July 29, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Hudson's Hope, Beaches & Swimming
With the heat wave making its way up the province, I decided to find a calm piece of water in which I could relax beside and enjoy the summer warmth. I wanted a bit of adventure along the way so I decided to head towards Hudson’s Hope from Fort St. John to experience Dinosaur Lake, formed by the Peace Canyon Dam (located adjacent to the W.A.C. Bennett Dam). The drive to Hudson’s Hope along highway 29 is beautiful, the numerous wildlife sightings are great along the highway but my favorite aspect of highway 29 is the many pull-offs where you have an amazing view of the Peace River, the valley where the river sits and of course the amazing landscape with rolling mountains. One aspect that I find jaw dropping is how the highway has been repaved numerous times in different sections due to the land shifting and the highway slipping away. In some viewpoints you can see sections of the old highway just eerily vanishing into a side of a mountain. The appeal of Dinosaur Lake is the calm, cool water where it’s a great place to spend an afternoon with a good book or some music and a gossip magazine. At Dinosaur Lake there is a small campground with a handful of camping sites that have views of the water and mountains.
A great place for a quick dip or a lazy afternoon with your feet in the water!