Green Lake Provincial Park located in the South Cariboo recreation area of British Columbia
is home to Green Lake, a pristine, warm body of water with wide-open spaces and abundant wild life
. The small town known as 70 Mile House provides everyday amenities, including fuel, groceries and a pub. Seekers of peace and quiet will be happy
to know that there are no hotels in the area; luckily, many types of accommodation are available, including lakeside vacation rentals, condo rentals and other lodging. There are more than 8000 lakes in the Cariboo region, making this a perfect base camp to explore the wilderness
Summer offers an excellent getaway, with many exciting ways to spend the day, all within reach of accommodations and vacation rental. Travel through aspen forests, open meadows or lakeside trails on horseback, bicycle or by foot for a breathe of fresh air
. With boat launches and some of British Columbia’s best beaches, Green Lake is perfect for swimming, power boating, water skiing and other water sports
. The smaller Watch Lake is perfectly suited for anglers, whether they enjoy trolling, spinning or fly-fishing, as it is restocked with trout every year.
Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the abundant wildlife and incredible bird watching
. With some luck, moose, bears, owls, marmots, eagles and foxes can be observed near the lake. Visitors can partake in a friendly game of golf, ride ATVs, or visit a working ranch
. Nearby, Chasm Provincial Park is a must-see forested canyon with spectacular views and unique display of bright pink and orange rock
; do not forget a camera. Sometimes marveling in the view of the serene water and rolling hills or taking a scenic drive through a collage of landscapes are all you need to relax and feel down to earth.
Winter has just as many adventures at Green Lake, including ice fishing, skating, dog sledding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
Snow covered trees and crisp, clean air are great for exploring the outdoors and returning to a warm fireplace in a vacation rental or condo rental accommodation.
The Cariboo area is often called Big Sky Country
; when watching a sunset or the Northern Lights
, it is easy to see why. Being so secluded, there is very little light pollution and the night sky expands into a sea of sparkling stars and constellations. Accommodations such as vacation rentals, condo rental and chalet rentals mean this exciting -- or relaxing -- getaway is within reach.