Scotch Creek

Overview

Scotch Creek is a tourist haven with a kilometer of sandy beaches, a large green recreation area, a local boat launch and guide free nature trail that people can navigate themselves. The nature park includes Copper Island with its own hiking trail.

For those intending to enjoy the staying at Scotch Creek there is the Scotch Creek Cottages on Shuswap Lake for magnificent Rentals with a picturesque view looking out to the lake. This ties in to the summer tourism that Scotch Creek is known for considering that it is home to the most popular park in BC which is Shuswap Lake Provincial Park. There various places to buy supplies more recreational activities for those who seek for a thrill.

Recreation

Scotch Creek is best known for Shuswap Lake Provincial Park that is open from July to early September offering a green play area for picnics, wildlife viewing, biking, playground, boat launch as well as a nature trail that is self-guided. One can choose to relax and swim at the lengthy sand beach or hop on the bumper boats, parasail or try out the boat and jet-ski rentals. Away from Shuswap Lake, tourists can enjoy the Shuswap Lake Estates Golf and Country Club, go-karts, horseback riding or even white-water rafting. There are several resorts to stay at including the well-known Scotch Creek Cottages or even camping at the park. Those who look for art will enjoy the unique shops in the area with various kinds of art and craft combined with local colors.

History

The first settlers on Scotch Creek came in 189 at Captain’s Village Marina and from there insurgence grew with property rights not established until 1913. Early transportation was primarily water with Ferry services to Sorrento starting in 1914 to 1956. The first post office was set up in 1908, a log school was built in Celista in 1910 and in 1930 a bridge was built to Squilax. Electricity came through power lines in 1957 to the community. Roads were in the form of trails that widened to gravel with the road to Anglemont being paved in 1960s. Schoolhouses doubled as community centers for pioneers to enjoy concerts, dances, and fairs. Scotch Creek is still a community and not incorporated.

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