Activities at Ruddocks Ranch

Discover a rich tapestry of experiences at Ruddocks Ranch, a destination that marries adventure and tranquility. Whether you're an avid hunter seeking the thrill of the chase, or a winter enthusiast eager to embrace the serene white landscapes through snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, Ruddocks Ranch offers something for everyone.

Not just limited to the expansive grounds of Ruddocks, the nearby locales of Lytton and Lillooet beckon with unique experiences of their own. From exhilarating rafting adventures at Kumsheen Rafting Resort in Lytton to indulging your senses with award-winning wines and scenic hikes at the Fort Berens Estate Winery and Cliff and Gorge Vineyard in Lillooet, a world of adventure awaits.

Back at the ranch, the spirit of sustainability and connection with nature continues with catch and release ice fishing, offering a tranquil retreat with picturesque mountain views. Amidst the vibrant ecosystem, hiking, mountain biking, and dirt biking trails weave through breathtaking sceneries, offering avenues for every level of adventurer, even serving as a gateway to the famous Monkey Wrench trail.

Every venture promises not just an activity, but an experience steeped in the raw, untamed beauty of British Columbia, encouraging visitors to engage responsibly with the vibrant life and landscapes that Ruddocks Ranch graciously unfolds before them. A stay here isn't just a getaway, but a deep dive into a world where adventure meets serenity.


Host your family gathering, reunion, or wedding at Ruddocks Ranch, a venue surrounded by untouched crown land offering a unique mix of wilderness experience and modern amenities. This off-grid location ensures a serene and authentic backdrop for your special moments, fostering connection and celebration in a natural setting. For detailed information on hosting a wedding at this one-of-a-kind location, reach out to receive a PDF document outlining their exclusive wedding package. Experience the tranquility and raw beauty of Ruddocks Ranch for your next big event.


Immerse yourself in a haven for wildlife and bird enthusiasts at Ruddocks Ranch, nestled amidst crown land presenting an opportunity to witness a rich array of native fauna right on the property. Venture through mountain roads to discover habitats of black bears, deer, moose, and more. The valley serves as a breeding ground for several waterbirds including the Barrow's Goldeneye and Horned Grebe, and a migratory stopover for Arctic-bound species, promising avid birdwatchers a fulfilling experience. Encounter the untamed beauty of British Columbia through vibrant wildlife and bird observation opportunities at Ruddocks Ranch.

Hike & Bike

Embark on unforgettable hiking, mountain biking, or dirt biking adventures at Ruddocks Ranch, your gateway to an expansive network of trails with varying difficulty levels, enveloped in breathtaking natural scenery. From the challenging Ruddocks Grind to the serene Old Irrigation Trail, there’s a path for every adventurer, right at the doorstep of the lodge.

Off property, crown land unveils endless trails more suited for biking, offering a splendid way to explore the wild heart of British Columbia. The ranch also positions you a few kilometers from the renowned Monkey Wrench, promising thrilling biking adventures. Use the lodge as a springboard to venture across the Fraser River for hikes at the Stein and neighboring peaks.

Always stay alert during your adventures, keeping an eye out for the local wildlife, including bears and mountain lions. Explore with caution and reverence for the vibrant ecosystem surrounding Ruddocks Ranch.

Winter Sports

Experience the enchantment of winter at Ruddocks Ranch, a haven for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing enthusiasts. The season transforms the landscape into a pristine white canvas, under the often clear, blue sky, thanks to the dry weather prevalent in Lytton. Breathe in the crisp air as you traverse the snow-covered expanses, making for a magical all-season destination where winter activities are embraced with open arms and vibrant spirits.


Ruddocks Ranch - Onion Lake stands as a prime lodging destination for hunters from April to November, nestled in the midst of crown land in area 317. The region promises rich hunting grounds teeming with a diverse array of game including mule deer, mountain sheep, black bears, and various game birds. Before embarking on your hunting expedition, ensure to consult the government hunting regulations for specific season openings. Step into a hunter's paradise where the wild and the wonderful converge, offering a genuine and thrilling hunting experience.

Ice Fishing

Step into a winter wonderland at Ruddocks Ranch and indulge in the tranquil pursuit of catch and release ice fishing. Nestle into your chair amidst the spectacular backdrop of snow-capped mountains, a hot drink in hand, as you cast your line into the icy waters below. It’s not just about the catch, but the pristine surroundings and the quiet moment to yourself, offering a perfect escape to unwind from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Rediscover the joy of relaxation, melded with the invigorating chill of winter, all while engaging in a sustainable fishing practice.

Things to do

Extend your stay at Ruddocks to explore the neighboring areas of Lytton and Lillooet, each offering its own set of exciting attractions. In Lytton, thrill-seekers can head to Kumsheen Rafting Resort for a day of exhilarating water adventures. Meanwhile, wine enthusiasts can treat themselves to a day of wine tasting in Lillooet, home to two renowned wineries: the Fort Berens Estate Winery, known for its award-winning wines and sumptuous meals, and Cliff and Gorge, which pairs wine tasting with scenic hiking opportunities on its property. Enhance your visit to Cliff and Gorge with a personalized charcuterie from Buy-Low Foods, adding a delightful touch to your wine tasting experience. Discover the varied delights awaiting in Lytton and Lillooet during your stay at Ruddocks.
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