CHEEKYE RANCH, EST 2014

Cheekye Ranch boasts a stunning stretch of land bordering the Cheakamus river, a scenic 45 minute drive from Vancouver, British Columbia. Heading just north of Brackendale, British Columbia, will take you to the Cheekye locality, and the home of Cheekye Ranch.

Enjoy front row seats to one of North America’s largest congregations of wintering bald eagles. The best eagle viewing is seen between December and February. Cheakamus River offers seasonal fishing for salmon, steelhead, trout and char and and is a popular destination for anglers. Abundant mossy rainforest with sky-high mountain views provides ample chance to spot wildlife – bears, eagles, deer, and otters – in their natural environment.

Cheekye Ranch is unique, with many different landscapes across a beautiful 68 acre ranch. Pigs, cats, dogs, horses, and a donkey named Cheeks call the ranch home. Second Chance Cheekye Ranch (SCCR) is a charitable organization which operates out of Cheekye Ranch. SCCR rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes horses in troubling situations, many of which are bound for slaughter in Canada. Visit www.secondchancecheekyeranch.com to learn more.


CHEEKYE HISTORY

Cheekye was formerly a passenger station on the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. It was home to a fishing lodge, cabins, a small store, a logging camp, and a post office from October 16, 1924 to August 8, 1931. 

Named after the Cheekye River, Cheekye Ranch is at the corner of the only bridge across the Cheakamus River, below the abandoned settlement of Garibaldi. The bridge leads to two roads. The right heads northeast to the Paradise Valley neighbourhood, which lies along the Cheakamus below its canyon. The left leads up the Squamish Valley to various Indigenous Lands of the Squamish Nation. Continuing north leads to the valleys of the Elaho and other tributaries of the Squamish river. 

Credit to the Squamish History Archives