If you visit the fabulous 108 Mile Heritage Site, and you fancy stretching your legs; You can hike in a loop around 108 Mile and Sepa Lake. This is a flat, easy-going walk alongside the lakeshores. It is perfect for just a couple of hours walking in the autumn. I imagine it would be fab in the summertime too, if you stopped for a swim.
108 Mile Lake & Sepa Lake loop map
108 Mile Lake & Sepa Lake loop the basics
Distance: 10 km
Elevation gain: Minimal – about 50m
Time: 2- 2.5 hours
What to bring:
Bring the 10 essentials plus bear spray.
Facilities: There is a cafe and toilets at 108 Mile Heritage Site.
Dogs: Yes. We saw so many happy dogs.
How hard is it? Easy
108 Mile Lake Getting started
We started at the 108 Mile Heritage Site. We spent time looking at the collection of historical buildings before we started walking. It was fun to see the remains from the nineteenth century Cariboo Gold rush (and scary to learn about all the murders that happened here!)
We did the trail clockwise, so one of the first things we walked past is the 108 Golf Resort. There didn’t seem to be any golfers in October!
Sepa Lake Views
The trail branches off; So you can shorten the trail by about 3km. Go right, along 108 Mile Lake for a mini loop (7km), or keep left to walk around Sepa Lake (for the full 10km).
Sepa Lake is surrounded by marshes and reeds. It is a perfect spot for birds-watching. We also loved seeing all the cool cabins at the end of the lake. It’s a beautiful area to live.
108 Mile Lake Views
The trail eventually rejoins the edge of 108 Mile Lake (with views back over to the 108 Mile Ranch.) Once you reach this view, you’re about halfway around the hike.
Great walk in the autumn
We really enjoyed this walk on a chilly autumn afternoon. The sky may have been a bit moody, but there are so many deciduous trees around 108 Mile Lake, it still felt cheerful and pretty with all the bright yellow leaves.
As well as all the fall colours, there were plenty of berries and floofy plants along the trail.
The path is flat, pretty wide and well maintained. There were quite a few boats on the North side of the lake, so I have a feeling it will be full of boaters in the summertime.
If you don’t have time to walk 7-10km around the lakes, you could walk counter-clockwise and just relax on one of the benches with views across the lake.
The loop finishes off back at 108 Mile Ranch. All in all, it is a relaxing wander along the shores of two pretty lakes.
Other sights nearby
On the way to 108 Mile Lake, we found quite a few other cool stops:
- Centenial Park in 100 Mile House and Bridge Creek Falls
- Clinton Falls
- Begbie Lookout
We really liked the area around 108 Mile Ranch. The heritage site, 108 Mile Lake and Sepa Lake were all fun to explore. I can totally see why this is a popular area to visit in the summertime for camping, fishing and soaking up Canadian history. In the autumn, it was quiet and lovely.