Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Vancouver Island to Peterson's Beach, Fraser Lake BC

21 August 2009

We took the BC Ferry from Swartz Bay (Vancouver Island) to Tsawwassen (Lower Mainland) and stayed in the fifth wheel with the dogs during the ferry crossing.

Carried on to the Hunter Creek Rest Area near Hope, and overnighted there.

22 August 2009

Woke to clear sunny skies and enjoyed the drive through the Fraser Canyon. Near Cache Creek there was forest fire smoke in the air, from fires near Lillooet BC.

Arrived at Lac La Hache Provincial Park/Campground at 2:30 p.m. Walked the dogs to the day-use area along the lake. Tazz started wading and then started playing, her first big water session. Her antics were incredibly funny as she discovered water.

Tazz at Lac La Hache, Hwy 97, BC
Tazz, six-month-old puppy, in Lac La Hache at Lac La Hache Provincial Park

No campfires allowed tonight, due to a fire ban in the province.

23 August 2009

Stopped in Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park/Campground north of Quesnel for a break. Arrived in Prince George at 1:15 p.m. to head west on Highway 16. A friend had recommended the smoked meats at the Co-op in Vanderhoof, so we made a stop. Easy access for the truck and fifth wheel with good parking. The meat selection was very nice; the deli salad selection not so nice. After purchasing some sausage and sandwich meats, we continued on to Fraser Lake.

My research before the trip showed a recreation site, Peterson's Beach, on the north side of Fraser Lake. It sounded decent with lakefront sites. In reality, it was pleasant but the waterfront sites were very small. The road around the sites was tight too. Eventually found a decent spot in an open area and settled in for the evening.

Tazz again enjoyed playing in the lake, chasing her own splashes!

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