in West Central British Columbia, these two communities
of Anahim Lake and Nimpo Lake are the gateway to Tweedsmuir
Park. The Chilcotin Plateau is surrounded by
ranges, including the Coastal Mountain Range to the
west and south. This area offers world-class freshwater
fishing for native Rainbow Trout as well as
river fishing for Salmon and Steelhead. The Blackwater
and Dean Rivers are world famous for fly-fishing, while
Anahim Lake, Charlotte Lake,
and Nimpo Lake offer some of the best
lake fishing British Columbia has to offer. Many of
the local resorts and lodges offer fabulous fishing
on remote lakes accessible only by floatplane.
So little of the habitat has been disturbed by man in
this vast wilderness that
wildlife is abundant and provides plenty of opportunity
for wildlife photography.
This land is a geological wonder, with snowcapped peaks,
huge glaciers, alpine valleys full of wild flowers,
plunging waterfalls and remote lakes full of fish for
those anglers that want a special treat.
Let this be your wilderness adventure vacation
destination with fishing, hiking, horseback
riding, canoeing, and photography in summer, and cross-country
skiing and snowmobiling in winter.
Nimpo Lake is considered the 'Floatplane Capital' of
BC so there's lots of opportunity to go flightseeing.
Since so much of this vast wilderness is
inaccessible to man, the best way to see
it is from a float plane! Tweedsmuir Park
forms the western and northern boundary of the West
Chilcotin. Here you will find a wide variation
from majestic mountain peaks and high alpine valleys,
sweeping mountains formed of age old mineral
deposits in glorious reds, oranges, and yellows that
gave the Rainbow Mountains their name, to a rainforest
type environment near sea level supporting a whole new
range of flora and fauna. The park supports an extensive
trail system, offers Salmon fishing on
the Atnarko and Bella Coola River
system, and canoeing on the Turner Lake Chain. It
also has one of the largest grizzly bear populations
in British Columbia, so take your camera!
Let us help you plan your British
Columbia vacation. If fishing is your choice for a vacation,
lake fishing. flyfishing for rainbow trout, or river
fishing for salmon, this is the place to be!
But that's not all the Anahim Lake and Nimpo Lake Region
have to offer. We've numerous exciting activities and
events, adventure or relaxing vacation. Your choice!
out the photo gallery and the daily blog to see what
the West Chilcotin is really like! And now, you have
a choice of perusing this website in English or German!
(English to German translation)
Translations courtesy of Heidy Lenz of Atnarko Retreat
B&B Charlotte Lake
and Angie Lavoie of Tatlayoko Lake.
& Plane images courtesy of Lise St. Gelais