A little over 30 minutes away from Salmon Arm lies the splendor of Chase, BC. From its vibrant and progressive residents to its rich history, Chase is a community that Hilltop Toyota is proud to serve.
Chase is named for one of the first settlers in the district — Whitfield Chase. Known as a flamboyant character, Whitfield Chase was originally from New York State. He settled in Chase in 1865 after coming to Canada during the 1858 Gold Rush. He was considered the first non-native settler of the area.
Whitfield Chase and his family remained some of the only settlers in the area until 1907, when an American logging company, known as the Adams River Lumber Company, purchased the original townsite from the Chase family. They sold lots of the land to workers and business people, creating the town’s layout and establishing it as a settlement for those looking for work.
The area continued to grow over the next few decades, finally becoming incorporated in 1969. Since then, Chase as marketed itself as a tourist destination, thanks to its natural beauty and its easy access to the Switchbacks and Little Shuswap Lake.
Things to Do
Explore Downtown Chase
The core of Chase resides in its downtown, which is filled to the brim with specialty shops and restaurants that celebrate local goods. Sip a coffee at one of the cafes and browse our shops to discover everything Chase has to offer. When the weather’s nice, you can even pick up some of your favourite supplies from the deli to enjoy a picnic at the park.
Get a Round In
Head out to the Sunshore Golf Course to enjoy a quick nine holes with your golf buddies. Considered the “jewel of the Village,” this course is ideal for golfers of all ages and has a par 32. You will be able to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Little Shuswap Lake, along with the natural beauty of the Highlands Range.
Head Out into Nature
Because of its location, Chase is a solid jumping-off point for many outdoor adventures. Whether you want to go hiking in the mountains or head out on the lake to boat, kayak, canoe, or fish, the options are endless. You can even enjoy the public beach when the sun’s out to soak up its rays.
Contact us here at Hilltop Toyota for all of your automotive needs, or for more suggestions about fun local places to explore.