Valley Provincial Park is a remote recreation
destination lake popular for its canoe route, wilderness camping
and wildlife viewing opportunities. The 2,322 hectare park is
located west of 100 Mile House, BC, Canada and consists of 12
small lakes surrounded by wetland bogs and marshlands.
Moose Valley Park protects a chain of 12 small lakes popular
for canoeing, hiking, birdwatching and wilderness camping. Some
of the lakes in the park connected by portage routes include the
Grebe, Moose, Long, Beaverlodge, Kirkland, Crane, Marks, and Maitland
Marks Lake is the main starting point for most canoeist who plan
on exploring the Moose Valley Canoe Route. The lake is a good
base camp as it has 3 designated wilderness first-come, first-serve
campsites. Each campsite includes a picnic table and a fire pit.
There is a pit toilet and a roof top canoe launch onsite.
From Marks Lake there is a couple hiking trails also which connect
to some other lakes in the system . The Maitland Lake Trail is
a short 0.5 kilometre route leading to the west side of Maitland
lake and a wilderness cabin. Crane Lakes Trail is a 1.5 kilometre
trek to the Cranes Lakes. And, outside the park boundary is a
short hiking trail connecting to Canoe Lake. The trailhead is
located on the 1100 FSR (Forest Service Road) at the 1122 Km marker.
Many of the lakes in the Moose Valley Provincial Park include
small islands. Almost all of the lakes contain lilly pads and
reeds which is ideal for bird life, moose and amphibians. The
tall reeds on some of the lakes provide the nesting and feeding
grounds for many birds.
Some of the wildlife viewing opportunities in the park include
possible sightings of moose, black bears, muskrat, ducks, loons,
beaver, sandhill cranes, woodpeckers, owls, hawks and eagles.
Some of the other lakes nearby in the area to explore while canoeing
or fishing include the Whale, Boar, Snag and Valentine
Lakes. In the winter the trail systems to make note of include
the Helena and Begbie Snowmobile Routes.
to Get to Moose Valley: From the community
of 100 Mile House, BC travel north on Highway 97 to the Exter
Road turn off. It will be on your left. Continue down the road
until it connects to the 1100 FSR. From here on in, pay attention
to the road markers because at the 1117 marker you need to veer
right and continue down the gravel road for 9.5 kilometres to
Marks Lake. Total distance from 100 Mile House traveling along
gravel roads is 33.2 kilometres.
Contact information for
the local 100 Mile House community accommodations, tours,
guides, activities, campgrounds, golf courses, attractions,
realtors, etc. are posted under the community links listed
to your right. >>>