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Tappen

The small community of Tappen is located in the British Columbia Thompson Okanagan’s Shuswap area. A popular destination for those who favour water activities, the area offers swimming, boating and great fishing. Several parks are located around Shuswap Lake – excellent locations for hiking, waterfalls and stunning views across the mountain ranges and the valleys below. Check out Sunnybrae Park and Herald Provincial Park with Margaret Falls.

Just north of Tappen are the communities of Blind Bay and Sorrento as well as White Lake which offers excellent rainbow trout fishing and is a popular ice fishing destination in the winter. If you like to browse around vintage cars check out White Post Auto Museum and if you like to sample the local wines, Recline Ridge Vineyards and Sunnybrae Vineyards are nearby.

Location

Tappen is located on the Trans Canada Hwy 1 14 km (9 mi) north of Salmon Arm and 19 km (12 mi) south of Sorrento.

A Step Back in Time

According to the Vernon & District Family History Society Tappen, originally called Tappen Siding was named after Herbert Tappen a CPR construction contractor who installed railway rails in the area. A sawmill was located here around 1883. The name ‘Tappen’ appears on BC Lands map in 1891. The Tappen Siding Post Office opened on July 1, 1892 with F. McCulla as postmaster and was closed on February 1, 1897.

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Shuswap Tourism

Tappen & Nearby Accommodations

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Sky Blue Waters Resort

Sky Blue Waters Resort

Tappen

Our Resort on Shuswap Lake can accommodate all your needs. Hook-up your RV or set-up your tent. We have plenty to offer with great golf courses nearby, close to shopping, theatre, and everything for the outdoor enthusiast from boating to bird watching. ... More Details
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 ... More Details
Hidden Valley Campground & RV Park

Hidden Valley Campground & RV Park

Salmon Arm

Family and pet-friendly. Family and pet-friendly. Well-treed and open 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 ... More Details
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. ... More Details
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 ... More Details
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 ... More Details
Shuswap Lake Motel & Resort

Shuswap Lake Motel & Resort

Sorrento

Shuswap Lake Motel & Resort is situated on over two acres of lawn and treed countryside adjacent to the Trans Canada Highway in beautiful Sorrento, British Columbia. Our 2 acres of trees and lawns make a nice setting to relax. Picnic table and gas barbeque by each kitchen unit. There are three playg ... More Details
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 ... More Details
Cottonwood Cove RV Resort

Cottonwood Cove RV Resort

Lee Creek

Cottonwood Cove RV Resort is situated on the shores of Shuswap Lake and has over 1km of premier waterfront and a secluded cove for campers to enjoy. Our on-site marina has a double ramp boat launch, and 40+ boat slips. Amenities include a rental shop with kayaks and standup paddleboards and a luxury ... More Details
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 ... More Details
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