Access: Click for details on Getting to Buntzen Lake.

Level: Moderate

Distance: 8 km

Time: 4 hr

Elevation Change: 100 m

Season: Year Round

Topographical Map: 92 G/7

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Multiple-Use: Closed to Mountain Bikes and Horses

Buntzen Lake Trail: This well-traveled trail winds around the lakeshore offering many access points for fishermen. Though somewhat long, Buntzen Lake Trail is relatively flat and well-maintained, making it ideal for a family outing. The slough at the south end of the lake is a great location for bird watching.        

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Puffball

Puffballs

Apart from being edible—and delicious at that—dried spores were used as diaper rash "talcum powder" by the First Nations of BC. Spores were also found to staunch bloodflow when placed on a wound. At one time the brownish spores were used as a photographic flash powder. A large puffball can contain as many as 7500 billion spores. If each of these spores were to grow to maturity the next generation would form a fungus colony some 800 times the size of the earth.

Illustration by Manami Kimura