Ecotours-BC is a highly ranked internationally known outdoor adventure tourism company, specializing in grizzly bear watching, wildlife, and all things nature in the Cariboo Mountains of Central British Columbia. It is a “Destination Canada” designated Canadian Signature Experience (one of only about 200 in all of Canada). This lifetime achievement of owners, Gary and Peggy Zorn, is being offered for sale to a discerning buyer seeking a unique and rewarding business opportunity in British Columbia’s spectacular mountain backcountry. This world class business, boasts numerous accolades including Winner of the 2010 Business Excellence Award for Tourism, Top 15 Eco-Adventures in Canada by Expedia, Flight Network’s TOP 50 Canadian Winter Experiences and TOP 40 Adventure Experience.
This turnkey operation is comprised of deeded property, with lovely country lodge on the Quesnel River at the outlet of Quesnel Lake, and a tenured operating area of over half a million hectares including 2 Provincial Parks and 4 major river systems anchored by the deepest fjord lake on earth. From wetlands through boreal forests to the alpine and an ancient interior rainforest with trees over 1000 years old. The diversity of its ecosystems and the wildlife, birds (over 250 species in the Cariboo Mountains), marsh, woodlands, alpine and rare flora and the natural world draws nature lovers and professional photographers and naturalists.
Located in the old Cariboo gold rush village of Likely, the gateway to the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia and the Quesnel Highlands, it’s the stepping off point to remarkable back country wilderness experiences and adventure. The 3300 sq ft lodge has a lovely social area with large natural stone wood burning fireplace made from local stone, a spacious dining area, open country kitchen with a stainless steel commercial range, 6 double occupancy guest rooms offering capacity for up to 14 guests and a recreation room with professional pool/billiards table and merchandise area. On the manicured grounds surrounding the lodge is a large cedar log frame gazebo ideal for entertaining and there is also a limited number of full service parking facilities for RV’s. Included with this amazing property is a two bedroom, 2 bath, 1600 sq ft glass fronted manager’s residence with loft and cathedral ceiling. There are numerous outbuildings including a maintenance shop, storage building, open pole storage shed, and woodshed.
There are endless outdoor adventure opportunities for this large + million acre watershed with four-season attractions. Ecotours-BC’s professional guides lead guests on tours that range from exploring the area with the “Bear Whisperer™” observing grizzlies, moose, Mountain Caribou, Mountain goats, deer, lynx, wolf, and birds and fly fishing to adventures in the remote Cariboo Mountains backcountry, glamping on their floating lodge and walking safaris into the ancient forest, some of many trip options. In late summer view the miraculous migration of Sockeye Salmon up the Quesnel River, determined to make their way to spawning grounds in the Quesnel Lake watershed. Guests enjoy wilderness treks in ancient rain forest along azure rivers to observe Grizzly bears in their habitat. Observe these marvelous creatures, along with bald and golden eagles as they feast on salmon. Likely, at the west end of Quesnel Lake is one of the few surviving towns on the Gold Rush Trail. Visitors can also explore nearby historic ghost towns, relics of the Cariboo Gold Rush of 1859. Pyna-tee-ah Lodge sits on the edge of the Quesnel River. Cast your fly in the clean, glassy pools minutes from your comfy lodge accommodation. A complete list of inventory to be sold with this property will be available to prospective buyers.
MLS® #: R2263153 and MLS® #: C8018679
- Covered Patio
- Exterior Lighting
- Fruit Trees
- Open Deck
- RV Parking