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...just a three hour drive from Vancouver, via BC’s scenic & spectacular Coquihalla Highway.

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Mayor’s Message On behalf of our residents, I extend a very warm welcome from the community of Logan Lake. We encourage you to come to Logan Lake to “Discover our Nature” and enjoy the many wonderful all-season outdoor recreational opportunities we have to offer! Logan Lake is a progressive, family-oriented community that provides a safe and secure environment. We have both a high school and an elementary school in town, and for post secondary education Thompson Rivers University is located in Kamloops. Logan Lake has great tasting, safe water; a recreation centre, including an arena for hockey and curling; many neighbourhood parks; and sound municipal infrastructure, public roads, and utilities. We have become a leading example of what a FireSmart community can look like by developing one of the first Community Wildfire Protection Plans in the province. In addition to protecting the community from wildfire, these efforts have allowed the community to build an extensive trail network that is continually being improved upon. Our residents also live in Logan Lake because they enjoy our diverse recreational opportunities that include cross country skiing, snowmobiling, curling, hockey, fishing and ice fishing, golfing, hiking, ATV riding, and biking. Recently, the community has added the 18-hole Copper Ridge Disc Golf Course, and a new state-of-the-art Bike Skills Park for our youth. Our many community events attract visitors from all over the country. A

few winter events include the Polar Carnival, Western Cup of Pond Hockey Tournament, Logan Lake Loop Speed Skating event, and our unique winter “Polarathon” triathlon. Summer events include Canada Day celebrations, Logan Lake Days, the Lions Lobsterfest, Highland Valley Copper Open House, Little Britches Rodeo, ATV BC and many, many more. Our town is a place where people call home, and where visitors become friends. Our municipality is a place where people volunteer, where people care about their neighbours. We are small-town Canada and we are 2,073 residents strong; we are built on an industry of rich natural resources and the even richer resource of hard-working people. Today, nestled in the heart of the highland valley, Logan Lake is a thriving community. We are growing with both residential and commercial developments. We are known as a place where recreation and nature meet, attracting a myriad of people looking for a peaceful, rural, active lifestyle. So if you are here for a visit, staying at our municipal campground on the lake, attending an event, or looking for your next home, I extend a personal invitation to you to contact our municipal office at (250) 5236225 and I would be pleased to take you on a tour of our friendly community. www.loganlake.ca.

Mayor Marlon Dosch

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Wild Birds .................................. 13 Logan Lake Maps ..................14-17 Road Maps ...........................18-19 Highland Valley Copper .........20-21 GeoCaching ..........................22-23 History..................................24-25

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Logan Lake has a strong sense of community, with community groups holding annual events throughout the year. Six of the more prominent events are featured here. For more information on events in Logan Lake, check out www.loganlake.ca.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WESTERN CANADA POND HOCKEY CLASSIC In January, Logan Lake hosts the Western Pond Hockey Classic. Hundreds of players come from all over Western Canada to participate in this threeday tournament on the Lake.

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POLAR CARNIVAL The week following the pond hockey tournament is filled with a flurry of activity. From ice painting to snowman contests, this week is filled with family fun.

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE On June 1, Logan Lake comes alive by kicking off the summer months with a huge community-wide garage sale. People come from all over the region to partake as dozens of households participate in this unique annual event.

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LOGAN LAKE DAY The biggest event of the year is Logan Lake Day, which the community celebrates during the first weekend in August with a full day of activities and events.

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HIGHLAND VALLEY COPPER’S OPEN HOUSE On the Monday of the long weekend in August, Highland Valley Copper Mine holds its illuminating annual open house.

OPEN MARKET The Logan Lake Open Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday from June until September, and offers everything under the sun, from fresh local food to cosmetics.

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The Logan Lake Campground is just outside of Logan Lake and a short walk on a paved pathway along the lakeshore takes you right into town. The campground is located on the shore of the lake and has a 21-metre dock along with a boat launch. Trail heads access the network of trails that surrounds Logan Lake and the neighbouring golf course provides a perfect complement to those relaxing days on the dock. Two hot shower facilities and power at 35 of the sites ensure all guests will be comfortable at the campground.

Did You Know? LOGAN LAKE’S GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION Elevation of 1067m (3500 ft.) Longitude 50°3’ North & Latitude 121° West

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Logan Lake is at the heart of a series of world-class trout fishing lakes and, because of the efforts of the community, they provide the opportunity to catch large fish consistently. The lake is a small one at twelve hectares in size, but because of the two aerators, spawning channel, stocking activities and plentiful food, it supports a large population of trout. Five-pound trout are a regular catch in Logan Lake, with some getting as big as ten pounds. The quota for trout in Logan Lake is two and only electric motors are permitted. Logan Lake also provides great fly fishing. There are two docks; one on the southwest side of the lake where the town is located and other on the northeast side of the lake at the campground. These docks provide plenty of space for the fishermen and women who come to enjoy Logan Lake’s exciting fishing environment. If you are looking for variety, there are more than a dozen fishable lakes within half an hour of Logan Lake, some with challenging four-by-four or hiking access only while others are easily accessible, like Logan Lake. There are numerous fishing lodges in the area that can provide accommodations, boat rentals and tips on fishing locations and conditions. Check out www.visitloganlake.ca for more information.

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DAIRY LAKE This 25-hectare lake is located east of Greenstone Mountain. The lake is best fished by trolling, although fly-fishing can be effective at times. There is a boat launch at the forest service site on the northeast shore.

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BOSE LAKE Located north of Highway 97C on Bose Lake Road, Bose lake has a small forest service site with camping and boat launch. This highelevation lake offers good fishing for Rainbow trout up to 1 kg in size on a fly. Rainbow are stocked annually at the 30-hectare lake. CALLING LAKE This 30-hectare, high-elevation lake is comprised of dark, nutrient-rich waters and is stocked periodically. The lake produces well for Rainbow trout up to 1 kg in size throughout the spring and fall. When trolling, use a gang troll or leech pattern; for fly-fishing, use a shrimp pattern.

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DOMINIC LAKE This 35-hectare lake is located north of Face Lake on the Paska Lake Road (four wheel drive recommended). The lake offers good fishing for stocked Rainbow to 1 kg, best caught by fly-fishing (attractor patterns) or trolling (gang troll). There is an undeveloped campsite on the east end of the lake as well as a resort with camping facilities. FACE LAKE Located north of Highway 97C on Paska Lake road (four wheel drive recommended), this 60-acre stocked lake is best trolled. A forest service site lies on the north end of the lake offering a boat launch, as well as camping facilities.

GUMP LAKE The 20-acre Gump Lake contains stocked Rainbow trout that can reach 2 kg in size. This shallow, clear lake is accessed by hiking the deactivated roads from the Witch’s Brook Road. Fly-fishing is the preferred method of fishing with the chironomid and mayfly hatches to the mid-June sedge hatch being the best times to catch. MAMIT LAKE On Highway 97C between Logan Lake and Merritt, Mamit Lake is accessed by paved roads and is a fair fishing lake for Rainbow trout reaching 2 kg. Mamit has a boat launch on the east side of the lake. PASKA LAKE This lake has a boat launch and camping facilities at a small forest service site on its northwestern shore. This lake produces Rainbow up to 1 kg that are caught throughout the spring and fall by trolling a flatfish or leech pattern or by casting a damselfly or attractor fly. TUNKWA LAKE A very popular lake in the region, Tunkwa has fair numbers of Rainbow that can grow up to 3 kg. It is stocked heavily and is best fished using a fly or by trolling in the spring or fall since the lake is subject to draw down in the summer. For patient fly anglers, the early June damselfly hatch and the spring chironomid hatch are probably the best times to fish. Several amenities can be found at the resort located on the northeast side of the lake. TUPPER LAKE Accessed by a four-wheel-drive road north of Cathaway Lake, Tupper offers good Rainbow trout fishing thoughout the spring and fall. It is best to use a fly (attractor type pattern) or by spin-casting a small lure with bait for the stocked trout. There is a forest service site complete with a boat launch on the lake. WALLOPER LAKE Walloper Lake is a popular family lake with good shoreline fishing. Its dark, nutrientrich waters produce many small Rainbow trout that can easily be caught. The lake is aerated in the winter to prevent winterkill and ice fishing is not recommended. Picnicking, a wharf and boat launch facilities are found at the provincial park.

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Golf season at this nine-hole golf course usually begins in late April and, barring a late spring or early snowfall, lasts until mid-October. Meadow Creek offers some surprising challenges to golfers, including wildlife such as beautiful deer, coyotes, eagles or bears visible from the fairways.

MEADOW CREEK GOLF Although summer temperatures can sometimes soar upwards of 30°C, Meadow Creek’s subalpine setting usually means cooler conditions than in most interior valleys, making it a great retreat from the mid-summer heat. The course has some hilly terrain, a wicked dogleg, and a creek that runs through it. There are membership opportunities for Highland Valley Copper Mine workers and contractors, out-oftown residents and seniors. There are themes throughout the week that encourage golfers of all ages and abilities to come out and have fun on the course. Check out www.golfloganlake.ca for more information or call the clubhouse at 250-523-6666.

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SNOWMOBILING Among snowmobiling enthusiasts, Logan Lake has a reputation for excellence. You can investigate the vast, snow-covered forest following the marked trails or explore the back-country by creating your own. All the great opportunities for ATVs to explore

in the summertime increase exponentially when the snow falls and snowmobile season starts up. The snowmobiling terrain surrounding Logan Lake comes in all kinds of difficulty levels from easy to advanced, and the endless terrain is just waiting to be ridden.

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DRIVE ROUTE A: 235KM

DRIVING ROUTES Logan Lake is about 1,100 metres above sea level, and is surrounded by thick forests which contrast sharply with the semi-arid, deserlike landscapes of the neighbouring towns of Merritt, Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Kamloops. The roads leading up to Logan Lake wind their way amongst lakes, hills and heavy forest. The routes suggested here take you through a wide variety of terrain that will get you well-acquainted with the region. Enjoy!

A short 2.5 or 3 hour drive, this route features the most back roads of the four suggested routes. These local roads are often wide open and full of interesting curves and esses and beautiful views.

DRIVE ROUTE B: 228KM

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DRIVE ROUTE C: 362 KM

A longer route, it’s suggested to plan for 5 hours of driving. This route features the widest variety of landscapes, from the arid landscape near Merritt to the mountains near Lillooet and the highlands near Logan Lake. If it’s diversity you crave, this is the route for you.

DRIVE ROUTE D: 433KM

The longest loop, plan for 6 hours of driving. This route takes you down the beautiful Fraser Valley, up over the Coquihalla and then along a short piece of local road from Merritt to Logan Lake. While this route has the highest quality of pavement, it likely has the most traffic as well.

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HIGHLAND VALLEY COPPER Highland Valley Copper has been turning out

Kamloops, Logan Lake, Merritt and other areas.

copper and molybdenum for many years, and will

Teck Resources Ltd., which owns Highland Valley

continue to do so until at least 2025.

(97.5 per cent of shares), is a Canadian company

The mine is the largest copper mine in Canada,

that also owns and operates mines in other parts

and one of the largest copper mining and

of Canada and around the world, including

concentrating operations in the world. Located

Alaska and Chile.

about 15 kilometres west of Logan Lake, it employs

Today, there are nearly 250 people from Logan

about 1,230 people who come from Ashcroft,

Lake and 125 people from Merritt and Lower

Visit One of the Largest Mining Operations in the World!

Highland Valley Copper Mine Tours Tours offered three days a week Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 pm Starting May 23 & Ending August 23

or stop by our Annual Open House â&#x20AC;˘ Monday August 5th Regular Mine Tour Duration: 2.5 Hours Children under the age of 12 are The guided bus tour showcases not permitted on the daily tours. various interest points of the mine site and includes a video presentation. CALL AHEAD to reserve your seat. Space is limited HVC is an industrial setting, casual to a maximum of 20 persons per tour. dress is recommended: pants, runners, Tour time: 1 pm and no open toed footwear.

Reserve Your FREE Tour Today 250-523-3802 Hwy 97C Logan Lake, BC

Monday, August 5th, 2013 Is our Family Day Open House

Open to all ages with some age restrictions on various tours, the Open House is a day showcasing many aspects of the mine including five different types of tours, many displays and family entertainment

Open House Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Hunting • Camping • Fishing

GET GEARED UP

Largest selection of Áies in the Nicola Valley

(250) 378-9211 • 2052 Nicola Ave. www.nicolavalleyoutdoors.com

TJ’s Bistro

& Ice Cream Parlour

Nicola working at Highland Valley

Copper produces consistently at

Copper. Teck began a series of

the mine, and the available molyb-

upgrades to the mine including

denum is valuable, fetching high

improvements to the rock mill that,

prices.

when finished, will increase the

Mining from the two open pit mines,

efficiency and profitability of the

Lornex and Valley, brings in an av-

mine.

erage of 41.7 million tonnes of ore

Highland Valley Copper is open

per year. Copper is used in many

24 hours a day, 365 days a year,

ways. When mixed with iron, it’s

which allows for continual, ongo-

used to make steel. It is also used

ing shifts. The last time the mine

to build pipes, including pipelines.

shut down was in 1998-99, when

Molybdenum is also used to create

the price of copper dropped sig-

steel.

nificantly. The mine was closed for

The entire process, from digging the

six months, but resumed operations

material out of the ground to pro-

once copper prices rose again.

cessing it in the mill to shipping it

Every day, the mine turns out about

off in big trucks, can be seen at the

900 tonnes of copper concentrate

mine during tours open to the public

and about 10 tonnes of molybde-

this summer. To reserve a free tour,

num concentrate.

call (250) 523-3307.

Delicious fresh baking, heart warming soups & more. ats Summer Tre nsed & Fully Lice Summer Hours: 6 Days A Week 6 am - 8 pm #91 - 111 Chartrand Ave., Logan Lake

250-523-9541 Hunting • Camping • Fishing

GET GEARED UP

Largest selection of Áies in the Nicola Valley

(250) 378-9211 • 2052 Nicola Ave. www.nicolavalleyoutdoors.com

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GEOCACHING LLogan Lake L k iis a partt off a llarge geocaching hi network t k organized by a regional organization called Gold Country. There are several geocaches that are managed by Gold Country in and around Logan Lake that can take you on an exciting tour of the area. Local geocaches are found in the beautiful nooks of the area, leading you to a different perspective on

the scenery while you th the hi historical th hil showing h i t i l roots t of settlement in Logan Lake. Participants will see old mines, original settler homesteads, beautiful lakes and vistas and the existing Highland Valley Copper Mine. There are caches that can be found by people from every level, so when you come to Logan Lake, bring your GPS and hunt down those caches.

GOLD COUNTRY GEOTOURISM ADVENTURES Field Guide providers can be found at www.goldtrail.com

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GeoCache

Coordinates www.goldtrail.com

NK & S ............................... GC3PCEK Tunkwa Lake.......................GC1VBVC The Birth of Logan Lake......GC1V1WP Logan Lake Pioneers ..........GC1VBWP Transvaal Mine ...................GC1TQFD HVC Mine ........................... GC1TXPX Paska Lake ....................... GC1VNQ7 Joseph Burr - Glossie City....GC3P97H George Dawson .................GC3P8N7 Glossy Mountain................ GC3PCN8 Logan Lake Shovel ............. GC3PCKG Stake Lake Trail...................GC3P9A8 Mimi Falls ..........................GC3Q6XK Bluebird Trail....................... GC3P8K4 Craigmont Mine .................. GC1TQEP Monck Prov. Park ...............GC1TTW0 Merritt Viewpoint .................GC1TTVC Pineridge Cemetery ............GC1TTWA Trinity United Church ............GC1TTXZ

Baillie House ...................... GC3P8RM Godey Creek Trails.............. GC3PBCZ James Teit ........................... GC3PBD4 Nicola Sub. Agate & Dot ......GC3PBDF Jesus Garcia ....................... GC3PBDR McLean Brothers ...............GC1TWQN Mary Lafek, Pioneer ........... GC1TTQX Pennask Lake & Esker .........GC1VCKZ Promontory Lookout ..........GC1TTWQ Clapperton Falls.................. GC1TQE8 Quilchena ..........................GC3PAMG Salmon Valley.................... GC3PAN2 Paradise Lakes................... GC3PAM3 Stump Lake ........................ GC3P8MP Trans Canada Trail ..............GC3PANE Guichon Lundbom Grasslands .........................GC1V1X7 Brookmere..........................GC1V1YV AP Mining Characters ......... GC1TKPX

The Smith’s......................... GC1V1ZA Aspen Grove Mining Camp ......................GC1TQ48 Stoyoma ............................ GC1V20G Merritt Subdivision ...............GC3PCJ6 Kane Valley Ski Trail ........... GC3PBDY Kentucky-Alleyne Prov. Park ............................GC3PBE6 Henry Castilou .................... GC3PBEG

Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre 2040 Mamette Ave., Merritt, BC

250-378-6662

Merritt Convention & Civic Centre 1950 Mamette Ave., Merritt, BC

250-315-1050 www.loganlake. c a

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HISTORY OF LOGAN LAKE In the heart of Gold Country, Logan Lake is one of British Columbia’s newest towns. In the 1970s, it was built to house the families and workers at the Lornex mine. Ranchers have been in the area since 1870, but it was not until the early 1900s that the miners came to the valley. Frank Cyril Swannell explored and mapped the Highland Valley in 1910. In the beginning, mining in the area was labour-intensive. Hardy souls had to cross great, rugged distances to transport copper to a smelter. The haul was long by horse-drawn wagon on steep dirt cattletrails through the Highland Valley to Ashcroft and beyond. In the mid-1960s, technology allowed the copper mining industry a more feasible future in the Highland Valley. Dr. Egil Lorntzen, a geophysicist, was one of the main players in developing mining in the region. Soon, excavation began, and with that came the swift construction of the town of Logan Lake. During the summer of 1970, excavation for utility services underground and surveying for housing began. Home construction began in the early winter for workers at the Lornex mine and their families. Hay bails were often used to insulate basement concrete and water

lines to protect them from freezing. While the town was being erected, the province appointed John Aldrich from Lornex as Mayor. In 1971, the Village of Logan Lake was incorporated. All the town and district services were built in one compact area to provide easy access for residents. The municipal and district building was built next door to the fire hall and RCMP detachment, with health services just across the street. Retail shops and the library were all built in a convenient pedestrian-only mall. Lornex donated $800,000 for construction costs of sewage and wastewater services and a television repeater station. A recreation society was formed and Lornex donated money for the playground and sports fields as well. In August of 1971, the people came. There were eighty homes, five condos and thirty trailer lots ready for residents, and a school that was completed by enrolment date. The copper of the Highland Valley is a valuable metal, but, more importantly, copper laid the foundation for the birth and growth of a town. Today, many families live and work in the beautifully situated, thriving town of Logan Lake.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA AMBASSADOR PROGRAM www.bcambassador.com The mandate of the program is to:

Candidates are judged on:

xNurture provincial leaders of the future xPromote and assist with the expenses of post-secondary education xForge links of friendship and understanding throughout British Columbia communities

xPromotion of Tourism of their Community xGeneral knowledge of British Columbia (including current events) xPersonal Interviews with the Judges xPresentation Skills xPublic Speaking xTalent

Acacia Schmietenknop {Kamloops} Carley Henniger {Trail} Mariah Morris {Castlegar}

The British Columbia Ambassador Program began in 1999; it is an annual event that takes place in Merritt, BC, August 16th & 17th. The program is open to any young man or woman age 17 to 24, who has held an Ambassador/Royal title in British Columbia. The British Columbia Ambassador team representing our youth travels throughout our province, promoting our mandate.

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