We stayed at Ruby Lake Resort in a recent trip to BC, taking in the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island. We came away with a mixed feeling about the resort.
Firstly, the location is undeniably beautiful. The lake itself is enormous, peaceful and crystal clear. We canoed on the lake, using the boat supplied by the resort, for most of the day and swam from an abandoned dock.
We ate at the restaurant in the evenings and one lunch time and the food was good. Not very good, and certainly not excellent, but it was simple, tasty and...good.
However, the resort itself is in urgent need of some attention. We kind of created our own little story to explain its demise. We imagine that it was established by the first generation of an industrious, fairly eccentric Italian family who had moved to Canada 30 odd years ago. The management now lies in the hands of the less talented, less interested second generation who maybe resent the burden of expectation that their parents endeavours have put upon them. They decide, or at least allow, corners to be cut. They employ a large staff of students, who will work all summer for food and accommodation. Sadly, their key interest is not the amount of paper towels in the washrooms, the state of repair of the lamps in the safari tents or the guests that keep this place alive.
Resting on laurels, former glory and location? As the Canadians say, 'For Sure'.
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