Grizzly Bay Floating Lodge
The floating lodge sits on quiet Grizzly Bay, on the north arm of Quesnel Lake, the deepest fjord lake on earth. Under a glacier, and surrounded by the peaks of the Cariboo Mountains, the views are magnificent. The canvas safari tents are private suites with ensuite bathrooms, full frame and mattress beds with cozy duvets, solar lighting, and amenities like comfy velour robes. The lodge and the tents are based on the water and are permanently anchored, however some minor motion is possible. Meals are prepared and served at the Glamping Lodge.
Essential equipment for all seasons: good waterproof rain gear (jacket and pants) and hat or hood on jacket, sturdy hiking footwear (preferably waterproof; canvas/running shoes are not recommended), sandals or casual shoes for leisure wear on the glamping camp deck or at the lodge, and warm clothing that can be layered. Darker coloured clothing is strongly recommended (no white or light colours. Darker colours blend in the forest whereas white/light tan/light pastels stand out as unnatural in the forest.) The weather changes quickly and excursions take place rain or shine. Snow showers and cold winds off the mountains can occur in early September, especially in the Mitchell River area. Guests must be prepared with essential equipment as they will leave the lodge for the entire day during excursions (only returning to the lodge in the evening). Bring a camera (with telephoto lens if you have it), binoculars, day pack sack, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses and personal toiletries
HOW TO GET THERE:
- AIR. Pacific Coastal Airlines offers daily service between Vancouver Airport (South Terminal) and Williams Lake Airport. For schedules please see Jonview Independent Traveller - FIT Services tariff. Passengers are required to request departure time at the time of booking. Late morning arrival is preferred, as passengers must check-in at Pyna-Tee-Ah Lodge by noon.
For the departure flight, 13:30 flight or later is recommended (the 09:30 flight is not possible, as passengers will leave the glamping camp at 10:00).
- Vancouver (South Terminal) to Williams Lake — $266
- Williams Lake to Vancouver (South Terminal) — $260
- Transfers between Williams Lake airport and Pyna-tee-ah Lodge can be pre-booked. Airport pickups are available between 10:00 and 16:00. Drop-offs can be made for flights departing at 13:30 and later.
Williams Lake to the Lodge (return) — $288 per vehicle up to 4 passengers
- CAR. The lodge is located about a 1.5-hour drive (100 km) away. Drive about 10 km south of Williams Lake along Highway 97, then turn east in 150 Mile House onto Horsefly – Likely Road (a secondary paved highway). At the top of the hill, the road curves off into a "Y", and you should stay to the left on the paved road leading to Likely, about 80 km. Cross the Quesnel River as you come into Likely and turn left at the end of the bridge where you will follow the road for about 1⁄2 km down river to the lodge.
From Prince George, the lodge is located about 3 hours (270 km); from Quesnel, about 2.5 hours (150 km) southeast, along Highway 97. Drive to Williams Lake, then follow the directions above.
From Clearwater, the lodge is located about 3.5 hours (290 km) northwest. Drive south along Highway 5, and then take Highway 24 and Highway 97 northwest to 150 Mile House. From 150 Mile House refer to the directions noted above.