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Emar Lakes Park


Vehicle-accessible camping
User-maintained parking and camping is available at Janice Lake and Willowgrouse Lake. There is a pit toilet and rustic picnic tables at each location. Note that the resort at the northwest end of the lake is privately owned. There are only a few, first-come, first-served sites at each location. Camping opportunities in this park are not suitable for large units.
Boat launch
Car top only launching area at Janice (Long Island) Lake.
Fire rings are located at Janice Lake site only; no firewood is provided. Bring in your own firewood as cutting and/or foraging for wood is not permitted. Please keep fires small and ensure they are completely out before you leave. Use a camp stove for cooking.
There are primitive trails between the lakes as part of the canoe route.
There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
A circular canoe route with short, user maintained portages, is cleared at the beginning of each summer. Portage through Janice Lake, Dytiscid Lake, Emar Lake, Willowgrouse Lake, Boulder Lake, Club Lake and Next Lake. Parking and camping is available at Janice Lake and Willowgrouse Lake.

Fishing opportunities for rainbow trout exist in all lakes in the chain. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing
There is no viewing platform but there are excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.
Pets on leash
Pets/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.

The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis.

Winter recreation
There are cross-country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities in this park but there are no maintained winter trails.