The beautiful Kane Valley is located southeast of Merritt in-between Coldwater and Aspen Grove. The Kane Valley Road is a well maintained 32km gravel road and is regularly used by people to bypass the Coquihalla as a shortcut to
get to the Coquihalla Connecter. I like to call the Kane Valley Road the country coq bypass. The Kane Valley has a lot to offer besides just fishing; Cross country skiing, ATVing, camping, and horseback riding is very popular here as well. There
are dozens of little ponds most with names including lower or upper and even one called Chicken Ranch.
How to get there
There are a few ways to get there but the easiest way is off of the Coq. From the Coquihalla
take the Coldwater exit just after Larson Hill. After exiting the freeway make a left and go under the highway. Follow this road for about 4kms or so and you should see a road on the right marked Kane Valley Road. Follow this road staying left at the
two turn offs, one at 9km and one at about 17km. The first lake you will come across in the Kane Valley is Englishman Lake and then the others follow quickly. The ones that dont have BC Rec sites and are stocked all have signs in front of them telling
you the name.