Cariboo. Photo Blake Jorgenson

Lac La Hache

Lac La Hache is a beautiful lake well known for its kokanee fishing as well as its trophy size lake trout. During the summer months, the Lac La Hache area, including Lac La Hache Provincial Park, attracts many anglers, boaters, swimmers, and water skiers. In the winter there is skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Timothy Ski Area.

History plays an important part in this area and the Felker Homestead Heritage Site that provided services for those on their way to the goldfields is being restored. There is also the Lac La Hache Museum housed in a 1930s era log home with interesting exhibits and artifacts.

Location

Lac La Hache, located in the Cariboo region of British Columbia is situated about 20 km (12 mi) north of 100 Mile House on Hwy 97, 141 km (88 mi) north of Cache Creek, 56 km (35 mi) south of 150 Mile House, and 71 km (44 mi) south of Williams Lake.

A Step Back in Time

When a French Canadian fur trader dropped his axe into a remote Cariboo Lake while ice fishing, he most likely never would have suspected that he was making history. The name Lac La Hache translated into English means” Lake of the Axe” and has remained the name to represent this beautiful lakeshore destination.

This area is rich in tales of fur traders, gold seekers and cattle ranchers. By the 1860s, gold fever was running high, as miners searched for the jackpot first near Likely, and later at Barkerville. With teams of horses, mules and oxen, the fortune-seekers plodded north along the Cariboo Wagon Road skirting the eastern shores of the lake.

Both the Shuswap and Chilcotin First Nations inhabited the area. Long before the lure of wealth brought the fur traders west, the Shuswap Indians established pit houses near the present day village of Lac La Hache. The Chilcotins named the lake Kumatakwa, meaning Chief or Queen of the waters.

The small, friendly community of Lac La Hache describes itself as the “Longest Town in the Cariboo”. Highway 97 skirts the entire 18-kilometre shoreline of this beautiful lake in its rolling Fraser Plateau setting.

Contact Information

www.southcaribootourism.ca

Lac La Hache & Nearby Accommodations

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Kokanee Bay Motel & RV Park

Kokanee Bay Motel & RV Park

Lac La Hache

Kokanee Bay Motel & RV Park is relaxation at its finest. Bring the entire family to enjoy beautiful Cariboo while staying at Kokanee Bay. Situated along the shores of Lac La Hache, guests will have their days filled with fishing, swimming, hiking or soaking up the sun. Our accommodation ranges from ... Read more
100 Mile Motel & RV Park

100 Mile Motel & RV Park

100 Mile House

Nestled in the small community of 100 Mile House, 100 Mile Motel & RV Park is a quiet and relaxing getaway for all guests to enjoy. Surrounded by nature, the quaint town offers rural landscape, picturesque lakes, outdoor activities and cowboy culture. Our motel and RV park offers guests a choice of ... Read more
Cariboo Bonanza Resort

Cariboo Bonanza Resort

Lone Butte

Situated on beautiful Horse Lake in the centre of the Cariboo region, Cariboo Bonanza Resort is the ideal vacation destination for guests wanting a tranquil getaway. Unwind in the pristine wilderness and catch sight of majestic wildlife. Offering a range of accommodation, guests can choose from rust ... Read more
Canim Lake Resort

Canim Lake Resort

Canim Lake

Nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the Coast Mounains, Canim Lake Resort rests on the shores of a 24 mile long lake with mountains and rolling hills circling around. The whole family will love the endless activities offered at our resort. Choose from the several trails for a fun day of hiking, ... Read more
Rainbow Resort

Rainbow Resort

Canim Lake

Our small, quiet campground has large naturalized sites and offers a variety of hook-ups. All sites have 15 amp power and water hook ups. Some have sewer hook-ups. Central showers, laundry facilities and sani dump are also available. ... Read more
Reynolds Resort

Reynolds Resort

Canim Lake

Surrounded by majestic mountains and lush forests, Reynolds Resort is the perfect family vacation destination to create fun memories and traditions. For the fishing enthusiasts, enjoy fantastic fishing for BC rainbow trout and kokanee. Other outdoor activities offered are hiking, swimming, boating, ... Read more
South Point Resort

South Point Resort

Canim Lake

Bring your family to an oasis of relaxation and fun! Escape the urban life to a tranquil retreat and connect with nature. Resting on 7.5 landscaped acres with 650 feet of beachfront, our resort is an ideal vacation destination for families to create unforgettable memories. We offer an array of accom ... Read more
Hathaway Lake Resort

Hathaway Lake Resort

Lone Butte

This is a peaceful area which lends itself to quiet relaxation and year round activities such as fishing, hunting, tenting, swimming, ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding and nature walks. Seven cabins and campsites are located overlooking the lake and there are also RV ... Read more
Loon Bay Resort

Loon Bay Resort

Sheridan Lake

Situated on the peaceful bay right on Sheridan Lake with 2000ft of waterfront, Loon Bay Resort is an ideal destination for guests to enjoy a relaxing vacation with family and friends. We welcome pets, so bring your furry members with you. The kids will be entertained with our playground and our rent ... Read more
Paradise Bay Resort

Paradise Bay Resort

Sheridan Lake

Small, peaceful resort on secluded southwest bay of Sheridan Lake. We offer housekeeping cabins, lakefront & tree lined campsites with washrooms, showers, motorboats, paddleboats, canoes for rent, gas/propane, store, playground & a beach where you can swim/float with a slide. We also have signed and ... Read more
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