Burns Lake offers many opportunities to strap on your snowshoes and go for an adventure. Whether you are searching for maintained trails or simply a chance to get out and explore the wilderness, the Lakes District has it all!
The Omineca Ski Club has two exclusive trails for snowshoers – Nomad Trail (1.7 km) and Mad Trapper (3 km). These trails wind through the trees and cross groomed ski tracks in spots. Both have ribbons marking the way and are also signed. Snowshoers are welcome to use any of the groomed ski trails; you are simply asked to stay off of the classic ski set track. Annual memberships or day use passes may be purchased. More information on the Omineca Ski Club can be found here.
Many hiking trails in the Lakes District are also popular winter destinations. The Kager Lake Trail (2.8 km) follows the forested shoreline of Kager Lake, and has picnic tables and firepits along the way. Nourse Creek Trail (6.5 km) follows the bank of Nourse/Allin Creek and has stunning southward views of Francois Lake and hoodoos along the way. At the end of the trail you will see Nourse Creek Falls, which look spectacular in the winter. There is a picnic table and fire ring near the falls.
Locals and visitors alike enjoy snowshoeing on many of the frozen lakes in the area- winter is the perfect time to get to Deadman’s Island on Burns Lake, the smallest provincial park in British Columbia and only accessible by boat during the summer months.
Exercise caution while on frozen water bodies, and be aware that conditions change on a daily basis and may vary from lake to lake. Please look at this Ice Safety Information and talk to the knowledgeable staff at local outdoors stores before heading out on the ice.