Lac La Hache is a stunning lake well known for its kokanee fishing as well as its trophy size lake trout. Located in the Cariboo region, the Lac La Hache area, including Lac La Hache Provincial Park, attracts many anglers, boaters, swimmers, and water skiers during the summer months.
When a French Canadian fur trader dropped his axe into a remote Cariboo Lake while ice fishing, he never would have imagined that he was making history. The name Lac La Hache translated into English means” Lake of the Axe” and has remained the name to represent this beautiful lakeshore destination.
This area is rich in tales of fur traders, gold seekers and cattle ranchers. By the 1860s, gold fever was running high, as miners searched for the jackpot first near Likely, and later at Barkerville. With teams of horses, mules and oxen, the fortune-seekers plodded north along the Cariboo Waggon Road skirting the eastern shores of the lake.