Pierre Grey’s Lakes
This popular location was named after local fur trader/ trapper Pierre Grey, who likely ran a trading post at the series of small lakes bearing his name today. The remnants of his trading post from the late 1800s can still be seen today.Located 33 km south on Highway 40 Pierre Grey’s Lakes is a string of 5 lakes full of Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout and Bull Trout. Excellent for canoeing, kayaking or motor boating, Pierre Grey’s Lakes offer a quiet escape for one to also enjoy camping and hiking or winter activities such as snowshoeing or cross country skiing.
Apparently named after a tragic incident involving a camp cook who broke through the ice and drowned long ago, this serene little lake is only one km outside of town! Scenic and abounding with local wildlife, no motorized boats are permitted on this lake making it ideal for kayaking, canoeing and fishing for Rainbow Trout. Victor Lake can be accessed by turn onto a dirt road on the right side of Highway 40 heading south 1 kilometre out of town.
Grande Cache Lake
A very popular destination in the summer heat, Grande Cache Lake sports a nice little beach, picnic tables and fire pits. There is even a dock for small motorboats! Fishing at Grande Cache Lake is also a year round activity for Rainbow and Brook Trout. Grande Cache Lake is 5 km south on Highway 40 on the right hand side.
Basically, if you are willing to hike into this lake to fish, canoe or just hike then this is the lake for you. Because of this lake’s location, it is infrequently visited and rich in animals and beautiful scenery. Located just over 8 km south on Highway 40, the trailhead into Peavine Lake can be found by turning right off the highway onto a dirt road after a small incline in the highway.
*Information taken from Terry Deamer’s Selected Hiking Trails around Grande Cache, 4th Edition