Spend your time outdoors angling for the catch of the day or learning how to sink that perfect chip shot. This is outdoor recreation at its finest. Breathe in the fresh air, close your eyes, and relax. Whether you’re spending the day on a dock, in a boat or out on the links, there are great places to catch fish and make the perfect golf shot along, around and beyond Route 97.
Chip, Putt and Drive
Take Hwy 97N from the Okanagan or drive the Trans Canada Hwy to Kamloops. Once you arrive it’s time to have some golfing fun! The Kamloops Golf and Country Club is somewhere you can bring the whole family for spring and summer golfing. This very family-oriented golf club has lots of offerings for seasoned and junior golfers alike. Enrol yourself and the kids in one of our camps. There’s Junior spring and summer camps as well as Pre-school Loopers (3-5 years old), Little Loopers (5-7 years old), and Trail Blazers (8-12 years old). They also have Girl’s Club and a Ladies Boot Camp. You can also book private, semi-private and group lessons. It’s a great way to get the whole family involved in golf.
Head North for the Fish!
Once you’ve played the course, it’s time to explore the fishing in the North Thompson Valley. From Kamloops, you are four hours away from what many will tell you is the best lake fishing in the world. Drive north on Hwy 5 in the Thompson Valley and you’ll be eating fresh-caught fish in no time.
Hummingbird Haven at the Rivermount
The Rivermount Motel, BnB and RV Park is right beside the North Thompson River, just off Hwy 5N on Hummingbird Road. This location is a sanctuary for several different species of hummingbirds. Year after year, from May through August, hundreds of these unique birds flock to the area! Bring your RV or stay in one of the rooms. Your stay comes with a delicious hot continental breakfast. Best of all, it’s a three-minute drive to the Fishing Hwy (Hwy 24). If your group includes some who don’t appreciate the fine art of fishing, they can hike and explore the area while you’re out experiencing a “whopper” of a fish tale.
All-inclusive Fishing Camp
Sign up for a four-day, all-inclusive fishing trip at the Meadow Lake Fishing Camp. Your stay includes: accommodation, boats, fish cleaning and smoking/freezing, a full breakfast, packed lunch and a gourmet dinner. They’ll even pick you up and drop you back off at Little Fort! The camp has been here since the early 1930s. From here you’ll have access to 14 lakes for fantastic fly fishing or spin fishing for the famous Kamloops rainbow trout. If you prefer bringing your own vehicle, from Little Fort on Hwy 5, travel north-west on BC-24, also known as the fishing highway. After 19 km (11.8 mi) turn right onto Taweel Forest Service Rd and at the 6 km (3.7 mi) mark take a slight left for another 3.7 km (2.3 mi). You have arrived!
Family-Friendly Fly Fishing
Bring the family and come stay in one of the eight lake shore cabins at Thuya Lakes Lodge. There are more than 30 small mountain wilderness lakes joined by streams filled with wild Kamloops rainbow trout. Most lakes are less than 1.6 km (1 mi) long with an average depth of 13.7 m (45 ft). It’s a great place for fly fishing and float tubing. Make sure you bring your bikes as there are well maintained hiking and mountain bike trails in the area. To get here from Little Fort, take BC-24 northwest for 19 km (11.8 mi) then turn left (south) onto Eakin 24 Connector Forest Service Road for 7 km (4.3 mi). Then turn right onto Eakin Creek Rd and a slight left on Eakin Creek South Forest Service Road. Carry on for 7.6 km (4.7 mi), then turn right to stay on Eakin Creek South Forest Service Road. A minute later you’ll be there!
Your Base Camp is Ready
Plan a complete outdoor recreation holiday with fishing, biking, ATV-ing, and hunting at the Opax Mountain Resort. Minutes away from your camp you’ll find lakes and creeks that produce some of the largest trout in BC. Do some exploring on miles of old logging roads or trails without having to hit the pavement. The Birch Lake Fish Camp is located a mere five minutes from Opax Mountain Resort. Enjoy the tranquil wilderness with the lake view cabins or campsites and car top boat launch. The clean, sandy beach is perfect for swimming on a hot summer day. Getting here is easy. Head northwest on BC-24 from Little Fort for 30 km (18.6 mi). Turn left on Birch Lake Dump Road/Opax Road, then a left on Eakin Creek Road and a quick right. You’re there!