We offer our guests personalized holidays in an exclusive and beautiful setting in one of the most magnificent regions of British Columbia. Compare to many other destinations, we provide enjoyable recreation not only for the body but especially for the mental wellness. Our guests take this opportunity to relax and calm down from their hard work during the year. You will learn again to use all your senses. We call it 'Brainness'.
luxury cabins, suites and camping sites
summer activities: horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, wildlife viewing, boat rentals, catamaran (10 people), lake and river fishing and more
winter activities: horseback riding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice fishing, snowhoeing, dog-sledding, downhill skiing (1 to 2 hours away)
Want to feel the peace and serenity of a ranch in the middle of the Canadian wilderness?
KAYANARA is located on Canim Lake, British Columbia, about seven hours drive north of Vancouver. KAYANARA is a 220 acre ranch with horses and cattle. But first and foremost, we are here for our guests. There are 7 km of trails waiting for horseback riding, mountain biking or simply for walking and wildlife viewing.
KAYANARA offers three luxurious and romantic log cabins with beautiful view over the fields on the ranch. Even guests with campers, caravans and tents are welcome. The cabins, as well as the six campsites, offer higher than average amount of space. We want you to enjoy the tranquility of KAYANARA at its fullest. All of the campsites have water, sewer and electrical connections.
KAYANARA is located in the Cariboo district and centrally located for excursions throughout the region. Keywords are: Wells Grey Provincial Park, Helmcken Falls, Heritage Village, Barkerville, Fraser Valley, Canim and Mahood Falls, Bison Farm, disused Copper Mine, Volcanic Field, Rodeo, Pow Wow, or even over several days Jasper and / or Banff National Parks and much more. We are happy to advise you and organize a rental car for you in the nearest town of 100 Mile House.
You can enjoy as much rest as necessary and have as much action as you want.
The log cabin ‘Bear’ is brand new and is completed in spring of 2012. It accommodates up to four people. It has 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, large living room and an equally large porch.
The log cabin ‘Wolf’ is also brand new and is available for guests sins spring of 2012. We call it our honeymoon suite because of its romantic ambience. It features one bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen with cooking island, full bathroom, a large living room and an equally large porch.
From all the log cabins and porches you can look over the fields of the ranch with their horses, cattle, wild animals and, of course, the ever flowing Eagle Creek.
There is a minimum stay of 3 nights required in our cabins. Sorry, no pets in the cabins.
B & B Rooms
Travellers without RV’s can find a comfortable place to stay in our ‘Eagles Nest’ suite or in the ‘Goose’ double room . Both rooms have private bathrooms and are equipped with TV if desired. The ‘Eagles Nest’ Suite has a sofa bed for a third person. The 'Eagles Nest' also provides a fireplace for romantic hours, a fridge and a microwave.
Our six campsites do not have numbers but rather have animal names. The animals are carved on the respective utility poles. All sites provide plenty of space, electricity, water, and connections for sewage. For comfortable showers, we offer two fully equipped showers / toilets. For large motor homes, we have three sites with 50 amp service available. Pets are welcome.
Additional beds We would be happy to supply an extra bed in the log cabins or in the suite.
Internet Through our wireless network, you have access to the Internet. We have a satellite connection.
Mobile Here in the canadian wilderness, we don’t like to be disturbed by any cell phones in our sleep! We have no cell phone reception at KAYANARA.
Entertainment The log cabins and the B & B rooms have iPod docking stations, so you can listen to your favourite music.
Foto: Canim Falls
Discover Canada's wild beauty away from the busy highways. We offer a one-week or a two-week program of activities and enjoyment far away from the big tourist crowds. We are a small resort, which can respond to the needs of guests. Of course, we adapt the program to your needs and the actual weather.
Come straight to us and relax for one or two weeks. We guarantee a high recreational value. Or combine your stay with us with an RV trip through western Canada. We can provide you with a local RV Rental Company which is much cheaper than in Vancouver or Calgary. Or come just to relax and book individual activities on site (see price list).
One-week package for $1200.00 CAD per person:
(Children $660.00 CAD)
Price includes taxes, excludes tip
Stay at any of our log cabins or in B & B rooms (-100 CAD)
Saturday Arrival and takeover of your accommodation after 3:00 pm. We are happy to organize your first load of groceries.
Sunday Have a good sleep and relax from the trip. Then we invite you to a welcome and information aperitif. The rest of the day you enjoy our catamaran on Canim Lake.
Monday Today you will explore the 220 acres of KAYANARA on horseback. Whether beginner or advanced, you'll enjoy the ride through fields, forests, rivers and bush. No riders explore KAYANARA on foot or by bike. In the evening we invite you to a barbecue with a cowboy campfire.
Tuesday The Wells Grey Provincial Park with the Helmken Falls is a natural phenomenon of a special kind in British Columbia. Helmken Falls is regarded as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. It is three times higher than Niagara Falls. We drive 2.5 hours in the morning through the wilderness to Wells Grey Park. Observing wildlife is almost guaranteed. We will return by highway and go for dinner in a classic Canadian Pub. After a brief stop at the grocery store we will drive back to KAYANARA.
Wednesday Enjoy kayaking down mystical Eagle Creek to Canim Lake. You will observe the wildlife from the water. We will bring you to the starting line by truck and pick you up three hours later at Canim Lake. The beautiful, quiet ride is suitable for everyone. Of corse we provide the mandatory life jackets and a safety box.
Alternatively, we offer you another horseback ride on KAYANARA.
In the evening we take you into the bush to our secret places for wildlife viewing. We will try to show you moose and bear in the wild. If we do not succeed, the ride itself view the sunset on a pristine lake is an experience with goose pumps potential.
Thursday Today's journey by car takes us into the past of a Canadian Heritage Village. You will get information about the adventurous settlement in the region. After a short shopping stop in 100 Mile House, we will visit a bison ranch. Experience the bison, as they used to roam on the prairies of North America. And again we will return through the middle of the bush to KAYANARA.
Friday You can choose from mountain biking, fishing on Canim Lake or another horseback ride on KAYANARA.
Saturday Unfortunately, you will now leave us by 11:00 am. We are confident that we will meet again. We hold many other attractions for you.
Not included: beverages, meals
(KAYANARA offers the dinner on the Wells Grey trip and welcome aperitif and barbecue)
Two-week package for $2230.00 CAD per person:
(Children $1,305.00 CAD)
Stay at any of our log cabins or B & B rooms (-150 CAD)
The first week of the program corresponds to the one-week program.
Saturday Today you are recovering from the first week. You will laze around on the terrace of your log cabin and enjoy the silence, or you can lie down on the beach of Canim Lake, or even try your luck at fishing.
Sunday Today you can enjoy swimming fun on our catamaran on Canim Lake. Allow yourself to be towed on an inflated plastic seat through the water. Jump, depending on how high you want to climb, from a 5 to 13 m high rock, or simply lie in the sun and read a book. If you prefer to be alone, we will bring you out on a pristine beach and pick you up in the evening again.
Monday Today we have a horseback ride with you to Rogers Lake. It lies to the west of KAYANARA and is accessible only on horseback or by ATV. After a lunch and a refreshing swim in the lake, we come back from the 4 hour ride. On the evening of course you are invited for a barbecue again.
Tuesday Today we will drive towards the Clearwater River for a rafting adventure in the middle of the Canadian wilderness. On the way home, we get dinner at a local pub.
Wednesday The gold rush town of Barkerville is a fabulous opportunity to visit. This trip takes 2 days. On Wednesday we drive slowly with a few photo stops to the town of Wells. After a dinner and a visit to a fancy pub, we stay in a motel.
Thursday We visit the Open Air Museum in Barkerville early in the morning and take the morning meal in a restaurant from the 18th century. Barkerville is more than a museum. Actors in original garments are moving around in the streets and in the buildings and you can witness little scenes. Full of impressions of the wild gold rush, we will return to KAYANARA by evening.
Friday You can choose from mountain biking, fishing on Canim Lake or another horseback ride on KAYANARA.
Saturday Unfortunately, you will leave us at 11:00 am. You may visit us again. You've seen that's not all.
Not included: Beverages, meals
(KAYANARA offers dinner on the Wells Grey trip, dinner and breackfast on the Barkerville trip and welcome aperitif and barbecue
Too much action? Simply book a log cabin vacation and decide on the spot for one or more activities. Do your own activities. Cars can be rented very cheaply locally.
KAYANARA benefits from its exceptional location. The Guest Ranch is 220 acre in size and has space for quiet time while still offering plenty of room for all kinds of activities.
On the south side, Eagle Creek meanders through fields and bushes. On the north side, adjacent to the Eagle Creek, we have miles of wilderness with pristine lakes with lots of fish, forests, rivers and waterfalls teeming with wildlife. To the east is the beautiful, very sparsely populated Canim Lake, surrounded by the typical Canadian forest. It is 37 km long and inviting, with its many secluded bays with sandy beaches for sunbathing and swimming fun. Four miles west of KAYANARA, Roger Lake invites you to come out for secluded fishing pleasure. Roger Lake is completely untouched and can be reached by foot, on horseback or by quad bike. Actually there are a lot of stocked lakes in the area for good fishing.
Within a 15 minute drive, you will find our closest grocery store and within a half hour drive you will reach the town of 100 Mile House.
Two hour rides for beginners and advanced. Beginners learn how to handle the horse in the round pen.
Half-day ride to Roger Lake with barbecue
Rides outside KAYANARA on request
Kayak / Canoe
Kayak and canoe trips for beginners and advanced at Eagle Creek or on Canim Lake.
Enjoy the ‘KAYANARA Run’. We drive you to the starting point at the west border of KAYANARA. After one and a half hours of a quiet, almost mystical ride on Eagle Creek the roofs of KAYANARA appear and if you like you can continue on until you reach Canim Lake. After three hours of a wonderful nature experience, we will pick you up and bring you back to KAYANARA.
KAYANARA itself and the surroundings of the Guest Ranch offer numerous opportunities for walking or hiking. Watch the wildlife in their natural setting. Do not be afraid of the animals, they are more afraid of you. Although you are quite safe on the road, we will instruct you in the behaviour of local wildlife.
Eagle Creek and even more, Canim Beach invites you to swim. During our Summer month, Canim Lake reaches 20 to 22 degrees Celsius. We are happy to provide you with water toys for your children. To get to the beach, it takes you about 5 minutes by car or 15 minutes by bike.
We are happy to invite you on a ride with our large catamaran (motorized). We will take you to pristine sandy beaches or the beautiful sunsets on Canim Lake. Do you enjoy being towed on an inflated seat?
Rent a fishing boat with a 9.9 hp motor and discover Canim Lake on your own. You can rent fishing equipment and try your luck. No fish will taste better than the Rainbow Trout caught and BBQ'd on a campfire. You can also rent a Pantoon boat and fish one of the nearby pristine lakes.
Go on a discovery tour by yourself or follow us to our secret spots and observe the rich flora and fauna. Moose, bear, wolf, coyote, various kinds of deer, bald eagles, beavers and many more can be observed in the wild.
Rent our easel and canvas, including oil paints and paint the beauty of KAYANARA.
Delight your senses
Activate your senses. Stroll along the paths of KAYANARA. Listen to the sounds of nature, smell scents of various local plants and enjoy their beauty.
Explore the surrounding by mountain bike, either along the paths of KAYANARA or take a turn around Hawkins Lake and Ruth Lake or up to Greenly Lake. You can ride the mountain bike between 4 and 50 km in undisturbed nature.
The Cariboo district offers many groomed cross country ski trails through the beautiful winter landscapes.
We offer snowshoes for hiking and wildlife watching
Take a ride on a dog sled through the Canadian Winter Wonderland. We can organize a trip with a nearby outfitter.
A horseback ride in the snow is a very special treat. The conditions have to be suitable, so it can be done safely.
One hour from KAYANARA is a small ski area. It is especially suitable for children.
Two hours from KAYANARA is Sun Peaks Ski Resort. It offers a variety of slopes and runs for all levels and is known for its sunny weather. Everything from ski boots to clothing can be rented there.
Combine fishing and snowmobiling and go out to a pristine lake, which promises peace and quietfulness. You sit in front of your hole in the ice, let the winter sun warm you up and drift off in your own thoughts. You can be sure that the fish you catch is incredibly fresh and delicious.
About winter on KAYANARA:
The road to KAYANARA is kept plowed at all times during the winter. So you always have access in and out.
The Canadian winter has its own special charm. The snow and the air is very dry. In the Carriboo once it snows, it will remain until spring. The trees are transformed into ice sculptures, the air is crystal clear and the silence is amazing. We love the Canadian winter.
Ask for special offers over the Christmas period. Celebrating Christmas in a Canadian log cabin in a classic winter environment promises pure romance. We are convinced that Santa Claus lives in our forests.
Stay in one of our beautiful cabins during the holidays. Find a nice real Christmas tree in your accommodation. Enjoy the magical scenery of the Cariboo winter and the cozy cabins. Stay 4 nights get one free!