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Activities abound on and around Heffley Lake

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Fair weather activities

Winter activities

  • Ice fishing

  • Ice skating

  • Snowshoeing

  • Tobogganing

  • Snowmobiling

  • Cross country skiing

  • Downhill skiing

  • Dog sledding


There's so much to do at Heffley Lake and in the surrounding area. Just ask our friendly and knowledgeable staff for more info!


Heffley Lake provides excellent fishing for any type of angler whether it be trolling, fly fishing, still fishing or ice fishing.

The lake is 7.5km long and approx. 90' at its deepest point. There are several nice quiet shallow shoals as well. The lake is annually stocked with rainbow trout (known for their high energy fight when hooked on a line). The known record for a trout caught in Heffley Lake is 11lbs-12 oz! 

Hiking, Walking & Mountain biking

If you enjoy a good hike, then we suggest the Embleton Mountain hiking trail. The trailhead is a short walk from the resort, and the full hike is approx. 4 hrs roundtrip. A spectacular view of Heffley Lake and surrounding valley at the summit makes it all worth it. For a more leisurely stroll there are trails around a quiet pond with plenty of wildlife.

For the mountain bikers and ATV's, there are several unmarked trails and dirt roads through nearby crown land that can be easily navigated. 

Winter Activities

As well as many fair weather things to do, there is also an abundance of winter activities.

Snowmobile trails are close at hand and could go on for days. 

Heffley Lake freezes solidly in the winter, so ice skating, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and of course ice fishing are among many of the popular activities.

The kids will always enjoy a quick toboggan down the hill.

We are also located 15 minutes from one of British Columbia's renowned ski resorts, Sun Peaks. 

There you will find world class downhill skiing, dog sledding tours, mountain biking, horseback riding, and a very challenging 18 hole golf course, as well as many shops and restaurants. 

Wildlife viewing

From the majestic bald and golden eagles to the curious black bear, Heffley lake and the surrounding area is a place you will definitely spot some of BC's fantastic wildlife.

Our local creatures also include the elusive moose, mule and white tailed deer, cougars, the evasive flying night squirrel, grouse, loons and several breeds of ducks and birds to name a few. The lake is also home to a colony of great blue herons, who you will clearly hear during breeding and nesting seasons. 

Be sure to bring your binoculars and camera! 


Surrounding Area

Kamloops is located a mere 35 minute drive from the resort. There you will find shopping malls, the weekly farmers' market, or enjoy the Kamloops Wildlife Park or maybe the T'Kumlups Pow Pow in August. 

We are also 1.5 hours from the gateway to Well Grey Provincial Park (home of the famous Helmcken Falls), as well as 30 minutes from the Township of Barriere where you can enjoy the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo, which takes place on Labour Day long weekend. 

5.5 lb trout caught on Heffley lake
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