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Getting to Siwash Lake

Wondering where to stay on the Canadian Rockies road trip from Vancouver to 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 — travel time is 2-3 hours in total including ground transfers with our Siwash Lake Transfer Package.  Getting here is part of the adventure!

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

Ranch Location

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.

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

During our peak summer season, we are pleased to offer scheduled, return transfers between Siwash Lake and Vancouver (YVR) on Mondays and Fridays with our esteemed flight partners. This involves a mid-afternoon flight in a wheeled, turbo-prop aircraft from YVR international airport, south terminal, to one of our local rural airports 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 2-3 hours depending on which airport you land at.

For those with later arriving international flights at YVR, the 5-star Fairmont Airport Hotel is situated inside the main terminal.


Fly on a King Air 350 with our esteemed private aviation partners at Alkan Air

Canadian Rocky Mountains Road Trip

Siwash Lake is located along the famous Canadian 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 Rain Forest 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

Inquire for private seaplane or wheeled aircraft charters. Flights are available to/from YVR South Terminal, Whistler, Tofino, and other coastal destinations like Nimmo Bay, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge or the Pacific Yellowfin. 

Wheeled private planes can land at our local airport CZML (5200 ft. maintained landing strip) with a private VIP ground transfer provided by Siwash Lake.

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.