On a trip out to BC this week we had the opportunity to make a brief stop at Top of the World Provincial Park. (Thanks for the recommendation, Auntie Lin and Uncle Bruce!)

Just a short distance from the towns of Radium and Kimberley, I must have driven past Top of the World many times. About an hour’s drive further on gravel roads brings you to the park entrance. It’s an easy walk (or mountain bike ride) to Fish Lake where you’ll find a well-maintained cabin and campground popular with families. Just a little further up a steep trail is Sparkle Lake. When the sun hits the lake, it really does sparkle. We had exciting weather – a mix of rain, hail, mist, and brilliant sun.

Our quick visit gave us just a taste of what this gem of a park offers but I’m excited to come back and spend more time here. There’s a small network of established trails but even more possibilities to explore off-trail. In the mean-time, here are a few pictures to whet the appetite.

Mist
Mist
Sparkle Lake
Sparkle Lake
Boulders & meadows
Boulders & meadows
Fish Lake
Fish Lake
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