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Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort

70 Mile House, British Columbia

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Located between Vancouver and Jasper, not too far from Kamloops, Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort is unique in Canada.  It is an authentic working ranch, family owned and operated yet has luxurious accommodation and excellent food. Siwash somehow manages to be sophisticated and yet totally welcoming and friendly.  It is remote with a private wilderness lake, surrounded by 80,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness. Terrain is gentle and rolling with open forests of Douglas fir, Aspen poplar, Blue spruce and Lodge pole pine interspersed with lakes and bordered by 2 rivers. Siwash Lake Ranch offers unlimited riding but there is plenty for the non-rider including excellent fishing, canoeing and walking.

For the rider, there is a wide choice of horses and on your first day, after a careful consultation, you will be assigned your horse who will be yours for the duration of your stay.  Once you are accustomed to your surroundings and if you are confident, you will be allowed to ride on your own wherever you wish. Full day rides with picnic lunch on the range are available for stays over 3 nights. Children over age  6 who can ride are allowed to ride trails with their parents.  If you are a first-time rider, plenty of instruction in Western riding  is provided and if you wish you will be taught to groom and saddle your horse.  You will soon be out on the range where you will be accompanied your private guide.

Recently Siwash Lake has added a rodeo size riding arena to the program for more teaching opportunities and guest gymkhanas. They have built a shooting range and created a trout fishing pond  Most exciting is the addition of 3 gorgeous spacious tent suites on the Ridge across from the lodge.  This is camping in style with proper bathrooms, heat and power!

Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort specializes in adult oriented holidays and honeymoons except during July and August when it becomes the perfect family holiday spot.  All the activities are included in your cost except for the spa.
NB  A 4x4 is highly recommend for the drive to Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort. 


The 6,000 square foot, log ranch house is set at the edge of a meadow on a knoll overlooking Siwash Lake. French doors open to a spacious deck, perfect for drinks and appetizers. Inside is  the "great room" with enormous arm chairs, a library as well as the dining room  
Boutique Lodge
There are 6 rooms within the lodge
The Siwash Suite has a king size bed, sitting area with pull-out sofa bed, glass-fronted wood burning stove and a 4-piece en-suite bathroom, complete with 6ft. old fashioned claw foot bathtub. This is a spacious option for a couple and will also accommodate a family with one or two children.
The Frontier Suite is for a family or adults travelling as singlesand has 2 connecting bedrooms that share a bathroom. One room has a spectacular vieew of the lake and a queen size bed, the other is a cosy room with a view over the ranch's organic garden. It has 2 twin beds and space for a rollaway as well. 
The Meadow Vista Premium Room has a view over the lake and home meadow, this beautiful room boasts a private balcony with double French doors, a king size bed or two singles, and a 4-piece bathroom. It can be connected to the Siwash Suite to make a super spacious two-bedroom accommodation. 
The Lakeside room  has its own verandah overlooking the lake where you can enjoy your morning coffee, a queen size bed, and a 4-piece en-suite bathroom. 
The Aspen room is off the libraryon the ground floor.  It has cosy log walls, cowboy decor with a queen size bed and 3-piece bathroom. 

The Tents One bedroom canvas-clad suites have a king bed, sofa, fireplace, hardwood floor, a spacious sundeck overlooking the ranch meadows or wilderness lake, and a full heated bathroom with outdoor river rock shower cocooned by overhanging fir boughs.
Two-bedroom tents feature all of the above plus a separate room with two single beds.

The private and luxurious Cariboo Suite is located separately from the lodge in the loft of the hand-hewn log barn. It features a separate living room and alcove with two single beds. The sectional sofa pulls out to a double bed. A separate bedroom features a king size bed. The Cariboo Suite has a gorgeous view out over the home meadow and lake, with horse corrals nearby for the ultimate authentic ranch experience - the perfect spot for a family!


NB: A 4x4 is strongly recommend.

Why we like it?

Beautiful eco-ranch, run by its owners, good food and lovely surroundings

Big comforts; small footprint -- why not? That's how they do it at Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort. One of British Columbia's most luxurious dude ranches, this rural retreat in the remote Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region is also one of the greenest places to stay in the country.

Mountain Biking

Horse Riding

Water Sports


Great For Honeymooners





Great For Families

All Inclusive


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