Adventure is calling and it’s time to answer. Take your exploration to the next level by kayaking through a cave at this serene BC lake.
It may be an eight hour road trip away from Vancouver, but trust us—it’s worth it. Whether Castlegar is your main destination or just a stop on your journey, you’ll have a hard time leaving.
It’s home to the pristine Arrow Lakes, which are broken up into both Upper and Lower Lakes. They’re right in between the Selkirk Mountains and the Monashee Mountains.
Lower Arrow Lake is part of Syringa Provincial Park, which is a popular place to go camping and kayaking. It even features an abandoned railway tunnel looking onto the lake that you can kayak (or swim) right through.
Kayak Through A Cave On This BC Lake
What makes this spot even more magical is that the cave is only available to go through at certain times of the year, depending on the water level. When the water is higher, it’s completely underwater which is why it quite literally is one of BC’s most remarkable hidden gems.
The park protects significant Douglas-fir forests and also works to preserve one of the few remaining examples of grassland ecosystems in the Kootenay region.
If you’re lucky, you may even spot some wildlife as the area is full of elk, deer and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep that graze on the rock bluffs.
It’s a nature lovers paradise that make this destination worth every mile.
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