Top 10 Family Friendly Things to Do in Sicamous!

Updated: Aug 5, 2020

Ever wonder how you are going to entertain your family while vacationing in Sicamous?

As a mother of 3 children aged 10, 12 and 14, I have first hand knowledge of tried, tested and family approved things to see & do. After interviewing my family, this is our Top 10!

#1 Boating

If you ask my kids what their #1 favorite thing to do is, they will tell you - BOATING!!

Our family is big into surfing and tubing behind the boat, floating in Turtle Bay, shuttling the kids to get ice cream and fuel up at Papa Sicamous Marina or Red's Rentals in the channel. Then pull up to Moose Mulligans to enjoy a pint and meal on the patio overlooking the water. Best family vacation memories!

If you have ever been to Mara Lake or the Shuswap, you are well aware of its beauty, vast lake system and warm waters. A marvel that brings vacationers flocking to our region every summer.

Don't have a boat? No problem! There are a number of boat rental places in Sicamous to choose from. Reds Rentals & Marina, Bull Dog Boat Rentals, Get Wet Rentals, TowJammerz.

#2 Ski & Board @ Revelstoke Mountain Resort

We are an avid ski family and our favorite mountain of all time is Revelstoke Mountain Resort. To the left are my girls this past winter after shredding the Back 40 Glades of the Ripper all day!

This mountain definitely has a threshold as it has some pretty challenging terrain. However, the opening of the Stellar Chair this past year has opened up some new terrain for the beginner skier or boarder.

We also love making our way to Silver Star Mountain Resort in Vernon. This is an excellent winter family resort which is geared to entertain the entire family with a ton of activities such as; skiing, snowboarding, Tube Town, cross country skiing, Mini Snowmobiles, bowling, out door ice skating and much more!

Our convenient location in Sicamous puts you at either mountain in approx. 45 minutes, giving you opportunity to experience both resorts while on vacation.

#3 Beach Day

Pack up the coolers with drinks, pick-nick lunch, paddle boards, beach toys and head down to the beach!

We are always up for a friendly game of volleyball at the sandy beach volleyball court in Swansea Point or... build a tee-pee out of drift wood with the kids.

You will typically find as at our favorite beaches in Swansea Point, Mara Lake, where many of our vacation homes are located. Swansea Point is a very special little community with a boat launch and vast public beaches. Here you will find 7 different public beach accesses; each beach has something different to offer it's visitors, such as BBQ grills, play parks for the kids, beach volleyball nets and pick-nick tables.

There are other amazing beaches for you to enjoy in the area as well. Check out Sicamous Beach Park located at the south end of Finlayson street. This park offers a designated swim area, playground, splash water park, picnic tables,  volleyball court and washrooms. The perfect place to play or relax while watching the boats head up the lake or wave to the train conductors as they pass by. During normal circumstances (not during Covid-19 pandemic) they bring Music in The Park; a free Monday afternoon event that brings Canadian Artists to come to share their music with the public. This is also the location of Canada Day Long Weekend Fire Work Show... truly a must see!

#4 Snowmobiling

Did you know that Sicamous was voted by riders the #1 Sled destination in Canada?

Sledding brings many vacationers to our area from December through April to enjoy 4 local mountain ranges;

Queest Mountain 

Excellent for the intermediate rider, with easy groomed trails and forestry roads up to a warming cabin. Its vast open meadows offer spectacular views of both Shuswap and Mara lakes.

Blue Lake

Blue Lake is a groomed trail located at a lakefront cabin, with beginner to experienced trails.

Eagle Pass

This challenging alpine trail can reach an average of 40 feet of snow a year and is a hill climbers dream with breathtaking views from its peaks.

Owls Head

Just 3 minutes from downtown Sicamous, these trails lead to a log cabin and a varied riding terrain for everyone from novices to extreme sledders. With an elevation of over 2000 meters, Owlhead ensures good riding until late spring.