Discover the North
Charlie Lake Provincial ParkFort St. John
You can reach Charlie Lake Provincial Park by driving just a few minutes north of Fort St. John on the Alaska Highway. The park entrance is located at the junction between the Al-Can and Highway 29. It’s accessible by vehicle from May 15 through September 7 (dates subject to change). Visitors can still walk into the park after September 7, but the park is closed to vehicle traffic after the summer season ends.
There’s a boat launch and plenty of fishing opportunities at Charlie Lake. The kids will enjoy the on-site playground, and there are picnic tables and drinking water available. Larger wildlife such as moose and black bears are occasionally present, but you’re more likely to spot small game such as snowshoe hares or muskrats. Trail hikes are available in the 92-hectare provincial park.