Invest in Lac Le Jeune

British Columbia, Canada



The Lac Le Jeune area is located approximately 41 kilometres south of the City of Kamloops, and approximately 50 kilometres north of another major city centre, Merritt. Lac Le Jeune is accessible via Highway 5, the Coquihalla Highway.

The area is home to a 213-hectare provincial park, operated by BC Parks, and is a popular fishing spot for "fighting" Rainbow Trout. It is a summer holiday spot with 144 campgrounds and the Lac Le Jeune resort.

Lac Le Jeune was one of the practice lakes for the 1993 world fly fishing championship. It is a very popular family lake, offering a good rainbow fishery with trout up to 3 lbs. Trolling and spinning gear are the most popular methods used in the area, however, the numerous shoals around the lake have a diverse variety of insect life, which makes it popular for fly fishermen. In late June and early July there is a good sedge hatch, making for some exciting dry fly fishing in the late evenings.

The area has many trail systems that are used by snowmobilers, cross-country skiiers, snow shoers, and dog sledding teams have often been spotted. During some of the colder winter months, the frozen lake has been used for ice skating and ice fishing.

With the diverse set of both summer and winter sporting activities offered in the region, it's not wonder that the tourism sector continues to play a vital role in the continued success of the Lac Le Jeune area.

Local Infrastructure Projects


Community Economic Development Contact

Myles Bruns
Regional Manager, Thompson-Okanagan Region
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training,
Economic Development Division
1-250-371-3931

www.gov.bc.ca/jtst


Community Contacts

Electoral Area Director

Ronaye Elliott
Director, Electoral Area J
www.tnrd.ca

Community Contact

Myles Bruns
Regional Manager, Thompson-Okanagan Region
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training,
Economic Development Division
1-250-371-3931

www.gov.bc.ca/jtst


Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Thompson Country
1-250-828-8772
www.communityfutures.net


Tourism Contact

Terri Hadwin
Marketing Manager
Gold Country Communities Society
goldcountry@telus.net
1-877-453-9467
www.exploregoldcountry.com