Attractions

  • Canim Lake Provincial Park Beach

    Address:
    Canim Lake, BC, Canada .

    Canim Lake Provincial Park Beach is only a 5minute drive from Kayanara. Beautiful pebble beach with picnic tables and clear water. Great for swimming, kayaking, boating and relaxing. 

    Canim Lake is also serious angling country in the summer, offering some of the finest freshwater fly-fishing in BC. Canim Lake is the angling centre of a region famed for the size of its char, or laker, as the fish is referred to locally. Anglers look for kokanee, rainbow, lake trout up to 25 pounds, or lingcod. If you are looking to go out on the lake, Reynolds Resort is right on Canim Lake and rents fishing boats. Only 5 minutes from Kayanara.

    Canim Lake /ˈkænɪm/ is a lake in British Columbia, Canada. Its west end is 36 km (22.4 mi) northeast of 100 Mile House. "Canim" means a type of large canoe in the Chinook Jargon. Canim Lake is 26.5 km (16.5 mi) long. It is also part of the territory of the Shuswap First Nation where the ancestors are part of the Lake Division of the Shuswap nation of the Interior Nations of British Columbia. The Reilly Commission states that the 2,029 hectares region around Canim Lake are set aside for the Shuswap First Nation. In the summer of 1995, there was an archaeological evidence of an ancient civilization and evidence of carbon dated as 4,300 old.

    https://bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/canim_bch/

  • Ruth Lake Provincial Park

    Address:
    Ruth Lake Rd, Forest Grove, British Columbia V0K 1M0, Canada .

    Ruth Lake is a recreational day-use area popular with local residents for fishing and swimming. It is stocked with 20’000 Rainbow Trout every year. A grassy area overlooks a small sandy beach. The remainder of the park is undeveloped forest above the lake. This open forest of fir and pine shades large boulders or "erratics," reminders of the great ice sheets of 10,000 years ago. Ruth Lake community beach is only a 20minute drive from Kayanara and it has a nice Recreation Site (fireplaces, log shelter, boat launch and beach).

    https://bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/ruth_lk/

     

     

  • Canim & Mahood Falls

    Address:
    Canim Falls Trail, Cariboo H, BC V0E 1N0 .

    The falls are situated on the waterway separating Mahood and Canim Lakes in Wells Gray Provincial Park, a short hike off the Canim Lake South Road, northeast of 100 Mile House.  The waterfall is 20 m (66 ft) high.  Access to Mahood Falls (the waterfall) is by a short trail off the Mahood Lake Road. Trail signage on the road says only 'Canim Falls'. It is a 10-minute walk to see Mahood Falls first, then 10 minutes further to see Canim Falls. Both are on the Canim River, downstream from Canim Lake, where there is a large island; the north channel goes over Mahood Falls and the south channel (which carries a lot more water) over Canim Falls.

    60 Minute drive from Kayanara.

    https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/british-columbia/canim-falls-and-mahood-falls 

  • Greenlee Lake

    Address:
    Greenlee LakeBritish Columbia V0K 1J0 .

    Greenlee Lake is great for fishing where you can enjoy the quiet beauty of nature. A small heavily treed Forest Service campsite provides a cartop boat launch and picnic area. As the steep access road can cause problems in wet weather, check locally for road conditions. Nearby Canim Lake has a full range of facilities and services. 

    Driving Directions: When leaving Kayanara, turn right on to Canim Hendrix Rd, then turn left onto the Eagle Creek Road. Travel 1.9 km and turn left at the sign for the Eagle Creek Rural Refuse Site. Keep left as you drive through the refuse site and travel 1.5 km, then turn left onto a rough and narrow 4x4 road. Travel 1.2 km to the recreation site. 

    https://www.hookandbullet.com/fishing-greenlee-lake-canim-lake-bc/ 

  • Wells Grey Park

    Address:
    416 Eden Rd, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N1 .

    Wells Gray Park is 5000km² of pure Canadian Wilderness! It is also known as the “Waterfall Park” there are 39 waterfalls to be discovered.

    Wells Gray Provincial Park is a large wilderness park located in east-central British Columbia, Canada. The park protects most of the southern, and highest, regions of the Cariboo Mountains and covers 5,250 square kilometres. It is British Columbia's fourth largest park, after Tatshenshini, Spatsizi and Tweedsmuir.

    The main park corridor with access to the main waterfalls is accessed from Clearwater BC. The two other entrances to Wells Gray Park that access Mahood Lake and Murtle Lake. Mahood Lake is accessed through the town of 100 Mile, and Murtle Lake is accessed through the town of Blue River which is 107 km north of Clearwater.

    https://wellsgraypark.info/

  • Hendrix Creek Falls

    Address:
    Hendrix Creek Falls, British Columbia V0K 1L0 .

    Hendrix Creek Falls is only a 15minute drive from Kayanara. Found off the Canim-Hendrix Lake Road, a short, easy 600 meter trail leads to a nice 20 meter (65 ft) waterfall on Hendrix Creek. The creek drops into a gorge, and due to the cliffs around the falls and sheer drop-offs, it is hard to get really close to the falls. The falls can be quite impressive at spring runoff and after heavy rains. The last 2.8 km of the access road can be somewhat rough, but it's a good place to visit. Be prepared for mosquitoes. 

    http://ihikebc.com/trips/2019/trip170HendrixCreekFallsVisit.htm 

  • Deception Falls Trail

    Address:
    Mahood Lake Road North, British Columbia, Canada .

    The trailhead for the 30-minute hike to the popular Deception Falls is located just east of where Deception Creek flows into the northern side of Mahood Lake. Access is on Mahood Lake North Road.  It is a 1.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail.

    https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/british-columbia/deception-falls 

     

     

  • The Dandelion Kitchen

    Address:
    4524 Canim-Hendrix Lake Rd, Forest Grove, BC V0K .

    We are very fortunate to have a great little restaurant in Forest Grove only 20 Minutes from Kayanara.

    Amazing food and wonderful service, we highly recommend checking them out.

    Hours and days of operation change. Please contact them to check availability and for a reservation. 

    https://www.facebook.com/TheDandelionKitchen

    (250) 397-2820 

  • Forest Grove General Store

    Address:
    4522 Canim-Hendrix Lake Rd, Forest Grove, BC V0K .

    Small general store with grocery store, gas station, wines, beer & spirits available for purchase.

    Post Office and hardware store in a building near by as well.

    (250) 397-2412 

  • Canim Lake General Store

    Address:
    7296 S Canim Lk Rd, Canim Lake, BC V0K 1J0 .

    Freshly Baked Pies, Cookies, Pastries & More:

    Liquor Store, Canada Post Office, General Merchandise

    You will find a Liquor Agency and Canada Post Office, in addition to groceries, frozen foods, fresh produce and other general merchandise.

    https://www.facebook.com/CanimLakeGeneralStore

    (250) 397-2229