For fishermen or paddlers, Jacko Lake is one of the first lakes to be ice-free in spring and one of the last lakes to freeze over in late fall. It is surrounded by grasslands at 917m elevation (3000 feet). A paddle around the shoreline is about 4.4 km, an hour of paddling. Lakes above this are all surrounded by high country montane forest so its nice to paddle out in the open among the rolling hills. In summer the lake is prone to an algae bloom and a number of lakes like this encourage looking for clearer lakes that have better intakes of fresh water. On this outing, the lake was clear and had a few fishermen scattered across the lake’s surface. It was a clouds-and-sunny fall day with silver light cast across the sky.
We try to paddle Paul Lake each year in the spring and fall when there are few, if any, boats on the lake. On this last mid-October day the winds were calm for a quiet outing on the cooler waters … Continue reading →
Skimikin Lake lies in a valley between Turtle Valley and the end of the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake. It is a well-used recreational area with a fine BC Rec Site and numerous trails. For paddlers, there are several launch … Continue reading →
By October it is rare to see another boat on either the South or North Thompson Rivers. The boat launches remain open but we are more likely to see dog walkers than power boats. We continue to launch our kayak … Continue reading →
The Puntledge River flows out of Comox Lake and continues right through the City of Courtenay, flowing into Comox Harbour. Kayakers can launch their boats at a public boat launch at the end of 20th Street in Courtenay Airpark. … Continue reading →