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Ice off on Bowron lakes

Discussion in 'Places to Paddle' started by Nachako, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. Nachako

    Nachako Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I am hoping to do a little trip with my son in May
    Before he gets to that age were it is all about working and paying for school .
    Life we have all been there .
    Does any one have an idea when the lake become ice free
    I haven't been over there since my tree planting days 30+ yrs ago

    Thanks Paul
     
  2. MGC

    MGC Paddlephile

    There are no set dates for ice out but Bowron is normally ice free by mid-May.... the later you go the safer you are...
     
  3. Giiwedin

    Giiwedin Gouvernail

    Get on the water by very early June, while there is still snow on the mountains (very scenic) and waterfalls. The longer you wait the more people will arrive and campsites (there are not that many and you may have to share) fill up.
     
  4. Giiwedin

    Giiwedin Gouvernail

    Here's a shot from early June, to show what I mean. You'll have mountain weather (some rain, if short, most days) and some of the campsites will be wet, but it's worth it.
    042 camp 5, south view, Lanezi L - Bowron 1996.jpg
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Nachako

    Nachako Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks for the info.
    Why I asked. Is that me and my son start work on the first of June.
    I work in Lake Louise and the ice doesn’t come off that lake until the first week of June
    Hence the back to work in June.
     

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