September 22, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Parks
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When we travel, we take picnic lunches with us so that we can stop, stretch our legs and let the dog out for a walk.
We were told that Heart Lake is a beautiful place to stop in the Pine Pass between Dawson Creek and Prince George. It's on the Hart Highway about 230 km (142 miles) northeast of Prince George. We had never been there so decided to check it out.
A simple sign on the side of the highway says "Heart Lake." A short winding, well-maintained road took us to a pretty little lake in the actual shape of a heart. Beautiful indeed. What a hidden treasure.
We stopped, let our dog take a swim and sat on a picnic table beside the lake, spread our tablecloth and enjoyed the beautiful alpine surroundings while we are our lunch. There were people out in a canoe enjoying the water.
There is a nice looking campground in the trees winding along the banks of the lake. There is a sign that says the lake itself is regularly stocked with Rainbow Trout. We didn't have time to fish, but we have plans to go back with our kayaks and fishing gear. We will leave the dog at home.