Stewart's Lodge and Camps
28.25 acres - 1210' lake frontage
Nimpo Lake, In the heart of British Columbia’s Chilcotin Country, Stewart’s Lodge fronts the shores of Nimpo Lake, surrounded by the Coastal Mountains.
Stewart’s Lodge is a world-class wilderness fishing lodge operation with an extensive history in British Columbia’s most famous rainbow fishing areas including Nimpo Lake and the Blackwater River of the Chilcotin country. This family owned lodge has been operating since 1953 and has catered to an international clientele seeking the ultimate in fly-fishing. Stewart's has long been recognized as the leader introut fishing operations in British Columbia.
It is being sold as a package which includes the full facility lodge, 3 bedroom log home, 2 bedroom log cabin, 8 - 14’ x 16’ log cabins, 4 staff cabins, several service buildings, aircraft hanger, docks, and fly-in outpost cabins and equipment as shown on the equipment list.
The lodge on Nimpo Lake is accessible year round by vehicle and has power and phone. There are 6 fly-in out-post camps, all of which include log cabins, docks, boats and all equipment to service each camp. The equipment list is extensive and includes: many boats, motors and fishing equipment, contact us for a complete list.
This lodge is the hub of activity for the area and Nimpo Lake is the destination point for many international clientele coming to fish the surrounding area as well as the Blackwater and Dean Rivers. NimpoLake is an adventurous destination for floatplanes. It is the jumping off point for many fishermen, hunters, hikers, canoeists, and eco-tourists seeking the wilderness experiences in Tweedsmuir Park and the Ilgachuz Range.
The area surrounding Nimpo Lake has been highly prized for many years by fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts. Land here is at a premium and in fact many operations in the area are still on crown lease. This piece of property is prime lakefront which has been developed in a tasteful manner over the years. There may be potential for sub-division or bare land strata to maximize the latent value of this operation.
This operation has been kept in the family for 50 years and it is now being offered for sale. This is an opportunity to purchase a well established, quality run business within one of the most recognized rainbow fisheries in the world. The opportunity includes the chance to own a legend and continue to build this tourism business into the 21st century. There is no other comparable to this operation, with such a promise of on-going success into the future; it is in a class by itself.
Nimpo Lake is the Floatplane Capital of British Columbia.
Nimpo Lake is the busiest fly-out centre in the interior of BC, for aerial sightseeing tours and fishing fly-in trips into the pristine and remote wilderness lakes and rivers of the Chilcotin. From here, adventurers can access isolated cabins set in magnificent scenery not matched elsewhere in British Columbia.
No road access, no people - just great fishing, abundant wildlife, ancient forests and blissful solitude awaiting the visitor.
The Chilcotin area provides a unique display of nature at its finest, unchanged from its original and unspoiled beauty. From the Monarch Ice Fields to the lush meadows surrounded by a carpet of spruce and pine trees, to the herds of caribou seen in their summer home. Wildlife is abundant here, and during your flights in the region you may have the opportunity to see moose, deer, grizzly or black bear, caribou, mountain goats and eagles.
Location: Nimpo Lake is located 75 km west of Tatla Lake, the Bell Coola Highway (Hwy 20).
- Nimpo Lake was selected as the venue for the 1993 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships - and those guys know fly fishing!
- Canoe the famous Blackwater River, through remote wilderness lakes, and virgin environment unspoiled by logging. Fish for the equally famous Blackwater strain of the Kamloops trout. Pick your drop-off point, and arrange vehicle drops and food caches.
- Outdoor enthusiasts with an historical bent can tackle one of Canada's ultimate hikes, the ancient Grease Trail of the Carrier Indians, now known as the Alexander Mackenzie Trail. Hike into history, retracing all or part of the steps of the famous explorer on the trail that extends 420 kilometres from the mouth of the West Road (Blackwater) River, north of Quesnel, through Tweedsmuir Park to Dean Channel west of Bella Coola.
- Fly out to camp in a mountain getaway, or fish the multitude of mountain streams for rainbow and cutthroat trout, the lakes and rivers for dolly varden to 14 pounds, and the deep lakes for Mackinaw and Whitefish. The Chilcotin country offers one of the few remaining areas where all the fish are native to the systems. The streams provide exciting fishing, with the wild trout guaranteeing you action found in few other areas. There are hundreds of lakes up here, most within 25 minutes by floatplane from Nimpo Lake, so consider spending a day, or a week or two, away from it all in wilderness only found in British Columbia.
Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial Park is a roadless wilderness area north of the town of Anahim Lake, where Highway 20 starts its descent to the coast. The trailhead for the park is reached by travelling about 18 km north of Anahim Lake on Lessard Lake Road, then 64 km on a so-so gravel road. The park is home to mountain caribou and grizzly bear, and contains some of the finest fishing in the province. Hiking, camping, cross-country ski touring, and winter camping are also popular in the park.
One of British Columbia's largest parks, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, is accessed from Highway 20, which bisects the southern half of the 895,000-hectare park, east of Bella Coola. The park encompasses an astounding diversity of landscapes and conditions, with the Dean River acting as a natural boundary between the north and the south sections of the park.
Campgrounds are located on the Atnarko River, near park headquarters at the bottom of the hill, and farther west at Fisheries Pool, near Stuie.
Canoeing: The chain of lakes connected by Hunlen Creek provides the opportunity for an enjoyable canoeing trip of three to five days. Leading from Turner Lake to Sunshine Lake, a distance of about 27 km one way, this route enjoys calm water, beautiful scenery, good cutthroat trout fishing, sandy beaches, and wilderness camping.
Hiking: The Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail runs through the park, but it's not the only trail of length in the park. Tweedsmuir is serious backcountry hiking and camping. West of the park headquarters is the start of the Tweedsmuir Trail, which leads north about 35 km to the Rainbow Cabin on the Alexander Mackenzie Trail, and also leads to the Rainbow Range. The Hunlen Falls/Turner Lakes Trail (58 km return) along the Atnarko River begins at the Young Creek picnic site east of park headquarters, and passes through prime grizzly bear habitat. Don't hike alone, and exercise caution at all times! Other trails in the south region include the Ptarmigan Lake Trail (24 km return), which ascends to Panorama Ridge, Lonesome Lake Trail (31 km), the Junker Lake Trail (21 km), Rainbow Range Trail (16 km return), and a couple of others.
Horseback Riding: Horses are permitted on many of the trails leading from Rainbow Range trailhead, 30 km west of Anahim Lake. The Alexander Mackenzie Trail can also be travelled by horseback. You'll also find good riding on the Puntzi Lake trails, 7 km north of Highway 20, about 60 km west of Alexis Creek.
Picnic Sites include, from east to west, Rainbow Range, just inside the park's east entrance; Young Creek, a good place to take a break while driving the hill; Big Rock, Fisheries Pool, and Burnt Bridge, near the park's western entrance.
Log lodge: Dining room with seating for 16, kitchen, den with stone fireplace, main office with registration, 2 bedroom living quarters, and a large deck running the entire length of the lodge overlooking the lake. Hydro & phone service.
Log guest house:
1024 sq. ft.
Kitchen & bath
Log guest house:
800 sq. ft.
Kitchen & bath
8 log cabins:
14’ x 16’ with bath
- 5 staff cabins
- Central shower building
- Walk-in cooler
- Storage Building 20’ x 25’
- Ice House
- Outboard shop
- Fish cleaning house
- Gas shed
- Aircraft hanger 50’ x 55’
Service building containing:
laundry, food pantry, and shop on the main;
4 bedroom apartment on the second floor and a walk-in cooler
2 16' x 18' log cabins that accommodate 4 each
2 boat sheds
Log cabin 16’ x 18’
Log cabin 18’ x 20'
Log cabin 18’ x 20'
Log cabin 18’ x 18’
Log cabin 14’ x 16’
Main lodge plus 6 Outpost
150 rod days on the Dean River
50 rod days on the Blackwater
By Road: Turn west onto Hwy 20 at Williams Lake. Nimpo Lake is located approximately 290 km (180 miles) from Williams Lake on Hwy 20.
By Air: Scheduled flights from Vancouver to Williams Lake, Anahim
Lake, Bella Coola and Bella Bella
By Sea: BC Ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola, then east on Highway 20