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Bowron Lakes Provincial Park

Address: British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 54 things to do in Cariboo
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was the tenth time that I have enjoyed the Bowron Lakes since my first trip in 1968 with my parents and the third time with my son. A lot has changed in that time but the beauty that one experiences is as exciting as the first time. The weather challenged us with both warm dry days and wet thunderous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This has been one of my bucket list items and was able to accomplish it in August 2014 with my teen aged sons. Weather was not the best - only one nice day. A thunderstorm came upon us after the second day - luckily we had just finished dinner. Afterwards we were able to experience a beautiful double rainbow with... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Appreciate first that the weather has a lot to do with your Bowron experience and we were fortunate to have 8 days of near perfect weather. My wife was a bit anxious when we left and the first portages were a bit of a test if you don't have any other backcountry experience. Still I found the canoe on wheels... More 

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We did the circuit 11 years ago - now a bit older (71) and wondering if we could do it. We were a party of 14 - 4 canoes and 6 kayaks. Us old folk were in the canoes. Since we were a large group, we were assigned certain camp sites - 7 nights/8 days. The weather was perfect this... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You have to know that you won't have cell coverage up here. And if you are used to camping BC provincial parks, you'll be used to pit toilets and no showers. Being this far north, there's no swimming, so expect that. Most of the sites were quite private and it wasn't very busy. There were a couple sites that were... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stayed at Becker's Lodge and rented their canoe gear. Our cabin was spotless and the service was excellent! They loaded our canoes and drove us to the registration centre. The circuit was amazing - the scenery was beautiful, the wildlife was abundant (several moose, eagles, river otters, pine martins, cranes, bunnies, loons, and a mama bear and her 3... More 

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Le Quiou, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

heard about bowron a long time ago. my daughter's 21st birthday present - canoeing around bowron. some good some bad weather and plenty of moose and bald eagles. not quite enough river running for my liking. finished surprised in 5 days - had thought about 8. we did a few side trips and saw enough. perhaps i would have spent... More 

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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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