Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort

British Columbia, Canada

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Enjoy an action-packed adventure at Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort, a British Columbia guest ranch in the remote and rugged heartland of BC, where wildlife thrives amidst the Cariboo’s golden grasslands, old growth forests, river canyons and secluded lakes. This Wilderness Resort offers unlimited horse riding. It's not a “nose-to-tail” type riding vacation destination.

Synergy with Horses™, Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort's unique riding program is regarded as the country's best. The resort showcases Canada's 'Signature Experiences Collection'. You can horse ride to your heart’s desire, whether you are a beginner or advanced rider on this BC wilderness resort vacation. You'll have your own personal horses for the duration of your stay, private guides, and the freedom to ride unescorted too! Supportive and informative mentoring at all times, hands-on horsemanship, and a fun-filled focus on the natural bond between horses and humans.

For those seeking a multi-activity sojourn (both soft adventurers and extremists alike!) cast to trout on sparkling waters, hike a canyon to nearby waterfalls, mountain bike the backcountry or paddle a canoe across shimmering Siwash Lake on your luxury ranch vacation. Hone your skills in wilderness survival and skeet shooting, or luxuriate in our tented spa. 

You'll appreciate fresh, healthy food and complete comfort—savour resort grown, local organic fare that rivals fine city dining and then sleep amidst the softest linens. 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 16-24 guests, and is nestled on a knoll overlooking a secluded wilderness lake, surrounded by grassy meadows ringed with aspen and pine forests. The boutique lodge has a great room with magnificent river rock fireplace and a library. Six distinctive lodge suites and a delightful barn loft, feature heavenly beds dressed with the softest linens, private baths, balconies and exquisite views. Stay at the Ridge at Siwash Lake, a private enclave of canvas-clad luxury suites, and try "glamping", luxury camping. After the sentence starting with stay at The Ridge write “enjoy 5-star dining in the Pavilion, an open-air timber-framed, canvas dining room and lounge, offering sweeping views of Siwash Lake and the Marble Mountain Range.


Siwash Lake's organic, country cuisine is said to rival 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 suppliers and what is available at the ranch or locally. 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—and baby greens for your salads, picked right from our ranch garden.

Area Attractions

The luxury ranch at Siwash Lake is an authentic working ranch with an old west, frontier flavor, owned and hosted by Canadian, fourth generation British Columbia ranchers. Pure wilderness with golden grasslands; old growth forests; waterfalls; and wildlife including black bears, moose, and many others on this luxury dude ranch vacation.

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!


Cariboo Cowboy Country, British Columbia, Canada
halfway stay between the Rocky Mountains and BC's Pacific Coast for those on a touring itinerary of western Canada


Williams Lake Regional Airport (YWL) or float plane base near resort.
Fly in from anywhere in the world to one of two regional airports OR take the easy half-day, scenic drive for guests coming up directly to the resort from Vancouver or from Whistler OR fly direct to the resort by float plane or helicopter. Private jets can land and park only 45 minutes away, and the resort chauffeur services both regional airports. 

Riding Style/ Ability

Western/ Beginner to Advanced
No nose to tail type riding here!


June through September


16 - 24
Corporate Groups, Retreats, Meetings Welcome

Rates/ Payment methods

Starting rate $1,095 CAD per night per adult for the all-inclusive Equine Experience at Siwash; and all meals and beverages, luxury accommodation, wine and beer, award-winning horse program with unlimited riding, plus many other guided eco-adventures. VISA; MasterCard; Bank Wire Transfer
Travel Agents Accepted- This ranch resort works with travel agents! 

* Prices based in CAD. USD pricing subject to changes in currency fluctations.