The West Chilcotin
offers many varied recreational opportunities for everyone's taste. Whether you want activity or relaxation, you will find it here. The area has hiking trails, horse riding, flight seeing, fishing, boating, etc. and is the gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest, where bear watching & mountain hiking is spectacular.
REST and RELAXATION
Enjoy the peace and quiet of spectacular natural surroundings. Sit and read a book while listening to the calls of the loons; paddle a canoe around the lakeshore; swing in a hammock or go for a nature walk. Nimpo Lake is the perfect spot to unwind and de-stress.
Our large screened-in gazebo is available for all guests to use. It has a central fire pit, books, games, music and Hot or Cold beverages. It is a great spot to sit and read, or visit, and have bug-free camp fires. If the weather turns rainy, stay dry and cozy by the fire in the gazebo. It can be used during outdoor camp fire bans.
FISHING, FISHING, FISHING
Nimpo Lake is famous for it's wild rainbow trout.
Most come in between 1-3 lbs and some have been found up to 5 lbs, if you are a really lucky angler. Cast your line - enjoy excellent fishing in Nimpo Lake or the nearby Dean River. The limit is now 8 fish per day
, per license. The take home is 2 days catch (16 fish).
Canoes, pedal boats and kayaks are free to resort guests. For fishing, we have 12' & 14' aluminum boats & motors for rent, or bring your own and launch on our ramp. We also have an 18 ft pontoon boat
which accommodates up to 8 people or 1200 pounds,
and is perfect for family groups. This boat is safe for children and is easily accessible for guests with mobility issues, and great to fish from. It has comfy seats and rod holders.
Boat rental Rates:
Aluminum fishing boats:
$12/hr or 1/2 day $35, full day $60 / 2 days or more $50/day
$20 per hour/ or 1/2 day $60, full day $120/ 2 days or more $100/day
1/2 Day: 8 am - 2 pm or 2 pm - 8 pm
Bring your fishing gear or purchase it at a nearby store in Nimpo or Anahim Lake. A BC freshwater fishing license is mandatory
and can be purchased online from BC Fish and Wildlife.
If you forget to get your license before you come you can purchase it at the Nimpo General Store.
** NOTE: In Canada, all operators of Pleasure Craft fitted with a motor are now required to have proof of competency on board, or risk a $250 fine. For more information and to take the online exam to get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card, visit: boaterexam.com
WAYS TO SEE THE SCENERY:
Paddle or Pedal... in one of our canoes, kayaks or pedal boats. Free to cabin guests.
Hike, mountain bike or ride (ATV) the local trails.
Check out the online trail maps for a list of trails in the region.Go for a scenic drive:
Take a ride over to the Precipice or drive down the famous Heckmann Pass (known as "The Hill") West on Route 20, to see the spectacular Hunlen Falls, and on through Tweedsmuir Provincial Park.BE A COWPOKE..
...For a day, or several days on the range. We can help you arrange to horse-back ride at a nearby stable for an afternoon with Terra Nostra Guest Ranch, or enjoy several days on a pack trip into the Itcha Illgatchuz Ranges with Far Mountain Pack Trips or enjoy horse assisted hiking in the Rainbow Mountains with Rainbow Mountain Outfitters. SOAR THE SKIES..
Go for a "flight-seeing" trip with a local float plane operator. Your resort hosts can help you arrange your outings or you can contact one of the air services in the region. You can also arrange to fly to our Wilderness Cabin if you want to truly get away from it all.Tweedsmuir Air:
Many species may be sighted in the Chilcotin (seasonally) including deer, moose, caribou, bears, wolves, coyotes, fox, bobcat , fisher, beavers, marmots and various small critters. Bird Watchers may catch sight of hawks, bald eagles, bluebirds, jays, nutcrackers, American white pelicans, common loons, kingfisher, whiskey jacks, woodpeckers, hummingbirds and many other northern birds. As well countless species of waterfowl nest and begin migration from Nimpo Lake.