Canoeing in BC

Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit checklist

Looking for a wilderness canoe trip in BC? Bowron Lake Provincial Park gives you two circuits to choose from: a 6- to 10-day route along all 10 lakes, or a shorter canoe trip on just the west side of the park.

Before you set out, make sure to do your research to learn about what to expect, and that you have the right paddling skills and fitness level for the adventure. Since portaging is a big part of the journey, make sure you don’t overpack. BC Parks recommends that you reserve your spot on the circuit in advance (especially in the popular summer months), and has helpful info on their site to help with planning.

See Bowron Lakes canoe trip checklist pdf

Paddling gear

Safety gear

Sleeping and shelter

Camp kitchen

Clothing and footwear

When it comes to materials, leave the cotton behind. Make sure your shorts, long johns, pants, t-shirts, underwear and sports bra are made of quick-drying materials that wick moisture.

Personal items and additions

Optional items