Kawkawa Lake in Hope BC is a great place to beat the hot canyon summer heat, with a public beach, boat rentals and more, there’s also many local accommodations with private lake access.. Kawkawa Lake is near the Coquihalla Canyon and the Othello Tunnels. The Lake is also known for the beautiful spawning Kokanee salmon you can see in the nearby creeks. Other recreational activities include; sport fishing, camping and RV-ing, barefoot skiing, water skiing, knee boarding, boating, swimming and canoeing . A great summer getaway close to Vancouver BC, visit the Kawkawa Lake in Hope BC.