Kawkawa Lake

Orientation & Geography

North America, Canada, Fraser Valley Regional District

Kawkawa Lake is a lake located 2.5 km (1 mile) east past the community of Hope in the District Municipality of Hope in British Columbia Canada. Kawkawa Lake is also the name of the neighbourhood of the District of Hope located by and around Kawkawa Lake. Kawkawa Lake has many species of fish but is best known for its large kokanee (land-locked salmon) which can reach up to 3+ lbs. Kawkawa Lake Park is on the Lake and has toilets, swimming beach, a grassy play area, park benches and picnic tables, a small dock with a concrete boat launch. There is a privately-operated resort and campground on the lakeshore where boats are also welcome. Water sports include; skiing, wake boarding, tubing, jet skiing and dune buggy rentals. Other activities include hiking through the nearby Othello Tunnels located only 15 minutes from the town of Hope. Kawkawa Lake Indian Reserve No. 16 is located on the southeast shore of the lake, and is one of the reserves under the administration of the Hope-area Union Bar First Nation.