Nestled in a quiet valley in the sub-alpine forest of the Southern Cariboo, Loon Lake offers an outdoor experience for the entire family. Regularly featured among the top ten naturally stocked fishing lakes in North America, Loon Lake is an angler’s paradise.
Loon Lake has a lengthy history as a fishing lake. The Indigenous people of the region fished and hunted along its shores. Later fur traders descended upon the area forging trade routes for the Hudson’s Bay Company. The valley also has a rich ranching history where many of the region’s pioneer families settled to raise livestock, and their children. Today it is now a recreational fishing lake with many resorts to relax at and enjoy the serene wilderness surroundings. As you turn onto Loon Lake Road from Hwy 99 you will see some heritage buildings such as a barn, and a blacksmith shop. This was a stop for the BX express during the gold rush as travellers made their way up the Cariboo Wagon road to strike it rich in the North.
Things to Do
Once you’ve caught your supper, rent a boat from one of the resorts and cruise the lake in luxury. Watch the loons carry their babies on their backs and listen to their song at dusk. Bald eagles are abundant in this area, and have even been known to grab an unwary fisherman’s catch. Horseback riding adventures can also be arranged through many of the area’s resorts.
Many of Loon Lake’s accommodations are open year round so that visitors can enjoy excellent ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
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