Once you arrive at the Resort and have settled into your accommodation, take a walk along the paths and discover the natural beauty all around. Make your way to the main waterfront and marvel at the peaceful setting that surrounds you. If you haven’t already scheduled your watercraft activity or spa treatment, you can check with the office for availability, or better yet, add it to your accommodation reservation to plan for your favorite activities. Your hosts are always around, so wave us down.
Time to Start Planning
The spring and summer bring great fishing. Ruth Lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout, Kokanee (fresh water salmon) and Burbot (fresh water cod). Fishing licenses are available at the Forest Grove gas station or online at https://j100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ras/signin.aspx.
Information on the stocking program is available at https://www.gofishbc.com/Stocked-Fish.aspx.
Peek into a robin’s nest to observe their babies in the spring. Listen to the haunting cry of a loon on the lake. Catch the movement of the sandhill cranes in the wetland. We have an incredible variety of birds so bring your binoculars!
Visit our Top 12 List of Birds Spotted Around Ruth Lake Lodge Resort blog.
Ruth Lake is relatively shallow, so the water warms up nicely in the summer. Swimming near the Resort shoreline is fun for the whole family. There is no lifeguard on duty, so life vests are required for all children under 16 years of age. (we have a good selection available or bring your own). Adults must supervise their children (of all ages) at the waterfront.
For hunters in search of deer, moose and other wild game, crown land is accessible from the Resort property.
Visit http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting for more information on licenses and hunting zones.
Try your hand at ice fishing for a chilling and rewarding catch. There are great spots within walking distance of our shoreline. Plan to bring a tow sled or toboggan for your gear and a method of digging a hole (auger, sledgehammer or saw). If you are traveling with a snowmobile or ATV, ask us about the latest ‘hot spots’ where the fish are more active.
Snowshoeing is an excellent winter low-impact aerobic exercise and a great way to extend your hiking season. Tree-lined trails on the property and frozen lake tranquility await. You’ll enjoy the deepest sleep you’ve had in years after a day of snowshoeing followed up by fireside hot chocolate. Winter perfection!
Adult and children snowshoe rental available on site for a small fee.
There are tracks set on Ruth Lake itself, usually by us or local residents who love to enjoy the peacefulness of a sunny day skiing. Or, better yet, set your own tracks and enjoy the lake less travelled.
Stop by the Visitor Centre in 100 Mile House and visit the gift shop. Take a walk around the wetland and observe all the waterfowl and bird activity. If you’re driving an electric car, you can recharge here. Look for the giant skis in front of the building. They’re hard to miss!
Starting in May, every Friday from 9am to 2pm you can shop for locally produced food, flowers, plants, sweet treats and amazing arts and crafts from very talented artisans. Ask us where the Farmer’s Market is set up this week as the location can change.
For all the history buffs, this historic site showcases buildings and the life of the early settlers driven to the Cariboo during the BC Gold Rush. Take a guided or self-directed tour.
Discover local talent and gifted artists from the province. A perfect activity for a rainy day.
Renowned photographer Chris Harris has his own studio. (see website for address and times) His incredible ability to capture the beauty of the Cariboo and the surrounding area is featured in his many photo books. Where photography meets art, Chris is a highly sought-after teacher and guide.
These waterfalls are within the west side of Wells Grey Provincial Park. If you love to photograph waterfalls, this trip is well worth the time.
Local Trail Rides
Ask us about local ranches offering trail rides to enjoy a horseback exploration of our South Cariboo ranchlands.