Burns Lake – stunning natural vistas at the heart of the Lakes District

September 4, 2013


With hundreds of kilometres of gorgeous shoreline within minutes of town, the Village of Burns Lake is a long-standing community at the heart of unmatched beauty. Located approximately two hours west of Prince George along Highway 16, Burns Lake is home to some 2,000 residents who enjoy the town’s many amenities and four-season recreational opportunities.

Although Burns Lake has historic ties to the forestry sector, the town is quickly becoming a destination for mountain biking enthusiasts across North America — notably for the town’s annual Big Pig Festival.

Mountain biking, fishing, canoeing and hiking are popular summertime activities in the community, while snowmobiling, snowshoeing and crosscountry skiing round out the winter.

The economy in Burns Lake is also thriving these days amid a major hospital project, highway improvements and the Babine sawmill rebuild.