Houston Hikers

Your guide to outdoor recreation adventures near Houston, British Columbia, Canada

  • Watershed: Morice
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance from Houston: 60km+
  • Cell Coverage: Yes
  • WARNING: Never venture out into the back country without proper gear and emergency provisions.

Amenities

  • Portage

Description:

Bill Nye Lake:

Bill Nye Lake is located in the Morice/Skeena watershed and is small in size and relatively easy to access. Access is at the lake’s far southeast point. Access is through a narrow road off Bill Nye Road. You can drive in for approx. 20-30m and park. A short portage from there gets you to the lake. Bill Nye Lake has a many small bays and a long rocky peninsula.

The Lake is not named after “The Science Guy”, it was named after the First Nations Chief Midik Bill Nye who lived and trapped in the area in the early 1900’s.

Bittern Lake:

Bittern Lake is located in the Nadina/Fraser watershed and is small in size. The lake is easy to access along its western shore. There is a large trail that leads from the road down to the lake. Bittern has a few small bays and one island.

There are no directional or trail head signs for these sites, use your map and GPS.

Please do not leave trash on site.


DIRECTIONS: (approx 63 km from Houston)

  1. Head South of town on the Morice River FSR
  2. At 27 km turn right
  3. At 44.5 km keep left
  4. At 51 km turn left onto the Bill Nye Road
  5. At 4.25 km keep left
  6. At 6.5 km keep right
  7. At 8 km keep going straight
  8. At 10.25 km keep going straight

At next road junction with the 169 road:

  1. Turn right to go to Bill Nye Lake. A small path will lead to the lake on your right (not marked). If you hit 12 km you’ve gone too far.
  2. Turn left to go to Bittern Lake. Go past 12 km. A path will lead to Bittern Lake on your left (Not marked).

Map

Photos

  • JVB