This is pushing it as far as Okanagan exploring goes but it is accessed from the Okanagan and it’s worth a visit if in the area. The whole park centres around a number of cascading waterfalls with a trail that loops up one side and down the other. There are lots of opportunities for exploring the area but take heed that some have gone too close and the worst has happened.

There are also a couple offshoot trails from the parking area that lead to a beautiful beach (steamboat bay) on the Seymour Arm of the Shuswap.

Directions to Trailhead:

Take the #1 Hwy west out of Salmon Arm and continue past Sorrento before turning right toward Scotch Creek / Shuswap Lake Provincial Park. Pass the popular camping area at Scotch Creek and continue along Shuswap lake and the road will eventually turn to gravel. Another 45 mins and there will be clear signs for Albas Falls to the right.

This one is definitely out there. It makes a lot of sense to try this as a daytrip while camping in the area.

Forest walk toward the falls
Map of McDougal Rim trail and Hayman Lake/Summit
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Salmon Arm to Trailhead: 2 hours (115 km)
Return time: 2 hours
Trail Length: 5km loop
Elevation gain: 90m
GPS: Not necessary
Easy to stay on trail: Yes

Bridge at the top of the falls

GPS Download: GPX | KML