Frontcountry in northwest BC

Are you craving remoteness and hearing only the sounds of nature? If you have never been to the northwest corner of B.C., perhaps this summer is your time to visit. Planning your trip and your options now will lead to greater success in booking.   

Two people canoeing in a river, surrounded by thick forest, below a high snow-capped mountain.
Paddling in Meziadin Lake Provincial Park. Photo: DBC/Andrew Strain

We will highlight here three  provincial parks accessed by highway 37. In a subsequent post, we will highlight several backcountry parks in the same area. An adventure in wilderness, with breathtaking landscapes, stunning mountains, rushing rivers, and abundant wildlife providing ample opportunities for recreation and experiences to last a lifetime. 

Meziadin Lake Provincial Park

Located three hours north of Terrace, on the shores of Meziadin Lake. This lake is known for its excellent fishing, including rainbow trout, and Dolly Varden. Canoeing and kayaking on the lake is popular here. Late summer sockeye spawn here is pretty incredible. This park is close the Bear Glacier Provincial Park for a day trip, with glacier viewing, rest and picnic area. Meziadin Lake has 66 campsites (25 reservable), with some newly electrified.

A view from a picnic table looking out onto Kinaskan Lake.
Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park

Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park

Heading north on highway 37, two hours south of Dease Lake, you will arrive at Kinaskan Lake where you can view the length of the lake with Todagin Mountain and Klastline Plateau. Another great lake for fishing rainbow trout, hike the trails up to the waterfall, and canoe/kayak on the Iskut River running right through the park! The park has 50 vehicle-accessible campsites.  




Tā Ch’ilā Provincial Park

Formerly known as Boya Lake: we’ve heading north again and are one hour south of the Yukon border, and two hours north of Dease Lake. Even though this park is far north, it is still warm enough for swimming in the crystal clear and aqua-marine-coloured waters. This park also boasts stunning views and has incredible kayaking, canoeing (available for rent) or boating. This park has 44 campsites, with 10 reservable.  

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