RETREAT ON CHARLOTTE LAKE
to find us at Charlotte Lake
Lake is situated on the Chilcotin Plateau at the foot of the
Coast Mountains. The lake is one of the most pristine lakes
in British Columbia, approximately 16 long (10 miles) and
8 km (5 miles) wide. The water is of the cleanest drinking
water quality, as the ground is mostly rock and sand. The
water comes directly out of the mountains from the melted
snow fields and glaciers.
In Williams Lake you take Hwy 20 west and after approximately
290 km (181 miles) you’ll see our sign on the road “Atnarko
Lodge 20 km”. Here you turn to your left onto a new gravel
road and eventually will take the second right (Engadin Road)
Follow the signs all the way to the Lodge. You will be surprised
what you find at the end of the road! It is worth it! Hwy
20 is a great road to drive! Along rolling grass fields you
'll slowly come closer to the gigantic Coast Mountains that
have snow on their peaks the whole year around. As all the
Chilcotin has just a population of about 5000 people you will
see more cows and deer along the road (and maybe a bear or
some moose) than cars and people. We advise you to gas up
at the Redstone Gas Station about 180 km west of Williams
Lake. If you plan to cook for yourself, get your groceries
in Williams Lake. There is a little Store in Alexis Creek,
and one in Tatla Lake on your way out west. Also in Nimpo
Lake (about 30 Min. drive from Charlotte Lake) we have a store
where you can get the most important stuff but it is a good
idea to get what you need in the city. Our little stores are
great but have just the most essential stuff in stock.
Pacific Coastal flies
to Anahim Laketwice
in the summer. It is a great adventure to take this one hour
flight, especially if you get the chance to stop over in Bella
Coola. If you fly in to Anahim Lake, we will be happy to pick
you up at the airport. It will be just a 45 min. drive out
to Charlotte Lake.
You also can fly into Williams Lake. Pacific Coastal and CMA
fly several times a day directly from Vancouver to Williams
Lake. In Williams Lake you can rent a car or we’ll come and
pick you up (see more info below). If you fly in to Williams
Lake in the afternoon you might want to stay overnight, as
it is better to drive by daylight because of wildlife and
cattle on the road and you would miss the great scenery at
That is one of the most spectacular journeys you can make!
Take the ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola (or the other
way around). The Ferry runs in the summer 2010 from June 15
until September 13 and makes the trip 3 times a week. Either
you take the fast one (recommended) or the overnight one.
It is spectacular! With just a little bit of luck you’ll see
dolphins, whales, seals, and an unforgettable coastal landscape!
Go to http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/discovery/
to find out more and to reserve your trip.
Or we pick you up:
We can pick you up with our Suburban (big enough for up to
6 passengers) in Vancouver, or in Williams Lake. There is
lots to explore on the way to Charlotte Lake and we would
be happy to show you all the secret spots along the way.
Cost: $ 400.00 per Day (car and driver) + overnight stays,
meals and entrances to museums etc. (for your party and the