Pitka Bay Resort

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Get away without going far away… Pitka Bay Resort offers the seclusion of a remote getaway yet is only minutes from Fort St. James, the Stuart Lake Golf Course and the Murray Ridge Ski Hill. Located on the sparkling shores of Stuart Lake, Pitka Bay Resort offers fully-contained suites as well as tent campsites and RV sites with full hook-ups. Hot showers and barbecue pits plus free firewood are available for campers. Suites are available with one or two bedrooms, full kitchen and colour TV. Everything you need is on site, including a small store with snacks and essentials and bait & tackle, boat rentals, marina with fuel and boat launch.

Pitka Bay Resort is a member of the Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce and the winner of the 2010 Tourism Excellence Award.

Meet Rick & Margo Claughton

Meet Rick & Margo Claughton

Pitka Bay Resort has been a part of the community since 1972 and has long been a favourite getaway spot for locals as well as people from all over BC. Rick & Margo Claughton have been operating it since 2005, and Margo feels lucky to live in such a beautiful location. It sometimes feels like their own personal resort, although they are often busy serving their guests, especially during the summer months.

Margo describes buying the resort as "a new adventure" for the couple, at least back in 2005. Today they are pros at running the resort and entertaining guests. In fact, getting to know a variety of different people is their favourite part the job. Of course, spending time outdoors is part and parcel of running a resort that caters to outdoors lovers. The Claughtons never get tired of it. Margo especially enjoys relaxing by the lake with a good book.

Margo and Rick are encouraged by what appears to be an increase in business recently. In fact, they feel that there is more activity in general in and around the Fort St. James area. Both agree that Fort St. James has a particular special energy about it that's fueled by friendly, warm people and a desire to see the area grow and thrive.

4636 Pitka Road
Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0


Sunday to Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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