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  • Named after a town in Italy, Sorrento is located on the banks of Shuswap Lake in the Thompson Okanagan Region of British Columbia. With its scenic surroundings and amenable climate, it is a sought-after vacation destination where tourism plays an important role in the economy. The snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and sparkling lakes in the area afford numerous opportunities for outdoor recreational pursuits including a wide variety of water sports, hiking and skiing.

    INDUSTRY:
    Tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 1,255 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)


    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Interior Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Thompson Cariboo Shuswap

      Regional District: Columbia – Shuswap

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: C

      RRP Points: 12.80


    • Practitioners

      General Practitioners: 2 (www.cpsbc.ca)



    • Clinic

      Sorrento Medical Clinic
      Box 1000, 1223 Trans-Canada Highway
      Sorrento, BC, V0E 2W2
      P: 250 675-2322 | F: 250 675-3441

    • Pharmacy

      Munro's Sorrento Prescriptions
      1250 Trans-Canada Highway
      Sorrento, BC, V0E 2W0
      P: 250 675-4411 | F: 250 675-4422
      

    • Imaging Services

      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See BC Cancer Agency web site for details.

    • Physiotherapy

      A I M Physiotherapy
      2825 Arnheim Streeet
      Sorrento, BC, V0E 2W0
      P: 250 675-3060

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Mental Health & Addictions services provided by Chase, BC. Check the Chase community page for details.

  • Bus Services 
    

    Greyhound Canada provides daily service to Sorrento. Please check online for current fares and detailed schedules.

    Public Transit
    

    BC Transit provides limited service in Sorrento.

    Taxi Services
    Sorrento Taxi Services
    RR#1, 1427 Taylor Road
    Sorrento, BC V0E 2W1
    P: 250 803-8445
    

  • The South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce provides valuable information about the Sorrento community, relocation and local businesses. Visit their website here.

    Banking
    

    Sorrento currently has a SASCU (Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union) in the Sorrento Shoppers Place on the Trans Canada Highway.

    Schools
    

    Sorrento is in North Okanagan/Shuswap School District #83.

    Sorrento Elementary School
    1135 Passchendaele Street
    Sorrento, BC, V0E 2W0
    P: 250 675-2311
    sor@sd83.bc.ca
    
    Visitor Center
    Sorrento Welcome Centre
    1298 Trans Canada Highway
    Sorrento, BC, V0E 2W0
    P: 250 515-2332
    
    South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Centre
    2405B Centennial Drive
    Sorrento, BC, V0E 2W0
    P: 250 675-3515
    www.southshuswapchamber.com
    sorrentochamber@telus.net
    

  • Sorrento hosts the Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts in July, and the Sorrento Bluegrass Festival in late August. August bring’s the annual Family Festival and Show & Shine with 2012 being the 100th Year Anniversary. Sorrento Village Farmers’ Market is in its 12th season and is a favoured gathering place on a Shuswap Saturday mornings.

    Shuswap Lake Marine Provincial Park is comprised of 26 sites located around the perimeter of Shuswap Lake. All locations are popular for fishing and water sports; hiking and nature study are popular at some sites.

    Herald Provincial Park is a popular destination campground and day-use area. The park covers 79 hectares of beautiful beach and forested uplands. Swimming, fishing and bird-watching are popular activities, as is the self-guided nature walk to Margaret Falls.

    Niskonlith Lake offers rustic camping and is popular for swimming, fishing and boating. The Shuswap Lake Provincial Park also offers a large grassy play area, an adventure playground, a large boat launch. and a self-guiding nature trail.