5-star Accommodations between Vancouver & Jasper | Getting Here

With 5-star resort accommodations halfway between Vancouver, Banff and Jasper in the Canadian Rocky mountains, Siwash Lake is remarkably remote, yet easily accessible.

Fly from Vancouver — travel time is 2½ hours from Vancouver with our Siwash Lake Transfer Package. Or take an exciting road trip. Getting here is part of the adventure!

Siwash Lake is located in the south central interior of British Columbia


Siwash Lake is situated on a 300-acre private estate in the heart of British Columbia's Cariboo region. Perched 3,600 feet above sea level, it sits high atop a vast plateau that stretches from BC's coastal mountains to the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.

The heart of the ranch is a verdant oasis surrounded by 10,000 acres of regenerating landscapes — patches of burnt, ebony forests flanked by meadows, lakes and two meandering rivers.

Grasslands roll gently between rugged canyons, where cowboys still tend to cattle on horseback and where swathes of pink fireweed make for vibrant days in the saddle. These are the wild and remote ranchlands of BC's southern interior.


Siwash Lake Ranch is located in the heart of canadian cowboy country.

Siwash Lake Transfer Package

During our peak summer season, we are pleased to offer scheduled, return transfers between Siwash Lake and Vancouver (YVR). This is the most common way of getting to the resort, with our partners at Pacific Coastal Airlines. This involves a 50-minute flight in an 18-passenger wheeled, turbo-prop aircraft from YVR international airport, south terminal, to a local rural airport where our ranch trucks will be parked at edge of runway.

Siwash Lake staff will usher you the rest of the way to our off-the-grid, private hideaway via a scenic one-hour drive through the heart of Canadian cowboy country. We'll handle all of the booking details for you and the cost is $750 CAD per person, each way, plus 5% GST.

On your arrival day, the flight departs at 14:00 hours from YVR south terminal, so please ensure your international flight arrives no later than 12:00 hours at YVR main terminal to allow for a comfortable amount of time between flights (baggage claim, customs, lunch and terminal change).

On your departure day, you will arrive back at YVR south terminal at 17:20 hours. For those needing to stay overnight at YVR, the 5-star Fairmont Airport Hotel is situated inside the main terminal.


The Siwash Lake transfer package includes regualry scheduled flights from Vancouver every Monday and Friday during the summer.

An Iconic Road Trip

Siwash Lake is located along two very famous road trips.  Every summer, visitors travel to western Canada and embark on one of these incredible journeys.

Begin either in Vancouver or Calgary, and drive the Whistler-Jasper-Banff loop between the Pacific Coast in British Columbia and the Rocky Mountains in Alberta.

Or, drive the Great Bear Rain Forest circle route within British Columbia to encompass Vancouver Island.


Driving Times

  • 4-hours drive from Whistler
  • 5-hours drive from Jasper
  • 6-hours drive from Vancouver
  • 7-hours drive from Banff
  • 9-hours from Calgary
A four-wheel drive SUV is recommended for gravel roads in to the resort.

Private Floatplane Flights

Inquire for private seaplane charters between Vancouver Airport YVR river terminal and Siwash Lake remote float plane base. Flights are also available to/from Whistler, Tofino, and other coastal destinations like Nimmo Bay, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge or the Pacific Yellowfin. 

This option involves a 15-minute trip in the ranch vehicle between the floatplane landing and the lodge.

Helicopter Charters

Helicopter service is available between Siwash Lake and Whistler, with a maximum of 5 passengers per flight.

Your custom flight itinerary could include landing on route for a riverbank picnic, alpine glacier walk or wilderness hike.