Paddle the Bowron Lake Circuit

Added by Jordon Conway

Towering snow capped mountains surround the azure waters and wildlife sightings are a frequent occurrence throughout the circuit. Once on the lakes the awe-inspiring scenery, tranquillity and rhythmic lapping of paddle to water quickly become the norm.

The world renowned Bowron Lake Provincial Park forms a natural 116km circuit in the heart of British Columbia’s interior Cariboo Mountain Range. Boasting a unique and remote wilderness experience the circuit is only accessible by canoe or kayak and contains 54 waterfront campsites for visitors’ use. The full circuit takes 5-10 days to complete during which time one can expect to traverse the waterways through a series of interconnected lakes, rivers and portages. Towering snow capped mountains surround the azure waters and wildlife sightings are a frequent occurrence throughout the circuit.

Due to the popularity of the Bowron Lakes, reservations are required to paddle the circuit and can be made through the BC Parks Website. At the launch point there are several outfitters which offer information and gear rentals to meet the needs of canoeists and kayakers. Due to the duration and unpredictable weather patterns on the circuit proper preparation is essential to a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Before departing for the circuit paddlers must register with the Park Registration Centre and watch a mandatory orientation video. Once on the lakes the awe-inspiring scenery, tranquillity and rhythmic lapping of paddle to water quickly become the norm. The Bowron Lakes offer an incredible experience to outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels, however prior backcountry experience is highly recommended.

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Canoeing
Camping
Fishing
Photography
Kayaking
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Lake
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

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