Patricia Lake by Eddie Wong

Patricia Lake

Access: From town, Pyra­mid Lake Road, and Bon­homme Street

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Along the lake

Activ­i­ties: Hik­ing / Bik­ing / Canoe / Fish­ing / Day Use / Sights


Day use area Patricia Lake

This lake is the one you see pri­or to reach­ing Pyra­mid Lake, on this lake you can fish, canoe, or use the day use area pro­vid­ed. Quite a few locals leave their boats on the dock for their per­son­al use. Patri­cia Lake Bun­ga­lows is fur­ther down the lake if you intend to stay over night. Pyra­mid Lake Resort is just past this lake.

Reflection of Pyramid Mountain by Eddie Wong
Reflec­tion of Pyra­mid Moun­tain on Patri­cia Lake

Locals tend to use this day use area for bbq gath­er­ings or check out the dark skies for amaz­ing pho­tog­ra­phy. Fish­ing is allowed when the sea­son is open.

 

His­tor­i­cal val­ue on Patri­cia Lake is that, it once held a secret oper­a­tion called “Hab­bakuk”.

ICEBERG AIRCRAFT CARRIER

In 1942,  The Sec­ond World War was a time when many sci­en­tists were encour­aged to devel­op weapon tech­nol­o­gy and oth­er mil­i­tary equip­ment to assist the war effort. The idea was that because ice was unsink­able, the berg ships would be insu­lat­ed and imper­vi­ous to bomb and tor­pe­do attacks.

The pro­to­type in Patri­cia Lake was dis­man­tled in 1943 by remov­ing all the machin­ery that had been used and leav­ing it to sink in place. In the 1970’s remains of the mod­el were found and stud­ied and in 1989, a plaque to com­mem­o­rate the unusu­al ship was placed on the lake’s shore.

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