The Wendego Lodge – A Unique Fishing Resort Set Amongst the Pristine Wilds of British Columbia on Tranquille Lake, BC

$ 1,099,000

Discover an affordable business opportunity to bring your dream fishing resort to life. This unique property, nestled in the captivating wilderness surrounding Kamloops, BC, is located on the shores of...



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  • March 12, 2024


Discover an affordable business opportunity to bring your dream fishing resort to life. This unique property, nestled in the captivating wilderness surrounding Kamloops, BC, is located on the shores of Tranquille Lake—a rare gem in an exceptionally beautiful location. The 4.5-acre property boasts a thoughtful layout to maximize guest enjoyment, offering over 1,000 feet of lakefront living.

Tranquille Lake is renowned for its abundant rainbow trout and kokanee fishery, creating a haven for anglers. Exclusive access through the property ensures a tranquil and private experience, surrounded by ancient forests, gently sloping hills, and mountains. It’s an awe-inspiring setting for a weekend of fishing adventures.

The main attraction on the property is an expansive 3,100 ft² main lodge constructed in 1991. This lodge features a storefront/check-in area, a spacious living room and kitchen, five bedrooms, four bathrooms for guest use, office space, and a full-sized basement currently utilized as a workshop. Recent updates include flooring, electrical, and paint, ensuring a comfortable and functional space. The lodge offers a commanding view of the lake and property, maintaining the owner’s privacy with a separate entrance.

Nine charming guest cabins line the lake shore, each equipped with covered balconies providing stunning lake views. With two bedrooms, a wood-fueled cooking stove, sink, and living room area, these cabins offer both functionality and comfort for extended stays. An additional caretaker residence with drive-through parking is available for trailers or RVs, expanding living space.

The property includes a detached workshop for storage and maintenance projects, a generator shed housing two diesel generators, and solar panels near the main lodge for alternative power generation.

The versatility of Wendego Lodge opens up opportunities for various ventures, including corporate retreats, kids camps, summer anglers, ice fishermen, hunters, family reunions, campers, weekend warriors, off-road enthusiasts, snowmobilers (with a nearby snowmobile club), and more.

Whether you envision running the resort as a full-fledged commercial enterprise, a hobby business, or simply making it your new residence, the possibilities for growth and enjoyment are limitless. As a member of the BC Fishing Resorts and Outfitters Association (BCFROA), Wendego Lodge benefits from marketing and business exposure support. For a detailed list of included items, please inquire about the equipment list.


5000 Flynn Road – Tranquille Lake, BC


From Kamloops, proceed west along Tranquille Road for approximately 5.5 km until the intersection with Tranquille-Criss Creek Road.  Turn right on this roadway and ascend into the backcountry.  The road will convert into a gravel road.  At kilometre marker number 33 turn right.  Follow this road for another 16 km past Truda Lake.  At 16 km you will have arrived at the property.


Tranquille Lake and the surrounding wilderness area is a hotspot for outdoor enthusiasts coming from the town of Kamloops.  There are numerous lakes, which dot the landscape set amongst rolling hills, jagged mountains and thick forests.  A thriving logging industry has implemented a diverse road network permitting penetration into some extremely remote areas.

Some of the local lakes include:

  • Hihium Lake
  • Truda Lake
  • Saul Lake
  • Strachan Lake
  • Red Lake
  • Carlo Lake
  • Alexander Lake

Kamloops, as the nearest major metropolitan city in relation to the property, is a city in south-central British Columbia at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River near Kamloops Lake.

Kamloops is the Tournament Capital of Canada and hosts over 100 tournaments each year at world class sports facilities such as the Tournament Capital Centre, Kamloops Bike Ranch and Tournament Capital Ranch.  Tourism, education and healthcare are major contributing industries to the regional economy and have grown in recent years.

Kamloops was British Columbia’s first city to become a Bee City in 2016 as numerous organizations in the community are actively to protect and create bumble bee habitats in the city.

Kamloops is the largest community in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the location of the regional district’s offices.  The surrounding region is more commonly referred to as the Thompson Country.  It is ranked 37th on the list of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada and represents the 44th largest census agglomeration nationwide, with 90,280 residents in 2016.  Kamloops has a regional district population of 132,663.  Economic activity/industry in and around Kamloops is diverse and includes healthcare, tourism, education, transportation and natural resource extraction.  Industries in the Kamloops area include primary resource processing such as Domtar Kamloops Pulp Mill, Tolko-Heffley Creek Plywood and Veneer, Highland Valley Copper Mine (in Logan Lake).

The Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) is the city’s largest employer.  RIH is the region’s acute care and health facility and is one of two tertiary referral hospitals in the Southern Interior with 239 acute beds and an additional 20 more beds upon completion of the expansion in 2016.

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) serves a student body of 25,754 including a diverse international contingent mainly from Asian countries


The region surrounding the property is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities.  There is no shortage of activities for your guests to enjoy.

As mentioned, Tranquille Lake is renowned for its high population of rainbow trout.  The fishing is excellent whether you are using a spin cast, trolling leeches, chronomid fishing, or fishing through the ice.  From the most senior sportsmen to the beginner, these feisty trout will keep you entertained all day long. 

The property sits in Management Unit 3-19 offering unrivaled hunting opportunities for mule deer, moose, bear and multiple game bird species.  There are thousands of acres of public lands in close proximity to the property upon which you may pursue a plethora of game.

Within a short commute, the ample annual snowfall and high altitudes around Sun Peaks Ski Resort create some of the best skiing and snowboarding opportunities in all of British Columbia.

Cross-Country Skiing
The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity provides excellent cross-country skiing conditions.  This is a wonderful way to explore the peaceful countryside without the constant hum of an engine.

With all the surrounding Crown land and nature, the options for hiking and camping are endless.

The combination of the warm regional climate and long summer days create unrivalled growing conditions for fruits and vegetables. Taking into consideration the considerable available space on the property and you have the opportunity to grow the garden of your dreams.

Urban Recreation
Kamloops, being only an hour away, offers the opportunity to eat out for dinner, catch a flick or enjoy the community rec center, or catch a Kamloops Blazers WHL game.  Additionally, the Lower Mainland is easy driving distance if you require access to the big city.


The first European explorers arrived in the Thompson region of BC in 1811.  The first explorer was called David Stuart. These explorers were sent out from Fort Astoria, then still a Pacific Fur Company post, and who spent a winter there with the Secwepemc people, with Alexander Ross establishing a post there in May 1812 – “Fort Cumcloups.”

The rival North West Company established another post, Fort Shuswap, nearby in the same year.  The two operations were merged in 1813 when the North West Company officials in the region bought the operations of the Pacific Fur Company.  After the North West Company’s forced merger with the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1821, the post became known commonly as Thompson’s River Post, or Fort Thompson, which over time became known as Fort Kamloops. The post’s journals, kept by its Chief Traders, document a series of inter-Indian wars and personalities for the period and also give much insight to the goings-on of the fur companies and their personnel throughout the entire Pacific Slope.

Soon after the forts were founded, the main local village of the Secwepemc, then headed by a chief named Kwa’lila, was moved closer to the trading post in order to control access to its trade, and for prestige and security. With Kwalila’s death, the local chieftaincy was passed to his nephew and foster-son Chief Nicola, who led an alliance of Syilx(Okanagan) and Nlaka’pamux people in the plateau country to the south around Stump, Nicola and Douglas Lakes.

Relations between Nicola and the fur traders were often tense, but in the end Nicola was recognized as a great help to the influx of whites during the gold rush, though admonishing those who had been in parties waging violence and looting on the Okanagan Trail, which led from American territory to the Fraser goldfields. Throughout, Kamloops was an important way station on the route of the Hudson’s Bay Brigade Trail, which connected Fort Astoria with Fort Alexandria and the other forts in New Caledoniato the north (today’s Omineca Country, roughly), and which continued in heavy use through the onset of the Cariboo Gold Rush as the main route to the new goldfields around what was to become Barkerville.

The gold rush of the 1860s and the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which reached Kamloops from the West in 1883, brought further growth, resulting in the City of Kamloops being incorporated in 1893 with a population of about 500.  The logging industry of the 1970s brought many Indo-Canadians into the Kamloops area, mostly from the Punjab region of India.  In 1973, Kamloops annexed Barnhartvale and other nearby communities.


50°56’13.30″N and 120°33’38.62″W


Please contact for equipment list.

Property includes adjacent 0.52 acre leasehold site with caretakers cabin.


  • Water – lake intake to reservoir where it is gravity fed to property
  • Electricity – generator and solar panels
  • Sewer – septic system
  • Heat – wood furnace and wood stove


  • 3,100 ft2 primary lodge
  • 9 guest cabins
  • Additional caretakers residence
  • Workshop
  • Generator Shed
  • Dock
  • Internal road network


$3,913.21 (2024)





Country: Canada
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Property Id : 36532
Price: $ 1,099,000

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