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Horseback riding in the Potato Range
(Albert Normandin photo)

Anahim Lake

Transportation & Maps

Anahim Lake is located on Highway 20, a scenic four-hour drive west from Williams Lake.

The drive across the Interior Plateau from the east offers panoramic vistas of the grasslands and pine forests of the arid interior. Range cattle, a common sight along the way, graze on the lush roadside grass. Several hours into the drive, near Tatla Lake, the snow capped peaks of the Coastal Mountain Range rise into view.

Alternately, visitors can choose to arrive via BC Ferries Discovery Coast Passage, which docks at the westernmost terminus of Highway 20 in Bella Coola, a 1.5 to 2 hour drive west of Anahim Lake. Highway 20 is paved or hard surface finished except for the 65km/40mi west of Anahim Lake through Heckman Pass to the bottom of "The Hill." This section has a well-maintained gravel surface.

Commercial flights arrive at the paved airstrip in Anahim Lake. Visitors must make post-flight arrangements for pick up, as there is no car rental or bus service in the area.

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Anahim Lake