When we first landed at Silvertip Lodge, located on the far end of Quesnel Lake, north of Williams Lake, B.C., I thought we’d died and gone to heaven. The beauty, combined with the rugged remoteness of this world class lodge, left me breathless. The Silvertip Lodge itself is stunningly large and beautiful and is perched on a small hill, overlooking Quesnel Lake.
My family and I – who ranged in age from 7 to 53 – were about to embark on our first hiking experience at Silvertip Lodge and it would forever change the way we thought about hiking. Not only would my kids never utter the words, “I’m tired” or “I don’t want to hike anymore” but each of us would take away a kind of magic that would last a long time.
The first morning we woke up to a cloudless blue sky and took the opportunity to glide on the glass-like lake in a canoe, sipping our coffees. Could there be any better way to wake up? After a chef-prepared breakfast that would rival any 5-star dining experience, we prepared to hike the areas around the lodge.
We hiked gorgeous terrain along the river finally arriving at a gorgeous waterfall. Both old and young alike in our group had no trouble navigating the terrain and never once did I hear those infamous words of “I’m tired”. With our guide leading the way, each of us found ourselves in a kind of “Narnia”.
So after four magnificent days and nights at Silvertip Lodge, we reluctantly took our leave of this magnificent place, only to renew our commitment that we would be back.
(Post Submitted by E.S., Calgary)