Trip 147 - August 22, 2018 (Wednesday)

Tyhee Lake Provincial Park Visit

Near Smithers, British Columbia, Canada


Location:
Off BC Highway 16, approximately 13 kilometers East of the town of Smithers.

Liked: Lake view, path around the park, plentiful parking.

Of Note: No lifeguards on duty in BC provincial parks.

Northern BC Backroad Mapbook (3rd edition) Coordinates: Page 36 (Smithers) B6. The latest edition of Backroad Mapbook for this and other regions, as well as GPS maps, are available for purchase at BackroadMapbooks.com.

Related Websites: Tyhee Lake Provincial Park - BC Parks Official Website.

Other Trips in Smithers Area: Malkow Lookout Trail Hike, Harvey Mountain Trail Hike, Town of Smithers Visit, Glacier Gulch Trail Hike, Twin Falls Trail Hike, Village of Telkwa Visit.

Tyhee Lake Provincial Park is located near BC Highway 16, right next to the village of Telkwa, and quite close to the town of Smithers. It features a fairly large lake with a sandy beach, a campground, a children play area, a gazebo, a short bicycle obstacle course, and a path around the park.

1. We are Westbound on BC Highway 16. The village of Telkwa is right behind us, and the town of Smithers is about 12.5 km further West.


BC Highway 16 West near Telkwa British Columbia

2. Making a right turn onto Telkwa High Road.


BC Highway 16 West at Telkwa High Road turnoff

3. Telkwa High Road.


Telkwa High Road near Telkwa British Columbia Canada

4. Eight hundred meters after turning from Highway 16, we turned right onto Tyhee Road. A cemetery is on the left.


Tyhee Road near Telkwa BC Canada

5. Four hundred meters after the turn onto Tyhee Road (1.2 km from Highway 16), we are at the entrance to Tyhee Lake Provincial Park.


Tyhee Lake Provincial Park Entrance Near Telkwa British Columbia

6. The road then continues for a bit longer and goes past a sani-station.


Tyhee Lake Provincial Park BC Canada

7. You then reach the camping rules to live by at Tyhee Lake Provincial Park.


Tyhee Lake Provincial Park Camping Rules

8. The map of the place.


Tyhee Lake Provincial Park Map

9. There is plenty of parking at several lots. Coordinates: N 54'42'405 W 127'02'187. Elevation: 525 meters.


Parking at Tyhee Lake Provincial Park near Smithers BC Canada

10. A gazebo across from the parking lot.


Tyhee Lake Provincial Park by Telkwa British Columbia

11. Children play area next door to the gazebo.


Children Play Area in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park by Smithers British Columbia Canada

12. Volleyball, anyone?


Tyhee Lake Provincial Park Photo

13. Tyhee Lake is located close to the parking lot.


Tyhee Lake Provincial Park British Columbia Canada

14. The swimming area is roped off. There are no lifeguards on duty in BC provincial parks.


Tyhee Lake near Smithers British Columbia Canada

15. There are many entrances to the 2.5 km trail around the park.


Trail Around Tyhee Lake in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park by Telkwa BC Canada

16. The trail connects parking lots, the day use area, and the campground.


Tyhee Lake Provincial Park Trail

17. Upon reaching the stone seen above, we turned to the right, and found a boat launch dock.


Tyhee Lake Provincial Park British Columbia Canada

18. Nice view from the dock.


Tyhee Lake seen from the Dock in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park near Smithers BC

19. The trail continues.


Tyhee Lake Provincial Park British Columbia Canada

20. Once you get away from the day use area, it's a nice quiet walk. There is hardly any appreciable elevation change.


Trail in Tyhee Lake Provincial Park near Smithers BC

21. One of the camping spots which borders the trail.


Camping spot at Tyhee Lake Provincial Park near Smithers BC Canada

22. It sure is neat to have this trail right next to your campground.


Tyhee Lake Provincial Park near Smithers BC Canada

23. There is a split at some point - stay left. Taking the trail on the right would eventually lead to Telkwa. There is Cariboo trail, which connects Telkwa to Tyhee Lake Provincial Park, and this may or may not be that connection.


Tyhee Lake Provincial Park by Telkwa British Columbia Canada

24. Information board up close.


Tyhee Lake Provincial Park Information Board

25. And we are back at the lake again.


Tyhee Lake British Columbia Canada

Tyhee Lake Provincial Park has a fine lake, and a pleasant trail, in addition to everything else it has to offer. It was a good place to visit.


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