There is so much to the beauty and enjoyment in heart of British Columbia where you can stay in the heart of it with us, at Raven's Lodge, an AirBnB like no other. Join us for a vacation in the mountains where relaxation begins.
Come cycle with us along the historic Kettle Valley Railroad, across the many trestles and tunnels along the route and enjoy the spectacular views of the rivers and valleys from the high vantage points alone the many miles of trails.
Around the Idabel Lake community there is abundant wildlife: Deer, Moose, Coyotes, Beavers, Otters. A family of Loons live on the lake & their haunting calls echo through the air. Lots of Birds, Chipmunks and Squirrels. And in the early morning you might catch a glimpse of a bear crossing the road when walking.
Haynes Lake is larger than Idabel Lake & has similar fish, but it is not a swimming lake. Haynes Lake is attached to Minnow Lake by a narrow channel. Very peaceful on both lakes to spend the day fishing.
Minnow Lake is fed by the spring run off from McCulloch / Hydraulic Lake. McCulloch Lake was named after the famous Kettle Valley Railway engineer Andrew McCulloch. The lake has many arms & forms part of the Kelowna Irrigation system that helps supply Kelowna with water. The Kettle Valley Railway (K.V.R) runs parallel to the lake & one of the old railway stations was located there. The hiking & biking trails follow the other lakes, past the provincial campground to McCulloch Lake & the K.V.R.
Pear Lake is the smallest lake but has good supply of fish, up to 14 inches and up to over a pound, if you can catch one. Also a great swimming lake.
Browne and Fish Lakes are about a 10 minute drive and it's the best Fly-fishing lake around. Very challenging and moody lake.
Turtle Lake has some good size fish up to two pounds and is also a moody lake, easy to catch your limit at times. Recently damned and enlarge to a mile long lake.
Summit Lake, along the KVR stands a Beautiful Gazebo great for a picnic and pictures overlooking the private Lake along the Trans Canada Trail.
The Kettle Valley Railroad and the beautiful Myra Canyon, offering panoramic views of Kelowna below. Some of the trestles were 150 feet high and were destroyed in the Okanagan Park Fire. They have since been rebuild to the original engineering specification.