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Lakes District News Production • June 2011 • Black Press We would like to acknowledge the ¿nancial aid to publish this book from the Regional District Bulkley-Nechako Area E & B

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Come for the Fun! Stay for the life!! ONLINE • Registered Professional Forester Registered Professional Forester Online Exam Preparation Course starts Online Exam Preparation Course starts June 27/11 June 27/11 • Registered Professional Technologist Registered Professional Technologist Online Exam Preparation Course starts Online Exam Preparation Course starts August 8/11 8/11

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545 Highway 16 West • PO Box 5000, Burns Lake, BC • V0J 1E0 Phone: 250.692.1700 • Fax: 250.692.1750 Toll Free: 1.866.692.1943 • Email: • Website:

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Come visit beautiful Burns Lake & area for a summer adventure I

f you’re seeking summer adventure in recreation, sports or leisure, look no further than the Lakes District. The name describes it well, with more than 3,000 miles of outdoor water recreation opportunities in the Lakes District. From Burns Lake - the ‘Heart of the Lakes District’ - outdoor adventurers can seek recreation within the smallest and the largest lakes in British Columbia, as our area has them both. The lakes offer plenty of ¿shing and boating opportunities. You can water ski, sailboard, or powerboat on most lakes, and many of our smaller bodies of water are excellent for canoeing and kayaking. Burns Lake, with its many bays, islands, and hidden inlets, is perfect for paddling. The Lakes District has many other outdoor activities for those that prefer to have both feet on the ground and out of water. There are more than two dozen recreation sites and hiking trails throughout the region, as well as mountain bike trails on Boer Mountain. Walking trails within the village include two of the areas’ most popular, Eveneshen and Rod Reid trails. It’s a perfect way to unwind after a long day on the road. There is a variety of wildlife that you may see during your travels through the Lakes District. The area has healthy populations of deer, bear, and moose, and it is a favourite resting place for migratory birds - all of which make it popular with photographers and hunters alike. Of course, a holiday in the Lakes District would not be complete without a visit to B.C.’s smallest Provincial Park Deadman’s Island in Burns Lake or one of its largest protected areas Tweedsmuir Park. Burns Lake is the gateway to both parks, which offer travelers a unique recreational experience that won’t soon be forgotten. A perfect place to stay during your visit is at our FREE campground at the Burns Lake Spirit Square right on the Lake. A children’s playground, modern washrooms, beach and covered picnic areas will enhance you lakeside camping experience. The Lakes District has something for everyone and every year the list of outdoor recreation activities keeps growing. Our local merchants can provide visitors with all the goods

and services they will need after a long day in our “great outdoors”. You will ¿nd the small town atmosphere of Burns Lake warm and friendly, too. - and its residents eager to please.

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Burns Lake & Lakes District Map of Area Augier Lake Day Lake

Pinkut Lake Bulkley Lake Division Lake

Taltapin Lake Maxan Lake

Decker Lake

Burns Lake

Tchesinkut Lake

Francois Lake

Mollice Lake

Uncha Lake Takysie Lake Binta Lake

Wapoose Lake Knapp Lake

Ootsa Lake

Cheslatta Lake

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Locally Owned & Operated BVCU returned over 3/4 of a million dollars to our members and local communities in the past year. Where ever you travel there is a credit union close by! Lakes District Branch Hwy. 16 Lakeview Mall, Burns Lake B.C. Phone: 250-692-7761 • Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Houston & District Branch 2365 Copeland Avenue, Houston B.C. Phone: 250-845-7117 • Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm Friday 9:30am - 6:00pm • Saturday 9:30am - 3:00pm

Smithers Branch 3894 1st Avenue, Smithers B.C. Phone: 250-847-3255 • Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm Friday 9:30am - 6:00pm • Saturday 9:30am - 1:00pm

Hazeltons’ Branch 4646 10th Avenue, New Hazelton B.C. Phone: 250-842-2255 • Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 4:00pm Friday 9:30am - 6:00pm Bulkley Valley Credit Union - The Power of Membership

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Community Information Emergency Numbers Police 250-692-7171 Ambulance 1-800-461-9911 Fire 250-692-3555 Forest Fire Reports 1-800-663-5555 Conservation Of¿cers 250-692-7777

Other Important Numbers:

Restaurant Directory: A&W 250-692-0049 Lakeland Hotel 250-692-7771 Dragon Palace 250-692-7612 China Moon Restaurant 250-692-7411 Mulvaney’s Pub 250-692-3078 Grapevine Pub and Bistro 250-692-0068 KFC 250-692-3020 Pan Handle Restaurant 250-692-3316

Lakes District Hospital 250-692-2400

Pizzarama 250-692-7900

Burns Lake Medical Clinic 250-692-3111

Sanbar 250-692-7538

Kim’s Family Restaurant 250-692-3984 Redfern’s Coffee House 250-692-7379 Bagel Boy Café 250-692-3223 Wagon Wheel Drive-in 250-695-6486 Southside Restaurants: Keefe’s Landing Café 250-694-3375 Grassy Plains Country Restaurant 250-694-3393 Takysie Lake Restaurant 250-694-3403

New Leaf Café 250-692-3800

Village of Burns Lake 250-692-7587 Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako 250-692-3195 Burns Lake Public Library 250-692-3192 Lakeview Dental 250-692-7791 Burns Lake Dental 250-692-3103 Eckland Denture Clinic 250-692-7626 Land¿ll/Transfer Station Hours: Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Church Directory: Island Gospel Fellowship 250-692-7551 Grassy Plains Gospel Church 250-694-3329 Immaculata Catholic Church 250-692-3568 The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints 250-695-6316 Decker Lake Mennonite Church 250-692-7057 St. Paul’s United Church 250-692-7202 Burns Lake Community Church 250-692-7949 First Mennonite Church 250-692-3259 Burns Lake Pentecostal Church 250-692-7464 Seventh Day Adventist Church Group 250-694-3745

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KENNEY DAM: Located 96 kilometres south of Vanderhoof. An awe-inspiring mountain of rock, gravel and clay, as high as St. Paul’s Cathedral of Egypt. The Kenney Dam measures 457 metres in width and 99 metres high. The downstream face of the dam is a spectacular sight of falls dropping 100 metres – greater than the height of a 32-storey building. The surface area of the reservoir is 910 square kilometres.

SKINS LAKE SPILLWAY CAMPGROUND: For those of you who enjoy camping and are looking for serene escape. This campground offers 20 campsites, covered cook house for picnics, outhouses, cold water taps, boat-launch and is free of charge. The campsite is a short walk to the Skin’s Lake Spillway – a spectacular view of the water making its way down to the Nechako River.

Vanderhoof Community Of¿ce 158 West Stewart Street PO Box 25 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Phone: 250-567-5105

Burns Lake Community Of¿ce Unit 3B Highway 16 Evergreen Mall PO Box 936 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-4144

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Sandy’s RV and Camping Resort offers you a relaxing getaway spot on Francois Lake S

andy’s Resort is located on beautiful Francois Lake, BC. Francois Lake is situated in the geographical center of beautiful British Columbia. At 110 kms (68 miles), it is the second longest natural lake in the province. This pristine lake is located 30 kms (19 miles) south of Burns Lake. Francois Lake is cold and deep - some reports reaching as much as 1000 feet. The lake provides excellent ¿shing for rainbow trout and char (lake trout). Once you have turned on to Hwy. #35, south of Burns Lake, drive pass the ferry landing for 6 kms on Colleymount Road you can’t miss us on the left. This beautiful lake front resort has full hook ups for any size RV, cabins and lots of space for tenting. Also available is boat rentals, boat launch, ¿shing licenses and bait. For your convenience there is a small store with lots of amenities available for the traveller. Sandy’s Resort also offers an in campsite

¿shing derby for all their guest third weekend in July. Chris and Sheila your hosts - invite you out to spend a great summer at Sandy’s Resort.

Sandy’s RV & Camping Resort Located 6 kms past the Ferry Landing West on Colleymount Road, Francois Lake, B.C.

• Full Hook up • Cabins

• Tenting • Store

• Boat rental • Boat launch

• Licenses • Bait

Your Hosts ~ Sheila & Chris Lovas

6549 Colleymount Road, Burns Lake BC V0J 1E2 • email:

Phone: 250-695-6321

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

efore you head out ¿shing or camping make sure you stop by Burns Lake Home Hardware. You will ¿nd an abundance of supplies that you will need for camping and ¿shing. We carry a variety of ¿shing tackle and also fishing licences. N e e d camping gear? Well you h a v e come to the

B u r n s L a k e H o m e Hardware also carries a wide line of RV supplies which includes holding tank treatment, trailer and marine hoses and clamps, motor and transmission oil and a full line of cleaners for maintaining your RV. B u r n s 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.

right place the shelves are stocked full of everything you need for camping like portable propane heaters, stoves and lanterns. You will also ¿nd a wide selection of cookware, folding chairs, tents and coolers.

Convenience & selection for the traveller or fisherman : We have • Fishing tackle

• Fishing licences

• Camping gear • RV supplies

• Drinking water and much • Sports equipment more! Locally Owned & Operated

270 Highway 16, Burns Lake


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For a holiday of fishing, hunting or relaxing make it the Noralee Resort on Francois Lake A

beautiful site on Francois Lake to relax in one of our cabins, or bring your RV. We have a restaurant open from 8:00am to 8:00pm everyday for those days you don’t feel like cooking and a store with the supplies you forgot. Eight cabins, all have kitchens and bathrooms. All bedding, dishes etc. supplied. We also have full hookup and no hook up campsites, a boat launch and dock. The ¿sh are biting, hunting is great or just come for a peaceful and relaxing get away.

Check out our website www. or phone to book a cabin or campsite. Highway 35, south of Burns Lake takes you to Francois Lake. One of the purest water sources in BC, Francois Lake has plenty of rainbow trout, kokanee, Dolly Varden and char. This is sport ¿shing at its ¿nest, with prize winning, trophy ¿sh. Pack your camera and be ready to snap pictures of the wildlife. Eagles and ospreys are plentiful. Bears, moose and deer wander freely. The Lakes District offers many recreational activities. Relax boating, ¿shing, sailing and canoeing. Go hiking, backroad exploring, rock hounding, bird watching, fossil looking and hunting. • Camping right on the beach! • RV sites with hook-ups and without. • Cabins with kitchens, sleep 4 to 6, heated for winter use. • Excellent ¿shing, boat launch/ dock. • Ice ¿shing in the winter. • Restaurant and cabins open all year 7 days a week except Christmas and New Years. For a holiday of relaxation and ¿shing, make it the Noralee Resort and Francois Lake.

49400 Colleymount Rd. Burns Lake, BC. V0J 1E0 Phone 250-695-6399

NORALEE RESORT The fishing is great, boat ramp available, and dock. Restaurant is open everyday... Cabins and RV sites available. Call & reserve your spot today

250-695-6399 Located at the West End of Francois Lake

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Stop by the Chamber of Commerce for friendly and helpful advice Welcome to Burns Lake. Stop by our Chamber of Commerce - we are located right beside the Visitors Information Centre! The Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce has a new manager at the helm. Local resident of 11 years, Laurie Reimer has been appointed as the new manager of the chamber. Reimer said she plans Laurie Reimer to strengthen the foundation of the chamber, reinforcing it’s presence in the community. “The main problem with the chamber was the lack of involvement amongst the businesses .... the chamber lost its presence in the community,” Reimer said, adding that this is one of the first things on her ‘to do’ list. She said she plans to maximize the chamber’s presence by visiting businesses, telling them why membership is

beneficial and encouraging them to sign on. “We are going to make the chamber’s presence known,” she added. Reimer also has other goals for the chamber to achieve this year including the trade show, hosting the first annual Businesses Excellence Awards, ensuring a successful Canada Day event and the chamber’s Annual General Meeting. “We want to make the Businesses Excellence Awards not only an annual event, but ‘the’ event .... we want to make the awards a significant event for the businesses,” she said. Reimer previously worked at the Lakes Economic Development Association as a proposal writer, but she said has completed an applied business technology course at the College of New Caledonia Lakes District Campus which has given her the skills for the new role as chamber manager. By the end of this year Reimer said she believes the chamber will have a stronger presence in the community, there will be an increase in membership and businesses will know who to contact for information. “The chamber will have more stability .... a strong chamber needs a strong community and this is what we are trying to build upon,” she added. For more information call us at 250-692-3773 or email us at

Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce 540 Highway 16 W, P.O. Box 339, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-3773 Fax 250-692-3701 For information visit our Web-site at:

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An area full of fascinating history B

urns Lake has a long and fascinating history. While First Nations had long inhabited the area before the arrival of any nonnatives, European settlers came here during the 19th century. Settlers were brought to the area by the construction of the Collins overland telegraph line. In fact, the engineer responsible for the telegraph trail, American-born Charles Bulkley, was the ¿rst non-native man to settle in Burns Lake. This line connected Fraser Lake to Burns Lake and Decker Lake, down the Bulkley River to Hazelton and then up the Kispiox River into the Yukon. Further settlement followed with the construction of the Grand Trunk Paci¿c Railway, which was built through the area en route Edmonton to Prince Rupert. The building of the railway provided easier access for settlers and quickly resulted in numerous new arrivals to the area. Among the new arrivals were prospectors in search of minerals and a small mining operation was quickly started. Completion of the railroad in 1914 further opened up the area to development. The railroad created a demand for railroad ties and increased access to the area allowing mining and forestry to develop. This resulted in the commencement of commercial forestry activities in the region, attracting many permanent settlers. Over the years, settlers continued to arrive which reached

another high in the early 1950’s, when the Aluminum Company of Canada (Alcan) started the construction of an aluminum smelter in Kitimat. However, the man credited for founding Burns Lake is Barney Mulvaney. Mulvaney started a tent town, which evolved over the years to become the Village of Burns Lake. Barney is considered one of Burns Lake’s most prominent and colorful historical ¿gures. He was a saloon, gambling den owner and operator, enterprising trapper and packer, and mail and passenger service operator. The gambling den seen here is known locally as the Bucket of Blood. The building was given its sinister name after a shooting incident took place over a poker game. The building still stands today and is part of the Burns Lake Walking Tour featuring Heritage Buildings and Points of Interests. To learn more about Barney Mulvaney visit the Burns Lake Museum. In fact, a visit to the museum provides the best way to gain an understanding and appreciation of the unique and vibrant history of Burns Lake. The museum is conveniently located on Hwy. 16 next to the Visitors’ Information Centre. For more information contact the Lakes District Museum at 250-692-7450. Hours are 9 am to 4:30 pm Mon to Fri. Bucket of Blood

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rom 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.

Francois Lake Ferry Schedule Daily - All times are Paci¿c Time

*School Sailings (not applicable July and August)

Francois Lake Ferry

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Lakes Economic Development Association (LEDA)

Minerals North 2012 is coming to Burns Lake LEDA is excited about the opportunity for diversification with the mining exploration and activities in the area. We will be hosting Minerals North 2012 Conference May 23 - 25, 2012 Stop by the Visitor Info Centre to find out what attractions Burns Lake & area has to offer. We are open 9 – 5, Monday through Friday and 7 days a week in July and August. We can answer all your questions regarding events, accommodations, camping, hiking, fishing and so much more. We have free maps and brochures of local hiking trails as well as a variety of resorts, lakes and towns – locally and throughout British Columbia. Make sure to ask about upcoming events throughout the summer. We look forward to helping you make your stay here memorable.

“LEDA is a non-profit community based society developed as an organization to be a catalyst for strengthening and diversifying the local economy. LEDA acts strategic by nature; promoting change with long-term sustainability; increasing community involvement, capacity and empowerment, and to strive for economic, environmental, social and cultural balance.” Lakes Economic Development Association (LEDA) 540 Hwy 16, Box 808 Burns Lake, BC • Ph: 250/692-3700 • Fax: 250/692-3701 Email : OR

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Plan the ultimate fishing vacation: Burns Lake has great fishing spots S

port ¿shing has long been part of Burns Lake’s heritage and is a tradition that continues to today. Every year, both locals and visitors take advantage of the Lakes District’s 3000 miles of ¿shing opportunity making it one of the greatest ¿shing destinations in British Columbia. Lakes in the area support populations of prize winning char, kokanee, as well as trophy cutthroat, rainbow, and eastern brook trout. Anglers will agree, this is sport ¿shing at its ¿nest. The excitement of hooking a 42 pound char in Tchesinkut Lake will certainly bring you back to the Lakes District year after year. Tchesinkut Lake is one of the purest water sources in BC. This lake has plenty of rainbow trout, kokanee and Dolly Varden. Maxan, Tagetochlain (Poplar), Uncha, Burns, Pinkut, Augier, and Taltapin lakes also support healthy populations of char. For years, anglers have coined the Lakes District as its ultimate trout-¿shing destination, with almost all of its lakes teeming with cutthroat, rainbow or eastern book trout. In fact, Babine Lake can claim the title of the most popular ¿shing lakes in the province. Fly ¿sherman Àock to the lakes to get their change at catching one of its large cutthroat and rainbow trout. If Ày-¿shing isn’t what you were aiming for,

trolling for lake char and kokanee is another option. Babine Lake is also spawning area for salmon and the months of August and September are the best times to view this natural phenomenon. Anglers can ¿nd accommodations in the Village of Burns Lake, which is a central location and provides easy access to the lakes as well as all of your ¿shing needs. Those wanting to experience the serenity of the lakes 24/7 can ¿nd it at one of many lakeside lodges in the area, which cater to all your ¿shing needs. On June 20, be sure to enter the Fathers’ Day Fishing Derby on Babine Lake or Takysie Lake. Burns Lake is abundant with trout and char, which can be caught throughout summer and ling cod. Joined to Burns Lake by the Endako river is Decker Lake, which is located approximately one mile west of Burns Lake. Francois Lake is 120 km. (75 mi.) long, making it the largest natural lake in the district. Hwy. #35, south of Burns Lake takes you to Francois Lake and the ¿shing grounds. A short free ferry ride crosses Francois Lake to Southbank and beyond to Uncha, Takysie, and Ootsa Lake. Babine Lake is situated north of Burns Lake. It can be accessed by driving 34 km on Babine Lake road or by traveling west of Burns Lake on Hwy. #16 and turning off towards Granisle. Babine Lake is 177 km (110 mi.) long, making it British Columbia’s longest natural lake. Mountains and beautiful scenery surround Babine Lake, while the shoreline is dotted with secluded sandy beaches. Uncha Lake produces rainbow trout up to three pounds and large char. It is located 14 km from the ferry on the Southside. Uncha is located approximately 40 km. (25 mi.) south of the town of Burns Lake 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. From the ferry dock at Southbank turn left and follow the main road heading southeast to the lake. The roads are well marked. Decker Lake supports mainly coarse ¿sh, but is also home to a small population of kokanee and trout. Maxan Lake is located west of Burns Lake and can be accessed by many secondary roads leading south off Hwy. #16. This lake teems with rainbow trout and char from spring through fall. Continued on page 15

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Take advantage of the Lakes District’s 3000 miles of fishing Bulkley and Day Lakes are located on the western end of the Lakes Forest District and supports a population of rainbow trout. Richmond Lake provides good ¿shing for rainbow trout in spring. This lake can be reached via Priestly Road, 32 kilometers east of Burns Lake on Highway 16. Co-op Lake is located east of the town of Burns Lake on Highway 16, with a 5-kilometre drive on a good gravel road. This lake supports a population of Eastern brook trout and is known for excellent ice ¿shing during winter. Tagetochlain (Poplar) Lake provides trough up to three pounds and char up to 25 pounds. The Lake is about 1.6 km off the Tahtsa Access road on another good gravel road. 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. Binta Lake supports very ¿ne char (up to 35 pounds) and trout ¿shing. This lake is accessible by road, approximately ¿ve km from Uncha Lake. Takysie Lake is approximately 48 km south of Burns Lake in the Grassy Plains area. This lake produces rainbow trout up to ten pounds. Ootsa Lake is part of the Alcan reservoir and considered the gateway to Tweedsmuir Park. This enormous lake offers good ¿shing for up to 10-pound rainbow trout. A large boat is recommended because of winds and dif¿cult access to the shoreline due to underwater obstacles. There is a huge ¿shing derby held every Labour Day long weekend on this lake. Pinkut Lake is situated approximately 24 km from Burns Lake on the Babine Lake road. This lake has good trout and char ¿shing with trout weighing in around two pounds. Augier Lake is approximately 19 km long and situated 32 km northwest of Burns Lake, via Babine Lake road. Augier Lake provides good char and trout ¿shing. Augier is located approximately 40 km. (25 mi.) North of the town of Burns Lake, in-between Pinkut and Babine Lake. Follow the Babine Lake Road north off Hwy. # 16. A few miles past Pinkut Lake you will turn east (right) off the road to Babine Lake onto a well-marked, good gravel road. Taltapin Lake is located 38 km north of Burns Lake. It is very good for deep char ¿shing and trout are plentiful. Taltapin Lake can be reached by driving 19 km on the Babine Lake road and 19 km on the Augier Taltapin road, which is a good gravel logging road. For more information on any of the lakes or camp sites in the area contact the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce at 250-692-3773.

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Beaver Point Resort on Tchesinkut Lake welcomes you to the Lakes District W

elcome to Beaver Point Resort. We are located 16 km south of Burns Lake on Hwy. 35. All of our cabins, cottages and campsites are on the lakeshore of Tchesinkut Lake. Tchesinkut Lake is one of the purest water sources in BC. This lake has plenty of rainbow trout, kokanee and dolly varden. Char can be caught and kept in the months of July and February. We have one 2-bedroom log cabin, four one-room log cabin (sleeps 4-6 persons), electric lights, fridge and heaters, propane cookstove, dishes, cutlery and basic cookware provided, water tap on outside of cabin and four one-bedroom cottages with bathroom and kitchen (sleeps 4). We are a family oriented campground with 40 sites for tents or RVs, sani dump, full and partial hookups, sites

Great Fishing!

face the lake and are within 50’ of shore. Water and electricity available, picnic tables, ¿re rings, ¿rewood, wet & dry toilets, coin operated laundry facilities and central shower room and bathrooms. We offer group rates (minimum 10 sites). Campsite - no services or partial service $20.00 per night, and with full hook up $23.00 (30 amp power). Weekly and long term rates also available. We have a marina with a boat launch area and boat trailer storage area. And if you don’t have your own boat then we can supply you with boats and motors - 14’ aluminum Lunds - 6 & 8 hp motors. We also have water bikes and kayaks. We offer a big parking lot for extra vehicles, ¿sh-cleaning tables, docks

use. Other extras available are the use of a gazebo with BBQ and kitchen facilities at extra charge, worms and ice. We are open from May 15 to September 15. Join us in the heart of the Lakes District of north-central British Columbia. Your hosts Jake and Brenda Hiebert are looking forward to seeing you this summer.

Beaver Point Resort Campground & Cabins

• 40 RV Sites on Lakeshore • 5 Log Cabins - Outdoor Privies • 4 Log Cabins - Full Service

Phone: 250-695-6519 email:

Weekly, monthly or seasonal stay! Located on Tchesinkut Lake - 16 km South of Burns Lake on Hwy 35

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A premier mountain biking destination Mountain biking Burns Lake style T

Site – over 4000 hectares of Crown Land - just a few minutes drive north of town. The area has more than 13 km of downhill trail and over 7 km of crosscountry trail, with additional trails in the works. The downhill trails off the top of Boer Mountain were designed by the world renowned Gravity Logic team. Beginner to intermediate riders will enjoy the trails around Kager Lake. Kager Lake also features picturesque walk-in camping and picnicking spots. Burns Lake Bike Park consists of 160 acres of private land located adjacent to the Boer Mountain Recreation Site. The park’s well-marked routes twist around a wetland area, several streams and a small lake. The terrain includes a variety of cross-country and downhill, with dif¿culty levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Various trails include fun and challenging features such as jumps, drops, wall rides and boardwalks.

Dif¿culty levels are clearly marked on the Burns Lake Bike Park Map but riders are apt to know how hard the trails are according to their names. Examples of the more dif¿cult tracks include “Smells Like Bacon,” “Pork Grind,” and “Slaughter House.” Some of the easier ones such as “Piglet” and “Curly Tail” are less intimidating. The bike park also hosts a skills park for riders to practice, and a 4-cross track. Features include log rides, ramps, jumps, skinnies, a pump track, and more. The recreation site and bike park are managed by the local bike club – Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association. The club will hold the annual biking festival – “The Big Pig” – August 1921st, 2011, which features downhill, cross-country and 4-cross races, as well as a jump jam. For more information on mountain biking in the Burns Lake area visit www. 5.3km

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Stop by our unique gift, souvenir and art gallery when you’re in town T

here is a little art gallery situated in Burns Lake, B.C. where you are always guaranteed to receive a warm greeting, a smile and also ¿nd that extra special something. Process 4 circle arts Gallery can be found at 425 Yellowhead Hwy 16 and 3rd Ave., in downtown Burns Lake. The gallery is easy to ¿nd, just follow the highway through town and you will ¿nd Process 4 circle arts Gallery. Owner, Wayne Brown has the gallery fully stocked with local works of original art such as paintings, sculptures, and pottery. The Lakes District is home to some wonderful artists and Process 4 circle arts Gallery is a one stop shop to immerse yourself in the talent of local artists and to also take a little piece of Burns Lake home with you. Process 4 Gallery also provides a picture framing service and can frame your work of art in a variety of colours and framing styles to suit any decor and budget. Wayne custom frames the art works on display right on the premises of Process 4 Gallery. If you are looking for an original gift for that special someone, or just looking to purchase

something that is unique, the shelves in Process 4 Gallery offer an abundance of choices. From sachets of decadent hot chocolate mixes, a selection of Fair Trade coffees, ancient South American herbal teas, Yerba Mate, CD compilations to relax your mind, body and soul, books to warm your heart, beautiful gift cards and distinctive pottery for that one of a kind gift that just can not be purchased a n y w h e r e else in town, jewellery, intricate silver tableware in native designs.

Process 4 circle arts Gallery is your destination. For those that value the purchase of something that is exceptional and not commonplace, for the lovers of ¿ne art, and for the lovers of decadent treats to spoil yourself or the one you love there is no better place than Process 4 circle arts Gallery. Come in and visit Wayne, look around, who knows what you may ¿nd. Process 4 circle arts Gallery has something for everyone, the little gallery with big choices in the centre of Burns Lake.


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Stop by and see the 1870s era hearse at Homeside Antiques I

f you are a antique lover - this should be the ¿rst place you stop at. Kelli and Kevin Payne are the owners of Homeside Antiques. And Kelli has been interested in antiques since she was 20, a love she inherited from her mother, who in turn got the ‘bug’ from her father. “We’re all collectiques,” she laughs. And just recently added another very special and unique treasure to their antique collection. The Payne’s purchased a 132 year old horse drawn hearse in September of this year. The hearse was built in 1878 by McGinnis Bros. Carpentry. Only ¿ve of the hearses were built by the carpentry company and the Paynes hearse was the ¿fth and ¿nal one ever made. According to Kevin, the ¿ve hearses were built for funeral homes on Prince Edward Island. The hearse was built to by drawn by a single horse and still has its original curtains intact. The silk curtains, although not currently attached to the hearse are in good condition and are currently in the process of being carefully washed to be re-installed. “The curtains were originally nailed on to the inside of the hearse ... there were no curtain rods,” said Kelli. When hearse number ¿ve was no longer used for funeral services it was retired into the Spoke and Wheel museum in Charlottetown. “The museum closed some time in the mid 1990s as far as we know,” Kevin said. It was then purchased from the sale of the museums items and was taken to its new owners home in Saskatoon where it was stored inside until the Paynes purchased it. “We bought it,

then brought it home to Burns Lake in an enclosed trailer,” said Kevin. The Paynes plan to restore the hearse this winter by cleaning and repainting it. “The hearse is completely original and has all its original ¿ttings,” Kelli said. The hearse also came complete with a ¿r casket inside. The casket was made 37 years later in 1915 and is still in excellent condition. “It is an unused primitive ¿r casket,” said Kevin. To view the hearse and casket or any other antiques and collectables go to Homeside Antiques, located just 15 km east of Burns Lake on Hwy. 16. “We get people from all over the world - the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, China - some come back year after year to see our antiques, but the wagon is what draws them,” she says. You will ¿nd treasures like antique lamps, pictures, dishes - the list is endless. Homeside Antiques carries the largest selection of antique furniture and collectibles in the area. Kelli knows the market well and she is always in the shop to help you one on one. Homeside Antiques is located 15 kilometres east of Burns Lake - you can’t miss it and you are invited to stop in.

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ATVs, outboards, generators, snowmobiles... clothing, accessories & service! A dventure seekers need to look no further than Outdoor Adventures.

The family run business has been servicing the Lakes District for 33 years and sells everything from Yahama all terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, outboards and generators to Stihl products such as trimmers, chain saws, brush saws, leaf b l o w e r s a n d sweepers.

Outdoor Adventures assorted accessories for boating, 4x4’s and snowmobiles and carries the Choko clothing line, Spy sunglasses, Fox brand accessories, motorcycle tires, paint ball guns and gear.



at the events they host and is looking to increase the club’s membership.

participating in work bees, attending meetings, the Cold Smoke Lake races and Cold Smoke Drags as well as fundraising for Snowarama. Local trail systems have also been developed through the snowmobile club. The club is on the lookout for more volunteers to help out

Outdoor Adventures thinks community has a lot to offer. They like to be involved in local outdoor activities and work to promote snowmobiling and 4x4ing in the local area. They are located at 121 Francois Lake Road, when you come into town just turn left at the Chevron and you’ll see them on the right hand side of the road.

They stock a full array of oils for all the products they carry and they service a variety of products, so remember to go to Outdoor Adventures to get your outboard serviced before heading out on the many lakes in the area this summer. Outdoor Adventures is supportive of the Burns Lake Snowmobile Club,

OUTDOOR Adventures Sales • Parts • Service Clothing • Accessories • Full Service Available

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An abundance of local hiking trails T

o 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 the Lakes Outdoor Recreation Society.

goes through a peaceful pine forest on a ridge overlooking the roaring Cheslatta River below. It winds around and ¿nally 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 Francois Lake from Nourse Creek Trailhead km south of the One of the most spectacular trails in the area is the Nourse Nechako Reservoir. Creek trail. This 6.5 km trail treats hikers to the impressive Rock hounders and gem hunters will love the Shelford Opal Nourse Creek Falls. The ¿rst falls are 1.5 km from the start Bed Trails, a 3.8 km trail that takes hikers along one of the of the hike and the second falls can be found 3.4 km along few known opal and agate beds in British Columbia. This trail the hike. From the parking lot, the trail winds upstream along also includes a secondary trail, the Lookout Trail. This trail the banks above Nourse/Allin Creek. As the trail climbs into forms a short loop and winds past several stunning viewthe hills, there are great views southward over Francois points of Eagle Creek Valley, the community of Burns Lake Lake. Along the creek there are scenic hoodoos, waterfalls and Tchesinkut Lake. to admire and, if the weather’s right, some good swimming To get there from Burns Lake, drive south on Hwy 15 toward holes. The trail grade is fairly gentle with just a few short Francois Lake. About 1 km south of the bridge over Burns steep sections. Lake turn right onto Eagle Creek Road. Follow this road for To get there from Burns Lake, drive south on Hwy 35. Pass approximately 7 km to the recreation site on the main trailthe Francois Lake Ferry terminal and continue along the head. Junctions on the Eagle Creek Road are marked with north shore of Francois Lake for about 15km to the Henkel directions to the Opal Bed trails. Forest Service Road. Turn right here and drive about 1.5 If you are looking for a hike that is suitable for the whole famkm to the trail parking lot. ily, the 2.1 km Rod Reid Nature trail, with its easy, wide, Cheslatta Falls is another magni¿cent waterfall. A camp- level-ground path is ideal for children and seniors. The trail ground is located about 500 meters from the trail head on circles around the astonishing Loch Lomond wetlands and the opposite side of the road. The trail is 1.2 km long (one offers hikers a chance to examine wetland plants and obway), there are hiking diamonds on the pathway. The trail serve 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 Chamber of Commerce on Hwy 16. The Eveneshen Nature Trail is another easily accessible trail in Burns Lake. This trail one km trail winds along a creek through the heart of the 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 Chamber of Commerce on Highway 16. Continued on page 25

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Take in the scenery of the Lakes District The Kager Lake Trail is a 3.3 km easy and Àat 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 ¿re pits along the trail for visitors to enjoy. The trail proceeds along the lake in both directions, continuing around Long Lake. There are some secondary Kager Lake trails at the south end of Kager Lake, providing viewpoints of the surrounding area. 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. 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. The Lakes District is not only home to the smallest provincial park, Deadman’s Island in Burns Lake, but also one of the largest protected areas, Tweedsmuir Park. Deadman’s Island is only accessible by boat. Tweedsmuir Park is accessible by Àoat plane or boat, for more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 250692-3773. Tweedsmuir Park Eagle Creek: Is a great place to

hike. Two km hike to opal/agate beds and you will get to see a spetcaular view of Burns Lake and area. 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. Have fun hiking and be safe. Visitors are asked not to litter and to carry out whatever garbage they bring with them on their hike. For more information about hiking trails in the region, visit the Visitor’s Information Centre at 250-692-3700.

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Chief Louie

Paddle Company Take a trip back in time with the legendary Chief Louie of the Cheslatta Carrier Nation. When you buy a Chief Louie Paddle, you own a timeless piece of history. You can feel the strength and integrity of the Chief himself. You can see the elegance of the natural raw material that was salvaged from the homeland of the Cheslatta Carrier people, proudly hand carved and finished by the descendants of Chief Louie.

GREAT CARE AND PRIDE When you are exploring the waters of the north, you need equipment that is strong, durable and very dependable. A canoe paddle is one of the most important tools when


model of Chief Louie Paddle. Hand selected wood, carefully Tests include shaft and blade shear, stripped, fitted and glued; each glue/joint strength, blade impact paddle is hand carved by Pat tests, prolonged exposure to the Edmund, Master Carver; then is extreme outdoor conditions, and hand sanded and hand varnished. even our famous “Boiling Tests” where finished and unfinished While the Chief Louie paddle looks paddles were submerged in 16o good hanging on a wall, the old man degree water for 36 hours and would laugh because it is made to experienced no warping or challenge the strongest paddler, yet separation!! comfortable enough to fit in the hands of the beginner. MOTTO Balancing strength and light weight, elegant, tough, adventurous, & timeless.

Made from the community, by the community, in the community. All harvesting and gathering practices adhere to the strict standards of the Cheslatta Environmental Stewardship Policy, assuring a minimal human footprint and pledging to uphold their inherent principles of environmental sustainability.

you are in the wilderness. You want one that has been tried and tested in the wilds of north British Columbia, Canada.

We are extremely proud… We pride ourselves on ensuring every Chief Louie product reflect the strength and integtiry of Chief Louie and the Cheslatta people.



Just by using a Chief Louie paddle assures us that you are out in nature and enjoying the magnificent land.

Chief Louie paddles are not mass produced. They are made one at a time ensuring attention to detail and quality. Each one contains a piece of the Chief Louie himself passed through his descendents who create the paddles.

TESTING The Cheslatta Carrier Nation regularly conduct stress test on each

By making a decision to purchase a Chief Louie paddle, you must already possess a sense of spirit and adventure and above all, you are one who enjoys what The Creator has given us. Please respect the land, the environment and all the creatures it supports. Teach your children the values of good stewardship and that we are all guests of Mother Earth. Her water is our lifeblood.

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Babine Lake Resort offers you a getaway on the longest natural fresh water lake in BC B abine Lake Resort is a great place to stay and play. Situated on Babine Lake, the largest natural fresh water lake in British Columbia stretching 177 km from end to end, Babine Lake Resort offers great ¿shing and hunting, hiking trails and wonderful scenery for budding photographers. Rock hounds take note as deposits of jade can also be scouted in the area around Babine Lake Resort.

The ¿shing opportunities on Babine Lake are second to none and is well known for producing trophy Char, rainbow trout and salmon. A point of interest to avid anglers is that Babine Lake is home to a special strain of rainbow trout that grow much larger than the common rainbow trout species. Anglers should jump at the chance of catching ‘the big one.’ Other ¿sh that inhabit Babine Lake are kokanee, burbot and white¿sh, so with all the great ¿shing opportunities why not come, stay and drop in a line

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or two. After a great days ¿shing Babine Lake Resort offers a number of ways to wind down. Rustic cabins over looking the lake are available, equipped with kitchens and bedding, some of which have full bathroom facilities. There are R.V. spaces with power and water or if you prefer to fully immerse yourself in the outdoors bring your own tent. There are campsites available with or without hookups and included with your stay is ¿rewood, showers, sani dumping and for the big ¿sh that didn’t get away Babine Lake resort provides ¿sh smoking and freezers. For those anglers that prefer to get out in the middle of the action there are boats available for hire from the resort, with 10-20 hp outboards. Also included with your rental is ¿ve gallons of gas. If you have your own boat there are docking facilities available with a boat ramp for launching off for a great day out on the lake. Babine Lake Resort is also a great place to get away from all the hustle and bustle, sit around a camp ¿re and enjoy the beautiful sunsets.

Babine Lake Resort is the perfect venue for your wedding, anniversary, family reunion, birthday or business event. Make your special event an event to remember by celebrating it at Babine Lake Resort. To get there turn right off Hwy. 16 on to Babine Lake Rd and turn left onto Augier Main, turn right on to Babine Lake Rd again and follow the road down to the resort. Bill and Trudy, your hosts will be happy to accommodate your every need.

Babine Lake Resort

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Your hosts, Bill & Trudy Phone: 250-692-0363 or Cell: 778-786-1159 email: 532, Comp. 16, R.R.1, Burns Lake B.C. V0J 1E0

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Camping spots on a few local lakes A

s the name implies, the Lakes District and area is known for its amazing lakes and boating opportunities. And whether you are looking for the calm and quiet and relaxing experience of canoeing, kayaking, or sailing, or the adrenalin rush of water skiing, jet boating or power boating, you will ¿nd a lake in the Lakes District perfect for your brand of summer fun. The Burns Lake area offers more than 300 ¿shing lakes between the Fraser and Skeena River watersheds. Be sure to bring your camera, because the Burns Lake area offers wildlife viewing at its best. Much of this pristine wilderness area has remained untouched by civilization and is home to eagles and ospreys, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, and bears. Burns Lake is the largest community and service centre for the entire Lakes District, here boaters can ¿nd everything they need, including recreational facilities such as a marina, boat moorage and boat launches, parks, beaches, tennis courts, curling club, museum and hiking trails. Here are a few camping & boating facilities. Augier Lake: boat launch, ¿shing, boating, canoe/kayak, and swimming. Attractive beach and view. Binta Lake South/North: boat launch, ¿shing, boating, and canoe/kayak. Sheltered bay. Colleymount: boat launch, ¿shing, and canoe/kayak. Stocked lake. Division Lake: boat launch, ¿shing, and canoe/kayak. Eagle Creek: hiking. Two km hike to opal/agate beds, view of Burns Lake and area. Francois Lake: boat launch (cartop), ¿shing, and canoe/ kayak. Government Point (on Francois Lake): boat launch, ¿shing, boating, and swimming. Guyishton Lake: boat launch (cartop), ¿shing and canoe/kayak. 4wd required when wet. Indian Bay: boat launch (cartop), ¿shing, boating, beach and swimming. Located on Francois Lake Knapp Lake: boat launch, ¿shing and canoe/kayak. Windy access, narrow road, and slippery when wet. Francois Lake Lund Lake: boat

launch (cartop), ¿shing, boating, and canoe/kayak. Quiet campsite. Maxan Lake: boat launch, boating, ¿shing, canoe/kayak, sheltered beach and camp sites. McLure Pit: Boat launch, ¿shing, and canoe/kayak. Small pebble beach. Mollice Lake: boat launch, ¿shing, and canoe/kayak. Adjacent to local farms. Moose Lake: boat launch, ¿shing and canoe/kayak. Narrow road, very slippery when wet. Ootsa Lake: boat launch, ¿shing, and boating. Very scenic, subject to strong winds. Pinkut Lake: boat launch, ¿shing, boating, canoe/kayak, and swimming. Richmond Lake: boat launch (cartop), ¿shing, and canoe/ kayak. Only suitable for 4wd. Takysie Lake: boat launch, ¿shing, and canoe/kayak. Taltapin Lake: boat launch, ¿shing, and canoe/kayak. Trout Lake: boat launch (cartop), ¿shing and canoe/ kayak. Uncha Lake: boat launch, ¿shing, canoe/kayak, and swimming.

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Join us for Aboriginal Day June 21 T

he history of Burns Lake is rich in First Nations history, culture, and legend. This is because long before the arrival of Europeans, several distinct groups of First Nation people inhabited the area. Today Burns Lake has six native 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 ¿rst inhabitants of this land have many traditions that have carried through today. The First Nations have always harvested fruits, plants and ¿sh for food as well as medical purposes. 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, 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 cultural heritage during our annual Aboriginal 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. The celebration then continues at the Radley Beach, where people from all cultural backgrounds get an opportunity to try traditional cuisine, such as salmon, moose and beaver each prepared in the customary

fashions. This event simply wouldn’t be the same without its astounding range of traditional and contemporary entertainers. Anything from country, to gospel, to traditional drumming can be enjoyed and help to keep the party going. The gathering also includes a range of fun and traditional games, such as leg wrestling, snowshoe races, an ice cream contest and stick-pull. The craft booths are open all day, selling a range of one-of-a-kind handicrafts, such as jewelry, clothing, and artifacts. If you are in the area on June 21, be sure to join the celebration and learn more about these important native cultural groups in our area.

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Great food and cold beverages await you at Mulvaney’s Pub

Come enjoy our patio We now have a family section • • • •

Appies Tasty Pastas Delicious Burgers Fresh Crisp Salads

• Gourmet Sandwiches • Homemade Soup Daily • Wing & Prawn Night Every Wednesday

Highway 16 East Burns Lake

Stop by our Cold Beer & Wine Store

Pub & Grill:

...For hard alcohol at liquor store prices -


we have a large wine selection, some below liquor store prices!

Cold Beer Store:

Bottle Delivery Service: Call Mulvaney’s Cold Beer & Wine Store and have your bottle delivered... 250-692-3622


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Nadina Lake Lodge... nature at its best awaits you with welcoming hosts N

adina Lake Lodge is the perfect place to get away from it all. With no other lodges or inhabitants nearby this is your opportunity to really unwind. Situated on Nadina Lake, south of Houston, British Columbia, 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. Nadina Lake offers world class ¿shing opportunities with wild rainbow trout up to 12 pounds in size, dolly varden, bull trout and kokanee salmon are all on offer so come and try your hand at landing the big one. Nadina Lake covers an area of eight miles so there are plenty of ¿shing opportunities for avid anglers. Nadina Lake Lodge offers boat rentals and a boat launch. Fly ¿shing, river ¿shing, trolling, spin casting, lake ¿shing or Àoat tubing are all permitted on Nadina Lake so why not drop in a line or two. Hunters take note as there are black bear, grizzly bear, wolf, moose, ptarmigan, mule deer, goat and grouse in abundance in the area around the lodge. Stay in one of the lodge’s cabins or bring your own RV. Outdoor plumbing with the cleanest biffys you’ve ever

seen! Showers are included, every couple of days. Nadina Lake Lodge also offers a variety of activities for those that love to play. Swimming in the lake, canoeing, mountain biking, hiking the trails, and kayaking are all on offer. Pets are welcome at Nadina Lake Lodge so no family member has to miss out on a great vacation. Anglers, Hunters or people just wanting to get away from it all need look no further than Nadina Lake Lodge. The lodge is open from June 1 to October 31 and is accessible by vehicle, Àoat Ày-in and helicopter. The fun and beauty of Nadina Lake Lodge is at your ¿ngertips... and you have the invitation to stay and play. Just turn off Hwy. 16 onto Morice River Forest Service Rd., once on the Morice River F.S. road follow to km 56.5. Turn right on to the Nadina F.S. road. Follow to km 74, turn right. Follow the signs to the lodge (km 25.5 on the Thatsa F.S. road).



Open June 1 until October 31

Brad & Wendy Thompson

Phone: 250.697.2355 Box 99, Granisle, BC V0J 1W0


~ Trophy Rainbow Fishing ~ Exceptional Scenery & Wildlife Viewing ~

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Moosehorn Lodge on Uncha Lake offers outdoor adventure at its best! M

oosehorn Lodge situated along beautiful Uncha Lake in Northern British Columbia is the perfect place to plan your next vacation. The lodge offers outdoor adventures at their best. Moosehorn Lodge, positioned on pristine Uncha Lake is well known for its great ¿shing opportunities where Char up to 40 lb. in size inhabit the lake alongside rainbow trout. There is a boat rental service, a boat launch and also bait and ¿shing gear for those that love to spend a day out on the lake ¿shing, or if you prefer, hire a boat simply for relaxing and exploring, the choice is yours. There is a ¿sh cleaning station and a freezer on offer when you return with your catch of the day. If you need a ¿shing licence, Moosehorn Lodge can arrange that too. Moosehorn Lodge offers a variety of ways to stay and play, including cabin rentals, camping areas and RV hookups. There is ¿shing, game hunting or relaxing, your activity schedule is completely up to you. The lodge is the perfect place to bring your family. There are large grassy play areas to play frisbee, kick a ball or have a BBQ lunch on the BBQ grills. If you prefer have a relaxing picnic, there is a covered picnic building. The main lodge offers the true ‘lodge’ experience. The unique rustic log cabins are serviced with

a kitchen area, so you can cook for yourself if you prefer. Cabins come equipped with outdoor parking, a private bathroom and roll aways. Sit back relax and enjoy the wonderful views of Uncha Lake from the natural setting. If you prefer the outdoors experience you should camp at Moosehorn Lodge. There are electrical hook-ups and water hook-ups. The lodge also offers ¿rewood. Parking for campers is also available. There are basic store supplies, self serve laundry facilities, showers and sani dumping and Àush and non Àush toilets available for use. The campground is opened from May to October and pets are allowed. To get there turn off Hwy. 16 on to Francois Lake Rd, turn right onto Hwy. 35 and travel 23 km south of Burns Lake to the free ferry service. Once on the

Moosehorn Lodge SERVICES: • Fishing • Hunting • Bird Watching • Authentic Unique Log Cabins (rustic to modern) • Housekeeping Units

Southside turn left off the ferry along Uncha Lake road and follow the signs to Moosehorn Lodge.

• RV Hookups and Camping • Shower and Laundry Facilities • Boat Rentals and Launching • Fishing Licences, Bait and Gear • Basic Store Supplies • Ice and Freezers

Uncha Lake, BC 23 km South of Burns Lake Take Highway 35 to Francois Lake Ferry. Once off the Ferry turn left 16 km.

Your hosts: Roger and Bev Kyncl Box 130, Southbank B.C. V0J 2P0

Phone: (250) 694-3730 e-mail

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Calendar of Events January


- World Yoga Day - Farmer’s Market at Heritage Centre runs year round

- Canada Day - Senior Association BBQ

February - Cold Smoke Snowmobile Races - Rod and Gun Wild Game Dinner - Anti Bullying Pink Shirt Day - February 29, 2012

March - Earth Hour March 31, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

April - Earth Day April 22 - Lakes District Festival of Performing Arts - Burns Lake Hockey Awards - Dental Month - Aboriginal History Week April 26 - 20

May - Lakes District Kennel Club Dog Show - Lakes Public Market runs till October - Emergency Medical Services Week - Burns Lake Rotary Wine Tasting night

June - Burns Lake Relay for Life - Annual Burns Lake Library Book Sale - Aboriginal Day June 21 - Sandy’s Resort Fishing Derby (for Campers only) - Granisle Days - Sprockids Mountain Biking program

August - Big Pig Bike Festival August 19-21 - Babine Resort Fishing Derby August Long Weekend

September - Lakes District Fall Fair - Terry Fox Run - Ootsa Lake Fishing Derby Labour Day weekend - Peddle to Paddle & Boer Mountain Challenge

October - Burns Lake minor hockey season starts - Burns Lake Curling season starts

November - Burns Lake Rotary Auction - Burns Lake Curling season

December - Mistletoe Mania - late night shopping - Burns Lake Curling season

For more information or speci¿c dates on any of the events listed above please contact the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce at 250-692-3773.

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Welcome to Burns Lake... Stop by and see us in the Lakeview Mall... Everything is made from scratch with only the best ingredients.

Also: European Style Bread and Pastries Organic Bread

ODLAND O W KERY BA Lakeview Mall, Burns Lake Canada Day


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Join us in September for the Fall Fair!


owdy friends & neighbours! It’s that time of year and before you know it another great Fall Fair will be upon us again. 2011 bring us to the 68th annual to be held on September 9, 10 and 11. There is so much going on Fall Fair weekend - heavy horse pulls, stage entertainment, children’s activities, the exhibit hall, petting zoo, 4-H auction, barnyard olympics, dog show,

Grassy Plains Hall Annual Events Annual Mud Bog The Mud Bog is held at Grassy Plains Community Hall grounds every May long weekend. The event takes place rain or shine and is complete with announcer and concession. Further information call Kent Lambert 250-694-3748.

Annual Blue Grass Country Jamboree The Blue Grass Jamboree is held in July each year with performers participating from all over the province. It is a three day event, usually Friday, Saturday & Sunday. There is rough camping on the grounds and also camping facilities at many local resorts in the area. For more information contact Richard Cannon 250-699-8697.

Lakes District Team Penning The Lakes District Team Penning Association holds their weekly cattle penning event every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Grassy Plains Hall. This continues through out the summer from June through September. Spectators are always welcome to this interesting event. For more information please contact Don Baker 250-694-3525.

crafts, farmer’s market, etc. These are just some of the events one will experience if you attend the Lakes District Fall Fair. Also there will be a pet show, teen dance, bon¿re, youth tractor pull, Fall Fair Idol, barnyard Olympics, 4-H achievement show, children/teen fun & games, logger’s sports, pancake Breakfast, Saturday family dance and much, much more!! Concessions will tantalize your tastebuds if you’re feeling hungry along with the pancake breakfast on both days. The Saturday BBQ dinner is fun for all. So mark September on your calendar and support your local fair. You won’t be disappointed and we hope to see you there!

Berries abound The following are just a few of the many edible plants that grow in the Lakes District. The June berry or Saskatoon is one of the better known edible plants found in this region, which is not surprising since it has some of the most delicious fruit of any of the wild berries in the province. The Saskatoon is a bush with light grey bark. Its leaves are round/ oblong and the fruit is usually very dark purple that grows in small bunches. This bush can be found by the side of the roads, or on moist slopes. Another popular berry of this area is the Twin-leaved Huckleberry or Mountain Bilberry. The Huckleberry appears to be a coarse dense bush. The branches are grey and ragged looking, and the leaves are elongated and pale underneath. The fruit is dark purple, almost black, that prows singly and has a Àattened appearance when mature. Huckleberries like open forest slopes, and old burns or ski slopes are good places to ¿nd them. No matter how careful hikers are they probably cannot avoid stepping on Kinnikinik during their travels. This dense shrub covers dry, sandy slopes and rocky areas. It has bright green leathery leaves and red berries.

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Keefe’s Landing Cafe & Store Come and Taste the Homemade Difference D

riving south from Burns Lake on Highway 35 you will come to Francois Lake. Board the free ferry that will take you on a leisurely cruise across the lake to Southbank. As you disembark you will see Keefe’s Landing Cafe & Convenience Store. Let us be the ¿rst to welcome you to the “Southside” as the area is referred to. The Southside is nestled in a land of lakes with fantastic ¿shing, great opportunities to view birds and wildlife, and a place ¿lled with fun for the whole family. Keefe’s Landing Cafe is the place to visit for delicious food, a homey atmosphere and friendly service. Our full menu includes our famous homemade burgers, buns and fries. We have hard ice cream and milkshakes in a variety of Àavours. If you like pizza come try the best in the neighbourhood. This is the only place in the area to enjoy a good cup of coffee for only a $1.00. You can eat in or out on our deck while enjoying a great view of the lake. We also offer take out and senior’s and children’s portions are available upon request. During the cooler weather we offer a daily home-made soup to take the chill off. Whether having breakfast, lunch or dinner we guarantee you will enjoy it. We will also cater for small meetings.

Our convenience store stocks most of the basics and is a great place to stop for a variety of snacks and cold drinks. We also sell pre-paid phone cards and stamps. Our regular post of¿ce hours are Mon-

day, Wednesday and Friday from 9am – 5pm. We are the only lottery dealer on the Southside. You can purchase tickets for all major lotteries, buy an array of different scratch tickets or sit in our cafe and play Keno while enjoying a snack or meal. The Southside is a great place for a relaxing day trip. For those who want to visit longer the Southside has an accommodation to meet every need be it a campground, a resort or a B & B. While on the Southside visit the indoor Farmer’s Market held May to October in the visitor’s centre across from the cafe, take part in a ¿shing derby or enjoy many of the other fun activities that happen throughout the year. Whatever your plans make Keefe’s Landing Cafe & Convenience a must stop on your Southside adventure... come and enjoy our hospitality.

Keefe’s Landing Café & Convenience Store Join us for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner! Home of the $



Hosts: Pam and Craig Homemade burgers, buns & fries, hard ice cream, Box 81, Southbank, BC V0J 2P0 • Fax: 1-250-694-3375 milkshakes in a variety of flavours and pizza! Phone: 1-250-694-3375 Take out and senior’s and Website: e-mail: children’s portions are available Open from 8am to 8pm Monday - Saturday upon request. Grill off 1 hour before closing. Closed Sundays.

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You are invited to visit Granisle overlooking beautiful Babine Lake L

ocated 49 km North of Topley on Highway 118, Granisle overlooks beautiful Babine Lake; the longest natural fresh water lake in British Columbia. The Village is accessible by the only paved road into Babine Lake and has a marina with moorage slips, a concrete boat launch, day use picnic areas on the beach, Copperview Park in the centre of town and a Visitor Information Centre with laundry, washroom and shower facilities, as well as a sanidump. Accommodation, gasoline, and groceries are available in Granisle. Volcanoes, mammoths, trading posts, pictographs, mining for gold, silver and copper - this area is as rich in history as it is in natural beauty. Many visitors catch a glimpse of moose, deer, bear, fox, coyote, wolf, eagle, geese and ducks - so bring your camera along! Whether your interests lay in hiking, ¿shing, boating, camping or just relaxing - our area is waiting for you.

The largest S o c k e y e , S p a w n i n g Channels in the world are located within 10 kms of Granisle. The Sockeye return to spawn in late August, early September and the river mouth runs red with ¿sh. Also within a 10 km radius you will ¿nd Red Bluff Provincial Park which is maintained by the Village of Granisle (reservations available through the Village of Granisle Of¿ce), small lakes and nonserviced campgrounds, restaurant, pub, full service campgrounds, and an extremely rustic 9- hole, par 3 golf course. Mountains and beautiful scenery surround Babine Lake, while the shoreline is dotted with secluded sandy beaches. Fly ¿sherman Àock to the lake to get their chance at catching one of its large cutthroat and rainbow trout. If Ày¿shing isn’t what you were aiming for, trolling for lake char and kokanee is another option.

Events in our area include... • A Father’s Day Weekend Fishing Derby in June • Summer Curling Bonspiel in June • Canada Day Celebrations July 1st • Granisle Days • H2O Drags in July • Summer Festival at Tachet in August • Sockeye Days on the Labour Day Weekend in September.

Laid-back Living on the Lakeshore Visit our website at 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

VILLAGE OF GRANISLE Incorporated June 29, 1971

PO Box 128, Granisle, BC V0J 1W0 Phone: 250-697-2248 Fax: 250-697-2306

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TAKYSIE LAKE “The Lake of Many Jumping Fish” Your Hosts, David and Rise’ Gruen welcome you to their little slice of paradise...


akysie Lake has long been a family favourite for everyone from locals to Europeans. Whether you are camping, RV’ing or need accommodations, you can ¿nd 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”! Takysie Lake is the perfect area for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Get in some ¿shing time, snap some pictures of the eagles or ospreys, or take a boat ride to catch a glimpse of a moose on the island, all the while listening to the loons that return here every year. This is where you go to relax. Are you visiting during hunting season? This is the place to be. While staying with us, take a day trip and explore one of the many surrounding lakes which also boast great ¿shing and wildlife viewing opportunities. The chances of seeing black bears, mule and white tail deer, moose, foxes, coyotes and countless birds are very good as you travel our back roads. We have everything you need here: Full suites, large main lodge, rustic lakeside summer cabins, RV/Tent sites, Sani-Dump station, guest docks, boat launch, as well as Àoat plane docking, boat, canoe and pedal boat rentals, and laundry facilities. Did you forget something? We have you covered with a Licensed Café,

General Store, Liquor Store, ATM, ¿reworks, oil products, gas and diesel, auto and cylinder propane, ¿shing and hunting licenses, retail stamp shop, live bait, tackle, local artwork and gifts – you name it – we most likely have it! And don’t forget to ask for some ¿shing advice – it’s always on the house. We offer you everything you need for a great holiday getaway! For your convenience, we accept VISA, M/C, Debit, traveler’s cheques and cash. We look forward to your visit to Takysie Lake! This is where the ¿sh are always jumping, the coffee is always hot, and the smiles are on the house! TAKYSIE LAKE RESORT is your destination vacation resort. Go south from Burns Lake and take a spectacular free ferry ride across Francois Lake. Then continue straight ahead for 23 km along a scenic paved highway right to our front door and the shores of Takysie Lake.

TAKYSIE LAKE RESORT The Destination Vacation Spot of the Lakes District

We boast almost 3000’ of lakeshore, 10 cabins, 4 suites, over 40 RV sites and everything you could wish for: • • • • •

General Store & Licensed Dining Gas, Diesel & Propane Lakeside Cabins & Main Lodge Fully Contained Suites 15, 20 & 30 Amp Sites/Tentsites

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Motorboat, Pedalboat & Canoe Rentals Liquor Sales & Fireworks Bait, Licenses & Tackle Play fields, swingsets & volleyball nets Local Artistry & Souvenirs Visa, M/C, Debit, Travellers Cheques & Cash

Fantastic trout fishing!

Your Hosts: David and Rise’ Gruen 37530 Eakin Settlement Rd. Burns Lake, BC Canada V0J 1E4 Toll Free: 1.877.694.3403 Email:











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