Horseback riding in the Potato Range
(Albert Normandin photo)

Anahim Lake

Things to Do

Wilderness camping (Albert Normandin  photo)

Wilderness camping (Albert Normandin photo)

Anahim Lake has long been a must-fish location in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region. However, it's much more than an angler's town. With a dramatically varied landscape and abundant wildlife, Anahim Lake offers incredible trail and wilderness hiking, bird watching, lake and river canoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

Fishing and Canoeing

Anglers have many options for fishing in Anahim Lake: lake or river fishing, guided fishing, and fly-in excursions to remote waterways. The same is true for paddlers. Canoe or kayak the Turner Lake chain in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, or the Nazko Lake chain. Of course virtually all of the area's waterways are fair game.


Hiking in the Anahim Lake area ranges from gentle jaunts along prime bridwatching routes to multi-day wilderness treks, alpine hiking, and heli-hiking. Certain operators also offer guided hikes where pack-horses are used to lighten the equipment and supply load.

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