Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Liard Hot Springs to Boya Lake, B.C.

08 July 2008

The Alaska Highway from Liard Hot Springs to the turn-off south on the Cassiar Highway near Watson Lake is an easy drive. There are plenty of bison along this section of the highway though, and it is important to stay alert.

We were told some of the bison have nicknames, which include "Gimpy", "Kenworth", and "Peterbilt". Gimpy was so named because he walked with a limp after a truck hit him, and Kenworth and Peterbilt were apparently named after the trucks that hit them.

Bison walking along the Alaska Highway
Bison strolling along the Alaska Highway, headed northbound

Bison on the Alaska Highway
Bison along the Alaska Highway between Watson Lake and Liard Hot Springs

At its junction with the Alaska highway, we turned south on the Cassiar Highway. It takes only a few minutes to reach the British Columbia border.

Cassiar Highway Yukon border
Looking south into BC from the Yukon, at the Yukon & British Columbia border 

The Cassiar Highway south of the Yukon border to Boya Lake was a bit rough. Not as bone-jarring as the section of Alaska Highway from Destruction Bay to Beaver Creek though.

As always, we were happy campers at Boya Lake, our favourite provincial park in British Columbia. When we arrived in the early afternoon, it was a bit overcast.

Boya Lake, Cassiar Highway, British Columbia
View of Boya Lake from our campsite, when we arrived in the early afternoon

The weather turned nicer as evening settled in.

Boya Lake, Cassiar Highway
Again enjoying a lakeside campsite at Boya Lake Provincial Park

Boya Lake, Cassiar Highway
Canoe ready for fishing at Boya Lake at about 8:30 p.m.

The fish at Boya Lake are elusive. With the white lake bottom, it is easy to see them swim by, but they do not bite. The campground was quiet this evening.

See Boya Lake pictures from June 15 on our drive northward and on
this page dedicated to our favorite provincial campground.

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