Tyee Lake is a locally renowned trophy lake both during the summer and winter. Rainbow trout average 1 lb to 18 lbs (Gerrard strain), and a soaring number of Kokanee to 2 lbs are prolific in the lake. Trolling is a common method of angling, as lake depths can reach 140 feet. Fly-fishing is excellent in the shoals, sandbars and during a hatch. Mayfly and caddis fly hatches occur all summer long, and during the spring dragonfly and damselflies cloud the shoreline. Ice-fishing on Tyee Lake is popular during winter.
Fishing is great in the Cariboo; there are literally thousands of lakes, ponds, and rivers in this region. The area around Tyee Lake is dotted with small lakes, reached either by four-wheel-drive vehicle or by hiking. Jackson Lake (20 mins by truck to Jackson’s Hole) and Elk Lake off Beaver Lake Road (30 mins by truck) are both fly-fishing-only lakes with the average trout around 3lbs, and occasionally reaching up to 9 lbs.
Wildlife abounds in the area; Mammals include bears, moose, mule deer, martins, beavers, wolves, foxes, and coyotes, and birdlife includes Sandhill cranes, osprey, Great Horned owls, woodpeckers and hummingbirds. Waterfowl species are numerous, including loons and Canada geese.
Hiking and Biking
Logging roads criss-cross the region providing access to scenic vistas, remote wildlife habitat and productive fishing holes.
Kayaks & Paddle Boats
Down at our dock we have several kayaks & paddleboats available at no charge for our paying guests to use. It’s wonderful to go for a short kayak ride at sunset, or a quiet paddle in the morning.
Playground with Horseshoes & Badminton
Do you have kids, or do you just feel like a kid? We have a playground area for you & your kids! We provide horseshoes & badminton for a bit of friendly competition.
Picnic Tables & Hammocks
Picnic tables and hammocks are available around the lodge. You can enjoy lunch outdoors & then spend the afternoon reading your favorite book in a hammock completing a most relaxing day at the Tyee Lake Lodge.
Fire Pits and Firewood
We have a communal bonfire beside the lake for all guests. Enjoy the sound of small waves lapping at the shore with the loons calling, and you may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
Winter Activities at Tyee Lake include outdoor skating and hockey – the ice is cleared and prepared by the Tyee Lake Lodge, the only resort located on Tyee Lake. Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, tobogganing, and dog-sledding are other popular winter activities. Wide open wilderness and frozen lakes invite snowmobilers to the Cariboo during winter to participate in snowmobile races, or to venture out for the pure adventure of it. Cross-country skiers can also head for the 30 kilometers of well maintained trails at the Bull Mountain Trails, 20 km north of Williams Lake, and to the Corner Lake Ski Trail, 7 km southwest of Horsefly.