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Fine Canadian Eco-adventures at Siwash Lake Luxury Wilderness Resort

Siwash is a small, private wilderness lodge and intimate family ranch where horses, adventure and ecology entwine amid Nature—off-the-beaten path in the wilds of British Columbia. Recognized globally for almost two decades as a top luxury wilderness resort, Siwash is among Canada's finest. This authentic, National Geographic honoured property is legendary for five-star, all-inclusive eco-adventure holidays.

Perfectly situated halfway along the Vancouver-Banff-Jasper loop—which is among the most spectacular drives in the world—Siwash Lake is one of very few upscale places to stay on route —offering boutique, high-end travel accommodations and eco-friendly backcountry adventures, midpoint between Canada's magnificent Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Coast of British Columbia.

In 2017, our beloved Siwash was hit by a most aggressive forest fire. An epic fight ensued. With the help of a small, yet brave and loyal team, we fought hard and saved the core of the operation. The heart and soul of Siwash prevails. Now the place is nestled within a very rare and enchanting post-wildfire ecosystem. As such, Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort offers guests an incredibly unique wilderness vacation. This upscale, immersive, National Geographic travel experience is unrivaled elsewhere on Earth.

Our sacred places on the range survived the wildfire—secluded backcountry rivers, lush waterfalls, and rolling meadows for canters on horseback—now they are glorious havens of green amid a striking, fire-licked forest. The Ranch itself has become a powerful oasis where resident wildlife seek sanction. In the spirit of renewal that follows a wildfire, we forge ahead to share our incredible story with guests from around the globe, while elevating our personal service and eco-adventure experiences to a newfound high.


Siwash is beautiful, high-end and off-the-beaten-track. A wild oasis within a fire-licked forest -- reconnect with yourself and your loved ones in this enchanting setting.

By Nature, this boutique resort is small, private & sophisticated; beckoning to discerning, active travelers who seek authenticity, a commitment to sustainability & impactful, life-enriching experiences.

We specialize in high energy, multi-generation getaways, 'off-the-grid' family holidays, and small, exclusive, executive retreats for a gathering of C-suite colleagues—meticulously orchestrated within a natural, peaceful paradise.

Amid the world's high-end resorts and ranches, Siwash has been described as the wild card, resplendent as a rare, rough-cut gem. We offer charming and lovingly-tended facilities; 10,000 acres of raw wilderness; and an honest, home-spun collection of adventures that are educational in Nature and crafted with exquisite attention to detail.

It's all delivered very personally, from the heart, by a world-class staff striving for service excellence. Experience true SiwashSynergy™—a refreshingly unique vacation destination for those who travel beyond the ordinary.

Riding in the Black Snag Forest

Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort:
a powerful oasis in the wild

Surrounded by wide open skies, rolling grasslands bejeweled with lakes, and blackened, fire-licked forests laced with pink...

In this mystical setting, come riding on a beautiful horse to explore British Columbia's rugged cowboy country  with a private guide.  SiwashSynergy with horses, our dedicated riding program, is regarded as one of the country's best—a showcase adventure activity for Destination Canada's 'Signature Experiences Collection'.

Seldom matched at other luxury dude ranches around the globe, horseback riding vacations at this resort are highly personalized.  Siwash holidays feature riding to your heart’s desire—for first-time beginners through to expert riders—with an emphasis on learning, supportive and informative mentoring at all times, hands-on horsemanship, and a fun-filled focus on the magical bond between horses and humans.

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Beyond Horses,  Siwash offers a World-Class Selection of Privately Guided Wilderness Adventures

Beyond our two-day Equine Experience, we offer privately guided fly fishing, marksmanship, 3D cross-terrain archery, and wilderness survival. Take a private guided hike to nearby waterfalls for water play in the wilds and to learn about fire ecology. Top off your stay with a world-class helicopter safari to the mighty Fraser River for gold panning and First Nations lore. 

Those guests who seek gentle wilderness pursuits on their own can practice outdoor yoga, or indulge in a relaxation massage. The waters of shimmering Siwash Lake beckon for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. And while at Siwash, discover a new passion for sky watching or birding.

In 2019, at our private dark sky reserve, we'll be debuting our new Siwash Star Camp™  for an exclusive, overnight camp-out during your stay.


Alpine ridge walk   Kayaking in the wilds on shimmering Siwash Lake   Try some of the best fly fishing for rainbow trout at Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort

Following a day of wilderness adventures, you'll appreciate fresh, healthy food and complete comfort at this luxury lodge. Five-star dining highlights food grown on the ranch and foraged from the wilds nearby. Savour organic fare that rivals sophisticated city dining, and then sleep amidst the softest linens while experiencing authentic, off-the-grid living.

King bed of the hand-hewn log barn at Siwash.   Alfresco dining at Siwash Lake.   The Siwash Ranch House suite.

Siwash is our cherished wilderness hideaway. Akin to country estates of the Old West, it's your 'home away from home'. Within honey-hued log walls beneath the stars, we invite you to experience a soul-pleasing blend of the rustic and the refined. Come, play in the wilds with us!

Highways map for Siwash Lake - located halfway between Banff and Jasper in the Rocky Mountains and Vancouver on the pacific coast of British Columbia

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