How to get here

Williams Lake is the gate

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There are two favourable options to get to us: By plane or by car. Either way Williams Lake is the gate.

TAKE THE PLANE

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Most of our guests prefer to take the plane to Williams Lake.
Pacific Coastal Airlines and Central Mountain Air are providing such services from and to Vancouver South Terminal (approx. 1 hour flight).

Airport Pickup Service:

We’d be pleased to pick you up at the airport in Williams Lake and take you for a ride to your holiday destination. As it is a 2-hr-drive per direction we kindly ask for a cost contribution of $ 65 CAD per person (one way).

This is also a great opportunity to meet and get to know your hosts who will introduce you to the area and the adventure ahead of you.

GRAB A Rental CAR

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Those who don’t mind a day long drive, grab a rental car at Vancouver Airport and enjoy a beautiful road trip. Please make sure you go via Williams Lake, chief city of the Cariboo Regional District in British Columbia. There are alternative routes, but due to bad road conditions, we highly recommend not to use them, even if your GPS might find that’s a good idea. You can also rent a car at Williams Lake Airport. Please let us know, if you need any assistance with that.

Option 1

Farwell Canyon

125km (last 80km on gravel road) / around 2h

This is a spectacular route through the beautiful Farwell Canyon, rarely the locals first choice due to the extra km’s on gravel and large logging trucks who travel this road. From Williams Lake head out west on Highway 20 – in Riske Creek, at the first sign to Big Creek, turn left on Farwell Canyon Road – now you are driving on gravel, please set your trip meter to zero – after a little more than 20km you cross the Chilcotin River which means you are already at the bottom of the beautiful Farwell Canyon – go ahead and at kilometer 62 you reached the T-junction with Big Creek Road coming in from the right – to your left there is a post with lots of direction signs and to the right you see an old, but still working phone booth – keep going straight ahead for another 5km, then turn left into Witte Road – be patient, don’t take the first option to the left – now follow the signs Big Creek Lodge 15 km along Witte Road – bear right at 77km and left again at 80km – after one more kilometer, you made it.

You will notice each road you take has numbered yellow km markers every km so you can see how far along you have travelled on that road.

Option 2

Lee’s Corner

145km (last 50km on gravel road) / around 2h

20km more to go, but shorter distance on gravel, better road conditions as
used for local traffic, also logging traffic isn’t that busy over here.

From Williams Lake head out west on Highway 20 as in option 1 – this time you don’t turn left at Riske Creek, but stay on Highway 20 for another 43km – now it’s time to turn left at Lee’s Corner, a historical gas station and inn which unfortunately fell victim to the flames of the 2017 forest fires (the photo above was taken before, but the big sign is still there). After you have turned, you still see a blue sign to Big Creek to your right – now you drive on gravel. Please set your trip meter to zero. After 3km you cross the Chilcotin River and then turn left at 5.5km to Big Creek– after that just stay on the main road following the signs Big Creek – after 25km (at kilometer post 30) pass by Fletcher Lake – go ahead until you get to the T-junction with Farwell Canyon Road – in front of you there is a post with many direction signs – turn right to enter the last section which is identical to option 1 – so follow Farwell Canyon Road for about 5km, then turn left into Witte Road – still be patient, don’t take the first option to the left. Stay on the main road and follow the signs Big Creek Lodge 15km along Witte Road – bear right at 47km at the sign and left again at 50km – after a one morekilometer, you made it.

You will notice each road you take has numbered yellow km markers every km so you can see how far along you have travelled on that road.

Important notice

Please call us before you head out from Williams Lake and tell us which road you want to go. Since there is no cell phone coverage all along the way to us, we will go and look for you, if you aren’t arriving as expected. Please drive carefully, watch out for wild animals and the logging trucks.