Flowers in the Thompson Okanagan, Photo Allen Jones

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Heffley Lake

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Heffley Lake is known for its excellent fishing, especially for rainbow trout which can grow up to 12 pounds. Situated just four and a half hours from Vancouver, Heffley Lake is on the road to Sun Peaks Resort and surrounded by stunning mountains and thick forests. Not only is this an ideal destination for a fishing vacation from early spring to late summer but visitors enjoy swimming, biking, and hiking in the surrounding area.

The Sun Peaks community and resort is located just 20 km (12.5 mi) east along the Heffley Louis Creek Road at Tod Mountain. Sun Peaks is a world class ski resort, offering a plethora of winter sporting activities.

Location

Heffley Lake is located 44 km (27 mi) northeast of Kamloops. From Kamloops, travel north on Hwy 5 (Yellowhead Highway) for 23 km (14 mi). Turn off at the Sun Peaks Ski Resort exit and stay on this road (Heffley Louis Creek Road) for 21 km (13 mi).

A Step Back in Time

Heffley Creek began as a farming community back in the 1860s. The creek itself was first marked on a map in 1837 as Buraigon Creek. The first two settlers of the region were business partners, Robert Todd and Samuel Bigham. Both of whom were previous employees of the Hudson’s Bay Company. They took out adjoining 160-acre plots between Heffley Creek to the north, and the Thompson River.
The creek was eventually renamed, after Adam Heffley, a miner and packer during the gold rush of 1858. He took over the land originally owned by the partners, Robert Todd and Samuel Bigham.

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Heffley Lake & Nearby Accommodations

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Hitch'N Rail Family Resort

Hitch'N Rail Family Resort

Heffley Lake

Situated on stunning Heffley Lake at the gateway to the Northern Thompson and Sun Peaks Resort, Hitch’N Rail Family Resort is a fantastic family destination to spend your summer vacation. Have an unforgettable experience and create lasting memories with the whole family. Choose from our cozy lakes ... Read more
Pinantan Lake Resort

Pinantan Lake Resort

Kamloops

Nestled on lush grass on the shores of beautiful Pinantan Lake, our resort is ideal for families, reunions, or group retreats. Situated on a wonderful lake, we have a private beach for families to enjoy their days swimming, kayaking or canoeing in the peaceful waters. We offer well-appointed cabins, ... Read more
Kamloops RV Park & Storage

Kamloops RV Park & Storage

Kamloops

Kamloops RV Park is a friendly, family-oriented park. Located next to the BC Wildlife Park, 15 mins. to downtown Kamloops. City transit at driveway. Championship golf courses close by. ... Read more
Kamview Heights RV Park

Kamview Heights RV Park

Kamloops

Breathtaking views of Thompson Valley and river. Golf next door at 18-hole executive course. Instant highway access and within a few minutes to Kamloops. Fully-serviced sites available any time of year. ... Read more
Pinegrove Campground

Pinegrove Campground

McLure

We welcome you to well-shaded large sites under tall Douglas fir trees. Free showers and WiFi. Great playground, also horseshoes, badminton and bocce. Store and laundry. Firepits, gazebo with BBQ. Big rigs and tenters welcome. Eco-friendly with recycling. Wir sprechen auch Deutsch. ... Read more
Silver Sage Campground

Silver Sage Campground

Kamloops

Enjoy all the City of Kamloops has to offer from our centrally located RV park and campground. Free WiFi and showers. 5 min. drive from downtown, 10 min. drive to most sport facilities, attractions. Quiet, peaceful setting located on the South Thompson river. ... Read more
Roche Lake Resort

Roche Lake Resort

Kamloops

Roche Lake Resort is a fishing resort located on the Thompson Plateau at an elevation of 3723 ft., just 33 kilometers southeast of Kamloops, BC, in the Thompson Nicola Regional District. Other nearby communities are Quilchena and Merritt. When you're at the resort, if you don't want to spend all yo ... Read more
Sunnyside Heights RV Park

Sunnyside Heights RV Park

Kamloops

Your perfect spot located right in town. A minute to shopping, groceries, restaurants, casinos and RV services. Convenient city living for in town stays. Take advantage of local amenities 365-days a year. ... Read more
Y-5 Motel & Campground

Y-5 Motel & Campground

Barriere

Located in south central British Columbia, Y-5 Motel & Campground proudly provide guests affordable, clean motel rooms and campground sites. One of our top priorities is to be acquainted with our guests and make them feel welcome and comfortable during their stay. We offer 22 units that are availabl ... Read more
Monte Carlo Motel

Monte Carlo Motel

Barriere

Located halfway between Kamloops and Clearwater, and between Vancouver and Jaspar, Monte Carlo Motel is the ideal accommodation for overnight travellers or week long visitors. At an affordable price, we offer 25 guest rooms that include modern amenities to create a comfortable stay. We offer differe ... Read more
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