We found Thuya Lakes a year earlier by accident while driving in this remote part of BC on the border of the Caribou and Thomson river area.
At that time the resort was about to close (it closes by the end of August) for the season and were told that the resort only operates on a booking system only (no point of just driving to the resort in the hope of getting accommodation). We booked in January for this August holiday/
The resort provides one luxury hut (with bath and toilet) and a number of rustic huts (where the toilets and shower facilities are shared. the number of huts is rather small (about 6) so the sharing is not an issue and the shared facilities are perfectly adequate and clean. We stayed in Whiskey Point that like all others huts provided sufficient privacy and like all but one is a lakeside hut with a view of the lake.
The hut comes with a fire pit and a stove and wood is provided free of charge. The cooking facilities are on gas (provided) and the pots and pans provide you with a perfect opportunity to prepare your catch of the day and eat it either outdoor or in your hut.
There are a number of hiking trails to various (fishing) lakes and the owners will be able to provide you with details of how to get there (or you can take a GPS). A lot of guest drive to the trailhead and then hike the last part to the lakes, but it is quite well possible to hike from the resort to a large number of the fishing lakes (which we did).
The fishing is excellent on all of the lakes we visited (about 7) and each of the lakes we fished had a perfect rowing boat provided with oars and the system operated by the resort (assigning lakes to guests) ensures that you will have the lake most of the time all to yourself for the day.
This resource is perfect if you like the great outdoors, but aren't to keen on sleeping in a tent. The resort is based on quite a high altitude and this means that bringing warm clothing even in summer will ensure that you can make the best of the of your stay.
The owners running the resort make every effort to ensure that the guest enjoy there stay by providing a warm welcome and helping you to make the most of your stay.
If you go fishing (and it does make perfect sense to do so if you consider that you can just fish the lake in front of your hut and a boat is provided with your hut as part of the package), ask the owner to smoke your catch for you and you will be able to enjoy your catch even after you have left the resort and it tastes great.
This resort comes highly recommended, I fished in many places around the world and as an all-round holiday resort with lots of fishing and hiking this must be my favorite.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fishing lodge 1.5 Hours north west of Kamloops B.C. Eight cabins ,five lake shore cabins. Wilderness and remote but road access Sixteen lakes fished from the lodge all have row boats on them. Kamloop rainbow trout Cabin rentals or all inclusive packages. Quiet and some of the greatest fishing for trout by fly or lure. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Thuya Lakes Lodge Canada/British Columbia