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Nancy Greene Lake

An easy, forested hiking trail that loops around the lake. You’ll find beautiful views of the Rossland Range with Old Glory Mountain prominent in the distance.

Trailhead: Highway 3
Distance, round trip: 3.8km
Elevation: +0m
Season: April to November
Difficulty: Easy 

Trailhead and Driving Directions

Nancy Greene Provincial Park is located at the junction of Highway 3 and 3B between Castlegar and Christina Lake. Drive 30km west of Castlegar and find the park gates in the junction. For more information about camping at the park, visit BC Parks.

Walk down to the beach to find the trail starting on either side.

The beach at Nancy Greene Provincial Park

View of Old Glory

This is a short trail and takes about 1.5 hours to complete the loop. If you aren’t planning to hike the entire thing, head counter-clockwise (towards Highway 3) to get the big open views of the lake with Old Glory Mountain and the Rossland Range reflected in the water. Lily pads dot the shoreline and you might just hear the magical call of a loon.

Old Glory Mountain in the distance
Fireweed blooms along the lakeshore

Through the forest

The rest of the trail winds through the forest with glimpses of the lake here and there. You’ll cross Blueberry Creek at the far side. Call out for bears and keep your pets on leash, especially in the spring when grizzly bear activity is common in the park.

As you near the campground, the views of the lake open up again. Although this is a short hike, it’s a great highway stop and a swim in the lake rounds out the day!

View of Nancy Greene Lake
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