Activities

Fishing

moosehaven-resort-fishingHathaway Lake is a calm 5 km. long lake with good fishing for rainbow trout and lake trout. Rainbows average 2 1/2 lbs. Lake trout are typically 3 – 5 lbs.
Trolling, spin casting and fly fishing are all effective, but fly fishing is usually best in the early months of May and June.
Lake is stocked annually with 17,500 rainbow yearlings – blackwater strain.
Angler usage is low.
There are no motor restrictions and we have an easy access boat launch on the property.
This area is known for some of the best small lake fishing in British Columbia so there are countless other lakes to fish or explore within an hours drive of the resort. Some are walk-in lakes and great for float tubes and fly fishing.
We rent 12 foot aluminum boats with motors or you can bring your own. Dock space is available.
We sell fishing licenses.

Ice Off History: May 5, 2009, April 23, 2010, May 11, 2011, May 5, 2012, April 28, 2013, May 5, 2014, April 15, 2015.

Wildlife Viewing and Bird Watching

Bird-WatchingThe wildlife love our property as much as we do. Be prepared to see deer, moose, foxes, snowshoe hares, marmots, squirrels, beaver and otters.
Birds include woodpeckers, bald eagles, great blue herons, owls including the great horned owl, hummingbirds, loons and many varieties of ducks.
If you’re lucky, you might see a mother mallard leading her baby ducklings in a line down to the lake or baby foxes playing amongst the trees.
Wake up and see curious deer right outside your RV, maybe even with a baby fawn. Keep your camera handy!

Photography

wildflowersBeautiful natural surroundings provide many photographic opportunities. Wildflowers such as lupine, columbine, wild roses and paintbrush put on spectacular displays. Go out on the lake in the morning and capture reflections and a beautiful sunrise. You might spot a family of otters or a moose having a morning swim. Pre-1940 heritage buildings on the property provide a perfect backdrop for a western photo. Bring your cowboy hats.

Star Gazing

When was the last time you were able to gaze at the night sky without any lights to distract you? As you sit around a campfire in the evening, you will really experience the night sky. Enjoy looking for constellations, meteors and satellites.

Paddling

kayakingHave you tried kayaking yet? We have 4 single sit-on top kayaks available for rent. Their design makes them easy to get on and off and they are quite safe. You will be surprised at how easy it is. If you’re really ambitious, just go out our driveway to access Sulphurous Lake which is a beautiful clean, clear lake with an island and bays to explore. From Sulphurous Lake, there is a short portage to Deka Lake. Also great for stand-up paddle boarders.
We do have a canoe for rent for those who prefer to double in the same watercraft.
Prefer a leg workout? Have fun in our rental pedal boat. The kids and grandkids will love it, if you share it with them.

Exploring Ideas

Deception-falls

Canim Falls (40 km north of resort on good gravel road)

Spectacular steep canyon walls are composed of columnar lava rock. A short 1 km. walk will bring you to 15 metre high Mahood Falls. Continue on the trail to view the 20 metre high Canim Falls – actually two falls split by a midstream island.

Deception Falls

Continue east from Canim Falls to the Wells Gray Provincial Park to access Deception Falls. About a 30 minute walk through a beautiful aspen forest. Perfect hike in the fall when the leaves are golden. If it’s a hot day, stop at Mahood Lake Provincial Park for a picnic or a swim.

Lone Butte (approx. 30 minute drive)

Climb to the top of Lone Butte which is actually a volcanic plug about 76 metres (250 feet) high for a great view of the whole area. The wooden water tower at Lone Butte is one of the last remnants from the days of steam trains. While you’re in Lone Butte, stop for lunch at one of the cafes. There are a few cafes to choose from including an Alpaca Farm Cafe for a unique setting.

100 Mile House (40 km drive on paved road)

Follow the scenic Horse Lake Road into 100 Mile House. When in 100 Mile House, stroll down Birch Avenue. Even though it is a small town, there are some unique shops. The Farmers Market takes place on Birch Avenue every week in summer.
One of the few remaining Barnard Express stage coaches can be seen on display outside the Red Coach Inn on Highway 97 at the north end of town.
You can also visit the Parkside Art Gallery and the Stone Bear Art Gallery to view some beautiful local art.

108 Heritage Site & Chris Harris Studio Gallery (Located 10 minutes north of 100 Mile House)

Interesting heritage buildings at the 108 Heritage site include a trappers cabin, a one room school house and one of Canada’s largest log barns. Self-guided tours and entry by donation.
On the way back, stop in at Chris Harris Studio Gallery, an award winning photographer. The gallery is of straw bale construction set amidst a bird watching conservancy. Browse the gallery for fine art photographic prints and beautiful books.

Golfing

108 Ranch – 18 hole course – PGA approved, par 71 course
Marmot Ridge Golf Course – 9 hole course located in 100 Mile House

Day trip to Clearwater (approx. 1 1/2 hour scenic drive)

View the spectacular Helmcken Falls as well as a network of trails to explore in Wells Grey Park.

Other Activities

Hiking (nature trails from property), cycling, Bridge Lake Ice Caves, horseback riding, play horseshoes, badminton or volleyball.
Local events such as rodeos, fish derbies, Garlic Festival, Loon Bay Craft Market, Interlakes Farmers Market, and local entertainers.

Or just curl up with a good book. Books available from our office.

 

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Contact Us

Phone: 250-593-2300
Toll Free: 1-888-744-2271
Email: info@moosehavenresort.com

Open from May 15th to mid October
(open earlier if weather allows)