The town of Burns Lake is nestled amongst lakes and waterways, perfect for recreation during any time of the year. Burns Lake has paved access, enabling those who enjoy boating, kayaking or canoeing to easily get to the water. The beautiful hills surrounding Burns Lake are home to international mountain biking trails just five minutes from the village centre.

The Omineca Ski Club is the oldest ski club, not only in BC, but in Canada. Formed in 1927, the ski club has world-class trails and has played host to the Canadian Nationals six times to date. Cross-country trails are abundant, with available places for snowshoeing and recreational skiing as well.

For those who live for the rod and reel, the local lakes abound with Char, Trout, Kokanee and Sockeye Salmon.

The waterfront park Spirit Square, is the meeting space for residents and visitors. The Burns Lake Rental Shack can provide a kayak or a canoe to rent, all located on Radley Beach. The free campground is a popular lakeside destination for overnight visitors.

Francois Lake, one of the BC’s largest natural lakes, has many campgrounds and activities for you to enjoy. The Francois Forester, a free inland ferry, runs year-round and travels to the Southside. The Southside offers wildlife viewing, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, restaurants and natural beauty. There are about 2,000 people living on the Southside. Driving south you will encounter the Nechako/Ootsa Reservoir. As a result of flooding, Osprey use the area as a nesting grounds. This area has the largest concentration of Osprey in the world and they can be seen fishing in the lakes that speckle the area surrounding the reservoir.

Burns Lake has much to offer for those who love to play outside; bring your toys and enjoy the lakes, hikes and the gorgeous scenery.

For those who live for the rod and reel, the local lakes abound with char, trout, kokanee and sockeye salmon.


To Learn More Contact

Burns Lake Visitor Center 

540 Highway 16 West 
Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO
Ph: 250-692-3773