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Time to Start Planning

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.

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

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

Watercraft Rentals

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.

The Spa & Sauna

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.

Relaxation aromatherapy massage

Treatment specifically designed to allow the body and mind to enter a deep state of relaxation, while focusing on increasing circulation and flushing out toxins.

60 minutes $75
75 minutes $90
90 minutes $100

Sports massage (deep tissue)

Do you have specific aches and pains that need special attention? Deep tissue treatments are meant to address those issues while helping to reduce the emotional stresses that are often at the root of physical pain.

45 minutes $60

Deep flow massage

Deep Flow is a progressive approach to manual therapy dedicated to the continuing evolution of mind, body and breath connection. Deep Flow massage allows the recipient to completely surrender to the treatment methods while actively engaging the breath and breaking free of self limiting patterns. Many techniques taken from multiple manual therapy modalities, including relaxation, deep tissue, joint release, stretching are intertwined to create a unique bodywork experience leaving its recipient feeling rejuvenated.

60 minutes $85
90 minutes $110


Rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, reflexology is a technique using appropriate pressure to specific points on the feet relating to organs and body systems in order to bring relief and balance to the entire being. This treatment is available as a standalone service or can be added at the end of a massage treatment.

30 minutes $30
60 minutes $60

Lakeside Sauna

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

Experience Nature


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

Information on the stocking program is available at


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.  


Although you can find hiking adventures year-round in the South Cariboo, the fall season attracts those who love the cooler temperatures and the colorful landscape that comes with the leaves transitioning from green to gold and red. A nature photographer’s paradise!


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 for more information on licenses and hunting zones.


By mid January, the lake ice is usually thick enough for snowmobiling and locals who know the lake well have laid some tracks to use if you’re unsure. You can access the lake using the boat launch area of our main waterfront. If travelling on crown land or marked trails, take time to read the ‘know before you go’ information here

Ice Fishing

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.


A combination of crokinole and curling, this fun game on the frozen lake is the perfect way to enjoy a sunny winter afternoon while creating lasting memories with the family. Easy to learn, easy to play, and fun for all ages.

Nordic Skiing

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
Downhill skiing is nearby at Timothy Mountain

Explore the Area


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

South Cariboo Visiter Centre in 100 Mile House, BC
South Cariboo Visitor Centre in 100 Mile House, BC

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.

108 Mile Heritage Site
Canim Falls, BC

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.

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