Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park
is located 90 kms north of Whistler.
Taking Highway 99 north from Whistler,
the road splits at Mount Currie marking the route
to D'Arcy or the Duffy Lake Road.
The road to D'Arcy is called
the "Portage Road", (see map here) which wasn't obvious why to
me until I started putting
pieces of geography and history together.
During BC's Gold Rush, D'Arcy was known as
Port Anderson. Port Anderson was part of the
Douglas Road transportation route connecting
the Fraser River to the Fraser Canyon
via lake transport, portages, etc.
2 different turn offs along Portage Road
for Birkenhead Lake, both well marked. The first road
does not offer lake access this time of year. The
second road is passable with snow tires.
The views are astounding.
and cross country skiing are all possible during the
at Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park.
The Bear Trail and Lake Shore Trail
are accessible for hikers and
bikers in the summer months, too.
Definitely a must see destination in