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Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Beaches & Swimming

Kids swimming (Picture BC photo)

Kids swimming (Picture BC photo)

The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast has thousands of lakes, many of which feature stretches of sandy beach.

Some also have designated swimming areas. Bring a bathing suit and take the plunge into two of the area's most popular waters: Green Lake and Ten Mile Lake.

Green Lake stretches 17km/11mi and offers sand-pebble beaches and shallow, warm waters. The park's day-use and three campground areas have roped-off swimming zones. It's located in Green Lake Provincial Park, a 35-minute drive south from 100 Mile House, off Highway 97.

Located near Quesnel, three sandy beaches make Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park a popular spot for local residents and tourists. Swim, enjoy the large picnic area, cast off from the boat launch or try fishing. The park's two campgrounds offer treed campsites with showers and flush toilets.

The best time for sunning and swimming at all these beaches is in July and August.

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