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British Columbia, Canada

Chief Adam was a prominent Secwepemc Chief in the mid-nineteenth century. By most accounts, the lake is named after him. Today, the region is home to the Adams Lake Indian Band.

Adams Lake is a large, deep, coldwater lake, located in a designated provincial park. The southern end of the lake is approximately 30 kilometres north of the Village of Chase in the Shuswap Country region of B.C., Canada. The lake's upper reaches lie in the northern Monashee Mountains, while its lower end penetrates the Shuswap Highland.

Forestry and tourism form the economic base for the region. Unpaved logging roads, which provide the only land access, run the full length of the lake. Acquired in 1976, the Interfor Sawmill produces dimensional SPF lumber and Douglas-Fir specialty products at its sawmill operation at the south end of the community. The logs for which are harvested further up the lake, deposited into the lake near the Momich River by a large crane. The logs are then floated down the lake to the mill in log booms drawn by tug boats. It is a common sight to see these log booms anchored in wait at lakeside.

Adams Lake itself offers year-round recreation for visitors wishing to fish, pleasure boat, swim, waterski and canoe in the summer months, and hunt for game birds and big game in the fall and winter months. Additionally, there are a number of archaeological sites surrounding the vast lake for tourists to peruse.

Local Infrastructure Projects

Community Economic Development Contact

Myles Bruns 
Regional Manager, Economic Development
Regional Economic Operations Branch
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Community Contacts

Electoral Area Director

Bill Kershaw
Director, Electoral Area O

Community Contact

Ron Storie 
Manager of Community Services 
Thompson-Nicola Regional District 

Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Thompson Country