key industries

The variety of sectors and industries throughout the Sicamous and Shuswap region match the variety of landscapes and communities.

The Sicamous and Shuswap region is home to business operations from many market sectors full of exciting and diverse career opportunities at all levels. We can help you find your niche whether you are starting out, looking for a career change, relocating or expanding your business.

Take a look at our top industry sectors below. Then explore the rest of the site to learn more about living and working in the Sicamous.


Sicamous is a key anchor to the Shuswap region.  It is a tourism draw and has several companies that help to increase awareness of the region as a place to live, work and play.  Twin Anchors, Sicamous Houseboats, and Blue Water House Boat rentals have attracted tourists and potential new residents to the area for years.  The new Brand “Live More” really speaks to how you can have a great quality of life while you do business, work or just decide to retire in this picturesque community. 

In addition to a busy summer tourism season, Sicamous has the strongest and most developed winter tourism industry within the Shuswap region.  This industry is experiencing rapid growth around sledding (snowmobiling). Sicamous also benefits from the rapidly expanding winter tourism sector, as motels are often booked solid with sledders and skiers. There are four nearby snowmobile areas, Blue Lake, Eagle Pass, Owlhead and Queest that continue to win awards for their deep powder snow, open bowls, endless meadows, groomed trails and well maintained cabins.


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In Sicamous, about two thirds of dwellings are single detached homes, while mobile homes and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. Roughly 45% of homes in this municipality were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1980s and the 1990s. This municipality also has a good choice of housing sizes; it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.