Outdoor Recreation

We want to make sure locals and visitors have an enjoyable place to pursue recreational activities.

The community forest is used for skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), hunting, fishing, boating, and hiking. Since its inception, BLCF has supported recreation opportunities through more than $900,000.

BLCF also keeps recreational users up to date on forest management, operations, and protection measures and provides groups opportunities to share input or ask questions.

Some of the groups and users that make up the
recreational community within the BLCF include:

Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association:

supported by the BLCF through donations and in-kind services for trail development and maintenance

Burns Lake Paintball Association:

supported by the BLCF through donations and in-kind services for trail development and maintenance

Burns Lake Snowmobile Club:

supported through construction of snowmobile trails north of Burns Lake.

Community fire-fighting training sessions:

Supported through use of land and funds contributed to building new burn training facility

Lakes Outdoor Recreation Society:

supported through donations and in-kind services annually to maintain recreation sites and trails. LORS is a non-for-profit society that manages sites in the Lakes District.

Omineca Ski Club Trails:

supported through construction of trails, biathlon range, and ongoing work with the club for trail expansion

The Community Forest is also used frequently for non-commercial activities throughout the year and the BLCF openly engages with all those who have an interest in the area.

Visit links to our active trail systems:

These trails are closed or difficult to pass through due to mountain pine beetle blowdown:

  • Opal Beds Trail
  • Star Lake Trail System