The Shuswap is defined by the four-armed lake of the same name. The region offers unlimited opportunities for cottaging, camping, and boating/watersports. The town of Sicamous proudly declares itself the 'houseboat capital of Canada'.
As the Shuswap is 90% Provincial Park and undeveloped, there is almost zero chance of being robbed while camping/house boating. The same goes for the bigger cities like Salmon Arm.