Wasa Lake Provincial Park is a recreation park located north of Kimberley and Cranbrook, BC in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The 144 hectare park was established in 1995 to protect the blue bunch wheatgrass grassland eco system and a section of North America's most northern forests of ponderosa pine trees.
During the summer months activities like camping, boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, water skiing and scuba diving are popular. During the winter months, after the ground is covered in snow, activities like cross country skiing, ice skating and snowshoeing are the winter activities of choice.
Fishing on the lake during the summer is best accomplished by trolling. Most fish enthusiasts arrive with fishing rod in hand hoping to catch large mouth bass. Scuba divers also arrive in the park for an opportunity to explore a rare fresh water reef in Wasa Lake.
Hikers, bikers, dog walkers and roller bladders enjoy the 8 kilometre paved loop trail and side roads called the "Wasa Lions Way" path. For a slower pace, there is a short 2.7 kilometre interpretive path named the "Forest of the Rainshadow" which begins at the amphitheatre near the campground.
From Wasa Provincial Park mountain bikers can explore a 33 kilometre loop trail exploring Wasa and Lazy Lake. The elevation gain is roughly 300 metres. The route is challenging and bikers should be well prepared for anything and in good shape. This is not a family route.
Wasa Provincial Park includes a campground, sandy beaches, boat launch and four day use parks. The campground services include pit and flush toilets, cold water taps, sani station and a playground. The campground is busy and reservations are recommended.
The closest day use site to the campground is Camper's Beach. It includes a sandy beach, change house, pit toilet, picnic tables and a grassy knoll area. A boat launch is located across from the campground near the day use area.
Located 2 kilometres north of the Wasa Lake Campground is Horseshoe Beach. Amenities onsite include a sandy beach, grassy lawns, picnic tables and a flush toilets. Nearby Pete's Beach includes picnic tables, grassy lawns, a pebble beach and one pit toilet.
Main Beach at the far end of Wasa Lake includes a large sandy beach, grassy lawns, two pit toilets, picnic tables and a floating dock.