Chase (pop. 2,495) is a compact village tucked into a wedge of land at the western end of Little Shuswap Lake, where the lake empties into the South Thompson River. Along the river, a narrow strip of fertile flat land supports agriculture. The Shuswap Highlands rise sharply from the valley and stretch to the north while Mount Scatchard and Mount Boysee dominate the horizon to the south. People come to Chase for swimming, boating, golfing, hiking, cycling, whitewater rafting, snowmobiling, to sample First Nations culture, bird watching and to view the Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run.