Lac la Hache (Axe Lake) is a 2300 ha. lake on Highway 97N in the Cariboo region. There are several access points along the east side of the lake to launch a canoe or kayak, but since the lake is 16 km long, it is impractical to try to paddle the whole lake in a 34 km loop. It is easier to divide the lake into 3 separate paddle outings instead. We stayed overnight in Lac la Hache Provincial Park near the north end so we used the Park boat launch and did an 8 km loop on that end of the lake.
Paddlers can work their way up the channel into Cariboo Nature Provincial Park, a marshlands to the north, then back to the lake, following the west shore, looping back around a small island.