a board game getaway on canim lake

Facilitated by Nick Angiers from Meeple Leaf May 30 - June 2, 2019


Meeple Leaf Board Game Getaway is a family-friendly event held at beautiful Canim Lake, for 4 days and 3 nights. During the day guests do outdoorsy activities, like kayaking, hiking and fishing, and in the evenings join us in the game room to play board games with the rest of the group. Or you can just play games all day, we won’t judge! Guests stay at lovely South Point Resort, in their choice of lakeside cabin, condo, or campsite. 

Canim Lake is about a 5½-hour drive north of Vancouver. Yes it’s far, but that’s the point! Imagine the memorable experiences you’ll have enjoying this part of the province you’ve likely never been to, and making new friends while playing board games! Carpooling options will be available. Meals are not included; guests bring their own food and prepare it in their unit’s kitchen or on the grill.

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Come to the Cariboo


Never been to Canim Lake? You're missing out. Come check out this Cariboo must-see while you enjoy a weekend of gaming. 

Lakeside accommodations


Stay in rustic cabins and condos right on Canim Lake and enjoy a common gaming area in a beautiful log home. 

cost of retreat

included in price

What this includes:

  • 3 nights lakeside accommodation
  • Towels and linens 
  • Kitchen with fridge and stove in each condo/cabin, fire pit with each campsite; common charcoal BBQ also available
  • Access to the game room, with an open library of 100 specially selected games
  • South Cariboo map
  • Kayaks, pedal boats and paddleboards (sign up sheets on-site)  
  • Suggestions for activities like hiking at Canim Falls

Available at additional cost:

  • Fishing boats: $30/hour or $120/day plus gas. Must present valid boating license
  • Pontoon boat rental: $200 half day or $350 full day. Must present valid boating license
  • Pontoon boat cruise of Canim Lake: $25/person
  • Firewood: $15/wheelbarrow
  • The South Point Office on site sells other camping necessities, as well as South Point swag There is also the Canim Lake General Store 5 min drive away, which sells alcohol 
  • WiFi is available onsite for $4/day if you want to stay connected
  • If you would like to bring your own boat, keep it on our docks for a $10/day moorage fee 
  • Interested in horseback riding? We can set you up with a local operator

What to bring: 

  • Food, drinks and snacks.There is no restaurant at the resort; bring your own groceries and cook in your kitchen, or bring a grill, with a charcoal one for common use. Cold soft drinks, beer and snacks will be available for purchase in the game room. 
  • Any games you’d like to play. This is a great chance to get those monolithic games to the table! Games can be left set up overnight.
  • Camping gear. Beach towels, sunscreen, bug repellent/zappers, fishing gear, etc.


suggested itinerary


Thursday, May 30 

Morning: Depart from home

Afternoon: Arrive at Canim Lake, resort activities

Evening: Board games

Friday, May 31

Morning: Resort activities

Afternoon: Resort activities

Evening: Board games

Saturday, June 1

Morning: Resort activities

Afternoon: Resort activities

Evening: Board games

Sunday, June 2

Morning: Resort activities

Afternoon: Depart from Canim Lake

Evening: Arrive at home

This is just a suggested itinerary, you can extend your trip on either end, and will have a choice of things to do throughout each day. For example, in the evenings you can hang out around the bonfire instead of playing games, and during the day if you just feel like relaxing and playing a game or two there will likely be someone willing to join you! 

sign up!

Register today and save your spot. Please see booking terms below.

South Point Resort



booking terms

The deadline for verbal or written confirmation is April 31, 2019. Contact me, Meeple Leaf organizer Nick Angiers (nick@nickangiers.com). For more information about Meeple Leaf, check out https://meepleleaf.ca 

The deadline for your 30% deposit is May 7, 2019. If a spot you booked is requested by someone else and there are no other spots of that type available, I will ask you to pay your deposit early to secure your spot.


  • Requested by May 15:  100% of all fees paid
  • Requested by May 22:  50% of all fees paid
  • Requested after May 22:  no refund

Why join us?

1 Lake


Enjoy your stay at South Point Resort on beautiful Canim Lake, BC - in the heart of the BC Cariboo.



That's right. There is plenty of time for gaming, lake activities and relaxing by the bonfire.

100 Games


For real. Bring your own, or enjoy the array that will be onsite. Tables and common gaming area provided.