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 lake shore; 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).
BOAT RENTALS: 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
Pontoon Boat: $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 mandatoryand can be purchased online fromBC 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 the local trails, or go a bit further to the summits of Kappan Mtn or the Rainbow Mtn trail. Bring you mountain bike or (ATV) and explore the local trails.
Check out the online trail maps for a list of trails in the region.
Go for a scenic drive: On your way here, take a drive down to Tatlayoko or Chilko lake for some spectacular mountain views. From Nimpo lake, take a drive over to the Precipice Canyon. Take a day trip to Bella Coola and drive down the famous Heckmann Pass (known as "The Hill") West on Route 20, 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. For longer trips you can book ahead to take a pack trip into the local mountain ranges with Rainbow Mtn Outfitters, Far Mountain Pack Trips or Six Mile Ranch.
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 one of the outpost cabins in the region, if you want to truly get away from it all.
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.