Traditional canoeing, Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park

(Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC photo)


Beaches & Swimming

Kids swimming (Picture BC photo)

Kids swimming (Picture BC photo)

Terrace is in the north, so swimming in the outdoor lakes is cold even in the summer. But the water is refreshing and clean, and the scenery is gorgeous.

Lakelse Lake and Beaches

Lakelse Lake Provincial Park is the region's most popular swimming and recreational spot. The lake is huge, surrounded by roads, cabins, houses, forest and, private and public beaches.

There are three public options for visiting the lake: Gruchy's beach, the picnic site and Furlong Bay Campground. To get to either of the these spots, drive about 20 minutes south of Terrace along Highway 37 towards Kitimat and look for the signs on the right.

Gruchy's beach is the first and smallest of all three. From the parking lot near the highway, walk about 20 minutes on a beautiful nature trail to the sandy beach. This spot is most popular with the younger crowd and is dog-friendly.

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