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Marina MacGyver with Ninja Skills

ABOUT SUNSHINE Sunshine Houseboats operate 8 charter houseboats, various motorized and non-motorized small water craft, a marina store with fuel, boat moorage, mechanical services, a waterpark and a small partially serviced campground. Yes, basically we do everything....

Pirates on Lake Koocanusa

PETER PAN themed Event at Sunshine Marina on Lake Koocanusa – August 1 & 2, 2015 We invited the public to take part in our 2nd Annual themed event. No purchase was necessary, we only encouraged non-perishable items for the local food bank. This year our event...

Koocanusa Activities

Enjoying your family fun vacation or whooping it up with friends, Sunshine Houseboats on Lake Koocanusa has the answer! Whether you’re renting a houseboat for a 3 night weekend, week long voyage or just an overnight adventure – we have you covered! Okay, so you have...

Easy Camping Recipies

The summer season is fast approaching and while enjoying the outdoors, beach sand in your toes, the sounds of nature all around but then you hear a familiar sound…grumbles can be heard from beneath your waistline.  Suppertime! But what to cook? Here are some great...

Packing like a Pro

Smart Packing can be such a chore but it doesn’t have to be. Due to the number of items we provide to you on your houseboat and with the tips provided you will be packed up in no time! Packing your clothes: Ladies, it’s a Vacation, leave the closet at home!  Pack up...

Unique Idea – Vacation Scrapbook

Want an idea for something unique to do for your houseboat vacation? Start a vacation Scrapbook! It is easy enough to do and everyone can contribute. Collect memorabilia along the beautiful warm sandy beaches, add some flowers or leaves and dry press them. Add to it...

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Sunshine Houseboats & Marina shared Sunshine Marine's post.Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 5:58am
DID YOU KNOW?
First day of the fall season is this Friday, September 22nd. Are you ready for the winter months ahead? Be sure to contact us for your winter needs like winterizing your boat or RV or winter storage.

1.877.489.2610 Ext. #5
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Sunshine Houseboats & MarinaTuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 8:18am
PHOTO CONTEST | Deadline is October 31, 2017

Want to win a FREE 3-night houseboat vacation for 2018? Just send us all of your Koocanusa photos to enter to win.

Attach your photos to an email and send to photos@sunshinehouseboats.com
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Sunshine Houseboats & Marina added 18 new photos to the album: Driftwood Mercantile | September Sale.Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 5:34am
SEPTEMBER SALE

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Prices do not include shipping.
Tax-free items

Limited stock.
Place your order before they're gone.
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Sunshine Houseboats & Marina added 4 new photos.Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 3:11am
Gary.: Did you hear about the fight at the seafood restaurant?
Mike: No, what happened?
Gary.: Two fish got battered!

Don't beat yourself up for considering anywhere else besides Lake Koocanusa for your fishing needs. This fall season we have a special deal for our fisherman friends. yeah, I said it. lol

Any fin is possible if you don't trout yourself!

Call us today for details ... and ... If you can think of a better fish pun, let minnow.

1.877.489.2610 Extension #1
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Sunshine Houseboats & MarinaTuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 8:26am
STATEMENT ISSUED
11 Sep 2017

As now released, the evacuation order for the Newgate/West Koocanusa has been downgraded to an evacuation alert. Please note that although the alert is in place, the access to Crown land has not.

Moorage clients; We invite you to visit our location to remove your boat from the water and either make arrangements for winterization and/or winter storage with us or take your boat home.

Madera Ranch/Sandy Shores Moorage clients; We invite you to visit our location to remove your boat from the water and either make arrangements for winterization and/or winter storage with us or take your boat home. Boats are not permitted onto Madera Ranch or Sandy Shores properties until September 15th. You may contact them directly to confirm.

Our Driftwood Mercantile Store is now closed as well as our Water Park, however, fuel sales are available with credit or debit purchases only.

Upland Annual Campers: We invite you to visit our location to make arrangements for winterization and/or winter storage as well as to retrieve personal items. This is also a good time to make an appointment to have your grey/black water removed.

Disposal of Waste:
With limited staff on site we are kindly asking all clients to take their own garbage off site. The nearest waste disposal facility is the Newgate Transfer Station located approximately 2km North of our marina. Should you encounter a full bin please let us know so we can contact the necessary people to have it removed.

We thank you for your patience and understanding through this difficult time.

Kind Regards,
Brant Cullum
Owner/Operator
Sunshine Houseboat Vacations Ltd.
1.877.489.2610
charter@sunshinehouseboats.com
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Sunshine Houseboats & MarinaTuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 8:05am
UPDATE:

As the BC Wildfire Service continues to make progress on the Linklater fire, the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) has rescinded the evacuation ORDER for the west side of Lake Koocanusa in the Newgate area and downgraded it to an evacuation ALERT.

“The area remains under an evacuation alert and people should be ready to leave again at a moment’s notice should conditions worsen,” says RDEK Information Officer Loree Duczek.

“This is the time for people to gather and remove valued items that they did not have the opportunity to remove when the evacuation order was issued,” stresses Duczek. “This includes boats, recreational vehicles and pets.”

The fire, which was sparked by lightning, is burning largely on the US side of the border in an area southwest of Newgate. The fire is estimated at 927 hectares in size on the Canadian side of the border and continues to be actively actioned by the BC Wildfire Service and its US counterparts.