James Chabot Provinical Park, BC
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James Chabot Provincial Park beach is on the north end of Lake Windermere- a widening of the Columbia River nestled between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. This beach's cultural significance lies in its First Nations history. Native people called the area 'Kwataqnuk' or 'where the water leaves the lake.' They set up camp and fished for salmon here before the dams were installed on the Columbia River. Today the park is a popular destination for canoers kayakers sailors and swimmers. A boardwalk traversing a wetland near this beach gives visitors a chance to see some of the birds who inhabit the Columbia Wetlands. The best time for swimming is in July and August when the water temperature gets as warm as 25 degrees celsius. The beach water quality is monitored by the Lake Windermere Ambassadors in cooperation with Interior Health.
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