October 8, 2021

New Docks Make Fishing Access Easier

Updated December 5, 2022

To ensure that everyone - from avid anglers to beginners - has access to freshwater fisheries, we've been investing in trails, boat launches, and fishing docks by leveraging funding and support from provincial and regional governments, and from local fishing clubs.

Recent infrastructure development in Merritt and the Nicola Valley received financial support from the Province of B.C. (under the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program's Destination Development program), and investment along the Fishing Highway 24 was supported by a provincial grant to assist with economic development and recovery.

New docks have been placed over fish-attracting shoals or drop-off areas at lakes near urban centres and in regional and provincial parks throughout the province. To see if one of these new docks, or an existing dock, is located at a stocked lake near you, visit our Where to Fish map and select the Dock filter. In addition to the 100+ docks shown on the map, we've also helped install docks on lakes we don't stock such as Little Heffley, Spectrum, Janice, Charlie, Nicola, Proctor, Okanagan, Ripley and Walloper.

Docks installed or replaced in 2022
108 Mile Lake, 100 Mile House
Conkle Lake, Oliver
Crystal Lake, Lone Butte
Davis Lake, Merritt
Dot Lake, near Merritt
Duffy Lake, Kamloops
Gardom Lake, Enderby
Goose Lake, Little Fort
Harmon Lake, Merritt
Helen Lake, Houston
Helena Lake, 100 Mile House
Kissinger Lake, Lake Cowichan 
Loon Lake, Port Alberni
Lundbom Lake, Merritt
One Island Lake, Dawson Creek
Stump Lake, Kamloops
Twin Lake, Penticton
Valentine Lake, 100 Mile House

Docks installed in 2021
Bridge Lake, Bridge Lake
Marquart Lake, Merritt
Hook Lake, Princeton
Joyce Lake, Falkland
Ripple Lake, Bridge Lake
Lizard Lake, Port Renfrew
Cobb Lake, Prince George

Docks installed in 2020
Irish Lake, 100 Mile House
Hathaway Lake, 100 Mile House
Phinetta Lake, Little Fort
Stake Lake, Kamloops
Nelson Lake, Prince George
Charlie Lake, Fort St. John

Docks installed in 2019
Skmana Lake, near Chase
Isobel Lake, near Kamloops
Dugan Lake, near 150 Mile House
Lazy Lake, near Wasa
Susan Lake, near Golden

Docks installed in 2018
Higgins Lake, near 100 Mile House
Lac Le Jeune, near Kamloops
Lodgepole Lake, near Kamloops
Martin Lake, near Princeton
Walloper Lake, near Kamloops (fishing dock, safety rails, and a bench added)