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.
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
General Practitioners: 2 (www.cpsbc.ca)
Sorrento Medical Clinic Box 1000, 1223 Trans-Canada Highway Sorrento, BC, V0E 2W2 P: 250 675-2322 | F: 250 675-3441
Munro's Sorrento Prescriptions 1250 Trans-Canada Highway Sorrento, BC, V0E 2W0 P: 250 675-4411 | F: 250 675-4422
Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See BC Cancer Agency web site for details.
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.
Greyhound Canada provides daily service to Sorrento. Please check online for current fares and detailed schedules.
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.
Sorrento currently has a SASCU (Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union) in the Sorrento Shoppers Place on the Trans Canada Highway.
Sorrento is in North Okanagan/Shuswap School District #83.
Sorrento Elementary School 1135 Passchendaele Street Sorrento, BC, V0E 2W0 P: 250 675-2311 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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