Blind Bay was once known as Trapper's Landing due to the town's unique location along the Shuswap Lake. When the first Europeans were settling in the area, the South Shuswap quickly became a junction for goods and for people traveling to the North Shuswap. Blind Bay and Notch Hill just 5 kilometres (3miles) away were critical shipping points for the railways and ships passing by.
Blind Bay is located on the southern shore of Shuswap Lake, 29 km (18 mi) northwest of Salmon Arm and 6 km (4 mi) east of Sorrento. Access to Blind Bay from Sorrento is via Blind Bay Road, 5 minutes off the Trans-Canada Highway.
The full-service Shuswap Marina is located in Blind Bay on the shore of Shuswap Lake. The marina is located at the end of Ingram Road, just off Blind Bay Road. From the lakeside, the marina is opposite Copper Island.
The recently expanded 18 hole professionally designed championship course offers well bunkered, undulating greens, generous fairways, and four beautiful lakes. This scenic course, Par 71, 6467 yards with three sets of tee boxes, provides a variety of challenges for both the accomplished and casual golfer.
A very popular destination, the park is situated on the old delta of Scotch Creek, has one kilometer of sandy, pebble beach, and includes the whole of Copper Island. The park also offers a large grassy play area, an adventure playground, a large boat launch and a self-guiding nature trail.
Boaters may wish to visit Copper Island, located two kilometres offshore. A 2.8 kilometre hiking trail provides beautiful views of the area. Supplies, groceries, and many recreational opportunities including bumper boats, mini-golf driving range, go-carts, para-sailing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, boat and jet-ski rentals are offered by near-by businesses.
White Lake Provincial Park is situated on the north shore of White Lake. It has a reputation for excellent recreational rainbow trout fishing - it is one of the top three angling lakes in the province in terms of angler days. White Lake is popular for fly fishing and trolling in the summer, and also for ice fishing during the winter.
Think of the most ideal lake to work your turns or have a blast with a Wakeboard/Air board or any other toy you can pull behind your powerboat. Water-sports bring an aspect of excitement to the waters of the Shuswap.
Go as a group or go alone. Single or tandem kayaks are available. For the more adventurous and experienced, tackle the Adams Lake rapids. Paddle out to Copper Island and hike the provincial park trails. Extreme Cliff diving is now available on Copper Island.
The best way to see British Columbia's most beautiful alpine and sub-alpine areas. Your horse will take you through winding trails full of majestic scenery.
Enjoy the sights of the alpine and sub-alpine areas of the North Shuswap/Monashee range.
The Shuswap contains some of the biggest freshwater lakes in North America. Fish for the world renowned 'Kamloops Fighting Trout' or maybe a Kokanee or two.
This area is fast becoming one of the major snowmobile destination points in BC. Challenging terrain and powder that is measured in feet - not inches - makes snowmobiling in the Shuswap an exhilarating experience.
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