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Unique Fishing Resort Set Amongst the Pristine Wilds of British Columbia - Tranquille Lake
Unique Fishing Resort Set Amongst the Pristine Wilds of British Columbia - Tranquille Lake
Marvelous fishing resort on the rainbow trout abundant Tranquille Lake. This stunning property features a trophy 3,100 ft2 lodge, 10 guest cabins, workshop, bathroom facilities, generator shed, dock system & more. Driving distance is approx. 55 km from Kamloops.
  • Size: 4.5 acres
  • Area: OKANAGAN
  • Price: NEW PRICE $790,000
  • Listing Agent: Chase Westersund - chase@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 778-927-6634
Description :

Affordable business opportunity to run your dream fishing resort/retreat. This property is situated on Tranquille Lake in the stunning wilderness surrounding Kamloops, BC. Rarely does an opportunity such as this, in a location this beautiful, arise. The property consists of 4.5 acres of relatively flat land with the structural improvements thoughtfully laid out to maximize guest enjoyment. The property provides over 1,000 feet of lakefront living.

Tranquille Lake is a famous rainbow trout fishery with exceptionally high fish numbers. The only access to this lake is through this property and hence the lake is extremely quiet and private. The lake is surrounded on all sides by tall stands of ancient forest and gently sloping hills/mountains. It is a truly breath taking spot to enjoy a weekend of angling.

On the property there is an immense 3,100 ft2 main lodge. The lodge contains a storefront/check in area where guests may be assigned to their respective cabins, and purchase basic supplies/fishing gear. There is a spacious living room and kitchen, six bedrooms, four bathrooms, which may be utilized by guests, and a full sized basement presently used as a workshop. The lodge is very functional and commands a prominent view out over the lake and surrounding property. Recent updates in the lodge include flooring, electrical and paint. The lodge was constructed in 1991. The lodge maintains its privacy for the owner/resident, while it is in operation, by providing a secondary private entrance at the back of the facility for the owner to come and go.

The guests have the privilege of residing in one of ten quaint guest cabins. Each cabin is situated along the lake shore and features a covered balcony with views out onto the lake. Each cabin has two bedrooms, a wood fuelled cooking stove, sink and living room area. They are very functional and perfectly comfortable for longs stays.

There is an additional bonus caretaker residence with drive through parking available for a trailer or RV. This living space attaches to the parked trailer/RV, thus expanding its living space.

There is a detached workshop offering additional storage/work space for maintenance projects. There is a generator shed, which houses the two diesel generators utilized to run power to all the buildings. As a bonus electricity option, there are solar panels next to the main lodge, which assist with power generation.

The potential for year-round revenue generation is strong for the vivacious entrepreneur. Potential business clients include:

  • Corporate retreats
  • Kids camps
  • Summer anglers
  • Ice fisherman
  • Hunters
  • Family reunions
  • Campers/weekend warriors
  • Off-road enthusiasts
  • Snowmobilers (snowmobile club is a short distance from resort)
  • And much more!

Whether you run the resort as a full commercial enterprise, as a hobby business, or simply utilize the property as your new residence, your opportunities for growth and enjoyment are endless. The Wendego Lodge is a member of the BC Fishing Resorts and Outfitters Association (BCFROA). This group helps with marketing and business exposure.

As an added bonus, the owner will include 10 aluminum fishing boats, a grader (1996 Champion 930 - engine has been rebuilt with 4,000 hours and blade), F-350 plow truck (1992), Skidoo (2009 - Summit) with the sale of the property.

Location : This property is located on Tranquille Lake approximately 55 km from Kamloops via vehicle.
Access : From Kamloops, proceed west along Tranquille Road for approximately 5.5 km until the intersection with Tranquille-Criss Creek Road. Turn right on this roadway and ascend into the backcountry. The road will convert into a gravel road. At kilometre marker number 33 turn right. Follow this road for another 16 km past Truda Lake. At 16 km you will have arrived at the property.
Improvements :
  • 3,100 ft2 primary lodge
  • 10 guest cabins
  • Additional caretakers residence
  • Workshop
  • Generator Shed
  • Dock
  • Internal road network
Services :
  • Water - lake intake to reservoir where it is gravity fed to property
  • Electricity - generator and solar panels
  • Sewer - septic system
  • Heat - wood furnace
Recreation :

The region surrounding the property is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities. There is no shortage of activities for your guests to enjoy.

As mentioned, Tranquille Lake is renowned for its high population of rainbow trout. The fishing is excellent whether you are using a spin cast, trolling leeches, chronomid fishing, or fishing through the ice. From the most senior sportsmen to the beginner, these feisty trout will keep you entertained all day long.

The property sits in Management Unit 3-19 offering unrivaled hunting opportunities for mule deer, moose, bear and multiple game bird species. There are thousands of acres of public lands in close proximity to the property upon which you may pursue a plethora of game.

Within a short commute, the ample annual snowfall and high altitudes around Sun Peaks Ski Resort create some of the best skiing and snowboarding opportunities in all of British Columbia.

Cross-Country Skiing
The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity provides excellent cross-country skiing conditions. This is a wonderful way to explore the peaceful countryside without the constant hum of an engine.

With all the surrounding Crown land and nature, the options for hiking and camping are endless.

The combination of the warm regional climate and long summer days create unrivalled growing conditions for fruits and vegetables. Taking into consideration the considerable available space on the property and you have the opportunity to grow the garden of your dreams.

Urban Recreation
Kamloops, being only an hour away, offers the opportunity to eat out for dinner, catch a flick or enjoy the community rec center, or catch a Kamloops Blazers WHL game. Additionally, the Lower Mainland is easy driving distance if you require access to the big city.

Area Data :

Tranquille Lake and the surrounding wilderness area is a hotspot for outdoor enthusiasts coming from the town of Kamloops. There are numerous lakes, which dot the landscape set amongst rolling hills, jagged mountains and thick forests. A thriving logging industry has implemented a diverse road network permitting penetration into some extremely remote areas.

Some of the local lakes include:

  • Hihium Lake
  • Truda Lake
  • Saul Lake
  • Strachan Lake
  • Red Lake
  • Carlo Lake
  • Alexander Lake

Kamloops, as the nearest major metropolitan city in relation to the property, is a city in south-central British Columbia at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River near Kamloops Lake.

Kamloops is the Tournament Capital of Canada and hosts over 100 tournaments each year at world class sports facilities such as the Tournament Capital Centre, Kamloops Bike Ranch and Tournament Capital Ranch. Tourism, education and healthcare are major contributing industries to the regional economy and have grown in recent years.

Kamloops was British Columbia's first city to become a Bee City in 2016 as numerous organizations in the community are actively to protect and create bumble bee habitats in the city.

Kamloops is the largest community in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the location of the regional district's offices. The surrounding region is more commonly referred to as the Thompson Country. It is ranked 37th on the list of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada and represents the 44th largest census agglomeration nationwide, with 90,280 residents in 2016. Kamloops has a regional district population of 132,663. Economic activity/industry in and around Kamloops is diverse and includes healthcare, tourism, education, transportation and natural resource extraction. Industries in the Kamloops area include primary resource processing such as Domtar Kamloops Pulp Mill, Tolko-Heffley Creek Plywood and Veneer, Highland Valley Copper Mine (in Logan Lake).

The Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) is the city's largest employer. RIH is the region's acute care and health facility and is one of two tertiary referral hospitals in the Southern Interior with 239 acute beds and an additional 20 more beds upon completion of the expansion in 2016.

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) serves a student body of 25,754 including a diverse international contingent mainly from Asian countries

History :

The first European explorers arrived in the Thompson region of BC in 1811. The first explorer was called David Stuart. These explorers were sent out from Fort Astoria, then still a Pacific Fur Company post, and who spent a winter there with the Secwepemc people, with Alexander Ross establishing a post there in May 1812 - "Fort Cumcloups."

The rival North West Company established another post, Fort Shuswap, nearby in the same year. The two operations were merged in 1813 when the North West Company officials in the region bought the operations of the Pacific Fur Company. After the North West Company's forced merger with the Hudson's Bay Company in 1821, the post became known commonly as Thompson's River Post, or Fort Thompson, which over time became known as Fort Kamloops. The post's journals, kept by its Chief Traders, document a series of inter-Indian wars and personalities for the period and also give much insight to the goings-on of the fur companies and their personnel throughout the entire Pacific Slope.

Soon after the forts were founded, the main local village of the Secwepemc, then headed by a chief named Kwa'lila, was moved closer to the trading post in order to control access to its trade, and for prestige and security. With Kwalila's death, the local chieftaincy was passed to his nephew and foster-son Chief Nicola, who led an alliance of Syilx(Okanagan) and Nlaka'pamux people in the plateau country to the south around Stump, Nicola and Douglas Lakes.

Relations between Nicola and the fur traders were often tense, but in the end Nicola was recognized as a great help to the influx of whites during the gold rush, though admonishing those who had been in parties waging violence and looting on the Okanagan Trail, which led from American territory to the Fraser goldfields. Throughout, Kamloops was an important way station on the route of the Hudson’s Bay Brigade Trail, which connected Fort Astoria with Fort Alexandria and the other forts in New Caledoniato the north (today's Omineca Country, roughly), and which continued in heavy use through the onset of the Cariboo Gold Rush as the main route to the new goldfields around what was to become Barkerville.

The gold rush of the 1860s and the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which reached Kamloops from the West in 1883, brought further growth, resulting in the City of Kamloops being incorporated in 1893 with a population of about 500. The logging industry of the 1970s brought many Indo-Canadians into the Kamloops area, mostly from the Punjab region of India. In 1973, Kamloops annexed Barnhartvale and other nearby communities.

Zoning : LRT-2
Legal : DL 2542 Kamloops Division Yale District
PID 015-913-058
Taxes : $4,110.00 (2018)
Map Reference : 50°56'13.30"N and 120°33'38.62"W
Listing # : 19109