July 30, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Quesnel, Kayaking & Canoeing
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It's not a well-known place, but Milburn Lake in Quesnel is one of the best places for canoeing and camping in the area!
Just 15 minutes or so from Quesnel, you can access the lake from Milburn Lake Rd, a right turn off of the Nazko Rd. It's a short canoe ride across the first stretch of Milburn Lake . There's only a few houses located around the lake, so it's a very peaceful trip across. You then paddle through a short passage-way into a very small, marshy lake. Caution: I've often seen moose here, so look and listen before paddling on! Continue through one more short passage into a third, medium sized lake. Here, you will find a fantastic little island that is a perfect secluded campsite! There's lots of trees along the island's shores to tie your canoe and there's a nice clearing to build a small fire (please bring your own wood, as I don't want you to chop down all the lovely trees!) and set up a tent or two. Keep an ear and eye on the water, because there's usually a beaver or two paddling around the island!
Well, the secret's out! But hey, when a camping spot's this good, sometimes you've just gotta share!