Samiksha Jaiswal

Canim Lake (British Columbia)

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Primary outflows  Canim River
Max. length  26.5 km (16 mi)
Average depth  84.1 m (276 ft)
Area  56.1 kmĀ²
Mean depth  84 m
Outflow location  Canim River
Basin countries  Canada
Surface area  56.1 km (22 sq mi)
Surface elevation  772 m
Length  45 km
Province  British Columbia
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Primary inflows  Bridge Creek, Eagle Creek, Neff Creek, Jim Creek, Roserim Creek, Boss Creek

Canim Lake is a lake in British Columbia, Canada. Its west end is 36 km (22.4 mi) northeast of 100 Mile House. "Canim" means a type of large canoe in the Chinook Jargon. Canim Lake is 26.5 km (16.5 mi) long. It is also part of the territory of the Shuswap First Nation where the ancestors are part of the Lake Division of the Shuswap Tribe of the Interior Nations of British Columbia. The Reilly Commission states that the 2,029 hectares region around Canim Lake are set aside for the Shuswap First Nation. In the summer of 1995, there was an archaeological evidence of an ancient civilization and evidence of carbon dated as 4,300 old.

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Map of Canim Lake, Cariboo H, BC, Canada

Activities

Canim Lake is known for its summer and winter activities. During the summer, activities like fishing, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking can be enjoyed. Many lodges located around the lake provide horse adventures for both novice and experienced riders. Some lodges provide overnight trips or one week trips. Since there is a huge area of backcountry, activities like hiking and mountain biking can be done during the summer. Canim Lake is also a well known area to go freshwater fishing. Many types of fish can be caught like the Kokanee, rainbow trout, lake trout, and the lingcod. Wildlife can be seen such as black bears, moose, deer, wolves, coyotes, cougars, beavers, otters, waterfowl, hawks, bald eagles and song birds. Winter activities include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, dogsledding and ice fishing.

Places to See

Canim Falls can be reached from the south side of the lake. It is 25 m (82 ft) high. The Canim River has cut into a lava plateau that came from the Wells Gray Clearwater Volcanic Field. The falls are located in Wells Gray Provincial Park.

Provincial parks around Canim Lake

  • Canim Beach Provincial Park
  • Wells Gray Provincial Park
  • Private Resorts and Campsites

  • Canim Lake Resort
  • KAYANARA Guest Ranch & Resort
  • Minac Holiday Village
  • Ponderosa Resort
  • Rainbow Resort
  • Reynolds Resort
  • Fishing

    Canim Lake is host to numerous fish species including Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Kokanee and Burbot. Online records indicate the Government of British Columbia has stocked Canim Lake sporadically with hatchery reared Kokanee and Rainbow Trout between 1938 and 1998.

    Settlement

    The settlement Canim Lake of the Canim Lake Band is located west of the lake.

    References

    Canim Lake (British Columbia) Wikipedia


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