Bouchie Lake is the most recent community in the Cariboo Chilcotin to unveil a new accessible trail.
Angela Mezzatesta, Facility Agent for the Bouchie Lake Recreation Commission, says they are extremely excited of the Claymine trail which had taken a while to get become a reality.
“It’s nice that the users are now going to be able to use it and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and see the wildlife that’s in the area,” she said.
“A wide diversity of people are able to use it because of the accessibility that has been provided there with the washroom and a picnic table that was installed.”
Mezzatesta says the property was donated to the Cariboo Regional District in 2006, with discussions of what to develop it into having pursued.
The trail was built in partnership between the CRD, the Bouchie Lake Recreation Commission, Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition, as well as the NDIT and the provincial government.
It’s located approximately 15 kilometers west of Quesnel by crossing the Moffat Bridge, heading west from Quesnel, and then turning right onto Elliot Street and then left onto North Fraser Drive-North Fraser Drive will become Blackwater Road. From Blackwater Road, visitors should then turn right onto Claymine Road. The destination will appear on the left-hand side.