May 13, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
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We arrived at Northern Lights Lodge, a traditional 1940’s dwelling in Likely BC. Here we were warmly greeted by Skeed the owner of the lodge, a quick witted man with a fantastic sense of humor.
He gave us a tour of the 4 beautiful chalet style cabins above the central part of the lodge which overlook the pristine lake. The room I had stayed in for the night was very cozy, log cabin feel with fitting memorabilia (books, pictures) and a modern bathroom. The dining lodge made us feel like we’d stepped into the wild with Grizzly bear, moose over a beautiful stone fire place, deer, a cougar mounted in the loft, and eagles perched from the raptors. A lovely fire was burning at all times and the coffee table was piled high with albums of past fishing, eco-tours memories.
After the tour of the lodge grounds he took us out to Quesnal forks down a windy gravel road where we travelled back in time to a historical Chinese ghost town/graveyard. We walked amongst the graveyard paying respect to the miners of Likely who lost their lives.
We reached a spectacular view point of the river, here Skeed explained where the gold mining operations had taken place and also, the exhilarating river rafting this area provides. Next, we continued our journey through Likely’s history at their very informative, and well organized Museum.
When we arrived back at the lodge we ate a delicious home cooked meal prepared by Sharon. We savored our meal telling jokes and listening to the incredible stories of the interesting guests, trips they have guided.