The community of Eagle Bay is located on the Shuswap Highland Peninsula on the southern shore of Shuswap Lake, with panoramic views of the Lake and Crowfoot Mountain across Shuswap Lake. Eagle Bay is in one of the most popular swimming, houseboating and waterskiing areas of British Columbia’s interior.
The Shuswap Lake system in Southern Interior of British Columbia offers more than 1,000 kilometres of shoreline to explore, amidst spectacular scenery and a pristine environment.
The Shuswap boasts the largest houseboat fleet in Canada, and one of the largest in the world, offering a fabulous way to vacation with family and friends, lazily drifting along the lake gazing at blue skies and gorgeous mountains.
The South Shuswap region of BC includes the communities of Balmoral, Blind Bay, Carlin, Eagle Bay, Notch Hill, Skimikin, Sorrento, Sunnybrae, Tappen, White Lake, and Wild Rose Bay.
The beautiful Shuswap Lake takes its name from the Shuswap Indians, northernmost of the Great Salishan Family, and one of the largest tribes in the interior of British Columbia. Once numbering over 5,000, these people were fishermen and hunters, roaming in bands through the vast land of lakes and forests, reaching 240 kilometres to the west, east and north. Salmon Arm takes its name from the southwest arm of the Shuswap Lake, due to the large runs of salmon that used to run up the creeks that empty into the lake.
Eagle Bay is a popular vacation destination, with a safe sandy beach, good access to a wide range of outdoor activities in the surrounding wilderness areas, and a wide range of vacation homes, cabins, campgrounds, and resorts. Eagle Bay offers a convenience store with liquor sales. Stores and restaurants are at nearby Sorrento, with the closest main shopping centre in Salmon Arm, 30 minutes to the south.
Location: Eagle Bay is located on the southern shore of Shuswap Lake , in the Shuswap region of British Columbia, 15 miles (24 km) east of Sorrento (20 minutes). Access to Eagle Bay from Sorrento is via Blind Bay Road and Eagle Bay Road.
Golf: The Shuswap Lake Estates Golf & Country Club offers a scenic 18-hole professionally designed championship course with well-bunkered, undulating greens, generous fairways, and four beautiful lakes. The par-71, 6,467-yard course provides a variety of challenges for both the accomplished and casual golfer. Practice facilities include a driving range, 2 practice greens, and practice sand bunkers. Golf Vacations in British Columbia.
The Shuswap Highland Peninsula provides unlimited hiking and mountain biking trails, and endless ATV roads and offroad trails.
Cross-country skiing is available around Eagle Bay and up at Herman Lake.
The full-service Shuswap Marina and store is located in Blind Bay on the shore of Shuswap Lake, 4 minutes away by water. The marina is located at the end of Ingram Road, just off Blind Bay Road. From the lakeside, the marina is opposite Copper Island, to the west of Blind Bay.
Shannon Beach Park east of Eagle Bay is popular for picnicking, swimming, and other water-related activities.
Herman Lake does not look like much of a lake from the road, more like a pond with trees growing in it, but the small Herman Lake is a serene mountain lake with a unique and diverse ecosystem of woodland and wetland wonders. Herman Lake has a 50-meter boardwalk protruding over a marsh to the edge of the lake, and there are trails that loop Herman Lake allowing viewing of birds and waterfowl. Public access to the small, timbered Herman Lake Recreation Site is on the west side of Herman Lake, and a private wilderness camp with scattered campsites is on the north end of Herman Lake. Fishing is good for rainbow and brook trout. Access to Herman Lake from Eagle Bay is on Ivy Road that runs through the Eagle Ridge Subdivision. Watch for a sign on your left after passing the Bastion Ivy Forest Service Road.
Shuswap Lake Marine Provincial Park is one of the most popular boating and canoeing locations in the Southern Interior. Shuswap Lake is the product of the glacial scouring that also rounded the surrounding Shuswap Highlands, and is made up of four large arms: the Shuswap Lake Main Arm, Salmon Arm, Anstey Arm, and Seymour Arm.
Cinnemousun Narrows Provincial Park is located on the shores of Shuswap Lake, at the northern tip of the peninsula where the four arms of Shuswap Lake meet. This 176-hectare park features a beautiful stretch of sandy beach and four wharves for mariners. Basic facilities are provided and there are walk-in campsites, each situated in a cool, shady spot with a great view of Shuswap Lake. Cinnemousun Narrows park is accessible by water only.
White Lake Provincial Park is situated on the north shore of White Lake, due east of Blind Bay. The park has a reputation for excellent recreational rainbow trout fishing – it is one of the top three angling lakes in the province in terms of angler days. White Lake is popular in winter for ice fishing, in addition to fly fishing and trolling in the summer.
Wildlife in the area includes moose, white-tail deer, coyote, salamanders, and numerous bird species, including grouse, songbirds, snipe, calliope, and hummingbirds. Visit Cedar Creek to view spawning rainbow trout.
The largest community close to Eagle Bay is the lakeside vacation community of Sorrento. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, alpine meadows, rivers and forests on the shores of Shuswap Lake, Sorrento is enveloped by motels, resorts, campgrounds and summer cottages, offering a fabulous array of recreational activities, during both summer and winter.
West of Eagle Bay is the lively community of Blind Bay, located in a pristine setting on the west side of the bay of the same name on the southern shore of Shuswap Lake.