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FISHING & BOAT RENTALS

 HEFFLEY LAKE PROVIDES EXCELLENT FISHING FOR ANY TYPE OF ANGLER WHETHER IT BE TROLLING, FLY

FISHING, STILL FISHING OR ICE FISHING. THE LAKE IS 7.5 KM IN LENGTH AND APROX. 90' AT THE

DEEPEST POINT.  THERE A SEVERAL NICE QUIET SHALLOW SHOALS AS WELL. THE LAKE IS ANNUALLY STOCKED WITH KAMLOOPS RAINBOW TROUT (IN WHICH ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR HIGH ENERGY FIGHT WHILE HOOKED ON A LINE). THE KNOWN RECORD FOR A TROUT CAUGHT FROM HEFFLEY LAKE IS 11LBS 12OZ!

  

 HERE AT THE RESORT WE PROVIDE BOAT RENTALS FROM 12' ALUMINUM BOATS WITH 6HP MOTORS FOR THE AVID TROLLER TO ROW BOATS FOR QUIETER FLY FISHING EXPERIENCE. IF IT IS A PEACEFUL PADDLE YOU WOULD PREFER, WITH BREATHTAKING SCENERY AND WILDLIFE SPOTTING, THEN A CANOE OR KAYAK WOULD BE MORE SUITED FOR YOU. FOR THE CHILDREN, A FUN PEDDLE IN ONE OF OUR PEDDLE BOATS, AROUND THE SHORES OF THE 3 ISLANDS NEARBY, IS ALWAYS A HOOT!

 AS WELL, YOU MUST TRY THE LATEST RAGE... STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING! ANYONE CAN DO IT AND RENTALS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE RESORT!

 

 

 

HIKING, WALKING & MT. BIKING

  IF YOU ENJOY A GOOD HIKE THEN WE SUGGEST THE EMBLETON MOUNTAIN HIKING TRAIL. THE HEAD OF THE TRAIL IS A SHORT WALK FROM THE RESORT AND THE FULL HIKE IS APROX. 4 HOURS ROUNDTRIP. A SPECTACULAR VIEW OF HEFFLEY LAKE AND SURROUNDING VALLEY AT THE SUMMIT MAKES IT ALL WORTH IT. WE PROVIDE MAPS FOR RESORT GUESTS. FOR MORE OF A LEISURELY STROLL, THERE ARE THE POND TRAILS THAT ARE FAIRLY FLAT. THEY SURROUND A QUIET POND WITH LOTS OF WILDLIFE MAKING THEIR HOMES THERE. FOR THE MOUNTAIN BIKERS & ATVS THERE IS ALSO SEVERAL UNMARKED TRAILS AND DIRT ROADS THROUGH NEARBY CROWN LAND THAT CAN BE EASILY NAVIGATED.

 

 SWIMMING 

 SWIMMING IS A POPULAR ACTIVITY IN HEFFLEY LAKE. THE LAKE IS CLEAN AND REFRESHING. THERE IS A PUBLIC DAY AREA JUST A SHORT WALKING/DRIVING DISTANCE FROM THE RESORT. THIS AREA IS GOOD FOR SMALL CHILDREN AS IT IS A VERY GRADUAL SLOPE INTO THE LAKE. MOST ADULTS AND BIGGER KIDS WILL SWIM OFF OF OUR OWN DOCKS (WHICH ARE FOR RESORT GUESTS ONLY). THERE IS A ROPE SWING ACROSS THE LAKE FROM THE RESORT (THAT IS NOT OUR RESPONSIBILITY) FOR THE MORE ADVENTUROUS.

 

 

 WINTER ACTIVITES

  AS WELL AS MANY FAIR WEATHER THINGS TO DO, THERE IS ALSO AN ABUNDANCE OF WINTER ACTIVITIES. SNOWMOBILE TRAILS ARE CLOSE AT HAND AND YOU COULD GO FOR DAYS.

WE CAN ARRANGE FOR SNOWMOBILE OR ATV RENTALS IF REQUESTED IN ADVANCE.  HEFFLEY LAKE FREEZES QUITE SOLID IN THE WINTER, SO ICE SKATING, CROSS COUNTRY SKIING, SNOWSHOEING AND OF COURSE, ICE FISHING ARE AMOUNG MANY OF THE POPULAR ACTIVITIES. THE KIDS WILL ALWAYS ENJOY A QUICK TOBOGGAN DOWN THE HILL. 

 WE ARE ALSO LOCATED A 15 MINUTE DRIVE FROM ONE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA'S RENOWNED SKI RESORTS, SUN PEAKS.

 

WILDLIFE

 FROM THE MAJESTIC BALD HEADED 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 & BIRDS. ONLY TO NAME A FEW.

 OUR 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 YOUR CAMERA!

 

 

 

 WHAT ELSE?

KAMLOOPS IS LOCATED ONLY A MERE 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM THE HITCH N RAIL RESORT.  THERE YOU WILL FIND SEVERAL SHOPPING MALLS AND THE WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET. YOU ALSO MAY ENJOY THE KAMLOOPS WILDLIFE PARK (OPEN ALL YEAR AROUND) OR MAYBE THE  T'KUMLUPS POW WOW IN AUGUST. 

 SUN PEAKS RESORT IS A 15 MINUTE DRIVE UP THE PAVED ROAD FROM US.  THERE YOU WILL FIND WORLD CLASS DOWNHILL SKIING, DOG SLEDDING TOURS, NORTH AMERICAS ONLY DOWNHILL CARTING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING AND A VERY CHALLENGING 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE. AS WELL AS MANY SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS.

 WE ARE ALSO AN 1.5 HOURS FROM THE GATEWAY TO WELLS GREY PROVINCIAL PARK (HOME OF THE FAMOUS HELMCKEN FALLS). AS WELL AS 30 MINUTES FROM THE TOWNSHIP OF BARRIERE TO ENJOY THE NORTH THOMPSON FALL FAIR AND RODEO WHICH TAKES PLACE ON LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND.