Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort

British Columbia, Canada


Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort
Eagan Bonaparte Forest Service
Rd #3700
Thompson-Nicola E
BC, Canada, V0K 2K2
Tel: 1.250.395.6541
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Enjoy an action-packed adventure at Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort, a luxury guest ranch and wilderness resort; home to the remote heartland of British Columbia, where wildlife thrives amid the Cariboo region’s golden grasslands, forests bursting with magenta fireweed, vast river canyons, and secluded lakes. Siwash offers unlimited horseback riding—it’s not your typical “nose-to-tail” riding vacation destination.

SiwashSynergy with Horses™ , Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort's unique riding program, is regarded as the country's best; showcased in Canada's 'Signature Experiences Collection'. You’ll have a personal horse for the duration of your stay, a private guide every day, and the freedom to ride on your own if proven capable. An engaging step-by-step orientation will teach you everything you need to know about Western style riding: from grooming and groundwork, to saddling and riding. Guests are given supportive and informative mentoring at all times, hands-on horsemanship, and a fun-filled focus on the magical bond between horses and humans.

For those seeking a multi-activity sojourn—both soft adventurers and extremists alike—a whole host of outdoor adventures are at your fingertips; fly-cast to trout on sparkling Siwash Lake waters, hike alongside a river to several sets of nearby waterfalls, mountain bike or jog through the backcountry, or paddle a canoe, a SUP, or a kayak across Siwash Lake. Hone in on your love for the wilderness on your luxury ranch vacation by partaking in the wilderness survival course, skeet shooting, or hatchet throwing.

You'll appreciate fresh, healthy food, and complete comfort—savour ranch grown, and local organic fare that rivals fine city dining, and then sleep amidst the softest linens underneath a blanket of stars. Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort is family operated; your home away from home. Within its honey-hued log walls or cozy under canvas beneath the stars, enjoy a soul-pleasing blend of the rustic and the refined.


This boutique BC resort accommodates 15-20 guests, and is nestled on a knoll overlooking a secluded wilderness lake, surrounded by grassy meadows ringed with aspen seedlings and forests filled with magenta wildflowers. The main lodge has a great room with a magnificent river-rock fireplace and authentic wilderness decorations. Three lavish ranch house suites and a delightful barn loft feature heavenly beds dressed with the softest linens, private baths, balconies and exquisite views.

The Siwash Star Camp™, a private enclave on the ridge above Siwash Lake, incorporates “glamping” and star gazing—luxury canvas clad tents are kitted out with rollout star gazing beds and woodburning stoves, accompanied by a lovely 3-piece indoor bathroom just steps away. A camp host and guide will tend to your needs and teach you everything you need to know about navigating the boundless night skies. This is the ultimate getaway amid Nature; lay in the outdoor cedar soak hot tub, roast marshmallows around the campfire, or dine on gourmet cuisine whilst overlooking the Marble Mountains and Siwash Lake.


Siwash Lake's organic, country cuisine rivals fine city dining. Guests at this luxury BC wilderness resort call it delicious, designer food; simple and not overly intricate, and most certainly light, healthy and nourishing. There is a daily set menu in keeping with what's seasonal from the Ranch's home garden. Guests are given ample opportunity to state preferences in advance. Whenever possible, Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort incorporates home grown food; mouth-watering beef and pork, free-range eggs, baby greens and flora for your salads. The panoramic sundeck of the main ranch house, overlooking the meadow, campfire, and sparkling lake, serves as a stunning outdoor dining venue.

Area Attractions

The luxury ranch at Siwash Lake has an an old west, frontier flavor, and is owned and hosted by Canadian, fourth generation British Columbia ranchers and naturalists. Raw wilderness with grassy meadows; fire-licked forests; waterfalls; and wildlife including black bears, moose, deer, and many others on this luxury dude ranch vacation are a highlight among the Cariboo region.

At a Glance

Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort is an exclusive, intimate British Columbia guest ranch where horses, nature, and luxury entwine in the wilds, for a journey beyond the ordinary! Here in the heart of BC, a whole host of carefully crafted wilderness adventures are at your fingertips.


North Bonaparte Plateau, British Columbia, Canada

Halfway between the Canadian Rocky Mountains and BC's Pacific West Coast


– Helicopter pad at The Ranch

– Float plane dock adjacent to The Ranch

– 108 Mile House Airport (ZMH) for small private jets

– Williams Lake Regional Airport (YWL) for commercial flights

– Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for international flights

***The ranch offers private chauffeur services


Take the easy half-day, scenic drive directly to the resort from Vancouver or from Whistler.

Riding Style/ Ability

Western style riding

Beginner to Advanced—All Abilities Welcome

No “nose-to-tail” type riding here!


June – September


15 – 20 People

Takeover booking such as; Corporate Groups, Retreats, and Meetings are all welcome

Rates/ Payment methods

Starting at $1,395 USD per adult per night, and $895 USD per child per night (ages 0-18)

All payments are to be made by Bank Wire Transfer

* Pricing is subject to changes due to currency fluctuations.

Travel Agents Accepted - This ranch resort works well with travel agents!