Sunday, June 22, 2014

Olsen Lake, BC

Up Olsen Main from the Powell Lake logging dock you'll find lovely Olsen Lake. On a recent quad ride, we stopped here for a rest break.

This area once boasted a thriving community of hardy homesteaders. Residents made a living growing crops to sell to the logging companies in the area.

Today there's little evidence of their existence.

Water from nearby Theodosia River was diverted through Olsen Lake to increase the flow into Powell Lake for the hydro-electric dam at the Powell River paper mill. Efforts at restoring the original flow have begun.

The day we were at Olsen Lake it was so calm that the high country beyond distant Powell Lake was reflected on the surface.

There are so many wonderful places like this to visit in the Powell River area. Come visit us and see for yourself. -- Margy


  1. Looks beautiful and peaceful there!

  2. GLorious photos! Nothing better than a glass-like lake!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  3. Thanks for visiting my critter post this week. We are going out cruising again next week when the weather turns nice. Hope to see more sea life and glassy seas. - Margy


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