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When you arrive at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa in western Canada, you'll find many of the features of a guest ranch - horses browsing in the fields, dogs that greet you at the door, wranglers ready to hit the trail with you and your new four-legged friend. But you'll find much more at this Canadian guest ranch.

There's an intangible quality about Echo Valley Ranch and Spa that you'll feel the moment you arrive. Stress dissolves. Worries evaporate. Whether you're in pursuit of new adventures each day - hike a mountain, pan for gold - or your idea of heaven is a day of indulgence at our 'east meets west' spa, the magic of Echo Valley Ranch soon seeps into your soul.

At this unique Canadian guest ranch you'll take the time to walk through forests of scented jack pine, adventure through the desert canyons and soak in the beauty of sunsets spun with gold. Echo Valley Ranch & Spa will rekindle your passion for life.

Echo Valley Ranch & Spa is the perfect location for a family reunion, a wedding, or a corporate event! Of course you can also experience total relaxation and find out what it feels like to be Canadian. If you want to be as flexible as possible, our standard rates are the right choice for you!

Good to know

  • Works with travel agents?

    yes
  • Belongs to

    Dude Ranchers Association, BC Guest Ranch Association, Leading Spas of Canada, Dude Ranchers Association, IGLTA, International Spa Association
  • Good time to go

    Depends on guest: Driest and warmest June - September; Fall colours September - October; View wildlife anytime, but April - June best for bears; Winter fun: December - February; Sunshine all year round

Lowdown

  • Owner(s)

    Norm and Nan Dove
  • Address

    10635 Jesmond Road, Jesmond, British Columbia, Canada, V0K 1K0
  • Tel

    1-800-253-8831
  • Capacity

    50
  • Open

    Jan, Apr-Oct, Dec - view details
  • Nightly rate

    $190-790 - view details
  • Ranch Type

    Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch
  • Great for

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages

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Highs

  • Warm and welcoming - With owners Norm and Nan choosing this as a lifestyle and a highly dedicated staff, you feel right at home
  • Enjoy an iconic Canadian ranch experience but with Asian elements and an award-winning BaanThai and European-style spa
  • Yoga, Sauna, massage, hiking, riding or take a spectacular drive . You can do it all or nothing but take in the peace and quiet
  • Indulge in Baan Thai - Guests comment that the spa treatments are the best they've ever experienced
  • Ride Tennessee Walkers - known for their smooth gait and suited for all riders; ride in diverse and gorgeous terrain
 

Summer Season Rates & Booking

  • Open

    Apr-Oct
  • Nightly rate

    $190-790   view details on lodging rates
  • Nightly rate (non-rider)

    $190-790
  • Nightly rate (children)

    $145-190
  • Minimum stay

    2 days
  • Preferred arrival day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred depart day

    Any day is fine
  • Booking Policy

  • We require a 20% deposit to secure your reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to your arrival. Additional charges such as optional day trips and spa services are due upon guest check out, unless pre sold.
  • Included in your stay

  • meals, lodging, A welcome glass of champagne on arrival, all meals including a glass of wine or beer with your dinner and soft beverages at any time, daily turndown service with treats and weather update, self guided hiking program, daily Thai yoga, fly fishing equipment, weekly evening entertainment program, weekly cooking demonstrations, WIFI access, use of all ranch facilities including: large outdoor hot tub, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, fitness center, disk golf course, large games room featuring: pool table, shuffle board, darts, card table, karaoke and a large TV screening room, Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Extras

  • Tax

    6.2%
  • Gratuity

    10%

Winter Season Rates & Booking  

  • Open

    Jan, Dec
  • Nightly rate

    $190-395   view details on lodging rates
  • Nightly rate (non-rider)

    $190-395
  • Nightly rate (children)

    $145-145
  • Minimum stay

    2 days
  • Preferred arrival day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred depart day

    Any day is fine
  • Booking Policy

  • We require a 20% deposit to secure your reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to your arrival. Additional charges such as optional day trips and spa services are due upon guest check out, unless pre sold.
  • Included FREE in your stay

  • meals, lodging, A welcome glass of champagne or mulled wine on arrival, all meals including a glass of wine or beer with your dinner and soft beverages at any time, daily turndown service with treats and weather update, daily guided snowshoeing walks, daily Thai yoga, ice fishing on our own well-stocked ponds, track set cross country skiing loop (bring your own equipment), weekly evening entertainment program, weekly cooking demonstrations, WIFI access, use of all ranch facilities including: large outdoor hot tub, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, fitness center, disk golf course, large games room featuring: pool table, shuffle board, darts, card table, karaoke and a large TV screening room
  • Extras

  • Tax

    6.2%
  • Gratuity

    10%

Environmental & Social Practices

  • Environment

  • Our Philosophy
    Since its inception in 1995, Echo Valley Ranch & Spa has embraced the values of a Triple Bottom Line philosophy. Caring as much for its people as it does for the environment, the ranch has enjoyed success as an eco-aware destination long before 'living green' became a mainstream movement
    Lying at the heart of four distinct geographic regions, the diverse and unspoiled wilderness of the place exudes a heritage of pristine beauty. The landscapes not only instill a sense of awe in all who come here, they re-invigorate the mind, body and spirit in extraordinary ways.
    Such gifts are rare, and are why everyone at Echo Valley sees themselves as caretakers of the land. We take our responsibility seriously because we know that in return, the land will continue to nurture all those who visit for generations to come.
    How We Walk the Talk
    We are committed to:

    •Being active and environmentally-conscious stewards of our land
    •Making environmental and socially-aware choices in our day-to-day operations
    •Always striving to improve the ways we can contribute to a carbon neutral operation
    •Practicing zero-waste in our food acquisition and production
    •Use of recycled paper for all collateral materials and a reduction of paper mail outs through the use of electronic brochure distribution
    Energy & Water Conservation
    Our back-of-house operations minimize our carbon footprint through: •Water efficient plumbing installations such as toilets, shower heads and faucets
    •Energy efficient lighting in guest rooms, common areas and storage areas
    •Two self-sustaining geothermal systems that heat the Baan Thai, swimming pool and Lookout Lodge
    •Supplemental energy that is generated hydraulically or with propane, both of which deliver zero to a low C02 emissions
    •Water sourced from naturally fed springs on site

    Waste Management
    Our recycle, reuse, repurpose efforts minimize our carbon footprint through: •A bio-degradable sanitation system that recycles waste fluids as organic fertilizers into the surrounding landscape
    •A ranch-wide recycling/re-use program, including guest programs that encourage linen and towel reuse
    •A no-go plastic bottle zone - guests are provided with reusable metal water bottles, and water stations are located throughout the property
    •The use of recycled paper for all collateral materials
    •The preference for electronic brochure distribution and social media advertising programs to help reduce paper-based mail outs and promotion
    •Ranch raised beef, pork, turkeys and chickens for organic meats and dairy products
    •A ranch kitchen garden that uses organic fertilizers and companion plantings which act as natural insect repellents
    •Zero kitchen waste -- all leftovers are used in the garden or as food for ranch animals
    Carbon credits
    •Purchasing carbon credits to offset those C02 emissions generated by guests traveling to the ranch
    Environmental and Social Choices
    We believe that our responsibility as stewards of the land extends to the community with whom we share this wilderness. We believe that all cultures can live and learn from each other in harmony, and make every effort that our staff reflects the traditions of many nationalities. This includes our working alongside the local First Nations peoples whose territory lies at our door, as well as with others in our local community so that we all might prosper.




     

  • Community


  • Grasslands Conservation Council of BC

    Wilderness Tourism Association

  • Food

  • Echo Valley is a Canada ranch that believes in the "eat fresh and eat local" ethos. Consequently, Echo Valley Ranch and Spa grows and produces much of its own food, which our Master Chef turns into a variety of healthy, gourmet meals. The ranch cuisine at Echo Valley Ranch and Spa is just as culturally diverse as its buildings.

    Ranch cuisine at our unique Canada ranch will range from western-style BBQ cookouts to wholesome soups, intriguing salads, home-baked breads and many house specialties that change with the season. Special diets are easily accommodated. There's even a specialty Thai Night where authentic Thai dishes sizzle alongside Thai entertainment. Bet this isn't the ranch cuisine you were expecting on your Canada ranch vacation.

    Our ranch is also fully licensed, and we have a selection of Canadian and imported beer and wine.

     

    Ranch Cuisine Made With Organic Food

    On the Echo Valley Ranch and Spa grounds, an organic vegetable garden grows a variety of fresh produce such as berries, mushrooms, vegetables and seasonal fruits, and the herb garden is an aromatic pleasure to explore. Check out the vegetables stored in the large root cellar and what's new in the ranch resort greenhouse before it is prepared into delicious ranch cuisine. In addition to raising its own cattle, pigs, turkeys and chickens right on the ranch, Echo Valley sources other products such as artisan cheeses from nearby farms as well as fresh-caught seafood from Oceanwise suppliers in Vancouver.

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg Temp (°F):

172432394853595748392817

Avg Rainfall (in):

1.510.60.81.622.11.61.411.41.8

Lowdown

  • Elevation

    3,650 ft.
  • Generate power

    Geothermal power plant for some of the ranch
  • Remote Location

 

Nearest Airports

  • YKA Kamloops Airport, Kamloops

  • Nearest town / city

    Kamloops
  • Distance to ranch

    99 miles
  • Time to ranch

    2 hours
  • Airlines

    United, Horizon, Alaska, United Express, Air Canada, WestJet, Central Mountain Air, Pacific Coastal
  • Ranch shuttle

    $120 per person
  • YVR Vancouver Airport, Vancouver

  • Nearest town / city

    Vancouver
  • Distance to ranch

    250 miles
  • Time to ranch

    4 hours
  • Airlines

    Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Horizon, Northwest, Alaska, United Express, Air Canada, WestJet, Pacific Coastal Airlines, AIr North, Central Mountain Air, Hawkair, Helijet Airways, United, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Contiental, US Airways, Condor, Canadian North, Air China, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM, Korean Air, China Eastern, Philippine Airlines, Japan Airlines, China Airlines, Asiana Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air New Zealand, China Southern, EVA Air, bmi, Air France, QUantas, Thai Airways, Air Berlin, SAS, Iberia, Air Transat, Jet Airways, Austrian Airlines, flythomascook charter, LOT, Aer Lingus, Air Pacific, TACA, Sunwing Airlines, TUIfly
  • Echo Valley Airport - CBJ4, Jesmond

  • Nearest town / city

    Jesmond
  • Distance to ranch

    0 miles
  • Airlines

    Charter only

Private Air travel

  • Nearest town / city

    Private paved airstrip on property, Clinton, Jesmond
  • Travel by

    Helicopter, Airplane
  • Distance to ranch

    0 miles

Nearest Town / City

  • 100 Mile House

  • Population

    5000
  • Distance

    32 miles
  • Time from ranch

    45 mins
  • Facilities

    grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station, museum
  • Shopping

    small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, western wear
  • Rental car

    Required
 

Our riding stands out

  • Selected by BBC Holiday as being the "Best Place to Learn to Ride"
  • Small guest ranch with the ability to match horses to riders ability
  • Our beautiful surroundings and diversity of terrain

Our horses

  • guest horses

    35
  • horse types

    Quarterhorse, Appaloosas, Draft Cross, Paints, Tennessee Walkers

Our Riding

  • Guided rides

    Guided horseback rides: - every morning and afternoon (approx. two hours) exploring the many different trails around the ranch, across varied terrain including open country and beneath forested canopies. Guided all day horseback ride: - twice a week, this ride-the-range horseback riding excursion is the next best thing to being a cowboy, with a picnic lunch in your saddle bag and vistas ranging from forested trails to open country overlooking a spectacular canyon.
  • Riding Freedom

    All rides are guided by the wranglers

Good to know

  • Riding considerations

    Up to 225 lbs, no riding experience needed
  • Saddles

    Western

Lowdown

  • Type of riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Beginner
  • Rides are grouped by

    Ability, Pace of Ride, Rides tailored to guest requests
  • We cater to beginners to advanced riders.
  • Max riders per ride

    12
  • Wranglers per ride

    2
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Need to show riding proficiency in riding ring before trail rides

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You'll enjoy

  • hours in the Saddle

    Morning - 2 hours, Afternoon - 2 hours, Evening - n/a
  • Riding

    On specified trails
 

Riding Lessons

  • Details

    lessons come with package, basic riding lessons
  • Lessons given by

    wrangler
  • Lessons located

    on the trail, in the arena
  • We offer introductory lessons in our Echo Valley Experience Package

Cattle work - pasture gathers

  • When

    Sep, Oct
  • Frequency

    On Request
  • Interaction

    Guests watch

Wildlife Safaris

  • When

    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
  • Frequency

    Daily
  • Fraser River Canyon 4x 4 safaris, Spring Bear Viewing

Pack Trips

  • Details

    day trips
  • Extras

    Offered on request

Arena Work

  • Type

    outdoor arena
  • Activities

    barrels, gymkhana

Setting

  • Private Land - 10,000-20,000 (acres)

  • Sitting amidst four distinct geographic regions, called biomes, Echo Valley's landscape includes semi-desert along the Fraser, boreal forests in most of the valley bottoms, and treeless mountains in between which is a glaciated plateau - a former volcanic plain that today is interspersed with montane forests, meadows and rolling grasslands. The natural spring water is some of the purest to be found, and the pristine climate promotes toxin-free harvests of fresh produce. The result is an unparalleled destination of well-being; an extraordinary range of eco/soft adventures; and scenery that is both awe-inspiring and breath-taking.
  • Public Land - more than 50k (acres)

  • Echo Valley is surrounded by millions of acres of Crown Land which the ranch is permitted to use

Breakfast and lunch are relaxed, help-yourself affairs - choose from a selection of items laid out along the kitchen counter. Generally, guests share their meal seated together around a large table and are often joined by owners Norm and Nan.

Dinner menus at the ranch resort are pre-set, with a selection of choices usually tailored to guests' individual preferences. Often, ranch resort guests choose to savour their evening meal more intimately - as a couple or with a new group of friends. For this, individual tables can be set accordingly.

Personalized services

Guests can choose menu, request favorite wine on-hand, request specific soda/non-alcoholic drinks

Good to know

Alcohol

wine provided with dinner, available for purchase

Snacking

BYO snack

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style, Health oriented, Western BBQ, Thai banquet
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, everyone eats together, scheduled meals
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire), private dinners
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef, ranch-raised chicken, farm fresh eggs, ranch garden, organic produce, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for include

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, other

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Your Chef

  • Your dedicated chef is Jason Folk

  • Jason has extensive experience as Sous-chef, Chef de Partie and Executive Chef in a number of high-end wilderness resorts and hotels in British Columbia and other parts of Canada. Jason is a member of several chef associations.
     

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 13 and over



Echo Valley Ranch & Spa welcomes children during the family weeks, Easter and Christmas. The family weeks are from July 01 - August 31 in 2012 and during the winter. Children aged 13 and over are welcome all year long.

Detailed Activities

  • Arts & Crafts

    play-doh, coloring, sketching
  • Activities

    gentle guided horseback rides on the ranch and in arena, fishing for rainbow trout on the ranch's own ponds (all equipment and instruction included), identification of birds, mammals and flora, falcon flying demonstration, roping, ruesi-dat-ton (Thai yoga), disk golf, indoor games competitions, including shuffle board, charades, tending to the farm animals, special supervised kids' lunches and dinners, evening kids' and teens' movie nights, babysitting for the younger kids, weekly family BBQ with campfire stories, songs and smores, weekly barrel racing competition
  • Games

    scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, horseshoes, badminton, ping pong, pool table
  • Riding based activities

    animal care, horse care, pony rides, arena riding, trail riding, gymkhana

Babysitting

  • Available for children age

    2 to 17
  • Provided by

    Echo Valley staff or child activity coordinator during family weeks in July and August
  • Hourly prices from

    $10

Located in the heart of British Columbia's Cariboo, Echo Valley Ranch & Spa has a unique cultural history and bio-diversity.

It was in the 1850s when gold was found along the Cariboo river's pebbly sand bars, attracting thousands of fortune-seekers. But with the majority barely making enough to pay for supplies or losing their fortunes through gambling, prospectors soon took their quest for gold further north. When young Cornish sailor Billy Barker struck the mother lode, a new wave of hopefuls arrived and the township adopted the name Barkerville. Its mining population grew enormously and, in order to support this, numerous roadhouses were established at various points along the route to the gold fields. Ranches soon sprung up around these roadhouses and before long, a small cattle industry emerged.

Evidence of the Canyon's history is easily reached from Echo Valley; remnants of shanty huts still sit along the Fraser River, parts of the original Chinese mining flumes still endure, and fields of washed stones still lie on the river's shores. Many original homestead structures still remain, including a log house, a root cellar and two animal shelters. Guests can take trail rides past many of these historic sites, ride down the ancient wagon road towards the Fraser – and even try panning for gold!

Lowdown

  • Ranch established

    1995
  • Guest ranch since

    1995
 
Norm & Nan Dove
Wranglers
Chef Jason

Owner Info

  • Owner - Norm and Nan Dove

  • Languages spoken

    english, spanish, french, german, Japanese
  • We knew that we had found something very special when we first visited this area. We were awed by the serenity and beauty of the land and by an overwhelming sense of spirituality and reverence for it. To this day, we still cannot describe the feeling - it's simply beyond words. And so our dream began.

    We've built our ranch with pride, in the midst of one of the most beautiful and distinct places on earth, for it touches all geographic landscapes - from desert canyons to glaciers, and from rugged mountain tops to lush, green valleys. As a result, Echo Valley radiates a harmony of nature and is such a perfect setting for fun, adventure, relaxation and well being of your mind, body and spirit that we feel compelled to share its magic. Ensuring your enjoyment at Echo Valley is both our goal and true reward.

    Welcome to our home.

Rooms & Rates

  • Room type | nameSummer ratesWinter rates

  • Lodge | Lodge Room$210-$410$210

    • Description

      Lodge Room guest ranch accommodations are centrally located in the main Dove Lodge which is where the Dining room, lounge and games rooms are located. The Lodge Rooms include one queen or twin beds, most with decks or private balconies. The en suite bathrooms feature made in BC vanities with reclaimed Maple and "live edge" back-splashes bringing the outside in with tile floors and a shower. These rooms offer spectacular views of Mt. Bowman or the Cariboo Valley. Room sizes: 220 - 250 square feet
    • Rooms

      6
    • Max occupancy

      2
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      no minimum
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      hair dryer, plush bathrobes
  • Lodge | Premium Room $240-$475$240

    • Description

      Premium Rooms are located in the Lookout Lodge and have either one king or twin beds and feature Egyptian cotton sheets and duvets and Thai silk accents. The large en suite bathrooms feature made in BC vanities with reclaimed Maple and "live edge" backsplashes bringing the outside in with tiled floors shower and soaker tubs. Enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Bowman or the Cariboo Valley from the private decks or balconies.. Some premium rooms feature cathedral ceilings with sleeping lofts for additional accommodation. Room sizes: 200 - 350 square f
    • Rooms

      9
    • Max occupancy

      4
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      no minimum
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes
  • Cabin | Deluxe Log Cabin - Studio$275-$540$275

    • Description

      Stay in this secluded hideaway cabin and enjoy the charming intimacy of one room on your guest ranch vacation. This studio cabin features a queen size bed with a cozy sitting area, private en suite marble bathroom with shower, and a private outdoor deck with stunning views of the Cariboo Valley. Room size: 420 square feet
    • Rooms

      1
    • Max occupancy

      2
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      no minimum
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes
  • Lodge | Baan Thai Suite$450-$800$450

    • Description

      Overlooking the Echo Valley guest ranch and its spectacular vistas, The Baan Thai is Echo Valley's signature building and a showcase of traditional Thai architecture. It's a charming feature not found at any other guest ranch. Constructed with honey-coloured western red cedar - a tribute to its western surroundings - the Thai-styled curly-cues of the exterior roofline epitomize Echo Valley's unique East-West cultural blend. The sumptuous Baan Thai Suite offers guests a haven of comfort and space. Filled with the gracious elegance of Thai decora
    • Rooms

      1
    • Max occupancy

      2
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      no minimum
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes, air conditioning
    • Entertainment

      jetted tub in bath
  • Cabin | Deluxe Cabins - One Bedroom$275-$540$275

    • Description

      Enjoy the comforts of your own deluxe cabin feature bedrooms with king beds and a separate cozy sitting area with fireplace. The beds feature Egyptian cottons and Thai silk cushions and throws .The marble bathrooms feature Jacuzzi soaker tubs perfect for relaxing at the end of the day. The private outdoor deck allows you to enjoy sweeping views of Mt. Bowman as well as the Cariboo Valley. Room size: 705 Square feet
    • Rooms

      2
    • Max occupancy

      4
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      no minimum
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
    • Amenities

      fridge, hair dryer, seating area, plush bathrobes
    • Entertainment

      jetted tub in bath
Lodge Room at Dove Lodge
Lodge Room at Dove Lodge
Lodge Room at Dove Lodge

Services

Communications

  • wireless internet
  • telephone
  • free long distance
  • Business Services

    • Executive business center
    • Conference center
    • computer and fax hookups
    • printers
    • common computer
    • Cell Networks

      • No cell phones

Additional Services

  • Spa

    relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, couples massage, scrubs, manicures, facials, pedicures.
  • Corporate Retreats

    For groups of 40-50. Echo Valley has an ideal, air-conditioned 3000 sq. feet of multiple-use space that can be configured for meetings, workshops and banquets. Complete with light-balancing capabilities, surround sound, a 13 ft motorized screen, digital projectors and wireless internet throughout.
  • Weddings

    We can cater for groups of 100 & over. Full wedding planning service, wedding and elopement packages, wedding pavilion on site, wedding night and honeymoon suite.

Onsite

Shopping

  • Gift shop

Outdoor Activities

  • climbing
  • mountain biking
  • Yoga
  • sporting clays
  • wagon rides
  • ATV Rentals - guided
  • bird watching
  • Water based Activities

    • indoor pool
    • whitewater rafting-adventure
    • Winter Activities  

      • cross-country skiing
      • snowmobiling
      • snowshoeing
      • winter ice fishing

Good to know

  • You can borrow

    Cowboy hats, Cowboy boots, Riding helmets, Saddle bags, Rain coats
 

Fishing & Wildlife

  • Fishing

  • Types of fishing

    spin, fly, river, stocked pond, lake, stream, equipment available, guided inclusive, guided non-inclusive, unguided, instruction available, BYO equipment
  • The ranch has on-site stocked ponds (rainbow trout) and is located in the middle of over 300 lakes and streams. A fishing license is required for all off-site fishing (available online).
     

  • Wildlife and birding

  • Black bears, deer, snakes, marmots, California big horn sheet, Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Red-tailed Kite and over 200 more bird species.

Offsite Activities


  • 18-hole golf course (1.5 hour, car required)

    White water rafting and river drifts on the Fraser and Thomson rivers (car required)

    Clay shooting

    Guided ATV tours

    Fully guided fly fishing

Local Attractions

  • We've only highlighted attractions that may add to your stay!
  • Fraser River Canyon

  • One of the deepest canyons in the North West, desert climate, scene of 1890 gold rush (gold panning and 4x4 safari available)
  • Distance

    15 miles
  • Time from ranch

    45 mins
  • Ranch shuttle

    $110
  • Hat Creek Ranch

  • Historic Hat Creek Ranch offers a rare opportunity to explore the original buildings of a key location in the transportation history of the Cariboo. The site also present the story of early use of the valley by people of the Shuswap Nation and their more recent contribution to the growth of the ranching industry. Here in the dry rainshadow climate, east of the Coast Range mountains, a unique blend of cultures has evolved in a landscape of sage, bunchgrass and Ponderosa pines.
  • Distance

    45 miles
  • Time from ranch

    1 hour
  • Rental car

    Required
  • Barkerville

  • In Barkerville the clock is wined back to the time of the Gold Rush when miners and prospectors thronged this historic town. Tour the town with a colourful character, pan for gold and visit the preserved Chinatown.
  • Distance

    90 miles
  • Time from ranch

    3 hours
  • Rental car

    Required
  • Xat'sull Heritage Village at Soda Creek

  • This has been a First Nation village on the banks of the Fraser River for thousands of years. Here you can talk with elders, listen to storytelling, watch ceremonial dancing or help prepare a traditional feast.
  • Distance

    109 miles
  • Time from ranch

    3 hours 15 mins
  • Rental car

    Required

Horseback riding
Dove Lodge lounge
Hiking Mt. Bowman
Horseback Riding
 

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