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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Whats your favourite Shuswap Lake destination/activity?

We want to know about your favourite thing to do or place to go on the Shuswap! Can anyone guess where this is? The first person to guess correctly wins a crisp, virtual high-five 👏  

Enjoy your Friday and have a safe weekend!

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Every year we have gone houseboating, we have hiked Albas Falls. Interesting to see it all change year to year and season to season. Hiked it two years in the spring during runoff and once mid summer, first time hiking it in the fall was this year when the water was way down. Super interesting terrain.

Just cruising out on the lake....the best time ever!!

Marble point?

Pierre’s point campground

The whole lake! Enjoyed each spot we stopped at. Always enjoyed going to see the salmon run.

The beach to go to Alba falls?

best family trip ever!

Twin bays, quite and calm waters.

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Renovate and complete necessary repairs or installations on houseboats with reference to the Quality System. Construct, erect, install, maintain, and repair houseboat structures and other components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes. Measure, cut, shape, assemble, and join materials made of wood and wood substitutes. Renovate electrical, plumbing, or construction requirements on the houseboats as detected. Ensure work areas are clean and that major safety issues with houseboats are reported to the management team. The work environment is both in and outside of the shop in all weather conditions where work is done in and near fiberglass and mechanical. Certified or proven abilities in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, or construction are considered an asset. Must work well within a team have your own basic tools to do the job. ... See MoreSee Less

Winter is on its way to Old Town Bay!

Throughout the winter our boats either remain on the dock or get pulled out of the water to get their seasonal spa treatment in the manufacturing plant 😎 Twin Anchors sailings run from May throughout the first week of October of every year!

Winters in the Columbia-Shuswap region come with heavy snowfall and mild temperatures, making it a popular area for avid skiers, snowmobilers, and other outdoor enthusiasts! Even though the average winter temperature is below freezing, Shuswap Lake never freezes over so you will likely find a few boats out on the water during the sunny days 🥶
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Winter is on its way to Old Town Bay!

Throughout the winter our boats either remain on the dock or get pulled out of the water to get their seasonal spa treatment in the manufacturing plant 😎 Twin Anchors sailings run from May throughout the first week of October of every year!

Winters in the Columbia-Shuswap region come with heavy snowfall and mild temperatures, making it a popular area for avid skiers, snowmobilers, and other outdoor enthusiasts! Even though the average winter temperature is below freezing, Shuswap Lake never freezes over so you will likely find a few boats out on the water during the sunny days 🥶

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I need this in the summer.

Dawn Gailey was a nice time

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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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