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Silver Beach Park


Marine-accessible camping
Vehicle-accessible camping

This park offers 35 vehicle/boat/tent vehicle-accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis. The campground rests in an attractive setting of Douglas fir and aspen at the head of Seymour Arm. Campsite reservations are not accepted. If staff are not around when you arrive at the campground, choose your site and pay later. Staff will be at the campground at least once a day during the camping season.

Walk/Cycle-in Frontcountry Camping Fee: $20.00 per party/night
Vehicle-Accessible Camping Fee: $20.00 per party/night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $10.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Marine Access Camping Fee: $20.00 per party or vessel/night
Marine Access Camping Annual Fee: $600.00 per vessel/year
Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Pit or flush toilets
This park only has pit toilets; no flush toilets.
Boat launch

Launch facilities are located throughout the Shuswap including at Shuswap Lake, Herald, and Mara Provincial Parks. As well, privately owned marinas and the towns of Sicamous, Chase, Salmon Arm, Seymour Arm and Canoe all have boat launches. Transport Canada restricts all power-driven vessels to 10 km/hour while operating within 30 m of shore on all inland waters of British Columbia. There is an exception which permits vessels to travel perpendicularly away from the shoreline where a higher speed may be required to tow a skier, wakeboard etc.


While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act ). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.

Note: Fires are not permitted on any of the beaches within the park. 


There are 700 metres of walking trails along the top of the beach. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.


Silver Beach is noted for its beautiful sandy beach. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.


All water sports are popular at Shuswap Lake.


Shuswap Lake contains 19 species of fish and year-round fishing. Lake trout and Rainbows of up to 10 kg. Bull trout, Kokanee, Burbot, Whitefish. Trolling for deep lurkers is the most popular technique. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.


Watersking is popular on Shuswap Lake. Please check with the Canadian Coast Guard for the current regulations and restrictions.


Windsurfing does occur on Shuswap Lake. Please check with the Canadian Coast Guard for the current regulations and restrictions.

Scuba diving

Scuba Diving does occur in Shuswap Lake; please check with local dive operators for more information.