Takla Lake

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Takla Lake
Location British Columbia
Group Nechako Lakes
Coordinates 55°19′N 125°46′W / 55.31°N 125.77°W / 55.31; -125.77Coordinates: 55°19′N 125°46′W / 55.31°N 125.77°W / 55.31; -125.77
Primary inflows Driftwood River
Primary outflows Middle River
Basin countries Canada

Takla Lake is the fifth largest natural lake in British Columbia, Canada. It is a deep fjord-like lake with the Swannell Ranges to the east, the Driftwood River flowing into it from the north, and the Middle River draining it. It is the terminus of the early Stuart-Takla sockeye salmon run,[1] and noted for its large rainbow trout, lake trout and Dolly Varden. The peninsula is the home of Mount Blanchet Provincial Park. Also on the peninsula is a herd of collared woodland caribou, and the winter range of grizzly bears. Two special features are Takla Lake Marine Park, and an Ecological Reserve[2] on the peninsula, a stand of very northerly Douglas Fir. Takla Lake is also the origin of both of Canada's national airlines, both Russ Baker and Grant McConachie running bush plane routes out of Takla Lake.[3] It is a popular canoe route from the top end down to Fort St. James.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stuart Takla Fish Forestry Interaction Study, Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  2. ^ BC Ministry of Parks
  3. ^ Canada Flight Supplement