Visitors can start planning their trips to two popular BC Parks destinations, as reservations for the world-renowned Berg Lake trail and Bowron Lake canoe circuit open soon.
Beginning at 7 a.m. Pacific time on Oct. 1, 2017, those looking to hike the scenic Berg Lake trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park or paddle the pristine Bowron Lake canoe circuit in Bowron Lake Provincial Park can reserve a spot for the 2018 season through Discover Camping.
Advanced preparation is required for both the Berg Lake trail and Bowron Lake canoe circuit because of the type of backcountry experience involved. The limited facilities offered on these adventures ensure a true wilderness experience, so visitors need to be prepared and self-sufficient.
The Berg Lake trail is open year-round and can be reserved from June 17 to Sept. 17. The trail covers 23 kilometres and climbs 800 metres, offering scenic views of waterfalls, turquoise-coloured lakes and icebergs.
The Bowron Lake canoe circuit can be reserved from May 15 to Sept. 23. The entire circuit boasts 116 kilometres of paddling across 10 lakes and includes several portages that are relatively flat. The entire trip takes from six to 10 days. The west side experience is also available, which is less than half of the circuit and takes two to four days to complete.
To book a trip along the Berg Lake trail or the Bowron Lake canoe circuit, visit: www.discovercamping.ca
For more information about the Berg Lake trail, visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/reserve/reserveBerg.html
For more information about the Bowron Lake canoe circuit, visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/bowron_lk/
For tips on how to prepare for your wilderness adventure, please visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/campingEthics.html