Accommodation at Meadow Springs Guest Ranch in the South Cariboo, BC, Canada

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Things to do at Meadow Springs Guest Ranch and in the Area

Fishing, Swimming, Museums, Hiking, Biking, Water Sports, and Winter Activities




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Here's a list of some of the many things you can do at the ranch
or in the surrounding area - limited only by your time & wishes.

  • Good Rainbow Trout fishing
  • Good water skiing and water sports
  • Good swimming beach and picnic area
  • Begbie Summit Forestry Lookout
  • Hiking and biking - explore the old Gold Rush Trail
  • Gymkhanas - games on horseback
  • Rodeos and stampedes
  • See the historic Town of Barkerville
  • Winter activities - snowmobiling and cross-country skiing
  • On site horse training
  • On site Museum
  • Learn how to rope like a cowboy
  • Scenic drives
  • Tin Cup Golf Course is minutes away

Below you'll find descriptions and photos on some the above activities. Some of the off site events are held on certain dates - check our Upcoming Events page for dates.

Fishing, Swimming, Museums, Buffalo Tours, Hiking, Biking, Water Sports, and Winter Activities

 Guests often get together for pot luck meals
    after a busy day of activities

Here's some other pages, and other web sites, that have more information on local activities and interesting places to see.

Our Photos including events and activities

Our Testimonials read what others have said

Ashcroft Rodeo a super good small town stampede

Williams Lake Stampede could be the best in Canada

Barkerville Historic Town BC's gold rush history

Up-coming Events a calendar of our local events more local area info

Even though there are lots of activities all around us, a lot of our guests choose to sit on their cabin decks and read a book, snooze, or watch for the often seen wildlife and waterfowl. You can choose between relaxing days, full days filled with excitement and adventure, or a little bit of both. We do suggest that you bring a camera, and a pair of binoculars.


Rainbow Trout Fishing at Watch Lake

Watch Lake is a very scenic 40 minute drive from here and the rainbow trout are plentiful. Fish up to 13 or 14 pounds have been caught and lots of one to five pound fish are landed. Float tubes and small boats (8km/hr speed limit) are easily launched. Pictured is a 13.5 pound fish that was weighed in at Ace High Resort.


Water Sports

Green Lake is a good water skiing and tubing lake

Green Lake may not be the best fishing lake in the world but the water is incredibly clear and it has some of the best beaches in BC. There are day use areas for swimming and a picnic. Because its eight miles long it makes a good water skiing and tubing lake as well.


Sightseeing Close By

Local activities include golf, museums, buffalo tours, and sightseeing

Check out our own little "Grand Canyon" - the Painted Chasm or take a 10 minute hike from the parking lot at Begbie Summit to the Forestry Lookout where you can see 360 degrees for miles. Crater Lake is close, too, and you'll be able to stop and see it, and the water falls, on the scenic tour around Green Lake.

If it's golf you're looking for then look no further - Tin Cup Greens is located right at Green Lake.
It's a picturesque nine hole course surrounded by Crown land and cattle range.

The Gold Rush era - the Historic Town of Barkerville   ...   Barkerville Historic Town, is a favourite tourist destination (locals love it too) and is only about a 4 hour drive from Meadow Springs Ranch. Below are a couple of photos taken from the stage coach heading down the main street. This gold rush is what started the Province of British Columbia.

Barkerville - looking South

the Historic Town of Barkerville

Barkerville - looking North

the Historic Town of Barkerville

If you'd rather, you can explore without leaving the ranch, and there's lots of things to do here, too. If you like dogs ours could keep you entertained for hours. If you're interested in horses and their training and/or behaviour then you might a get a chance to watch (sometimes even help) with the training of a new horse. The young cowboys in the family (and often their dads, too) like to try their hand at roping, and our little on site museum may be of interest as well.

Horse training

Horse training at Meadow Springs Ranch

Learning to rope

Learning to rope like a cowboy

The forge at our museum

The forge at our museum

Inside our museum

Inside the Meadow Springs museum

Learn how to build a gate

Learn how to build a ranch gate

one of our two dogs

The dogs are a constant source of companionship

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