How to get to Keefer Lake Catskiing

It is really easy to get here.

Keefer Lake Lodge is accessible by car in winter. You can drive right up to the front door.

You should have a good all-wheel drive or 4×4 vehicle equipped with winter tires.

For anyone unfamiliar with driving mountain roads, or those who prefer to relax after the last run of an epic tour we highly recommend using our simple and convenient shuttle service to get you to our lodge.

Please contact us to make arrangements.

We’re in those big mountains you can see from Kelowna or Vernon.

Keefer Lake is the closest catskiing location in Canada to an international airport.

Travel less. Ski more. Relax with a fireside drink sooner.
Get home swiftly on your last day.

Keefer Lake Lodge is on Highway 6 about 85 km southeast of Vernon, BC. It takes just over an hour from Vernon to the lodge. It takes about 2 hours from the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) to the lodge.

From Highway 97 travel east on Highway 6 for about 1 hour.

Step-by-step instructions to reach the lodge from Vernon:

  • You’ll drive through Cherryville at the halfway point. From Frank’s Store (Tempo gas station) to Keefer Lake Road where you turn off the highway is 37.6 kms
  • From Kingfisher Heli Village – Gold Panner Resort to Keefer Lake Road is 26.2 kms
  • Take a left onto Keefer Lake Road and stay immediately left.
  • Follow the main road (do not take the logging road on your right hand side) until you go over the bridge 1.5 km in.
  • At 1.7 km in there is a T in the road, take the right T and follow the main road right to our Lodge 14kms in.
  • At 13 km there is a Y in the road, take the right Y and drive up to the Black Bear Lodge entrance for valet service.

There are signs directing your way on the logging road every kilometre.

Keefer Lake Lodge is accessible by a good AWD vehicle equipped with winter tires or a 4×4 vehicle.

Please drive with caution and watch for other road users – skiers, animals, and vehicles.

For detailed, printable directions see below.


Call us today for questions, directions, or to start your next trip.