Lake is situated approximately 226 km (141 miles) west of Prince
George on the Yellowhead Hwy 16. Burns Lake is centered in a
region called the Lakes District.
Looking at a map of BC, one is astonished by the amount of lakes
that do surround Burns Lake.
of British Columbia
To the east is Topley and the exit for
Granisle and Babine Lake, BC's largest
longest natural lake and, to the south is Francois Lake, close to
the geographical centre of British Columbia. Farther south is the
remote Ootsa Lake, on the shores of Tweedsmuir (North) Provincial
Fishing is famous in the Burns Lake Region, with the lakes yielding
both Rainbow trout and Char. Other recreational activities include
soccer, trail riding, hiking, hunting and, in the winter, hockey,
ice-fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
Plains and Takysie Lake
Other sites to see close by to Burns Lake are the communities of
Grassy Plains and Takysie Lake. These small communities are on the
south side of Francois Lake.
There is a ferry that crosses the lake on a regular schedule to
the Southside. For those people who have lots of time to explore,
there is a road around Francois Lake through the communities of
Noralee and Ootsa Lake.
on Burns Lake
click map for
Hwy 16 - Burns
Burns Lake Visitor
Burns Lake Heritage
on Hwy 16
Burns Lake Municipal