It is with great pleasure that we, John Elley & Sara Spearman, introduce ourselves to you as the new Owners of Echo Lake Resort. We want to thank Corey & Kira and the Kmyta family for entrusting us with the Resort and all of their hard work over the years. We are excited to meet all of our campers & guests this season!
Sara grew up in sunny Tsawwassen in a home surrounded by forest and sea and has lived in the Lower Mainland her whole life. Every summer was spent at her family’s rustic cabin on the shores of Green Lake in the Cariboo and Echo Lake feels like home already. When not rowing, swimming, or fishing, you can find her building, designing and crafting.
John has an avid love for nature and the outdoors. His childhood memories are of being at his family dairy farm in Chemainus BC, spending summers with his grandpa and grandma and cousins, and fishing the local pond on the farm. His love of nature has led him to hunt and fish in a sustainable manner both in BC and Alberta, respecting the environment and the wildlife surrounding him.
John’s two daughters are his pride and joy, and his first granddaughter is arriving in March.
Sara & John met while working for the BC Government as Peace Officers/Investigators and have worked for over 25 years in Public Safety and Emergency Services careers. Sara has worked for the City of Vancouver, RCMP and BC Provincial government and John’s careers have seen him working as a Primary Care Paramedic working both ground and air ambulance in Alberta, Peace Officer, Volunteer Fire Fighter and a Community Coroner here in BC. John has owned and operated businesses including fire safety equipment and worked as an Area Director for the non-profit organization called Young Life.
Many of you have reservations and starting in March, we’ll be contacting you to confirm your bookings. Please check the Cabins & Campground pages for 2022 Rates.
New updates to the Resort
With new ownership comes new and exciting plans and we want to share with you some of those that you will see this season and some plans for the future.
We will be allowing 4-legged family members starting this season! It will be closely monitored to make sure that our guests have the best vacation ever.
There will be a new entry sign! We are in the process of design, and it will be unveiled on our website in April.
We are committed to the growth of the resort and making your stay even nicer. Over the next couple of years, we will be upgrading the power grid and moving lines underground, so you only see the beauty that surrounds Echo Lake Resort. We are hoping to build an accessible washroom and update the cabins. The resort will see a refresh of color to the buildings and structures with historical themes and a Monashee Mountain / Echo Lake feel.
We will retain the peaceful, family-oriented experience of Echo Lake Resort as well as protect the Provincial Park’s natural beauty. We hope you join us on this adventure and know that you are welcome to make suggestions and comments along the way. We look forward to serving our customers and being amazing stewards of Echo Lake and the Resort.