Youíll feel a presence on this road. Maybe itís the
speed tax collector in your rear views. Or the one coming the other way.
Perhaps itís that armada of land yachts directly ahead, with canoes,
bicycles and barbecues plastered on them like fridge magnets. And, of
course, thereís the endless stream of campgrounds, resorts and cottages.
Ah, civilization. Itís the price we sometimes pay for lakeside curves,
quality pavement and perfect engineering. Running along the twisty shoreline
of Mara Lake, then leaving the water to meander gracefully through the
farmland of the Shuswap River Valley, this highway does reward you for
putting up with the traffic and STCs. Still, you may want to plan your
presence for when things arenít quite so civilized. Say, four a.m. In