Osprey Trail nature walk is a short hike through an almost enchanted forest, to Kibbee Creek and along the banks of the northeast end of the Bowron Lake. Stay close to the ground and you will come across wild flowers, small animals, birds and the site of a native village (reminents exist but are well hidden). Along the trail is also a beaver camp and “construction site”.

water fall


Day trip on Kibbee Lake now available.  The package includes a canoe rental on the lake. The canoe is already parked at Kibbee Lake so no transportation of it is required. Walk the 2.5 km trail to Kibbee Lake and enjoy a day of paddling, exploring the inlets including little Thompson Lake, all in the shadow of the beautiful Cariboo Mountains.  Price is variable, please call for details.

Osprey Trail nature walk right from the campsite (see details in the sidebar).  The trail leads to Kibbee Creek where you can explore fish habitat and the rushing water of this small creek that drains Kibbee Lake into the mighty Bowron Lake.

Birdwatching – look and listen for the birds both in the forest, on the trail to Kibbee Lake, around the registration centre, on the lake, and in the river.

Fishing – there is good fishing in many of the lakes, rivers and creeks in the area and on the Circuit. Ask us at our office in the Registration Centre for the best fishing spots. Fishing licence is required and available on-line.

Watching salmon run from Bowron Road bridge – August into early September

Mountain hiking and biking – there are numerous trails and mountain hikes outside of the Bowron Lake Park. If you have extra days to spend, we can tell you more about it.
Try some of the most popular hikes on heritage trails near Barkerville, marked and mapped by the Friends of Barkerville Historical Society. Get maps and information.

Barkerville Historic Town – the largest historic site in British Columbia, don’t miss it!
For more information on hours of operation, schedules, programs and Theatre Royal – visit the official Barkerville website.