Tweedsmuir Park, British Columbia’s largest park, located south of Burns Lake, is one of B.C.’s most impressive preserves.
Its 989,616 hectares include some of the most stunning scenery in Northern B.C., a fascinating array of pristine lakes, snow-capped mountains and ancient forest that won’t easily be forgotten. Moose, grizzly bear, caribou and several species of small game call it home, and its lakes abound with trophy-size rainbow trout.
Established in the 1930s, the park was named in honour of Lord Tweedsmuir, Canada’s fifteenth Governor-General. The Lord and Lady visited the park on August 1937 and subsequently described it as one of the most beautiful places on earth – something local residents have long known.
Keep in mind that a Tweedsmuir Park adventure requires you to be completely self-sufficient since there are no supplies of any kind available within the park. A highly recommended option is to travel with a professional guide, who will know all the best places to visit, as well as the rules and regulations of the park.
First Nations traditions are also infused throughout the park. Eutsuk Lake derives its name from the Ulkatcho Carrier dialect. As well, a number of waterways have been named after Father Adrien Gabriel Morice, who surveyed and mapped the park in the late 19th century.
This northern jewel is accessible by floatplane and boat. For more information contact the Burns Lake Visitor Centre at (250) 692-3773.
For more information on Burns Lake visit the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce or Burns Lake Lake District.