Activity: Fishing on Nicola Lake

We were able to have a little break fishing this morning, prior to getting on the road towards our final destination of Penticton, British Columbia. This post outlines the day.


This post is one chapter on our trip through the Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada. This trip was booked using Marriott Bonvoy Points. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.

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Activity: Fishing on Nicola Lake, British Columbia, Canada

After a busy work week, we had a bit of a sleep in today.  I was in bed until about 8:30 AM as an early riser, where as the others took a bit longer to rise and shine.

After a hearty camp breakfast with the required full rations of meat, we headed for an afternoon of fishing on Nicola Lake. MrsWT73’s dad, ever the handy man, had a rugged boat that fit the four of us. “The Relic” took out out on Nicola Lake for a little experimental Kokanee Salmon fishing. 

Priority Boarding onto “The Relic”
Still Waters today on the Fresh Water Lake
Mountain Views over Water
This is your “captain” speaking
Luxury Recreation Properties on Nicola Lake

The weather started off a little gray this morning but the cheer was all there.

MrsWT73 and her dad enjoying a laugh

As we got underway, it was lines out to see what was out there. We managed to catch a few although they were very small put backs.

Small Kokanee Catches
Reeling in the Catch of the Day
Tiny Kokanee Salmon

We all got into it. Of course, we had to have a little homage to Newfoundland’s “Being Screeched In”. Canadians will recognize that this is a tradition of having to “kiss the fish” after drinking Newfoundland Rum.

My homage to Newfoundland’s “Being Screeched In”

A terrific break from our every day lives for myself and MrsWT73 of leading teams and working endless email queues among competing demands. 

Driving from Quilchena to Penticton:

One hundred and seventy six kilometers travelled

After our day on the lake it was a shorter one hour and forty minute drive up to Penticton from Nicola Lake. We bid MrsWT73’s dad and wife good bye and thanked them for their family “home” hospitality.

The trip was mostly free way for the first part. We avoided the ire of the traffic police that often patrol the connector.

Travelling the Okanagan Connector
First Views of Okanagan Lake
Views of Okanagan Lake coming off Route 97C

We passed off the Coquihalla Connector and on to the local two lane highway road down to Penticton once we had reached the Okanagan Lake. 

Lake Side Road Views on Highway 97

We arrived comfortably at our destination of the Fairfield Inn and Suites, Penticton. A great day overall of travelling along with a little activity on the side that was fun for both of us.


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