We bought our first kayak in 2006 from the Northwest Outdoor Center in Seattle and they told us about the Bowron Lakes being a great place to paddle. We finally kayaked the Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit this past June. All I can say is: What took us so long!?!
This trip would have been perfect if mosquitoes didn't exist. The Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia are the backdrop for this picturesque 72 mile circuit of lakes, streams, and portages. Wildlife sightings included moose, a black bear, loons, bald eagles and river otters. We totally lucked out on the weather.The gorgeous scenery and placid water prompted frequent exclamations of "Look at that!" from Roger.
|Peaceful water on Isaac Lake|
|Storm blowing in on Lanezi Lake|
|Wheels ready for the portage|
|First day scene|
|Day 2 morning, beginning of huge Isaac Lake|
|Old cabin at day 2 campsite on Isaac Lake|
|Lush vegetation and waterfall along Isaac Lake, day 3|
|McLeary Lake, day 4 , site of 1st moose sighting (not pictured)|
|Lanezi Lake after the storm|
|On the trail to Cariboo Falls|
|Morning fog at Babcock Lake, day 5|
|Our lunch stop on Spectacle Lake|
|View from last campsite|
|Canoes turning a corner on the Bowron River with a moose just ahead|
|Moose swimming in the Bowron River|
| Roger looking back at Bowron Lake.|
(Bowron Lake is the only lake on the circuit where motorized boats are allowed.)
What a time. What a place.