Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Kinaskan Lake to Boya Lake
Cassiar Highway, Northern British Columbia 

Tuesday 17 June 2008

The skies continued with a light overcast in the morning. We looked forward to the
300 km drive to Boya Lake provincial park & campground.

Driving north on the Cassiar Highway, B.C.
Cassiar Highway northbound

Driving Cassiar Highway northbound, BC

South of Dease Lake, a cow moose was enjoying the morning in a large marshy meadow. It was good fortune that we spotted her, and even better fortune that I have a picture to prove it!

Cow moose along the Cassiar Highway, B.C.
Cow moose in meadow south of Dease Lake on east side of highway

South of Good Hope Lake there was a herd of 10 mountain goats on the road. They weren't in any hurry to move until our dog started barking at them. No pictures of the goats as I was driving.

Boya Lake provincial park is one of our favourite BC parks! It has terrific waterfront sites.

Campsite for camping  at Boya Lake, Cassiar Hwy, BC
Boya Lake provincial park campsite

The evening was lovely and because the days were getting longer the further north we ventured, there was plenty of time to explore the area. The colours of this lake amaze us each visit, rain or shine or in spring or fall. As well, there are numerous islands to explore and meander around.

Regardless of the season or time of day, this lake is stunning and unique.

Canoeing on Boya Lake, Cassiar Highway, BC
From the canoe, looking south towards a beaver dam and the mountains

There is a hiking trail from the south end of the campground to the beaver dam.

Canoeing on Boya Lake, Cassiar Highway, BC
Looking west while paddling amongst the islands

Hiking along Boya Lake, Cassiar Highway, BC
From the shore of campsite #30, our favourite site in the campground.

According to the BC Parks website, the bottom of Boya Lake "is composed of marl, a mixture of silt and shell fragments. The crystal clear waters and aqua-marine lake colour are a result of the light reflecting from the marl bottom." 

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