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Bowron Lakes Provincial Park

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Exciting Bowron Lakes

We did the circuit 11 years ago - now a bit older (71) and wondering if we could do it. We were a... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2014
Ruth H
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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Trip of a lifetime!

We stayed at Becker's Lodge and rented their canoe gear. Our cabin was spotless and the service was... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2014
646coric
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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed September 1, 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,...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Ruth H
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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank CPHunter
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,...More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank 646coric
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...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed July 14, 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...More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank Pingadohtor
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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank nguyenlahu
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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
5  Thank Louis L
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....More

Date of experience: August 2013
4  Thank PatWilliamsLakeBC
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...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank AlbertaLap
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...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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Justin M
January 21, 2016|
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Response from kimperpete | Reviewed this property |
June is bad for rain and bugs. I would suggest first week of September - kids are back in school so it’s easier to book the larger camp sites
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Paula B
February 2, 2015|
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Response from kimperpete | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not. There are 2 major waterfalls and you have to be able to pull out at the right time. Not to mentions bugs and rain. You will need all your strength to carry your gear and canoe, trust me. Definitely not... More
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