Houston, BC Parks, Trails & Places 
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Babine Lake is located near the communities of Smithers, Telkwa, Burns Lake, and Houston. The popular lake rests next to the Babine Mountains and is the longest and largest natural lake in British Columbia, Canada spanning 177 kilometres long (110 miles).
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Silverthorne Lake in the Houston Community Forest located in Houston, British Columbia, Canada is popular for fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, canoeing, mountain biking, showshoeing and XC skiing
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Francois Lake is the second longest lake in BC, Canada. The lake stretches out over 25, 750 hectares and reaches a depth of over 87 metres (280 feet). Popular for fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, flightseeing, circle driving route and camping.
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The short 2 km or so hiking trail travels along an old overgrown forestry road leading out onto a lookout point with fantastic views of the Telkwa Mountain Range and the Bulkley Valley.
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Home to the the "World's Largest Fly Rod", gardens, water fountain, playground and some information boards about the community of Houston BC.
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Irrigation Lake Park is a full serviced recreation destination complete with picnic tables (some in the shade, some not), fire pits, sitting benches, change rooms and outhouses. The lake enjoys a small sandy beach and a large grassy area. Many arrive at the lake to swim and picnic.
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Community Forest in Houston, British Columbia, Canada is recreational destination exploring the many hectares of alpine forest surrounding Silverthorne Lake.
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The highlight of the route are the viewing benches, the aspen forest and a viewing platform situated along the trail for all to use. During the summer and early fall months the wetlands are visited by many ducks.
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China Nose Mountain Trail is a challenging hike to summit views. The peak provides a phenomenal view of the surrounding mountain ranges and the many lakes and rivers of the Bulkley Valley.
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The hiking route takes advantage of the local waterways that flow through the community by following Buck Creek most of the way and the mighty Bulkley River for some of the way.
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