Granisle, British Columbia


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Granisle Part of the BC Adventure Network. Over a million web site visitors annually !

Pride of the Babine

The village of Granisle is built upon the shores of Babine Lake; the longest natural lake in British Columbia. First built to support the copper mines in the 1960's, it now depends on its location and recreational appeal to attract residents and visitors.

Babine Lake offers prime fishing and boating plus providing a perfect setting for all manner of water sports. The surrounding forested area provides plenty of opportunity for hiking, hunting, camping and any number of outdoor adventures. The advent of winter does not bring the community to a standstill; a variety of winter activities from cross country skiing to ice fishing and snowmobiling keep residents and visitors busy.

One of the most spectacular natural wonders close to the village is the sockeye salmon returning to spawn in the nearby Fulton River Spawning Channels. Along with the salmon you may be fortunate enough to get a glimpse of a bald eagle or grizzly bear feeding at the river.

Whatever the season, the beauty and recreational opportunities of Granisle and the surrounding countryside keep visitors returning year after year.

 
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City Information

Population: Over 400

Main Industries: tourism, logging

Climate: Summer Average: 16.5 C Winter Average: -15 C

Precipitation: 45 cm/yr

Access: Just west of Burns Lake, you turn north off Highway 16 (Yellowhead) at Topley.

Recreation Facilities & Activities: curling rink, pool, tennis courts, ball diamonds, football fields, hiking trails, beaches, parks, marinas, boat launches, swimming, snowmobiling, fishing, ice fishing, water sports, canoeing, wildlife viewing, beachcombing, camping, bird watching

Local Attractions: Granisle Museum, Fulton River Spawning Channels, Indian rock face paintings, fishery & mining tours

February - Winter Carnival

July - Granisle Days

Accommodations: As well as nearby public and provincial campsites there are two resorts at Granisle. Fishing camps are located to service visitors to the area.

For Information:
Travel InfoCentre, Box 128 (NW) Granisle, B.C. V0J 1W0
Telephone: (250) 697-2428 or (250) 697-2248
Fax: (250) 697-2568 or (250) 697-2306

Northern BC Tourism Association
P.O. Box 2373,
Prince George, B.C. V2N 2S6
Telephone: (250) 561-0432 • Fax: (250) 561-0450
Toll Free: 1-800-663-8843
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