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Chataway Lakes

Resort Information


The Lodge overlooks Chataway Lake and features a recreational room complete with a billiard table and other games.

The Lodge and Cabins are built of logs. The housekeeping cabins are well maintained and offer seclusion and a restful view of the lake.

The Cabins and Camp Sites are situated on the lake, nestled among the lodgepole pines and spruce trees. Miles of woodland trails and developed nature walks provide fulfilling hikes for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to bring your camera to catch the profusion of wild flowers and the abundance of birds and animals.

Swimming in the sparkling clean mountain lake takes you back to a time when the world was young and fresh. This is an exhilarating activity for the hale and hearty in the Summer months.

The greatest attraction of all is the privacy and solitude in which a fisherman can cast a fly or drag a lure thought the water.



Off the Coquihalla Highway take the Merritt exit (#286)

Follow Highway #8 West through town and stay on Highway #8 West for ten kilometers out of Merritt, to Lower Nicola

Turn North on Aberdeen Road. (At this corner there is a Courtesy Corner Store for your landmark)

You will pass by the Craigmont Mine.

As you continue you will notice kilometer markings which start at Km 1.

You will find signs at most of the forks in the road. When in doubt don’t turn, continue in the same direction you were going.

The Pimainus Logging Road starts at Km 7 and it is not paved. You will continue on this road for 11.5 Km.

Turn right a little ways after the 18.5 Kilometer marking, If you pass Km 19, you have gone too far. There are several signs indicating the turn-off. From this turn-off there is 6.4 Km. to the lodge

Follow the signs and finally a sign will read “You Made It – Smile” !!!

When visiting Chataway for the first time we recommend you try arriving in daylight as we are told, as much as the signs are big, they are difficult to see in the dar




  • Lantern, flashlight, matches
  • Bedding, i.e. sleeping bags, pillows, blankets, etc.
  • Cooler for your food (there are no fridges)
  • Dish cloths and towels and basically anything that needs to be laundered as well as any other personal items
  • Lawn chairs for outside
  • An axe for chopping wood
  • Fishing rods and tackle box if you plan to fish



  • To enhance our rustic environment there are wilderness restrooms (pit toilets/out houses)
  • First and foremost, we are very rustic. 
  • There is no plumbing in the cabins, nor in the campsite.
  • During our summer season (May to mid October) we have a centrally located shower house where we offer hot showers.
  • The kitchenettes in the cabins have a draining sink but the taps for the water are outside (water outside shut off mid-October – all the water you need in containers at the  lodge)
  • From 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 PM the generator will provide lights only for the cabins (Winter hours 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.)
  • The cabins all sleep four persons comfortably, with either two double beds or a double bed and a set of single bunk beds. 
  • Each cabin has a propane stove with 2 elements to cook on.  There are no fridges in the cabins therefore you need to bring your own cooler. 
  • The kitchenettes are supplied with dishes, pots, pans and cutlery, etc., but you need to bring your own dish cloths, tablecloth and basically anything that needs to be laundered, as well as any other personal items. 
  • There is also a wood burning stove, for which the wood is provided in the winter only, from mid October to the beginning of May.  
  • Pets are most welcomed, and for the comfort of our other guests, we ask that they be kept on a leash and also if they "poop" you need to "scoop
  • Taps for drinking water, are located in close proximity to all the cabins and campsites.  
  • The cabins are housekeeping units which means they have to be clean when you leave, dishes washed and put away and floor swept







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