From Sun Peaks Village to McGillivray Lake is a 6 km route on a gravel road. Along the way and nearby are snowmobile access points, backroads for mountain biking, lakes for paddling, and trails for hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The Google Map below has information, photos, and links on these recreational opportunities. The map has zoom controls, pan capacity, sharing functions, full screen view, and embedded photos.
The route is a good gravel road. It is possible to continue south to the Amphitheatre Lake turn and complete a loop route back to Whitecroft on the Eileen Lake Road. The road also descends from the Cahilty Plateau down to Neskonlith Lake (closed in winter).
a bald eagle at Morrisey Lake
We will return to paddle, snowshoe, cross country ski, and hike the McGillivray Lake area.
The upper end of the Lac du Bois Grasslands offers access for open forest and grassland slope snowshoeing in winter. There is a large parking area next to a forestry kiosk right before the McQueen Lake fence. It is best … Continue reading →
In February after recent snowfalls we put on our snowshoes and tramped over the hill and then down to the Tranquiile River. From Pine Park we continued upstream to the dam. In a number of spots the ice had collapsed … Continue reading →
The double tracks on the northwest side of Hull Hill provide interesting snowshoe routes in winter. The tracks become snowed in and motorized traffic ceases (except for an occasional snowmobile). We usually drive for 400m down the Goose Lake Road … Continue reading →
A favorite winter snowshoe route is the snowed-in double track up the east side of Opax Mountain. We follow the gravel road to the BC Forest Service kiosk near the Mud Lake Demonstration Forest then continue east, climbing for 3 … Continue reading →