Bowron Lake Park is a large wilderness area situated on the western slopes of the Cariboo Mountain Range. The world-renowned Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit encompasses a 116 km chain of lakes, waterways and connecting portages.

It is recommended that those who attempt the circuit have some wilderness canoeing experience. Please visit BC Parks for more information about canoeing in Bowron Lake Park, including current conditions. Reservation policy information can also be found here.

Bowron Lake Park offers two canoe trip options:
  • a circuit of all ten lakes (usually 6 to 10 days)
  • a tour of the lakes on the park's west side (usually 1 to 3 days)

Special rules apply to Groups (defined as 7-14 people). Groups must follow a fixed itinerary of 8 days/7 nights for the entire circuit or 4 days/3 nights for the West Side. Only one Group is allowed to start a trip each day.

The number of departures is limited each day to protect visitor's experiences and impacts on the park. Upon arrival, all park visitors must attend a mandatory orientation session.

Learn more about our Canoe Circuit with this video