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Greenbush Lake is located 124 km north of Vernon. Take Hwy 97 to Vernon, then go east on Hwy 6 from for 47 km, through Lumby to Cherryville. At Cherryville, turn north onto Sugar Lake Road. Follow until the paved road ends becoming the gravel Sugar Lake Forest Service Road. Follow past Sugar Lake and along the Shuswap River for 53 km to the protected area. The Forest Service Recreation Site on the northwest side of Greenbush lake is just outside the protected area which surrounds it on the north, east and south sides. The recreation site provides the main access into the protected area. 

The closest communities are Cherryville, Lumby and Vernon. 

In the winter, backcountry skiers fly by helicopter to Blanket Glacier Chalet, located just east of the Protected Area. The Chalet commissions these flights from Revelstoke. As well, heli-skiing trips in the Protected Area are provided by CMH Revelstoke.