Nimpkish Lake Provincial Park
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The scenic Nimpkish Lake Provincial Park is situated on the southwestern side of Nimpkish Lake, south of Port McNeill on Vancouver Island. The park protects old-growth coastal western hemlock forests in the Tlakwa Creek watershed, which features high ecological and wildlife values.
Highway 19 runs above Nimpkish Lake’s eastern shore, providing awesome views of the steep forested slopes of the Karmutzen Range that frame Nimpkish Lake.
Windsurfing on the 22-km long Nimpkish Lake is very popular. Strong and reliable winds rise here on summer afternoons. If they don’t, you can still lie back and enjoy the views of the rugged mountainscape that surrounds the lake. The Nimpkish Speed Slalom Windsurfing Weekend, held in early August, is the highlight of the windsurfing season at Nimpkish Lake.
The strong and dependable thermal winds that power this popular sport on slender Nimpkish Lake can also make the lake’s waters quite rough for canoeists and kayakers. There are some hiking trails, which offer scenic views of the surrounding area, but no facilities are provided in the park.
Wilderness camping is permitted in the park. Nimpkish Lake Recreation Site and Kinman Camp are well maintained recreation sites with picnic tables and walk-in campsites.
Nimpkish Lake also offers excellent freshwater fishing and a boat launch. This park offers opportunities for backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering and snowshoeing in areas near Tlakwa Mtn. and Karmutzen Mtn. These areas must be accessed via Canadian Forest Products logging roads.
Nimpkish Lake Provincial Park is located 19 miles (30 km) south of Port McNeill on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Access to the 3,950-hectare park is primarily by boat from Nimpkish Lake, but gravel roads do connect Highway 19 to the lower areas of the Tlakwa Creek drainage region.
Nearby Regions & Towns
Haida Way HotelHaida Way Hotel
P.O. Box 399 1817 Campbell Way Port McNeill BC V0N 2R0 postalPhone: 250-956-3373homeFax: 250-956-4710workfaxToll Free: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNETVisit Website
Haida Way Hotel is Port McNeill’s largest and most popular accommodation and hospitality complex. Located near Port McNeill downtown, the Haida Way is within walking distance of shopping, the harbour and the ferry terminal. We have 70 cozy guestrooms and suites, free wireless internet, banquet and meeting room, and our own full-service Northern Lights Restaurant, lively pub, and liquor store. Featuring killer whale and grizzly bear watching tours, salmon and halibut fishing, and kayaking expeditions.
Black Bear Resort & SpaBlack Bear Resort & Spa
Black Bear Resort in the beautiful coastal community of Port McNeill is the newest property on Northern Vancouver Island, offering elegant accommodation on the fringe of a natural forest with beautiful ocean views. The stylish cedar resort boasts 40 tastefully decorated guestrooms each with stunning views of the protected harbour, Malcolm Island, and the coastal mountains of the BC mainland.
Stubbs Island Whale WatchingStubbs Island Whale Watching
Stubbs Island Whale Watching was the first whale watching company established in British Columbia. Operating out of Telegraph Cove, on north eastern Vancouver Island, we cruise the calm protected waters of the Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Archipelago. Stubbs Island Whale Watching is dedicated to responsible wildlife viewing and birding tour adventures with true educational merit. These waters are home to the incredible Orcas (Killer Whales), humpback whales, Steller sea lions, dolphins, porpoises, bald eagles and so much more.