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Pyna-tee-ah is a traditional country lodge, nestled in the heart of the Cariboo Region in British Columbia, surrounded by cedar forest and overlooking the scenic Quesnel River.

With only six rooms and a maximum capacity of 12 to 14 people, Pyna-tee-ah offers authentic Canadian hospitality and a family-orientated homely atmosphere.  The lodge is renowned for its country-style gourmet meals, homemade from locally sourced ingredients.  There is a large communal area with spectacular natural rock fireplace, a dining and kitchen area, pool table, gift shop and fly fishing den, and a lovely gazebo has been constructed from logs, creating a pleasant outdoor space for relaxing. Free satellite WiFi is available for guests, however there is no mobile phone coverage. 

The location in this section of the river offers some of the best trout and salmon pools along its entire course, and the property lies right in the heart of the historic gold mining grounds at the foot of the Cariboo Mountains. This wilderness area of rivers, lakes, wetland and alpine scenery, is surrounded by nature, wildlife and history, and is a fitting setting for an outstanding and authentic Canadian outdoor adventure. Lodge packages are inclusive of accommodation, meals, snacks, and fully guided adventure experiences, and all equipment is provided. You need to bring waterproof raingear (jacket and trousers), waterproof footwear suitable for hiking, warm clothing that can be layered, a daypack to carry camera equipment etc. 

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Walking with Bears & Whale Watching

This trip offers a remarkable opportunity to spend time with the ‘the bear whisperer™’ to experience seeing grizzly bears at close quarters in one of the planet’s last pristine wildernesses. You can also see bald eagles in the skies, and watch grey and humpback whales slipping through the offshore waters.

  • When to go: Sep-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Wild Canada in Winter

Travelling in the depths of winter, this pioneering small group tour focuses on three of Canada’s most iconic mammals: the Canadian lynx, timber wolf and moose. From the comfort of a cosy lodge, we don snowshoes and venture deep into the Cariboo Mountains Provincial Park in search of our target species.

  • When to go: Feb-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,995 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Cariboo Mountains Provincial Park

Cariboo Mountains Provincial Park is a true wilderness, dominated by high serrated peaks and glaciers, and densely forested valleys featuring attractive lakes and lush wetlands. Its extensive undeveloped landscape provides critical habitat for a number of wildlife species including grizzlies and rare mountain caribou.

  • Where: British Columbia
  • Ideal for viewing: brown bear, caribou, moose, lynx, American black bear
  • Excellent for: Wildlife festivals, Walking with wildlife, River safaris, Bear watching