Above Photo: Sign for the Seeley Lake Provincial Park British Columbia.
Continuing our journey from Terrace on our way back home to Houston, B.C., we stopped at a very scenic place called Seeley Lake, which is a British Columbia Provincial Park. Now if you haven’t been there and will be traveling this way, you have to stop. The lake sits right along side the Yellowhead Highway, which has been designated as Highway 16.
Below I have a link to a map which gives the location of the Seeley Lake Provincial Park.
The park is beautiful, the backdrop of mountains will blow you away. The mountain tops are jagged, with a fresh bit of snow. As your eyes make their way down the mountain, you see a carpet of green that covers the barren rock until it finally meets the shores of Seeley Lake. The Fall colours are starting to show, with the leaves turning red and golden yellow. There is one thing about living in British Columbia, is that we have four distinct seasons and everyone one of them is as beautiful as you will find anywhere.
Above Photo: The Fall colours are showing.
When we pulled off the Highway, another vehicle came to a stop in the parking lot, you could hear the couple shouting out, “amazing”, and off they went to snap a bunch of photos.
We did speak to them and they were heading to Alaska, but they first wanted to take a side trip and stop in Stewart B.C., then drive across the border into Hyder, Alaska to take in the Salmon Glacier, and stop at the famous Glacier Inn to get Hyderized, which is a good shot of 150 proof alcohol. I have been to Hyder myself a couple of times, but I still haven’t been Hyderized. I believe the couples final destination was Haines, Alaska.
Seeley Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located south of the confluence of the Skeena and Bulkley River at Hazelton, and to the south of that settlement.
Above Photo: Sealy Lake and "Medeek".
Also note that there seems to be two different spellings for the lake.
The Seeley Lake Park is approximately 24 hectares in size, it has really nice campground and there are 20 campsites available and pit toilets in and around the campsites.
You can have campfires in the park, but please check to see if there might be a ban on campfires due to the hot dry weather.
The park provides a day-use picnic area right on the shoreline of Seeley Lake. While eating your lunch, you will have a wonderful scenic view of the mountains, which are truly beautiful.
People from around the area, and travelers swim at the lake, and others bird watch or keep their eye open for other wildlife.
Above Photo: Mountain and forest reflection on the calm Seeley Lake.
There is water in the park, it is situated in the parking lot by way of a hand pump. Not only do you get your water, but also a workout while pumping the water into your container.
There also is a wildlife viewing platform located at the waters edge on Seeley Lake, just take a short hike on the walking trail to the platform. Information on the trail is located at the lake.
Pets are allowed, but please have your pet on a leash at all time. Also your pet is not allowed in beach areas or in park buildings. Make sure you have a bag to pick up your pets droppings.
There is fishing for cutthroat and rainbow trout in Seeley Lake.
Above Photo: Jagged mountain top with snow.
Canoeing through the marsh area at Seeley Lake is rewarding with the backdrop of the Hazelton Mountains. Electric motors only are allowed in Seeley Lake and there is no boat launch available.
In the winter months, you can ice skate or try your luck at ice fishing on the lake, but always check the thickness for safety sake.
For more information on the Seeley Lake Provincial Park.
Our next stop is at New Hazelton at the Visitors Centre. Boy do they have some awesome characters outside on the grounds. They really have a nice centre for their visitors.
Plus after that, the Ksan Historical Village. So lots to come.
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