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Getting to Siwash Lake

Wondering where to stay on the iconic western Canadian 'Rainforest to Rockies' road trip between Vancouver, Banff and Jasper? Here you will find top rated resort accommodations in the interior of BC at Siwash Lake, which is remarkably remote, yet easily accessible.

Or you can fly from Vancouver to our regional airport — total travel time is 3 hours to Siwash Lake, including ground transfers with our Siwash Lake Transfer Package that is available for 5, 6, and 7-night stays. Guests utilizing private aviation can land at our local airport (a one-hour drive from Siwash Lake).

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

Ranch Location

Siwash Lake is situated on a 300-acre private estate, off-grid 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. Getting here is part of the adventure!

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.

We gratefully acknowledge that Siwash Lake lies in the unceded territories of the Secwepemc Nation. We respectfully honour their people, cultures and traditions.


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

Siwash Lake Transfer Package

We are pleased to offer scheduled, return transfers between Siwash Lake and Vancouver (YVR) for guests who book the 'Find Your Wild' package and stay at Siwash Lake for a minimum of 5 nights. This service involves a mid-afternoon flight in an 18-passenger, wheeled, turbo-prop aircraft from YVR international airport, South Terminal, to our regional airport, YWL, where our team members will be waiting and ready to welcome you.

Siwash Lake staff will bring you the rest of the way to our off-the-grid, private hideaway via a scenic drive through the heart of Canadian cowboy country. We handle all of the booking details for you. Total travel time is 3 hours, plus waiting time between check-in and when you board your flight.

On departure day, you can enjoy all of our self-guided amenities for the morning followed by an early lunch at the ranch, and then you will depart with our driver around 1pm to catch the afternoon flight back to YVR, arriving at South Terminal in the early evening.

Cost is $695 CAD each way per person plus tax for guests who book our 'Find Your Wild' package and stay 5 or 6 nights at Siwash Lake. For guests who stay 7-nights with this package, this transfer service is fully complimentary.

For those with later arriving international flights at YVR, the 5-star Fairmont Airport Hotel is situated inside the main terminal and we can book a room for you there with favourable rates if you wish.


Our esteemed flight partners, Pacific Coastal Airlines

Canadian Rocky Mountains Road Trip

Siwash Lake is located along the famous western Canadian 'Rainforest to Rockies' road trip.  Every summer, visitors travel to western Canada and embark on this incredible journey.

Begin driving from Calgary to Banff and Jasper, then Vancouver, or Vancouver to Banff and Jasper, ending in Calgary. Either way, Siwash Lake is halfway between the Pacific Coast in British Columbia and the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Alberta.

Another great drive is the 'Great Bear Rainforest' circle route within British Columbia to encompass Vancouver Island, enjoying luxury accommodations and adventure at Siwash Lake on this route as well.


Drive to Siwash Lake

  • 4-hours drive from Whistler
  • 5-hours drive from Jasper
  • 6-hours drive from Vancouver
  • 7-hours drive from Banff
  • 8-hours from Lake Louise

Private Aviation Flights

Guests or their agents can arrange their own private seaplane or wheeled aircraft charters to/from YVR South Terminal, Whistler, Tofino, and other coastal destinations like Nimmo Bay, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge or Campbell River (Sonora Resort).

Wheeled planes land at our local airport CZML (5200 ft. maintained landing strip) and float planes land on Green Lake or Young Lake, with private VIP ground transfers provided by Siwash Lake for $895 CAD plus tax each way .