Reser­va­tions for Mount Rob­son, Bowron Lakes open next week

The Prince George Citizen - - Local - Cit­i­zen staff

Reser­va­tions will soon open for two pop­u­lar back­coun­try ad­ven­tures in cen­tral B.C.’s pro­vin­cial parks.

Start­ing Oct. 1 at 7 a.m., hik­ers want­ing to ex­plore the 23-kilo­me­tre trail in Mount Rob­son Pro­vin­cial Park or pad­dle the multi-day ca­noe cir­cuit in Bowron Lake Pro­vin­cial Park can reserve sites for the 2020 sea­son on Dis­cover Camp­ing (dis­cov­er­camp­ing.ca).

The Berg Lake Trail has some of the best scenery in B.C., pro­vid­ing views of water­falls, turquoise-coloured lakes and mas­sive glaciers.

Seven back­coun­try camp­sites are lo­cated along the wilder­ness trail and can be re­served from June 12 to Sept. 30, 2020.

The Bowron Lake Ca­noe Cir­cuit in­volves 116 kilo­me­tres of pad­dling across 10 lakes with sev­eral portages that are rel­a­tively flat.

The en­tire trip takes six to 10 days to com­plete, de­pend­ing on the skill level. Those look­ing for a shorter trip can pad­dle the west side of the cir­cuit, which takes two to four days.

Camp­sites for the cir­cuit can be re­served from May 15 to Sept. 23.

Reser­va­tions for long week­ends fill up fast for both ad­ven­tures. Due to the lim­ited fa­cil­i­ties in wilder­ness ar­eas, vis­i­tors need to be well pre­pared and self-suf­fi­cient.

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