“Return to Hunakwa Lake” by Jim Cooperman

After reading Jim’s latest, you’ll want to visit.

It is one of the Shuswap’s truly special places. Hunakwa Lake lies in the low valley between the Anstey Arm of Shuswap Lake and the small community of Seymour Arm, and is the centerpiece of the 6,853-hectare Anstey Hunakwa Provincial Park. Last weekend, we canoed around the six kilometre long wilderness lake and were fully absorbed by its pristine serenity, rich wildlife habitat and the amazing views of the distant hills and mountains.

It was over 20 years ago that the campaign began to protect Hunakwa Lake and the surrounding forested hillsides, including the ecologically rich Wright Lake near Seymour Arm. Our first visit to the lake was via the 3-kilometre long BC Parks trail from Anstey Arm and we were most impressed away by the massive cedar trees and the sight of a large lake with no signs of human activity. But back in the early 1990s this wilderness area was at threat from road building and logging.

Check out the post at http://shuswappassion.ca/shuswap/return-to-hunakwa-lake/

Author: Tim Lavery

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