Photo Essay: Canoeing British Columbia’s Turner Lakes

A fly-out canoe adventure to the hanging lakes of Canada

By Dave Costello

Lying on my stomach, I looked over the edge of the falls. A heavy white mist rose from the base of the canyon, 1,316 feet below. I couldn’t see the bottom. Looking up, I watched the wind silently gusting through the pines, scattering the mist.

Not your usual start to a canoe trip, I observed.

My three companions and I were standing at the decidedly abrupt end of the Turner Lake Chain, a series of seven remote alpine lakes cradled beneath the glacier-clad peaks of British Columbia’s Coast Mountains at the eastern end of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. White clouds floated above us through a blue sky as the wind-whipped water of Turner Lake, the last in the south to north-flowing chain, cascaded dramatically over the largest vertical waterfall drop in Canada…

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