If you live close to Brooks, then perhaps Lake Newell is a good choice.  However, if you are looking for that big beautiful BC lake, there is no comparison.

  • Lake Newell is tiny compared to Arrow Lakes.  Arrow Lakes are the third largest and the deepest lake in BC at 950'.
  • More beautiful surroundings.  Lake Newell is characterized by flat brown prairie that surrounds the lake.  Arrow Lakes are characterized by beautiful green mountains topped by glaciers perfectly reflected in the mirror smooth water.
  • There are only 3,000 people in the Arrow Lakes valley.  On the weekends Lake Newell can get quite busy.  Arrow Lakes are never busy.  
  • Lake Newell as an irrigation lake is characterized by water that contains a lot of sediment.  This is constantly churned up by the boat traffic and makes the water look quite unappealing.  Arrow Lake's water is clean, crystal clear, and very inviting.  It reminds people who are familiar with Canadian Shield lakes of that water quality.   

If you are looking for a big beautiful BC lake, that is more affordable, quieter and still within reasonable driving distance of Calgary, come visit us at Galena Shores.  You will be glad that you did!