Shuswap activities, Southwind Ranch, Vacation Rental, Cabin, Cottage

The Shuswap is a four season playground so there are always lots of things to do on the ranch and in the area. In the spring, summer or fall you are able to step out the door of your cabin and go hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding (if you brought a horse), bird watching, or just sit back and relax. Come winter, you can add cross country skiing and snowshoeing to the list of activities.

Nearby Parks

Just five minutes away on the shores of Shuswap Lake, Sunnybrae and Herald Provincial Parks await as the perfect spot for a beach picnic. All kinds of water activities are accessible here. Boat and jet-ski rentals, guided lake tours – some including dinner, houseboat rentals, ski boat rentals, fishing guides, the list goes on.

Salmon Arm

Twenty kilometers east on the Trans Canada highway is Salmon Arm. A community of 15,000 people with a trading area of 40,000. This means that almost all services and conveniences are available. Hospital, public art gallery, library, twin sheet hockey arena, bowling lanes, fitness gyms, many restaurants and lots of shopping, including an incredible farmers market.


Less than one hour drive are 15 golf courses, many of them Championship 18 hole courses. In that same driving distance are many small mountain lakes, where you can almost bet on limiting out with rainbow trout.


If theatre and the arts are on your list, Caravan Farm Theatre, just 45 minutes away, produces amazing open air theatre productions summer and winter. The winter production takes viewers by horse drawn sleighs to the different set and acts of the play. Truly a magical evening for the whole family. There are many other theatre and musical venues taking place all year. In August Salmon Arm is host to the annual Roots and Blues Festival, with over 40 headline acts. The festival lasts 3 days and is becoming one of “the” places to be in the summer.


Down hill or cross country skiing your passion? There are three major downhill areas about an hour away (Silver Star, Sun Peaks, Big White). Larch Hills cross country trails are just south of Salmon Arm. Larch hills is the home of the Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet every January.


Incredible snowmobiling areas again are less than one hour away. Owls Head, Queest Mountain, Crowfoot Mountain, Fly Hills and Hunters range to name a few.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing or kayaking your forte? The Shuswap, South Thompson and Adams rivers can offer you almost everything. A leisurely glide down the South Thompson or Shuswap with picnic sites on mid stream islands. Or if you want a thrill, there are Class III white water sites on the Shuswap and Adams.


Wine and cheese tasting something you like to do? Sunnybrae Winery, Larch Hills Winery and Recline Ridge are both Gold and Silver medal winning wineries, just minutes away. Tours and tasting’s available daily in the summer. Visit Shuswap Wineries for more information.

Bird Watching

Are you into bird watching? The Shuswap has many species to enjoy!