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BC Provincial Parks

STAY WITH US AND EXPERIENCE THE BC WILDERNESS

At Alpine Meadows, we are lucky to be at the gateway to the amazing Wells Gray Park. It’s easy to fall in love with this awe-inspiring natural paradise. Come for a visit, and discover one of the world’s richest outdoor destinations.


ALPINE MEADOWS & BC’S PROVICIAL PARKS

Our proximity to six British Columbia Provincial Parks makes us the perfect destination for vacationers and outdoor adventurers seeking fresh air, forests, recreation activities and a diverse natural environment. The parks offer untamed adventure for those who need a burst of adrenaline. For those looking to escape and relax alongside the beauty of the area, there are many gentle opportunities available, too.
Explore this wonderful natural environment and discover British Columbia.


Wells Gray Provincial Park

Wells Gray Provincial Park covers over 5000 square km of pure wilderness. Located near Clearwater, BC, the park is located in the North Thompson Okanagan, along the Yellowhead Highway 5 and links Jasper Alberta to Kamloops BC. For many visitors, Wells Gray is the perfect stop on their travels between BC and Alberta. Wells Gray park is a world-class destination for canoeing, rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, hiking, and wilderness adventure. It is the perfect vacation location for discovering the sheer beauty of British Columbia nature and wilderness.

Within one park you will wander lush alpine meadows and majestic forests. You can fish a big lake or paddle a river. You are surrounded by the Caribou Mountains. Wells Gray Provincial Park provides visitors with the true essence of British Columbia and Canada.

Wells Gray Provincial Park is just one hour’s drive from Alpine Meadows Resort.

Highlights of Wells Gray Park

  • The park is known for its impressive waterfalls
  • Enjoy a scenic float down the North Thompson River
  • Get a nature rush on a white water rafting adventure
  • Surround yourself with nature as you hike or bike the many trails
  • Discover the area on a gentle horseback riding trail ride
  • Catch your dinner as you fish one of the area’s lakes or rivers
  • Glimpse wildlife in their natural environment
  • There are many short, easy walks from the main road that lead to impressive lookouts
  • Murtle Lake, located within the park, is world famous as the largest non-motorized, paddle-only lake in North America.

Dunn Peak Provincial Park

Dunn Peak park stretches from the North Thompson River in the west to the bottom of Harper Creek in the east. This protected area has considerable areas of undisturbed old-growth forest, as well as many lakes.

As a large wilderness area, it is noted for its wildlife, outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities and spectacular mountain scenery.

The landscape is punctuated by many snow-capped mountain peaks and hikers should be aware that mountain weather is unpredictable and snow year-round is common in Dunn Peak.

Highlights of Dunn Peak

  • Climbers will enjoy the many mountaineering opportunities in the area
  • There are many trails for hiking and biking
  • There are spectacular panoramic views
  • This is a great location for wildlife viewing
  • Fishing is a fun area activity

Emar Lakes Provincial Park

Located around Little Fort BC, Emar Lakes Provincial Park is made up of a chain of large and small lakes in a beautiful, forest setting.

Highlights of Emar Lakes Provincial Park

  • Paddlers will enjoy discovering the park from their canoe. The park provides an ideal circular canoe route with short portages
  • The park provides habitat for moose, Black Tern, Common Loon, Ruffed Grouse and Great Horned Owl
  • Hiking
  • Fishing

North Thompson River Provincial Park

Located near the confluence of the Clearwater and North Thompson Rivers, the park includes a riverside picnic area, a playground and many hiking and biking trails.

The park is open from May to September and provides basic facilities for camping.

Highlights of North Thompson River Provincial Park

  • A wading/swimming area is located on a back eddy where the Clearwater River flows into the North Thompson
  • Canoeing and kayaking are superb
  • There are many trails for hiking and biking
  • The park is a good fishing destination. Rainbow Trout, Chinook Salmon and Dolly Varden are available

Taweel Provincial Park

Within Taweel Provincial Park, visitors will enjoy the large lake, connected with a trail network to small lakes. Visitors to Taweel Provincial Park should be prepared for a wilderness environment as there is no vehicle access within the park.

Highlights of Taweel Provincial Park

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • The scenic beauty of BC nature
  • Wildlife Viewing

Upper Adams Provincial Park

The Upper Adams River Provincial park is a long, narrow strip that roughly follows the Upper Adams River, from the north end of Adams Lake to a point north of Tum Tum Lake. You can access the park from Highway 5 south of Barriere, from Agate Bay Road, from Trans Canada Highway 1 at Squilax, and from Highway 5 at Vavenby.

Highlights of Upper Adams River Provincial Park

  • The park protects a variety of habitats for otters, elk, moose and black bears
  • The river contains rainbow trout, bull trout and white fish
  • Sockeye, Chinook and Coho Salmon are in TumTum Lake
  • This area is breathtakingly beautiful
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