There are three species of wild cats around the Lake (and indeed for many parts of BC): cougar (mountain lion), lynx, bobcat. However, they are rarely ever seen. Even the most likely to be seen, the bobcat, is remarkably illusive, usually presenting only a passing view in the moonlight. Consequently, this page may never grow to present all three (or need to be expanded to three pages).
This bobcat was seen alongside a road at the north end of the Lake. It was content to stay put and enjoy its meal of white–tailed deer.
A cougar track in the snow. Doug Thorburn
The cougar is the largest of our cats and the only one with a long tail. Rarely seen, the cougar is remarkably secretive. This nighttime image taken with a near–infrared flash has a ghostly look. Doug Thorburn
A cougar walks through the woods in late March. Doug Thorburn