Invest in Paul Lake - Pinantan

British Columbia, Canada

The Paul Lake and Pinantan areas, both home to stunning lake shore settings, are located, respectively, 25 and 30 kilometres northeast of Kamloops, the largest city in the TNRD.

Pinantan Lake is a small community, which is home to a general store, a resort, an elementary school and approximately 800 residents. Pinantan is home to the Pinantan Lake Resort, where visitors are able enjoy a private beach stocked each year with rainbow trout. 

Paul Lake is a cottage community, home to a number of seasonal residents. 

The more popular activities enjoyed while visiting Paul or Pinantan Lake are boating, swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, birdwatching, camping, mountain biking and sightseeing. In fact, the area plays host to an Father's Day Fishing Derby. In winter, residents enjoy access to the Harper Ski Mountain, located at the base of Paul Lake.

Between the communities of Paul Lake and Pinantan Lake is the Paul Lake Provincial Park, set in the forest, away from the sights and sounds of the city. This park is centred around a beautiful site of Paul Lake and has a 7 kilometre hiking trail, a campground, a boat launch and 400 metres of white sandy beach.

Ranching, farming and tourism currently continue to provide significant economic support and agricultural opportunities for the area.

Local Infrastructure Projects

Community Economic Development Contact

Myles Bruns 
Regional Manager, Economic Development
Regional Economic Operations Branch
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Community Contacts

Electoral Area Director

Mel Rothenburger
Director, Electoral Area P

Community Contact

Ron Storie 
Director of Community Services 
Thompson-Nicola Regional District 

Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Thompson Country