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Norbury Lake Provincial Park
Norbury Lake Provincial Park is located about 18 km (11 miles) north-east of Cranbrook, first by travelling north on Hwy 93/95, and then by turning onto Wardner Fort Steele Road and travelling south-east.

The Steeples
Norbury Lake Provincial Park is comprised of two small lakes, Norbury and Peckham's, which are situated in a grassland valley, and bordered by a lightly-wooded area nestled in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. This mountain section, a series of eight peaks called the Steeples Range, is part of the greater Hughes Range and is very distinct. It stands out quite dramatically in the distance when looking towards the east from the park.

Peckham's Lake
There is a day-use area for Norbury Lake Provincial Park found at Peckham's Lake. Here you can find a large parking lot, picnic area, and pit-toilets. There is also a boat launch here for non-motorized boats only, some changing rooms, and a well-built wharf that extends out into the lake. Peckham's Lake is very clean and is well noted for swimming, canoeing, and kayaking - and with the appropriate fishing license, some pretty good opportunities exist for Rainbow trout.

Campground
At Norbury Lake, you can find the 46 vehicle-accessible campground available for a fee on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, campsite reservations cannot be made. The individual campsites are fairly private and services include water taps, pit-toilets, fire-pits rings, and level tenting pads.

Walking Trails
There are a couple of walking trails at Norbury Lake Provincial Park. The longer one goes from the campground across Wardner Fort Steele Road to the day-use area at Peckham's Lake. The other a shorter trail goes from the campground to the lakeshore along Norbury Lake. Some other outdoor activities at Norbury Lake Provincial Park include photography, birdwatching, cycling, and hunting opportunities in the surrounding area with the appropriate license and in the proper season.

No Lifeguards in BC Parks
Just remember that swimming and other water sports are totally done at your own risk as there are no lifeguards present at Norbury Lake Provincial Park or any other recreation site in the BC Parks system.

Jaffray
Minor supplies, food, and fuel can be found in Jaffray about 27 km to the south. At Jaffray, you can find Jaffray Sports & Hardware which has a laundromat, confectionary, a full-service Gas Plus Advantage with diesel fuel, and the Jaffray Pump & Pantry, featuring a Shell service station complete with diesel fuel, propane, a car wash, and a food store. For a greater selection of services and a larger selection of goods, Cranbrook pretty well has everything you need - including an airport.

Fort Steele Heritage Town
Located close to Norbury Lake Provincial Park is Fort Steele Heritage Town, a must-see if you are in the area. Fort Steele is a good historic representation of an 1890's boom town with at least 50 restored buildings and some artifacts dating back in history. Fort Steele Heritage Town is located on Hwy 93/95 where it meets Wardner Fort Steele Road at the confluence of the Kootenay and St. Mary Rivers.

Bull River
For adult entertainment that is located fairly close to Norbury Lake Provincial Park, there is the Bull River Inn, a local neighbourhood pub. The pub is situated to the south of the park by around 8.5 km (5.3 miles) on the Wardner Fort Steele Road in the small settlement of Bull River. Here you can find the local gathering place complete with various displays of taxidermy and photos along the bar and walls. Hunting is very popular in the area with various guides and outfitters operating up the Bull River Valley FSR.

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Norbury Lake Provincial Park
Norbury Lake Provincial Park

 

'The Steeples'
'The Steeples'

 

Campsite at Norbury Lake
Campsite at Norbury Lake

 

Peckham's Lake
Peckham's Lake

 

'The Steeples'
'The Steeples'

 

Peckham's Lake
Peckham's Lake

 

Bull River Inn
Bull River Inn

 
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