Rent a vacation home in Nicola Lake, British Columbia
. Nicola Lake is a glacially formed narrow, deep lake located in the South-Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada approximately ten kilometers northeast of the city of Merritt. Great fishing and boating!
Being roughly three hours from Vancouver
and in a temperate climate that sees warm weather for much of the year (despite a high-country winter), Nicola Lake has become popular among those looking for comfortable condo rentals, chalet rentals, and other recreational vacation rental accommodations.
Monck Provincial Park is located on the shores of the lake, at a site used in centuries past as a First Nations village (depressions, known as quiggly holes, from the local type of indigenous pit house, are still evident). Camping, boating, and swimming are available at the park close to your vacation rental accommodations. Nicola Lake is a popular location for fishing as well, with rainbow trout and burbot the main species sought by fishermen. Kokanee also populate the lake. The winds that blow through its narrow valley have made Nicola Lake a destination for sailors and windsurfers. The Kamloops
Sailing Association operates a facility at Quilchena
that was originally constructed for the 1993 Canada Games sailing events, and today provides a location for club members and guests to sail, as well as lessons for new sailors.
Nicola Lake is the largest and the most popular lake destination in the region surrounding the community of Merritt, BC, Canada. Highway 5A, east of Merritt, follows the southeast shores of Nicola Lake for approximately 22 kilometers revealing many access points to the lake. You are able to rent holiday lodging directly from owners of chalet rentals, cabins and cottages, and other vacation rentals and accommodations at Nicola Lake.
Nicola Lake provides some of the best lake views from your vacations rentals and accommodation. Many visit the lake, every year, for boating, water skiing, canoeing, and fishing, swimming and sailing all within easy reach or your chalet rental, cabins, cottages or other vacation rental accommodation properties.
The lake is over 6215 hectares. That is a lot of lake to enjoy from the comfort of your vacation rental accommodations. Spotted along each shoreline of the elongated lake is a series of boat launches, day use areas, rest stops and viewpoints.
The major park on Nicola Lake is Monck Provincial Park. A sandy beach with 120 campsites servicing RVs and tenters. Located nearby is a hiking trail leading to a second beach, more viewpoints and some First Nation pictographs. Some come to water ski and others come to fish for Kokanee and rainbow trout said to reach up to 8 kg (20 lbs). Nicola river drains in and out of Nicola Lake eventually connecting to the Thompson River. Nicola River is full of corners creating pools ideal for spin casting and fly fishing for steelhead, Dolly Varden and salmon. The river connecting to Nicola Lake is also a very popular paddling route for kayakers.Come to Nicola Lake and get back to nature at our vacation rentals.
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