Powell Forest Route
The Powell Forest Canoe Route is a 35-mile-long circuit (plus 5 miles of portage) that takes you through eight lakes strung across the coastal temperate rainforest for which the province is famous. The put-in at Lois Lake lies an hour-and-a-half northwest of Vancouver off of Sunshine Coast Highway 101. The length of the paddle makes it a challenge for anyone; the density of the forest will also test your camping skills. The full circuit includes Lakes Lois, Horseshoe, Nanton, Ireland, Dodd, Windsor, Goat, and Powell.