PAUL LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
Paul Lake Provincial Park is a scenic camping, hiking, and paddling spot just 30 minutes east of Kamloops. Fringed by lush forest of Douglas fir, pine and aspen, Paul Lake makes for a scenic and interesting paddle. Its marquee attraction is Gibraltar Rock, a 900-metre cliff face with commanding views of the lake—you can paddle right up beside the copper-coloured rock, or hike to the top of the bluff to look out over the lake (watch your step).
Visit for the day or camp overnight to extend your adventure (note: some of the group campsites are closed for the 2020 season, so arrive early). Launch your craft from the west end of the lake and head out to explore from there. Note that you’ll have to bring your own watercraft here but it’ll be worth it.