Dreamy lake accessible by vehicle, with a stunning view of the Cheam Range.

Pull off the Highway 1 at the the Laidlaw exit (heading towards Hope, BC). Turn right onto Jones Lake service road. Ta-da! After traveling about 30 minutes up a reasonably maintained gravel road, you'll arrive at the lake. There are multiple campsites available along the shore, you needs only drive and find one that feels like home. There are also privately owned cabins here, which you can rent out (by owner). The water is extremely cold so be safe while canoeing or kayaking!

Pack List

  • Canoe
  • Warm clothes (for when the sun goes behind the mountain)
  • A 4x4, depending on current road conditions
  • Your camera!
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Activities Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Kayaking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Winter
Features
Forest
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic

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Jones Lake Reservoir is approximately 25 km southwest of the town of Hope, British Columbia. Directly off of BC Highway #1 at the community of Laidlaw.

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Southwest of Hope and just east of Chilliwack, Jones Lake is a recreation site at a reservoir lake in the coastal mountain range, managed by BC Hydro.

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Even at the parking lot, there is a stunning view of Lady Peak and Mount Cheam. Walk towards the big pile of logs and towards the old logging road.

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