Bowron Lake Provincial Park: Canoe Country British Columbia


128 pages
Contains Photos, Maps, Bibliography, Index
ISBN 1-895811-04-X
DDC 917.11'75




Reviewed by Anthony G. Gulig

Anthony G. Gulig teaches history at the University of Saskatchewan.


Canada’s provincial park system holds some of the most substantial
wilderness and recreational preserves in the world. Without Richard
Thomas Wright’s Bowron Lake Provincial Park, however, this particular
gem in the system would be one of the best-kept secrets in North
America. Wright’s keen sense of natural history and canoeing skill
combine to make this guide both useful and readable. The informative
sections provide the reader with a quick reference guide to the
surrounding facilities. Unfortunately, little space is devoted to the
issue of safety, and information on fishing is scarce. Also, though the
guide contains general maps of several regions, they are not sufficient
for navigation. Canadian Geographic Service maps should complement the
rough sketches provided in this book. In spite of these deficiencies,
this book will benefit anyone planning a trip into the park. The
historical and anecdotal information will also be of interest to those
who have already traveled in the area.


Wright, Richard Thomas., “Bowron Lake Provincial Park: Canoe Country British Columbia,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 12, 2024,