Flowers in the Thompson Okanagan, Photo Allen Jones

Sorrento

Sorrento is in the Shuswap area which is well-known as a summer vacation destination. With long, sunny days and a dry, temperate climate, it lends itself to many outdoor activities or a few hours of relaxation. Sorrento is on the south shore of Shuswap Lake but there are many other rivers and lakes in the area all providing opportunities to get out and experience what’s on offer. Houseboating, kayaking, water skiing, fishing, swimming and other water sports are all here. Hiking and nature trails can be found in the several Provincial Parks. If you are here in October, this is a fascinating place to visit and see the waters turn red with the run of the Adams River sockeye salmon. Cross-country skiing is popular in the area in the wintertime.

Location

Sorrento, located in the Thompson Okanagan region, straddles the Trans-Canada Highway, lining the south shore of Shuswap Lake. It is 25 km (15 mi) east of Chase and 45 km (28 mi) northwest of Salmon Arm on Hwy 1.

A Step Back in Time

Originally known as Trapper’s Landing, after the meeting place of Shuswap Indian trappers returning with their furs, the town was renamed by James Kinghorn after the Italian town of Sorrento, because Copper Island on Shuswap Lake reminded him of the Isle of Capri, off Sorrento in Italy.

Sorrento’s history dates back to the year 1910, and is a popular tourist destination today with an array of recreational activities, during both summer and winter.

Contact Information

Shuswap Tourism

Sorrento & Nearby Accommodations

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Scotch Creek Cottages Resort/Shuswap Vacation Rentals

Scotch Creek Cottages Resort/Shuswap Vacation Rentals

Scotch Creek

Resting on acres of landscaped grass right on the lakeshore of Shuswap Lake, Scotch Creek Cottages Resort is a family oriented resort for families wanting to enjoy a fun filled vacation. We offer 20 individual cottages situated in a large U shape to take advantage of waterfront and ground views. Our ... Read more
Finz Resort

Finz Resort

Blind Bay

We offer 47 sites all equipped with potable water, 30 amp power and sewage hookups. Choose from waterfront lots, lakeside lots and upper treed lots that are located just across the road. We are family and dog friendly. The Resort has washrooms, pay showers and laundry facilities for our guests. Brin ... Read more
Woodhaven Campground

Woodhaven Campground

Sorrento

Spacious treed sites, forest setting, lake access, picnic tables, firepits, hiking, biking, ATV trails, trout-stocked fishing lake, great swimming. ... Read more
Viewpoint RV Park & Cottages

Viewpoint RV Park & Cottages

Salmon Arm

Nestled between the forested mountains and crystal Shuswap Lake, Viewpoint RV Park & Cottages provides a family-oriented atmosphere for your fun filled vacation. Our spacious, countryside property offers space for the kids to play as they enjoy our playground, toys and basketball hoops. Our campgrou ... Read more
Pierre's Point Campground

Pierre's Point Campground

Salmon Arm

Pierre's Point your gathering place for families, friends and reunions. Friendly family atmosphere with zero tolerance for loud profane parties. 2,800 ft of white sandy beach on sunny Shuswap Lake. A separate pet beach included. ... Read more
Magna Bay Resort

Magna Bay Resort

Magna Bay

Enjoy the warm sun and pristine waters at Magna Bay Resort. We are an ideal destination for guests wanting to relax and unwind. Situated on the shores of Magna Bay, capture the breathtaking lake vistas on our beautiful park-like setting. We are located in the centre of Shuswap, known for offering en ... Read more
Ross Creek Country Store & Family Campground

Ross Creek Country Store & Family Campground

Magna Bay

Your family vacation is a very special time. We are hoping camping in the Shuswap will be a big part of that experience. Ross Creek Campground would like to welcome you to our quiet and secluded campground, all nestled in amongst the trees and foliage. Pull-thrus for the big boys. Pull out your lawn ... Read more
Hidden Valley Campground & RV Park

Hidden Valley Campground & RV Park

Salmon Arm

Family and pet-friendly. Well-treed and grassy level areas. Super clean washrooms, coin showers, laundromat. Firepits, playground, wireless, pay phone, sani-dump. 16 full hookup sites in upper level campground, 6 full hookups lower level and 32 partial hookups and unserviced tenting sites in lower l ... Read more
Salmon Arm Camping Resort

Salmon Arm Camping Resort

Salmon Arm

Camp among the lush, green natural forest near Shuswap Lake at Salmon Arm Camping Resort. If camping isn’t your style, then sleep in our one or two bedroom cabins! Our well-maintained resort is ideal for families to spend their holidays and create unforgettable memories. We offer spacious and priv ... Read more
Shuswap Lake Vacations/Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations

Shuswap Lake Vacations/Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations

Sicamous

Cruise around Mara and Shuswap Lake with Canada’s largest houseboat company, Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations. Bring family and friends to experience an unforgettable vacation on our luxurious houseboats, and enjoy sandy beaches, majestic waterfalls and warm waters. With a choice of seven houseboa ... Read more
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