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Real boating adventures

The lakes and streams.... the vicinity of the lodge offer wilderness boating at its best.

The huge expanse of Eutsuk Lake in North Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and the chain of lakes of the Nechako Reservoir attract wilderness boating and canoeing enthusiasts from all over. Exploring the islands and bays of this glacier fed lake or fishing for the famously big Eutsuk rainbows, surrounded by the spectacular glaciers and peaks of the Coast Mountains, is an unforgettable experience. Some canoeist chose to follow the chain of lakes that stretch for over 200 kilometers from Surel Bay at the west end of Eutsuk Lake to Nechako Lodge near Kenney Dam on Knewstubb Lake.

A trip on the remote Nechako River is an unforgettable wilderness canoeing experience and requires only moderate skill levels. The river winds its way north, first through a narrow canyon, then past beautiful pine, spruce and aspen forests to the open range land and few settlements of the lower Nechako River valley. To run the full length of the river from the bottom of Cheslatta Falls to Prince George will take approximately 6-8 days. Road access is available at several locations, making shorter journeys possible.

Boating Distances (approx.) Nechako Lodge

  • Knewstubb Lake Narrows

    25 km / 16 mi
  • Tetachuck River

    96 km / 60 mi
  • Red Fern Rapids

    135 km / 85 mi
  • Sand Cabin Bay

    168 / km 105 mi
  • Surel Bay

    215 km / 135 mi