Shoring Up: Shuswap

With 1,100 kilometres of shoreline, the four arms of the Shuswap Lake district tie together a network of towns, each with its own charms. Ranging in size from a few hundred residents (Swansea Point) to towns of about 1,300 (Sorrento, Blind Bay) or 3,200 residents (Sicamous) to the small city of Salmon Arm (almost 18,000 residents in the area), these communities not only have an idyllic lake lifestyle in summer but five championship golf courses, winter recreation and vibrant cultural life: visit shuswapculture.ca for upcoming events and happenings.

Buy here: Average assessed value of a single-family home in Sicamous is $293,800 (up 17%)