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Sicamous Houseboats

Shuswap Lake
Sicamous, British Columbia
Sicamous Houseboats

Beautiful Shuswap Lake is a natural lake located less than two hours from Vancouver. It can provide the ideal setting for a perfect boating vacation. The lake is protected by the mountains and remains calm most of the time. Although the lake is deep, the temperature is very pleasant for swimming and can warm up to 23C during July and August. If you like to fish, Shuswap Lake offers anglers a great time to catch lake trout, rainbow trout, kokanee, and salmon in early spring/late fall.

Sicamous Houseboats provides free access to the Provincial Parks on the Lake and now has high-speed internet access on all its boats. Its excellent and very informative website will answer most of your questions.


Sicamous Houseboats offer a large number different models of houseboats that can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 30 people and certainly meet your needs. With so many great models to choose from and a long list of amenities it is best to check out their website for all the details. To give you an idea, houseboats come are fully equipped and include such amenities as:

  • Full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, oven, appliances and utensils
  • 3 piece bathroom
  • Dinette
  • Hot tubs
  • BBQ
  • Fireplace
  • Slide
  • Private staterooms
  • AM/FM stereo with CD player
  • TV with DVD player
  • 'On Lake' high-speed internet access
  • Etc

If you are a large group or looking for the perfect corporate get-away, you have to check out the Legacy 94, which sleeps 30. This boat is fully loaded with everything you could possibly want. There are numerous private staterooms, a hot tub, an outdoor wet bar with overhead TV, and even a meeting room with a TV. Again, you have to check out all the details about this boat on the Sicamous Houseboats website.

Rental Periods:
  • 4 day midweek
  • 3 day weekend
  • 7-day week

Contact Sicamous Houseboats to see if there are any last-minute cancellations and to see if you can take advantage of any discounts.

Experience Required:

Previous experience is not required. You will be provided full instruction on operating the houseboat, safety requirements, and understanding the lake. Persons renting and operating the houseboat must have a valid driver's license and be at least 19 years of age (25 years of age for the Legacy class houseboats).


You do not require a boating license (Pleasure Craft Operator Card) to rent a houseboat. Before departure, you will receive a safety checklist for review. Be sure to ask any questions if you are not sure. Once completed, you will be issued a temporary license that is good for your trip. You will need to keep this document readily available if officials request it.

If you wish to obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card, you can do so online. For more details:

Pleasure Craft Licence


Electrical Outlets:


What to Bring:

Check out the checklist for a complete list of recommended items to bring. Sicamous Houseboats recommends that you bring your own additional deck chairs.


What to Bring



It is suggested that you bring your own linens and pillows. Sicamous Houseboats can rent linens if required. You should discuss this at the time of reservation.


Cats and small dogs are permitted. To avoid disappointment, discuss the pet policy at the time of reservation.

Additional Costs:

There are a number of additional costs that you should budget for during your vacation, and they will depend on the duration of your trip and the distance travelled. Each operator has different policies and should be discussed directly with them. Some costs will or may include:

  • Fuel
  • Propane
  • Insurance
  • $50 environment fee

Other Rental Items Available:
  • Skis
  • Wakeboard
  • Personal watercraft
  • Pontoon boats
  • Paddleboards
  • Kayaks
  • Mountain bikes

Area Activities:
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Water sports
  • Golfing

Contact Information:

Sicamous Houseboats
#1 Mervyn Road
Sicamous, British Columbia,
V0E 2V0
[email protected]

Location Address:
1 Mervyn Rd,
Highway 97, BC
V0E 2V0

Driving Distances/Time From:

Vancouver: 131 km / 82 miles- 1 h 40 min
Kamloops: 245 km / 150 miles – 2 h 30 min
Kelowna: 280 km / 175 miles – 2 h 50 min
Calgary: 865 km / 536 miles – 9h 25 min
Seattle: 245 km / 150 miles - 2 h 45 min