Bowron Lakes Family Canoe Trip
Bowron Lake Park in British Columbia Canada in which is the Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit encompasses a 116 km chain of lakes, streams, rivers and connecting portages and ending where it starts.
The complete circuit is 116 kilometers. About 85 kilometers of lake canoeing, 11 Kilometers of portage and the rest stream and river canoeing. The summer of 2010 some of my family and I after much planing were ready to canoe the Bowron Lakes. Our crew consisted of Me, Son in law Ben, Son Warren, Daughter in law Shauna, Grand Kids Justin, Michelle, Flaxee, Jareh, Rhayl and Justins friend Jen. Ten people in all.
Warren and I had done the trip before in about 1975 when Warren would have been 11 years old. The rest of the crew had none or very little canoeing experience.
We rented three canoes and portage wheels from Beckers Lodge and I had my aluminum canoe.
We arrived at the lakes on a sunny day hearing stories of steady rain for the past two weeks. With all our gear unloaded four canoes to take it all and 10 people we wondered if there would be enough room for us all. But we found a place for everything and everyone and got on our way.
|Bowron Lakes Map||Getting loaded||Getting started||Warren and Jareh on portage|
|Rest time||First Camp||Camp||Supper time|
|In the fog||Flaxee - pulling her weight||Making camp||Camp site two|
|Rhayl and Jareh||Fishing||Fishing||Next morning
|Shauna at lunch stop||Warren and Jareh||Flaxee and Michelle||Caribou and Calf|
|Isaac Lake||Camp Three||Getting reloaded||White Water!|
Just as we leave Isaac Lake there is a small rapids with actual white water. It is a short stretch and not really large waves. But for canoers with our experience it is enough to create excitement.
Flaxee, Shauna and I went through first with no incident and the rest followed with equal skill.
|The end of a portage||off on another canoe stretch||Lanezi Lake||Lunch stop|
|Shauna and Jareh||Warren and Shauna||Peaceful|