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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Thompson Okanagan > Logan Lake

Logan Lake
Logan Lake is located 55 km (34 miles) east of Ashcroft and 47 km (29 miles) north of Merritt on Hwy 97C.

Retirement Community
Primarily the service and residential hub for the Highland Valley Copper Mine, Logan Lake is lately developing into more of a retirement community. Logan Lake sits at the crossroads of some of British Columbia's best fresh water fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling areas.

Highland Valley Copper Mine
The Highland Valley Copper Mine is the second largest open pit copper mine in North America. The mine is only 15 km (9 miles) west from Logan Lake on Hwy 97C towards Ashcroft. Copper ore concentrates from the Highland Mine are loaded on the C.N. Railway at Ashcroft destined for the smelters of the Far East. As you travel by, you'll get a chance to view the world's largest sand dam that encloses the tailings in a 13 km (8 miles) long pond.

Fishing for rainbow trout
The trout fishing around Logan Lake in all directions is excellent with around 30 lakes within 30 minutes of town. Just north by 17 km (10.5 miles) on the Tunkwa Lake Road to Savona is Tunkwa Lake, noted for its rainbow trout fishing reportably on BC's top ten list.

Lac Le Jeune
Travelling east on Hwy 97C to the north on Hwy 5, you will come to Lac Le Jeune, and fish in one of the area's biggest producing lakes at an elevation of 1,280 metres (4,200 feet).

Some of BC's best!
If you enjoy dry snow and a little longer season Logan Lake has some great areas for you to explore. For cross-country skiing there is a very nice trail system around the Logan Lake that includes some night skiing. Then, if you enjoy snowmobiling, the area has so many natural trails in and around the 6,000 foot level. Most have little avalanche danger and the list is never-ending - this has to be some of BC's best!

Municipal Campground
Close by to Logan Lake is also nice, not only for the fishing but because you can also stay at the municipal campground located near Maggs Park - very handy to town by the short walking distance plus there are nice hot showers, power and a good supply of firewood.

Adventure Lodges
There are quite a few adventure lodges in the Logan Lake area. Some offer horseback riding, ice skating, mountain biking, quad tours, boat and kayak rentals, snowmobile rentals, hiking around the numerous trails, cross-country skiing and some great ice fishing. Most of these lodges have some separate cabins available, complete with a nice warm fireplace, for you to get cozy.

BC Provincial Campgrounds
Both Tunkwa and Lac De Jeune have BC provincial campgrounds. At Tunkwa there are two large, man-made lakes that you can swim in, hike around, explore and experience some great fishing. Lac Le Jeune is nice and large with great areas for you to view wildlife, swim on a sandy beach, go boating or hike around. It is a little more convenient to get to as it is well situated right off Hwy 5. But just remember you have to get reservations at Lac Le Jeune if you are planning on arriving in the summer.

Savona Mountain
If you do happen to make it to Tunkwa Lake continue north on the Tunkwa Road to Savona Mountain about 12.5 km (8 miles) from logan lake for some excellent rockhounding and exploring. This road continues over the mountain into Savona and another route into Kamloops on the Trans-Canada Hwy 1.

Information on Logan Lake



Map of Logan Lake
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Highland Valley Copper Mine
Highland Valley Copper Mine


Logan Lake
Logan Lake


Community of Logan Lake
Logan Lake


3200B Wabco Electric Haulback
3200B Wabco Electric Haulback


Maggs Park Walkway
Maggs Park Walkway


Logan Lake
Logan Lake


Golfing in Logan Lake
Golfing in Logan Lake

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