Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing Story Starters – 2017 Special Summer Edition
A Classic Canadian Wilderness Lodge in the “Land of Plenty”
When Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing founder Gus Abel went looking for the perfect location he knew it had to be remote, on a pristine lake, and surrounded by mountains, with dry hot summers and lots of powder snow in the winter.
Abel also wanted a place steeped in colourful frontier history with plenty of epic-scale outdoor adventure potential. That’s what drew him to the South Chilcotin – part of the Gold Rush Trail – the range that divides the rugged Coast Mountains from the vast grasslands of the Chilcotin Plateau. Because it sits in a rain shadow, this spectacular slice of BC backcountry rich in biodiversity enjoys a dry, sunny climate, making it perfect for year-round outdoor recreation.
The South Chilcotin has a history of attracting those that want more from life, Abel found a community of adventurers who keep searching, even once they strike it rich. Free spirits who savour the good things in life, but want to live it a bit closer to nature’s edge. For Abel, the history and flavour of this area was pure gold, with a high-country feeling you experience as soon as you ascend the plateau.
Abel eventually stumbled across a remote lake known to the aboriginal people as “Tyaughton” or “lake of the jumping fish”. On its north shore was a deserted old hunting and fishing camp with the name of Tyax Lodge. This location and its 275 acres of lakeside wilderness had all the ingredients he was looking for.
The GEM of Gold Bridge, BC Canada
Staying true to its late 1800’s ‘gold mine boom’ status in Gold Bridge, BC, the area offers history, railways, ghost towns, flooded valleys, old mines, trails and so much more. But….it is Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing that is the true GEM of the rugged and vast South Chilcotin Mountain Region. Our area stands unrivaled when outdoor recreation, unique geology, intricate river canyons, rushing streams, deep blue lakes, wildflowers, abundance of wildlife and the endless list of ‘ah ha’ moments come into play. It’s gold that brought the pioneers into the richest gold claim in Canada’s Bridge River Valley and gold may attract the ‘new’ miners back. Today, the gold of a sunrise on a quiet lake or sunset on a glacial ridge is the attraction of which all can be experienced at Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing.
City Slickers Retreat To The Backcountry And With No Roughing It!
Backcountry…..meet Luxury. On Tyaughton Lake, near the town of Gold Bridge, BC, Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing is tucked amid towering mountains and forest, but boasts incredible accommodations and fine dining in a lakeview setting. City slickers have found a true health and wellness retreat in what we call God’s country! Luxurious amenities, fine dining (as fine as you want it to be as the chef is known to be very accommodating), full-service spa, yoga studio, fitness centre and outdoor hot tub. With our own adventure outfitter on property, days are spent exploring the big sky, vast mountain ranges by foot, hoof, or by peddling! After a full day of exploring, enjoy a truly unique experience at Tyax.
Create Your Family Memories At Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing
Just because you’ve settled down and had kids doesn’t mean your adventuring days are over! Family trips open up the world of adventure travel to kids age four and up by letting them experience the planet on their own terms. Everything is new and exciting when you’re a kid. Travel with yours and discover your world for the first time all over again. Getting to Tyax is part of your adventure. Whether you travel via Pemberton, BC (past Whistler Mountain) or through Lillooet the fun starts on your journey to us. Eye spy with my little eye will occupy you and the kids while dad takes the wheel. Upon arrival to our 29 room, full-service wilderness hotel, restaurant and spa, you will enjoy a multitude of family activities to enjoy. If you’re thinking about a multi-generational vacation getaway with gramps included, we have self-catered vacation chalet rentals providing all the comforts of home!
Explore, Dream, Discover Together
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain could not have said it any better. Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing is yours to discover. Not truly as remote as one would think…Tyax, located in the South Chilcotin Mountains is a vast area to explore and is characterized by jagged peaks, deep valleys and a friendly frontier attitude. The Lodge is popular for corporate retreats and adventure team building too! Where else can you fly over dramatic landscapes and paddleboard amid ice floes… or saddle up along the Tyaughton River, and then plan corporate strategies?
Ditch The Tent… As Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing Provides Glamping
By no means will you be roughing it this summer when you combine the great outdoors of backcountry with luxury. Resting on the shores of Tyaughton Lake, Tyax is surrounded by the towering peaks of the Southern Chilcotin Mountains in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The resort features glamping amenities you come to expect from luxury boutique resorts. If you love being in the woods but pitching a tent isn’t for you, consider our upscale luxury boutique full-service resort & spa. With 29 guest rooms features a queen-size bed with pillow-top bedding, duvets, Egyptian cotton bath linens and robes. Guests can take in the beauty of our lakeview rooms or serenity of our forest setting. The lodge has a main dining room serving up ‘seed to skillet’ local specialties, a lakeview patio, a full service lounge and den, spa facility with three treatment rooms infrared sauna, dry sauna, eucalyptus steam room, outdoor hot tub, yoga studio and a gift shop all surrounded by a wonderland complete with pine trees, lake and endless trails to hike.