1. Seymour Lake, Smithers
Seymour Lake is a small municipal lake on the outskirts of Smithers. Its tucked-away deciduous-forest setting feels like “the cottage at the lake” with modest homes, colourful deck chairs, and cottonwood trees peppering the edge.
What the lake lacks in size it makes up for in its quaint rural setting, its beginner friendliness, and a peaceful, humble atmosphere. Access to the lake is mostly private but there is a small area off the main road to park and launch. Practice your standup paddleboarding skills while dodging the colonies of frogs and lily pads on the water’s surface. Visiting in fall is ideal for pops of colour between the evergreens.