Provincial Parks of the Thompson Nicola
Lake | Blanket Creek | Chasm
ADAMS LAKE PROVINCIAL RECREATION AREA
Herald | Juniper | Kentucky-Alleyne
| Lac Le Jeune
Loon Lake | Marble Canyon
| Martha Creek | Monck
Mount Robson | Niskonlith
Lake | North Thompson River | Paul
Roderick Haig-Brown | Roche
Lake | Shuswap Area
Skihist Lake | Spahats Creek | Stake
& McConnell Lakes
The Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park | Tunkwa
Wells Gray | Yard Creek
Located 15 km north of Squilax at Highway 1 near the south end of Adams
Lake, this recreation area provides the visitor with campsites, good beaches
and angling oppurtunities. Canoeing and kayaking are good ways to explore
the lake. Roderick-Haig Brown Provincial Park is located nearby.
BLANKET CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK
Visitors travelling to the Upper Arrow Lakes, south of Revelstoke, will
find Blanket Creek Provincial Park a pleasant place to stay. It will
make a great place from which to launch day trips to some of the nearby
lakes and streams for fishing and swimmming. Be sure to spend a little
time at Sutherland Falls.
CHASM PROVINCIAL PARK
Experience one of nature's wonders formed by volcanic activity and carved
by glacial meltwaters thousands of years ago. The 141` ha. park is located
15 km/9mi north of Clinton and 4 km/ 2.5 mi off Hwy 97. The park operates
from June to September, and offers eight wilderness walk-in campsites.
Picnicing and day-use facilities are also available. Pit toilets are
GOLDPAN PROVINCIAL PARK
This 5 hectare park is located 10 km south of Spences Bridge on the
Thompson River. The area is popular with white water rafters and offers
a spectacular base from which to explore the nearby area. Fishing in
the area may prove productive. A 14 site campground is provided.
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HERALD PROVINCIAL PARK
Herald Provincial Park is located 13 km off of Highway 1 on the Salmon
Arm of Shuswap Lake. A campground with showers and a sani-station, boat
launching facilities and hiking trails leading to Indian pit depressions
and othere scenic features are just some of the parks attractions.
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JUNIPER PROVINCIAL PARK
The Juniper Provincial Park is located
19 km east of Cache Creek in the areas desert region. Sagebrush, juniper
and cacti are common within this 260 hectare park. A 35 unit campground,
sani-station, showers, picnic and day-use area are provided.
KENTUCKY-ALLEYNE PROVINCIAL PARK
Long known for the sky blue color of it's lakes, this 61 RV/tent site
campground is located about 38 km South of Merritt. With forested hills
surrounding, this grassy valley offers enjoyable walking and hiking.
Fishing and swimming can be excellent.
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Lake Park Photo
LAC LE JEUNE PROVINCIAL PARK
The Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park is located 37 km south of Kamloops
off of Highway 5 or 47 km north of Merritt also off of Highway 5. The
campground contains 144 sites. An amphitheatre, picnic area, playground,
sani-station and telephones are located nearby. A trail is located along
the lake. There are 160 km of trails at nearby Stake-McConnell Recreational
Area. The lake is famous for it's fishing.
LOON LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
Small but comfortable, this 14 site park enjoys a southern exposure
on the banks of pretty Loon Lake. B.C.'s famous Douglas Fir is prominent
and fishermen will appreciate Loon Lake's well deserved reputation for
rainbow trout. This park is located just east off Highway 97 at 20 Mile
House (just a few minutes north of Cache Creek). Watch for the Loon
MARBLE CANYON PROVINCIAL PARK
Located 40 km northwest of Cache Creek on Highway #12. This 335 hectare
park sits at the base of 1 km high limestone cliffs of the Pavilion
Range. Crown and Turqoiuse Lakes provide a beach, good fishing and a
place to observe the many aqauatic birds and wildlife. A 34 unit campground
providing water, wood and toilets is located within the park.
MARTHA CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK
Located north of Revelstoke this 25 unit campground is situated above
the shores of the large Revelstoke Reservoir. Boaters can gain access
to the reservoir, for deep water fishing. A popular hike is to Martha
Lake, nestled in the the Selkirk Mountains.
MONCK PROVINCIAL PARK
Monck is located 22 km north of Merritt and provides the visitor with
a campground, sani-station, boat launching ramp, and hiking trails which
lead to Indian pit houses and scenic viewpoints. Kokanee fishing in
the lake is a rewarding pastime.
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MOUNT ROBSON PROVINCIAL PARK
The parks namesake peak is the highest in the Canadian Rockies at 3954
metres. Mount Robson Provincial Park is 217,200 hectares of stunning
mountains, valleys, and waterways. Access to the park begins at Tete
Jaune Cache which is located on the Yellowhead Route (Highways 5 and
16). There are three campgrounds with a total of 176 sites. Fishing,
wilderness camping and a vast network of hiking trails attract visitors.
NISKONLITH LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
Located 8 km southeast of Chase, the park provides the visitor with
campgound facilities and an excellent lake for swimming and angling.
Canoeing is an excellent way to explore the lake. The forest cover varies
from dry fir to lush cottonwood stands.
NORTH THOMPSON RIVER PROVINCIAL PARK
Access to the park is found off of Highway 5, 5 km south of Clearwater
near the joining if the Clearwater and Thompson Rivers. This 126 hectare
park has a 61 site campground which provides water, wood and toilets.
A playground and picnic area are located nearby. A miniature railroad,
gallery, museum, river rafting, golf and bike rentals are just some
of the areas attractions. The park encompasses various waterways where
Dolly Varden, rainbow trout and Chinook salmon are resident.
PAUL LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
The park is located 20 minutes from Kamloops off of Highway 5. Paul
Lake is stocked with rainbow trout and a convenient car-top boat launch
is provided. Over 7 km of hiking trails provide the visitor with beautiful
scenery and vantage points of the surrounding area. A beach, sani-station
and playground are found near the campground.
ROCHE LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
Well known as a year-round recreation region. Offers great rainbow trout
fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, cross-country
skiing and snowmobiling. Within the park boundaries are 75 rustic campsites
with boat launches. This park is located on the Thompson Plateau and
is 36-km southeast of Kamloops with access off Highway 5A.
RODERICK HAIG-BROWN PROVINCIAL PARK
The park encompasses 988 hectares of canyons, terraces and flood plains.
On dominant years - every four years (2002, 2006 etc) - visitors can
see over 2 million salmon returning. It is not uncommon in the third
and fourth years of this cycle to see salmon of 100,000. The entrance
to the park is 5km from Sqillax which is on the Trans-Canada Highway,
46 km west of Salmon Arm and 66 km east of Kamloops. The campground
at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park has 272 sites with toilets, showers,
a boat launch, playground and sani-station.
SHUSWAP AREA PROVINCIAL PARKS
The beautiful area of the Shuswap has been enjoyed by visitors for years.
The Trans-Canada Highway runs near the southern shore of Shuswap Lake
providing easy access to the area in which the parks are located. Turn
off of the highway at Squilax, near Chase, to find these parks: Roderick
Haig-Brown (5 km from the highway), Shuswap Lake Park (19 km) and Silver
Beach (60 km). To locate Sunnybrae Provincial Park (6 km from Tappen)
and Herald Provincial Park (13 km), take the road that begins at Tappen,
near Salmon Arm. The Mara Provincial Park is located at the south end
of its namesake lake on Route 97A, 12 km from Sicamous.
SKIHIST PROVINCIAL PARK
The Skihist Provincial Park is located north of Lytton on Highway 1,
the historic Cariboo Wagon Road. The 68 site campground provides water,
wood, toilets, a sani-station and a picnic area nearby. The surrounding
area is a haven for the nature enthusiast with its wide array of bird
and wildlife species. The Thompson River provides some of BC's best
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SPAHATS CREEK PROVINCIAL FALLS
This 20 site park offers the visitor a chance to explore the area around
Clearwater. Located about 16 km north of town, this is a good base camp
to hike the nearby mountains or explore the areas outside the boundaries
of Wells Gray Park. You'll want to photograph Spahats Falls.
STAKE & McCONNELL LAKES PROVINCIAL RECREATION AREA
These waters are home to the famous Kamloops Rainbow Trout. This chain
of small lakes provide great canoeing, swimming and hiking. Located
about 35 km South of Kamloops on Highway 5, these is room for a dozen
VALLEY NLAKA'PAMUX HERITAGE PARK
The Stein Valley area has for centuries had a very special and spiritual
meaning to the aboriginal people in this region, and has many unique
pictographs and petroglyphs. The Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park
is jointly managed by the provincial government and the Lytton Indian
Band. To reach the Stein Valley from Vancouver, take the Trans Canada
Highway (Highway 1) that will take you to Lytton, located in the High
Country Tourism region, and easy access. Or you can gain entry to part
of the Stein Valley by taking Highway 99, the Sea to Sky Highway, from
North Vancouver to the Pemberton Valley/ Mount Currie Area.
TUNKWA LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
In 1966 Tunkwa and Leighton Lakes and the surrounding grasslands became
Tunkwa Lake Provincial Park. A total of 5,100 hectares make up this
the park area, which provides recreational opportunities including excellent
fishing and protects the surrounding landscape. This provincial park
is found 14.5 km (9 miles) north of Logan Lake.
WELLS GRAY PROVINCIAL PARK
The spectacular wilderness of Well Gray Provincial Park is over 520 000
hectares encompassing most of the Clearwater River watershed. The park
is located 384 kilometres northeast of Vancouver. The main entrance to
Wells Gray Provincial Park is near Clearwater which is 120 km northeast
of Kamloops, although the Mahood Lake campground can be accessed from
100 Mile House (an 88km drive). There are four campgrounds within the
park, each with water, toilets and firewood provided. Picnic areas are
located at various sites along the park road. Wilderness camping, hiking,
fishing, and canoeing are popular.
YARD CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK
The Yard Creek Provincial Park is located east of Sicamous on Highway
1. The campground provides 65 sites with water, wood and toilets nearby.
A secluded picnic area is located nearby. Trails of varying difficulty
and length lead the visitor to the parks scenic features.
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