Welcome at Crystal Waters Guest Ranch!Experience your ultimate, all inclusive Horse Ranch and Fly-fishing Vacation. Up here the air is clean and the land is wild, no traffic to fight and no appointments to keep... You‘re about to embark on a truly unique western adventure…
Amongst the rolling hills of British Columbia‘s Cariboo Chilcotin, on the shores of Crystal Lake, you‘ll find Crystal Waters Guest Ranch. Established at the turn of the century, the ranch sits in a scenic valley of lakes, meadows, wetlands and forests. lt‘s home to some of the finest horseback riding back country and fly-fishing that can be found anywhere in Canada and across North America.
You‘ll wake to the sound of loons calling across the lake, enjoy a western breakfast buffet, then set out for a day of adventure. In the evening join the other guests and wranglers in the dining room. Have a glass of wine, share stories about the days activities, hear some cowboy country tales, then sit down to a hearty ranch style buffet. Later, kick back by the campfire, throw some darts, play cards or watch a movie in the lodge.
It doesn't matter when you travel to the South Cariboo, every one of the four distinct seasons is great!Since the elevation of the region ranges between approximately 800 and 1250 meter, with a few higher areas and peaks here and there, spring doesn't really arrive before the months of April and May when flora and fauna then explode into growth and activity. The temperatures are quite mild during the day but could still drop below zero degrees celsius during the night. The ice disappears from the lakes during the second half of April, in higher elevations it can even be May before the boats can go in the water.
June, July and August are the summer months in the South Cariboo with hot and usually dry days and comfortably cool nights. The lakes reach a pleasant temperature for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and other water sports.
We provide boats, canoes, kayaks, a waterslide on a float, tubes, pool noodles and body boards to our guests - it's all included in the cabin price!
Quite spectacular is the "Indian Summer" during late September and early October, when the leaves of the trees change to colours of yellow to dark red and every shade in between. The days are dry, sunny and can still be quite warm, the nights are getting cooler until snowflakes start to fly in October.
This is probably the most beautiful time of the year to go out on the trails and get stolen away by this great, spectacular sceneries
Winter doesn't really arrive with all its force before late November or early December. The region is soon covered in a white blanket and turns into a Winter Wonderland with cold, but dry, and very sunny days, offering the perfect location for a huge variety of winter activities such as skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and more, all in the heart of British Columbia's beautiful and pristine interior.