riding, fishing, and of course, great water skiing and wakeboarding. Sicamous is also known as the "Houseboat Capital of Canada" with over 250 houseboats available for great vacation experiences. There are also hundreds of campsites as well as numerous motels, condos, bed and breakfasts, cabins, and restaurants in the Sicamous area.