Malakwa is located approximately 11 km (7 miles) east of Sicamous
and around 60 km (38 miles) west of Revelstoke
on the Trans-Canada Hwy 1.
Malakwa is a small community along both sides of the Trans-Canada
Hwy 1 a number of kilometers (miles) long. The local industries
around Malakwa are made up of tourist attractions, agricultural
and some small-scale forest enterprises set in a beautiful valley
with the Eagle River meandering through it.
The Eagle River starts from high in the Monashee Mountains near
Three Valley Gap and flows west through Malakwa. Eventually the
river flows west on its way to the Shuswap Lake at Sicamous. During
the summer the Eagle River is very popular for fishing, swimming
and tubing destination for the locals.
If you would like to try your luck at fishing, try angling in nearby
Yard Creek or the Eagle River. Both of these areas are famous for
the annual salmon run that occurs usually beginning in late September
between Sicamous and upstream to Three Valley Gap.
Malakwa is also the site of an exciting suspension bridge spanning
the Eagle River. Originally built in 1915 to connect the farmers
with the local community and school system, the Malakwa Suspension
Bridge was later rebuilt to better standards in 1940 by the Ministry
for Malakwa Road
Take Malakwa Road which is near the Malakwa Café for 1.5
km (1 mile) until you see the railroad tracks, then turn left onto
Summerville Husted Road, being careful while crossing the tracks,
then you go down the Malakwa Suspension Bridge Road to find a small
parking lot and a sign pointing out the bridge.
For kids young and old there is the Shuswap Speed Way situated along
the Trans-Canada Hwy 1 in Malakwa. At the Shuswap Speed Way, you'll
have a chance to test your skill at driving Go-Karts up to a speed
of 50 km (30 miles) an hour along a very challenging course.
Another tourist attraction found at Malakwa is the Enchanted Forest.
The site of an old-growth forest, the Enchanted Forest will take
you through a beautiful woodland property featuring a forest trail
taking you to a giant 800-year-old cedar tree and over 350 handcrafted
Jolly Fairy Folk figurines. The attraction park is open from 8 am
to dusk from May 15 to September 15th.
Other recreational activities in Malakwa include world-famous snowmobiling
in the local Monashee Mountains during the winter time. The local
club Eagle Valley Sledding in cooperation with the Eagle Valley
Snowmobile Grooming Society have a number of beautiful areas featuring
groomed access trails set in an awesome powder snow terrain second
For exploring in the mountains, one area near Malakwa worth pursuing
is 2,087-metre (6,847-feet) high Queest Mountain that is an area
popular for snowmobiling. There is an old forest service road to
the summit of Queest Mountain to an old forest fire lookout tower.
Just remember to be 'bear aware' and be prepared for a possible
overnight trek if hiking.
Market General Store
For services at Malakwa look for the Malakwa Market on the north
side of the Trans-Canada Hwy 1 through Malakwa. Situated here you
can find A Plus Auto Towing a laundromat, Mal-Mar Country Kitchen,
Race Trac Gas Station and the Malakwa Market General Store. The
Malakwa Market General Store features food items, liquor outlet
and very cold beverages for those hot days on the Eagle River.
If you happen to travel to Malakwa, make sure you also visit the
historic site of Craigellachie.
Located 45 km (28 miles) west of Revelstoke, Craigellachie is the
location of the ceremonial last spike on November 7, 1885 during
the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railroad into British Columbia.
For the more adventurous, there is also the Perry River Forest Service
Road that takes you into Shuswap Lake's Seymour Arm. Perry River
Forest Service Road is towards Revelstoke 3 km (1.8 miles) east
of Craigellachie, just before Taft.
Campground and RV Park
For people who enjoy RV camping, there is a good campground located
at Malakwa called Cedars Campground and RV Park. The park features
fairly private sites, an indoor pool for the kids and a beautiful
nature trail that takes you to the Eagle River where, beginning
in September, you can view the spawning salmon.
For accommodation there is the Pasasito Ranch Cabins which is located
at 4282 Johnson Howard Road in Malakwa. Open year-round the ranch
offers cabin rentals for both winter and summer getaways. Pasasito
Ranch is also home to a variety of farm animals and features an
outdoor hot tub. Phone: (250) 836-5357
Creek Provincial Park
There is also a provincial park at Malakwa called Yard Creek Provincial
Park. The provincial park features a campground that has 65 sites,
many of them conveniently shaded to help protect you from the hot
Other accommodation in Malakwa includes the Red Cedar Bed &
Breakfast. Telephone: (250) 836-3725 and the Eagle View Motel, telephone: