BC'S WATERFALLS & FISHING POLES TOUR
3 - 4 days
George, heading north on BC Highway
97. Enjoy many recreational opportunities for fishing
and hiking along this scenic route.
McLeod Lake, 137 km/86 miles north of Prince
George, a 29 km drive off the highway
west towards Carp
Lake Provincial Park takes you to the
spectacular War Falls. Camping is available both in
the provincial park and the numerous BC Forest sites
in the area. For a full description of the sites in
this area, obtain a BC Forest recreation map from
the Mackenzie Forest District and Prince George Forest
River and surrounding lakes provide
fishing for char, rainbow
trout, and arctic
grayling. A boat launch at Whiskers
Provincial Park on McLeod Lake is close
to the road.
are a number of family activities available in Mackenzie
(186 km/116 miles north of Prince George), including
llama trekking, hiking, fishing, biking, and canoeing.
Explore BC's Williston Lake, one of the largest man-made
reservoirs in North America. To reach Mackenzie,
take Highway 39 from its intersection with Highway
97. The town sits 29 km/18 miles from the intersection,
at the end of Highway 39.
Photo Courtesy of Wayne Sawchuk
to Highway 97 north, your next stop is Chetwynd
(149 km/93 miles from the intersection of Highway
39 and Highway 97). Stop at the scenic Bijoux Falls
which provide excellent photographic opportunities.
Azouzetta Lake and Pine River provide many opportunities
to stop and relax in the mountain sunshine.
Lake Provincial Park, (25 km/16 miles
north of Chetwynd) offers swimming and fishing. There
are 109 tent/vehicle sites, but it is a popular park,
so reserve ahead of time.
Chetwynd for Tumbler
Ridge on Highway 29 south turning off
onto the Sukunka Forest Road for a scenic 17km/11
miles) drive along the River to the beautiful Sukunka
Falls. Stop at Gwillim Lake (approximately 60 km/38
miles south of Chetwynd) for a picnic lunch.
to Prince George and points south by the above route.
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