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
All safety equipment is included with your rental. Must be 18 or older to rent a motorboat. Parents must accompany minors on any watercraft rental.
MOTOR BOAT 12’ Misty River aluminum boat with 9.9HP outboard motor, 1 tank of fuel.
$35 per hour
$140 full day – 8 hours
MOTOR BOAT 14’ Misty River aluminum boat with 9.9HP outboard motor, 1 tank of fuel, oars.
$40 per hour
$160 full day – 8 hours
CANOE – 16’ – 2 person (3 available)
$30 per hour per canoe
STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD – (2 available)
$30 per hour per SUP (damage deposit or credit card number required)
KAYAK – 10’ Single person sit-in kayak (2 available)
$25 per hour per kayak
PADDLE BOAT – up to 4 person
$20 per hour
All guests must register at the office to sign a rental agreement and a release of liability form before using the equipment.
A staff member will escort you to the equipment for an operation and safety demonstration. Add rentals to your accommodation reservation or visit the office after arrival. Only registered overnight guests of the Resort are permitted to rent watercraft.
Relax at the Spa
When enjoying a wilderness vacation, add to the relaxation experience with a soothing spa treatment to reset the mind, body and spirit. The use of natural essential oils helps to enhance the treatment by engaging other senses and taking the bodywork to a deeper level. Treatments are provided by licensed spa therapists to ensure a safe and professional experience.
Select the Spa tab on the Booking page.
Spa services can be booked by locals or visitors who are not guests of the Resort.
A large European style sauna is situated next to the lake. Perfect for a cleansing relaxing steam or dry sauna followed by a refreshing dip in the lake.
Fees apply. Towels included. Schedule your sauna time at the office.
Enjoy the Sauna
The best part of a wilderness vacation is taking full advantage of the outdoors! Engage all your senses in the ultimate forest bathing experience by immersing yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and feel of the natural world that surrounds you.
The spring and summer bring great fishing. Ruth Lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout and Kokanee (fresh water salmon). 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.
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.
Access the lake for swimming using the boat launch area. No diving off the dock.
Whether you are a dark sky photographer or simply marvel at the vastness of the universe, in the absence of city lights, the night sky comes alive! Stargazing is a year-round event but it’s especially beautiful as the winter sets in. Longer nights present more time to enjoy the light show.
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 or saw). The lake ice can be 8″ to 20″ thick. 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 set 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.
For Nordic ski trails in the area, visit http://www.100milenordics.com/.
Downhill skiing is nearby at Timothy Mountain http://www.skitimothy.com/.
Plan your South Cariboo vacation with enough time to visit some of our local sites and attractions. Whether you like hiking, mountain biking, art or history, this region has something for everyone.
In the Area
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.
If you always pack your mountain bike on your travel adventures, take some time to shred the local trails just a few kilometers outside of 100 Mile House. Remember to book a spa treatment for those aches and pains.
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.