Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Burns Lake aims to have one of the best recreational trail networks in Northern British Columbia. Hiking is a main activity on these trails, along with mountain biking.
Boer Mountain, just a few minutes drive north of downtown, is a well-mapped and easily accessible area popular with mountain bikers. The locale, however, is also a fantastic hiking destination with several trails of varying lengths to choose from.
Hikers can explore the clearly marked mountain biking trails, which encircle a small lake as well as picturesque wetlands. Or they can choose to head farther into the wilderness. Two popular routes are those heading to Star Lake and Kager Lakes.
If heading into this area, pick up the hand out – Trails in the Burns Lake Area Map and Burns Lake Bike Park – from the Burns Lake Visitor Centre on Hwy 16.