Saturday, August 29, 2015

Burns Lake British Columbia (Photos)

Above Photo: The Burns Lake tourist Information Centre and Museum. 

The Visitor Information Centre looked great, it was tidy and spotless. The grounds were beautiful, lawns cut and scattered around the property were pieces of old farming equipment, a rock crusher and old, old wagon. 

Also beautiful flowers were noticed around the property, and throughout the town. Inside the centre you were met by warm and friendly staff, who wanted to share what Burns Lake has to offer. 

The residents of Burns Lake are certainly proud of their home town, as it shows.

A Little Bit About Burns Lake.

Burns Lake is a rural village in the North-Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada, incorporated in 1923. The village has a population of 3649 including the residents of the First Nations reserves within the town limits according to the 2011 Canadian Census.

Burns Lake acquired its name after Michael Byrnes, who was an explorer for the Collins Overland Telegraph scheme. Byrnes passed Burns lake in about 1866 while surveying a route from Fort Fraser to Hagwilget.

The Village is renowned for its rich First Nations heritage, and for its extensive network of mountain biking trails, which have received international acclaim by becoming Canada's first IMBA Ride Centre. Burns Lake is located in the midst of a large networks of lakes called the Lakes District, with fishing and hunting year round, and water activities in the summer months.

There are two First Nations reserves that are part of the town, and another four nearby, making it one of the few communities in the province that have almost equal populations of native and Canadians of European descent. Local nations include Wet'suwet'en First Nation, Lake Babine Nation, Cheslatta Band, Burns Lake band, Skin Tyee band and Nee Tahi Buhn band.

The town serves as a hub for the local logging, saw-milling, mining and tourist industries. It also serves as the main commercial centre for the surrounding area including Francois Lake, Colleymount, Grassy Plains, Rose Lake, Topley, and Granisle. There are three pubs, many cafes and restaurants a selection of stores and services , a library and a hospital. It is the location of the head offices of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

Source Information: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Above Photo: Burns Lake Museum.

Below are some photos of some of the old equipment that can be seen on the grounds at the visitor centre.

Below Photo: The Bucket of Blood.

Located adjacent to the Burns Lake Museum, this square-cut log building is a former fur trade post which later became a gambling den. Due to the nature of gambling, fights broke out in the building, earning its name. It now contains a display of historical artifacts from the life of Craig Wafflehouse, one of the founders of Burns Lake.

Below are more photos of some of the old equipment that can be seen on the grounds at the visitor centre.

Above Photo: An old wagon someone used to haul around their goods.

Above Photo: An old rock crusher that was used at the Taltapin Mine Ltd., two miles sounth of Babine lake on Pinkut Creek.

Lake Fishing My Favorite - Tchesinkut Lake

Fishing, when it comes to fishing, the Burns Lake and area has some fantastic lakes to fish. I should know, as I have fished many of them. One of my favorite lakes is located 16 kms south, from Burns Lake and is called Tchesinkut Lake. 

A great place to stay, is at the Beaver Point Resort. There is camping, cabins and areas for RVs with hookups. Also there are coin operated hot showers, laundry area, sani-station, and an area fish to clean your fish. Also Wi-Fi is available which you can check out at their website. Beaver Point Resort pretty much covers everything a person would want, from camping to fishing and so much more and is a nice place to bring the family to.

Please visit their website at, Beaver Point Resort.

Burns Lake, British Columbia Tourism.

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