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Sicamous

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Sicamous is a district municipality in British Columbia located adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway at the Highway 97A junction, where Mara Lake empties into Shuswap Lake via a short narrows. Sicamous is a resort town about halfway between Calgary and Vancouver and is the eastern gateway to the Apple Country. With 341km of shoreline, it styles itself as the houseboat capital of Canada. It has a population of 3,166.Name originSicamous is an adaptation of a Shuswap language word meaning "river circling mountains".HistoryIn the 1800s, Sicamous and area was inhabited by a semi-nomadic Indigenous nation called the Secwepemc or Shuswap. They crossed the Rocky Mountains to hunt buffalo on the plains. In this area they were called the "Schickamoos". In 1871, a Provincial Map shows Schickamoos Narrows, which in early history was known as a "meeting place of Indians".In 1864, gold was discovered on the Columbia. Seymour Arm became a supply centre in the Big Bend Gold Rush.
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