Idabel Lake Private Residences & Cottages is a serene and wonderful place that allows you to not only relax but enjoy the many activities around this area. There is no shortage of year round amazing experiences regardless of age and activity level.

Year round activities include: 

Fishing – the lake is stocked with brook and rainbow trout

Ice-fishing – cold fish taste great!

Skating/Hockey – lace em up!

Swimming – the lake is 2 miles long

Hiking and biking – miles of trails

Wildlife/Bird Watching – so many sights to see

ATV and Snowmobiling – miles of trails, plus forest service roads

Cross-country skiing – the Nordic Ski Club maintains groomed trails nearby

Boating, Kayaking, SUP Boarding and Canoeing. Boats/canoes/kayaks/SUP boards are not available for public use unless specified in the rental agreement of individual rental units.

Please note: Idabel Lake is has a 5mph speed limit. This is not the place to bring power ski boats, seadoos or jet skis.

Nearby attractions:

Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Thunder Mountain Raceway

Myra Canyon Trestles

Big White Ski Resort

Little White Mountain

McCulloch Lake Resort

Kelowna Snowmobile Club

Greyback Lakes

Kelowna Nordic Snowshoe & Ski Club

Games Room / Onsite Activities

Our onsite games room offers you a great way to relax and have some fun only a few steps from your accommodations including: Pool Table, Ping Pong Table, Air Hockey Table, Foosball Table, TV, DVD, VCR, Children’s Books & Movies and much more…

Come and enjoy your time with family and friends. 
We have a full courtyard setup with: Soccer and volley balls, badminton/volleyball net, fire pit, kids playground and a private roadway.

Snowmobiling, Snow Shoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing

The Idabel & McCulloch Lake areas are a perfect place for families who love to snowmobile. There’s are plowed roads to the parking lots and picnic area.

For Cross-Country skiing, there are many trails to explore between Idabel and McCulloch, and all of them are great for kids. 
From Idabel Lake there are many other areas to explore – McCulloch, Brown, Canyon, Haynes, Pear and Greyback Lakes, as well as atop the 7200-foot Little White Mountain.  There are numerous logged areas, unplowed logging roads and of course the Kettle Valley Railway from Myra Canyon to Beaverdell (over 55km). 

The Kelowna Nordic Snowshoe & Ski Club is not far from Idabel Lake Private Residences & Cottages and offers many groomed trails for all ages and levels. You can also head out right from Idabel Lake and explore the many trails and frozen local lakes.

Idabel Lake is just 30 mins to Big White ski hill. Big White Ski Resort opens at the end of November and remains open until mid-April giving us the longest ski season in the Okanagan. Make sure you get in taking advantage of the beautiful, crisp “Champagne Powder” in the stunning Okanagan. Summer season offers hiking/biking at Big White.

“It’s the snow” is the motto and we live up to the name with an average 750cm (24.5ft) of Okanagan Champagne Powder falling annually.

Swimming, Fishing and Boating

Idabel Lake is stocked with brook and rainbow trout for those fishing enthusiasts.

Idabel Lake is a swimming lake that is 2 miles long. Adjacent to the lodge is a small sandy beach area sloping down to the lake featuring a 60 ft. floating dock.

Wildlife/Bird Watching

Idabel Lake is a fabulous area to view local wildlife. As the property is located in a forested area, there are so many critters who call the area home. One of the best sights and sounds of Idabel Lake is the loon’s haunting song.


The Kettle Valley Rail Trail is a multi-use recreational rail trail located in the Okanagan-Boundary region of southern British Columbia.

The trail uses a rail corridor that was originally built for the now-abandoned Kettle Valley Railway. The trail was developed during the 1990’s after the Canadian Pacific Railway abandoned train service. The old rail trestles are a spectacular place to bike or hike. It’s an experience worth the effort.

Numerous tours of the area are available through tour operators.

For ATV riders, there are many trails to explore between Idabel and McCulloch, and all of them are great for all levels of riders. 
  There are numerous logged areas, unplowed logging roads and the nearby Hydraulic Lake campsite

Note: 3rd Party Off Road Liability Insurance is required to drive on Forest Service Roads. 
Please contact ATVBC for information regarding Personal 3rd Party Liability Insurance. 

Thunder Mountain Raceway is also close by. Please check out their schedule for more information.