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Activities
Back Country

North Vancouver Island

Northern Vancouver Island contains the vast wilderness of Strathcona Provincial Park, home to Buttle Lake and Ralph River campgrounds and the new 2 km wheelchair-accessible Centennial Loop Trail. The area also has a vast network of backcountry hiking opportunities, the remote tranquility of the Discovery Islands and the family fun seashore of Miracle Beach. Located on the Campbell River, take the time to visit spectacular Elk Falls, the self-proclaimed Salmon Capital of the World. Venture further north to Cape Scott Provincial Park, with over 100 km's of backcountry trails and spectacular white sand beaches.

Tribune Bay – Hornby Island

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

Hornby Island is accessible by boat or by 2 short ferry rides between Buckley Bay, (south of Courtenay), to Denman Island, and a second ferry between Denman and Hornby Islands.

Strathcona

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

The main access is via Highway 28, which connects with Gold River on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Follow Highway 19 to Campbell River, and then follow Highway 28 west for 48 km. Highway 28 passes through the northern section of the park and provides access to Buttle Lake.

Smelt Bay – Cortes Island

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

On Cortes Island, which is accessible by ferry from Quadra Island.

Schoen Lake

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

140 km north of Campbell River via gravel Davie Road.

Sandy Island Marine (Jáji7em and Kw’ulh Marine) – Denman Island

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

Just off the northern tip of Denman Island. Take the Denman Island Ferry from Buckley Bay (take Buckley Bay Exit 101 off Highway 19) and follow the signs.

Rebecca Spit Marine – Quadra Island

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

On the east side of Quadra Island just a few minutes ferry ride from Campbell River.

Morton Lake

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

27 km northwest of Campbell River. Turn off Highway 19 at the Menzies Main gravel logging road. Follow the Menzies Main for 12 km and then take Morton Lake Road for another 7 km to the park.

Miracle Beach

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

Between Courtenay and Campbell River off Highway 19A, the Old Island Highway.

Mansons Landing – Cortes Island

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

On Cortes Island, accessible by boat or car ferry from Campbell River via Quadra Island. Moorage available at adjacent federal government wharf (space permitting).

Loveland Bay

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

Access is off Highway 28, 4 km west of Campbell River. Take the turnoff to Elk Falls Viewpoint and Loveland Bay. Drive past Elk Falls and over the dam. Take the first road on the left and follow the gravel road 12 km to Loveland Bay.

Helliwell – Hornby Island

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

Hornby Island is accessible by boat or by 2 short ferry rides between Buckley Bay, (south of Courtenay), to Denman Island, and a second ferry between Denman and Hornby Islands.

Fillongley – Denman Island

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

Take the Denman Island Ferry from Buckley Bay (take Buckley Bay Exit 101 off Highway 19) and follow the signs.

Elk Falls

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

3 km north of Campbell River on Highway 28 toward Gold River.

Cape Scott

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

Hike-in only, located at the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island. The trailhead is located 64 km west of Port hardy via public highways and private, active logging roads.

Broughton Archipelago Marine

North Vancouver Island north-vancouver-island

Marine accessible only, situated 30km east of Port McNeil.

Central Vancouver Island

Central Vancouver Island has the world famous towering old growth giants of MacMillan Provincial Park’s Cathedral Grove, the sandy ocean shores at Rathtrevor Beach, spectacular Englishman River and Little Qualicum River falls. On Hwy 4 heading to the west coast of the central island is Sproat Lake, home of the famous Martin Mars water bomber planes. The central island also provides the gateway to Pacific Rim National Park, Barkley Sound and the remote Hot Springs Cove.

Taylor Arm

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

23 km northwest of Port Alberni on Hwy 4, approximately 10 km past Sproat Lake Provincial Park.

Group campsites Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Stamp River

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

Stamp River is located off Beaver Creek road just north of Port Alberni.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Squitty Bay – Lasqueti Island

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

Squitty Bay is located on the east side of Lasqueti Island between the Main Island and Jedediah Island in the Strait of Georgia.

Picnic sites Toilets Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Fishing

Sproat Lake

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

3 km northwest of Port Alberni. The park sits on the north shore of Sproat Lake, and can be reached via Highway 4.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Spider Lake

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

60 km north of Nanaimo and 16 km west of Qualicum Beach on central Vancouver Island. The park can be accessed via the Horne Lake Exit off Highway 19 or 19A. Follow signs for 5 km to Spider Lake.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Beach Pets must be on leash

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Rosewall Creek

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

3 km south of Fanny Bay in the Comox Valley on central Vancouver Island. The park can be accessed by the Cook Creek Interchange off Highway 19 or 19A.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Pets must be on leash

Hiking Bicycling

Roberts Memorial

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

15 km south of Nanaimo on central Vancouver Island. Take the Cedar Road Exit off Highway 1. Turn on Yellow-point Road and follow signs to the park.

Picnic sites Toilets Pets must be on leash

Swimming Hiking

Rathtrevor Beach

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

3 km south of Parksville on Highway 19a. Take Exit 51 off Highway 19 and follow signs to the park.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Hiking Bicycling

Petroglyph

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

3 km south of Nanaimo. Access to the park is via a pull off from Highway 1. Watch for signs.

Toilets

Hiking Bicycling

Newcastle Island Marine – Newcastle Island/Saysutshun

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

Accessible by boat only. From Nanaimo, take foot passenger ferry from Maffeo-Sutton Park behind the Civic Arena. Public wharf also available for a fee.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Morden Colliery Historic

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

7 km south of Nanaimo. Access to the park is off Highway 1 on Morden Road.

Pets must be on leash

Hiking

Maquinna Marine (Hot Springs Cove)

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

Accessible by boat or float plane from Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island. An extensive boardwalk leads up to the Hot Springs.

Picnic sites Toilets Beach Anchorage Pets must be on leash

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Fishing

MacMillan (Cathedral Grove)

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

West on Highway 4 just minutes from Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Pets must be on leash

Hiking

Little Qualicum Falls

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

On the Port Alberni Highway just minutes from MacMillan Park (Cathedral Grove). Cameron Lake and Beaufort are both accessed off Highway 4 en-route to MacMillan Park.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Playground Beach Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Hiking Bicycling

Kennedy Lake

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

The park is comprised of 2 sites along the south shore of Kennedy Lake, adjacent to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. On Hwy 4, 8 km east of the Pacific Rim Hwy/Hwy 4 junction.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing

Jedediah Island Marine – Jedediah Island

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

Situated between Lasqueti and Texada islands in the Sabine Channel of Georgia Strait. Access is by boat only from Lasqueti Island.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking

Horne Lake Caves

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

Central Vancouver Island Hwy. 19, take Horne Lake Exit #75 and follow gravel road along lake 12 km to parking lot.

Picnic sites Toilets Interpretive programs Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Hiking Bicycling Rock climbing Caving/spelunking Winter recreation

Hemer

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

On Holden Lake, 12 km south of Nanaimo. Take the Cedar Road turnoff from Highway 1 and follow directional signs to the park.

Picnic sites Pets must be on leash

Fishing Hiking

Gabriola Island – Gabriola Island

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

Take the BC Ferry from Nanaimo. All day-use areas are accessible by road.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Beach Pets must be on leash

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Bicycling

Englishman River Falls

Central Vancouver Island central-vancouver-island

13 km southwest of Parksville. Take Errington Road off Highway 4A, toward Port Alberni. Directional signs are posted on main highways.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Fishing Hiking Bicycling

South Vancouver Island

South Vancouver Island offers many spectacular parks to visit. At Goldstream Provincial Park, you will find massive trees as well as magnificent waterfalls, a meandering river that meets the sea, flowers, birds and fascinating fish; all a mere 16 km from downtown Victoria. On the west coast, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park offers scenic beauty, spectacular hiking, marine and wildlife viewing, and roaring surf in its course along the Pacific coastline of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

West Shawnigan Lake

South Vancouver Island south-vancouver-island

Off Hwy 1, at Shawnigan Lake. Access Park via Shawnigan Lake Road.

Picnic sites Toilets Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Bicycling

Sooke Potholes

South Vancouver Island south-vancouver-island

Off Sooke River Road, off Highway 4 west of Victoria.

Picnic sites Toilets Beach Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding

Koksilah River

South Vancouver Island south-vancouver-island

West of Shawnigan Lake on Southern Vancouver Island.

Picnic sites Toilets Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding

Juan de Fuca

South Vancouver Island south-vancouver-island

Vehicle access points along West Coast Highway 14 between Jordan River and Port Renfrew. China Beach campground is adjacent to Highway 14 east of China Beach day-use area, 35 km west of Sooke

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

John Dean

South Vancouver Island south-vancouver-island

Near Sidney. Access off Highway 17.

Picnic sites Pets must be on leash

Hiking Bicycling

Gowlland Tod

South Vancouver Island south-vancouver-island

East side of Saanich Inlet. 3 park access points: Tod Inlet, Mackenzie Bight, and Caleb Pike.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding

Gordon Bay

South Vancouver Island south-vancouver-island

35 km northwest of Duncan.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Goldstream

South Vancouver Island south-vancouver-island

16 km northwest of Victoria on the Trans Canada Highway.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Fishing Hiking Bicycling

French Beach

South Vancouver Island south-vancouver-island

Via Highway 14, 20 km west of Sooke. Directional signs posted.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Beach Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Cowichan River

South Vancouver Island south-vancouver-island

There are 3 main access points off Highway 18 north of Duncan.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding

Carmanah Walbran

South Vancouver Island south-vancouver-island

There are three access routes to the park via gravel roads from Lake Cowichan, Port Renfrew and Port Alberni.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash

Fishing Hiking Hunting

Bamberton

South Vancouver Island south-vancouver-island

45 km north of Victoria off Highway 1. Turn east off Highway 1 onto Mill Bay Road, near north end of scenic Malahat Drive. Bamberton Park is a 5-minute drive south of Mill Bay.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Beach Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Southern Gulf Islands

Located between Vancouver Island and the Vancouver Mainland, the Southern Gulf Islands make up of over a dozen large islands and a multitude of islets. On Salt Spring Island, visit Ruckle Provincial Park or take in the marvelous views from atop Mount Maxwell. Galiano Island has over 130 different species of birds and includes Montague Harbour Marine Provincial Park, with white sand and shell beaches, a tidal lagoon and towering forests.

Wallace Island Marine

Southern Gulf Islands southern-gulf-islands

Marine access only, in Trincomali Channel between Galiano Island and the northern tip of Salt Spring Island. Dock at Conover Cove on the SW side of the island. Dinghy dock at Princess Cove.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Water Toilets Anchorage Pets must be on leash

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing

Wakes Cove – Valdes Island

Southern Gulf Islands southern-gulf-islands

Marine access only, NE corner of Valdes Island.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Anchorage

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Wildlife viewing

Ruckle – Salt Spring Island

Southern Gulf Islands southern-gulf-islands

12 km from Fulford harbour at the end of Beaver Pt. Rd. on Salt Spring Island.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Wildlife viewing

Pirates Cove Marine – De Courcy Island

Southern Gulf Islands southern-gulf-islands

Marine access only. Located at the SE end of De Courcy Island, 16 km SE of Nanaimo.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Water Toilets Beach Anchorage Pets must be on leash

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Wildlife viewing

Mount Maxwell – Salt Spring Island

Southern Gulf Islands southern-gulf-islands

From ferry terminal, go south on the Fulford Ganges Road to Cranberry Road. Turn left at Mount Maxwell Road.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Pets must be on leash

Hiking Bicycling Wildlife viewing

Montague Harbour Marine Park – Galiano Island

Southern Gulf Islands southern-gulf-islands

Located on Montague Park Road, SW side of Galiano Island, approximately 10 km from the Sturdies Bay ferry terminal. BC Ferries provides vehicle and passenger service.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Beach Boat launch Anchorage Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Discovery Island Marine

Southern Gulf Islands southern-gulf-islands

Marine access only, 2 nautical miles East of Victoria, launch from Cattle Point. Enter on the southern part only; the northern portion is Indian Reserve land. Take caution of the many rocks and islets.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Toilets Pets must be on leash

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking

Dionisio Point – Galiano Island

Southern Gulf Islands southern-gulf-islands

At the northern tip of Galiano Island overlooking Porlier Pass. Marine access only.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Water Toilets Pets must be on leash

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Fishing Hiking Bicycling Wildlife viewing

Burgoyne Bay – Salt Spring Island

Southern Gulf Islands southern-gulf-islands

At the end of Burgoyne Bay Road off Fulford Ganges Road approximately 5 km NW of Fulford harbour.

Pets must be on leash

Hiking

Bodega Ridge – Galiano Island

Southern Gulf Islands southern-gulf-islands

Three-quarters of the way along the island from the ferry terminal. Access by Cottage Way from Porlier Pass Road.

Pets must be on leash

Fishing Hiking Hunting

Bellhouse – Galiano Island

Southern Gulf Islands southern-gulf-islands

Burrill Point, a short walk west from the ferry dock at Sturdies Bay on Galiano Island.

Picnic sites Toilets Pets must be on leash

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking

Sunshine Coast Parks

The Sunshine Coast is a short and relaxing ferry ride (www.bcferries.bc.ca) from Metro-Vancouver or Comox-Vancouver Island. Enjoy sandy beaches, old growth forests, marine life, tidal pools, coves, and tons of family friendly community activities! Porpoise Bay also has a creek and estuary to discover and Inland Lake boasts a wheelchair accessible trail around the entire lake. First Nations culture also thrives on the Sunshine Coast, with historic sites like the seashell middens of Saltery Bay and the Tems Swiya Museum, home to objects and historical artifacts of the Sechelt First Nation. There is something for everyone to enjoy on the Sunshine Coast!

Smuggler Cove Marine

Sunshine Coast Parks sunshine-coast-parks

Marine access - a small anchorage on the south side of Sechelt Peninsula near Secret Cove. Land access - hike 1 km from a parking lot off Hwy 101.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Wheelchair accessible Toilets Pets must be on leash

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking

Skookumchuck Narrows

Sunshine Coast Parks sunshine-coast-parks

Highway 101 past Sechelt and Madeira Park, take Egmont Road to parking lot (6km)

Toilets Pets must be on leash

Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Wildlife viewing

Sargeant Bay

Sunshine Coast Parks sunshine-coast-parks

8 km from Sechelt. Off Hwy 101 onto Redroofs Road.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Wildlife viewing

Saltery Bay

Sunshine Coast Parks sunshine-coast-parks

Campground - 1 km north of Saltery Bay Ferry Terminal on Highway 101. Day-use area 1.5 km past campground.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Toilets Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Wildlife viewing

Roberts Creek

Sunshine Coast Parks sunshine-coast-parks

To get to the day-use area follow Hwy 101 past Roberts Creek and turn left onto Flume Rd. The campground is another 2 km past Flume Rd off Hwy 101.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wheelchair accessible Water Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash

Swimming Fishing Bicycling

Porpoise Bay

Sunshine Coast Parks sunshine-coast-parks

South end of Sechelt Inlet, 4 km north of Sechelt off Highway 101.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Playground Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Inland Lake

Sunshine Coast Parks sunshine-coast-parks

North of Powell River. Turn up Haslam Street north of Cranberry Lake, left and continue 5 km, right at Inland Lake.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Wildlife viewing Hunting

Sea-To-Sky

The Sea to Sky area lives up to its name when it comes to provincial parks. Just a short drive from Vancouver, you can stay at marine parks such as Porteau Cove. Moving inland, visit Alice or Birkenhead Lakes to experience a full range of coastal camping activities. For the adventurous and energetic, you can climb to the sky with a hike at Mount Seymour or Garibaldi Provincial Parks. This area offers hundreds of campsites, seemingly endless trails, lakes and waterfalls, and of course, access to the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

Stawamus Chief

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

On Highway 99, 5 km south of Squamish.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Toilets Pets must be on leash

Hiking Rock climbing Wildlife viewing Winter recreation

Shannon Falls

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

Adjacent to Highway 99, 58 km north of Vancouver.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Hiking Bicycling Rock climbing

Porteau Cove

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

38 km north of Vancouver on Hwy 99.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Boat launch Anchorage Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping) Electricity

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Plumper Cove Marine

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

Boat access only. Plumper Cover is located on the west shore of Keats Island, across from Gibsons.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Anchorage Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Nairn Falls

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

On Highway 99, 32 km north of Whistler and 2 km south of Pemberton.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Anchorage Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Murrin

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

On Highway 99, 9 km south of Squamish.

Picnic sites Toilets Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Rock climbing Winter recreation

Mount Seymour

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

30 minutes from downtown Vancouver.

Group campsites Picnic sites Toilets Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding Winter recreation

Joffre Lakes

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

Off Hwy 99 east of Pemberton, BC on the Duffey Lake Road.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Pets must be on leash

Fishing Hiking Winter recreation

Halkett Bay

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

In Howe Sound, on south eastern shore of Gambier Island, 15 km from Horseshoe Bay.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Toilets Anchorage Pets must be on leash

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Garibaldi

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

Off Hwy 99 in the Coast Mountains, 70 km north of Vancouver.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Water Toilets Cabins, yurts or lodges for public use

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Duffey Lake

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

Located along Duffey Lake Road (Highway 99) about 35 km east of Pemberton, nearly midway to Lillooet. It is about a three hour drive from Vancouver.

Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking

Cypress

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

Access road off Hwy #1 and Hwy 99 in West Vancouver.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Pets must be on leash

Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Brandywine Falls

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

On Highway 99, 41 km north of Squamish.

Picnic sites Toilets Pets must be on leash

Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Birkenhead Lake

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

Birkenhead Lake is located 22 km west of D’Arcy and 90 km north of Whistler off Hwy 99.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Wildlife viewing Winter recreation

Alice Lake

Sea-to-Sky sea-to-sky

Alice Lake is located on Highway 99, 13 km north of Squamish.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping) Electricity

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Paddle boarding

Greater Vancouver

Some of the best outdoor adventures are experienced within the Greater Vancouver area. Visit the beautiful Golden Ears Provincial Park or Rolley Lake to boat, swim, fish, hike, bike, horseback ride; the list of opportunities goes on and on.

Peace Arch (Canadian Side)

Greater Vancouver greater-vancouver

40 km south of Vancouver at the Douglas Border Crossing.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Playground Pets must be on leash


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Rolley Lake

Greater Vancouver greater-vancouver

23 km northwest of Mission. Take Highway 7 to Maple Ridge and follow the signs.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Beach Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Golden Ears

Greater Vancouver greater-vancouver

11 km north of Maple Ridge via Highway 7.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding

Fraser Valley

Parks in the Fraser Valley such as Sasquatch, Silver Lake and Skagit Valley offer family friendly getaways within a few hours drive of anywhere in the Lower Mainland.

Skagit Valley

Fraser Valley fraser-valley

37 km southeast of Hope on the Silver-Skagit Road, adjacent to the Canada/USA border.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding

Silver Lake

Fraser Valley fraser-valley

12 km southwest of Hope at the east end of the Fraser Valley.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Cash Only

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Sasquatch

Fraser Valley fraser-valley

6 km north of Harrison Hot Springs. 


Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Paddle boarding

Cultus Lake

Fraser Valley fraser-valley

11 km southwest of Chilliwack.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Coquihalla Canyon

Fraser Valley fraser-valley

Off Highway 5, north of Hope.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Pets must be on leash

Hiking

Chilliwack Lake

Fraser Valley fraser-valley

64 km southeast of Chilliwack, 40 km down Chilliwack Lake Road.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding Hunting

Bridal Veil Falls

Fraser Valley fraser-valley

16km east of Chilliwack off Highway 1.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Pets must be on leash

Hiking Wildlife viewing

North Okanagan

The North Okanagan is fortunate to have many beautiful campgrounds located on amazing lakes. Ellison, Fintry, Kekuli Bay and Mabel Lake all offer some of the Okanagan’s finest camping opportunities. Check bcparks.ca to view impressive photo galleries, park updates and in depth descriptions of what each location has to offer.

Mara

North Okanagan

On the southeast side of Mara Lake, access from Highway 97A. From Highway 1, the park is 12 km south of Sicamous.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing

Mabel Lake

North Okanagan

60 km northeast from Vernon. Take Highway 6 east from Vernon to Lumby. Follow signs in Lumby turning north onto Mabel Lake Road for 36 km and 1 km of gravel road to Mabel Lake Park.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Kekuli Bay

North Okanagan

11 km south of Vernon off Highway 97.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Anchorage Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping) Overflow camping: Overflow camping

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Kalamalka Lake

North Okanagan

8 km south of Vernon off Highway 6.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Beach Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding

Fintry

North Okanagan

34 km north of Kelowna on Fintry Delta Road or 49 km south of Vernon on the northwest side of Okanagan Lake.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Beach Anchorage Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Ellison

North Okanagan

16 km from the junction of Highway 97 and 25th Avenue in Vernon.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Playground Beach Anchorage Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Rock climbing

Manning/Similkameen

The Manning/Similkameen area features large parks such as Cathedral that are guaranteed to engage the adventurous backcountry visitor but also offers small, quaint parks like Bromley Rock or Stemwinder that provide an ideal base camp to explore the area’s mining heritage.

Stemwinder

Manning/Similkameen manning-similkameen

35 km east of Princeton on Highway 3.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash

Fishing Bicycling

Otter Lake

Manning/Similkameen manning-similkameen

On Coalmont Road which is a 38 km paved road.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Manning (E.C. Manning)

Manning/Similkameen manning-similkameen

The Resort and main area of the Park is about 70 km from both Hope and Princeton.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping) Cabins, yurts or lodges for public use

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Wildlife viewing Horseback riding Winter recreation

Cathedral

Manning/Similkameen manning-similkameen

3 km west of Keremeos off Highway 3. Take Ashnola Road from the highway and cross a red covered bridge. 10 km later the pavement ends and the Ashnola Forest Service Road, which leads into the park, begins. This road extends 48 km upstream to the south end of the Ashnola Valley.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Cabins, yurts or lodges for public use No dogs allowed

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Rock climbing Wildlife viewing Horseback riding

Bromley Rock

Manning/Similkameen manning-similkameen

21 km east of Princeton on the Similkameen River right off Highway 3.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Bicycling

Allison Lake

Manning/Similkameen manning-similkameen

28 km north of Princeton along Highway 5A.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Bicycling

South/Central Okanagan

For those looking for a place to swim, to take a boat ride or to relax for a few days, South/ Central Okanagan has everything you need. With several parks situated right at the edge of Okanagan Lake, you are sure to find an ideal spot to fall in love with. There are numerous activities for the entire family including horseback riding, cycling, touring on land and water, rock climbing, wildlife and bird watching, and so much more.

Vaseux Lake

South/Central Okanagan south-central-okanagan

25 km south of Penticton on Highway 97.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Sun-Oka

South/Central Okanagan south-central-okanagan

3 km south of Summerland off the main highway.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Playground Beach Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Hiking Bicycling

Okanagan Mountain

South/Central Okanagan south-central-okanagan

East side of Okanagan Lake south of Kelowna and north of Naramata.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Anchorage Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding

Okanagan Lake

South/Central Okanagan south-central-okanagan

11 km north of Summerland on Highway 97.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Playground Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Okanagan Falls (sx̌ʷəx̌ʷnitkʷ)

South/Central Okanagan south-central-okanagan

500 metres from the junction of Green Lake Road and Highway 97.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash

Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Kickininee

South/Central Okanagan south-central-okanagan

Located 8 to 10 km north of Penticton off Hwy 97.

Picnic sites Water Toilets Beach Boat launch No dogs allowed

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing

Inkaneep

South/Central Okanagan south-central-okanagan

6 km north of Oliver on Highway 97.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash

Canoeing/kayaking Hiking Bicycling

Haynes Point (sẁiẁs)

South/Central Okanagan south-central-okanagan

2 km south of Osoyoos off Highway 97.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Bicycling

Bear Creek

South/Central Okanagan south-central-okanagan

Turn north on Westside Road off Highway 97, 9 km west of Kelowna.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Boundary Region

The abundance of camping, outdoor recreation, and wilderness opportunities in the Okanagan/ Boundary Region is limitless. Whether you are looking for biking, hiking, swimming, fishing, river floating, kayaking or just some rest and relaxation, you’ve come to the right spot! This region offers incredibly diverse camping opportunities and boasts incredible parks for you to enjoy. The Boundary Region is one of BC’s premier locations that offers popular family campgrounds such as Kettle River and Texas Creek. Be sure to stop in at some of the hidden gems in this neck of the woods; tranquil destinations such as Conkle Lake, Jewel Lake, and Johnstone Creek are waiting to be discovered! Explore BC Parks in the Boundary Region; you’re sure to find a spot that you’ll fall in love with.

Nancy Green

Boundary Region

26 km west of Castlegar on Highway 3

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Kettle River

Boundary Region

5 km north of Rock Creek on Hwy 33.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Johnstone Creek

Boundary Region

5 km west of Rock Creek on Highway 3.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash

Hiking Bicycling

Jewel Lake

Boundary Region

12 km from Highway 3 east of Greenwood.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Bicycling

Gladstone/Texas Creek

Boundary Region

20 km northeast of Grand Forks on Highway 3 at the north end of Christina Lake.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding Hunting Winter recreation

Conkle Lake

Boundary Region

The best access road is off of Highway 3 about 6km east of Bridesville. Follow Johnstone Creek Road for 25 km to the park. It is a maintained gravel road and takes approximately 40 minutes from the highway turnoff. Other access points off of Highway 33 and from OK Falls are not well marked and are unmaintained forestry roads that are not suitable for vehicle traffic.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Christina Lake

Boundary Region

Off Hwy 3, in the town of Christina Lake.

Picnic sites Water Toilets Beach No dogs allowed

Swimming

Boundary Creek

Boundary Region

4 km west of Greenwood on Highway 3.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash

Fishing Bicycling

West Kootenay

West Kootenay region parks offer a myriad of amenities and activities to suit any vacationer. Martha, Blanket and McDonald Creek parks offer a holiday destination for relaxed family fun. Arrow Lakes and Summit Lake are popular for boating and fishing. Rosebery is closely located to the historic Galena trail for your mountain biking adventure. Check in to Kokanee Creek, an ideal base camp for those wishing to explore the area’s long mining history or pay a visit to the most family friendly backcountry park, Kokanee Glacier. For the climbing and mountaineering enthusiast, the area is bursting with opportunities such as the awe-striking Valhalla Provincial Park.

Summit Lake

West Kootenay North west-kootenay-south west-kootenay-north west-kootenay-north

On Hwy 6, located 18 km SE of Nakusp.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping) Credit cards accepted

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Rosebery

West Kootenay North west-kootenay-south west-kootenay-north west-kootenay-north

30 km southeast of Nakusp, and 3 km north of New Denver on Highway 6 on the bank of Wilson Creek, across from historic Rosebery on the shores of spectacular Slocan Lake.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed

Hiking Bicycling

McDonald Creek

West Kootenay North west-kootenay-south west-kootenay-north west-kootenay-north

On the shores of Upper Arrow Lake, 16 km south of Nakusp on Highway 6.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping) Credit cards accepted Electricity

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Bicycling

Martha Creek

West Kootenay North west-kootenay-south west-kootenay-north west-kootenay-north

17 km north of Revelstoke on Hwy 23.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Anchorage Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping) Credit cards accepted

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Blanket Creek

West Kootenay North west-kootenay-south west-kootenay-north west-kootenay-north

24 km south of Revelstoke on Hwy 23.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Rock climbing

Arrow Lakes (Shelter Bay)

West Kootenay North west-kootenay-south west-kootenay-north west-kootenay-north

50 km south of Revelstoke on Highway 23 South, along the shores of Upper Arrow Lake Reservoir, close to the Shelter Bay/Galena Bay Ferry.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Bicycling

Syringa

West Kootenay South west-kootenay-south west-kootenay-north west-kootenay-south

19 km northwest of Castlegar on Broadwater Road.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Kootenay Lake (Davis Creek and Lost Lodge)

West Kootenay South west-kootenay-south west-kootenay-north west-kootenay-south

North of Kaslo on Highway 31, situated on the northwestern shore of Kootenay Lake.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing

Kokanee Creek

West Kootenay South west-kootenay-south west-kootenay-north west-kootenay-south

19 km east of Nelson on Highway 3A.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping) Electricity

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Grohman Narrows

West Kootenay South west-kootenay-south west-kootenay-north west-kootenay-south

About 4 km west of Nelson on Highway 3A along the Kootenay River.

Picnic sites Pets must be on leash

Hiking

Cody Caves

West Kootenay South west-kootenay-south west-kootenay-north west-kootenay-south

3 km north of Ainsworth on Hwy 31, off highway on 10 km gravel road.

Picnic sites Toilets

Hiking Caving/spelunking

Champion Lakes

West Kootenay South west-kootenay-south west-kootenay-north west-kootenay-south

6 km northeast of Fruitvale off Highway 3B, or 8 km west of Highways 3 and 3B junction.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

East Kootenay

East Kootenay region offers a treat for the nature lover. Parks such as Premier Lake and Mount Assiniboine, with the abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, never fail to captivate visitors’ imaginations. Perhaps, stop over at sunny, family-friendly Kikomun Creek Provincial Park, the vacation haven of Moyie Lake or one of several smaller, easily accessible parks. Or, for the history buffs, the area also offers a step back into the 1890’s to the pioneer boomtown of Fort Steele Heritage Town.

Yahk

East Kootenay South east-kootenay-south east-kootenay-north east-kootenay-south

Along Highway 3/95, 70 km south of Cranbrook.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Fishing Bicycling

Norbury Lake

East Kootenay South east-kootenay-south east-kootenay-north east-kootenay-south

18 km north from Highway 3 and 16 km south from Highway 93/95 near Cranbrook.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Moyie Lake

East Kootenay South east-kootenay-south east-kootenay-north east-kootenay-south

20 km south of Cranbrook off Highway 3/95.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Lockhart Beach

East Kootenay South east-kootenay-south east-kootenay-north east-kootenay-south

40 km north of Creston on Highway 3A or 19 km south of Crawford Bay on Highway 3A.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding

Kikomun Creek

East Kootenay South east-kootenay-south east-kootenay-north east-kootenay-south

From the east, turn off Highway 3, 3 km west of the Highway 3/93 junction at Elko. The park entrance is 8 km to the west. From the west, turn off Highway 3 at Jaffray, and the park is 16 km south.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping) Cabins, yurts or lodges for public use

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Jimsmith Lake

East Kootenay South east-kootenay-south east-kootenay-north east-kootenay-south

5 km east of Cranbrook on Highway 3/95.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Wasa Lake

East Kootenay North east-kootenay-south east-kootenay-north east-kootenay-north

40 km north of Cranbrook or 102 km south of Radium Hot Springs and 1 km east of Highway 93/95.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping) Off-leash dog area

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Premier Lake

East Kootenay North east-kootenay-south east-kootenay-north east-kootenay-north

Access is from Highway 93/95, 72 km north of Cranbrook; the well-marked turnoff leads east to a 15 km paved and gravel road to the park.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Bicycling Winter recreation

Mount Fernie

East Kootenay North east-kootenay-south east-kootenay-north east-kootenay-north

3 km south of Fernie on Highway 3.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Mount Assiniboine

East Kootenay North east-kootenay-south east-kootenay-north east-kootenay-north

West of the BC-Alberta border 48 km southwest of Banff. Park access is by trail or helicopter only.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Boat launch Anchorage Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping) Cabins, yurts or lodges for public use

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Rock climbing Horseback riding Caving/spelunking Hunting Winter recreation

James Chabot

East Kootenay North east-kootenay-south east-kootenay-north east-kootenay-north

At the north end of Windermere Lake, 3 km off Highway 93/95 at the Invermere access road, 2 km from Invermere town center.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Playground Beach Cash Only No dogs allowed

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing

Dry Gulch

East Kootenay North east-kootenay-south east-kootenay-north east-kootenay-north

4.5 km south of Radium Hot Springs off Highway 93/95.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Hiking

Wells Gray

Wells Gray Provincial Park is world-renowned for its amazing scenery, pristine wilderness and outdoor adventures. Home to Helmcken Falls, a waterfall three times the height of Niagara and Murtle Lake, North America’s largest canoe only lake, Wells Gray is a must visit on your trip to the Thompson Region.

North Thompson River

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5 km south of Clearwater, just off Highway 5.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Pets must be on leash

Swimming Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Wells Gray – Spahats Creek

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10 km north of Clearwater on Clearwater Valley Road.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Pets must be on leash

Hiking

Wells Gray – Pyramid

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42 km on the park road, then 1 km east at turn off.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash

Fishing Hiking

Wells Gray – Murtle Lake

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27 km west from Highway 5 at Blue River, and then a 2.5 km portage.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Toilets Campfires allowed Beach No dogs allowed

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking

Wells Gray – Mahood Lake

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Access off Highway 24 at Bridge Lake or Highway 97 at 100 Mile House.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Hiking

Wells Gray – Helmcken Falls

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45 km from Clearwater Information Centre on the park road.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Pets must be on leash

Hiking Winter recreation

Wells Gray – Clearwater Lake/Falls Creek

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Along the best-known access route into Wells Gray Park from Clearwater; 65 km from information centre on the park road.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping) Cabins, yurts or lodges for public use

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking

Wells Gray – Clearwater Lake/Azure lake

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Camping accessible only by boat, water taxi, or canoe from south end of lake.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking

Merritt

The Thompson Region’s geodiversity is striking. Near Merritt, you will find desert oases and carved rock canyons, as well as numerous great rock climbing areas. While you’re there, hike the old Cariboo Wagon Trail for a taste of the region’s interesting history. The area offers fantastic kid friendly fishing holes too!

Skihist

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6 km east of Lytton on Hwy 1.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Fishing Hiking

Monck

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22 km north of Merritt off Highway 5A & Monck Park Rd on Nicola Lake.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Marble Canyon

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A half hour east of Lillooet off Hwy 99.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Water Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Rock climbing

Kentucky Alleyne

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38 km south of Merritt off Highway 5A & Bates Rd.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking

Juniper Beach

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19 km east of Cache Creek on Highway 1, on the north shore of the Thompson River.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Beach Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping) Electricity

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking

Goldpan

Merritt merritt

On the south shore of the Thompson River, 10 km south of Spences Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing

Alexandra Bridge

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40 km north of Hope via the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy #1).

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Thompson River and Shuswap

The Thompson River and Shuswap area is a boater’s paradise. Shuswap Lake Provincial Park allows access to the extremely popular lake as well as boat accessible Copper Island. For those who are land based, the area offers fantastic hot weather, beaches and various outdoor, family friendly activities.

White Lake

Thompson River and Shuswap thompson-river-and-shuswap

10 km northeast of Highway 1 from Balmoral (west of Salmon Arm); the last 2 km on a logging road.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Toilets Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing

Silver Beach

Thompson River and Shuswap thompson-river-and-shuswap

Water access - north end of Seymour Arm of Shuswap Lake. Land access - from Highway 1 at Squilax, it is 83 km, with 42 km on gravel.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Bicycling

Shuswap Lake Marine

Thompson River and Shuswap thompson-river-and-shuswap

Water access only with launch facilities located around Shuswap Lake. 3 of the areas have vehicle access as well.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Boat launch

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking

Shuswap Lake

Thompson River and Shuswap thompson-river-and-shuswap

19 km off Highway 1 at Squilax exit, on the north shore of the main arm of Shuswap Lake.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Roderick Haig-Brown

Thompson River and Shuswap thompson-river-and-shuswap

On both sides of the Adams River, 5 km from Highway 1 at Squilax.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Pets must be on leash

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Wildlife viewing Winter recreation

Niskonlith Lake

Thompson River and Shuswap thompson-river-and-shuswap

Up 8 km of gravel road, northwest from Highway 1 at Chase.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Herald

Thompson River and Shuswap thompson-river-and-shuswap

14 km west of Salmon Arm on Hwy 1.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Adams Lake (Bush Creek Site)

Thompson River and Shuswap thompson-river-and-shuswap

On the southwestern shore of Adams Lake, 15 km from Highway 1 at Squilax. Take the Holding / Adams Lake West road- off the Squilax-Anglemont Rd.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Kamloops

In the Kamloops area, sandy cliffs and dry arid rolling hills provide an ideal playground for mountain bikers and ATV enthusiasts. While visiting Kamloops, drop by the BC Wildlife Park, showcasing the best of the region’s indigenous wildlife including Grizzly bears, cougars, lynx, and Burrowing owls.

Walloper

Kamloops kamloops

1 km from the Coquihalla Highway on Hwy 5, 37 km south of Kamloops.

Picnic sites Toilets Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Tunkwa

Kamloops kamloops

25 km south of Savona or 16 km north of Logan Lake on the Tunkwa Lake Road.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding

Steelhead

Kamloops kamloops

At the outlet of Kamloops Lake in Savona, 40 km west of Kamloops on Hwy 1.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Beach Pets must be on leash Cash Only Electricity

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Roche Lake

Kamloops kamloops

36 km southeast of Kamloops via gravel road from Hwy 5A at the north end of Trapp Lake.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Paul Lake

Kamloops kamloops

Off Hwy 5, 4 km north of Kamloops, then take Pinantan Road 19 km to the campground.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

McConnell

Kamloops kamloops

7 km from the Coquihalla Highway on Hwy 5, 37 km south of Kamloops.

Picnic sites Water Toilets Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Winter recreation

Lac Le Jeune

Kamloops kamloops

5 km from the Coquihalla Highway, 37 km south of Kamloops.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast was discovered during the gold rush a century and a half ago and offers visitors a true “Wild West” experience. The region is built for exploration and discovery. From lazy days in the saddle to the chance to make your own little gold strike, set up camp at one of the region’s spectacular provincial parks and let the adventures begin!T he Cariboo has the world-renowned Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit, Barkerville Historic Town and a section of highway known as the “fishing highway” (Highway 24 between Lone Butte and Little Fort). The road has more than 100 lakes within an hours’ drive. Set up base camp at Bridge Lake and Green Lake to experience this region.

The Chilcotin stretches west beyond the Fraser River to the peaks of the Coast Mountain Range. Visitors can hike beyond the trails, fish in isolated lakes and raft thrilling whitewater. Don’t miss the volcanic mountains of Tweedsmuir (South) Provincial Park, one of B.C.’s last truly great wilderness areas. The park has enough access points to make it worth the trip for even the average outdoor enthusiast.

The Coast offers adventurers wanting to get off the well-trod beaten path over 15,000 km of awe-inspiring coastline scattered with coves, inlets and rocky shores. The Coast has some of the world’s best saltwater fishing and wildlife viewing of sea birds, whales and porpoises.

Tweedsmuir (South)

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cariboo-chilcotin-coast

Located on Highway 20, approximately 400 km west of Williams Lake, between Anahim Lake and Bella Coola. The gravel and paved highway is well maintained. The Bella Coola Hill is a 9 km section of up to 18 percent grade, a significant slope for any vehicle.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cabins, yurts or lodges for public use

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Hunting Winter recreation

Ts’il-os

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cariboo-chilcotin-coast

Southwest of Williams Lake off Highway 20 onto gravel road for 60 to 120 km depending on campground.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Rock climbing Horseback riding Hunting Winter recreation

Ten Mile Lake

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cariboo-chilcotin-coast

12 km north of Quesnel on Hwy 97.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Puntchesakut Lake

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cariboo-chilcotin-coast

40 km west of Quesnel on Nazko Road.

Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Waterskiing Fishing Bicycling Winter recreation

Pinnacles

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cariboo-chilcotin-coast

8 km west of Quesnel on Pinnacles Road.

Toilets Pets must be on leash

Bicycling

Lac La Hache

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cariboo-chilcotin-coast

On Highway 97, 13 km north of Lac La hache.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Horsefly Lake

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cariboo-chilcotin-coast

65 km from 150 Mile House off Highway 97 (10 km well-maintained gravel).

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Campfires allowed Playground Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Wildlife viewing

Green Lake

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cariboo-chilcotin-coast

16 km NE of 70 Mile House off Highway 97 along North Bonaparte Road, or 18 km south of Highway 24 at Lone Butte, signs from Watch Lake Road.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding

Downing

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cariboo-chilcotin-coast

18 km southwest of Clinton off Highway 97 turn at Kelly Lake Road.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Bicycling

Chasm

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cariboo-chilcotin-coast

Along Chasm Creek, 16 km north of Clinton on Highway 97, then 4 km east onto paved road or 15 km southwest of 70 Mile House, off Highway 97.

Picnic sites Toilets

Hiking Bicycling Wildlife viewing Horseback riding Hunting

Bull Canyon

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cariboo-chilcotin-coast

6 km west of Alexis Creek, off Highway 20.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash

Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Bridge Lake

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cariboo-chilcotin-coast

51 km east of 100 Mile House, along Highway 24.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Waterskiing Fishing Bicycling

Big Bar Lake

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cariboo-chilcotin-coast

42 km northwest of Clinton on Highway 97 (34 km gravel).

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Playground Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Bowron Lake

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast cariboo-chilcotin-coast

27 km from Barkerville on a wide, well-graded dirt road.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping) Cabins, yurts or lodges for public use

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Terrace/Prince Rupert

The Terrace/Prince Rupert area is truly a fisherman’s paradise. Millions of salmon return to the Skeena River each year and northern lakes and rivers team with trout, char or grayling. The area is also home to the Kermode “Spirit Bear.” Lucky visitors may get a glimpse of a Kermode on highways or back roads around Terrace. So take your time through the region and watch out for bears!

First Nations communities welcome visitors to the villages that have been their home for hundreds of years. Several communities have interpretive centers such as the BC Parks Visitor Center in Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park. It showcases Canada’s most recent volcanic eruption and is the meeting point for the Crater Trail hiking tour.

Prudhomme Lake

Terrace/Prince Rupert terrace-prince-rupert

16 km East of Prince Rupert on Hwy 16.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wheelchair accessible Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Bicycling

Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Nisga’a (Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park)

Terrace/Prince Rupert terrace-prince-rupert

90 kms north of Terrace on the Nisgaa Highway

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cabins, yurts or lodges for public use

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Hunting Winter recreation

Lakelse Lake

Terrace/Prince Rupert terrace-prince-rupert

20 km south of Terrace and 40 km north of Kitimat on Highway 37.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Kleanza Creek

Terrace/Prince Rupert terrace-prince-rupert

15 km east of Terrace’s Hwy 16 and Hwy 37 junction.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Exchamsiks River

Terrace/Prince Rupert terrace-prince-rupert

50 km west of Terrace.

Wheelchair accessible Toilets Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Fishing Hiking

Diana Lake

Terrace/Prince Rupert terrace-prince-rupert

16 km east of Prince Rupert on Highway 16.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Pets must be on leash

Swimming Windsurfing Hiking

Smithers/Highway 37

The provincial parks located along the Smithers/Highway 37 are perfectly placed to accommodate the traveller on the move. No matter how much or how little you wish to roam between camping destinations, there will be a hidden gem awaiting your arrival.

Wildlife viewing is a popular activity throughout this area, with grizzly and black bears, mountain goats, mountain sheep, and more. Keep your eye out for a glimpse of nature at its best.

Tyhee Lake

Smithers/Highway 37 smithers-highway-37

2 km off Highway 16 at Telkwa, 12 km east of Smithers.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Anchorage Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Tweedsmuir (North)

Smithers/Highway 37 smithers-highway-37

Access by boat on Ootsa and Whitesail Lakes are main access routes to the park area. Park is between Burns Lake and Houston.

Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Cabins, yurts or lodges for public use

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Hunting

Seeley Lake

Smithers/Highway 37 smithers-highway-37

8 km west of New hazelton on Hwy 16.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking

Meziadin Lake

Smithers/Highway 37 smithers-highway-37

153 Km north of Highway 16 /37 Junction and 1 km south of Highway 37 / 37A Junction.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Anchorage Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Bicycling

Kinaskan Lake

Smithers/Highway 37 smithers-highway-37

208 km north of Meziadin Junction (Highway 37 / 37A).

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Driftwood Canyon

Smithers/Highway 37 smithers-highway-37

18 km north of Smithers on Old Babine Lake Road.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash

Hiking

Boya Lake

Smithers/Highway 37 smithers-highway-37

Located 81 km south of Cassiar / Alaska Highway Junction.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands

Naikoon Provincial Park on the Queen Charlotte Islands is the province’s most westerly park, and offers a unique experience to hike sandy beaches, view spectacular sunsets or to brave an occasional storm. View the natural forces that have shaped this archipelago, or you can go there to just relax and get away.

Pure Lake

Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands haida-gwaii-queen-charlotte-islands

23 km south of Masset along Hwy 16.

Picnic sites Toilets Campfires allowed Beach Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking

Naikoon – Tow Hill

Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands haida-gwaii-queen-charlotte-islands

2 km east of Agate Beach Campground.

Picnic sites

Hiking

Naikoon – Tlell River

Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands haida-gwaii-queen-charlotte-islands

45 km north of Skidegate.

Picnic sites Toilets

Hiking

Naikoon – Mayer Lake

Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands haida-gwaii-queen-charlotte-islands

12 km north of the Tlell River Bridge.

Picnic sites Toilets Boat launch


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Naikoon – Misty Meadows Campground

Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands haida-gwaii-queen-charlotte-islands

1 km south of Tlell River Bridge along Yellowhead Highway 16.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cabins, yurts or lodges for public use

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Hunting

Naikoon – Agate Beach Campground

Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands haida-gwaii-queen-charlotte-islands

28 km east of Masset along Tow Hill Road.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Hunting

Highways 16 27 97

Branching Highways 16, 27 and 97 offer nature enthusiasts a wealth of wildlife viewing opportunities. The Fraser Plateau accounts for nearly half of the entire region. It is a comparatively flat-forested area with numerous lakes, small streams and marshlands. It is known as the heart of moose country. From spawning salmon to roaming moose, you’re sure to experience nature at its best. Be sure to keep your camera handy, as you never know what you will come across. Crooked River Provincial Park lies within the Fraser Basin and contains three beautiful lakes within this 970-hectare park. The centre of activity for this park, an hour drive north of Prince George, is beach-fringed Bear Lake. The fine, sandy beaches are some of the best in the region and popular with swimmers and sunbathers.

Whiskers Point

Highways 16 27 97 highways-16-27-97

130 km north of Prince George on Highway 97 on a peninsula reaching out into McLeod Lake.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Hunting

West Lake

Highways 16 27 97 highways-16-27-97

22 km southwest of Prince George on Blackwater Road, on the north shore of West Lake.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Winter recreation

Tudyah Lake

Highways 16 27 97 highways-16-27-97

9 km north of McLeod on Highway 97.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Waterskiing Winter recreation

Sowchea Bay

Highways 16 27 97 highways-16-27-97

100 km west of Prince George on Highway 16 to Vanderhoof. From there, 55 km north on Highway 27 to Fort St. James and another 20 km west on Sowchea Bay Road.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing

Purden Lake

Highways 16 27 97 highways-16-27-97

64 kms east of Prince George on Yellowhead Highway 16.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Hiking Bicycling Hunting

Paarens Beach

Highways 16 27 97 highways-16-27-97

11 km from Fort St. James on the south shore of Stuart Lake.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Eskers

Highways 16 27 97 highways-16-27-97

40 km northwest of Prince George off Highway 97 onto Chief Lake Road for 27 km.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Pets must be on leash

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Crooked River

Highways 16 27 97 highways-16-27-97

70 km north of Prince George on Highway 97.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Carp Lake

Highways 16 27 97 highways-16-27-97

134 km west of Prince George on Highway 16.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Beaumont

Highways 16 27 97 highways-16-27-97

134 km west of Prince George on Highway 16.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Mount Robson

The Omineca Region boasts the majestic Omineca Mountain range to the north, and to the east, the terrain rises to the highest point in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson. Mount Robson Provincial Park, established by a special act of the British Columbia legislature in 1913, is the second oldest park in B.C.’s park system. It was designated part of the Rocky Mountains World Heritage Site in 1990 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The hiking trails in scenic Mount Robson Park are a popular destination, from the extreme backcountry enthusiast to the casual day hiker and attracting climbers from all over the world. Mountain biking is also popular and the Berg Lake Trail is regularly shared by mountain bikers, hikers and backpackers. Winter adventure is prevalent. There are four designated cross-country ski areas to choose from with miles of groomed, well-signed trails.

Rearguard Falls

Mount Robson mount-robson

On Hwy 16, 11 km west of Mount Robson Provincial Park’s west gate.

Toilets Pets must be on leash

Hiking

Mount Robson

Mount Robson mount-robson

Access on Highway 16, just west of the BC/Alberta border & east of Tete Jaune Cache.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Group campsites Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Showers Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Rock climbing Horseback riding Winter recreation

Jackman Flats

Mount Robson mount-robson

10 km north of Valemount on Hwy 5.

Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Toilets Pets must be on leash

Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

North Peace

The impressive Rocky Mountains and their foothills dominate the North Peace, comprising roughly 8 million ha (20 million acres) of land. The Northern Rocky Mountains are the largest roadless landscape south of the 60th parallel, as well as one of the richest and most varied intact large wildlife ecosystems remaining in North America. As a treat for the weary traveller in this area, visit Liard River Hot Springs for a relaxing dip in a beautiful natural setting.

Kiskatinaw

North Peace north-peace

28 km north of Dawson Creek off Highway 97 along the banks of the Kiskatinaw River near a historic curved wooden trestle bridge.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Playground Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Swimming Fishing Wildlife viewing

Charlie Lake

North Peace north-peace

11 km north of Fort St. John at the junction of the Alaskan Highway and Highway 29.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Interpretive programs Playground Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling

Beatton

North Peace north-peace

13 km northwest of Fort St. John off Highway 97.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Winter recreation

Stone Mountain

North Peace north-peace

Km 595 on the Alaskan Highway, 140 km west of Fort Nelson.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Water Toilets Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Canoeing/kayaking Fishing Hiking Bicycling Horseback riding Hunting Winter recreation

Muncho Lake

North Peace north-peace

Km 681 of the Alaskan Highway.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Water Toilets Campfires allowed Boat launch Pets must be on leash

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Hunting Winter recreation

Liard River Hot Springs

North Peace north-peace

Km 765 of the Alaskan Highway, 317 km northwest of Fort Nelson.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Playground Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Hiking Bicycling

South Peace

The South Peace region consists of gently rolling plains and golden wheat fields. This beautiful landscape surrounding the Peace River is more similar to the prairies than the rest of the province. Lakes and rivers, and mountains are scattered throughout the region and offer some of the most beautiful stretches of highway in British Columbia. With its unique scenery and vast resources, the South Peace District prides itself on standing out from the rest of British Columbia.

Monkman

South Peace south-peace

Located on Murray River Rd, 60 km south of Tumbler Ridge.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Wheelchair accessible Water Campfires allowed Pets must be on leash

Fishing Hiking Bicycling Wildlife viewing Caving/spelunking Hunting Winter recreation

Gwillim Lake

South Peace south-peace

Located 56 km southeast of Chetwynd; take Highway 29 south off Highway 97 (paved access).

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Wilderness/backcountry/walk-in camping Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Playground Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Swimming Scuba diving/snorkeling Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Hiking Bicycling Rock climbing Wildlife viewing Horseback riding Hunting Winter recreation

Swan Lake

South Peace south-peace

35 km southeast of Dawson Creek off Highway 2.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Cash Only

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Fishing Bicycling

Moberly Lake

South Peace south-peace

25 km northwest of Chetwynd off of Highway 29.

Vehicle accessible camping facilities Picnic sites Wheelchair accessible Water Toilets Sani-station/dump facilities Campfires allowed Playground Beach Boat launch Pets must be on leash Reservations available (through Discover Camping)

Swimming Canoeing/kayaking Windsurfing Waterskiing Fishing Bicycling