The Chilcotin Coast Experience

Things To Do - Nuk Tessli


Nuk Tessli is surrounded by a vast network of hiking trails at all levels, from easy to moderate to strenuous.  They range from 2-3 hours to as much as 10 hours for the most difficult hike.  The hikes are all accessible from the main lodge.

The beauty of this isolated alpine wilderness spreads out around you.  Mountains, meadows, lakes, and wildflowers are everywhere.  Many of the trails afford spectacular views of the surrounding Coast Mountain peaks.  Each trail has its own charms, and can be undertaken either with a guide or without.

Nuk Tessli offers special trips by floatplane into Jacobson Lake and Ape Lake where you will be able to view the massive glaciers that flow into these lakes, and even climb them.  It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  The Jacobson Glacier is part of the Monarch Icefields - the largest icefields outside of the Arctic Circle in North America.  It is usually experienced as a day-trip.  The trip to Ape Lake is usually an overnight trip (all camping gear supplied), but there are other options that can extend to 3-5 days depending on how much hiking you wish to do.

These are unique trips that take you near the summits of some of the most spectacular peaks in the rugged Coast Mountains of British Columbia, with dazzling scenery on all sides.

Other Activities

Nuk Tessli has access to some very special canoeing, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding.  Whitton Lake offers some very pleasant paddling, and nearby Boundary and Cohen Lakes offer a full day excursion through some magnificent scenery.

A special trip to the Turner Lake chain in Tweedsmuir Park is a great day trip.  It is a short fly-in trip by floatplane to Turner Lake where you can canoe the lake and take the short hike into the edge of Hunlen Falls - the third highest waterfall in North America - with absolutely spectacular views.

Of course, if your preference is to sit on the deck at the Nuk Tessli lodge, read a book, enjoy the hot tub, or lie in a hammock, that is entirely up to you.  There are many ways to enjoy this magnificent wilderness.