June 04, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Kayaking & Canoeing
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We bought a couple of Pelican kayaks a couple of years ago and although we don't use them as often as we would like, we do love those days when we take a break from the endless to-do projects and get away for a leisurely day on the water with our paddles, our cameras and a lunch.
One of our favorite places to go is Swan Lake about a half hour south of Dawson Creek. What we love about this lake are the endless nooks and crannies to explore. It's a fairly big lake and a regular camping spot for locals.
Swan Lake allows motorboats, but they can't go where we go. They stay out in the open water while we silently skim through the reeds and shallow water near shore without disturbing birds and fish. Often, we can see the bottom of the lake and are amazed at all the life under the water.
I really enjoy locking our kayaks together by holding each one end of each other's oars and forming a cluster, while we float and enjoy our lunch and a visit. Once in a while, a speedboat roars by with a skier behind, sending big waves that give us a bit of excitement.
What a great way to relax, and a great place to do it.