Buntzen Lake, BC. Buntzen Lake, British Columbia

Lodging & Services
Cities & Towns
Travel Info
Points of Interest
Provincial Parks

Buntzen Lake
Click on the lake icon at the right to see full bathymetric map.
Click on the moose on the left for complete BC travel information.

Location: From the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, travel east on the Barnett Highway towards the town of Port Moody. Turn north and travel to the community of Ioco. Buntzen Lake is located 4 km. (2.5 mi.) north of Ioco on paved and good gravel road. Although this popular day use lake is part of the local reservoir system for BC Hydro, it is still located amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in the Fraser Valley.

Size 151 ha. (373 ac.) Shoal 12 ha. (30 ac.)
Mean Depth 30 m. (98.4 ft.) Max. Depth 65 m. (213.2 ft.)
Game Fish Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Fish Stocked Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat and some non-salmonid species
Angler Usage Low Elevation 123 m. (403.4 ft.)
Ice Over Varies with Climate Conditions T.D.S. 14 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites: Buntzen Lake has 3 resorts and 2 BCFS campsites where cartop boats can be launched.

BC Adventure Network members serving this area:

If you would like to have your business listed, please Click Here.

Fishing Report: Cutthroat usually reach to 2 lbs (some 4 lb. Cutthroat have also been taken) while Rainbow are found from 1/2-1 lb. Because the Buntzen Lake drops off very steeply - going to 70 m. (230 ft.) within 200 m. (656 ft.) of shore - there is very little shoal area, but there are still many excellent fishing areas.

Be sure to visit Fishbc.com for angling information!

Viewscape: The forested hills surrounding the lake are mainly coniferous with some deciduous on the eastern shores. The distant mountains are breathtakingly beautiful, offering an abrupt contrast with the often stark rocky shoreline.

Shoreline: Often rocky with abrupt drop off areas most of the way around the lake. Marshes are found on the flatter south arm. Some stumps below the water at the north end of the lake.

Nearby Lakes

Sasamat Lake Lake - Sasamat Lake located approximately 3 km. (1.9 mi.) from Ioco , is 45 ha. (111 ac.) in size and provides both a Rainbow and Cutthroat fishery. Rainbows will reach up to 1 lb., while Cutthroat will often reach 2 lbs. A large campsite with boat launching is available.

Coquitlam Pit - Coquitlam Pit (Lafarge Lake) is located in the nearby town of Coquitlam on Pine Tree Way behind the Coquitlam Centre shopping mall. This man-made urban lake of 5 ha. (12.4 ac.) is stocked with Rainbows which will reach up to 2 lbs.

Note: Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start fishing a new lake.



Advertise With Us

Promote your business on the BC Adventure Network.
BC's largest and most visited tourism Web site . . . more info.

Advertising Inquiries:

© 1995 - 2018 Interactive Broadcasting Corporation

Follow Us On Facebook

List of BC Adventure

Site Info
Advertise With Us
About Us
Contact Us

Free Vacation Guides
BC Vacation Guides
Coastal Vacations
Thompson Okanagan
Fishing Vacations
Guest Ranch Guide
Romantic Getaways
Wilderness Vacations
Winter Vacations
The Rockies Guide


Buntzen Lake, BC. Buntzen Lake, British Columbia