Flowers in the Thompson Okanagan, Photo Allen Jones
Pinantan Lake is popular for swimming, kayaking and canoeing as well as fishing, especially for Rainbow trout. Located in Kamloops Country in BC’s Thompson Okanagan region it is close to the City of Kamloops. Golfing and other outdoor activities are also easily accessible. The region is home to abundant wildlife, and the birding enthusiast will be able to spy many different species home to this area.
When Pinantan Lake ices over from November to mid April, rainbow trout in the 1-pound range are numerous. And they offer fast action on trolling and spinning gear. A good mayfly hatch is a bonus for the fly fishers. Additionally, Harper Mountain is one of the hidden secrets of the Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia. This family-friendly ski hill offers great Okanagan powder for downhill skiers and snowboarders, as well as night skiing and cross-country trails – all at affordable prices.
Pinantan Lake is located 33 km (20 mi) northeast of Kamloops via Hwy 5 and Paul Lake Road.
The name Pinantan means ‘shoe’ or ‘moccasin’ in traditional Aboriginal language. The lake was given this name because its shape resembles a moccasin.