Rent a vacation rental home at Horsefly Lake, British Columbia
located northeast of Williams Lake
in the Cariboo. In 1859, local Indians showed gold seekers the location of gold deposits in now historic Horsefly, sparking the great Cariboo Gold Rush. Located 60 kilometers east of 150 Mile House, on the south branch of the Old Gold Rush Trail, Horsefly today is a forestry centre and the gateway to fabulous hiking and fishing in the area surrounding your vacation rental accommodation.
Nestled at the base of the Cariboo Mountains, 10 kilometres east of Horsefly, is the beautiful Horsefly Lake, 50 kilometers long and 650 foot deep, with crystal-clear, clean water. Horsefly Lake is just one of the plethora of lakes and rivers in the Chilcotin-Cariboo region that invite exploration, outdoor adventure and fishing close to your vacation rentals.
Besides Kokanee and Dolly Varden, Horsefly Lake contains wild stock Rainbow Trout to 12 pounds although 15 pound and better Lake Trout are taken regularly. The smaller lakes in the area provide excellent fly fishing, or if you must have the whole lake to yourself, take a floatplane to one of the remote lakes in the Chilcotins. If you prefer river fishing, the Horsefly River has the second largest sockeye salmon run in British Columbia, and fantastic rainbow fishing - all catch and release.
This large, beautiful clear lake is situated in mountainous British Columbia terrain, heavily forested with conifers. Rocky bluffs and gravel beaches are found around the lake. Fishing, swimming and waterskiing all add up to a great family vacation at the doorstep of your vacation rental accommodation.
Set in the heart of what were once goldfields, the Horsefly Lake Provincial Park is now mainly used by anglers - a good fishing spot for rainbow trout. The park is located 13 km northeast of Horsefly, and facilities include a picnic/day-use area, and a boat launch.
Rent holiday lodgings directly from owners
of chalets, cabins, vacation rentals, and condo rentalsaccommodations at Horsefly Lake, BC
, CA. Novice kayakers can try the Lower Horsefly River to Quesnel Lake
. The more experienced are in for a real adventure, on the Quesnel River from Likely to Quesnel Forks, and the Cariboo River, putting in at Quesnel Forks. There is no limit to the opportunities for canoeing in the area.
Cross-country skiers can head for the 30 kilometers of well maintained trails at the Bull Mountain Trails, 20 km north of Williams Lake
, and to the Corner Lake Ski Trail, 7 km southwest of Horsefly. Downhill skiers and snowboarders are catered for as well, 24 kilometers east of Lac la Hache. The Mt. Timothy Ski Area operates a family ski hill featuring a snowboard park and a seven-minute scenic T-bar ride up the 1,635-metre hill. Wide open wilderness and frozen lakes invite snowmobilers to the area during winter to participate in snowmobile races, or to venture out from your accommodations for the pure adventure of it.
Experience the romance and thrill of Dog Sledding through Cariboo Country, where the heavy and reliable snowfalls provide excellent backcountry trails. Local companies will take you on a short tour, or set you up to mush your own team of enthusiastic and friendly huskies.