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Consider hiking to the falls located at the east end of the lake. The trail starts from the logging road that parallels the south side of Canim Lake. There is a small gravel parking lot at the trailhead. For your own safety and preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Canim Beach is a great place to cool off on a hot summer day. It has a nice pebble beach remnant of a glacial time. Swimmers need to be cautious of the steep drop off away from the shore line. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
Canim Lake is very scenic and a great place for paddling. It is a fairly large lake, so it’s best to stay close to shore in case the wind comes up, as big waves can appear quite suddenly. Always wear your personal floatation device. Private resorts in the area may offer boat, canoe, kayak and paddlewheel rentals.

Canim Lake and other lakes in the area are popular for fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.