Photo Credit: Tom Evans
Fifteen Private Lakes
Enjoy 15 privately managed lakes, all naturally populated by wild Kamloops rainbow trout.
Dagger Lake is the home lake of Skitchine Lodge. The boat dock at the Lodge is lined with well maintained boats; each come fully equipped with a small gas powered motor.
The outlying lakes are connected to Dagger Lake by a well marked network of trails. The trails either leave directly from the Lodge, or are accessed by boat from the Lodge. The terrain is gradual and the trails are kept clear, but sturdy footwear is recommended.
Each of the outer lakes is equipped with a minimum of two well maintained boats. As the outer lakes tend to be small, the use of motors is prohibited. Enjoy the pristine wilderness and experience having your very own lake.
Wild Kamloops rainbow trout
Unparalleled fishing experience
Despite their close proximity, each lake has its own distinct personality. This unique variety is brought about through a combination of natural conditions and careful lake management programs initiated by Skitchine.
Most of the anglers at Skitchine are fly fishers, as the lakes provide an abundant variety of fish habitat that is well suited to the “quiet sport”.
You can choose between trophy lakes and fly fishing only lakes.
And better yet, you can have the peace and the tranquility of that lake all to yourself. Of course, if you’d rather share the day with fellow guests, that’s always an option.
When the hatch is on, the dry fly fishing can be spectacular, but wet fly and trolling methods can also be extremely effective. Light spinning tackle is popular as well. Skitchine encourages catch and release using single barbless hooks.
The Skitchine staff makes sure that the boats are ready for action each day and are always on hand if guests need a little push to get started.
Need anything else to make your day on the lake go smoother? Just ask.
Photo Credit: Tom Evans
Craft your own experience
Our wilderness location provides for a wide variety of outdoor activities: hiking, orienteering, canoeing, swimming, photography, and star-gazing, to name just a few.
Bonaparte Provincial Park is home to abundant animal and plant life that is ready to be explored and discovered. The area is covered by extensive sub-alpine meadows and forests.
Expect to see any or all of our local bird species: loons, grouse, osprey, sandhill cranes, great horned owls, and eagles. Common animal sightings include: martens, weasels, beavers, mule deer, moose, and the occasional black bear.
Reach new heights
The most dramatic feature of the Skitchine Lodge location is Skoatl Point, an extinct volcanic core rising majestically above Dagger Lake.
No trip to Skitchine is complete without a hike to the top; a mildly strenuous ascent that results in breathtaking panoramic views that stretch as far as the Coast Mountains to the west and the Canadian Rockies to the east.
Skoatl Point is also the most photographed feature in the region. The constantly changing light conditions lure photographers of all skill levels to forget about catching fish, and capture its beauty instead.
View from Skotl Point (Photo credit : Logan Evans | @loganevansphoto)