Sasquatch Provincial Park
Green Point Park was created in 1959 as a 20 hectare (50 acre) park on the shores of Harrison Lake. In 1968 its name was changed to Sasquatch Park after the Bigfoot which according to legend once roamed the area. At the same time the park was expanded to 1,217 hectares (3,000 acres) by incorporating land around Hicks, Deer, and Trout Lakes. Located north of Harrison Hot Springs, the park is only 140 kilometres (88 miles) east of Vancouver, yet it feels like a very different world.
Autumn tints in the Park
When we visited Sasquatch Provincial Park the autumn tints (fall foliage) were at their height, but to see them we had to travel along unsurfaced (unpaved) roads. Such roads are something that the British and many other Europeans rarely encounter but they are far from unusual in the more remote parts of British Columbia. . However, most of these roads are well maintained and can be driven in an ordinary 2 wheel drive car.
Autumn tints at Deer Lake
In autumn, the trees here lack the vibrant red colours found on the eastern seaboard. Even so, the colours are striking, especially when they are also reflected in still waters.
Harrison Lake is a 56 kilometre (35 mile) long lake with the town of Harrison Hot Springs at its southern end. Sasquatch Provincial Park is 6 kilometres (4 miles) up the eastern shore of the lake.
Undoubtedly the park is not this peaceful at the height of summer, but we visited it in mid October and were just about the only people there. The still autumn air allowed a near perfect reflection in the lake.
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