WELCOME TO
THE SHUSWAP RIVER

The Shuswap River Ambassador Program is to educate recreational river users about risks, hazards, safety, environment, planning, and respecting the river. 

The river is not open or closed at any point of the year but is strongly discouraged from be used during high water (May to July).

For the most recent information on water levels please visit our Facebook Page. Times are approximate and change depending on time of year, vessel type, and paddling ability.

Only access the river at designated spots. Many access points to the river are through private property, please respect the residents living along the river. Public launch sites have signage. 

Use at your own risk & discretion
PACK OUT WHAT YOU PACK IN

BEFORE YOU GO

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SAFETY

• This is not a channel, there are sticks, log jams, under tows, sweepers, eddies, and other hazards that can pull you under or pop your vessel

Life jackets are required, on the river navigating from point A to point B you are a human powered vessel. (more information)

• Watch for motor boats and ensure you can be seen. Stay near your flotation device when swimming.

Do not tie together, people get pulled under if their rope gets caught up

PLANNING
FINES &
REGULATIONS

Conservation officers are on the river and RCMP patrols beaches and launch sites.

• No Life jacket, whistle, and throw rope $200-500+ fine for non-compliance

• Littering $300-1000+

• Open Alcohol $100-230+

• Parking (dependent on area, plus towing bill)

Please call the R.A.P.P. line to report pollution 1-877-952-7277

Know your location in case of emergency

Know your exits (only use the designated launch sites, do not trespass on private property)

• Organize your transportation, there is no shuttle or taxis, be sure you have a ride to your vehicle

• Tell someone where you are going

Check paddle/float times, the river speed change depending on time of year. For the most up to date times please visit our Facebook page.

• Check weather conditions

• You must have your own vessel, air compressor & power, patches, drybags 

PARKING

Only park in designated areas, majority of the launch sites have limited parking.

• If the designated parking area is full go to another water access

Vehicles will be towed if parked illegally

Do not obstruct traffic or block drive ways

• Watch for traffic when crossing or unloading, many areas are 80km per hour

• There is no camping or overnight parking at any of the launch sites

• Do not leave valuables in your vehicle

ENVIROMENTAL

For more information on the Salmon Run please contact Kingfisher Interpretive Centre

Bird, amphibious creatures, deer, moose, bears, small mammals relay on this water system

Water intakes for homes and farming are in the river 

 
 
 

MOST COMMON

PADDLING
FLOATING
SWIMMING
TRINITY BRIDGE
TO
BELVIDERE PARK
13.5 River KM
4 to 5 hours
BELVIDERE PARK
TO
TUEY PARK
2.5 River KM
1 to 2.5 hours
TUEY PARK
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HAND LAUNCH SITES

BRANDT'S HAND LAUNCH

• Very limited parking on a steep road

• Outhouse facilities

• Fast moving water with rapids

Not appropriate for small children, weak swimmers, or people unfamiliar with the Shuswap River

• Use extreme caution in this section of the river year round

• This section is a rock bottom with many logs, under tows, and sweepers

• No cell phone reception

Brandt’s Hand Launch to Cooke Creek Recreation Site

4.5 river kilometers | Floating 2 to 3 hours | Paddling 1 hour

DALES'S HAND LAUNCH

Limited parking

• Recommended to Exit only unless paddling

• Outhouse facilities

• No cell phone reception

Dale’s Hand Launch to Trinity Bridge

11 river kilometers | Floating 5 to 8 hours | Paddling 5 hours

EBY'S HAND LAUNCH

• Limited Parking

Tow away zone on side of the road

Do not obstruct traffic

• Outhouse facilities

Eby’s Hand Launch to Belvidere Park

11 river kilometers | Floating 3 to 6 hours | Paddling 3-4 hours

RIVERSIDE BOAT LAUNCH

• Stay clear of motor boats

Riverside Boat Launch to Tuey Park

1.5 river kilometers | Floating 0.5 to 2.5 hour | Paddling 0.5 hour

GRINDROD PARK

• Outhouse facilities

Grindrod Park to Mara Bridge

11 river kilometers | Paddling 4 hour

Do not float from here on an inflatable, the next exit is up to a 12 hour float.

KINGFISHER CREEK

DO NOT ENTER TO FLOAT OR PADDLE DOWN THE RIVER

 

There are Class 4 rapids in this section of white water.

Only professional kayaker/whitewater rafters should use this access!

Use extreme caution near the river in this section

• Do not park on the beach

• No cell phone reception

COOKE CREEK REC SITE

• Do not park in designated camping spots.

• Outhouse facilities

• Fast moving water with rapids

Not appropriate for small children, weak swimmers, or people unfamiliar with the Shuswap River

• Use extreme caution in this section of the river year round

• This section is a rock bottom with many logs, under tows, and sweepers

• No cell phone reception

Cooke Creek Recreation Site to Dale’s Hand Launch

4.5 river kilometers | Floating 2 to 4 hours | Paddling 1.5 hours

TRINITY BRIDGE

• Tow away zones on the side of the road

• Outhouse facilities

Trinity Bridge to Eby’s Hand Launch

2.5 river kilometers | Floating 0.5 to 1 hour | Paddling 0.5 hours

BELVIDERE PARK

Large parking area

• Washroom facilities in the visitor centre

No air or power outlets

• No storage of personal belongings

Belvidere Park to Riverside Boat Launch

1 river kilometers | Floating 0.5 to 1 hour | Paddling 0.5 hour

TUEY PARK/WATERWHEEL

• Only park in designated area

Do not block accesses to private property

• Do not enter on an inflatable 

• Outhouse facilities

Ensure you get off the river at Tuey Park if you are on an inflatable, the next exit is up to a 12 hour float.

Tuey Park to Grindrod Park

13 river kilometres | Paddling 5+ hour

If you are paddling ensure you have all the necessary supplies there is no public access to stop at, use the washroom, or exit the river.

MARA BRIDGE

• Challenging Exit

• Watch for motor boats paddling across the lake.

Mara Bridge to Mara Provincial Park

7 river kilometers | Paddling 3 hour

Do not float from here, if you are on an inflatable, the next exit is up to an 11 hour float and across a lake.

 
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CONTACT US

ADDRESS

 

702 Railway Street, PO Box 1000,Enderby, BC V0E 1V0

Tel: 250.838.6727

recreation@enderby.ca

 

OPENING HOURS (Visitor Services)

 

Summer Hours (July & August)
​7 days per week: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm 

Off Season Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00 am to 3:00pm
​​Saturday & Sunday: Closed 

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