Invest in Loon Lake

British Columbia, Canada



Nestled in a quiet valley in the sub-alpine forest of the Southern Cariboo, Loon Lake offers an outdoor experience for the entire family. Regularly featured among the top ten naturally stocked fishing lakes in North America, Loon Lake is an angler’s paradise.

Loon Lake has a lengthy history as a fishing lake. The First Nation people of the region fished and hunted along its shores. Later fur traders descended upon the area forging trade routes for the Hudson’s Bay Company. The valley also has a rich ranching history where many of the region’s pioneer families settled to raise livestock, and their children. Today it is now a recreational fishing lake with many resorts to relax at and enjoy the serene wilderness surroundings. As you turn onto Loon Lake Road from Hwy 99 you will see some heritage buildings such as a barn, and a blacksmith shop. This was a stop for the BX express during the gold rush as travellers made their way up the Cariboo Wagon road to strike it rich in the North.

Loon Lake is a resort and vacation/retirement community. The services at the lake include four resorts with stores, boat rentals, gas and propane, RV parking and camping, and a volunteer fire department. A few offer wireless internet connection. There is a public boat launch at the east end of the lake.

The Marigold Fishing Resort is a long established resort on the lake and offers a well-stocked general store, fuel and a propane fill station for bottles and vehicles. The oldest still operating resort is the Evergreen Fishing Resort at the west end of the lake established in the mid 1930s, followed soon after in 1938 by the establishment of the Loon Lake Resort and the White Moose Resort. Several resorts established in the early years are no longer in business.

Naturally, tourism continues to play a significant role in the local economy, with tourists traveling great distances to experience the abundance of outdoor recreational activities throughout the 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

Sally Watson
Director, Electoral Area E
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 Sun Country
1-250-453-9165

www.cfsun.ca


Tourism Contact

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