ABOUT TWIN ANCHORS

OUR HISTORY

Twin Anchors Houseboats was a pioneer in the houseboat industry, becoming the first commercial houseboat operator in Western Canada in 1964. Twin Anchors operate a marina in Old Town Bay with a combined fleet of more than 100 houseboats. Every houseboat in our fleet is designed and manufactured from the hull up at our Sicamous manufacturing plant to ensure quality construction and meticulous attention to detail.

Custom-built CruiseCrafts are highly sought after and we’ve earned the distinction of being the manufacturer of choice for 18 houseboat rental marinas throughout North America.

Learn more about our manufacturing facilities!

YOUR ADVENTURE AWAITS!

A houseboat vacation with Twin Anchors is like no other. Shuswap Lake – Canada’s houseboating paradise – is wild and rugged. Home to pristine, sandy beaches, towering waterfalls, and warm, clear water. The wildlife abounds in the area’s easily accessible 30 marine parks. And while the scenery may be rugged, your accommodation aboard a Twin Anchors’ houseboat certainly isn’t. Twin Anchors is known for exceptional service, attention to detail and luxurious houseboats.

NO PREVIOUS SKIPPER EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

On arrival we take you through a brief but comprehensive orientation and prepare you to ply the alluring waters of the Shuswap Lakes like a pro! All you need to bring are groceries, beverages, clothing and bedding. All Twin Anchors houseboats are equipped with cooking and eating utensils, cleaning equipment, marine toilet tissue and biodegradable soap – plus a few essential creature comforts like hot tubs and fireplaces.

TWIN ANCHORS HOUSEBOAT FEATURES

  • Hot tub and fireplace *
  • Upper command bridge
  • Propane fridge, range, hot water tank and furnace
  • Shower, sink and toilet
  • Swim ladder and sundeck
  • Kitchen utensils and BBQ tools
  • First aid kit and life jackets
  • Propane BBQ
  • VHF radio
  • Fuel-efficient Mercury stern drive
  • Rear stateroom(s) *
  • Rear deck shower
  • 100 gallons of fresh water
  • Remote fuel station (the only houseboats on the lake with this feature!) *
  • Waterslide

* All houseboats except The Cruiser

OLD TOWN BAY MARINA

  • Direct access to Shuswap Lake! No train bridges!
  • Parking for all types of vehicles
  • Boat launch
  • Complimentary porter service
  • Gift and souvenir shop
  • Ice and firewood
  • Friendly, courteous crew

Learn more about Old Town Bay Marina! 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE MARINA

ARRIVING FROM THE WEST
VANCOUVER TO SICAMOUS – estimated driving time 5 HOURS, 10 MINUTES

  • Go East on TRANS CANADA HWY. 1 to COQUIHALLA HWY. 5; 137 km / 85 miles
  • Go Northeast on COQUIHALLA HWY. 5 towards Kamloops, BC to TRANS CANADA HWY. 1; 164 km / 102 miles
  • Go East on TRANS CANADA HWY. 1 to Sicamous; 128 km / 80 miles
HOUSEBOAT GUEST /MARINA PARKING:

Turn LEFT off the TRANS CANADA HWY. 1 onto SICAMOUS-SOLSQUA RD. Follow to across railway tracks. Turn LEFT onto OLD TOWN RD. and follow 50 metres to the Twin Anchors Guest Parking Lot.

ARRIVING FROM THE EAST
CALGARY TO SICAMOUS – estimated driving time 5 HOURS, 20 MINUTES

  • Go West on TRANS CANADA HWY. 1 to SICAMOUS; 464 km / 288 miles
HOUSEBOAT GUEST /MARINA PARKING:

Turn RIGHT off the TRANS CANADA HWY. 1 onto SICAMOUS-SOLSQUA RD. Follow to across railway tracks. Turn LEFT onto OLD TOWN RD. and follow 50 metres to the Twin Anchors Guest Parking Lot.

OLD TOWN BAY MARINA: Follow OLD TOWN RD. to the end.

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Who we are...

Shuswap Lake Vacation Inc. DBA Twin Anchors Houseboats Vacations is the largest houseboat company in Canada, with the largest boats in Canada. We are the premier houseboat destination on Shuswap Lake. With 1100 km of shoreline to explore onboard our luxurious Twin Anchor houseboats. Our guests have the ability to adventure and see the many highlights of the lake or relax on their houseboat. We are located at the largest marina on Shuswap lake surrounded by mountain scenery. It is the perfect location for after work adventures and to work in beautiful Sicamous, BC. Our company goal is to supply excellent service, support and an amazing guest experience so they can create lasting memories on their Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacation. We are always looking for people to provide excellent service and create a fun positive atmosphere for other employees and our guests!

We have many openings available if the below job description doesn't fit, make sure to check out some of our other job ads to find a better fit. We appreciate all applicants.

Job Description

Job Title:

Dock Staff/Orientator – Twin Anchors Houseboats

Job Function:

Ensures that all houseboats and related rental equipment are prepared and ready in accordance with the procedures of the Quality System. Completes customer orientations as required prior to departure of vessels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides orientations for houseboats or pleasure craft as required (may include group orientations)
Completes duties, not limited to, pressure washing, septic pump out, BBQ servicing, hot tub cleaning, fueling and mooring of vessels, minor maintenance
Initial inspection of returning vessels
Maneuver houseboats in and out of marinas including parking and tying up.
Removal of debris and garbage from boats
Monitor VHF radio as scheduled
Bring in houseboats and operate pickup boat when required
Perform all functions of customer service
Performs other duties or support to coworkers as the pressures dictate within the Twin Anchor’s environment.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

Strong communication skills
Experience with maneuvering houseboats
Ability to be on your feet for the majority of the shift
Pleasure Craft Operator’s certification
Customer Service training or related experience
Knowledge of Twin Anchor’s Houseboats or similar company

Preferred Knowledge or Experience:

Tourism Industry or related experience
Boat operation experience

*Must currently be legally able to work in Canada*

To apply:

twinanchors.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=24&source=aWQ9MTU%3D

Please fill out all required fields and attach your RESUME and COVER LETTER during the application. After review applicants will be contacted for the next stages in the interview process.
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Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations is holding virtual career fair for this upcoming season!
Click on the link to see all openings and to apply:

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Also there is a General Application if you are unsure what portion best fits your skills and experience.

Fill in all required fields and attach your resume/cover letter and be contacted for a virtual interview!

Don’t miss your opportunity to work on the beautiful Shuswap lake!🏔

Also check out our job postings by clicking on our facebook page or our website twinanchors.com/employment/.

We are looking forward to hear from all applicants!👍
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Link to apply:

twinanchors.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=25&source=aWQ9MTU%3D

General Application

Who we are…

Shuswap Lake Vacation Inc. DBA Twin Anchors Houseboats Vacations is the largest houseboat company in Canada, with the largest boats in Canada. We are the premier houseboat destination on Shuswap Lake. With 1100 km of shoreline to explore onboard our luxurious Twin Anchor houseboats. Our guests have the ability to adventure and see the many highlights of the lake or relax on their houseboat. We are located at the largest marina on Shuswap lake surrounded by mountain scenery. It is the perfect location for after work adventures and to work in beautiful Sicamous, BC. Our company goal is to supply excellent service, support and an amazing guest experience so they can create lasting memories on their Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacation. We are always looking for people to provide excellent service and create a fun positive atmosphere for other employees and our guests!

Who are looking for…

Motivated individuals who are looking for a working experience where you interact with employees and guests daily during your shift. Creating a fun positive atmosphere for all our guests by providing excellent service. We are looking for people who want to gain experience, skills, well at work, and want to enjoy a BC (Sicamous) lifestyle outside of work. Where there are many opportunities, activities, adventures, amenities, and things to do locally and in close proximity to your workplace. Whether you are an experienced worker, new to the workforce, students, or wanting a change we have many employment opportunities available.

We are currently hiring for:

Housekeeping
Mechanics
Maintenance
Reservation Clerks
Dock
Porters
Host/Hostess
Shuttle Bus Drivers

Old Town Bay Opportunities

Old Town Bay Cooks
Old Town Bay Servers
Customer Service Attendants

If you want too:

Enjoy meeting and interacting with diverse people from all over the world
Have the skills and abilities to provide legendary customer service
Want to work with good friends in a strong, team-orientated and supportive environment
Enjoy working hard but having fun while you do it
Want to work at an amazing lakefront location
Want to re-enter the workforce;
Upgrade your skills; and
Gain experience in a new occupation
Please reach out if you have any questions or want to apply today!

*Must currently be legally able to work in Canada*

To apply:

twinanchors.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=25&source=aWQ9MTU%3D

To APPLY attach your COVER LETTER, RESUME and FILL out required fields
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We are currently hiring Housekeeping Personal. Starting wage $20/hr for full-time.

Link to apply:

twinanchors.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=41&source=aWQ9MTU%3D

Who we are...

Shuswap Lake Vacation Inc. DBA Twin Anchors Houseboats Vacations is the largest houseboat company in Canada, with the largest boats in Canada. We are the premier houseboat destination on Shuswap Lake. With 1100 km of shoreline to explore onboard our luxurious Twin Anchor houseboats. Our guests have the ability to adventure and see the many highlights of the lake or relax on their houseboat. We are located at the largest marina on Shuswap lake surrounded by mountain scenery. It is the perfect location for after work adventures and to work in beautiful Sicamous, BC. Our company goal is to supply excellent service, support and an amazing guest experience so they can create lasting memories on their Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacation. We are always looking for people to provide excellent service and create a fun positive atmosphere for other employees and our guests!

We have many openings available if the below job description doesn't fit, make sure to check out some of our other job ads to find a better fit. We appreciate all applicants.

Job Description

Job Title:

Housekeeping Personnel – Twin Anchors Houseboats

Job Function:

Clean houseboats in accordance with the procedures of the Quality System and meet time commitments to ensure houseboats leave dock on-time.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Follows checklists to ensure completion of scheduled tasks within the allotted time frame.
Reports damages to the maintenance department
Replaces missing inventory onboard houseboats
Notifies supervisor of missing or low stock inventory
Performs functions of customer services as required
Performs other duties or support to co-workers as the pressures dictate within the Twin Anchors environment

Required Skills and Knowledge:

Accommodation cleaning experience or proven ability to learn
Experience working in a team environment

Preferred Knowledge/Experience:

Hospitality/Tourism or related experience
ISO training or knowledge
High school graduate
Ability to deal with customers and staff in a professional, pleasant and friendly manner

*Must currently be legally able to work in Canada*

To apply:

twinanchors.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=41&source=aWQ9MTU%3D

Please fill out all required fields and attach your RESUME and COVER LETTER during the application. After review applicants will be contacted for the next stages in the interview process.
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British Columbia is committed to keeping our lakes pristine, Quagga and Zebra Mussel free.
Please respect our lakes and boarder crossing patrols and STOP at the BC boat inspection stations.

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