All-Inclusive Luxury Dude Ranch—'Siwash Lake Wilderness resort'—BC

Siwash is a small, eco-friendly retreat in BC's remote interior. Known for almost two decades as a top luxury wilderness resort and authentic family guest ranch, Siwash is among Canada's finest. This National Geographic honoured property is legendary for five-star, all-inclusive wilderness lodge adventures and horseback riding. Siwash Lake is ideally located halfway between the magnificent Rocky Mountains and Vancouver, British Columbia.

In 2017, our beloved Siwash was hit by a most aggressive wildfire. An epic fight ensued. With the help of a brave and loyal team, we saved the core of the operation. Although our landscape is battle scarred, and some of our signature structures succumbed to the flames, the heart and soul of Siwash prevails.

Our sacred places on the range survived—river swimming spots, waterfalls, and rolling meadows for canters on horseback—now they are glorious havens of green amid a striking, black forest. The Ranch itself has become a powerful oasis where resident wildlife seek sanction. In the spirit of renewal following a forest fire, we forge forward to share our story with guests from around the world, while taking our offerings of adventure to a newfound high.


Right after the Wildfire: November 2017 - Siwash is a verdant oasis within the burn
We still specialize in high energy, multi-generation getaways, 'off-the-grid' family holidays, and small, exclusive, executive retreats for a gathering of C-suite colleagues—meticulously orchestrated within a natural, peaceful paradise.

By Nature, this boutique resort is small, personal and sophisticated; beckoning to discerning, active travelers who seek authenticity, a commitment to sustainability, and impactful, life-enriching experiences.

Amid the world's high-end resorts and ranches, Siwash has been described as the wild card, resplendent as a rare, rough-cut gem. We offer charming and lovingly-tended facilities; 10,000 acres of raw wilderness; and an honest, home-spun collection of adventures that are educational in Nature and crafted with exquisite attention to detail.

It's all delivered very personally, from the heart, by a world-class staff striving for service excellence. Experience true SiwashSynergy™—a refreshingly unique vacation destination for those who travel beyond the ordinary.


Black Snag forest lit by rainbow at Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort


Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort:
a powerful oasis in the wild



Surrounded by wide open skies, rolling grasslands bejeweled with lakes and blackened forests lit by rainbows...

In this mystical setting, come riding on a beautiful horse to explore British Columbia's rugged cowboy country  with a private guide.  SiwashSynergy with horses, our dedicated riding program, is regarded as one of the country's best—a showcase adventure activity for Destination Canada's 'Signature Experiences Collection'.

Seldom matched at other luxury dude ranches around the globe, horseback riding vacations at this resort are highly personalized.  Siwash holidays feature riding to your heart’s desire—for first-time beginners through to expert riders—with an emphasis on learning, supportive and informative mentoring at all times, hands-on horsemanship, and a fun-filled focus on the magical bond between horses and humans.


                                     
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Beyond Horses,  Siwash offers a World-Class Selection of Privately Guided Wilderness Adventures


Beyond our two-day Equine Experience, we offer guided fly fishing, marksmanship, 3D cross-terrain archery, and wilderness survival. Take a guided hike to nearby waterfalls for water play in the wilds and to learn about fire ecology. Top off your stay with a world-class helicopter safari to the mighty Fraser River for gold panning and First Nations lore. 

Those guests who seek gentle wilderness pursuits on their own can practice outdoor yoga, or indulge in a relaxation massage. The waters of shimmering Siwash Lake beckon for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. And while at Siwash, discover a new passion for sky watching or birding.

In 2019, at our private dark sky reserve, we'll be debuting our new Siwash Star Camp™  for an exclusive, overnight camp-out during your stay.

 


Alpine ridge walk during the the Helicopter Safari Adventure at Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort   Kayaking in the wilds on shimmering Siwash Lake   Try some of the best fly fishing for rainbow trout at Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort


Following a day of wilderness adventures, you'll appreciate fresh, healthy food and complete comfort at this unique resort. Five-star dining highlights food grown on the ranch and foraged from the wilds nearby. Savour organic fare that rivals sophisticated city dining, and then sleep amidst the softest linens while experiencing authentic, pioneer-style living.


Fine dining amid Nature at Siwash Lake   Dine alfresco in the great outdoors at Siwash Lake   The 'Frontier' master bedroom -  2-room suite in the main Ranch House offers luxury lodging in the wilderness at Siwash Lake   Master king bedroom of the 'Siwash" 2-room luxury suite in the main Ranch House at Siwash Lake


Siwash is our cherished wilderness hideaway. Akin to country estates of the Old West, it's your 'home away from home'. Within honey-hued log walls beneath the stars, we invite you to experience a soul-pleasing blend of the rustic and the refined. Come, play in the wilds with us!