Trip 147 - August 22, 2018 (Wednesday)

Tyhee Lake Provincial Park Visit

Near Smithers, British Columbia, Canada

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

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

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.

2. Making a right turn onto Telkwa High Road.

3. Telkwa High Road.

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

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

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

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

8. The map of the place.

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

10. A gazebo across from the parking lot.

11. Children play area next door to the gazebo.

12. Volleyball, anyone?

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

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

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

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

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

18. Nice view from the dock.

19. The trail continues.

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

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

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

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.

24. Information board up close.

25. And we are back at the lake again.

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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