White Lake Provincial Park

White Lake Provincial Park is situated on White Lake, which is one of the largest lakes in the region. It offers a range of recreational activities such as swimming, canoeing, boating, fishing and camping. It also features three hiking trails that weave through wetlands and the surrounding boreal forest.

We’ve been to White Lake twice:

Hiking Trails

There are three hiking trails in White Lake that showcase the beauty of the surrounding wetlands and forests.

(1) Clearwater Lake Trail (2km, rated easy). The trail leads through a pine forest to Clearwater Lake and is well signed with blue markers with a hiker symbol.

(2) Deer Lake Trail (2.5km, rated easy). The trail consists of two interconnecting loops, a small loop (1.5km) that leads to a viewing platform overlooking the beaver marsh, and a longer loop (2.5km) that encompasses the small loop and weaves around the marsh. The trail is well-signed with a combination of 13 numbered posts and signs with a hiker symbol with an arrow to point you in the right direction. There are a few boardwalk sections and a lot of rolling hills through the forest.

(3) Tiny Bog Trail (4.5km, rated moderate), which loops around two large beaver ponds, climbs a sandy hillside of Jack Pines and lowers through spruce lowlands. The trail isn’t marked, consists of rolling hills and there are a few benches along the way to take a break or enjoy the views.

Other Activities and Attractions

White Lake and the nearby White River also offers:

  • Two sandy beaches. The main beach is located in the day-use area and features a sandy shore and clear water. The swimming area is marked with buoys and apparently has a gradual drop-off.
  • Winnie-the-Pooh Memorial, which is located just off the Trans Canada Highway, which provides some information about the history of Winnie, the black bear that inspired the iconic children’s stories Winnie-the-Pooh.

Camping

We’ve only visited White Lake for the day, but the park offers car camping in three small campgrounds which collectively contain 187 sites.