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Burns Lake

photo credit: John Wellburn

What to do


The Lakes Artisan Cooperative consists entirely of local artists and artisans who share in the operation of the store. They believe in lifting the doom from small town expectations and that if you love what you do, others will too.

Learn about the history of Burns Lake at the Lakes District Museum. Housed in the former home of the head Forest Warden and his family in the 1930’s, all ten rooms are filled with interesting and informative displays on the cultural and economic history of the area.


Explore the wildnerness activities that abound in Burns Lake. With thousands of kilometres of pristine shoreline within minutes of town, the Lakes District is a paradise for fishers, boaters, kayakers, canoers, paddle boarders and other water sport enthusiasts.

Fishing! The Lakes District is known for its 3000 miles of fishing There is no better place than to sit back, relax and drop a line in the Lakes District waters.

Hiking - Explore the countless trails that weave their way through the Lakes District. Trails range from short walks, day hikes to overnight expeditions. Cehck out the Burns Lake Hiking Trails brochures

Rock Hounding – Burns lake is home to precious gems, inlcuinding opal and agates as well as semi precious stones and fossels. There are 15 rock hounding sites. Most lay just west of Burns lake but it is best to check in with the Visitor Information Centre for more informaiton.

Camping - Burns Lake boasts many free recreation sites, many of which are situated directly on the shores of the numerous lakes in the area – perfect for swimming, boating, fishing or kayaking!


The Lakeside Multiplex has connected the arena to the curling rink, and provides many public recreation opportunities as well as shower facilities. In the summer, they also offer canoe and kayak rentals.
Beacon Theatrer is Canada’s second community – owned cinema.  It offers first – run films, 3D movies, satellite events, as well as occasionally live events.


Welcome to the Lakes District, Mother Nature’s adventure playground. With 3000 miles of lakes, the region offers some of the best fishing and boating in British Columbia. But the area has much more to offer outdoor enthusiasts. Hikers, Hunters and cyclists will find plenty to keep them busy here.

View the Burns Lake Official Guide Book find out more!