British Columbia Lakes A-Z
- Adams Lake
- Mabel Lake
- Alouette Lake
- Magic Lake
- Alta Lake
- Mixal Lake
- Bowron Lakes
- Nimpkish Lake
- Buntzen Lake
- Okanagan Lake
- Burns Lake
- Otter Lake
- Capilano Lake
- Pavilion Lake
- Christina Lake
- Pinecrest Lake
- Cultus Lake
- Pitt Lake
- Emerald Lake
- Ross Lake
- Garden Bay Lake
- Sakinaw Lake
- Great Central Lake
- Seymour Lake
- Hague Lake
- Shawnigan Lake
- Harrison Lake
- Shuswap Lake
- Horsefly Lake
- Slocan Lake
- Katherine Lake
- Spotted Lake
- Kelly Lake
- St. Mary's Lake
- Kootenay Lake
- Stave Lake and Hayward Lake
- Lake Kalamalka
- Thetis Lake
- Lake Koocanusa
- Village Bay Lake
- Lake Osoyoos
- Williams Lake
- Langford Lake
- Wood Lake
- Lost Lake
British Columbia Lakes and Reservoirs
|Lake Name||Lake Summary|
|Adams Lake||Located in southern British Columbia amid the Columbia Mountains, Adams Lake is a more remote and less developed neighbor to nearby Shuswap Lake. Covering ...|
Also known as: Alouette Reservoir, Lillooet Lake (historic)
Only an hour away from big-city Vancouver, Alouette Lake provides a wilderness experience and a mountain view of beautiful Golden Ears Provincial Park. ...
Also known as: Summit Lake
Surrounded by one of North America's top ski resorts, Alta Lake is located in the community of Whistler, British Columbia. Reflected on the glistening ...
Also known as: Kibbee Lake, Indianpoint Lake, Isaac Lake, McLeary Lake, Lanezi Lake, Sandy Lake, Unna Lake, Skoi Lake, Spectacle Lake, Swan Lake, Babcock Lake
Central British Columbia's Bowron Lakes is one of North America's finest canoe tours. Famous the world over, the Bowron Lakes attract visitors from all ...
Also known as: Trout Lake, Lake Beautiful-historic
Nestled beneath lush green mountains near the British Columbia coastline, beautiful Buntzen Lake offers a wealth of hiking enjoyment to recreation seekers. ...
|Burns Lake||Surrounded by over 300 fishing lakes in the heart of the Lakes District, he feels like a kid in a candy store. Some of the lakes, like a few of those ...|
Also known as: Capilano Reservoir
One of the most beautiful lakes in British Columbia is uninhabited Capilano Lake. The reservoir was created when Cleveland Dam was built across the Capilano ...
Also known as: Oasis of the Kootenays
Consistently rated one of Canada's most popular family vacation destinations, Christina Lake offers some of the warmest lake waters in Canada. Located ...
Also known as: Swee-ehl-chah, Tsowallie
Located in Canada's beautiful British Columbia, Cultus Lake shares its shores with Cultus Lake Provincial Park, Cultus Lake Park (District of Chilliwack's ...
|Emerald Lake||Emerald Lake, the largest lake in British Columbia's Yoho National Park, is also one of the most scenic. The lovely lake nestled in the Emerald Basin ...|
|Garden Bay Lake||Garden Bay Lake is located just off the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. The Lake is one of four that rest along the edges of Pender Harbour. ...|
|Great Central Lake||
Also known as: Central Lake
One of the most popular spots on a hot summer day on Vancouver Island is Great Central Lake. Long and narrow, nestled beneath low mountains, Great Central ...
|Hague Lake||White sand beaches, the scent of toasting sunblock-covered bodies, warm water for swimming, and virgin old growth Douglas fir trees all set against the ...|
Also known as: Lake Harrison, Lake Qualts, Lake Kwals
Found in Canada's beautiful Fraser Valley, Harrison Lake is the largest body of fresh water in southwestern British Columbia. Located 75 miles (120 kilometers) ...
|Horsefly Lake||Horsefly Lake is a 34-mile long lake winding gently through the Cariboo Regional District in south central British Columbia. Located approximately one ...|
Also known as: Lake Katherine
Calling a place "The Venice of the North on the Sunshine Coast" sets expectations very high. Fortunately, Pender Harbour in British Columbia more than ...
|Kelly Lake||Kelly Lake has secrets. But the biggest secret is a secret no more - and has put small Kelly Lake on the international radar. Both NASA and the Canadian ...|
Also known as: Lake Kootenay
Kootenay Lake's deep, clear waters stretch over 60 miles and 96,000 acres, reflecting the icy peaks of Kokanee Glacier. The lake is beautiful, ringed ...
Also known as: Kalamalka Lake, Kal Lake
Sitting at the edge of the cliff, he watches the water swirl in ribbons of color from pale blue-green to indigo. Overhead, the sunset turns the sky lavender, ...
Also known as: Koocanusa Lake, Koocanusa Reservoir
In the far north of the United States, tucked into the northwestern end of Montana, is the long, narrow Lake Koocanusa. This lake is actually a ...
Also known as: Osoyoos Lake
Lake Osoyoos spans more than 5,700 acres and straddles the border of British Columbia, Canada and Washington state in the United States. The Okanagan ...
|Langford Lake||Located at the southern tip of one of North America's most scenic islands, Langford Lake is a mere 13 miles west of Victoria on Canada's Vancouver Island. ...|
|Lost Lake||Surrounded by lush evergreen forests and spectacular mountain views, Lost Lake is a secluded lake near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada which is an ...|
|Mabel Lake||Located in south central British Columbia, Mabel Lake shares its shore with Mabel Lake Provincial Park and private development. Found in the midst of ...|
|Magic Lake||Magic Lake Estates are found along the shore of Magic Lake and spread toward the coast and forested hills of North Pender Island, one of British Columbia's ...|
|Mixal Lake||The crystal-clear water of Mixal Lake provides a tranquil and beautiful vacation setting. This natural freshwater lake is fairly undeveloped with a few ...|
Also known as: Lake Nimpkish
Nimpkish Lake is a scenic wonder and a prime destination for windsurfers and fishermen. Located at the northeast corner of Vancouver Island, Nimpkish ...
Also known as: Lake Okanagan
Okanagan Lake, located in British Columbia's Napa of the North Country, is a vacationer's paradise. Its sheer size and convenient location make this well-developed ...
|Otter Lake||Fed by Canadian Cascade Mountain runoff and clear spring water, Otter Lake is a popular summer-time retreat located in southern British Columbia's Regional ...|
|Pavilion Lake||Something's going on at Pavilion Lake in British Columbia's Cariboo region . . .something besides the trout fishing, the camping, hiking, canoeing and ...|
|Pinecrest Lake||Pinecrest Lake is a mountain paradise found in the Pacific Range of British Columbia's Coast Mountains. Located just off the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Pinecrest ...|
|Pitt Lake||North America's largest freshwater tidal lake is impressive 19,000-acre Pitt Lake near Vancouver. Nestled in a valley north of the Fraser River, Pitt ...|
Also known as: Ross Reservoir
Spectacular Ross Lake is one of the seldom seen gems in north-central Washington. This fantastic 22-mile long reservoir covers 11,680 acres along the ...
|Sakinaw Lake||Located two hours northwest of Vancouver, Sakinaw Lake is a 1,695-acre lake located on the Sechelt Peninsula of the Sunshine Coast, between Pender Harbour ...|
|Seymour Lake||Seymour Lake may not be on everyone's recreational radar, but this natural lake just outside of the town of Smithers, British Columbia certainly delights ...|
|Shawnigan Lake||Shawnigan Lake is a 1,327-acre lake located on southern Vancouver Island, 3 miles west of Mill Bay and 28 miles north of Victoria. Known as a summer recreation ...|
|Shuswap Lake||With 889 miles of shoreline and a multitude of provincial parks, 76,602-acre Shuswap Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia offers unlimited ...|
Also known as: The Slocan
Beautiful Slocan Lake occupies a scenic portion of British Columbia's Slocan River Valley. This natural undammed lake is unusual as it has no major rivers ...
Also known as: Osoyoos Lake, Lake Klikuk
Travel five and a half miles west on Highway 3 from the town of Osoyoos, British Columbia, and you'll come to a most remarkable phenomenon. Spotted Lake ...
|St. Mary's Lake||
Also known as: St. Mary Lake, St. Marys Lake
St. Mary's Lake is a beautiful and tranquil 729-acre lake located west of the community of Kimberley in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. ...
|Stave Lake and Hayward Lake||
Also known as: Stave Reservoir, Hayward Reservoir
Stave Lake and Hayward Lake are reservoirs located about an hour east of Vancouver in British Columbia's Fraser Valley. Managed by BC Hydro, these lakes ...
Also known as: Upper Thetis Lake, Lower Thetis Lake
Thetis Lake is actually two lakes - Upper and Lower Thetis Lakes located within the Thetis Lake Regional Park in View Royal, British Columbia. A narrow ...
|Village Bay Lake||Paddlers will find 266-acre Village Bay Lake a virtual paradise with its beautiful scenery, sandy beaches, small islands and hidden bays just waiting ...|
Also known as: Columneetza
Williams Lake is located in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Region of Canada's British Columbia, a magnificent land stretching across British Columbia's interior ...
|Wood Lake||Surrounded by mountains and beautiful scenery in the interior of British Columbia, Canada, Wood Lake is a 2,224-acre lake in a chain of five major recreational ...|