We have returned to Montana after our 10 day trip to Bowron Lakes park in British Columbia Canada. Bowron is said to be one of the 10 best Canoe trips in the world and I would certainly not disagree. even though it rained much of the time the scenery was so spectacular as to be beyond words to describe. Hopefully a few pictures will suffice. We took 12 boats up. We were suprised to find that Kayaks were not all that usual on the circuit. Certainly we were a select group of home made boats.
This was my son Daniel and his boat on the first day, loaded with food and gear.
The Mountains are thick with trees and heavy with moisture. The weather changes in a matter of minutes.
The camping sites are some of the best I have seen and are set up for both small and large groups. Some landings are sand and some are a little rocky
As you might suspect, the water is a bit brisk in the morning!
It is also a bit brisk in the afternoon!
Here is a picture of our fleet on about day 4.
It is not just lakes and portages, there is a little adventure at the end of the longest lake, Izzak and the boys spend some time practicing thier skills in current.
This is me and my boat before my turn to play in the current.
There was all kinds of scenery to be had.
I was amazed at how much gear you could actually fit inside one boat. I was also glad that they got lighter as the trip progressed.
as we paddled through the rivers and interlake channels it was easy to spot all kinds of animals and beautiful vegitation.
After a week on the lakes it was time to load up the boats and go home
Bowron lakes park is a series of lakes and streams that you can navigate in such a way that you travel in a circle and essentially end up right where you started without having crossed the same lake twice. While on the trip there are side trips to waterfalls fishing lakes and other hiking opertunities.
This is a trip of a lifetime and rain or shine it is worth doing if you have the chance.