ABOUT THE LODGE
ROAM Adventures is offering deluxe camping (if you can call it camping!) at the north end of Chilko Lake and the headwaters of the Chilko River. Our spacious and deluxe safari tents are perched up on wildlife viewing platforms on the waters edge and feature king beds (or two doubles) indoor and outdoor lounging areas, private decks and all the adventure opportunities one could imagine. Down duvets, hot showers and catered-dining take "camping" to new levels of comfort. Bear-Camp is located adjacent to Ts’yl-os Provincial Park as the entrance is at the end of our driveway.
ROAM Adventures is the Chilcotin's most diverse and largest adventure outfitter and also offers river rafting expeditions on the Chilko, Chilcotin and Fraser river system. The safari tents at Bear-Camp are similar in style to the tents ROAM utilizes in its African operations but custom-designed for use in British Columbia. Upon your arrival to Bear-Camp, it won't take you long to slow down and slip into relaxation mode. The main dining and lounge tent is the focal point for meals, cocktails and most socializing but there's plenty of room in your tents to spread out and unwind.
The camp is equipped for adventure. We have kayaks, rafts, canoes, drift boats, fishing gear, jet boats, mountain bikes, stand up paddle boards, inflatable kayaks, volley ball, horse shoes, axe throwing and every board game you can imagine for the odd rainy day. For the adults we have an eclectic cellar of wines and a bar that is the envy of many. You have not lived until you try sinle malt over 10,000 year old ice!
White Saddle Lodge on Bluff Lake
“White Saddle" is a name in the Chilcotin synonymous with helicopter and charter flight services as Mike and Audrey King run the experience White Saddle Air and have more flying experience In the area than anyone. However, it is also an upscale, luxurious private guest ranch owned by Dave and Lori King. Lori is an amazing chef and baker while Dave is a local pilot who knows the area intimately and flies with his brother Mike.
The lodge is on a spectacular ranch and is warm, friendly and impeccable. Vaulted ceilings, leather club chairs, comfy couches and tasteful antiques are commonplace. The lodge has an inviting deck, dining room, wireless Internet and a big screen television (if you must). Used as winter heli-skiing base, the lodge has 8 guest rooms and a massive fireplace for end of day cocktailing.
The surrounding cabins are equally as impressive. Carefully positioned for view and privacy, they are a mixture of one and two bedroom log and timber frame structures. The cabins also feature fine craftsmanship, comfortable furnishings and adorned with antiques and collectibles. The lodge is situated on a private acreage on Bluff Lake and is a short heli-transfer to Chilko and Tatlayoko lakes.
Whichever accommodation style you choose, Ts’yl-os Provincial Park is just a step outside…
With weather that is almost always warm and sunny, you will be able to spend your days experiencing British Columbia's unspoiled Chilcotin wilderness first hand. At these latitudes spring is a glorious time for renewal and boasts the best wildflowers and the longest days of the year. Summer offers the best weather but autumn brings the driest season and the return of millions of salmon. Along with them, comes fantastic eagle, cougar, grizzly and black bear viewing opportunities.
In all these seasons we offer river trips by inflatable raft and by classic hard hulled drift boat, sea kayaking, hiking, heli-hiking, fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding – knowing you’ll return to one of British Columbia’s finest “home away from home” at the end of each day.