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British Columbia, Canada

BURNS LAKE AND THE

LAKES DISTRICT 2018 Official Travel Experience Guide


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INSIDE Welcome..............................................................................................................4 Village Street Map..............................................................................................6 3000 Miles of Fishing................................................................................... 7-11 Mountain Biking.........................................................................................12-15 Hiking..........................................................................................................16-19 Geo-caching......................................................................................................20 Recreation Sites.................................................................................................21 Walking Tour..............................................................................................22-23 History.........................................................................................................24-25

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Circle Tour...................................................................................................26-27

Departs Departs Southside Northside

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Community Information...........................................................................46-47

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First Nations Culture.................................................................................32-33 Salmon Fishing...........................................................................................34-35 Municipal Campground, Spirit Square & Lakeside Multiplex.............36-37

Cold Smoke Drags............................................................................................41 Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing....................................................42-44 Calendar of Events...........................................................................................45

Distance Chart..................................................................................................50 Front page photo: Kim Minger The Burns Lake Official Travel Experience Guide is a publication of the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce and the Lakes District News - Black Press. This document is available electronically from www.burnslakechamber.com. Efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, however the publisher accepts no responsibility for errors or omissions. © 2018 Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce. This publication must not be reproduced in full or in part without the express permission of the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce.

Box 339, 540 Hwy. 16 West, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Phone: (250) 692-3773 • Fax: 250 692-3701 Email: info@burnslakechamber.com • www.burnslakechamber.com

Burns Lake Visitor Centre - 540 Hwy 16 W Burns Lake BC

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Box 309, 23 - 3rd Avenue, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Phone: (250) 692-7526 • Fax: 250 692-3685 Email: advertising@ldnews.net • newsroom@ldnews.net www.ldnews.net

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(not applicable July and August) From Burns Lake turn south onto Hwy 35 and travel to the community of Francois Lake. Take the free, 20-minute ferry ride across Francois Lake to the community of Southbank.

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WELCOME TO THE LAKES DISTRICT Welcome to Burns Lake and the Lakes District, Mother Nature’s adventure playground. With 3000 miles of lakes, the region offers some of the best fishing and boating in British Columbia. Feel like catching a trophy rainbow? Try Eutsuk or Babine Lake. Like to fly fish? Grab your favourite rod and reel and try Helene or Mackenzie. These same bodies of water are great for boating too. Francois and Ootsa, with their hidden coves and pine-clad islands, are great for day-long and overnight cruises. Burns Lake and its smaller twin, Decker Lake, are perfect for kayaking and water skiing. Have a sailboard or jet ski? Bring these toys along too, because you’ll have plenty of opportunities to use them. Yet the Lakes District is more than just a boating and fishing paradise. The area has much more to offer outdoor enthusiasts. This region has always been popular with big game hunters, who come from all over the world to hunt moose, deer and black bear. Game birds are plentiful and some of the high country areas produce good-sized mountain goats. Hikers and cyclists will also find plenty to keep them busy here. There are more than two dozen trails in the region (many of them only minutes from downtown Burns Lake), and the Boer Mountain Recreation Area has world-class bike trails for riders of all skill levels.

There’s no shortage of camping available, either. Individuals who prefer well-established, easily accessible sites will find them along Tchesinkut, Babine, Francois, Uncha, and Takysie lakes. Looking for something a bit more secluded? The Lakes District Outdoor Recreation Society maintains over two dozen rustic recreation sites in out-of-way locations throughout the region. If it’s true wilderness you seek, look no further than Tweedsmuir Park, one of the largest protected areas in British Columbia. Accessible only by boat, helicopter, or float plane, it boasts crystal clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains. Artists and photographers will also find more than enough subject matter in the Lakes District. Sunsets and sunrises are often stunning here, and the wildlife plentiful. Take the free ferry across Francois Lake to the Southside, where pastoral scenes abound; travel a bit farther south to Ootsa Lake and see the craggy face of Mount Wells. Set up an easel almost anywhere, and you’ll find something worth sketching. Starting to get the picture? Like our village’s motto, “It’s only natural.” Come visit the Burns Lake; we offer only one warning, you might come for a week, and stay for a lifetime.

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3000 MILES OF FISHING It’s been the Lakes District’s motto for decades, and for good reason: the region boasts some of the best sports fishing in British Columbia. Anglers will be hard pressed not to find what they’re looking for in the area’s myriad of lakes and rivers. Don’t have a boat, or don’t want to travel far off the beaten path? No worries – there are plenty of fishing spots close to town and Highway 16.

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The Village of Burns Lake is located on TransCanada Highway 16, also known as the Yellowhead Highway. The village is 1,004 kilometres north of Vancouver, approximately 12 hours driving time and is 226 kilometres, or 2.5 hours drive, west of Prince George. From the east, Burns Lake is 496 kilometres or 5.5 hours travelling time from Prince Rupert. B.C.’s major airlines serve both Prince George and Smithers. VIA Rail serves Burns Lake year round and stops right in the centre of Burns Lake’s downtown core. You can find more information about the area from the friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Burns Lake Visitor Centre.

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ANGLERS' QUICK GUIDE TO LAKES IN THE AREA AUGIER LAKE is approximately 19 km long and is 32 km northwest of Burns Lake. Located a few miles past Pinkut Lake, it offers good char and trout fishing, a boat launch, and an attractive beach. BABINE LAKE is located north of Burns Lake. It can be accessed by driving 34 km on Babine Lake Road, or by traveling west of Burns Lake on Highway 16 and then north on Highway 118 to Granisle. Babine Lake is 177 km (110 miles) long, making it British Columbia’s longest natural lake. Mountains and beautiful scenery surround this pristine body of water, and its shoreline is dotted with sheltered bays and secluded sandy beaches. The lake supports rainbow trout, ling cod, dolly varden, lake trout (char), sockeye salmon (fall spawning run), and several other minor species. BINTA LAKE supports very fine char (up to 35 pounds) and rainbow trout fishing. Located approximately five km from Uncha Lake on good gravel road, this lake sports a boat launch. Excellent boating opportunities available as well. BULKLEY LAKE is located on the western edge of the Lakes Timber Supply Area, and supports healthy populations of rainbow trout. BURNS LAKE is located parallel to Highway 16 approximately 226 km west of Prince George. This long, narrow body of water is part of the Endako River, a tributary of the Nechako. It has abundant trout and northern pikeminnow, as well as some char and ling cod. Boat launch, dock, and swimming area at Radley Beach, which is adjacent to the town’s free municipal campground. CO-OP LAKE is located east of Burns Lake a short distance (4 km) north of Highway 16 on a good gravel road. This lake supports a population of eastern brook trout, and is known for excellent winter ice fishing. Boat launch available. DAY LAKE, like Bulkley Lake, is located west of Burns Lake and can be accessed by forest service roads. It is prime rainbow trout habitat.

Fishing Rod Loan Program With 3000 miles of fishing, it’s only fitting that the Rod Loan Program is available at the Burns Lake Visitor Centre. Sponsored by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of British Columbia, this program provides free fishing rods and tackle boxes for visitors to use – it’s as simple as borrowing a book from the library! If you’re visiting in the winter, ice fishing equipment is also available. Stop by the visitor centre or visit www.visitburnslake.ca for more information. Financial support provided by Rapala and the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.

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FRANCOIS LAKE is located south of Burns Lake, and can be accessed by Highway 35. At 120 km (75 miles) long, it’s one of the largest, deepest, and purest lakes in British Columbia. Francois produces trophy class rainbow trout, kokanee, dolly varden, and char. A short free ferry ride crosses Francois Lake to Southbank providing access to Uncha, Takysie, Ootsa, and a host of other fishing hotspots. GUYISHTON (MACKENZIE) LAKE is located less than 15 km south of Burns Lake along Highway 35. Take a short drive on the Guyishton Lake forest service road, and you’ll find this hidden treasure not far off the beaten path. A small lake by local standards, it nevertheless produces rainbow trout up to five pounds. Try a fly in fall. Rough boat launch facilities available.

PINKUT LAKE is located approximately 24 km from Burns Lake on Babine Lake Road. This lake has good trout and char fishing, with trout weighing in around two pounds. Boat launch available. STAR LAKE is located northeast of Burns Lake in the shadow of Boer Mountain. To access it, take the Boer Mountain forest service road beyond Kager Lake almost to the mountain peak, then grab your rod and tackle and hike east to the lake. This clear, cold mountain lake teems with rainbow trout, which can be caught from shore. Excellent hiking trails throughout the area.

EUTSUK LAKE is a huge body of water that supports monster-sized, world-class rainbow trout. This fishing ‘jewel’ in Tweedsmuir Park can be accessed only by boat, helicopter, or float plane. Boat access is via Ootsa and Whitesail Lakes to the portage, which boasts a narrow gauge railway for transporting vessels across into Eutsuk. Stunning scenery awaits you.

TAGETOCHLAIN (POPLAR) LAKE provides trout up to three pounds, and char to 25. The lake is about 1.6 km off the Tahtsa access road on another good gravel route.

For more information on any of these lakes and their associated facilities, contact the Burns Lake Visitor Centre (250) 692-3773.

KAGER LAKE is a small body of water located less than 15 minutes from downtown Burns Lake on a good gravel road. This lake has rainbow trout in abundance, but seldom are they larger than a pound or two. Camping areas, hiking and biking trails. Boat launch and a dock are located on-site.

TAKYSIE LAKE is approximately 48 km south of Burns Lake on the Southside. It can be accessed by taking Highway 35 south from Burns Lake, crossing Francois Lake by ferry, and following the signage. This lake produces rainbow trout up to 10 pounds. Boat launch available.

MAXAN LAKE is located southwest of Burns Lake and can be accessed by many secondary (gravel) roads leading south off Highway 16. It teems with rainbow trout and char from spring through fall. Boat launching facilities are available.

TALTAPIN LAKE is located 38 km north of Burns Lake. It is very good for deep char fishing, and trout are plentiful. Taltapin can be reached by driving 19 km on the Babine Lake Road, and another 19 km on the Augier/Taltapin Road. Both of these routes are well-maintained gravel roads, but be on the lookout for logging trucks and other industrial traffic. Boat launch available.

OOTSA LAKE is part of Rio Tinto’s Nechako Reservoir and considered the gateway to Tweedsmuir Park. This enormous lake offers good fishing for rainbow trout up to 10 pounds, and boasts a weekend-long Labour Day fishing derby with handsome prizes. Due to the unpredictable nature of weather in the region (high winds can come up suddenly, creating waves in excess of six feet), the use of a large boat is recommended. Access to shore-

UNCHA LAKE produces rainbow trout up to three pounds, and very large char. It is located on the Southside, and can be accessed by taking Highway 35 south from Burns Lake, crossing the free Francois Lake Ferry, and turning east at Southbank. The roads are well marked, and a boat launch is available.

line can also be difficult. Still, the lake is well-worth checking out. To fish Ootsa, travel south on Highway 35, cross Francois Lake on the free ferry, and follow the signage. Several boat launches are available.

TCHESINKUT LAKE is located 16 km south of Burns Lake on Highway 35. It is known for its kokanee and rainbow trout (which can weigh up to four pounds) and char up to 42 pounds. Boat launch available.

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DECKER LAKE, which flows into Burns Lake, is also part of the Endako River. It supports mainly coarse fish (pikeminnow and suckers of remarkable size), but is also home to small populations of kokanee, trout, and ling cod. This lake is also great for canoeing, kayaking, and swimming.


PREMIER MOUNTAIN BIKING The mountain biking community in Burns Lake is well organized and highly active, which makes for excellent, accessible, and easy to navigate riding trails. The main mountain biking area is the Boer Mountain Recreation Site – over 4000 hectares of Crown land – just a few minutes’ drive north of town. The area features a campground on Kager Lake, the “hub” for approximately 30 km of downhill and 60 km of cross-country trails. Beginner to intermediate riders will enjoy the trails around Kager Lake. Advanced riders wishing to challenge their abilities may choose from many advanced options including the 18 km machine built allmountain trail Razorback which runs from the Bike Park to the top of Boer Mountain. From the top there are a variety of descent options: the 10 km Pigasus down country trail; black diamonds Full Boer or Shawn’s Flow; blue runs Charlotte’s Web and the signature Gravity Logic built When Pigs Fly; all of which culminate in a spectacular 2000+ square foot wall ride – the Pierce Hofer Memorial – that sits adjacent to the Kager Lake parking lot.

car-camping sites and a beginner-level skills park next to the campground. The park’s well-marked routes twist around a wetland area, several streams, and a number of small lakes. The Bike Park includes a variety of cross-country and downhill trails, with difficulty levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Various trails include fun and challenging features such as jumps, drops, wall rides boardwalks, and a Four Cross track.

Kager Lake also features 12 picturesque walk-in camping/picnicking sites, seven

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The recreation site and Bike Park are managed by the local bike club – the Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association (BLMBA). The BLMBA event calendar kicks off in May with Bike Camp, followed by an instructor workshop, and then Babes in Balance, a women’s weekend mountain biking and wellness retreat. This year the 11th Annual Big Pig Mountain Biking Festival will take place in July starting on Friday the 20th. And for the second year in a row the B.C. Bike Ride, a recent addendum to the famous BC Bike Race will be stopping in Burns Lake from August 6th – 8th.

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BEAR DENS TRAIL is a 2.4 km trail that is accessed through the Omineca Ski Club. It offers interesting rock formations and a breathtaking view of Burns Lake. Steep slopes make it moderately difficult. Drive south on Hwy 35 and follow the signs to the Omineca Ski Club. BURNS LAKE SOUTH TRAIL is a new low-impact, non-motorized, naturally respectful trail system on the south side of Burns Lake that consists of 8 km of easy walking trails around a small lake and marshy area. There are several hikein campsites along the way with tent pads, picnic tables and fire rings, as well as some covered shelters. To get there from Burns Lake, drive south on Hwy 35 and just before the Omineca Ski Club, you’ll see the turn off for the trail. (Sections of the trail are still in progress.)

To take in the striking scenery of the Lakes District, put on a pair of comfortable hiking boots and head out on one of more than two dozen trails maintained by Recreation Sites and Trails BC.

EVENESHEN NATURE TRAIL is an easily accessible trail in Burns Lake. This one km trail winds along a creek through the heart of Burns Lake. Hikers needing more of a challenge can connect with the Rod Reid Nature Trail at the end of the Eveneshen Nature Trail. This trail can be easily accessed from the Burns Lake Visitor Centre on Highway 16.

NOURSE CREEK TRAIL is one of the most spectacular trails in the area. This 6.5 km trail treats hikers to the impressive Nourse Creek Falls. The first falls are 1.5 km from the start of the hike and the second falls can be found 3.4 km along the hike. From the parking lot, the trail winds upstream along the banks above Nourse/ Allin Creek. As the trail climbs into the hills, there are great views southward over Francois Lake. Along the creek there are scenic hoodoos, waterfalls to admire and, if the weather’s right, some good swimming holes. The trail grade is fairly gentle with just a few short steep sections. To get there from Burns Lake, drive south on Hwy 35. Pass the Francois Lake Ferry terminal and continue along the north shore of Francois Lake for about 15km to the Henkel Forest Service Road. Turn right and drive about 1.5 km to the trail parking lot.

ROD REID NATURE TRAIL, is suitable for the whole family, the 2.1 km trail with its easy, wide, level-ground path is ideal for children and seniors. The trail circles around the astonishing Loch Lomond wetlands and offers hikers a chance to examine wetland plants and observe the area’s extraordinary birds from one of several viewing platforms. Loch Lomond is also known as Beaver Pond since it was created by a beaver dam, which is still visible at the mouth of the pond. It can be easily reached by driving up 8th Ave. then connecting to 9th Ave. until you reach the parking lot or by following the Eveneshen Trail from the Burns Lake Visitors Information Centre on Highway 16. KAGER LAKE TRAIL is a 2.8 km easy and flat hiking trail around Kager Lake suitable for all ages. Hikers can observe some of the area’s native plant species in this secondary pine and spruce forested area. There are also picnic tables and fire pits along the trail for visitors to enjoy. The trail system begins at Kager Lake and proceeds along the lake in both directions, with an option of continuing around Long Lake (6.4km). Secondary trails at the south end of Kager Lake provide viewpoints of the surrounding area. Free camping!! There is a car-camping site, with a large parking area for large RVs and trailers (6 sites, including tables, fire rings and three outhouses) located adjacent to the parking lot. Twelve tent sites (tables, fire rings) are located around

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(UNCHA MOUNTAIN) RED HILLS PROVINCIAL PARK - There is a hiking trail that runs for approximately 3km parallel to the north side of Francois Lake in the Red Hills. The park is reached by road from Burns Lake via Highway 35 to the community of Francois Lake, then along Francois Lake East Road.

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STAR LAKE TRAIL is located further up Boer Mountain Road, near the top lookout. It’s 1 km down to the lake and a 4.5 km loop around the lake. Easy to moderate trail with some steep sections on descent to Star Lake. There are unmanaged tenting areas on both the north and south ends of Star Lake. To get there follow the above directions for Kager Lake but keep going past Kager Lake, almost to the top of Boer Mountain.

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the Kager Lake Loop, including one located on a small island. There is also one tent site on Long Lake accessible by trail or water. To get there from Burns Lake take 5th Ave. from Hwy 16 to meet up with Gowan Road. Once on Gowan Road, continue until you reach Boer Mountain Lookout Road. Turn left. Follow the road to the trailhead, located on the right (Kager Lake is visible from the road). You will pass the Burns Lake Mountain Bike Park on the way to Kager Lake.

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Southside Trails: CHESLATTA FALLS is another magnificent waterfall. A campground is located about 500 meters from the trail head on the opposite side of the road. The trail is 1.2 km long (one way), there are markers on the pathway. The trail goes through a peaceful pine forest on a ridge overlooking the roaring Cheslatta River. It winds around and finally stops at the edge of a cliff directly beside Cheslatta Falls, allowing for a spectacular view. Warning: the trail can be slippery when wet, as well as on the cliff by the falls. It is not suitable or safe for young children or pets. To get there from Burns Lake take the Francois Lake Ferry to the southside, head towards Takysie Lake, turn left on Eakin Settlement Road, approx 8 km south of the Nechako Reservoir. SOUTHBANK NATURE TRAIL - a short trail that packs a big nature punch. Trek through a wide variety of local flora including spruce and raspberries and gaze out upon the cool, sparkling, clear waters of Francois Lake. The trail is very accessible and is equipped for any level of hiker with plank paths and hand rails. The trail is open from spring to fall. To get there from Burns Lake ride the free ferry across spectacular Francois Lake to Southbank. Exit the ferry and turn left onto Uncha Lake Road; drive 100 m to start your walk. HOSPITAL POINT TRAIL is an easygoing trail approximately 600 m on a graveled pathway overlooking beautiful Francois Lake. There are two viewpoints along this trail complete with board walk and picnic tables. To get there from Burns Lake follow directions to Southbank. Exit ferry and turn right onto Hospital Point Road, follow the road until you reach the Hospital Point Hall. VERDUN FOREST SERVICE LOOKOUT - Take in this stunning panoramic view looking east at beautiful

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Visitors are asked to carry out whatever garbage they bring with them on their hike. Have fun hiking and be safe. For more information about hiking trails in the region, visit the Burns Lake Visitor Centre or call 250-692-3773.

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Visitors to Burns Lake and the Lakes District area should be aware of the bears in our region. Black bears are common in our region and hikers are cautioned to stay alert. It is important to make noise to alert bears of your presence. A bear bell tied to a backpack is an easy way to let bears know you are in the neighbourhood. Remember to bring a can of bear spray.

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Uncha/Binta Valley, Dayeezcha and Llgitiyuz Mountains. While looking north, admire the view of Uncha Mountain, Grassy Plains and Francois Lake. There are rustic trails leading away from the lookout that beckon to be explored. Great site for a picnic. To get there from Burns Lake: Follow travel directions to Southbank. Once exiting the ferry, drive straight up the hill on Keefe’s Landing Road for approx. 11 km, turn right at Keefe Landing/Ootsa Lake junction, travel another 12 kms, turning right on to Verdun Road. Continue for 2 kms. The access road is fairly rough.

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Colleymount • • • • • 2WD Co-op Lake • • • • 2WD Division Lake • • 2WD Eastern Lake • • • • • 2WD Guyishton Lake

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Indian Bay • • • • • 2WD

Geocaching is a global and LOCAL treasure hunt! Log onto geocaching.com to find two geocaches in our beautiful Lakes District. Both caches are only a short hike away when you are camped out on the shore of Francois Lake at Noralee East (a free campground with incredible fishing, and a hidden trail that unlocks spectacular scenery), or camped at the Taltapin Lake Recreation Site (where you’ll be sure to catch your limit!). Local businesses have stocked these caches to ensure you catch “the big one”. Good luck fishing! And happy geocaching!!

Kager Lake • • • 2WD Knapp Lake

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Lund Lake • • • 2WD Maxan Lake • • • • • 2WD Mcclure Pit & Government Point • • • • • 2WD Moose Lake

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Noralee East • • • • • 2WD

Brought to you by Lakes Outdoor Recreation Society and the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce.

Noralee West • • • • • 2WD Ootsa Landing • • • 2WD Pendleton Bay • • • • • 2WD Pinkut Lake • • • • • 2WD Takysie Lake • • • • 2WD Taltapin Lake • • • • 2WD Trout Lake • • • • 2WD Uncha Lake • • • • • 2WD West Francois

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Impressive selection of wines & craft beer. Competitively priced domestic, imported beers and alcohol. Liquor Store Open Everyday: 9:00am-11:00pm

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Pub: 250-692-0068 Liquor store: 250-692-0067 CONTACT: (250) 692-3773 • www.visitburnslake.ca

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WALKING TOUR

BURNS LAKE SASQUATCH

The heritage buildings have shaped its past and forged its future into the small friendly town it is today. The Old Hospital was built in 1931 by Mrs. Gordon of the Women’s Missionary Society of the United Church of Canada and was officially opened in 1932. There was a suggestion the new hospital be named the ‘Laura Gordon Hospital’. Mrs. Gordon thanked everyone, but preferred it be known as the Burns Lake Hospital. It was once the largest and finest public building between Prince George and Prince Rupert. It was famous for its fine gardens on the west side. In 1982 it was declared a heritage building and was subsequently redeveloped as an office building by its tenant and owner, the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation. The old police building was constructed in 1922. It was the district’s official police residence, courthouse and jail until the 1950s. Later, it was renovated as a newspaper office and declared a provincial heritage building in 1979. An iron cell block once filled what is now the production room of the Lakes District News newspaper. Many believe the building is haunted. There are rumours that ‘Jack the ghost’ still resides in the building. As the story goes... Jack was a man who had actually died in the heritage home. He was incarcerated in the building when it served as the RCMP headquarters, jail and the staff sergeant’s residence.

...your escape from the daily grind!

The ‘Bucket of Blood’ was the first house to be constructed in Burns Lake. It was built by Lyster Mulvany, better known as Barney, the founder of Burns Lake. The ‘Bucket of Blood’ was occupied for several years by Barney and his wife Lillian and it was the scene of many meetings with old timers, prospectors, land scouts and trappers. Here the first town site was planned and some of the first lots were purchased. The cabin became known as the ‘Bucket of Blood,’ reflecting its supposed use as a gambling club. In later years it reverted to a home to various families. The prized building is now situated at the Lakes District Museum. The St. John’s Anglican Church, located on First Avenue, was constructed in 1927 by the resident priest at that time, and was opened to the public in 1929. With a prominent hillside location overlooking downtown Burns Lake and a unique arched doorway, St. John’s and its companion building, the Old Rectory, are among the most photographed buildings on Highway 16. The Old Forestry Buildings were constructed in 1939 and designated as heritage buildings in 1987. They are now the home of the Lakes District Museum, the Chamber of Commerce and the Burns Lake Visitor Centre. These buildings represent a style common in the forest service buildings across B.C. during the 30s and 40s. For more information about the walking tour, stop by and pick up a map from the Burns Lake Visitor Centre or call 250692-3773.

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The legendary Burns Lake Sasquatch, a giant, carved red cedar Sasquatch located west of Burns Lake outside the Ts’il Kaz Koh First Nation’s Rainbow Gas Bar, is one of just two in the province. The Sasquatch was carved by talented B.C. First Nations artist Ben Gerow, who has also completed four large red cedar clan carvings that are placed in various locations throughout the village’s downtown core.

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Amble through the village of Burns Lake at your own pace and discover architectural treasures of years gone by.

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History of the Francois Lake Ferry

BURNS LAKE AREA - RICH IN HISTORY

Long before European settlers arrived, the Indigenous Carrier people lived for generations in the area. Important trade routes between coastal and interior peoples crossed through the area, which is now called the Lakes District. The westward expansion of the fur trade and the construction of the Collins Overland Telegraph Line attracted many European settlers. The first European to travel through the Carrier territory was Alexander Mackenzie. The first permanent European settler in the area was Charles Bulkley, an American engineer who was involved in the construction of the telegraph line. Around 1911, Burns Lake was a major centre for the construction of railroad ties for the Grand Trunk Railway. Once the railroad was built, settlers were drawn to Burns Lake with the promise of a new life.

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Barney Mulvaney was the town’s official founder. He arrived in Burns Lake by dogsled with the money he had won from a poker game. In 1915, he had the town surveyed and incorporated into the Village of Burns Lake. Barney passed away in 1961 at the age of 85. He is buried in the Burns Lake Cemetery along with Buckskin Jim. Buckskin Jim, aka Herbert James Atkinson, is another fondly remembered local figure. He was a friend of fellow scout Buffalo Bill and was almost a partner in Buffalo Bill’s famous Wild West Show. Buckskin lived in the Francois Lake area until his death in 1932. Both he and Barney lie in the Burns Lake Cemetery. Find out more about the rich history of the Lakes District - stop in to the Lakes District Museum, conveniently located on the same grounds as the Visitor Centre.

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Owners Kevin and Kelli Payne have turned their passion for antiques into a business that carries one of the largest selections of antique furniture and collectibles in the area... stop by, there’s something for everyone! Store hours from the end of April until November are: Wednesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or after hours call Kelli at 250-692-2310. 13797 Stearns Subdivision Road, Burns Lake

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The area is also steeped in history and rich with First Nations traditions.

It might be hard to imagine that from the late 1880s until 1916, residents south of Francois Lake used private boats during the summer and in the winter crossed over the lake on the ice. In 1916, the Ministry of Transportation purchased the ‘Kitexchen and barge,’ which had a one-team wagon capacity. The barge’s service was short lived regrettably, sinking that same year. Next was the Francois Belle and barge to traverse the vast waters, serving residents until 1922. The Francois Lake Ferry was the next vessel to ply the waters. By 1949, service was provided by the Jacob Henkel, which had a capacity of 16 cars and 40 passengers. The ferry did not run yearround, however, and winter crossings via the ‘ice highway’ occasionally resulted in disaster when a vehicle broke through, plunging into the freezing depths of Francois Lake. There are many buried treasures sitting on the bottom of Francois Lake. Things improved when the Omineca Princess, which had a capacity of four loaded logging trucks, 20 cars and 200 passengers, came on line in the summer of 1976. The Omineca Princess served the area until 2004, when the Francois Forester was launched. The Francois Forester can transport eight logging trucks, 20 vehicles and 145 passengers. She operates 365 days per year providing an easy way for residents and visitors to travel across the clean waters of Francois Lake, not to mention the ride is free.


OOTSA-FRANCOIS LAKE CIRCLE TOUR The Lakes District has its own circle tour - and it’s not one to be missed. For a beautiful circle tour, take Highway 35 south to Francois Lake and board the free ferry for a 20 minute ride across Francois Lake. Once you arrive at Southbank you have two options; turn left at the junction and head east to scenic Uncha Lake, home to some of the best char fishing in the area, or continue through Danskin to Grassy Plains, with its rolling meadows and active ranching operations. Continue south and you’ll eventually end up at Takysie Lake, a sportsman’s paradise of trout fishing, hiking and hunting. There is also gas and propane available at Takysie Lake. From Takysie, follow the road to Ootsa Lake, then turn right and follow the Ootsa-Nadina Road through Streatham, Wistaria, and a host of small communities. Along the way, there’ll be a breath-taking view of Tweedsmuir Park and Mount Wells. When you reach the west end of Francois Lake and the Nadina River - almost in the shadow of Nadina Mountain - turn east along the Colleymount Road. The road will take you throughout the communities of Noralee and Colleymount - and eventually return to Northbank, thus completing the circle.

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• CABINS • CAMPING

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• BIG FISH • BIG SMILES

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Email: nadina@shaw.ca • Phone: 250.695.6788 For reservations best to contact by email or facebook

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Nadina Lake Lodge

sits nestled near the base of the picturesque Sibola Mountain Range and offers the beauty of the Canadian wilderness at your doorstep.

Mailing Address: 35886 MacEwen Road, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E2

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FIND YOURSELF ON THE HISTORIC SOUTHSIDE Travelling a short 23 km south of Burns Lake on Highway 35 takes you to the grandeur of Francois Lake. Here waits the Francois Forester to transport you effortlessly to an area that is steeped in First Nations and settler history - the Southside. The Southside is the traditional territory of the people of the Cheslatta Carrier Nation, Skin Tyee and Nee Tahi Buhn. In 1909 settlers came to the Southside by trail from Bella Coola. It was a tough journey made by resilient, pioneering folks. The rich culture of the First Nations combined with the fiercely determined nature of the early settlers has left a legacy of independence to today. Arriving at Southbank, the southern terminus of the Francois Forester, visitors have the opportunity to head East to the areas of Uncha, Binta and Knapp Lakes – lakes well-known for their fabulous fishing. Heading south from Southbank will take you through the historic communities of Danskin and Grassy Plains. Keep heading south on Keefe’s Landing Road and you’ll get to the junction for Takysie Lake and Ootsa Lake. Not sure which road to take? No worries, you can enjoy a great circle route. Travelling straight onto Eakin Settlement Road will bring you to Takysie Lake. Food and fuel services (including diesel) are available here in case you need some “fuel” for the rest of your journey. The road now turns to well-maintained gravel. Time to slow down and keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife. The next junction is the scenic Cheslatta Road which takes you past the Upper Cheslatta Falls, to Cheslatta Lake and the trailhead of the historic Cheslatta Trail.

Now a Subsidiary of Cheslatta Carrier Nation, we are combining generations of fishing and hunting knowledge throughout the Ootsa Lake valley to create one of the most unique wilderness experiences in the world.

Back to the Eakin Settlement Road and another fifteen minutes of driving and you will find yourself at the Nechako Reservoir or as the locals call it, Ootsa Lake. Ootsa Lake was flooded in 1952 as part of the Kemano I project that enabled power to be transmitted to the Alcan Aluminum Company of Canada plant in Kitimat. Take time to enjoy the free campground and picnic area adjacent to the turbulent waters of the Spillway. Another junction, another choice! Travelling east over the spillway leads to the historic settlement of Marilla and the roaring waters of the Lower Cheslatta Falls. Travel west along the Ootsa Lake Road, past historic ranches with sweeping views of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park until, you guessed it – another junction. Head back to the Southbank ferry terminal by getting back on Keefe’s Landing Road or continue along Ootsa Lake Road (back to pavement) to the settlements of Streatham and Wistaria – so many beautiful sights along the way!

Welcome to Takysie Lake “Your Destination Vacation Resort” We boast almost 3000’ of lakeshore, 9 cabins, 2 lodges, 4 suites, over 40 RV sites and everything you could wish for. Your Hosts, David and Risé Gruen welcome you to Takysie Lake Resort – your destination resort. The name ‘Takysie’ means ‘lake of many fishes’. Even a non-fisherman will appreciate this beautiful lake and the acrobatics and abundance of its Rainbow Trout. Sit by the fire, watch the eagles and listen to the loons. That is all that is required of you when you are here. Takysie Lake has long been a family favourite for everyone from locals to Europeans. Whether you are camping, RV’ing or need accommodations, you can find it all at Takysie Lake Resort. We invite you to enjoy this beautiful part of British Columbia and have an experience that will keep you coming back year after year like so many of our “regulars”!

1215 Southbank School Rd, Box 909, Burns Lake BC V0J 1E0

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250-694-3334

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Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall - It’s Always Takysie Lake Time

TAKYSIE LAKE RESORT PHONE: 250-694-3403 • Toll Free: 1.877.694.3403 37530 Eakin Settlement Rd. Burns Lake, BC Canada V0J 1E4

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TWEEDSMUIR PROVINCIAL PARK

Tweedsmuir Park, British Columbia’s largest park, located south of Burns Lake, is one of B.C.’s most impressive preserves. Its 989,616 hectares include some of the most stunning scenery in Northern B.C., a fascinating array of pristine lakes, snow-capped mountains and ancient forest that won’t easily be forgotten. Moose, grizzly bear, caribou and several species of small game call it home, and its lakes abound with trophy-size rainbow trout. Established in the 1930s, the park was named in honour of Lord Tweedsmuir, Canada’s fifteenth Governor General. The Lord and Lady visited the park in August 1937, and subsequently described it as one of the most beautiful places on earth - something local residents have long known.

Keep in mind that a Tweedsmuir Park adventure requires you to be completely self-sufficient, since there are no supplies of any kind available within the park. A highly recommended option is to travel with a professional guide, who will know all the best places to visit, as well as the rules and regulations of the park. First Nations traditions are also infused throughout the park. Eutsuk Lake derives its name from the Ulkatcho Carrier dialect. As well, a number of waterways have been named after Father Adrien Gabriel Morice, who surveyed and mapped the park in the late 19th century. This northern jewel is accessible by float plane and boat. For more information contact the Burns Lake Visitor Centre at (250) 692-3773.

Pondosy Bay in Tweedsmuir Park

Catherine Van Tine Marcinek photo

Now a subsidiary of the Cheslatta Carrier Nation, Pondosy Bay Wilderness Resort caters to outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Enjoy playing, fishing, hiking, boating, canoeing and kayaking in this vast wilderness, North Tweedsmuir Park. Book fully guided, all-inclusive trips tailored to you and your family or venture out on your own and stay in one of our beautiful waterfront cabins. MAILING ADDRESS:

Box 909, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 250-694-3334 Home phone 250-694-3359 Cell 250-692-6842 email pondosybay@cheslatta.com

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DISCOVER NORTH CENTRAL BC’S PREMIER

FIRST NATIONS... HISTORY, CULTURE & LEGEND

MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS.

The history of Burns Lake is rich in First Nations history, culture, and legend. Today Burns Lake is home to six First Nation bands - Cheslatta Carrier Nation, Lake Babine Nation, Burns Lake Band, Wet’suwet’en, Nee-Tahi-Buhn Band, and Skin Tyee. First Nations lived in the Lakes District as hunters and gatherers. Living from the land, the first inhabitants of this land have many traditions that have carried through today. The societies of First Nations in this area were historically matriarchal societies. Their social and economic structure is, and has always been, centered around the potlatch, an important celebration held at major events, such as births, marriages, and deaths. Potlatches were historically an important economic, political, and social organization. Today, it remains an important aspect of the First Nation culture. Burns Lake joins annually to celebrate this heritage on National Indigenous Peoples Day. This day is held in recognition of the important contributions that First Nations people have made in our community and society. The day kicks off with a parade, featuring elders, dancers, and drummers each wearing beautifully handcrafted regalia.

Barkerville Historic Town Barkerville www.barkerville.ca Central British Columbia Railway & Forestry Museum Prince George www.pgrfm.bc.ca

If you are in the area on June 21 this year, be sure to join the celebration and learn more about these important Native cultural groups in our area. Stop by the Visitor Centre for more information.

Fort St. James National Historic Site Fort St. James www.pc.gc.ca/stjames

Mackenzie & District Museum Mackenzie www.mackenziemuseum.ca

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HERITAGE

Entertainment – Food Vendors – Arts & Craft Vendors – Games & Contests!

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Whistle Stop Gallery McBride www.whistlestopgallery.org

CULTURE

The parade is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am from the College of New Caledonia down Highway 16, turning onto Francois Lake Drive and will finish at Spirit Square for the festivities!

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Valley Museum & Archives McBride www.valleymuseumarchives.ca

ARTS

June 21st in Burns Lake

Burns Lake Native Development Corporation and local First Nations Bands...

Two Rivers Gallery Prince George www.tworiversgallery.ca Valemount Museum Valemount www.valemountmuseum.ca

Huble Homestead Historic Site Prince George www.hublehomestead.ca

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The Exploration Place Museum & Science Centre Prince George www.theexplorationplace.com


SALMON FISHING FOR LAKE BABINE NATION Over one million salmon are expected to return to Babine River spawning beds this year. For centuries, Lake Babine Nation (LBN) has relied upon salmon for food and trade. Salmon has played a central role in the lives of the LBN people. They dried or smoked sockeye in vast quantities for self sustenance over the winter months. Sockeye was also a source of income. It was traded or sold to other First Nation groups and also to the Hudson’s Bay Company. In 1906, the Canadian government banned LBN’s traditional fisheries and their weir was torn down. Chief Michell and Chief Williams, accompanied by a Jesuit priest, travelled to Ottawa to settle the matter. The Chiefs arrived in Ottawa in October 1906, and by November, they had a treaty with the government allowing them to manage their own fisheries. However, to this day the government say no treaty exists, but the LBN people know there is one. The salmon are caught at both Michell Bay at Tachet and at the LBN fish weir and are sold to locals, visitors and provincial buyers. Most of the salmon are destined for Vancouver. However, Lake Babine Nation markets its sockeye all over the world. Catching salmon at Tachet requires a licence from DFO; fishing at the weir also involves leasing licences. The number of salmon return varies each year. Depending on the number of fish returning, salmon are sold to the public by LBN for $10 per fish. The spring salmon vary in size from 12 to 20 pounds. For more information, please call Lake Babine Nation at 250-692-4700.

...offers you a getaway on the longest natural fresh water lake in BC! Located 40 kms from Burns Lake

Open until October 31

Hunters Welcome

1215 SOUTHBANK SCHOOL RD, BOX 909, BURNS LAKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA V0J 1E0 • PHONE (250) 694-3334

Cheslatta administration office is located on the Southside via the Francois Lake Ferry.

The CHESLATTA CARRIER NATION is a proven and reliable business partner with years of experience and substantial contacts with BC, Canadian and International business and government. FROM BURNS LAKE: TURN RIGHT OFF HWY 16 ONTO BABINE LAKE ROAD & FOLLOW THE SIGNS. (40KM FROM HWY 16)

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Your hosts, Bill & Trudy Cell Phone:

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CHESLATTA, OPEN FOR BUSINESS

• Noot’senay Enterprises Ltd • T’sacho Enterprises General Partner Ltd • Nechako River Legacy Corporation • Danskin Garage Enterprises Ltd

• Cheslatta Forest Products Ltd • Cheslatta Carrier Nation Property Management Inc • Pondosy Bay Wilderness Resort Inc

• Van Tine Guiding and Outfitting Ltd • Cheslatta Contractors Ltd (Formula/Daudet) • Cheslatta Aggregates Ltd (OKQC)

• Cheslatta Environmental Services Ltd (DWB) • Chief Louie Paddle Company

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Babine Lake Resort

Welcome back to our 30th year!

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VISIT SPIRIT SQUARE FREE MUNICIPAL CAMPGROUND Free municipal camp ground right on Burns Lake. There’s a playground for the kids and docks for swimming, a public boat launch, tennis courts and an outdoor amphitheatre. Stop by the Lakeside Multiplex with a gym, squash court and climbing wall. You can also go there to rent kayaks and canoes or buy a snack or beverage. All of this located within easy walking distance of downtown.

See us for all your fishing tackle or camping gear before you head out to the lakes!

Stop by our unique gallery...

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here is a little art gallery situated in downtown Burns Lake, B.C. where you are always guaranteed to receive a warm greeting, a smile and also find that extra something special from a full range of artists’ supplies to beautifully crafted, native designed, intricate silver tableware and jewellery along with selective, unique giftware.

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Fishing tackle Fishing licences Camping gear RV supplies

• Drinking water • Sports equipment • and much more!

270 Highway 16, Burns Lake

250-692-7131

Burns Lake Home Hardware is locally owned and operated and the friendly staff will be happy to help you make your holiday travel a little better.

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circle arts gift gallery

Process 4 circle arts Gallery can be found at 321c Yellowhead Hwy 16, where owner Wayne Brown custom frames art works right on the premises in a variety of colours and framing styles to suit any decor and budget. Immerse yourself in viewing the talent of more than 30 local artists of the Lakes District who have created a variety of original painting, photographs and sculptures. Take home an original gift for that someone special or just come in and browse!

Process 4 Gallery 321C Highway 16, Burns Lake Phone: (250) 692-3434 • toll free 1-888-990-2298

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We have everything you need:

Summer Hours: Monday thru Friday: 11:00am to 5:00pm Saturdays: 11:00am to 2:00pm Closed Sundays & occasional Thursdays

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EVENTS AROUND TOWN

Dog Show

1000 Yard Shoot

The Lakes District Kennel Club’s dog show is held every year on the first weekend in May at the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena. The event brings dogs and their owners from across B.C. and Alberta to town. The show is held Saturday and Sunday. For more information contact Janet Caird at 250 847-4816 or caird1@telus.net.

In 1974 the first 1000 yard shoot originated from a bet between four guys. One guy stating that a British 303 rifle, with iron sights and factory ammunition could be used to hit a target at 1000 yards. The others strongly disagreed, saying that a 303 couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn door.

Mud Bog

Show & Shine

The Annual Mud Bog is held every May long weekend at Grassy Plains Hall and takes place rain or shine. Winners are determined by People’s Choice ballot.  Lots of fun activities, Children’s Fun Run as well and full concession on the grounds. For more information email: grassyplainshall@gmail.com or phone 1-250-220-6087.

The Burns Lake Show & Shine will be held on June 24 at the Burns Lake Spirit Square. This show is open to all makes and models, and is free for spectators ($10 for participants). After the show, the cars take part in a poker run and then the drivers enjoy a free barbecue. For more information, please check out the Facebook page, website (www.burnslakeclassiccars.webs.com) or contact Dieca at 250-692-6935 or dieca@lakescom.net

Fishing Derbies Father’s Day is the perfect day to spend fishing - Takysie Lake, Babine Lake and the Royal Canadian Legion branch #50 hold annual derbies on this day. The largest derby in the area is held on September long weekend hosted by the Tweedsmuir Recreation Commission on Ootsa Lake. A big catch might land you $2000 in prize money. Drop in at the Burns Lake Visitor Centre for more details.

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The shooter persuaded a couple of local gun enthusiasts into setting up a 303 rifle. After testing several 303s, one was selected and equipped with a good aperture sight. Five boxes of ammunition later, the rifle was sighted in and finally ready to go. In the early spring of 1975 the first 1000 yard shoot took place on Decker Lake. The 1000 yard shoot has continued ever since. Over the years the range has changed from various places in the area, to a permanent approved range at the Tweedsmuir Park Rod & Gun Club in Burns Lake, B.C. In 1998 after completing the building of the range, it was named the “Thompson & Waldron Range” in honour of the two shooters who spent years getting permission to build the range. This year will be the Tweedsmuir Park Rod & Gun Club’s 43rd Annual 1000 Yard Shoot held May 26 and 27, 2018. For further information call Dallas at (250) 696-3133 or email: trg1000yrd@hotmail.com

CHOOSE A SCHOOL THAT LETS YOU LEARN IN YOUR OWN COMMUNITY

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WINTER EVENTS: COLD SMOKE

LAKES DISTRICT FALL FAIR

The 75th Lakes District Fall Fair will be held September 7-9 at the Eagle Creek Fairgrounds. Preparations are underway once again to make this year’s fair activities just as exciting as they have been in the past with something for everyone. Music will be playing, the exhibit hall will be a buzz with entries from home-made breads and pies, preserves a-plenty and vegetables fit for royalty. Be sure to check out the amazing photo entries. The heavy horses will be returning along with the stock dogs, the livestock show, gymkhana, logger sports and all the old favourites.

For high-octane entertainment in the middle of a Burns Lake winter, nothing beats the annual Cold Smoke snowmobile drag racing event held in February at the Burns Lake Snowmobile Club racing grounds just north on Babine Road.

For more information please look at ldfallfair.com or like us on Facebook. The Fall Fair thanks the community for their continued support remember - It’s a “Family-A-Fair”. See you in September!

For more information on Cold Smoke or the Burns Lake Snowmobile Club call Bill Bueckert at 250-6926612 or Dennis Firomski at 250-692-6438.

Once a year, sledders from across the province meet in Burns Lake to test their machines - and their nerve - as they launch super-charged machines down a 500 foot track in front of enthusiastic fans. Last year, racers broke speeds of over 160 km/hr over the one-day event. The one-day format gives an exciting edge to the day, with all placings being determined before the day is out. Crowds can enjoy a warming tent and a fantastic concession provided by the Burns Lake Rotary Club.

Stay the night with us in Burns Lake, Houston & Smithers!

IN THE SUMMER...

Houston: 250-845-7867

Toll Free 1-888-731-7867 sunshineinnhouston@yahoo.com

Burns Lake: 250-692-7696

Toll Free: 1-866-388-1100 • burnslake@sunshineinn.ca

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Smithers: 250-847-6668 Toll Free: 1-877-674-4637 smithers@sunshineinn.ca

Book with us today, contact a location or see our website...

www.sunshineinn.ca

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The Sunshine Inn has some of the most luxurious rooms and suites in northern BC! 905 HWY 16, BURNS LAKE, BC

Phone: 250-692-7045

or Toll Free: 1-877-696-7959

We sell boats and boat motors, specializing in new and used. We are a Kingfisher and Thunder Jet aluminum boat dealer. We are also a dealer for Honda, Mercury Marine, Arctic Cat and Husqvarna... you name it, we’ve got it!

IN THE WINTER... We sell Arctic Cat Snowmobiles and Arctic Cat, and Honda ATVs.

Serving the beautiful Lakes District for 46 years!

Located just off the Highway, east of Burns Lake CONTACT: (250) 692-3773 • www.visitburnslake.ca

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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND SNOWSHOEING Omineca Ski Club is one of the oldest ski clubs in Canada, founded by Scandinavian settlers in 1927. This breath taking expanse of groomed trail lies just south of Burns Lake on Highway 35 with a marked entrance. The rolling terrain that branches out from the central lodge and wax cabin offers an incredible ski for any level of skier. At night, the 3 km lighted trail is a huge bonus for members who arrive after dark. The club’s most popular trail is Aidan’s Dog Trail which offers a magical opportunity where skier and dog can move together on a 4 km loop. We have a world class biathlon range which is the central hub for numerous events through out the year. Snowshoeing can be enjoyed on any of the groomed trails or head off onto a snowshoe specific single track that wind into the forest and back out onto the ski routes. Whether you are a complete novice to the sport or a seasoned Olympic veteran, Omineca Ski Club has something great for you. For the rest of the year, the trails are excellent for horse back riding, mountain biking, hiking, berry picking, and wildlife watching. For more information visit our website at www.ominecaskiclub.ca.

All new private suite with one bedroom, full kitchen, four piece bathroom, with a private entrance and covered patio. Continental Breakfast with fresh muffins, eggs, toast, cereals, yogurt, with coffee, tea, and condiments provided.

BED & BREAKFAST

2240 Gerow Island Road, Burns Lake, BC. Call 250-692-0867 Your host: Janet Wilson Massage Services available on site

FIND US ON FACEBOOK: LAKEFRONT HIDEAWAY

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LAND D O O W AKERY B

Welcome to Burns Lake Stop by and see us in the Lakeview Mall...

• European Style Bread & Pastries • Donuts & Muffins • Pretzels • Frozen Yogurt

250-692-7033

Everything is made fresh every day from scratch with only the best ingredients. Laurenz & Doris Koster Box 848, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0 • Fax: 250-692-3577 • email: lk3577@telus.net

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Nightly or Weekly Accommodations

Best in the Northwest!

CONTACT: (250) 692-3773 • www.visitburnslake.ca

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Omineca Ski Club Trails Trail Aidan’s Cutoff Aspen Rise Cliffhanger Creekside Glide Dragon Back Dynamite Home Run Huff & Puff Lodge Loop Lonesome Boulder Meandering Moose Nightmare Omineca Main Paulson Hills Roller Coaster Rowan Scampering Squirrel Sidewinder Stride & Glide Summit Connector Summit Loop (Dog Trail) Twister

Rating Distance (metres) moderate 890 moderate 1409 difficult 326 easy 955 moderate 663 difficult 2100 moderate 3303 moderate 538 moderate moderate 763 moderate 942 difficult 904 moderate 2462 difficult 552 difficult 1106 moderate 1180 moderate 507 difficult 254 easy 308 moderate 1496 moderate 3843 difficult 1763

JANUARY

MAY CONT.

SEPTEMBER

Ladies & Mens Curling Bonspiels

Alternative Arts Festival at LDSS

Lakes District Fall Fair - September 7-9, 2018

Granisle Lions Club Pancake Breakfast - January 1

Lakes District Arts Council Youth Art Camp

Ootsa Lake Fishing Derby - Labour Day weekend

FEBRUARY Cold Smoke Snowmobile Races Rod & Gun Wild Game Dinner Teck Northern Cup #3 - Omineca Ski Club Valentines Candlelight Ski

Terry Fox Run - Sunday, September 16, 2018 JUNE

Grassy Plains Fall Poker Ride

Annual Burns Lake Library Book Sale

Boer Mountain Challenge (usually last weekend in September)

Family Fishing Weekend - All over BC (Father’s Day weekend)

Lakes District Arts Council season starts

Family Skidoo Poker Ride

Father’s Day Fishing Derby on Takysie Lake and Babine Lake

Southside Winter Games

Burns Lake and District Senior Society Barbecue

MARCH Lakes Loppet and Family Marathon Omineca Ski Club Lakes District Festival of Performing Arts

Father’s Day Quad Poker Ride

Burns Lake Minor Hockey & Burns Lake Curling season starts

Aboriginal Day Parade and Celebration - June 21

Harvest Ball

Babes in Balance Mountain Bike Retreat

Business Excellence Awards

Burns Lake Show and Shine - June 24, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Poker Ski - Omineca Ski Club APRIL Easter Egg Ski Hunt - Omineca Ski Club Easter Egg Hunt at Spirit Square MAY Lakes District Kennel Club Dog Show (first weekend in May)

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Burns Lake Rotary Auction

Canada Day Celebrations - July 1

Burns Lake Library Craft Fair

Grassy Plains Summer Festival - mid July Tweedsmuir Cavaliers Saddle Club Gymkhana 11th Annual Big Pig Mountain Biking Festival July 20-22, 2018 RCMP Musical Ride - July 24, 2018

Mistletoe Mania - Parade and late night shopping DECEMBER Boxing Day Turkey Burner - Omineca Ski Club Christmas Park Light Up - December 9, 2018

Grassy Plains Mud Bog - May long weekend Tweedsmuir Cavaliers Saddle Club Cattle Sorting Burns Lake Mountain Bike Association - Bike Camp starts late May 1000 Yard Shoot - May 26-27, 2018

Find maps at www.ominecaskiclub.ca and at the club.

AUGUST BC Bike Ride - August 6-8, 2018 Granisle Day - August 11, 2018 Southside Summer Garden Tour

Lakes District Air

For more information or specific dates on any of the events listed above, please contact the Burns Lake Visitor Centre at 250-692-3773.

“Wings to the Wilderness” Tesla Lake Lodge Coles Lake Lodge

Services Ltd. Omineca Ski Club photo

Air Charter Services

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· Beaver, C182, C185 - Floats, Wheels, Skis · Remote Fly-In Fishing · Air Tours/ Cargo Hauling · Crew Changes · Expediting Services · Aerial Photography

1810 Hwy 35, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E2 • email: Flying@LDair.ca •

Phone: 250-692-3229

www.LDair.ca

CONTACT: (250) 692-3773 • www.visitburnslake.ca

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Skin Tyee Nation....................250-694-3517

911

Cheslatta Carrier Nation........250-694-3334

Police - Local..........................250-692-7171

Nee Tahi Buhn Band..............250-694-3494

Ambulance........................ 1-800-461-9911

Decker Lake Mennonite Church..................................250-698-7444

Wet’suwet’en First Nation.......250-698-7307

First Mennonite Church.........250-692-3259

HEALTH SERVICES

Grassy Plains Gospel Church...250-694-3756

Lakes District Hospital, 741 Centre St., Burns Lake....250-692-2400

Immaculata Catholic Church.. 250-692-3568

Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza..........250-692-7900

Liquor Stores cont.:

Island Gospel Fellowship........250-692-7551

CAMPING/RV

China Moon Restaurant........250-692-7411

Burns Lake Medical Clinic, 744 Centre St., Burns Lake....250-692-3111

Lakes Fellowship Church.......250-692-7464

Bold N’ Cold Liquor...............250-692-4322

Dragon Palace.......................250-692-7612

Alcan Skins Lake Spillway Campground Ootsa Lake............................250-692-4144

Living Waters Church............250-692-0031

Grapevine Liquor Store..........250-692-0067

Grapevine Pub and Bistro......250-692-0068

Granisle Health Centre Hagen St. Granisle.................................250-697-2251

New Life (Vineyard) Christian Fellowship...............250-692-7962

KFC.......................................250-692-3020

HOTELS Burns Lake Motor Inn............250-692-7545

Burns Lake Dental Clinic 98 2nd Ave., Burns Lake........250-692-3103

Old Landmarks Christian Fellowship...............250-692-9196

Noralee Resort.......................250-695-6399 Old and Bold Espresso Bar.....778-210-0897

Key-oh Lodge........................250-692-7797

Dr JR Boss Inc - Lakeview Dental Centre, 744 Centre St., Burns Lake....250-692-7791

Seventh Day Adventist Church Group...................... 250-695-6586

Pan Handle Restaurant..........250-692-3316

Sunshine Inn..........................250-692-7696

Moosehorn Lodge Uncha Lake...........................250-694-3730

Sanbar...................................250-692-7538

Takysie Lake Suites................250-694-3403

Nadina Lake Lodge................250-695-6788

Ecklands Denture Clinic Lakeview Mall Burns Lake......250-692-7626

St. Paul’s United Church........250-692-7202

Subway ................................250-692-4124

Travellers Motel.....................250-692-7471

Church of the Way (Granisle)...............................250-697-6334

Tandoori Bliss Restaurant.......250-692-0019

Wanakena Motel...................250-692-3151

Danskin Mennonite Church (Southside)............................250-694-3777

The Office Pub & Grill............250-692-4249

BED & BREAKFASTS

Wagon Wheel Drive-in..........250-695-6486

A Suite Night.........................250-692-0105

Our Lady of the Plains Catholic Church (Southside)............................250-694-3718

Southside Restaurants:

Lakefront Hideaway...............250-692-0867

Grassy Plains Country Restaurant.............................250-694-3315

WILDERNESS RESORTS

Forest Fire Reports............. 1-800-663-5555 Conservation Officers............250-692-7777 Lakes District Maintenance......250-692-7766 Burns Lake Car Service (Taxi).. 250-698-7988 BKV Towing..........................250-692-3413

LOCAL SERVICES Burns Lake & District Visitor Centre, 540 Highway 16W, Burns Lake.............................250-692-3773 Burns Lake Public Library, 585 Government Street, Burns Lake.............................250-692-3192 Service BC 161 Hwy 16, Burns Lake.............................250-692-2528

FYI Doctors 310 Hwy 16, Burns Lake........250-692-3466

Canada Post, 394 Government Street, Burns Lake.............................250-692-3556

Burns Lake Veterinary Clinic, Fountain Rd., Burns Lake.......250-692-7476

Free Sani Dump Station located on Railway Avenue, Burns Lake

Southside Health & Wellness Centre 27920 Wellness Way, Southside.............................250- 694-3270

Baker Airport.........................250-692-0220 Francois Lake Forester............250-695-6413

LOCAL GOVERNMENT Village of Burns Lake www.burnslake.ca, 15 - 3rd Avenue, Burns Lake.............................250-692-7587 Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako www.rdbn.bc.ca, 37 - 3rd Avenue, Burns Lake ............................250-692-3195 Village of Granisle www.granisle.net 1 Village Square, Granisle......250-697-2248

FIRST NATION BANDS Burns Lake Native Development Corporation www.blndc.ca, 485 Hwy 16 West, Burns Lake.............................250-692-3188 Burns Lake Band....................250-692-7717 Lake Babine Nation...............250-692-4700

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TRANSFER STATION & RECYCLING Transfer Station 4410 Babine Lake Rd, Burns Lake Burns Lake Return-It Depot 113 Park St............................250-692-7948

REAL ESTATE & LEGAL SERVICES Dennis Bock - Royal LePage.... 250-692-3530 Fair Realty..............................250-694-3719 Frame Realty..........................250-692-3115

Wistaria Community Church (Southside)............................250-694-3597

GAS STATIONS Burns Lake Husky, 613 Highway 16, Burns Lake.............................250-692-3762 Chevron, 299 Highway 16, Burns Lake.............................250-692-3511 Decker Lake Trading Post.......250-698-7686 Rainbow Gas Bar, 770 Highway 16, Burns Lake.............................250-692-7747

Takysie Lake Resort................250-694-3403

Superstore Gas Bar, Highway 16, Burns Lake.............................250-692-1993

Strimbold Law Office.............250-692-3339

Takysie Lake Resort................250-694-3403

CHURCH DIRECTORY

RESTAURANTS

Burns Lake Community Church..................................250-692-7949

A&W.....................................250-692-0049 Alternative Grounds..............250-692-3303

Beaver Point Resort Tchesinkut Lake.....................250-695-6519

Noralee Resort Francois Lake.........................250-695-6399 Takysie Lake Resort ...............250-694-3403

LD Air ...................................250-692-3229

Liquor Stores:

Pondosy Bay Wilderness Resort..................250-695-6677

BC Liquor Store.....................250-692-2258

Tetachuck Lodge... info@tetachucklodge.com

Village of Burns Lake Municipal Campground - Free camping in town on Burns Lake.............................250-692-7587 Lakes Outdoor Recreation Society....... www.facebook.com/ LakesOutdoorRecreationSociety/ For more information on the services or businesses listed, please contact the Burns Lake Visitor Centre at 250-692-3773.

Cold Beer, Wine and Liquor Located at the street light intersection on Hwy. 16

You can’t miss us!

Sne Cal Yegh, 819D Centre Street, Burns Lake.............................250-692-3901

Re/Max Wrightway................250-692-7288

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The Bruins Den......................250-691-1961

Babine Lake Resort................250-692-0363

We carry a large selection of wine including fruit wines; craft beer plus all the usual beers, coolers and spirits

Gift cards available

Open - 9:30 AM to 11 PM ~ 7 days a week

PHONE

250-692-4322 CONTACT: (250) 692-3773 • www.visitburnslake.ca

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Fire Department - Local.........250-692-3664

Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints...................250-695-6316


BAKER AIRPORT Baker Airport is serviced by a 5000 foot long runway and the airport can accommodate aircraft such as D6 water bombers. The lighted runway provides 24 hour landing capabilities. Currently the airport sells 100 low lead aviation gas as well as Jet A fuel. The terminal building includes a central meeting room, washrooms, a public eating area, office space and two individual double occupancy suites complete with kitchenettes and bathrooms with shower facilities. Airport manager, Wayne Svehla (250) 692-0220.

Gary Phillips Trucking Ltd. WATER HAULING SERVICE

DAILY SPECIALS • LICENSED PREMISES SMORGASBORD Every Friday from 5:00 - 7:00pm & Sundays from 11:30 am - 2:00pm

328 Hwy 16, Burns Lake Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 7:30 pm Open Sundays on special occasions

Ph 250-692-7612

VIETNAMESE/CHINESE & WESTERN CUISINE

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• Domestic Water • Hot Tubs • Swimming Pools

1991 - 2018 ~ 27 years serving the Lakes District

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• INDUSTRIAL • COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL

• Road Maintenance • Dust Control • Mobile High Pressure Washing

FOR ALL YOUR WATER NEEDS CALL: 250-698-7685 CONTACT: (250) 692-3773 • www.visitburnslake.ca

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Stop in for lunch or dinner ~ we’re right on the Highway!


Augier Lake Babine Lake Cache Creek Dease Lake Decker Lake Endako Fort Babine Fort Fraser Fort St. James Francois Lake Ferry Fraser Lake Granisle Hazelton Houston

MILES KM 23 37 20 34 400 667 460 741 4 7 36 58 104 167 56 90 109 182 13 23 44 71 60 100 132 220 47 75

Hyder, Alaska Kager Lake Kenney Dam Kitimat Kitwanga Moricetown New Hazelton Noralee Ootsa Lake Pinkut Fisheries Pinkut Lake Prince George Prince Rupert Quesnel

MILES KM 295 476 3 5 126 203 245 409 154 256 104 174 128 213 43 72 35 60 38 64 12 20 136 226 295 492 206 344

Rose Lake Skins Lake Spillway Smithers Stewart Tachet Takysie Lake Tchesinkut Lake Telkwa Terrace Topley Topley Landing Uncha Lake Vanderhoof Wistaria

MILES KM 15 25 39 65 87 145 286 477 46 74 26 44 12 19 79 131 211 351 31 51 46 74 29 47 90 136 50 84

Burns Lake Community Forest

Contact Information: Frank Varga, General Manager 250-692-7724 Box 788, Burns Lake BC V0J 1E0 info@blcomfor.com

Chinook’s vision is sustainable forest management that fosters and supports a healthy and vibrant local community and economy for current and future generations. Chinooks mission is to effectively and efficiently manage a community forest to maximize the benefits to all residents in the Lakes District. Contact Information: Ken Nielsen, General Manager Miles Fuller, President 250-692-0630 Box 969, Burns Lake BC V0J 1E0 info@chinookcomfor.ca

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Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd. manages and operates the Community Forest Agreement K1A in a safe and profitable manner that enhances the forest resource while respecting the principles of integrated use, environmental stewardship, and public consultation. The corporation’s activities provide benefits for the Village of Burns Lake, First Nations partners, and for all residents of the Lakes Timber Supply Area in a sustainable manner.

WELCOME TO GRANISLE

Distance Chart from Burns Lake to:

Come visit Granisle overlooking beautiful Babine Lake

T

he picturesque Lakeside Village of Granisle is located on the shores of beautiful Babine Lake. This is B.C.’s longest natural lake measuring in at over 177 km long. Granisle is located just north of Topley and West of Burns Lake. Turning at the Highway 118 junction, travelers will enjoy a 49 km drive of beautiful countryside and scenery. Moose and bear are just a few of the animals that frequent this roadway.

A few kilometers before reaching Granisle you will see the world’s largest salmon spawning channels located on the Fulton River. Along with salmon, you may be fortunate enough to get a glimpse of a bald eagle or grizzly bear feeding at the river. Whatever the season, the beauty and recreational opportunities of Granisle and the surrounding countryside keep visitors returning year after year. A large timber frame building, housing the Granisle Tourist Information Centre, greets visitors as they enter the community. The Granisle and Area Museum, also located within the Tourist Information Centre offers visitors a step back in time with historical artifacts from the area including the prized replica bones of a Columbia Mammoth, dating back 34,000 years, originally uncovered at the nearby Noranda Bell Copper Mine. Volcanoes, mammoths, trading posts, pictographs, mining for gold, silver and copper – this area is as rich in history as it is in natural beauty.

Recurring Events in our area include...

Rainbow trout and char make Babine Lake an angler’s paradise year round and sockeye salmon, which return here to spawn from late summer to early fall, are truly legendary. Up to 70 per cent of the salmon from the Skeena River system originate in Babine Lake and the spawning channels at its local tributary, the Fulton River. Every year, millions of sockeye hatch at this, the world’s largest man-made spawning channel. They migrate to the ocean via the Babine and Skeena Rivers, and three to five years later, about half a million return to spawn. From late summer to early fall, the water blushes with spawning salmon-delighting all salmon-lovers, including bears, eagles and humans.

Granisle Dart Club Open Dart Tournament: June 2018

Cutthroat, Steelhead, and Rainbow Trout also abound in Babine Lake as do Coho salmon, Burbot (ling cod), Lake and Mountain Whitefish. Don’t miss the popular Father’s Day Derby in June! Bait, licenses and tackle are available at Granisle General Store and major lodges. For an updated list of resorts and lodges please visit our website at www. granisle.ca. For B.C.’s fishing and hunting regulations please visit www.env.gov.bc.ca. Healthy populations of moose, deer, bear, and mountain goat also make the Central Babine a popular hunting destination. Trust a qualified local guide to unlock the bounty of the Babine for you. This region is where the real attractions west of Prince George can be seen. Granisle is a recreational community which is accessible by the only paved road into Babine Lake. Granisle offers an array of services including a Post Office, an RCMP Station, a Public Library, and Elementary and Secondary School, and a Medical Centre with BC Ambulance Service. Accommodation, gasoline, and groceries are also available. Our Tourist Information Centre is open May through September and provides internet availability, laundry, washroom & shower facilities, campsite rentals for New Beach Campground as well as the sani-dump. There is local shopping available as Granisle plays host to many artisans. Local shopping opportunities can be found at www.lovegranisle.com or the Granisle Crafter’s Hut, located in the Visitor Information Centre from May until September. Granisle also offers a Boat Marina with moorage slips, a concrete boat launch and day use picnic areas. Granisle is an active community with a variety of local clubs including the Boat Club, Lion’s Club, Rod & Gun Club, Dart Club, Curling Club, and Seniors Association.

Visit our website at www.granisle.ca Give us a call at the Village of Granisle Office 250-697-2248 or the Granisle Tourism Information Centre at 250-697-2428 or email the Village Office at general@villageofgranisle.ca

PO Box 128, Granisle, BC V0J 1W0 Phone: 250-697-2248 • Fax: 888-335-4682 general@villageofgranisle.ca

Tourist Information Centre Opens: May to September 2018 Crafters Hut Opens (located at the Granisle Tourist Information Centre): May to September 2018

Father’s Day Weekend Fishing Derby: June 16 & 17, 2018 Highway 16 Carpet Bowling Championship: June 13-15, 2018 Canada Day Celebration: July 1, 2018 Granisle Day: August 11, 2018 Granisle Senior’s Association Annual Egg Drop: September 2018 Granisle Curling Club Casino Nights: April & November 2018 Lions Club Turkey Dart Shoot: November 2018 Granisle Curling Club Bonspiels (see website for event listing) Granisle Lions Club Christmas Park Light Up: December 9, 2018 Granisle Lions Club Holiday Pancake Breakfast: January 1, 2019

Please call Granisle Information Centre at 250-697-2428 to confirm event dates.

Granisle Shops & Services Explore a selection of the amazing independent businesses operating locally. Experience, shop, and enjoy! Visit: www.lovegranisle.com


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Natalkuz Lake

!

Boer Mntn Rec. Area..............................

DATE: March 2014 SCALE

Yellow Moose Lake

Woodpecker Hill

!

!

East Erhorn Creek

95 F( G

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View Point.............................................. Provincial Park / Campground...............

White Eye Lake

Storm Point

'500' Rd

Big Bend Arm

!

!

Table Bay Rd

'5

!

Hobson LakeBurns Lake Bike Park............................. !

!

!

C-3 Rd

Windfall Hills

!

Recreation Trail.....................................

Chief Gray Lake

!

!

Michel Peak

!

Recreation Site.....................................

Cicuta Lake

Deerhorn Hill

!

!

!

Mountain Bike Park Trails...................

Tweedsmuir Peak

!

Boomerang Lake

Trail.....................................................

McDonell Lake

!

Crystal Lake

Rough (Seasonal 4WD)......................

ad

!

Ghitezli Lake

!

Gravel Road........................................

!

!

Chikamin Creek

Micks Creek

Hallett Lake

7-12

Knapp Lake

1053m

Ootsanee Lake

!

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MTN

!

Moxley Lake

!

East Moxley Creek! Moxley Creek

!

!

Greer, Mount !

ALASLA

Llgitiyuz Lake

Skins Dome

Nechako Reservoir

!

!

!

Laurence Lake

!

Wapoose Lake

!

tsa!

!

Tahtsa Reach

Whitesail Lake

Tahultzu Creek

Laurie Lake

Cabin Lake

!

Trout Lake

!

ke

!

!

!

!

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!

Nor th FS

Bin ta

Small Trout Creek

2073 m

!

Lily Lake!

Dorman Lake

!

Cummins Creek

Fifteen Creek

!

!

Sather Lake

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WELLS

6-2

Smith Creek

Dorman Creek

!

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Skins Lake

Ea st

!

!

First Lake

!

Centre Lake! !

!

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!

26

Wells Creek

Whitesail Reach

Belisle Reservoir

Chowsunkut Creek

Meuoon Lake!

" 9

Nechako Reservoir Spillway

!

Belisle Creek

!

Limit Lake

Borel Lake

Anzus Lake

FS R

!

!

!

MT

Lars Pond !

! !

'2 00

!

FS R orth aN Bint

22

" 9

!

!

Robertson Lake! C

Knox Island

!

Uncha

Takysie Creek

Lake

!

Cheslatta Rd

MacIvor Creek

!

Stag Lake

!

Foster Creek

!

Francois Lake Park

!

Uncha Creek

!

Rd tlement

" 9

Barker Island

Glenannan

!

Island Lake

Westman Lake

Andrews Creek

Mosquito Crag ! Mosquito Hills !

!

!

!

!

Roys Lake !

UNCHA MTN

Long Lake

!

Spud Lake

!

Andrews Bay LITTLE ANDREWS BAY PROVINCIAL PARK P

Mudhole Creek !Robertson Creek

!

Moss Lake

!

!

!

!

!

!

Goodwin Creek

ord Ma in

!

!

!

Rorison Lake Clarke Creek

!

Rd

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!

Spencha Creek

Star Lake

Chicken Creek Hill

!

!

!

!

Takysie Lake

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Wistaria

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Windy Point

No-Mans Lake

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BODEN LAKE FSR

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Twinkle Lake

Skinny Lake

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Ootsa

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Needle Lake

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Spencha Lake

Willowvale

McLean Lake

!

!

Mollice Lake

York Lake

!

Drywilliam Lake

!

Seas Lake

!

Banguarel Creek

!

" 20 9

Eakin Set

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Snake L

" 9

!

Picket Lake

W

Picket Hill

!

!

!

Mudhole Lake!

Sweetnam Creek

Short Creek !

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!

Eastern Creek

Snake Lake!

Shelford Hills

!

!

!

Mouse Point

Stellako River

Azilene Yaz Nu !Nautley River ! Azilene Cho Nu

Ellis Island

!

MacDonald Lake

Ro ad

d

!

!

Lejac

!

Hawley Creek

17

Shelford Creek

Fraser Lake

British Columbia

!

!

!

Un ch aL a ke

Murdoch Lake

FS

Alligator Point

!

Encombe

!

!

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Huntly Island

!

Shotgun Creek

Savory Ridge

!

Vinnedge Point

Ormond Creek

!

Simon Bay

Alf Lake

Casey Lake

!

!

Perry Creek

!

Alf Creek

!

Endako River

!

!

!

Rd

Nadina Lake

!

W

!

!

!

Stern Creek

!

Endako Marsh Lake

!

Tatalaska Lake

!

!

!

Ve rdu n

!

!

!

Peace Creek

!

East Side Creek

!

19

Rest Stop

Haney Lake

Craig Lake

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Wasp Lake

!

Ro ad

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Deserter Lake

!

Endako

Tatin Creek

Nolan Lake

!

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!

!

Tatalaska Creek

!

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!

!

!

Four Mile Creek

!

Savory Lake !

!! Sam Ross Creek

!

!

Totem Pole Lake

!

" 9

" 9

18

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GRASSY PLAINS

!

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Franco is

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Tchesinkut Creek ! ! ! ! !

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Acorn Lake

Danskin nd ing es La Ke ef

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Isaac Lake

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McDonald Creek Ta tal

16

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Octopus Lake

!

Isaac Creek

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Savory !

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Segundo Lake

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Adams Lake

!

Hicks Hill

!

Southside

!

McDonalds Landing

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SR aF din

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!

Paradise Island

!

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Clemretta

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X

Noralee 20 !

!

!

rice Mo

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22

15

11

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Tatsutnai Creek

!

Stern Lake

'100 rd'

X

Campbell Creek

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14

Van Lear Creek

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Hill-Tout Lake

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Nadina River

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Stanton Lake !

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Colleymount

Allin Bay

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Primer Lake

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Lake Northside

Ootsan

13

!

!

Graham Creek

!

Cordella Creek

MacDonald Lake !Kivi Creek !

Roa

!

!

!

Tagetochlain Creek

!

Ramsay Creek

!

MTN

!

Duel Lakes

!

Colley Creek Parkland Creek

Kivi Lake!

PARROTT

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LAKES DISTRICT AND AREA MAP

ROCK CLIMBING

Ow en

Tom Allin Lake

!

OWEN HAT

Park Lake

!

Jewell Lake !

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6-4

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Ormond Lake

!

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Tagetochlain Lake

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Parrott Creek

Lak

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Shaeffer Lake !

Tsichgass Lake

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Snodgrass CreekEvans !Creek !Faber

Henkel Road

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Nine Mile Creek

!

Cheskwa Lake

Þ Cheskwa Creek

HICKS HILL !

!

Duck Lake

!

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!

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Priestly Station! Road

Richmond Lake

Baker Creek

Etcho Lake

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7-13

Tatin Lake

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!

28

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Allin Creek

" F

Poplar Creek

!

Bellelliot Lake

2

Henkel Creek

15

!

Taylor Ridge Riddeck Creek Peter Aleck Creek

!

Poplar Mountain

!

!

Martin Lake

!

Mount Colley

!

!

!

AIL

!

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Nourse Falls

9

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Mine Hill

!

!

!

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Tekaiziyis Ridge

FS R North Owen

!

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Tchesinkut Lk East Rd

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!

!

!

!

Otter Island

Owl Lake

" Shovel Creek 5

!

" 5

!

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Owen

!

!

Anders Lake

Beach Creek

KE

Cole Lake

!

LakeWrinch Creek

Lake

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Nadina Mountain

!

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Pimpernel Creek

!

AX

!

!

M

Parrott Lakes

!

Klate CreekEmil! Creek!Emil

!

Rest Stop

Watson

Barlow Lake

Oona Lake

!

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!

!

!

!

Okusyelda Hill

!

!

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Sheraton Tibbets

35

Neuch Lakes

John Brown Lakes

Angly Creek

!

!

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!

!

Pimpernel Mountain

" 5

!

John Brown Lakes

!

Peta Creek

!

McKenzie Road

8

John Brown Lakes

Parrott Lakes

Winninyik Hill

!

Puport Creek

!

Co-op Lake

hway

!

!

Justine Lake

!

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DEAD MANS ISLAND PROVINCIAL PARK Rest 3/5 Stop

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Pitka Mountain

Top Lake !

Hig

Tsalitpn Lake

Angly Lake

!

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Holy Cross F.S.R.

Gerow Island La ke 19

Peta Mountain

Jean Lake

!

Slug Lake

!

!

Helene Lake

End Min ako eR d

!

Helene Creek

!

!

Silloep Hill

Bud, Mount

!

Duncan Creek

!

Hanson Lake

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!

Tsalit Mountain

Marlin Creek

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Kager Lake

!

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!

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Goosly Lake

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Lorenz, Mount

!

!

!

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Owen Creek

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!

Bessemer Creek

!

Hannay Lake

!

!

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!

Eagle Creek Road

Berzelius Creek

Marie Lake

!

Charlotte Lake

Coldwater Creek

!

11 Þ

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!

!

OPAL BEDS

!

Eagle Creek

!

!

Henrietta Creek

BOER MTN

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!

Nanna Lake

Leech Lake!

!

10

9

29

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!

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!

Fenton Creek

d

Ling Lake

Tulle Lake

!

!

Bolcome Lake

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!

Owen Hill

Marie Creek

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Lu Lake!Lu Creek

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1614m

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Boer Mountain Recreation Area

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Decker Creek

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Buck Flat

!

Sowchea Creek

!

Ott, Mount

!

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!

Morice, Mount

Nilan Lake

McKnab Lake

Henrietta Lake

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Beals, Mount

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Palling Road East

!

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Fish Lakes

!

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MTN

!

! 1173 m

Shuldham Lake

!

Klo Creek

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Main

Ling Creek

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Sowchea Bay !

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Powder House Creek

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Foxy Creek

Houston Tommy Creek

!

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Lake

!

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Division Lake

!

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Bob Creek

!

Maxan

Morice River

!

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Nielsp, Mount

!

Sowchea Bay Park

TALTAPIN

Wet'suwet'en Village

!

MTN

Dungate Creek

!

!

" 9

!

!

!

!

Forgie Creek BOO

Silverthorne Lake

!

" 9

3

Dawn Lake

!

Gravel Creek

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!

!

!

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Peacock Creek

!

KE N LA

Kasaan Bay

!

!

!

Rowe Reef

!

!

!

Nielsp Creek

Sutherland River

Four Mile Creek

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Palling Road ! West

!

Rest Stop

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!

Beaver Island

Pam Lake

7-25

Ea s

!

13

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!

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Lewis Lake

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!

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Pinkut Lake

!

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Shass Mountain

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Wes Lake

Karena Lake

Pinkut Creek

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Bulkley Lake

!

!

Þ Maxan Creek

6-9

Allen Creek

!

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6-6

!

!

Rose Lake

!

Crow Creek

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!

Knapper Creek

Relief Creek

!

!

Taman Creek

Wiggins Creek

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!

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Teer Creek

Day Lake

Rentoul Creek

!

Ro North

!

Silverthorne Creek

!

!

Rose Lk ! Cutoff Road

!

Rose Lake

!

Þ

CHINA NOSE MTN 1439 m

Heading Creek !

!

" F

Broman Lake

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McKilligan Lake

!

!

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Forestdale

McBrierie Lake !

!

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Henry Creek

!

!

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!

Houston

!

!

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Jenny Lake !

!

Old Man Lake

Conn ecto

!

!

Buck Creek

!

Forestdale Canyon Road

!

!

!

Shass Creek

!

Lars Lake!

McKilligan Creek

!

Broman Lake !

!

!

! !

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!

!

!

Four Mile Mountain

!

!

!

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!

Elwin Lake

ETHEL F. WILSON PROVINCIAL PARK

!

!!

!

!

k e BFP Grizzly L a Barge Crossing

!

! !

!

!

Klinger Lake

PINKUT FISHERIES

Silver Island

!

Barrett

!

!

Emerson Creek

!

Aitken Creek

Tetzalto Mountain ! Sutherland River Park

!

Boling Point

!

Lucas

!

!

Mathews Lake

!

Dennee Island

!

e

!

Knockholt

!

Mathews Creek

!

Gullwing Island !Chick Island

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!

Barrett Lake

b

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!

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!

!

HARRY DAVIS

!

Telkwa Range

!

Donald's Landing B

!

!

MT

!

Dunalter Creek

Raspberry Creek

Stock Creek

!

!

!

!

!

Dockrill Creek

!

Nechako Plateau

Ailport Creek

!

Donalds Creek

!

No'udin'ai Island

!

Grassham Lake

Camsell Lake

!

Cross Creek

H Fraoly C nc ro ois ss FS R

Rest Stop

Gullwing Creek

Þ

-

!

PENDLETON BAY PROVINCIAL PARK

P

Þ

!

!

North Bulkley

Pendleton Lake

!

!

!

!

North Ailport Creek

!

!

Summit Lake

Dunalter Lake

!

!

West McInnes Creek

Vallee Lake

!

21 !

!

Granisle

Sunset Lake

Gilmore Lake

!

!

X

Watson Creek

To

Topley

!

Wilson Lake!Barren Creek

Helen Lake

!

Wiley

!

!

Cesford Creek

!

Þ

Perow

McInnes Creek

! !

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!

!

Þ

Fishpan Lake

Vallee Creek

!

Melissen Lake

1:200,000

!

Andros Lake !

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