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Bowron Lakes Provincial Park

British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Cariboo
Type: Parks
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Cambridge
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I was lucky enough to be invited on a group trip by a friend. In the end there were 11 of us paddling, 3 teens, 2 young men, and 6 women in their 50's. The group's canoeing experience was equally as varied. It was an amazing opportunity with challenges combined with outstanding beauty. The group finished the circuit in 7... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We arrived at Bowron lake after a long drive from Calgary and the weather was fantastic. Temperature around 20 degree Celsius when the sun is out. We paddled against the wind to upper lake where the big river is, except from the nasty wind, everything else is perfect. We saw lots of moose on the side of the road but... More

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Westbury, Wiltshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A 10 day trip starting and finishing in Vancouver canoeing the Bowron Lakes in late August with ‘Sea to Sky-to-Sky expeditions. There were 7 guests with an age range from 30s to 60s and 2 guides, with pickup and drop-off in Vancouver (Days 1 and 10) and 8 days canoeing. We had an excellent time in very pleasant company and... More

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Williams Lake, B.C.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We paddled the Bowron Lake chain last month for the fourth time. The inclement weather added interest to the trip; during our previous paddles we have not encountered spectacular thunder and lightening storms like this past trip, or witnessed marvellous sunsets, rainbows and cloud formations. The blend of portaging and paddling gave us daily full body workout and worked up... More

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Alberta
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If this is on your bucket list, get it done! You need canoeing experience and to portages can be a challenge, but it is well worth it. Bears, moose, birds, fish, (although not many). Why we need to put in the resources to maintain our parts systems.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The weather was wonderful the views were spectacular.... Was with a group that had never done a canoe trip like this. Most had some experience other had lots the Bowron circuit was gruelling and rewarding. Go prepared for the worst weather and hope for the best. Don't count on fire would for cooking or drying out. Treat yourself to Beckers... More

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Cadboro Bay
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26 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We paddled and portaged around the famous Bowron Lakes Circuit in five days this May. The lakes and ponds are as pristine as they were in 1840 when they were discovered. It is rare anywhere that you can find waterways interconnected in a `120 km parallelogram so you can paddle back to your starting point!! The popularity of the circuit... More

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abbotsford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

we ahve paddled the cnoe route at bowron lake 5 times now , we continue to go back for its beauty, we stay at bear rive merchantile , sandy and Dick are wonderful people nice clean place, they always make us feel welcome . we enjoyed paddling there in July mostly, we like middle of sept as well, didnot enjoy... More

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kamloops
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A must-do trip for paddlers. September is a great month to go. As soon as Labour Day is over, things get much quieter. Also, bugs are gone by then. We've stayed at Bowron Lake accommodations at the end of both our paddling trips. First time was at Bear River Mercantile. The place has been for sale for years and the... More

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

We have been doing the circuit on a yearly basis for several years. June is our preference because it is quiet. On average it takes 5-7 days, and need to be in decent shape. The weather can be very unpredictable so you need to have proper gear. Have witness several parties ill equipped and they were miserable and wet. The... More

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