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HI Shuswap Lake, Squilax General Store

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See our groups page for bookings of 10 or more friends.

Consulte notre section groupes pour les réservations de 10 personnes ou plus.

Welcome to

HI Shuswap Lake

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this hostel is closed until further notice.

HI Shuswap Lake, Squilax General Store

229 Trans Canada Highway, Squilax
Chase, British Columbia

Check "sleep in a caboose" off you bucket list at HI Shuswap Lake, one of BC's favourite sumer spots and a great stopping point between Vancouver and Banff. You can stay for as little as $20/night! Borrow a canoe for a paddle, hike the local trails, star gaze around the campfire or lounge the lakeside and take in some sunshine. The on-site general store will keep you stocked in the meantime.

  • Sleep in a train caboose
  • Lounge on the dock or go for a paddle
  • Star gaze around the campfire
Reservations & Other Inquiries
Useful Info

Open: mid-April to November 1st
Check-in: 17:00 - 22:00 
Check-out: 10:00


  • Campfire
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • BBQ
  • Kitchen
  • Dock
All Amenities & Facilities

A glimpse of the hostel

HI Shuswap Lake
Summer Exterior 4
Summer Exterior 7
Lobby 4
Common Room 1
Private Room
Private Room
Kitchen 3
Sunset on Shuswap Lake
Sockeye Salmon Near Hostel Large

Rooms & Beds

Shared Rooms

6-Bed Shared Caboose with WC

Sleep in a caboose! Each of our three waterfront cabooses sleeps six in bunks and has its own kitchen, sitting area and WC. 

  • Individual Locker
    Individual Locker
  • Linens
  • Ensuite bathroom
    Ensuite bathroom
  • Mini Fridge
    Mini Fridge
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Private Rooms

Lakeview Private Room

Private rooms are in the main building and come with a double bed and a single bunk above. Sleeps 3. Each room has a view of the water.

  • Linens
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Group Bookings

HI Shuswap Lake is a great setting for small to medium sized groups of all ages: corporate retreats, club events, family reunions and even weddings. We can help arrange activities and provide a range of catered meals to make your stay easy.

Groups Information

Simple and cozy! Train style room is unforgettable! Nice service of all! Delicious breakfast: fruit pancake and hot mint chocolate! Free canoeing is a wonderful experience. We will go back to Hi-Shuswap!


Looking for something different for one night with the kids. This was it.

T. Currie

Special hostel the doorms are in Caboose of a train very cool. The lake is nearby and you can swim whenever you want. Good shower hot water. You can buy grocery in the hostel.

Ohad P

Related Offers & Discounts


Get $5 off your first ride on Poparide

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BC Wildlife Park

Get 10% on your admission ticket.

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Talking Rock Golf Course

Get 10% off regular priced green fees!

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Fruit Pancake Breakfast

Save 10% on the all-you-can-eat breakfast at HI Shuswap

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Tap into HI's huge network of discounts the moment you get your membership card. You can keep saving while you travel and long after you get back.

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