Sproat Lake

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Margaret J. Wheatley 


Sproat Lake is located on the highway to the Pacific Rim, only 13 kilometres northwest of Port Alberni. Sproat Lake is home to the Klehkoot First Nations. 

Sproat Lake has been home to the only two Mars water bombers left in the world since 1960. These planes, with 200 foot wingspans, are capable of scooping up 27 tons of water from the lake’s surface. They are used to fight forest fires throughout BC. Robertson Creek Hatchery is one of the most successful on Vancouver Island, producing 10 million salmon and trout annually. 

Sproat Lake has over 450 kilometres of shoreline, most of which is still forested. There are three provincial parks around Sproat lake providing plenty of hiking and biking trails. Be sure to hike to the famous petroglyphs in Sproat Lake Provincial Park. 

Sproat Lake produces some good sized rainbow and cutthroat trout. Sproat Lake is know for its warm waters and is a popular summer destination for all water sports including diving, water skiing, tubing, kayaking, swimming, and windsurfing. 

Services around Sproat Lake are very limited. There is an elementary school, a couple of pubs, cafe, marina with marine fuel, and small grocery store with liquor outlet. All the services one would require can be obtained in nearby Port Alberni. 

If you are considering calling Sproat Lake home, BC Island Homes.com has detailed listings of homes and properties for sale in Sproat Lake.

Your West Coast.com has an Accommodations Directory with a complete list of the bed & breakfasts, cabins & cottages, condos & suites, farm stays, hotels, inns & motels, lodges, resorts & retreats, and vacation homes available to welcome you to Sproat Lake. Alternatively, a complete list of campgrounds and rv parks can be found in the Your West Coast.com Recreation & Leisure Directory.

While staying in Sproat Lake, what better way to learn about the community than to seize the opportunity for some fun, food, and education! Your West Coast.com has a complete range of directories for you to enjoy everything Sproat Lake has to offer. Plan out your day, your weekend, or your week in Sproat Lake using Your West Coast directories that include Arts Culture & HeritageFarms Farmers & FoodFestivals & EventsRecreation & Leisure, and Business & Services.

Community Events:

Check the Sproat Lake community calendar on Your West Coast.com every day for upcoming annual events, arts, meetings, recreation, music, and education in your community.

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