Choose Your Adventure

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. A vacation that will move your soul to dance, awaken new understandings of wisdom, make the sky more beautiful, and leave footprints of an amazing vacation on your heart.



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.


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.


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


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. 


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. 


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.


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. 



Chaunigan Lake Lodge offers many indoor and outdoor amenities and on-property activities. Steam in the wood-fired sauna, then jump into the crystal clear waters of Chaunigan Lake. Enjoy a glass of wine in the lakeside hot tub under the sunset. Play billiards in the games parlor or hang out in the main lodge lounge with friends and family, swim in the pristine lake, and dry off on the warm sunny beach. Roast marshmallows around the campfire or simply enjoy a moment of peace and tranquility under a breathtaking Chilcotin night sky filled with a million shimmering stars.