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Welcome to douglas lake

canada's largest working cattle ranch

The Douglas Lake Ranch known as "Canada's Largest Working Cattle Ranch" not only boasts this incredible title, but also boasts some of North America's premier fly fishing for Kamloops Rainbow Trout. The Ranch is sprawled out in the interior of BC with over half a million acres of protected and managed land mass.

A Shared History

Douglas Lake
Est 1884 | Canada's Largest Working Ranch
Est mid-1800s | BC's Oldest Ranch
Quilchena Ranch
Est 1870s | From Vineyards to Cattle Ranching


Make Your 2015 Reservations Today!

For booking inquiries call 1.800.663.4838 [9am to 4pm Monday to Friday] or by email anytime.

The Historic Quilchena Hotel

The Quilchena Hotel

Built in 1908 by rancher Joseph Guichon, Quilchena is one of the Nicola Valley’s premier tourist destinations. The place where the willows grow, as named by local First Nations, Quilchena is a small country village located just north of Merritt, BC.  Choose to dine, golf, play an 1884 Heintzmann grand piano or simply read on one of the hotel’s sunny decks.

Stay at the Quilchena Hotel

Golfing at the Ranch

Quilchena on the Lake Golf Course

With sheltering hills around, and the blue waters of Nicola Lake nearby, the Quilchena on the lake Golf Course & RV Park has a tranquility that draws resident and tourist golfers alike. Located just 15 minutes north of Merritt, BC on Hwy 5A in the heart of historic Quilchena, this full size 9 hole course sits on land once part of a cattle ranch

Dining on the ranch

introducing the one eleven bar and grill

Stay tuned for announcements regarding the renovation and reopening of the dining room at the historic Quilchena Hotel!

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