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Bowron Lakes Provincial Park

British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 30 attractions in Cariboo
Type: Parks
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Westbury, Wiltshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
71 helpful votes 71 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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Kamloops, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

So serene, but can turn violent in a hurry. in good weather the portages and canning is avg, but in bad weather you better have a decent skill set in these areas. Make sure you pay the 7 bucks for the laminated map, So worth it. Bring lots of tarps and head lamps. an AXE and a bush saw is... More

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Cobble Hill
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Bowron Lakes Provincial Park is rated in the top 10 canoe trips all around the world! Moose, bear, water birds, osprey, eagles - in abundance! Gear was provided and the meals were terrific!

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