We have compiled a list of a few of our favorite fall activities in the Shuswap to inspire our visitors and the locals who are looking for something to do now that the weather is a bit cooler. In no particular order here are our Top Five:
1. Go for a hike!
Fall has got to be the best time of year to hike, with the cooler weather and beautiful foliage hiking is the best way to take in some of the gorgeous colours of this season in the Shuswap.
Hiking might not be for everyone, but it’s a relatively easy form of exercise (it’s basically just walking, isn’t it?), and you get to enjoy the great outdoors. Fall is a perfect time to get out and stretch your legs after being cooped up in an office or huddled by your air-conditioning all summer, and before the winter cold makes it not as enjoyable or even doable.
Some of our favorite hikes in the Shuswap that are rated ‘easy’ by our friends at Shuswap Trail Alliance are:
2. Demille’s! Pumpkin Cannon & Corn Maze
Demille’s has always been a classic go to fall activity in Salmon Arm, they have it all the pumpkins, the corn, the farm vibes. This is a great family friendly activity if you are looking for fun for the whole family.
Corn Maze Hours:
Open Daily from 9:00am – 7:00pm
3. Shuswap Wine Fest
This year is the Rotary’s 14th Annual Event, it has proven year after year to be one of the Shuswap’s best events. What could be more fun than getting a little bit dressed up on a chilly October evening and heading to the mall to have your choice of over 90 wines and plenty of gourmet appetizers to choose from. This is the perfect date night/girls night activity and we can’t wait to check it out again this year!
4. R.J. Haney Heritage Spooktakular
Another classic Shuswap Activity, this will be the R.J.Haney Heritage Museum’s 22nd year putting on this fantastic event. Plenty of people wear costumes to this event so it’s a good reason to put together a costume if you’re too old to go trick or treating, but it’s also fun for the little ones to dress up more than just once! Enjoy a night of spooks, head into their haunted house or take walk their haunted trail (which is so fun!), and for the little goblins they can enjoy story time, colouring, and the story time trail.
5. Classic Campfire
Before the snow hits the ground why not spend your evenings roasting marshmallows and hot dogs on a fire. I love the idea of throwing on some warm clothes and bringing out some blankets and having chats, listening to music, playing music with the fire as the centre piece making for a cozy night before it gets too cold and we are all stuck inside on our couches – which isn’t so bad either!