Monashee Loop Canada

Monashee Loop

Monashee Loop, North Okanagan — BC
446 km (277 mi)

Monashee Loop mapThis is a great all seasons loop where you can fish, hike, rock climb, mountain bike, hang glide, pan for gold or try your hand at llama trekking in the warmer months. Once the snow flies, you have your pick of ski hills, including increasingly popular Cat and Heli-skiing. This loop is one of valleys, majestic mountains, hot springs, lakes and farmland.

A Slice of Paradise

Get a different view of the valley from Vernon as you jump out of a perfectly good airplane for a heart pounding decent with once in a lifetime views. Vernon has been called a little slice of paradise. Surrounded by lakes, golf courses, orchards, farms and hike and bike paths and trails, there’s so much to do here.

Silver Star

A few minutes up the road on Hwy 33 and you’ll find more great mountain bike trails on Silver Star Mountain. In the winter, it’s time to break out the skis, snowboards, cross-country skis and snowshoes. Come experience some of the best powder snow Canada has to offer.

Small Towns – Big Adventure

From Vernon, take Hwy 6 west through rich agricultural lands. Paraglide at Coldstream, hang glide in Lumby, or heliski around Cherryville. Year round artisan shops and farmgate sales are very popular here in the harvest season.

Hot Springs

Enjoy a ferry ride across Upper Arrow Lake as you make your way to Nakusp, known for its natural hot springs. It’s a great way to unwind after a hard day on the golf course, or a day exploring the forest service roads on your snowmobile as you head up to the Tenderfoot Glacier.

There are more hot springs up Hwy 23 at Halcyon, then it’s a ferry ride across the lake where you’ll turn west just before Revelstoke on your way back to the Shuswap. Drive back to Hwy 97A and take a leisurely drive through the towns of Sicamous, Enderby, and Armstrong/Spalumsheen on your way to Vernon.

Downhill Skiing in the Monashee Mountains

Need to Know:

Loop Distance: 446 km (277 mi)
Duration to drive: Six hours to three days.
Explore the valleys, mountains and hot springs
Best time to drive: Year round.
Snow recommended in the winter months.
Watch for: Wildlife on back roads and at higher elevations.
Farmgate sales and local events.  

Destination Websites:

Armstrong/Spallumcheen
Enderby
Halcyon
Nakusp
Sicamous
Thompson-Okanagan
Vernon

Visitor Centres:

Armstrong and Spallumcheen Visitor Centre

3550 Bridge Street
Armstrong, British Columbia
V0E 1B0
Phone: 250-546-8155
staff@aschamber.com

Enderby Visitor Centre

700 Railway Street
Enderby, British Columbia
V0E 1V0
Phone: 250-838-6727
Fax: 250-838-0123
Toll-free: 1-877-213-6509
tourism@enderbychamber.com

Nakusp Visitor Centre

92 – 6 Ave. NW
Nakusp, British Columbia
V0G 1R0
Toll Free: 1-800-909-8819
Phone: 250-265-4234
nakusp@telus.net

Sicamous Visitor Centre

3-446 Main Street
Sicamous, British Columbia
V0E 2V0
Phone: 250-836-3313
Fax: 250-836-4368
Toll-free: 1-866-205-4055
vc@sicamouschamber.bc.ca

Vernon Visitor Centre

3004 39th Avenue
Vernon, British Columbia
V1T 9P7
Toll Free: 1-800-665-0795
Phone: 250-542-1415
info@vernontourism.com

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