The trading area encompassed by Chase includes the communities of Adams Lake, Sorrento, Scotch Creek, Celista Anglemont and Pritchard. The population of the entire area is approximately 12,000.


Pritchard is an unincorporated area located 15 kilometres west of Chase on the Trans Canada Highway #1. The community straddles the Thompson River and is surrounded by agricultural land, much of which is used to grow hay, onions, potatoes, and a new cherry and apple orchard. Stables are also a significant part of the local economy offering lessons, boarding facilities and trail rides. Pritchard is host to a service station and a general store that provides a range of services including gas, propane, liquor agent, postal outlet and groceries. Residents of the area use Chase as their primary source for services.

Scotch Creek

In Scotch Creek, one can find a gas station, a grocery store that serves as a post office and liquor distribution branch, a drugstore and a number of other retail businesses that cater to summer tourists. A doctor and dentist reside and practice in the area and a real estate office is now open. There are plans to construct a new mall in the near future. Captain’s Village Marina is the largest marina and you can find a boat launch, boat rentals and a retail store that sells recreational items. The major draw in the area is the Shuswap Lake Provincial Park. This park has been rated as the most popular campground in BC to stay at and is at full capacity from May till September. Approximately 700 campers are staying in the campground at any given time and they provide a huge boost to the local economies of Scotch Creek and Chase.