Lake is considered the 'Floatplane Capital'
of British Columbia so there's lots of opportunity
to go flightseeing. Since so much of this vast wilderness
is inaccessible to man, the best way to see it is from
a float- plane! See magnificent mountain ranges, such
as the Coastal Mountain Range to the
west and south which includes
Monarch Mountain rearing up nearly 12,000
feet above sea level and the massive ice fields over
which it towers. Hunlen Falls is the third
highest free falling water fall in Canada at
over 1000 feet and empties from the northern end of
the Turner Lake Chain to
drop into famous Lonesome Lake far below.
Fly over the Rainbow Mountain Range that
sports the unusual reds, yellows and pinks from mineral
deposits resulting from ancient volcanic activity.You
may get the opportunity to see goat and woodland caribou
roaming among the high, rolling alpine valleys vividly
painted with wild flowers.
So little of the habitat has been disturbed by man in
this vast wilderness that
wildlife is abundant and provides plenty of opportunity
for wildlife photography and there's
no better way to take pictures of snowcapped peaks,
huge glaciers, alpine flowers, remote lakes and
plunging waterfalls than from the air!
If you would like to canoe, river raft, kayak,
go hiking or mountain climbing,
or get into the back country for landscape
or wildlife photos, then quite often the
only way to access where you want to go is by floatplane.
Services operates out of their floatplane base at Nimpo
Lake. Theirs is a charter service and cost of a flight
is determined by the type of aircraft used and the total
number of passengers (including gear) being flown. For
more information on their current schedule of rates
go to http://www.tweedsmuirair.com
For those of you who own or operate your own floatplane,
this is the perfect place
to be! There are several calm bays and docking facilities
on Nimpo Lake, and access
to fuel for your plane at Wilderness Rim Resort
or Vagabond RV Park & Resort. Nimpo
Lake is a well known stopping off point for
those pilots of private planes headed to Alaska or the
For those of you who have come to this area for fabulous
fishing, floatplanes are your friend! If you would like
to cast a fly line or troll a lure in a remote alpine
lake, the only way you will get there quickly, is by
Many of the local resorts and lodges have boats and
motors located on the fly-in lakes, and in many cases,
outpost cabins as well. Many of the alpine
lakes and streams have hard fighting native Rainbow
Trout, while some have Cutthroat and Cut'bows.
And if you fly out, you will often have the whole lake
to yourself! So whether you're a boating enthusiast,
or a 'dyed-in-the-wool' fly- fisherman,
give yourself a treat. Fly into some of the most beautiful
country in British Columbia, for some
of the most exciting fishing you'll ever encounter.
Oh, and don't forget to bring your camera!
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