The South Cariboo is home to an abundance of provincial parks, enough to spend the better part of a lifetime really. Here are some of the most popular choices in the area.
GREEN LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
Certainly not the largest park in the South Cariboo, the park and surrounding accommodation options are extremely popular because of Green Lake itself. The lake is among the best swimming holes with fairly shallow and warm water that have a brilliant green hue.
LAC LA HACHE PROVINCIAL PARK
Lac la Hache Provincial Park’s popularity also stems from being on a lake which, like Green Lake can be used for swimming, though generally, Lac la Hache is more popular for fishing, power boating and water-skiing. There are rental and accommodation options in the area.
BRIDGE LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
The Interlakes area is probably more popular for its resorts than provincial parks but
that doesn’t mean you should overlook Bridge Lake Provincial Park. If you ask around you may be told it’s quite small,
as it started at only 11 hectares, but now spans over 400 hectares protecting much of the undeveloped shoreline and
islands. It can be a good spot to see bald eagles, beavers and other wildlife. Like many South Cariboo lakes, it’s a popular fishing destination.
WELLS GRAY PROVINCIAL PARK
You can find multiple provincial parks in the Forest Grove and Canim Lake area including Schoolhouse Provincial Park and Ruth Lake Provincial Park, but Wells Gray is undoubtedly the most recognizable. Even though only a small part reaches out into the area, it’s stunning with easily accessible waterfalls.
Want more information on these or other local provincial parks? Visit the South Cariboo Visitor Centre or 100 Mile Free Press.