Formerly known as the Ponderosa Resort - under new management. Opens May 1st, 2019.
Nice to meet you! Our names are Leanne and Kevin (Bear) Sallenback. We purchased the property from Karin and Wolfgang Martens who have ran it for 45 years under the name 'Ponderosa Resort'. We've actually known the Martens for a long time and have spent time with the whole family over the years. We feel privileged to carry on their legacy at Canim Lake.
We decided to escape the city life and come back to the place we love. So we quit our jobs, sold our house in the Lower Mainland and decided to jump right in. Trading corporate for the Cariboo is an exciting venture - and we can only hope we get 45 years here.
Bear grew up here with a family cabin on the lake and I have spent the last 13 years getting to know the area. It is our version of paradise and we can't wait to share it with our guests. We love fishing, snowmobiling, exploring the trails and checking out all the local activities. As Bear's dad Owen used to say 'Cool, crisp Canim Lake - carved out of the ice age' - it's a beauty for sure.
We don't know what the future has in-store for us, but we are so excited about our new life as resort owners. And our fur baby, Ryker (our #1) is very pleased with our decision. Thanks everyone for your support - we are expecting some laughs along the way as we learn this business!
- The Sallenbacks