Adams Lake

Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run

Located in southern British Columbia amid the Columbia Mountains, Adams Lake is a more remote and less developed neighbor to nearby Shuswap Lake. Covering 34,000 acres with 93 miles of shoreline, Adams Lake reaches depths of 1,502 feet, making it…

Seymour Lake

Hudson Bay Glacier from the Top

Seymour Lake may not be on everyone’s recreational radar, but this natural lake just outside of the town of Smithers, British Columbia certainly delights those who find it. Smithers is noted as a winter sports haven midway between Port Rupert…

Pitt Lake

Cedar Waxwing at Pitt Lake

North America’s largest freshwater tidal lake is impressive 19,000-acre Pitt Lake near Vancouver. Nestled in a valley north of the Fraser River, Pitt Lake’s natural setting is much like a fjord with the long narrow lake winding between steep mountain…

Buntzen Lake

Buntzen Lake in Winter

Nestled beneath lush green mountains near the British Columbia coastline, beautiful Buntzen Lake offers a wealth of hiking enjoyment to recreation seekers. Located less than 30 miles by car from Vancouver, Buntzen Lake is one of the main storage reservoirs…

Stave Lake and Hayward Lake

Steelhead Falls Near Hayward Lake

Stave Lake and Hayward Lake are reservoirs located about an hour east of Vancouver in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. Managed by BC Hydro, these lakes provide many recreational opportunities as well as a healthy portion of BC’s hydroelectric power. A…

Alouette Lake

Canoes at Golden Ears Provincial Park

Only an hour away from big-city Vancouver, Alouette Lake provides a wilderness experience and a mountain view of beautiful Golden Ears Provincial Park. Originally named Lillooet Lake, the reservoir was renamed Alouette Lake to distinguish it from another Lillooet Lake…

Nimpkish Lake

Marbled Murrelet

Nimpkish Lake is a scenic wonder and a prime destination for windsurfers and fishermen. Located at the northeast corner of Vancouver Island, Nimpkish Lake forms a wide and extremely deep spot along 14 miles of the Nimpkish River. In fact,…

Slocan Lake

Slocan Lake Panoramic

Beautiful Slocan Lake occupies a scenic portion of British Columbia’s Slocan River Valley. This natural undammed lake is unusual as it has no major rivers running into it. Instead, a number of small streams bring water into the deep and…

Great Central Lake

Della Falls

One of the most popular spots on a hot summer day on Vancouver Island is Great Central Lake. Long and narrow, nestled beneath low mountains, Great Central Lake stretches over 25 miles west to east. The shoreline is steep and…

Capilano Lake

Cleveland Dam at Capilano Lake

One of the most beautiful lakes in British Columbia is uninhabited Capilano Lake. The reservoir was created when Cleveland Dam was built across the Capilano River in 1954 just outside North Vancouver. The lake provides about 40% of the North…

Emerald Lake

Takakkaw Falls

Emerald Lake, the largest lake in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park, is also one of the most scenic. The lovely lake nestled in the Emerald Basin below little Emerald Glacier is surrounded by the Canadian Rockies, including the President Range,…

Bowron Lakes

Bowron Lake Sunset

Central British Columbia’s Bowron Lakes is one of North America’s finest canoe tours. Famous the world over, the Bowron Lakes attract visitors from all over Canada, the United States and Europe. About 4,500 paddlers enjoy the 72-mile circular canoe route…

Kelly Lake BC

Microbialites

Kelly Lake has secrets. But the biggest secret is a secret no more – and has put small Kelly Lake on the international radar. Both NASA and the Canadian Space Agency are hanging out at Kelly Lake these days, in…

Pavilion Lake

Stunning Turquoise Lake

Something’s going on at Pavilion Lake in British Columbia’s Cariboo region . . .something besides the trout fishing, the camping, hiking, canoeing and scuba diving. Pavilion Lake is the home base of a joint space exploration research project between NASA…