The Wilson Lakes snowshoe and ski trails showcase Peachland’s natural beauty. They were popular in the 1960s and 70s when the Peachland Ski Club existed. The trails are now being rediscovered. There is signage for the trailhead of the Wilson Lakes Loop. There is a 37 km trail system. Each trailhead is marked with colour-coded directional signs according to the ability required to ski it.
Trails and Distances (one way)
The Wilson Lake Loop: 5km – Easy
Wilson Silver Trail is 8km – intermediate
Fir Lane: 4km – Intermediate
Les’s Trail: 6km – Advanced
Aspen Grove Trail: 14km – advanced
Wes’s Trail, snowshoe to Wilson Mountain – 5km return
These are not groomed trails, so please know your physical ability before heading out. Skiers and snowshoers share this trail together – please follow the etiquette posted on the signs. Be prepared for the wilderness – include a backpack, water bottle, snack and layered clothing. There is no cellphone service or amenities.
From highway 97 south in Peachland, turn onto Princeton Ave and continue following the road where it turns to gravel. At the fork, go right following the signs to Silver Lake Camp. Pass the turn off to Silver Lake. At 1.5km past the Silver Lake driveway, you will find Wes’s trail. Drive past this for another 3.5 – 4 km to the trailhead for the Wilson Lake loops. Trail signage is not visible from the road, so watch for cars parked on the side of the road or watch for a clearing where power lines are visible.