Totem Pole Resort and Marina

On beautiful Shuswap Lake

Chalets and log cabins with fireplaces, each totally self contained, all nestled down between the Douglas fir and Cedar in a secluded environment for your relaxing pleasure.

Our 1000 foot beach with diving and swimming floats will delight the beginner and ambitious swimmers and water skiers.

Our year round running stream, Bastion Creek, cascades down through Black Canyon and over Paradise 

Virgin hiking mountain hiking areas and woodland trails will bring you back to nature.

For the sailors among you, there are 1000 miles of shoreline and waterways to explore. 

We have full marina facilities: marine gas dock, boat ramp, mooring and swimming buoys, daily visitors are also welcome to launch their boats for a small fee of 10 dollars just check in at store (or office).

For your convenience, our grocery and liquor agency is opened 9am-7pm daily.

Shuswap Lake is steeped in Western Canada’s earliest history, the lake and river system with its old paddle steamers and river boats having served the pioneers on the main route between the Prairies and the Pacific.

The history of the resort dates back almost 4 decades. Fishing is excellent, Shuswap Lake being the home of giant lake trout and record Kamloops (Rainbow) Trout up to 25 lbs.


We are located on the north end of the famous fruit growing Okanagan Valley; we have hot to warm days in the valleys, amongst snow capped peaks, with cool nights. For the environmentalist, we have pure crystal clear water and the cleanest air on the continent.

Location Totem Pole Resort & Marina 7429 Sunnybrae-Canoe PT, Tappen, BC V0E 2X
We are located 26 miles out of Salmon Arm, BC, on beautiful Shuswap Lake.
Just drive 9 miles west and north out of Salmon Arm on the Trans Canada Highway No. 1 to the village of Tappen. Turn east at Tappen onto Canoe Point Road and continue to the end of the road, about 17 miles. If you are coming from the east and have your own boat, you can launch it in the lake at Sicamous and steer straight across the lake to the resort-watch for our giant Totem Pole on the far shore!