Discover Family-Friendly Lakes with Public Access Beaches in Prince George, BC

by Bailey Bouwman

Are you looking for a perfect place to spend your summer days in Prince George? There are several beautiful lakes around the city where you can enjoy a fun-filled day with your family. Whether you are new to the area or simply want to explore a different lake, we have got you covered!

Here are some family-friendly lakes with public access beaches in Prince George that you can explore this summer. Most of them are suitable for toddlers and babies, so pack up your sunscreen, swim suits, and water toys and get ready to make some memories.

Looking for a weekend getaway? Or maybe you want to take the kids on a local camping trip? Our Prince George blog features everything you need to know for life in Northern BC with a young family. 

West Lake: Located 30 minutes west of downtown, this lake boasts shaded beaches and a designated dog beach.

Amanita Lake: This Forest Recreation Site is situated 75 minutes northeast of Prince George and features a small beach and dock.

Bermann Lake: This Regional Park site is located 45 minutes west of Prince George.

Bear Lake: Located 50 minutes north of Prince George, this lake is famous for its sandy beaches and playground.

Ness Lake: Situated 30 minutes northwest of downtown, this lake is another Regional Park site.

Norman Lake: This lake is located 60 minutes west of Prince George.

Dahl Lake Provincial Park: This is a perfect spot for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Purden Lake: Located 45 minutes east of Prince George, this lake is known for its sandy rocky beaches and shallow waterfront.

Stuart Lake, Paarens Beach: Located 120 minutes west-north of Prince George, this Provincial Park features sandy beaches and a playground.

Whiskers Point: This Provincial Park is situated 85 minutes north of downtown.

10 Mile Lake: This lake is located 75 minutes south of Prince George (just north of Quesnel) and is perfect for those who love rocky beaches, picnic tables, and playgrounds.


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