Activities

Idabel Lake resort is a serene and wonderful place that allows you to not only relax but enjoy the many wonderful activities around this area.

Year round activities include:

  • Fishing – the lake is stocked with brook trout
  • Ice-fishing – cold fish taste great!
  • Swimming – the lake is 2 miles long
  • Hiking and biking - miles of trails
  • ATV and Snowmobiling – miles of trails, plus forest service roads
  • Cross-country skiing - the Nordic Ski Club maintains groomed trails nearby
  • Boating and canoeing - resort guests enjoy access to rowboats & canoes at no charge.




Nearby attractions:

 
Games Room / Onsite Activities

Our onsite games room offers you a great way to relax and have some fun only a few steps from your accommodations including:

  • Pool Table
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Air Hockey Table
  • Foos Ball Table
  • TV, DVD, VCR
  • Children's Books &Movies
  • and much more...


 

Come and enjoy your time with family and friends.
We have a full courtyard setup with:

  • Soccer and Volley balls
  • Badminton/volleyball net
  • Public fire pit
  • Log swing
  • Frisbee experts available
  • Kids playground
  • Private roadway for kids to ride scooters and skateboards and whatever else there hearts desire
Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing

The Idabel & McCulloch lakes area is a perfect place for families who love to snowmobile. There's plowed road to the parking lots and picnic area. A small groomer kept at Idabel Lake takes care of a network of trails around eight lakes.

For Cross-Country skiing there are many trails to explore between Idabel and McCulloch, and all of them are great for kids.
From Idabel Lake there are many other areas to explore -— McCulloch, Brown, Canyon, Haynes and Greyback Lakes, as well as atop the 7200-foot Little White Mountain.
There are numerous logged areas, unplowed logging roads and of course the Kettle Valley Railway from Myra Canyon to Beaverdell (over 55km).

30 mins to Big White ski hill. Big White Ski Resort opens at the end of November and remains open until mid-April giving us the longest season in the Okanagan. Make sure you get in taking advantage of the beautiful, crisp Champagne Powder in the beautiful Okanagan.

"It's the snow" is the motto and we live up to the name with an average 750cm (24.5ft) of Okanagan Champagne Powder falling annually.

Swimming, Fishing and Boating

Idabel Lake is a swimming lake that is stocked with fish for those fishing enthusiasts. All row boats and canoes and life jackets are complimentary.

Idabel Lake is a swimming lake that is 2 miles long. Adjacent to the lodge is a small sandy beach area sloping down to the lake & 60 ft. floating dock. The Jolly Roger Pirate ship is attached to the end of the dock & to the beach, by rope, offering endless hours of water play to children.

Click on the picture below to see a full topography of the fishing lake to see if you can find where the fish are hiding.




Hiking/Biking the Kettle Valley Railway Trail

The Kettle Valley Rail Trail is a multi-use recreational rail trail located in the Okanagan-Boundary region of southern British Columbia.

The trail uses a rail corridor that was originally built for the now-abandoned Kettle Valley Railway. The trail was developed during the 1990s after the Canadian Pacific Railway abandoned train service.

Numerous tours of the are available through tour operators.

Click on the images below to view maps and pictures of trestles of the area.




ATV, Motorcycles and Off-Road Vehicles

For ATV rides, there are many trails to explore between Idabel and McCulloch, and all of them are great for new riders.
From Idabel Lake there are many other areas to explore -— McCulloch, Brown, Canyon, Haynes and Greyback Lakes, as well as atop the 7200-foot Little White Mountain.
There are numerous logged areas, unplowed logging roads and the nearby Hydraulic Lake campsite.

Note: 3rd Party Off Road Liability Insurance is required to drive on Forest Service Roads.
Please contact ATVBC for information regarding Personal 3rd Party Liability Insurance.

Don't forget, Thunder Mountain Raceway is closeby. Please check out their schedule.