Sicamous Real Estate
The district of Sicamous, British Columbia in Eagle Valley offers stunning scenery year round and an impressive array of biodiversity. To the West of the Monashee Mountain Range, nestled along a channel between Shuswap and Mara Lakes and at the mouth of Eagle River, this area’s unique, natural collective provides the canvas for both an expansive variety of recreational activities and a captivating atmosphere. Sicamous (which means ‘narrowed’) is actually situated on a widening delta that has narrowed the channel turning what used to be an arm of Shuswap Lake into what is now Mara Lake. Eagle Valley is centrally located between Calgary, Vancouver and Kelowna in the Northern part of the Okanagan Valley at the junction between the Trans Canada Highway and Highway 97A.
Known as “The Gateway to the Shuswap” and the “Houseboat Capital of Canada”, there is something here for everyone! Boasting four distinct seasons for outdoor enthusiasts, mild temperatures, and a small town sense of community, it’s no wonder that Sicamous is an ideal destination for vacationers, young families, and retirees alike.
Summer is warm with highs averaging 27°C/81°F. Dive into the popular culture of house boating and watersports! Tour ‘The Lakes’ by boat. Enjoy swimming, sun bathing, beach volleyball, a splash park and children’s playground at the Beach Park or meander to one of two more tranquil beaches for some quiet relaxation. Easily take a break from the water and venture into town as Main Street Landing provides moorage for your boat. Step out for a walk through local shops, or take in a meal or a treat at a number of local restaurants and coffee shops.
Spring announces a beautiful array of wildflowers, new growth and rushing waters. Walk, hike or ride your ATV along a number of groomed or rustic trails. Explore waterfalls cascading through giant boulders and sounds of nature in the temperate, evergreen rainforests classic of British Columbia. A variety of golf courses showcasing various types of terrain attract avid and beginner golfers and offer services such as shuttles for convenience.
Fall into autumn in Sicamous when the air is crisp and the landscape scenery transforms with fresh and bold colours.
Winter in this area is mild with January highs averaging -1.5°C/29°F. Powdery snowfall creates a winter wonderland and welcomes the season for world class snowmobiling! Enjoy alpine sledding areas accessible by groomed forest service roads at Blue Lake, Eagle Pass, Owl Head, or Queest. Warm up in one of the cozy chalets! With four great snow sport areas to choose from, Sicamous was voted as the 2015 ‘Favourite Overall Snowmobiling Area’. Close proximity to some of British Columbia’s most popular ski, snowboarding and heli-skiing areas also makes this resort town a popular winter destination. Sicamous is just 45 minutes from Revelstoke Mountain resort, 1hr from SilverStar Mountain Resort in Vernon, 2 hrs to SunPeaks Resort in Kamloops and about 2hrs to Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna.
Although tourism is a strong industry in the area, the economy is also supported by forestry, farming, house boat and trailer manufacturing and retirement. The economy of Sicamous is young and stable harbouring a growing business community with over 120 Chamber of Commerce business members to serve the area.
Community Services include Parkview Elementary School, Eagle River Secondary School, volunteer fire department, recreation centre, health unit, dental and medical clinics, and pharmacy as well as an abundance of children’s sports programs, community service organizations and a full range of clubs and special interest organizations.
Whether you’re considering Sicamous as a full time home for retirement, family or business or you are searching for a vacation property in a diverse and beautiful location, this community has a lot to offer! From lively sports activists to those who simply enjoy the spectacular scenery and a sense of community that makes all the difference, one thing is certain about residents of Sicamous, -they LOVE it!