GWILLIM LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK, BC Camping at Gwillim Lake BC
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GWILLIM LAKE
PROVINCIAL PARK

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA


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Welcome to Gwillim Lake Provincial Park, BC one of the prettiest lakes in the Peace Country.


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Gwillim Lake Provincial Park is open Wednesday before the May long weekend to mid September. 50 vehicle/tent campsites, pit toilets, fire pits, firewood, picnic tables, water. Many campsites back onto the lake for a breathtaking view of the water and mountains.


Gwillim Lake Provincial Park
Campground Map

2016 rates: $20 per night.
1-800-689-9025


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Boat Dock and Lake.
The 360 degree video starts at the road to the boat launch and scans the entire lake and dock area.

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Near the campsites is an information board. Generators are only permitted between 9am-11am and 6pm-8pm.

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In the centre of the park is a nice sized playground to keep the youngsters occupied.


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GWILLIM LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK, B.C.

Gwillim Lake Provincial Park is located in the north east corner of British Columbia, 45 km northwest of Tumbler Ridge B.C. on Highway 29, about midway between Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge. Provides a peaceful outdoor experience set in the Rocky Mountain Foothills.

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The Lake, Picnic Table at Campsite, Kayaker, RV at Campsite, Steam near Campground, Deer, The view of Mountains.
Gwillim Lake was named after Professor John Cole Gwillim who was appointed professor of mining at Queen's University at Kingston in 1903. His work included exploring the coal lands in this area and oil fields of Alberta for the CPR and later in 1919, field work for the British Columbia government. He created a map of the Tumbler Ridge area which included the "Rocky Mountain Lake" and died shortly after in 1920. That lake was renamed Gwillim Lake in 1921 in his memory.

Gwillim Lake is deep, blue and cold. The average temperature from May and June is usually around 8 degrees Celsius. The water near the shore is shallow and is considerably warmer. The lake is fairly large and spans across 6 miles from one end to the other. Activities include canoing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, and fishing. Anglers can try their luck for rainbow trout, lake trout, pike, white fish and grayling.

Gwillim Lake Park was established in 1971 and is 32,326 ha. in size. Elephant Ridge is also included in the park.


There are many unmaintained hiking trails around the lake as well as other trails that take you deeper into the park.

VIDEO Gwillim Lake- Mountain view and the Lake view
One of the prettiest lakes in the Peace Country as it has great views of the mountains as well the lake itself is spectacular

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If you don't have a boat and want to get around the lake, you are in luck. Canoe rentals and mountain bike rentals are now available as well as canoe and kayak instructions.
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Highway Sign, View of Lake, Hiking Trail, Paddleboards, Rock Formation info, History info, View of Wind Turbines



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A small pier makes it easy to dock your boat at Gwillim Lake, BC. Also located at this area is a good size parking lot and day use area.

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Gwillim Lake has a paved boat launch to get your craft on the water.

The roads are also paved through-out the park which reduces the noise and dust of vehicles.


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The area has a diverse mixture of trees including pine, spruce, aspen, and birch and is home to deer, moose, otters, chipmunks, black bears and grizzly bears.

The Pat O'Reilly Outdoor/ Environmental Studies Centre is located on the south side of Gwillim Lake operated by School District #59, Peace River South. It is a privately run camp not open to the general public.










GWILLIM LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK

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