August 04, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Smithers, Beaches & Swimming
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Tyhee Lake Provincial Park is situated in the beautiful Bulkley River Valley.....in Telkwa where the two rivers meet. There is a comforatable grassy field to relax on, right before the sandy beach which decends into the glistening water. As I enjoy the sun I looked to the west, and saw the Telkwa and Bulkley Ranges of the Hazelton Mountians. Looking to the east is the beautiful Babine Range of the Skeena Mountians. We decided to take a walk on the many trails that connect the campsite to the lake, this is through a forest consisting primarily of trembling aspen. One of these trails lead us to the viewing platform, located near the boat launch, and provides a lookout over a marsh that harbours numerous species of birds, mammals, small reptiles and fish. The present name, Tyhee, means fish in the native Gitxsan language; there are native cutthroat and stocked rainbow trout which a licence is required to fish. With so much to do I never get board at Tyhee Lake, it is one of my favorite summer time destinations. Kids can enjoy the adventure playground in the day use area, many people enjoy conoeing, and a boat launch allows for water skiing and boating activities adjacent to the swimming area. Although Tyhee Lake is fun during summer, it can be great for winter time fun as well; popualar winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating and ice fishing. Come check out this popular beach and dip your toes in the refreshing water.