Lin Weich

Hidden Treasure

Slow down, you might just miss this jewel of a lake if you are unfamiliar with the area. It is a treasure worth finding. Boya Lake, located just short of the British Columbia/Yukon border on the Cassiar highway (Hwy 37), is a kayaker’s heaven. Excellent camping facilities, easy access to lakeshore and beautiful weather made us extend our overnight stay into a two day visit.

The impossibly blue, crystal clear water and white sand is reminiscent of Mexico until you notice spruce trees or you dip your toe into the icy water. With its interesting shoreline, multiple islands, vibrant birdlife, occasional beaver or muskrat, Boya Lake is also a photographer’s paradise.


The brilliant red of the kayak’s bow emphasizes the impossibly blue water.

Paddling through the maze of islands scattered throughout this paradise.

The underneath structure of a beaver lodge is evident through the clear water.

Sunlit gulls adrift on the quiet lake.

Kayaker casts her shadow on Boya Lake.

Note: All photos taken with Pentax Optio W10 waterproof camera. This excellent small camera  fits our wilderness lifestyle.

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