Houston Hikers

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

  • Watershed: Morice
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Trail Length: N/A
  • Round Trip: N/A
  • Distance from Houston: 60km+
  • Cell Coverage: No


  • Toilet
  • Camping
  • Picnic Table
  • Boat Launch (for larger boats)
  • Portage


Lamprey Lake is the gateway to Nanika-Kidprice Provincial Park.

The lake is a small-moderately sized lake. Access to Lamprey is on the far Northern shore. The lake has a few small bays and a small island. The deepest part of the lake is approximately 70 ft, where the Northern Arm meets the main body of the lake (see depth map). Loons frequent the lake and Resident Rainbow Trout are found in the lake.

Lamprey Lake Rec Site has minimal amenities but can be a nice spot to camp.

Please do not leave trash on site

Portage to Anzac Lake:
A short paddle across Lamprey Lake to the south shore brings you to the first portage (1.5 kilometres). All portages are marked with white triangles. This portage is one of the most difficult in the Nanika-Kidprice Park. This portage ascends gradually to an undulating ridge and then drops down to Anzac Lake. Canoe rests are located along the trail. Where the portage meets Anzac Lake, there is enough of an area to make a rustic camp. Fishing is good off the rocks near the end of the portage.

DIRECTIONS: (approx 75 km from Houston)

  1. Head South of town on the Morice River Rd
  2. At 27 km turn right (follow signs for Nanika-Kidprice Provincial Park)
  3. At 44.5 km keep to the left
  4. At 51 km keep to the right
  5. At 65 km turn left on to the Lamprey FSR
  6. Drive approx 7km
  7. The Rec Site is on your right