Mara Lake is stunning and connected to the much larger Shuswap Lakes system. The lake is sheltered by surrounding hills and offers many mornings of pristine water skiing, quiet bays to float in, and lots of shoreline to surf around. The houseboats tend to stay out in the Shuswaps and out of Mara.
There is plenty to do in the Shuswap Valley 12 months a year: besides boasting some of the best boating and fishing waters in BC, the region features first class golf, mountain biking, waterskiing, snowboarding, skiing and snowmobiling. There are nearby hiking trails for all skill levels including Sicamous Creek Trails, Simms Creek Loop Trail, Eagle River Nature Park, Malakwa Suspension Bridge, and Gorge Creek Trail.
Bask in the sunshine on the beach and enjoy numerous water activities. Bring your own boat or rent one and explore the Shuswap Lake system, which has over 1000 kms of shoreline and is a top boating destination in Western Canada. Enjoy activities at the Narrows, or hideout at secluded picnic areas accessible only by boat. Learn to waterski or wakeboard from professional instructors. Catch the big one, photograph it and then let it get away.
Get out for an early morning wakeboard or ski on the still waters of Mara Lake. Then for something different, buzz to the Shuswap Lakes on your boat and check out shopping on the floating stores. Try a bit of tubing on your way back to bounce things up a bit.