Sproat Lake Provincial Park, Port Alberni

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Sproat Lake Provincial Park is a provincial park near Port Alberni in British Columbia, Canada's Vancouver Island. Its name derives from a lake named after 19th century entrepreneur and colonial official Gilbert Malcolm Sproat.PetroglyphsOne of the park's most significant features is a panel of petroglyphs called "K’ak’awin" on lakeshore rocks depicting mythological figures. Though little is known of the origin of the prehistoric images, the area has been traditionally occupied by the Hupacasath First Nation.Park featuresThe 39-hectare park on Highway 4 is 15 kilometres west of Port Alberni and is a popular recreation area featuring swimming and boating in Sproat Lake and camping. On the north shore of the lake, there is a popular boat launch, a small beach and 58 vehicle-accessible campsites in the park. The park is near the home base of Coulson Flying Tankers, which operates Martin Mars water bombers.
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  • Sproat Lake is located right next to the Scenic Drive Route 4 and is a nice stop to get to spend some time. further along this route a high probability of wildlife on the road such as bears, elk and deer. beautiful route to drive so mountains, lakes, waterfalls and eventually you come out on the southern beach. would you like more info on vancouver island feel free to send me a message.
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  • Sproat Lake is big fresh water lake almost just a couple steps from salty, deep waters of Pacific. It is surrounded by great forests and it is far away from the loud and crowded parks of Vancouver. I ...  more »
  • We drove from Nanaimo to Tofino and were looking for a nice picnic spot to stop, and that was Sproat Lake. A lovely place, spacious P and near picnic tables and more. We have delicious lunch between the trees, after which the children take a dip in the Lake names, and that was much needed because it was very stuffy that day. A must to stop so.
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