|Visitors to Lakelse Lake Provincial Park will find|
some upgrades for their hiking adventures this summer
If your summer plans include some time at the popular Northwest recreation area of Lakelse Lake, the province has something new to check out, with an upgrade to the well used Twin Spruce Trail.
That through some extensive work done on the trail, included in the work:
Two kilometres of trail surface has been upgraded to be more accessible and resilient to extreme weather. The most popular 800 metres of the trail from the campground to the sandy beach is fully accessible and a further 1.2 kilometres is barrier-free. Three bridges along the trail have also been upgraded and one bridge has been replaced.
George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, who has some fond memories of the Terrace/Kitimat region noted of the affection Northwest residents have for the area.
“We know the millions of people who visit BC Parks each year to connect with family, friends and nature care deeply about provincial parks and want them stewarded effectively. Investing in park infrastructure, like trails and day-use facilities, makes the BC Parks experience even better. From my years living in Terrace, I know this park and its beauty well, and I know what a special place it is for residents and visitors alike.”
The Twin Spruce Trail upgrades cost approximately $185,000 and are part of a $21.5-million investment to expand and enhance opportunities for outdoor recreation throughout B.C.
More on today's announcement can be reviewed here.
Some notes on Lakelse Lake Provincial Park can be explored here.
Tourism themes for the Northwest are available for review here.