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02 July 2014

Yukon and Alaska Bound, Part 9 - Dease Lake to Boya Lake


The Drive from Dease Lake to Boya Lake


A moose crosses the road
Last night we fueled the truck (with diesel) up for the morning, $1.59 per liter. Getting ready to leave Dease Lake.


We had a slow morning and packed up. Once packed up I took the truck over to the pressure wash and rinsed half an inch of dust of the back of the unit.


The The road after Dease Lake has a lot of road work on it and it is in need of repair. Many places are narrow and very bumpy.

Panorama of Boya Lake
Saw used to cut Jade with
We stopped in Jade City. A highway stop for tourist.


The jade is mined here in the area and then 80% is shipped to China. Then China sends back the little carved bears and moose... Sold as Canadian souvenirs!


Don't seems right somehow. Some pieces are very nice but they are pricey.


Boya Lake Provincial Park is a very beautiful park in the middle of no-where. If you travel up the Cassiar HWY, this is a must stop.


Life is good a Boya Lake, BC

Our unit fits right in.

Just got to catch some rays...

Liz at the beaver dam.

Signs of Grizzly bears.

Neighbours in the campground over for a glass of wine

The reflections were incredible.
We arrived around lunch time and set up camp in site number 5 and it is one of the best sites in the park.

Number 3, 4 and 17 are also very good. Right on the lake.


Price is $18 per night, no services. Fire wood is available for purchase and you can rent a canoe.

Also a boat launch is available. No Wi-Fi. Again we decided to stay two nights.

The lake is breath taking with its crystal clear aqua marine waters and the mountains reflecting back in to the lake.

In the afternoon we hiked a 5 km trail on the south side of the lake in to a beaver dam.

Incredible constructions these animals can accomplish. This dam separates part of the lake and it is now two feet higher then the other part of the lake.

The trail is not very well maintained and most of the signage is missing.

On the way back we walked through the Aspen and Poplar trees, with signs of beaver, moose and bears.

We had our pepper spray and bells along. Great hike all in all.

That evening we grilled strip loin steaks over the coals on the fire, sooooo good. Gives that extra smokey flavour.

In site three was some people from Switzerland and in site four another nice couple from Victoria, BC.

We invited them over and had an awesome evening with lots of laughs and a bit to much wine.

The next morning we took it easy and had a nice breakfast over looking the lake. Coffee never tasted so good!

We did another hike on the north side of the lake and saw more signs of beavers, moose and bears.

In the afternoon we rented a canoe $20 for four hours and paddle around the lake. The landscape looks different from the water.

I fished for a while, had one bite, but landed nothing :(

That evening Liz cooked up a great stir-fry, we wrote some posts and downloaded pictures.

Here are more pictures from the lake.





























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