Trails Renewed

Come to the Bulkley Valley Rec Site (Highway 16 & West End Road) to see the renewed trails. A recent Wedzinkwa Community Forest Grant allowed us to hire Rick Leffers who did a great job of widening the trails and building 2 bridges.

Steelhead fishing on the Bulkley River

A sweet August evening at Round Lake

Monday evening at Round Lake.

A family from Vancouver with kids paddling and fishing on water craft and playing on the floating dock.

A local horseback rider passing by.

All this peaceful recreation set against a backdrop of billowing smoke on the horizon, from the raging Nadina wildfire, now at over 25,000  hectares.

Visitor RevelDogs, ticking off another geocache at the Bulkley River Rec Site

Summer Solstice, 2018

Round Lake Hall work bee, May 26

10 hearty volunteers posted 50 hours of labor, improving the grounds of Round Lake Hall.  Clean windows, re-installed pathway, renovated fireplace, mowed lawns, hillside and beach and a new perennial garden.  It looks grand…come on out and enjoy it!


Bulkley River Rec Site welcomes more world travellers

And so our adventure begins…

A wedding at Round Lake Hall signals the beginning of a new life together

Round Lake Hall, in a sea of yellow

E-Transfer Payment Option

E-transfer option is now available for rental payments, memberships and donations.

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Coffeehouse Performers

Tony Harris

Khyrin and Nick enjoy snow and bonfire at Rec Site (but have to work for it!)

Ukulele Lessons

Ukulele lessons Oct 3 – Dec 5 at 7:pm at the Hall.
Open to all levels of experience. Instructors Phil and Donna Harness.
$20 for new registrants.

SOAR 2017 Girl Guides spend a day working at the Bulkley River Rec Site

Thirty-five Girl Guides, from 4 nations, brought their enthusiasm and energy to the Bulkley River Rec Site during their International SOAR week-long Campout.  As one tenet of Guiding is to help others, the girls, with their Guiding leaders and a dozen volunteers from the Round Lake Community Association and other supporters, cleaned the Chalet inside and out; painted the front exterior and door; mowed and cleared along trails; removed obstacle stumps along the river and hauled, loaded and unloaded enough firewood to keep the Hall warm for the winter.

Thanks to the Guides, their leaders and the local team of Ellen, Evi, Karen, Cor, Rayner, Kate, Joan, Annie, Brad, Robin, Daryl and Dina.



5th Annual Round Lake Paddle, Potluck and Music by the Lakeshore

The highlight of the event was the little kids, inspired by large quantities of horsetail and white lilacs, creating ‘floral art’ on the windshields of every vehicle.  The displays were accompanied by messages to all dads:  Happy Father’s Day!

Saw-whet owl along Widzin’kwa Trail, photo by Ruth Wilkinson during Backpackers’ Hike

Spring orchids

Fairyslipper orchid on Widzin’kwa Trail

World-wide travellers stop at Bulkley River Rec Site

Quick families enjoy winter at the Rec Site trails


Along the Bulkley River Rec Site Trails is a mystery!  A stash of peanuts, unopened, sits at the base of a conifer tree, whose lower branches have been removed!  Any ideas?

Geo-caching at the Rec Site


Winter walks offer great opportunities to get outside, and these can be even more fun if you’re looking for geo-caches. The Bulkley River Rec Site has at least 9 (and more can be added at any time), including one that resembles a little bird house, hanging discreetly on a conifer tree.

Billed as the World’s Largest Treasure Hunt, there are over 2 million caches around the world, from easy to access, to challenging.

Virginia enjoys looking for caches and recording her success in the small log book in the cache; she also records her find electronically, on the global geo-cache website.



Farming and Food Seminar hosted by Curt Gesch Jan 13, 2017

Quick College presents Farming and Food: Practices and Principles hosted by Curt Gesch.

Check out the poster for details:   Farm & Food Poster

Quick College

Quick College is up and running!

Please see attached poster for details.  Winter Program 2017 pdf

All programs are being held at Round Lake Hall.

4th Annual Summer Solstice Paddle, Potluck and Music on the Lakeshore

Over 50 came to Round Lake on Saturday, June 18, to paddle in the lake, share a sumptuous dinner together and then spend the sweet summer evening enjoying the sounds of music, as the children played in the water or paddled nearby.  Loons called, eagles and osprey soared overhead as the moon rose over the hills, casting its buttery image on the water.

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Honeycomb, in fallen cottonwood, along the Bulkley River





Trail-clearing, after the windstorm





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BVBackpackers’ February Snowshoe Trek at BRRS








Winter Trail-clearing at the Bulkley River Rec Site


Sled-hauling the chainsaw


Clearing blow-down

Wedding vows, Round Lake-style


Summer Solstice, 2015

Between canoeing, sharing potluck and listening to fine music on the lakeshore, about 40 Bulkley Valley folk (and Mark and Diane, from Alberta) celebrated Round Lake Community Association’s 3rd Annual Summer Solstice Paddle, Potluck and Sing-along on June 21, the ‘longest’ day of the year.

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Round Lake Work Bee

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Cor and Daryl installing posts for the new hand-railing; Leslie pulling weeds from the lake; and 95-year old Paul Yeker, sharpening his scythe to cut grass around the hall.



Missing Kitten

Hayla Jeffrey asks those who are walking the Rec Trails to keep their eye open for their little grey kitten who went AWOL from their cabin near the trails.

Visitors from Afar

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Thanks to the Middleton Wakefield gang for choosing Round Lake Hall for their reunion this summer!  The weather was wonderful and the hall and grounds were just right for them.

RV's and tents at the Round Lake Hall.

RV’s and tents at the Round Lake Hall.

The lake was well used for the recent reunion of the Wakefield/Middleton families!

The lake was well used for the recent reunion of the Wakefield/Middleton families!

Rayner and Daryl, flummoxed by where the next Boat Pull-out is!


Geocaches and Warblers

My friend and I had a lovely time exploring the recreation site. Found several of the geocaches, saw warblers and other birds and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Can’t wait to come back and explore the river trail. Thanks for all the great work.  Cindy Verbeek, Houston

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Performers at the April 5th Coffeehouse

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Still A Chance

We have had a couple of weekends open up for bookings at Round Lake Hall over the summer.  By clicking on the calendar on the main website, you can check which ones they are.  We think it is a pretty perfect venue for a family weekend get together or a get away from your business place for an employee gathering.  Call me (250 846 5296) with any questions!


Late winter hike and bonfire at Picnic Site, BRRS

Warm, sunny day with snow packed sufficiently that only boots were required.  Walked most of the trails, then lit a bonfire at the picnic site along the river.  Delicious, hearty, healthy shared food around the picnic table.  A lovely way to spend a late winter day.


Jan 11 Coffeehouse performers

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Christmas Eve hockey game at Round Lake


The performers at the first coffeehouse of the season Nov 9th 2013.



Hall Bookings 2014

Just a heads up to potential bookers of Round Lake Hall.  Prime weekends are going fast for 2014!  There are 3 weekends in July 2014 still available and only 1 weekend left in August.  I am thinking we should start having weddings on other days of the week like they do in Holland!  In any case, if you are thinking of booking with RLCA next summer, please get in touch with me so we can get the paper work done!  Judy at 250-846-5296 or 250 877 1422

Rec Site Work Bee

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Summer Solstice Paddle and Potluck

Join other community members for the 2nd Annual Summer Solstice Paddle and Potluck DInner on Sunday, June 23, 2013.  Plan to paddle any time during the day or evening.  Potluck dinner starts at 5:30 pm.  Please bring generous portions of either main course or salad and buns or dessert.  Beverages, plates and cutlery will be provided by RLCA.  For the evening bonfire, bring your musical instrument and song.  For more information, call 250.846.9214 or e-mail at <>.

RLCA Budget Process

The Round Lake Community Association is planning a budget for the upcoming year. Is there anyone who would like to contribute some ideas to this process?

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Chalet Comfort

At what temperature would you feel most comfortable when using the chalet for a “ski cabin” 50* ; 60* or 70* F?

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New Registration Procedure

Because of the increasing number of invalid registrations you now must submit a request  to if you would like to be a registered user of our blog (see RLCA User Help for more info).

In the email please include:

  • the username you would like to use to login to the blog
  • whether or not you would like to have notifications of new posts emailed to you.

A password will sent to the email address you specified at registration.
This password is quite cumbersome. Use it to access your account, then change your password to something more to your liking

RLCA Event Calendar Upgrade

The calendar was upgraded to a new version and is now at a different address.
If you have an existing bookmark for the calendar please update it with the new address
If you use the old address it will automatically take you to the new one ( From there please update your bookmark as this automatic rerouting is only temporary.
IF you need more info you can contact me at