Murtle Lake Statistics


What are the activities at Murtle Lake ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Murtle Lake?

Murtle Lake is a lava dammed lake located in Wells Gray Provincial Park, east-central British Columbia, Canada. It is fed primarily by the Murtle River which rises from a large unnamed glacier in the Cariboo Mountains at an elevation of 2,300 m (7,546 ft) and flows southwest for 18 km (11 mi) to the lake. The Murtle River also drains Murtle Lake then flows southwest for 36 km (22 mi) into the Clearwater River. Murtle Lake looks like a reversed letter 'L' with two arms. The North Arm extends fjord-like deep into the Cariboo Mountains. The West Arm, which attracts the most visitors, has extensive sandy beaches, many coves and three islands. The Wavy Range rises above the east shore of the north arm. Central Mountain occupies the bend between the two arms. The valley of Stevens Lakes extends to the south towards Battle Mountain. In 1968, about 40% of Wells Gray Park or 525,680 acres (212,735 ha) was set aside as the Murtle Lake Nature Conservancy and gave this area a high level of protection from development. Two years later, motorboats and aircraft were banned and today Murtle Lake is the largest lake in North America where only canoes and kayaks are allowed.

Murtle Lake is a beautiful, serene spot in the heart of British Columbia's wilderness. The lake is surrounded by forested hills and rocky cliffs, and is a great place for fishing, hiking, and camping. There are several small islands in the middle of the lake that are perfect for exploring, and the clear water is great for swimming. Murtle Lake is a popular spot for visitors to the area, and is well worth a visit if you're looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.



What are the services on site?

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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
52.1054611 -119.6489096

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Murtle Lake
Murtle Lake, British Columbia, Canada

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Starting Point

The start of the trails at the Murtle Lake can be accessed by driving to the parking lot at the end of the road.

Why visit Murtle Lake

Murtle Lake is a beautiful, serene spot in the heart of British Columbia's mountains. The lake is surrounded by forest and towering peaks, and it's perfect for a peaceful getaway. There are plenty of hiking and biking trails around the lake, and it's also a great spot for fishing, swimming, and kayaking. In the winter, the area turns into a ski resort, with slopes for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

Is Murtle Lake in British Columbia a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what the family is looking for in a vacation spot. Some families might find Murtle Lake to be a great place to relax and enjoy nature, while others might find it too quiet or remote.

Things not to be missed

There are plenty of activities to enjoy near Murtle Lake in British Columbia. Some of the best include hiking, fishing, and camping.

1. Hiking: There are a number of great hiking trails near Murtle Lake, including the popular Turtle Bluffs Trail. This trail offers stunning views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.

2. Fishing: Murtle Lake is a great spot for fishing, with plenty of trout and salmon to be caught.

3. Boating: Rent a boat and explore the lake's many coves and inlets.

4. Camping: There are several great camping spots near Murtle Lake, perfect for enjoying the beauty of the area.

5. Wildlife watching: The area around Murtle Lake is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, bears, and eagles.

Where to eat?

1. The Boathouse Restaurant - This restaurant is located on the edge of Murtle Lake and offers stunning views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The menu features fresh, local ingredients and includes dishes such as trout, salmon, and beef.

2. The Rusty Nail Pub - This pub is located in the small town of Anmore and is known for its delicious pub food. The menu features items such as burgers, sandwiches, and salads, as well as a variety of local beers on tap.

3. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar - This steakhouse is located in the town of Port Moody and is known for its high-quality steaks and seafood. The menu also includes a variety of appetizers, salads, and desserts.

4. The Old Crow Coffee House - This coffee house is located in the town of Port Coquitlam and is known for its fresh, made-to-order sandwiches, soups, and salads. It also has a large selection of coffee drinks, tea, and pastries.

5. The Boathouse at Belcarra - This restaurant is located on the edge of Belcarra Bay and offers stunning views of the bay and the surrounding mountains. The menu features fresh, local ingredients and includes dishes such as salmon, halibut, and beef.




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Is the place are families friendly?

No

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