Blind Bay

Overview

Named after the bay it is located at, Blind Bay typifies its community’s motto of being the place where strangers become friends. It small size enables for a close knit community that is friendly to visitors and locals.

Blind Bay’s size does not limit recreational activities on offer being mostly a golf course community but also hosting other activities such as pickleball, hiking, boating, tennis, model airplane flying and grass air strip. Just an hour away, visitors can enjoy alpine skiing during the winter.

Recreation

Being next to a bay has its advantages one of them being a fully-serviced marina, Shuswap Marina, on the shores of Shuswap Lake to dock and board for trips into the lake. Also near Blind Bay is the Shuswap Lake Estates Golf and Country Club, Shuswap Lake Provincial Park and the White Lake Provincial Park. From Blind Bay visitors can enjoy water skiing at Shuswap Lake, kayaking at the Adams Lake rapids, horseback riding through winding trails of sub-alpine areas for the scenery or hiking at the Monashee ranges. Shuswap Lake is ideal for fishing while during winter the bay is one of the best destinations for snowmobiling.

History

Blind Bay was formerly known as Trapper’s Landing owing to its location along the Shuswap Lake. For early settlers, the area was a junction for goods and people travelling to North Shuswap. Blind Bay is just a few kilometers away from critical shipping and railway points hence its historic importance. Blind Bay is still an unincorporated settlement.

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