Two of our most popular backcountry wilderness experiences opened for reservations for the 2016 season on January 2nd. If you didn’t already make a reservation, you can still make one, it’s not too late!
The Berg Lake Trail and Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit are world-renowned excursions that people come from far reaches of the world to experience, and for good reason. While many visitors stem from British Columbia, it is amazing how few people from BC have heard of these, let alone experienced either of them.
Both adventures offer exceptionally stunning scenery, true wilderness experiences yet relatively accessible and safe ways to experience the backcountry. Of course, by their very nature they are quite different from one another. The Berg Lake Trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park offers short and long trips for backcountry hiking. The Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit is a unique series of lakes with short and easy portages in between with only one small section of white-water in the Cariboo River.
To protect the natural environment and maintain the wilderness experience, BC Parks limits the amount of people travelling along these adventures each day. If you do not yet have reservation, you still have opportunities to make this happen for the 2016 season. The longer you wait to book the more flexible you will need to be with your departure dates or trip itinerary. British Columbians should consider adding these premiere destinations to their bucket lists.
To book your reservation for either one of these, go to: www.discovercamping.ca. Having trouble finding the dates you want? Consider travelling in smaller groups, arriving mid-week or shortening your excursion. Also, check the reservation site often as sometimes people’s plans change and you can benefit from someone else’s cancelled trip.