If you love the water, Sproat Lake is one of BC's finest freshwater lakes for water sports such as water-skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and windsurfing. Two separate campgrounds and a large day-use area make this park a popular destination for campers and picnickers alike. The lake is also home to the gigantic Martin Mars water bombers (see further below).
With over 300 kms of shoreline Sproat Lake is a massive lake that boasts some of clearest water found. At the Provincial Park visitors can easily access the Boat Launch ramp, at no charge, and proceed then to many beautiful spots along the lake. With many sandy beaches it is near impossible to not find your own piece of paradise along any of the several arms of the lake.
A variety of short access trails lead visitors around this park, including a trail to the eastern end of Sproat Lake, which is home to one of the finest panels of prehistoric petroglyphs in British Columbia. Sproat Lake is located 15 minutes west of Port Alberni.
Photo credits: Lyndon Cassell, Chris Fenton - Valley of Trails