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Columbia River Valley
Long parallel chains of rivers, lakes, and snow-. mantled mountain ranges-this is the wildly magnificent region between the Interior Plateau and the Rocky Mountains. From Sicamous, boaters have access to some 1,000 km of shoreline dotted with friendly marinas. The Columbia River wetlands support many large mammals over the winter, and in spring 250 species of birds return to rest or nest. In contrast are the stunning jagged granite towers of the Purcell Mountains and glacier-chipped Mount Revelstoke to the north.
Bugaboo Provincial Park [A8] Experienced hikers from all over the world are drawn to this stunning alpine wilderness park, characterized by solid granite spires-some reaching 3,000 m-in the Purcell Mountains. There are few trails past the parking lot, which is accessible by car in late spring until late fall. The best way to take in the scenery is with Canadian Mountain Holidays heli-skiing or heli-hiking tours. You'll see awe-inspiring glaciers, icefields, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows during the day. Then prepare yourself for a pampered night of comfort at the lodge.
Enderby [B1] Known as the "Top of the Okanagan," Enderby is famous for its spectacular cliffs. Rising 300 m from the east shore of the meandering Shuswap River, the Enderby Cliffs provide the backdrop to this quiet town. The best time to see these cliffs is when the setting sun gilds the rocks with gold. Kayakers and canoeists will find kilometers of water to explore on the Shuswap. The river is a fisherman's haven in late summer, when salmon and trout abound. Try some of the prized local cheeses and wines. In July, Enderby hosts Bavarian-style festivities, including parades and outdoor barbecues.
Nakusp [D5] Founded in 1892, and situated on the eastern shore of Upper Arrow Lake, Nakusp was a shipbuilding town and stop for stern-wheelers on the Arrow Lakes/Columbia River route. It also served as the railhead to the mines in the Slocan Valley. Today Nakusp is famed for its naturally heated and wonderfully relaxing hot springs, set in the scenic Selkirk Mountains just a short drive from town. Take advantage of the view from the marina and Waterfront Promenade and Park, which features a beautiful Japanese garden. History buffs will want to visit the Nakusp and District Museum.
Bugaboo Provincial Park Sicamous [A1]
Sicamous sits on a narrow neck of land between Shuswap and Mara lakes-in Secwepemc, Sicamous means "squeezed in the middle." Houseboats, which are available for rent, are a popular way of touring Shuswap Lake. The MVPhoebe Ann, an old-time stern-wheeler that travels between Sicamous and Seymour Arm, also offers tours of the lake. The two lakes support abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, including swimming, boating, and fishing.
Three Valley Gap [A3]
Set against a picturesque mountain backdrop is the ghost town of Three Valley Gap. Here some 25 historic buildings from all over British Columbia have been carefully moved, restored, and reassembled as the Eagle Pass Pioneer Village. Among the structures are a church (a popular site for weddings), a hotel, a general store, two schools, a roadhouse, a saloon, and an antique-car museum.
Enderby Cliffs Enderby and District Museum Village Cheese Company Larch Hill Winery
Kingfisher Environmental Interpretive Center Llama Charm Farms
Nakusp Hot Springs Nakusp and District Museum Waterfront Promenade Upper Arrow Lake
Shuswap Lake MV Phoebe Ann stern-wheeler cruises Eagle Valley Museum and Heritage Society
Dutchman Dairy Blue Heron Art Gallery Sicamous Rock Paintings
THREE VALLEY GAP
Eagle Pass Pioneer Village
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