Book your luxury wilderness experience in Canada's amazing Chilko valley region.

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Endless opportunities for adventure await in this hidden gem. 

The exclusive Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort is nestled in the pristine wilderness of British Columbia, where the breathtaking Coastal Mountains give way to the vast Chilcotin Plateau and the pure, azure waters of a glacial lake.

The Chilko Experience property lies in the heart of a 5 million acre pristine wilderness tract, which is more than twice the size of Banff and Jasper National Parks combined. This vast wilderness of the Chilcotin region contains an astonishing array of ecosystems that cannot be found together anywhere else in the Earth’s temperate regions. There are semi-arid grasslands nearly extinct anywhere else, dormant volcanoes, ancient glacier complexes, waterfalls, Canada’s largest Alpine lake, and the tallest mountains in British Columbia. 

Summer Escapes: August 1 - September 15

There is still time and a place to enjoy the traditional holiday we all seek. Reconnect with your kids and grandkids in the most special place on Earth. Long summer days, endless space and fresh air, Canada’s biggest playground abounds with discovery and adventure. A joyful, transformative experience to connect you to nature and each other.

Wildlife & Foliage: September 15 - October 15

Aspens ablaze with the flame of Fall, the Chilko Valley transforms into a colourful wonderland for September and October. If you seek the best grizzly-bear viewing in North America, a trip to the Chilko Experience will transcend all expectations. Majestic grizzly bears descend from mountains to feast on sockeye salmon, a mist settles on the lake’s glassy surface - there is magic in the air...

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The Chilko Experience Accommodations

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The Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort was originally built as a summer getaway for the Huston Family. Now that their children are grown, they open their doors to guests from all over the world. Among sweeping lawns, lush woodlands and emerald green waters are nestled 6 unique, custom-built luxury log homes.

Each of the homes was individually designed and handcrafted by Huston family friends and world-class master craftsmen at Pioneer Log Homes. Expertly constructed from the finest character red cedar, and lovingly furnished by Anne Huston and her warehouse of antique treasures, the accommodations are unmatched anywhere in the world.

All homes offer stunning views and are situated for guest privacy. Appointed with central heating, cozy living areas, private bathrooms, private decks and authentic period antiques, you’ll feel right at home in the middle of nowhere.

More About the Chilko Region

This amazing location was chosen because of its geography. In a two mile radius, you'll find Chilko Lake, North America's largest alpine lake. At 50 miles long and 1,100 feet deep, ringed by mountains and glaciers, its snow and glacier produce water so pure you can drink directly from the lake.

The area is also home to the Chilko River, famous for its fly fishing and named by Outside Magazine as the top white water river in the world in 2014. This river hosts a million spawning sockeye salmon each September that draws in over 100 Grizzly bears for dinner - making Chilko one of the best bear viewing destinations in North America. 

Lastly, this property is located in that golden crisp of land where mountains give up their reign and the Chilcotin plateau begins and runs for hundreds of miles to the north. There aren't many locations that offers mountains, glaciers, Alpine lakes, rushing rivers, plateaus and wildlife in such a small area. See the variety of adventures awaiting you at Chilko by clicking here.


Please work with your travel advisor to put together your itinerary by submitting a TRIP REQUEST.

About The Chilko Experience

The Chilko Experience is that small hidden gem (12 guests). Their background is that of a $10M six-home private estate built 15 years ago, opened commercially in 2015 - under the radar of most in the travel industry.

This location will rival any national park in North America. They are on a 5M acre wilderness track that has four residents in the winter and 20 residents plus guests in the summer.  The Chilcotin region is 50,000 square miles in size and has 1,000 residents or one resident every 50 square miles.  It also support 17 unique ecosystems and is constantly being studied by biologists. Most guests have never experienced this level of pristine wilderness before. 

Allianz Travel Protection

Once you've planned your trip, protect your vacation dollars and travel experience with travel protection from Allianz Travel.

Why our clients choose Allianz travel protection

Selecting travel protection is the easiest way to keep you and your budget safe.

  • No one wants to lose their vacation investment if they must cancel a trip, and they don’t want minor mishaps to ruin their time away from home.
  • Medical emergencies overseas can be expensive and many personal health insurance policies (like Medicare) don’t provide coverage outside the U.S.
  • Help is only a phone call away. Allianz Global Assistance’s award-winning team of experts is always available to help solve travel problems.

COVID-19 Coverage Information

Read more about Allianz Travel Protection’s COVID-19 insurance coverage limitations and accommodations.

Popular Travel Insurance Benefits at a Glance
  • Trip Cancellation and Interruption Protection

    Up to 100% reimbursement if you must cancel your trip or return home early due to a covered illness, injury and more

  • Live Assistance Services

    24/7 phone access to an award-winning team that's always ready to help solve medical and other travel-related problems

  • Emergency Medical and Dental Coverage

    Reimburses expenses related to covered emergency medical or dental care incurred on your trip

  • Emergency Medical Transportation

    Provides medically necessary transportation to the nearest hospital or appropriate facility in the case of a covered medical emergency while abroad

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Terms & Conditions

*Full payment due at time of booking if within 90 days of arrival.  Funds are non-refundable unless travel prohibited by government travel ban  or  a member of party contracts Covid-19, in which case a full refund will be provided. 50% of total reservation amount due at time of booking if outside 90 days of travel. Payment by check or wire transfer only. Taxes and charter flight expenses excluded from reservation totals. All funds collected are non-refundable.  

Length of stay must be a minimum of five (5) consecutive nights. The accommodations must be booked and managed by a Travelink, American Express travel advisor.