Chanuigan Lake Lodge

Welcome to our boutique lodge, with its breathtaking scenery, romantic log cabins, world-class fishing, wild horses, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing.

World Class Fishing


The Chilcotin is a vast place, wild and unchanged for millennia. Experience landscapes that make you feel alive and at home in a place that will make your heart sing.

Chauigan Lake Lodge

A warm sunny high plateau wilderness lodge

tucked into the lee edge of North America’s largest mountain range. Major icefields just ten miles away

turn pink and orange as the sun sets.

Like No Resort

You've Experienced

Chaunigan Lake Lodge operates in the Xeni Gwet'in (Chilcotin) traditional territory, where wild horses have roamed for centuries, wildlife populations are protected from hunting and bears are sacred.  

Your vacation time is precious, choose a setting that will leave footprints of an amazing vacation in your memory. At Chaunigan Lake Lodge you can expect stunning mountain scenery, spectacular lake views, and beautifully appointed hand-crafted log buildings. So, relax, unwind, and recharge! Hear the loon’s beautiful tremolo laughing call. The Eagle’s Wings beat as it swoops down and snatches a wild trout from the water. Enjoy the silence of the wilderness, the scent of wildflowers, and pine forests. Smile as you listen to the deep, soft hoots of the great horned owl outside your cozy cabin. Rediscover the primal glory of the wild.

Chaunigan Lake Lodge

Our rustic and deluxe log cabins are designed to offer the charm and warmth of a classic wilderness cabin with the luxury of home. Cozy up to the wood fireplace, relax and admire the mountain views. Free satellite internet with limited data available at the main lodge

  • Main Lodge

    - spacious dining room, 
    - lounge with a large
    - stone fireplace, 
    - reading corners, 
    - games room
    - large deck overlooking the lake. 

  • Rustic Cabins

    - wood stove

    - two single beds slide into a king bed

    - luxurious cozy duvets 

    - shared cooking cabin 

    - shower and bathroom

    at the main lodge

  • Deluxe Cabins

    - wood stove

    - two-bedrooms

    - double, queen & single beds

    - Luxurious cozy duvets

    - Hot shower & bath

    - fully equipped kitchen with

    propane fridge & stove.

Chaunigan Lake Lodge

Chaunigan visitors hike alpine trails, fish the pristine lake, canoe, view wildlife, and savor pine-scented forests discovering the awe of nature's landscapes.


Customize your holiday by adding on a wild horse,

bear viewing, or cultural safari tour. 

  • Hiking

    Chaunigan Lake Lodge is located in the midst of impressive hiking trails into alpine meadows and untouched wilderness lakes. Our hikes vary in difficulty so that everyone can experience the beauty of the Chilcotin up close.

  • Fishing

    In the 1950s, Chaunigan Lake gained a reputation as a fishing destination for its abundant wild rainbow trout. Careful management, our remote location, contribute to the preservation of this unique world-class rainbow trout fishing experience.

  • Wildlife

    Have your camera ready. Chaunigan lake and its surrounding area is home to an abundance of wildlife, including bears, moose, deer, bobcats, lynx, swans, and eagles. The photography opportunities are unlimited.

  • Relaxation

  • Wilderness Safari Tours

    Wilderness Safari tours can be booked from the lodge or in advance. Travel by open jeep with a knowledgeable guide to discover bears, wild horses, and remote lakes on Tsilhqot'in Title lands. Ride horseback into the alpine above Chilko Lake to take in the breath-taking scenery. Your Guide, Ira Pierce was born on Tsilhqot'in lands in a cabin on the shores of Chilko Lake. Ira’s grandfather built Chaunigan Lake Lodge and Ira is a ranger for the vast Tsilhqot'in territory. Ira will share cultural knowledge of his people and familiarity with wild horse and bear habitat as well as angling opportunities. 

  • Horseback

    We can arrange adventurous horseback day trips for any level of experience from the Nemaiah valley up into the alpine shoulders of Mount Ts'ilʔos. 

  • Bird Watching

    Chaunigan Lake is home to a broad range of unique bird species. You’ll be glad you brought your binoculars whether you’re an amateur birdwatcher or an aspiring ornithologist. 

  • Boating

    Guests are welcome to use a selection of out-board 
    motorboats, canoes, and kayaks for fishing, sightseeing, or exploring Chaunigan lake. 


Our remote wilderness lodge in BC is accessible by plane or car. Take a scenic flight over the coastal mountains or embark on an adventurous road-trip through BC’s interior. Our office manager will provide you with transportation details at the time of booking. 


I have been coming to Chaunigan for over 20 years. The wilderness mountain views, wildlife, cozy log cabins, the scent of the pine and spruce forest are all part of the experience. We fly-fish and often catch and release over 50 wild rainbow trout fish each during our stay. We keep a few of the 3.5 pound plus fish to eat. The lodge's manager is a great host and makes us feel very welcome.

Our little boy had an amazing time during our one-week wilderness family holiday. Our lake front chalet had a beautiful view. The lodge manager is a fantastic host; you can follow him into the forest for a fabulous walk into the wild. Thanks, so much for making our stay so enjoyable and for making your famous ribs dinner. If you're looking for a peaceful place to recharge this is it.

Amazing lake with hands down some of the very best rainbow trout fishing in the world! Great amenities, hiking and wildlife viewing. The lodge manager is a one of a kind character with stories that will keep you all entertained for your entire stay here. I highly recommend this place. Chaunigan

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Let's Plan Your Stay

Chaunigan Lake Lodge is open

June 1st to September 30th every year

We are here to answer any questions you may have, help you plan your special event, or craft a custom itinerary for the perfect adventure. Online booking is available through our partners but we are also happy to personally assist guests with planning reservations for our wilderness lodge. To request a booking please complete the reservation form to your right or reach us by email or phone. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the wilderness at Chaunigan Lake Lodge. 


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