Mount Cartier Lookout to be assessed for restoration

This historic forest fire lookout on Mount Cartier will be assessed for restoration next year by the provincial government. Kevin Lavelle photo

The Mount Cartier forest fire lookout is one of six being assessed next year for possible restoration.

In recognition of the BC Forest Service’s centennial birthday, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, is honouring B.C.’s wildfire fighting history and increasing local recreation opportunities by restoring forest fire lookouts.

Lookouts near five communities — Terrace, Houston, Enderby, Kaslo and Boston Bar — are being restored this year. Ministry staff reviewed all restoration opportunities and strategically chose the five projects based on location, accessibility, community use and historical significance. In addition, six lookouts are being inspected and assessed for possible restoration next year.

The six being assessed next year are: Fraser Mountain Lookout, Fraser Lake; Bickford Lookout, Chetwynd; Woss Lookout, Woss; McBride Peaks Lookout, McBride; Lakit Lookout (aka Wildhorse), Cranbrook; and Mount Cartier Lookout, Revelstoke.

The ministry is restoring the lookouts in partnership with local governments, community groups, organizations, businesses, individuals and volunteers.

Please click here to read a previously published story about the need to restore the Mount Cartier Lookout.