Redstone & Puntzi Lake
Redstone is a small First Nations community 36km/22mi west of Alexis Creek on Highway 20 where the Redstone store is a key stop for fuel and supplies on your Highway 20 journey. Part of the Chilcotin tour series, the Redstone rodeo held annually in August is na excellent opportunity to visit with local community members.
Well known for biking and hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and hunting, Puntzi Lake (60km/37mi west of Alexis Creek and 11km/7mi off the highway at Chilanko Forks) is also a major draw for bird watchers. The American White Pelican uses the lake as a food source in early spring and throughout the summer, while Trumpeter Swans feed in the fall until the lake freezes over. Several fishing resorts and serviced RV campsites are located around the lake. Activities here are typically spring, summer and fall focused, so the lake’s kokanee and rainbow trout get a reprieve during winter snowmobiling season.