Chilko Lake Things to Do

  • 10,000 foot Mount Tatlow
    10,000 foot Mount Tatlow
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  • Bald eagle (male)
    Bald eagle (male)
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  • Mt. Tatlow and Vedan Lake
    Mt. Tatlow and Vedan Lake
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    Mount Tatlow, the Legend

    by Darby2 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Mount Tatlow, 10,000 feet high, dominates the Nemiah Valley and surrounding area.

    Read about the story behind this mountain

    The photo shows Mt. Tatlow reflected in the calm waters of Vedan Lake...several ripples of rising trout can be seen in the photo.

    Mt. Tatlow and Vedan Lake Bald eagle (male) 10,000 foot Mount Tatlow
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    Horseback trips

    by Darby2 Written Dec 12, 2004

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    The only way to get off the beaten path in this area is to take a trip by horseback to the wonderful alpine meadows in the mountains. A typical trip lasts for a week. Most of the lodges in the area offer such excursions.

    Horseback through the Chilcotin
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Horse Riding

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    Chilko River Salmon Run

    by Darby2 Written Dec 12, 2004

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    More than 500,000 Sockeye salmon return to the Chilko every fall to spawn in the lake and river. The bright red spawners are as thick as cordwood on the river shallows. Each fish deposits more than 5000-10,000 eggs then dies in this annual ritual.

    Spawning sockeye
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    Flyfishing the Chilko River

    by Darby2 Written Dec 12, 2004

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    Blessed with an abundance of salmon and trout, this is one of the prime flyfishing rivers in the province. The Rainbow trout gorge themselves on insects and when the samon fry and eggs hatch, they gorge themself silly on those too.

    Catch and release fishing is the norm here, with barbless hooks.

    There are several ways to fish the river including float tubes, wading, drifting. Watch for eagles competing for your catch!

    Flyfishing the Chilko River
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    Fishing the Chilcotin

    by Darby2 Updated Oct 31, 2004

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    This is the picture that brings back memories for me. This gent and his wife from the Redstone band enjoying a day's fishing at the outlet of Chilko Lake. If you look closely, the man is using a nice fiberglass fishing rod with a spinning reel...his wife, on the other hand, is using a tree branch with a short piece of fishing line tied on the end....remarkably, she was catching just as many fish as he was!

    One of the larger sockeye salmon runs migrates to the lake in the fall to spawn, more than 500,000 fish. The lake also has a population of Dolly Varden char and some huge white sturgeon as well.

    Natives fishing
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    By horse pack train above Chilko Lake

    by Darby2 Written Dec 12, 2004

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    The sure-footed horses in this area will take you high above the pristine waters of Chilko Lake for an unforgettable view.

    There are also hundreds of wild horses in the Chilcotin as well.

    High above Chilko Lake
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    Flyfisherman's dream

    by Darby2 Written Dec 12, 2004

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    This shows the bright, beautiful rainbows from the fast flowing Chilko River. Better have lots of backing on your reel!!

    Happy fisher(woman)
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