Invest in Adams Lake

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. At the south end of the lake operates a saw mill. 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, Thompson-Okanagan Region
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training,
Economic Development Division
1-250-371-3931

www.gov.bc.ca/jtst


Community Contacts

Electoral Area Director

Bill Kershaw
Director, Electoral Area O
www.tnrd.ca

Community Contact

Myles Bruns
Regional Manager, Thompson-Okanagan Region
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, Economic Development Division
1-250-371-3931

www.gov.bc.ca/jtst


Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Thompson Country
1-250-828-8772
www.communityfutures.net