The Village of Chase and surrounding area offers boundless opportunities for fun and relaxation. If you’re a golfer, just grab your clubs and head to Sunshore Golf Course; a 9 hole course right in the Village, and just a couple of minutes drive from the Cottage. Or play a full round at the excellent Talking Rock Championship Golf Course at the opposite end of the lake (15 minutes by car -or take your boat!).
Adventurous? Go Zip-lining with Treetop Flyers in Chase Creek Canyon, or for those not wanting an adrenaline rush, hike up the switchback trails above Chase. Still sounds too strenuous? Take a short a walk to Chase Creek Falls (right next to the Village), or bicycle through the flat cornfields and farms alongside the South Thompson River. On Tuesday evening, walk down the beach to the Village Park, check out the food trucks, and listen to live music at the bandstand while the kiddies tackle the playground equipment. Check out the Farmer’s market on Friday, go bowling, tour the local museum, take the little ones to the wading pool, or catch up on recent magazines at the Library.
Ready for a Drive? Visit the BC Wildlife Park 25 minutes west on the Trans-Canada. Just a few minutes from the Wildlife Park you can go horseback riding at Erin Valley Riding Stables . The stables are across the road from Eagle Point Golf Course, so non-horsey family members can hit the links while the rest of the family rides off into the desert hills. While out that way, you’re only 10 minutes from Kamloops if you need to stock up at Costco or want to visit the City.
Heading east from Chase, (about 20 minutes), visit Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park and walk/hike the 26 kilometres of trails alongside the Adams River and marvel at the historic log flumes. Adams River is home to the world famous Sockeye Salmon run in mid-October. Literally millions of Salmon arrive to revisit their original spawning grounds. Families may also enjoy go-carts and mini-golf situated 30 minutes east in Salmon Arm.
Need more? Still have energy? You’ll find an information book at the Cottage outlining driving tours and other hiking trails in the surrounding countryside.