August 12, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Beaches & Swimming
The Kiskatinaw River is a wonderful river to spend the afternoon. It is my favourite place to pack a picnic lunch and head out to! The Kiskatinaw is a generally pretty shallow, slow moving river which means that it is fantastic for swimming! All along the river bed you can find either polished river stones or wonderful sandy beaches. If river swimming isn't your thing, a hike along the river valley just might be! My favourite thing to do (after swimming of course) is to wander along the Kiskatinaw, there are some beautiful things to see! The best swimming is right under the historical curved wooden bridge, the river is slow and the sand is so soft!
Attached to the river is the Kiskatinaw Provincial Park, which is a nice place to stay the night after a long day of swimming or hiking. Each campsite comes with a fire pit and a picnic table, but no power hook ups or water supplied. The Kiskatinaw river valley is full of natural beauty and wildlife, and is a great place to spend an afternoon or even a couple days. The first thing you will notice is how quiet it is here, even though you're not that far from the highway, it’s still a very serene place to stop.