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VISITOR'S THOMPSON REGION GUIDE


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BC PARKS Visitors Guide B.C. Parks Passport Program BC PARKS PASSPORT PROGRAM IS HERE! Back by popular demand, this latest incentive for families to get outside and enjoy BC Parks is free to play, and promises to be great family fun. The program is geared towards families, but anyone can join the adventure. Passport holders can choose from over 200 sites in B.C., including provincial parks and Visitor Centres, to visit along the way. The Passport program encourages passport holders to explore and experience new places while collecting stamps and or stickers towards terrific prizes! Participating sites will distribute the passports, provide a site-specific stamp (BC Parks) or sticker (Visitor Centres), and award the respective prizes to qualifying passport holders. Staff at participating sites will also have more information about the program and nearby provincial parks or Visitor Centres.

Fishing • Swimming • Canoes Kayaks • Hiking Trails • Laundromat Hot Showers • Fire Pits • Picnic Tables

Full Service RV Park Self Contained Lakeside Cabins

Along with the chance to collect stickers and win awards, the passport includes advice on trip-planning, special offers and coupons for the purchase of retail merchandise in select Visitor Centres. The two-year adventure will continue until December 31st, 2013, giving participants even more chances to collect prizes. Stamps are available at BC Parks’ campgrounds when full-service/full camping fees are in effect and stickers are available at Visitor Centres during seasonal operating hours. B.C. has almost 1,000 parks and protected areas, offering amenities including vehicle accessible campgrounds, boat launches, day-use areas, showers, over 6,000 kilometres of hiking trails, and accessible facilities for people with disabilities. Some new and updated online tools are now available to help visitors to plan their park experience. The Discover Camping system (www.discover camping. ca) lets campers book campsites in advance, and a new Google Maps overlay at www.bcparks.ca links directly to individual park websites for more detailed information. The passport also includes a high-tech feature linking directly to parks information online. Smartphone users can scan an embedded barcode, called a QR code, on the back cover to go straight to the BC Parks main website.

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Cinnemousum Narrows

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Goldpan

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Herald

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Juniper Beach

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Lac du Bois

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Lac le Jeune

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Mara

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Marble Canyon

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McConnell Lake

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Monck

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Niskonlith Lake

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North Thompson River

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Paul Lake

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Roche lake

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Roderick Haig Brown

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Shuswap Lake

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Shuswap Lake Marine - (26 sites)

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Silver Beach

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Skihist

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Steelhead

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Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage

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PARKS OF THE THOMPSON REGION

Beginning with Lac de Bois and using Kamloops as the centre of the region, the parks are laid out in this order PARKS OF THE NORTH

PARKS OF THE SOUTH

1 - Lac du Bois 2 - Paul Lake 3 - North Thompson River 4 - Wells Gray 5 - Bridge Lake

17 - McConnel Lake 18 - lac le Jeune 19 - Roche Lake 20 - Monck 21 - Walloper Lake 22 - Tunkwa 23 - Steelhead

PARKS OF THE EAST 6 - Niskonlith Lake 7 - Adams Lake 8 - Roderick Haig Brown 9 - Shuswap Lake Marine 10 - Shuswap Lake Marine 11 - Cinnemousun Narrows 12 - Silver Beach 14 - Herald 15 - Mara

PARKS OF THE WEST 24 - Juniper Beach 25 - Marble Canyon 26 - Goldpan 27 - Skihist 28 - Stein Valley 29 - Gwyneth Lake 30 - S. Chilcotin

Vavenby

Little Fort

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Gold Bridge

Sicamous

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BRITISH COLUMBIA PARKS THOMPSON NICOLA GUIDE Design and Production Kamloops This Week Publisher: Kelly Hall Sales: Linda Bolton For all inquiries 1365B Dalhousie Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 5P6 Ph: 250-374-7467 Fax: 250-374-1033 Email: adc3@kamloopsthisweek.com

Visit www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks for more information. Please Note: Do not use this map for navagational puposes. Some of the markers are off from real loccations

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Knouff Lake Camping Resort A Year Round Facility for Sportsmen & Vacationers

CAMPSITES DAILY W/HOOKUP - $35 DAILY NO HOOKUP - $25 SANI DUMP - $8 DAY RATES $5/DAY PER PERSON HIKING, SWIMMING OR PICNICKING

Log Cabin Nightly Rates LAKESIDE

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372 sq.ft., suitable for 4 persons 2 double beds

LAKEWOOD

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311 sq.ft., suitable for 4 persons 2 double beds

LAKESHORE

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316 sq.ft., suitable for 6 persons 2 double beds

LAKEFRONT

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313 sq.ft., suitable for 4 persons 2 double beds

LAKEVIEW 526 sq.ft., suitable for 7 persons 1 double beds, 6 singles

REDWOOD Deluxe cabin

ROYAL 509 sq.ft., suitable for 7 persons Double bed, 6 singles

KINGS 511 sq.ft., suitable for 8 persons Double bed, 8 bunks

HILLTOP 332 sq.ft., suitable for 4 persons 2 double beds

HONEYMOON Inside plumbing, suitable for 2 persons 1 double bed

HILLSIDE suitable for 2 persons 1double bed

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Nestled in beautiful forest-covered mountains, Knouff Lake is an ideal place for fishing or hunting, or to spend a vacation. While readily reached by motor roads, it is far enough away to offer restful seclusion. Here, one feels the potent lure and enchantment of Canada’s vast virgin wilderness. Freedom from formality forms the basis upon which real recreation is built.

CHARMING ENVIRONMENT Days are just the right warmth… Nights are always cool and sleep inducing… The air is fresh and exhilarating… Deep green grass, riotous with brilliant flowers, carpets the forest isles… Wild berries are abundant. The waters of Knouff Lake are warm enough to make swimming enjoyable, yet cool enough to be invigorating. Boats and all accommodations are furnished at most reasonable rates.

FISHING & HUNTING Knouff Lake is a veritable fisherman’s paradise. Kamloops trout, a distinct species famous for their great size and fighting qualities, test the skill of the sportsman to the utmost and furnish a never-to-be-forgotten thrill before they are landed. Individual fish weighing from 2lbs and up, are regularly taken on the rod. The country around Knouff Lake abounds in game of all kinds. The lodge affords excellent headquarters for hunters.

WEEKLY RATES AVAILABLE

Lamberton’s Knouff Lake Resort Lamberton’s Knouff Lake Resort 40 MINUTES NORTH OF KAMLOOPS • 9608 KNOUFF LAKE ROAD PH: 250-578-8155 • TOLL FREE: 1-888-562-0555 • FAX: 250-578-8683 WWW.KNOUFFLAKE.COM

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PROVINCIAL PARK

PROVINCIAL PARK

LAC DU BOIS GRASSLANDS

PAUL LAKE

Sweeping grassland vistas, spectacular cliffs and canyons, cool dry forests, secret ponds and small lakes: rising north and west from the hot, dry Thompson valleys, through 3 grassland types, to the forested hills above. Lac du Bois encompasses lower to upper grassland communities in a relatively small geographic area. Nowhere else in western North America are these three types of grassland in such close proximity to each other.

Paul Lake Park has a campground and lakeside day use area, popular with families and groups. It is situated on a pleasant upland lake, with shaded campsites within a dry Douglas fir forest. Large groups planning to camp at Paul Lake should make prior arrangements to ensure the group campsite is available. www.discovercamping. com

A sandy swimming beach, easily accessed from the campground, is equipped with picnic tables, barbecues (briquettes only), a cold shower, toilets and a paved beach trail. Fishing for rainbow trout is popular at Paul Lake with young and old. As are swimming, canoeing, and for the more adventuresome on windy days, windLocated north-west of Kamloops. There are 3 road surfing the clear waters. access points. Within the Lac du Bois, there are 4 roads: A trail leads from the campground to prominent all narrow, gravel, and of varying condition depending Gibralter Rock on the lakeshore, where views of the lake on weather and time of year. and surrounding area reward the hiker. Paul Lake Park Wildlife species of note include California bighorn sheep, white tail and mule deer, moose, waterfowl, rattlesnake, sharp-tail grouse, flammulated owls, black bear, burrowing owls, western long-billed curlews, harriers, and waterfowl.

Grasslands are very fragile. Tread lightly wherever is located 5 km north of Kamloops on Hwy #5, then 19 you go. Use established trails only, to help minimize km northeast on the paved Pinantan Lake Road. disturbance and prevent the spread of unwanted plant species. Hikers and bikers should remember there are no facilities in the park and should bring drinking water and suitable clothing for changing elevations. It is important to stay on designated trails and roads.

PROVINCIAL PARK

NORTH THOMPSON RIVER

SWIM - FISH - RELAX Clean comfortable two bedroom, full bath waterfront cabins with kitchens

one bedroom cabins with kitchens, bath with shower also available RV park with hookups

North Thompson Park is situated in a beautiful mixed forest at the confluence of the North Thompson and Clearwater rivers, 5 km south of Clearwater on Hwy #5. Shaded sites with trails leading to a scenic shoreline picnic area make this a popular stopping place for travelers, as well as for visitors who want to explore the Clearwater area. Fishing for trout, Dolly Varden and salmon in season are popular from the park. Swimming is safe at low water from a sandy beach sheltered by a gravel bar. Small children should nevertheless be carefully watched, as the river current is swift at all seasons. The park has several archeological sites, and along the trails hikers can still see remnants of winter pit houses of the Shuswap Nation that encamped here in days gone by. $21 per night Phone 250-674-2191 for more info.

2488 Harper Ranch Road, Pinantan Lake, BC pinantanlake@lakecable.tv • www.pinantanlake.bc.ca 250-573-3534 • Fax: 250-573-3540 • 1-866-882-8826

Vavenby Trail Rides Trail Rides with a Difference!

The Shook Ranch Vavenby, BC 1.2 km past the Vavenby Bridge Visit our website at: vavenbytrailrides.ca Email: info@vavenbytrailrides.ca

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PARKS of the NORTH Whether you’re looking for information on the Yellowhead Highway, the North Thompson region, Clearwater itself or Wells-Gray Park, the Chamber of Commerce in Clearwater has what you need. Situated right on the highway, the staff will be ready to answer any questions you may have on events taking place in Clearwater, how far it is to your ultimate destination or how to get to Helmcken Falls or any of the other spectacular scenery in Wells Gray.

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If you’re on a fishing vacation, they can give you the word on the best lakes in the area. They can not, unfortunately, guarantee results. Hiking more your pace? The staff can give you directions for trails in and out of the park and let you know what the terrain is like. Looking for a restaurant for a bite to eat or a hotel to spend the night in? Clearwater has a lot to offer on both counts. So when you get to Clearwater this summer, stop in and say hi at the Wells Gray Information Centre. You’ll get a greeting back - and a lot more.

SIGHTSEEING FLIGHTS IN CLEARWATER How To Find Us: Turn off highway #5 in Clearwater at the Tourist Information Centre and follow the road leading to Wells Gray Park. We are located at Aspen Hill on the Wells Gray Park Road, 28 km north of Clearwater, British Columbia. Situated only minutes from the entrance to Wells Gray Park where wildlife such as bears, deer and moose are in abundance. We operate a four-seated and well equipped Cessna 182 Skylane from our private Aspen Hill Airstrip. Our experienced commercial pilot will fly you safely and reliably over unique and beautiful snow-capped mountains, immense forests and hidden lakes, streams and impressive waterfalls. We operate seasonally from April until October, from 8:00 am until sunset.

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PARKS of the NORTH PROVINCIAL PARK

WELLS GRAY

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Clearwater River Corridor Wells Gray Park is a vast, untamed and primitive wilderness of more than half a million hectares, bordered on the east and north by mountains, and on the west by upland plateau. This varied and pristine wilderness area can best be accessed from the Clearwater River Valley known as “The Corridor”. Travel north from Hwy #5 on the Clearwater Valley Road to access the Wells Gray Corridor. A tremendous variety of superb scenery can be accessed by trail or by road from the Corridor. Flower covered alpine meadows, lush green forested valleys, snow covered peaks, cliffs and waterfalls, all are found within driving or hiking distance in the Corridor. Five major lakes, 2 large rivers, numerous small lakes and streams, waterfalls by the dozen, rapids, cataracts, extinct volcanoes, lava beds and mineral springs are all a part of this rich complex. Wildlife is abundant and diverse, from small mammals and birds to caribou, moose, black and grizzly bear. Bears are most often seen in the Corridor in spring when lush growth on roadsides brings them into view. Visitors are urged to stay in their cars and keep moving, as the bears are at their most dangerous when they become habituated to human presence. Fishing is popular in Clearwater and Azure Lakes, as well as in the Clearwater and Mahood Rivers. Visitors must consult the annual fishing synopsis for specific restrictions pertaining to Wells Gray Park. In the fall of each year Chinook salmon return to the Clearwater and may be observed leaping at several cataracts in their attempt to reach the upper parts of the river. Canoeing, kayaking, and rafting are all premiere experiences on the lakes and streams of the Corridor. With over 400 km of trails that vary from wide paths to wilderness routes, the hiker, biker and horseback rider can choose from short valley hikes to treks into the alpine that take any number of days. Backcountry hikers are urged to practice no trace camping wherever they go. Access to the Clearwater Corridor of Wells Gray Park is from Clearwater on Hwy #5. Park entrance is 10 km north of Clearwater at Spahats day use area on the Clearwater Valley road. The road ends at Clearwater Lake 62 km from Spahats.

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PROVINCIAL PARK

WELLS GRAY

Clearwater/Azure Marine

Scotch Creek Cottages

Visitors to Clearwater/Azure have taken that one step away from the Wells Gray Park Corridor with its roads and amenities, into a more natural zone with a minimum of developed facilities. Here they are surrounded by forestclad lakeshores, volcanic outcrops, mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, and beautiful views in every direction. Clearwater and Azure are two of five large wilderness mountain lakes in Wells Gray Park. They are deep, cold, glacier-fed water bodies, surrounded by dramatic mountain terrain. In spite of their wilderness atmosphere, these lakes are remarkably accessible. A boat launch is located at the end of the park road near the south end of Clearwater Lake. Motorboats that plan to navigate the river between the two lakes must have a 9.9 hp motor minimum, while canoeists must complete a .5 km portage.

Fully Appointed 2 & 3 bedroom cottages Boat, Kayak, Canoe and Rentals 13-4044 Express Point Rd., Scotch Creek B.C. Ph: 800.979.3599 or 250.955.0080 Seven wilderness campsites are located on Clearwater info@shuswap.ca Lake, and four on Azure. Camping pads, tables, fire-

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pits, firewood and pit toilets are provided. Campers must carry out everything they brought in. Hiking trails lead upwards from several of the campsites. Especially popular is the short hike to Rainbow Falls at the remotest campsite. The hiking trail leads through one of Wells Gray’s oldest forest remnants. Five hundred year-old giant cedars stand festooned with mosses and lichens, the forest floor a carpet of mosses, and in season sprinkled with orchids and bunchberry. For those wishing a more strenuous climb, routes lead into the mountains, and at Half Mile Campsite on Azure Lake, to Huntley Col and onto the highest peaks in the park. Fishing for rainbow trout is first class in both lakes, and especially productive at both ends of Clearwater Lake. Boaters are reminded that the currents at the south end are very strong and dangerous as the lake empties over Osprey Falls into the river. Warning markers must be obeyed.

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Wildlife is plentiful on these remote shores, and black bears, grizzly bears, moose and mountain caribou may be seen. Eagles and osprey inhabit these valleys, as do common loons and numerous other waterfowl. Access to the Clearwater/Azure Marine park is from the junction of Hwy #5 and the Clearwater Valley Road at Clearwater, 68.5 km to the boat launch at the south end of Clearwater Lake. From here by canoe or motorboat the lakes are each 25 km in length. Canoe portage between the 2 lakes is .5 km .

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PARKS of the NORTH PROVINCIAL PARK

WELLS GRAY

Wells Gray Backcountry Beyond the relatively accessible areas along the Clearwater River Corridor, at Murtle Lake, and at Mahood Lake, lie thousands of hectares of pristine wilderness that is Wells Gray Backcountry. This is a wilderness area largely untouched, though not unexplored by the more adventurous visitor, both past and present.

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The Rivermount MOTEL, RV PARK, CAMPGROUND & CAFE ON THE RIVER Where the picnic table is on the rock!

Hikers who venture into this area must have the skills required to navigate largely unmarked routes, and the equipment needed to survive without facilities. No fires are allowed in the backcountry, so cooking must be accomplished on small stoves carried in, and warm clothing must compensate for often colder temperatures at higher elevations. Hikers in the mountains should be prepared for extreme weather conditions that change without much warning. At several locations, such as Fight Lake on Battle Mountain, camping areas have been designated, a pit toilet and bear cache installed. Campers must practice no trace camping when in the backcountry. This includes the careful disposal of human wastes, and the carrying out of all garbage. Animals such as mountain caribou, moose, black and grizzly bear, even mountain goat, are often sighted by backpackers into the wilderness of Wells Gray. Precautions must always be taken to avoid encounters with these large animals.

Hummingbird Café is open from 7am to 7pm daily. Sunday brunch at the Gazebo

Bring the Family! Nightly drink and dinner specials

The opportunities for hiking untouched wilderness, climbing glacier clad mountains, fishing in remote mountain lakes, exploring volcanic cones, and for seeking solitude in unspoiled wilderness are unlimited in Wells Gray Park. For important, even critical, information about hiking in the Wells Gray Backcountry, check for maps and pamphlets at the Wells Gray Info Centre at (250) 6743334 or info@wellsgray.info, Blackwell Park Operations at www.explorewellsgray.com. Wells Gray Backcountry may be accessed via 3 major park entrances. The main entrance leads to the Corridor and beyond. Access is from Clearwater on Hwy #5. Mahood Lake access is via 88 km of secondary road from 100 Mile House on Hwy #97, or off Hwy #24. Murtle Lake access is via 24 km of gravel road from Blue River on Hwy #5. Facilities are limited to designated camping sites in a few remote areas and several pit toilets and bear caches.

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BEAR WATCHING ETIQUETTE at WELLS GRAY BC Parks is dedicated to preserving the natural state of parks while also providing recreational access. Park regulations and policies protect park values, ensuring a quality experience for all visitors, both today and in years to come.

PLEASE OBEY THE FOLLOWING CAMPING ETHICS AND REGULATIONS: • Pets must be on a leash while in the park and are not permitted in the day-use area or on the beach. • CampďŹ res are allowed in designated ďŹ re rings and may not be permitted in all parks. • Parking is permitted only in designated areas and on the gravel portion of campsites. Parking is not permitted on roadsides. • Vehicles used in parks must be licensed and operated by licensed drivers. • Tents and equipment must remain on the gravel portion of your campsite. • Swimming areas protect swimmers within marker buoys. All watercraft and water-skiers must stay outside markers. Lifeguards are not in attendance. • Visitors must leave by 11:00 p.m. Only registered campers are allowed in the campsite after 11:00 p.m. • Excessive noise is not permitted. Please remember that sound travels further in open air, especially generators, music and loud talking. Quiet time is from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. • Liquor consumption is prohibited anywhere in the park with the exception of your campsite. • Barbecues must be used on the ground unless barbecue attachments are provided on picnic tables. • Bears: To avoid problems with nuisance animals such as bears, lock your food in your vehicle at night. Be sure to use the garbage containers provided and maintain a clean campsite. Never feed or approach bears. • Trees and shrubs are easily damaged; do not use them for wiener sticks. Leave owers and others plants to grow. Trails are planned to take you safely through the most interesting and beautiful parts of our parks without damaging.

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Welcome Ideally located at the center of Clearwater on the Yellowhead Highway #5, the Wells Gray Inn is a perfect base. We are situated at the gateway to Wells Gray Provincial Park - a place of unparalleled vistas, soaring mountains, rivers, lakes & waterfalls.

Box 280, Yellowhead Hwy #5 & Clearwater Village Rd, Clearwater B.C. Ph: 250.674.2214 | Toll Free: 1.800.567.4088

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PARKS of the NORTH PROVINCIAL PARK

WELLS GRAY

Trail Updates The nearest provincial campsite is located at North Thompson Provincial park (50 sites), 2 km south of the Clearwater River bridge on the Yellowhead Highway, or Pyramid campground (50 sites), 42 km North on valley road to Clearwater lake. There are also numerous opportunities to camp at private facilities in Clearwater and along the corridor road, please contact the Information Centre In Clearwater (1-250-674-3334) for further information. Wells Gray has something to offer for every outdoor interest: lush alpine meadows, excellent birding and wildlife viewing opportunities; hiking for every ability, ranging from a few minutes on a level trail to many days with a map and compass; boating, canoeing and kayaking. Guiding businesses offer horseback riding, canoeing, river-rafting, fishing and hiking; and the history enthusiast can learn about the early homesteaders, trappers, and prospectors. Wells Gray Corridor Area (includes Pyramid and Clearwater Lake/Falls Creek campgrounds): Vehicleaccessible campgrounds, short hiking trails and spectacular views along the main road from the park entrance to Clearwater Lake. For your convenience, during the summer season this area of the park has a concession managed by the Park Facility Operator. Trophy Mountain: Approximately 6900 ha contains over 45 sub-alpine lakes and tarns and offers opportunities for hiking, back-country overnight and day trips. Backcountry Areas: Information on some of the longer hiking trails, offering visitors the opportunity to camp in user-maintained wilderness settings.Clearwater River: An area of limited access along the Clearwater River offering hiking, fishing, wilderness camping and spectacular scenery. Contact Information: Blackwell Park Operations Ltd. at the BC Parks Website at www.explorewellsgray.com.

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52 RIDGE RESTAURANT with breakfast & dinners specials MOTEL & BUNGALOWS • Extra large rooms • Air conditioning • Kitchenettes • Queen & king beds • Family rooms • Cabins • Cable TV • Fridge • In-room coffee

KOA CAMPGROUND & KAMPING KABINS • 50 & 30 amp sites • Firepits & tables at all sites • Pull thru sites

373 Clearwater Valley Rd, Clearwater V0E 1N1 1-888-837-1161 250-674-3909 • Fax: 250-674-3916 www.clearwatervalley.com info@clearwatervalley.com

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PROVINCIAL PARK

WELLS GRAY

Murtle Lake Attention Visitors - Important Notice! • Full service will resume June 1st. • Overnight visitors can pay at the lagoon with a selfregistration system. Cash is the preferred method of payment. Deposit cash in the envelope, fill out the information and place in vault located at the lagoon. Please detach receipt and retain for presentation to Park Operator or Ranger to confirm payment. • Firewood is available at the firewood cache locations, along the portage trail or cut up for use at the campsites. Bundled firewood will be available for purchase from the Park Operator.

PHOTO: KELLY FUNK camper maintained pit toilets and bear caches. Campers can purchase firewood from the park facility operator on the lake. All garbage must be carried out at the end of a trip. No dogs or pets allowed.

Several hiking trails lead into the wilderness beyond the foreshore, to mountain tops such as Central Mountain Murtle Lake is an internationally significant wilderness and Wavy Ranges, or to small fishing lakes such as area within Wells Gray Park. Visitors come to the lake Henrietta and Anderson. to experience solitude and a unique wilderness trip Fishing is good for kokanee and for rainbow and lake without motors. All equipment needed, including trout. Moose, black and grizzly bear and caribou may canoes or kayaks, must be carried in on a 1.5 km trail be spotted in the surrounding mountains, and osprey, to the canoe launch on Murtle Lagoon. Around the loons and other waterfowl and songbirds are plentiful. lakeshore are situated 20 different small wilderness camping sites with a total of 63 tenting pads, fire pits, Blackwell Park Operations www.explorewellsgray.com

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COLDWATER HOTEL

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“Part Of Merritt’s History”

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Mahood Lake Mahood Lake Campground is situated on one of Wells Gray Park’s large lakes. The lake is popular with fishers and boaters alike, and the beach provides for safe swimming. To access this campground, travel 84 km northeast of 100 Mile House on Hwy #24. Several trails in the area lead the hiker to stunning views and into the wilderness parts of the park. Three impressive falls, Mahood, Canim and Deception, are accessible by easy trails in the area. The latter falls come as a surprising culmination to a most pleasant of woodland walks and should not be missed. A trail at the east end of the lake follows the Mahood River to its confluence with the Clearwater River. Enroute the hiker can stop to admire several impressive falls, as the Mahood rushes towards its joining with the larger river.

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SUMMER IS COMING & BC SPCA Warns about Hot Dogs With warm weather approaching, the BC SPCA is urging the public to protect their dogs against common summer safety hazards. Hundreds of dogs die needlessly every year because well-meaning owners let them ride in the back of pick-up trucks or leave them unattended in parked cars while they run errands, says Lorie Chortyk, General Manager of Community Relations for the BC SPCA. The temperature in a parked car, even in the shade with windows partly open, can rapidly reach a level that will seriously harm or even kill a pet. In just minutes, the temperature in a parked car can climb to well over 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit). Dogs have no sweat glands, so they cool themselves by panting and by releasing heat through their paws. On summer days the hot air and upholstery in a vehicle can make it impossible for pets to cool themselves. Dogs can withstand high temperatures for only a very short time - usually just 10 minutes - before suffering irreparable brain damage or death.

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If you’re used to letting your dog accompany you on errands, you might feel guilty leaving him behind on hot summer days. But your dog will be much happier and safer – at home, with shade and plenty of fresh cool water, Chortyk says. Another danger to dogs is letting them ride in the back of pick-up trucks. Although it may seem like your dog enjoys it, this practice could cost your dog its life. If you hit a bump, swerve unexpectedly, or brake suddenly the dog could easily be thrown or fall out of your truck. If not injured or killed by the fall, your dog may be hit by another vehicle. Cars swerving to miss your dog may even cause other accidents for which you could be liable. Simply tying your dog in the truck bed is not a solution. Ropes and leashes become nooses should the dog be jolted from the truck. Instead, use a protective kennel secured to the centre of the truck bed, or let your best friend ride safely in the cab with you.


PARKS of the NORTH PROVINCIAL PARK

BRIDGE LAKE This high elevation Cariboo Plateau park on the shores of beautiful Bridge Lake is a popular stopping place for people travelling Hwy #24. Fishing is good for both rainbow and lake trout. Pleasant shaded campsites provide easy access to the shores for swimming, boating, paddling, and fishing. An easy trail meanders through open forest along the lake shore, for the hiker or fisherman that wants to explore the area.

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CAMPSITE FEES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES The Ministry of Envronment will continue to provide persons with disabilities the opportunity to camp for free in road accessible provincial park campgrounds; however, the eligibility criteria have been changed to correspond with existing provincial government programs that provide disability assistance. In the past, the Ministry issued its own pass to people with disabilities that allowed these individuals to camp for free in provincial park campgrounds. The previous BC Parks Disabled Access Pass is now invalid.

To now qualify for free camping in front country provincial park campgrounds, please show one of the following to the campground operator at the park: • A Release of Information form issued by the Ministry of Human Resources. Persons currently in receipt of Disability Benefits Level Two allowances from the Ministry of Human Resources may obtain this Release of Information form by contacting their local Employment and Assistance Centre OR

• A letter of eligibility stating that your child is As of March 1, 2002, you must be receiving eligible for the At Home Program issued by the Disability Benefits Level Two (administered by Ministry of Children and Family Development. the Ministry of Human Resources) or have a AND a second piece of ID child who is eligible for the At Home Program (administered by the Ministry of Children and Additional information about the criteria changes can be found at Family Development). www.env.gov.bc.ca/fees/fees.html

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NISKONLITH LAKE Niskonlith Lake offers rustic camping and is popular for swimming, fishing and boating. There has been no fire damage to the camp ground Niskonlith Lake Park is popular with campers who are looking for peace and quiet, and who prefer more primitive camping. It is situated along the sunny north shore of the lake, in ranching country that features Douglas fir and pine forests interspersed with natural grassland meadows. In spring these meadows provide a show of wildflowers that are famous throughout the region. In both spring and fall, this is a place to observe flocks of waterfowl that come to rest each year on the lake. Fishing is good in Niskonlith Lake, for rainbow trout as well as kokanee. Spawning kokanee may be observed in late summer at nearby Loakin Creek. Backcountry explorers can reach an exciting complex of forestry roads from this campsite. In winter snowshoers and skiers enjoy the park (no formal tracks) and hardy fishers come to try their luck through the ice. Self registration is in place, and campers are reminded that only one unit per site is permitted in order to prevent damage to natural vegetation. Niskonlith Lake park is located 8 km northwest of Chase, about 50 km east of Kamloops on the Trans Canada Hwy.

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ADAMS LAKE (BUSH CREEK) Self-sufficient campers appreciate this primitive campsite beside a sandy beach with shallow water on the west shore of beautiful Adams Lake. A gravel boat launch provides boat access to the lake for all manner of water activities. Explore other sandy beaches on the lake, fish for kokanee or trout, water ski, or simply spend time sunning and swimming on the natural beach. Self-registration is in place, and campers are reminded that only one unit per site is permitted in order to prevent damage to natural vegetation. Access to Adams Lake park is 15 km north of Trans Canada Hwy; turn off at Squilax Bridge, 10 km east of Chase. 11 km paved road, then 4 km gravel. For more information go to BC Parks website.

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PROVINCIAL PARK

SHUSWAP LAKE

SHUSWAP LAKE MARINE PARK

Sunny summers see many vacationers making Shuswap Lake Park their destination. This water playground is popular alike with sunbathers and swimmers, fishers and boaters, naturalists and hikers. Because of this park’s popularity, and to avoid long waiting delays in summer, all sites are available for reservation. Please note this does not mean you need a reservation to enter the campground, as sites are still generally available on a first come - first served basis. All the sites are suitable for most modern camping units. Group camping area must be booked ahead of time. Campsite reservations are only accepted through discovercamping.ca.

Quiet time 10 pm-7 am In British Columbia’s warm southern interior lies Shuswap Lake with its sky-blue waters and miles of shoreline, with its sandy beaches and rocky headlands. The 26 individual park sites along its shores, together known as Shuswap Marine, have been set aside to provide recreational opportunities for the boating public. Some of the sites are accessible by vehicle, all are accessible by boat.

In spite of the number of visitors to this scenic lake each summer, a sense of peace is possible because of the size and shape of Shuswap Lake. There is opportunity The park features, as well as its popular swimming beach, to cruise an isolated shoreline, or to fish for Kamloops walking and biking trails, including a short self-guiding trout in a quiet secluded bay. nature trail. All bikers must by law wear helmets, and all must stay on designated trails in order to avoid damage Popular with many families are the clean sandy beaches where safe swimming in warm shallow waters is at its best. to natural areas. Shuswap Lake itself takes the shape of a huge ‘H’ sprawling in deep valleys between the rounded mountains of the Shuswap Highlands. At the centre of the ‘H’ and bringing together its four “arms”, are the Cinnemousun Narrows, both shores of which are protected as parkland. The arms of the lake include the Main Arm, Salmon Arm in the south, Anstey Arm The Shuswap Lake Nature House displays the human towards the east and Seymour Arm reaching into the and natural history of the area, and serves as the focal north. point of the park interpretive programs. Schedules are All Shuswap Marine parks extend into the lake 100 meters posted in various places in the park. from the foreshore. If you plan to camp, moor, beach or To access Shuswap Lake park from the west: travel on dock your boat overnight, a permit must be purchased the Trans Canada Hwy 10 km west of Chase, cross the in advance from a marina, a tourist information centre, Squilax Bridge and travel 18 km to Scotch Creek. The the Shuswap Lake Gatehouse, or at Cinnemousun park is 1 km past this community on the north shore Narrows or Silver Beach Park. If a campfire is in your of Shuswap Lake. From the east: Squilax Bridge is 40 plans, use only the designated fireplaces at developed km west of Salmon Arm on the Trans Canada Hwy. All sites, and bring your own firewood, or purchase it at roads to the park are paved. Cinnemousun Narrows and Silver Beach Parks. Cutting of living or dead trees is strictly prohibited. Our bathroom and shower facilities are undergoing renovations. There will be some minor inconveniences Navagation Aids Number 1-800-667-2179 with an occasional building closure. Thank you for your understanding and patience while the facilities are Shuswap Lake gatehouse has camping permits for purchase. updated. Bears are occasional visitors to many of the parks of Nearby Copper Island is part of Shuswap Lake Park, and features a 2.8 km scenic hiking trail to beautiful views over the lake. Please stay on the trail in order to preserve the fragile environment of this unique part of the park. Camping and campfires are not permitted on the island.

Shuswap Lake. It is important that all food be completely inaccessible to bears, and all garbage safely stowed or taken to designated places for deposit.

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PARKS of the EAST The lake has a rich history of the people of the Shuswap Nation, evidence of which can be found in ochre pictographs painted on cliffs along the shore, and in the hollows left by winter pit homes that are still visible on some shores. All are protected by law from damage or removal. Caution: because of the size of this lake, waters can become quite rough during high winds. Please practice good boating safety at all times.

HORSESHOE BAY

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PARADISE POINT A small beach park on the sunny side of Salmon Arm. Paradise Point is located on the north shore of the southern portion of the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake.

SHUSWAP LAKE EAST Located 18 km north of Sicamous on the east shore of the northern portion of the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake there is a small beach area for day use.

A small park on a sheltered bay with gravely beaches. A good beaching site near north shore amenities and near the junction of all four arms of Shuswap Lake. Watch Located 12 km north of Sicamous on the west shore of for rocks close to the surface near the point. Horseshoe the northern portion of the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Bay is located on the north shore of the Main Arm of Lake there is a small beaching area for day use. Shuswap Lake. Marine Access only.

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Albas Park is an ideal place to stay while exploring the Located on the north shore of the Main Arm of Shuswap northern end of Seymour Arm by vehicle or boat. A Lake. Turn off the Trans Canada Hwy at Squilax then small camping area at the mouth of Blueberry Creek drive 52 km east on a paved and gravel road. is situated in a young cedar/hemlock forest, and is A small camping area with a gravely beach near the accessible only by water. The section of the park at junction of all four arms of Shuswap Lake. Watch for Celista Creek is accessible by both road and water. rocks close to the surface near the point.

A 3 km trail begins at Steamboat Bay and follows Celesta Creek upstream, crosses the creek and then returns to the lake. It leads to the beautiful cascades of Celista Beaching areas at the north end of this park are plentiful. Falls, and passes by interesting remnants of a bygone Located 9 km north of Sicamous on the west shore of logging history. This trail is so popular that the impact the northern portion of the Salmon Arm on Shuswap of many hikers is doing much damage to a spectacular natural area. Please stay on the trail. Lake.

HERMIT BAY

Albas is located on the west shore of Seymour Arm on Shuswap Lake, turn off the Trans Canada Hwy at Sandy and rocky shores in the bay provide good Squilax then drive 50 km east on a paved road then 27 km north on gravel. beaching in this park.

HUNGRY COVE

Hungry Cove is located 6 km north of Sicamous on the Serious injuries and deaths have occurred in this area east shore of the northern portion of the Salmon Arm — sharp drop-offs and fast water are hazardous. Use caution and supervise children closely. on Shuswap Lake.

MARBLE POINT

COTTONWOOD BEACH

Marble Point Park surrounds the headland of Quartzite Point, midway between Sicamous and Cinnemousun Narrows. Unique marble outcroppings give the park its name. Good beaches are found both north and south of the point, and these are joined by a 1.2 km trail through a moss-carpeted forest of cedar and hemlock. Located 12 km north of Sicamous on the east shore of the northern portion of the Salmon Arm on Shuswap Lake

Located on the east shore of the Seymour Arm of Shuswap Lake, 11 km north of Cinnemousun Narrows, Cottonwood Beach has camping area with a small beach that features sweeping views of Seymour Arm.

ENCOUNTER POINT Beaching areas are to be found at Encounter Point itself, and at the north and south ends of the park. Located on the west shore of Seymour Arm of Shuswap Lake 14 km north of Cinnemousun Narrows.

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The Shuswap spirit may also be discovered in its outstanding wineries. The region’s cool climate wines are produced by six wineries that can compete on par with Canadian and International wines. The area’s wines include outstanding Gewürztraminers, Merlots, Ortegas, Reislings, and Siegerrebes, just to name a few, which have all won national awards. These wineries are all family run businesses that produce distinctive cool climate wines. A tour of the wineries is a must, you’ll be tastefully surprised!

Celista Estate Winery Canada’s most northern winery. Located on the north-shore of Shuswap Lake, just past Scotch Creek Provincial Park. Winner of 24 medals in national and North American competitions. Free wine tasting. Enjoy a glass of wine with fresh-baked bread and gourmet cheeses on the garden patio overlooking Shuswap Lake and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy Distinctly Delicious Wines© while Marg and Jake tell their story of life in the Arctic to their dream of building Canada’s most northern winery. Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery In the heart of the Tappen Valley, and owned by Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff, this Shuswap winery specializes in cool-climate wines, with aromatic whites, full-bodied reds, and dessert wines. Enjoy wine tasting in the uniquely designed Wine Shop at the new Tasting Bar. Drink in the awesome views, and relax in our licensed picnic area. Larch Hills Winery is a land-based, family run vineyard and winery, owned by Jack and Hazel Manser. Their entire product is proudly made from 100% British Columbia grapes. All their wines are made and bottled on our premises at Salmon Arm. They specialize in cool climate grape growing, and have varieties that are generally not available in other parts of BC. We think this makes our wines unique. OVINO vineyards and winery is perched on a bench well above the valley bottom in the Salmon Valley area of the Shuswap region. In 2007 a four acre vineyard was planted with four varieties of grapes: pinot gris, pinot Meunier, Gewurztraminer and the old cold hardy standby Marachel Foch. GORT’S GOUDA Established in 1983, Gort’s Gouda started by producing gouda and quark cheese (a soft german cream cheese). Over the years, spices were introduced into their hard and cream cheeses. With only natural ingredients and no preservatives, all of Gort’s Gouda products are manufactured at their Salmon Arm cheese plant. Spiced gouda, maasdammer (a Swiss-style cheese), feta cheese, yogurt, creme and creme fraiche, along with the new spicy gouda called Smoked Habanero are available at the farm location and at select grocers. You can find Gort’s Gouda at 1470 50th St. S.W., Salmon Arm. Go west out of Salmon Arm just past Demilles, take a left after the bridge. Follow the road and just past the school you’ll find Gort’s on the left. Sunnybrae Winery In 2005 Barry Turner and his wife Nancy, their daughters, husbands and grandchildren began planting their seven and a half acre lakeside property in five varieties of cool climate grapes. The craftsman style winery building built in 2010 showcases vintage artifacts and photos of Barry’s family, farmers in the Sunnybrae area for five generations.

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SHUSWAP LAKE MARINE PARK MARINE SITES WITHIN ANSTEY -

HUNAKWA PROVINCIAL PARK ANSTEY BEACH Located at the head of Anstey Arm of Shuswap Lake, 18 km north of Cinnemousun Narrows, this secluded park on the delta of the Anstey River, is surrounded by This camping park features gradual beaches on both a forest of large cedars and old cottonwoods. A warm, sides of Fowler Point, which make for easy landing of south-facing camping area features a white sandy boats here. Access to Fowler Point is on the west shore swimming beach and views down Anstey Arm. of Seymour Arm of Shuswap Lake, 32 km north of Caution: watch for shallow sandbars and changing lake Cinnemousun Narrows. levels when approaching the beach. Quiet time 10 pm-7 am

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West of the park, an easy 1.5 km hiking trail follows Campers at Cinnemousun Narrows are within easy Hunakwa Creek through old growth forest to beautiful distance of this gravel beach with a western exposure. Hunakwa Lake. Moose, deer, cougar, black bear, and mountain goat inhabit the Monashee wilderness Nielsen Beach is located on the east shore of Seymour beyond. Arm of Shuswap Lake adjacent to Cinnemousun Narrows.

ANSTEY VIEW

TWO MILE CREEK This is the first camping area on Seymour Arm, and is set in a lush forest of Douglas-fir, hemlock and birch. The park has a south-facing beach with good mooring but exposure to storms means that caution should be taken by pulling boats well up on the beach. Two Mile Creek is located on the west shore of Seymour Arm of Shuswap Lake, 25 km north of Cinnemousun Narrows.

Anstey View, true to its name, provides great views up and down Anstey Arm. A short trail leads through a forest of Douglas fir, white pine and birch to an old homestead site. Remnants of Shuswap pit houses are evidence of aboriginal winter encampments here. Anstey View park is located on the northwest shore of Anstey Arm of Shuswap Lake, adjacent to Cinnemousun Narrows.

FOUR MILE CREEK

This beautiful park is set along a sparkling creek that empties into a small bay framed by a mature cedar and Located on the west shore of Seymour Arm of Shuswap hemlock forest. In fall migrating sockeye salmon may be Lake, 6 km north of Cinnemousun Narrows this park is observed in the creek. Located on the southeast shore of Anstey Arm of Shuswap Lake, Four Mile Creek Park accessible by boat only, for camping or day use. is14 km north of Cinnemousun Narrows.

WOODS LANDING

WRIGHT CREEK

RENDEZVOUS PICNIC SITE

This park, situated at the mouth of Wright Creek, is an This attractive picnic area is located on the south end of attractive day use park. Anstey Arm West Park. It features beaching access on Located on the east shore of Seymour Arm of Shuswap a small bay. Located on the northwest shore of Anstey Lake, 18 km north of Cinnemousun Narrows. Arm of Shuswap Lake, 13 km north of Cinnemousun Narrows.

TWIN BAY

ROBERTS BAY

A small day use area with good beaching north and south of the bay. This beautiful sandy beach has a terrific view and is tucked into a small bay. It is a great spot for swimming, Twin Bay is located on the north shore of Anstey Arm fishing and waterskiing. No amenities. of Shuswap Lake, 8 km northwest of Cinnemousun Narrows.

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CINNEMOUSUN NARROWS

The two parts of Cinnemousun Narrows Park border the narrows between the four arms of Shuswap Lake. This park is an ideal place from which to explore the many marine sites on the lake. The long beaches in both parts of the park are popular for swimming and sunbathing, water-skiing and fishing. Located 23 km north of Sicamous at the meeting of the four arms of Shuswap Lake, there is no road access. Two short trails lead into the cool cedar and hemlock forest beyond the campsite, providing interesting views of ancient Shuswap pithouses. A look-out features sweeping views of beautiful Seymour and Anstey Arms. For the history buff, two cairns in the park commemorate pioneers of the area. The cairn to Paul Nielsen, an early Shuswap forest ranger, is in the campground, while another at the lighthouse reminds us of Captain Smith whose boat was discovered nearby after he disappeared.

PROVINCIAL PARK

MARA This beautiful little park is situated on the southeast end of Mara Lake16 km south of Sicamous and is a popular stopping place for travelers going north or south on Hwy #97A. Families come for a relaxing day at the lake, or to enjoy the beauty of the cool forest at the lake edge. Views to Hunters Range and Mount Mara are to the east, while the Larch Hills form a backdrop to the lake on the west. A white sand beach provides access to wonderful swimming in the clear, warm waters of Mara Lake. There is a boat launch in the park and overnight mooring of boats is not permitted.

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RODERICK HAIG-BROWN This park, is named after one of British Columbia’s conservationists, Roderick Haig-Brown. The Adams River here is recognized internationally for its salmon runs and for its fine angling for trout. Every four years in fall, the famous Adam’s River sockeye salmon run brings viewers from all over the world. Millions of red and green spawning salmon crowd the river, vying for places in which to deposit their eggs. During these years BC Parks, the Department of Fisheries & Oceans, and The Adams River Salmon Society, organize the famous Salute to the Sockeye Festival. Visitors to the park may enjoy the trails along the lower park in many seasons. In summer rafters come down the exciting river on inflated rafts, and hikers of every skill level find trails suitable for their enjoyment. This is a fascinating place to visit at any time of year, but particularly in early October during the run of the Adams River sockeye salmon. Every 4th year is a “dominant” run, with millions of fish to be seen (2014 and 2018 will be dominant runs). The Adams River Salmon Society coordinate the celebration known as the ‘Salute to the Sockeye’ during the dominant years. The following years are “sub-dominant” runs of sockeye: 2011, 2015, 2019. These years often have substantial returns of sockeye and offer excellent viewing opportunities. During the last three weeks of October in years where there isn’t a ‘dominant’ or ‘sub-dominant’ return, a small number of salmon begin their spawning cycle. The best place to view spawning salmon will be in the channel next to the parking lot.

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The Adams RIVER River THE ADAMS Nestled in the trees between Adams and Shuswap Lakes lies this pristine river which is fully protected within the boundaries of Roderick-Haig Brown Provincial Park. Haig-Brown, an avid fisherman and conservationist, had the foresight to protect this valuable but fragile resource. The Pacific Sockeye Salmon industry depends heavily on the Adams River, as it has the largest Sockeye spawning population in the world. Heavy use of the river for transporting logs was decimating the salmon stocks. Thanks to conservation efforts the Sockeye return every fall to spawn; most prevalent every four years when the river teems with over 2 million red colored fish.

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THE ADAMS RIVER The Adams River is also a wonderful playground for whitewater enthusiasts. Keep in mind though, that while the many sweepers and logjams are ideal for spawning beds, they pose a dangerous hazard to the inexperienced. The class II and III rapids offer great fun for kayakers and rafters. In summer the water is warm and inviting. The nozzle like “Gorge” is always a rush! For family adventure don’t miss an Adams River raft trip. Looking for more excitement? Adams River Rafting, Canada’s original cataraft company, offers trips with their exclusive pontoon style catarafts. Adams River Rafting has been operating since1983.

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SALUTE TO THE SOCKEYE FESTIVAL WITHIN RODERICK HAIG BROWN PROVINCIAL PARK HISTORY • The Salute to the Sockeye Festival, is an international event that occurs during the Adams River dominant sockeye salmon run once every four years, Roderick Haig Brown Provincial Park will be the venue for another major festival in October, 2014. • 1958 was the first year that the salute festival was held

FESTIVAL (EVENT) LOGISTICAL DETAILS: • The Adams River Salmon Society, Fisheries and Oceans and BC Parks will host the “Salute to the Sockeye” celebration during the first 3 weeks of October . Dates ; Friday October 3, 2014 to Sunday October 26, 2014 • A nominal event fee is charged for special event services not normally offered at Roderick Haig Brown Provincial Park. Special (extra) services provided include; First Nations cultural activities , interpretive tents, live music, DFO fish dissection tables, interpretive tours, first aid services, speciality food vendors, artisans, child friendly interpretive tents • The current fee set in the Adams River Salmon Society Park Permit is: - $5.00 per private vehicle - $2.00 per person for commercial vans - 10 to 20 passengers - $60.00 per bus carrying 21 to 40 passengers - $75.00 per bus carrying 41+ passengers • Camping will be available at nearby private campgrounds and at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park

KEY NOTES • Millions of sockeye are expected to return to spawn in the Adams River this October 2014. • In response to Park needs, and in preparation for the 2014 “Salute to the Sockeye” festival, BC Parks is undertaking a facility improvement project within Roderick Haig Brown Provincial Park. Capital Improvement budget will range from $1 million to $1.2 million. Project completion is planned for August 2014 so that all facilities are ready for public use during the Salute Festival.

PUBLIC OPPORTUNITIES AND ACTIVITIES • Special Activities will include; interpretive tents, live music, DFO fish dissection tables, interpretive tours, first aid services, speciality food vendors, artisans, child friendly interpretive tents, photography, nature hikes. • Plan a day trip to Adams River this fall! Be sure to pack up a lunch, hot drinks, blanket and chairs for a front row seat to watch nature’s spectacle of the crystal clearwater transforming into brilliant streaks of red, silver and green

THE SALMON • After spending their four-year lifespan in the Pacific Ocean, the time has come for the salmon to return up the Adams River to the stream of their birth site, thus completing their cycle of life. Witnessing their struggle is a moving event. You may also like to visit the interpretive cabin, information tents, or take a stroll and view the canyon waterfalls while in the park. • Dominant salmon runs occur every 4 years. • 2014 is Adams River’ dominant run. 2015 is sub dominant with substantial returns of salmon. • Adams River is one of the largest salmon runs in North America • It is a 17-day, 485-kilometreodyssey for salmon to return to Adams River.

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PROVINCIAL PARK

SILVER BEACH By road follow the Squilax Anglemont road to St. Ives on a paved road, then 46 km of logging road to the community of Seymour Arm. By water at the north end of Seymour Arm on Shuswap Lake. At the head of Seymour Arm is located beautiful Silver Beach Park, a summer destination for both visitors who want to relax in the sun, or who enjoy exploring the backcountry. White sandy beaches are popular with boaters, houseboaters and vehicle campers alike.

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Boaters who approach the park from the water should use caution, as shallow sand bars occur in front of the Remnants of Ogden City, a graveyard and what remains main beach. A safer, deeper area for approach and of a hotel, date back to goldrush days, and remind the visitor of a time when this part of the park was a mooring is along the shore towards Bughouse Bay. flourishing community. Canoeists can take a quiet paddle up the nearby Seymour River and often spot otters, beavers, other wildlife, and At km 6 on the #1100 forestry road, access via a short many species of birds. In late August a salmon run up trail leads to beautiful Seymour Falls. Beyond the park are many hectares of forested backcountry to explore the river is a spectacle worth seeing. and enjoy.

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The Kamloopa Kaml a Pow P Wow W is i one o of the he largest l t celebrations celeb ti of First Fir t Nations’ N io ’ culture c lt and a d her heritage in Western Canada! The Pow Wow is a spectacular expression of the Secwepemc people’s heritage and is a vibrant display of storytelling, song, and dance in traditional regalia. The Kamloopa Pow Wow represents many years of stories and events from previous years packed into three exciting days at the Pow Wow Grounds located 2 minutes from the city centre, alongside the South Thompson River in Kamloops.

Located at the “Special Events Facility” along No. 5 Yellowhead Hwy., Kamloops, B.C. B.C. CATEGORIES INCLUDE: Traditional, Chicken, Jingle, Grass, Fancy Feather & Fancy Shawl for Adult, Golden Age, Teen & Junior, Drumming Contest General Admission: $10 per day; $20 Weekend Pass Grand Entry: Friday 7 pm, Saturday 12 pm & 7 pm & Sunday 12 pm “Native” Arts & Crafts Booths Available. All Booths must be Pre-Registered. No Outside Concessions, Raffles or 50/50’s Contact the Kamloopa Powwow Society 331-345 Chief Alex Thomas Way, Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1 Phone: (250) 828-9782• Fax: (250) 372-8833 powwow@kib.ca • www.tkemlups.ca The Society and Tkemlups WILL NOT be held responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged articles or injuries! ABSOLUTELY NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL PERMITTED UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL THE POWWOW BE CANCELLED

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PRESERVING THE NATURAL STATE While providing recreation BC Parks is dedicated to preserving the natural state of parks while also providing recreational access. Park regulations and policies protect park values, ensuring a quality experience for all visitors, both today and in years to come.

PLEASE OBEY THE FOLLOWING CAMPING ETHICS AND REGULATIONS: • Pets must be on a leash while in the park and are not permitted in the day-use area or on the beach. • Campfires are allowed in designated fire rings and may not be permitted in all parks. • Parking is permitted only in designated areas and on the gravel portion of campsites. Parking is not permitted on roadsides. • Vehicles used in parks must be licensed and operated by licensed drivers. • Tents and equipment must remain on the gravel portion of your campsite. • Swimming areas protect swimmers within marker buoys. All watercraft and water-skiers must stay outside markers. Lifeguards are not in attendance. • Visitors must leave by 11:00 p.m. Only registered campers are allowed in the campsite after 11:00 p.m. • Excessive noise is not permitted. Please remember that sound travels further in open air, especially generators, music and loud talking. Quiet time is from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. • Liquor consumption is prohibited anywhere in the park with the exception of your campsite. • Barbecues must be used on the ground unless barbecue attachments are provided on picnic tables. • Bears: To avoid problems with nuisance animals such as bears, lock your food in your vehicle at night. Be sure to use the garbage containers provided and maintain a clean campsite. Never feed or approach bears. • Trees and shrubs are easily damaged; do not use them for wiener sticks. Leave flowers and others plants to grow. Trails are planned to take you safely through the most interesting and beautiful parts of our parks without damaging. For more information see our website: www.wlapwww.gov.bc.ca/bcparks

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PROVINCIAL PARK

HERALD

Beautiful south-facing beaches attract visitors to this popular park. The site of the former Herald homestead, this park has three distinct camping areas. The lower area on the delta of Reinecker Creek was for seventy years a working farm. The creek meanders through areas shaded by Douglas-fir, western redcedar, lodgepole pine and birch. Upstream from the campgrounds is Margaret Falls, a beautiful cataract which can be reached by a short trail through impressive old cedars and moss-covered cliffs. There is also a longer 2.5 km trail that traverses forested slopes above the falls. Located on the northwest shore of Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake, 13 km east of Hwy #1 at Tappen. There is a boat launch, but no overnight mooring of boats at this park. Parking fees apply at this campground. For more information go to the BC Parks website. Reservations accepted through Discover Camping.

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McCONNELL LAKE McConnell Lake Park is a day use area that appeals to those looking for a more rustic experience beside a quiet, scenic lake that provides good fishing for Kamloops trout. A perimeter trail provides walking access to the complete lakeshore, a pleasant walk through pine, spruce and fir.

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PROVINCIAL PARK

WALLOPER Walloper Lake is a pleasant fishing lake, ringed with a cool upland pine forest and situated near Lac le Jeune Park. This day use park is popular with families from nearby centres, and with travelers on busy highways nearby, who are looking for a peaceful stopping place. No overnight camping permitted.

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ROCHE LAKE Roche Lake Park protects a complex of 10 lakes in high elevation Douglas fir, spruce and pine forests of the Thompson Plateau. Campers who are interested in good fishing, and enjoy camping in natural surroundings with few amenities, come to scenic Roche Lake country. The lake and others accessible from Roche, provide world class fishing for Kamloops trout. It should be noted that on the south end of Roche Lake, only electric boat motors are permitted. Other lakes in the area are accessible by primitive routes and trails. 4-wheel drive or other high clearance vehicles and mountain bikes are sometimes necessary modes of transportation. For more information call (250) 377-8888 Hiking routes lead into several of the lakes. Vehicle accessible, camping areas are Roche Lake North, Roche Lake West and Horseshoe Lake. Roche Lake park is located 36 km southeast of Kamloops and is accessed by a 12 km gravel road off Hwy #5A.

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MONCK

The Park has seen some positive changes recently, including the construction of a new 1.3km hiking trail to the east of the existing upper trails. The loop is best walked from the upper end, as sections of this trail are steep and require caution. Set on the shore of Nicola Lake, Monck Provincial Park oers a wide assortment of recreational activities including camping, picnicking, swimming, ďŹ shing, boating, water-skiing, wind-surďŹ ng and hiking. A very popular family-oriented campground in a hot, dry setting this park has very high use during the summer season. In addition to providing recreational opportunities, Monck protects a ponderosa pine, bunchgrass ecosystem and a volcanic rock cli landscape. There are archaeological sites including two First Nations pit house depressions in the day use area. There is a pay telephone at the gate oďŹƒce near the entrance to the park. Quiet Hours are 10 pm to 7 am: Music, generator, etc. must be shut o completely between these hours.

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BEAR WATCHING ETIQUETTE at WELLS GRAY Provincial parks are some of the few places where wild bears are easily visible in their natural setting - wild & free. Seeing bears is an exciting experience - the first time and every time! It's important to realize that wild bears can be dangerous. A passive bear is not a guarantee of safety. It only takes a running child, barking dog, honking car horn or an approaching person to trigger a bear's "fight of flight" instinct. Bears come out of hibernation in April, ravenously hungry from a long sleep. At first they find little to eat except cottonwood buds, skunk cabbage or carrion. Later in May ,they feed on new grass and dandelions along the park road. This is the best time to view them on the pleasant drive to Clearwater Lake. Bears prey on moose calves and fawns at this time, so never approach a feeding bear as they are very possessive of a fresh kill.

USE GOOD JUDGEMENT • Never approach or follow bears; respect their need for space. This includes not following fresh tracks. • Do not block their line of travel or escape routes. • Keep a safe distance from bears and remain in you vehicle (minimum 50 metres/150 feet - the length of three buses). • Use a telephoto lens, spotting scope or binoculars to get "close". • Pull well off the road with your vehicle to prevent motor vehicle accidents. Under no circumstances should you leave the safety of your vehicle. • Limit the time you spend viewing the bear to 1 minute or less to preserve its natural behaviour. • Respect the special needs of denning bears and newborn or young bears - leave them alone.

During the summer, bears move away from the roads into the park, feeding on berries, insects and the occasional rodent. Chances of seeing a bear at this time are greatly reduced but the occasional one is seen around the Ray Farm and along the corridor road(s) sides. In autumn, bears join anglers on the Clearwater River to take advantage of spawning salmon. Watching the riverbanks in the late evening or early morning from August to mid-October will usually turn up a bear or two. Grizzlies may also be seen at this time, however, it is unusual to find them so near to humans. Watch all bears from a safe distance and noisily announce your approach if you travel the trail systems of Wells Gray.

DO NOT CAUSE STRESS IN BEARS BY THESE ACTIVITIES

For your safety and the bear's safety, please learn and follow the basic guidelines in this brochure when viewing, filming and photographing wild bears. You can be a good example of others while watching bears in their natural habitat!

• Children should never be encouraged to approach, pet or feed bears. • Always keep children in immediate sight. They're often the same size as many bears' prey.

Failure to follow the guidelines can lead to the destruction of a bear and a park ranger giving you an eviction from the park and/or fines.

WELLS GRAY PARK IS HOME TREAT IT WITH CARE • Respect the posted speed limit. It exists to protect bears and humans • Care of our bears' home - the land, plants water and air • Support the creation of protected space - for biodiversity, and the health of our human habitats

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• Approaching or cornering, following or chasing. • Herding bears into a better scene • Throwing objects or calling out to change behaviour • Direct eye contact, even through a camera lens, can be threatening to a bear • Circling or standing around a bear by yourself or in a group

TAKE SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR CHILDREN

DO NOT FEED BEARS • Feeding attracts bears to roadside areas where they can be injured or killed. • Feeding creates habituated bears- more likely to be a danger to people. Conflict will result in the death of the bear. • Feeding leads to eating garbage. Bear eat wrappers, cans and bottle caps, destroying their digestive systems. • Eating human foods can cause, among other things, tooth decay, gum infection and ulcers in bears.


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LAC LE JEUNE Lac le Jeune is an excellent family park with activities for all ages and interest. The higher elevation lake is a cool destination during the heat of summer, and is a picturesque body of water surrounded by lodgepole pine forests. The fishing at Lac Le Jeune has continually been excellent, producing rainbow trout to 3 pounds. The combination of fishing excitement, with the beautiful landscape and the endless activities makes Lac le Jeune an excellent choice for your family camping adventure. A sandy beach fronts an extensive picnic area, and features a wharf that is disabled accessible. A naturalist’s program will be presented weekdays from mid June to the end of August providing kids with an educational experience and allowing parents a much deserved siesta. Look for postings of weekly programmes around the park.

Lac le Jeune park is located 30 minutes from Kamloops, Hikers and bikers have access to an extensive trail system access paved road from Lac le Jeune Exit on the at nearby Stake Lake, and in winter the Stake Lake trails Coquihalla Hwy; 37 km south of Kamloops; 47 km north are a popular groomed cross-country ski trail system. of Merritt. For more information (250) 377-8888.

Meadow Creek GOLF CLUB

Located a short and scenic 35-minutes drive southwest from Kamloops adjacent to the Logan Lake Municipal campground, the Meadow Creek Golf Course is a hidden gem that offers a challenging layout amid ruggedly natural charm and stunning views. Meadow Creek can be played as a 3,091-yard nine-hole course or as a 6,160-yard 18-hole track. Come tee off only one kilometre from Logan Lake, just off the Coquihalla Highway and down Highway 97D.

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ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY The most beautiful places, the most diverse living landscapes, the most treasured ecosystems: this is what BC Parks has the privilege of caring for. The focus for BC Parks over the past decade has been expanding our protected area system to what is more than 800 protected areas encompassing more than 12% of the province. Now that many regions of the province have protected areas representing the range of natural environments, we now have to look at a framework for managing those protected areas. In 1999, the BC's Park Legacy Panel recommended that BC Parks adopt a new way of thinking about protected area management. This new framework is referred to as Ecological Integrity. Ecological integrity is a way of thinking and acting that makes the ecological needs of an area the primary responsibility of our agency while recognizing the diversity and range of natural, cultural and recreational values in the system. Ecological integrity is a way of managing that sees maintaining the wholeness of nature in our protected areas as a major priority. Ecological integrity helps us to understand what we need to be aiming at throughout the protected area system. We will know we are successful when: • Protected ecosystems are unimpaired by stresses from human activity • Natural ecological processes are intact and self-sustaining • Protected ecosystems evolve naturally and their capacity for self-renewal is maintained, and • The biodiversity of protected ecosystem's (variety of living things) is ensured British Columbia has some of the world's most wonderful places. These are places of great beauty, of great diversity our natural treasures. Together we must care for these places forever, ensuring that this generation passes along to the next, a system just as beautiful, just as diverse, just as undiminished.

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TUNKWA Tunkwa Lake Park is provincially significant for both its conservation and recreation values. Here on the southern Thompson Plateau is found a rare combination of forest and grassland, lakes, wetlands and bogs. Some of the best fishing for rainbow trout in the province is available in the two largest lakes, Tunkwa and Leighton. trout up to 8 pounds are not uncommon, and fish exceeding 10 pounds have been reported. Spawning trout provide eggs for as many as 40 other provincial lakes, and trout can be easily observed in the spawning channels. For the bird enthusiast, waterfowl of many kinds can be observed on and around the lakes. Two herds of wild horses are often seen roaming the rolling grasslands that surround the lake. This is ranching country and horseback riding is a popular pastime. Trails and backcountry roads often lead beyond the boundaries of the park. All recreationists in Tunkwa are asked to respect fences and gates that are used to manage the rotational cattle grazing system.

Popular here are sometimes conflicting recreation uses such as nature study and ATV riding, hiking and dirt bike riding. In order to serve the interests that bring visitors to this park, and protect its rich natural values, areas have been set aside for the various activities. Visitors are asked to obey all postings, including those limiting camping to areas provided with tables and fire rings. The park is located midway between Savona and Logan Lake on the southern Thompson Plateau, about 40 km southwest of Kamloops. It is accessed via 24 km of paved road from Savona or 16 km from Logan Lake on the Tunkwa Lake Road. For more information (250) 377-8888

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Gwyneth Lake Park is located approximately 70 kilometres west of Lillooet and 60 kilometres north of Pemberton, accessed from the Hurley Forest Service Road. The park contains an old “Forest Service” style campground with 6 campsites and a pit toilet. All facilities are user-maintained. The park includes a small lake and marsh. It is situated on the Hurley-Carpenter Lake road tour route from the Lower Mainland and can cater to the destination and day use needs of visitors to the Goldbridge-Bralorne area and, as a former Ministry of Forests and Range recreation site, provides opportunities for fishing, camping, picnicking and as a base for hiking and ATV touring in the surrounding area. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, it is prohibited to gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. The area can accommodate 6 or 7 camping parties. All campsites are on a first-come, first-serve basis; reservations are not accepted. The sites are very rustic. There are log-style tables, rock fire rings and a usermaintained pit toilet. There is no fee. There are no other facilities at this park.

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STEELHEAD

Steelhead is a small but attractive park on the shores of both Kamloops Lake and the Thompson River where it leaves the lake. It has a history of early aboriginal use and later pioneer settlement, and is a heritage site of some interest. The local Skeetchestn Indian Band and the Savona Heritage Society cooperate with BC Parks to maintain and enhance the heritage values of Steelhead Park. The park has amenities such as hot showers and hookups for water and power at select sites. The power service has been updated to 30-ampere. A beautiful beach is environment so hikers should take care not to disturb located at the front door of the park as is spectacular the natural vegetation. trout and char ďŹ shing at the mouth of the river. Here too in fall wintering tundra and trumpeter swans, The park provides access to Kamloops Lake, for water as well as other waterfowl, may often be observed at sports as well as for ďŹ shing. It provides the visitor with close range. an opportunity to observe an ecosystem unique in Canada, the semi-arid bunchgrass lands of the Interior Steelhead park is located 40 km west of Kamloops on of British Columbia. This is a fascinating but fragile Hwy #1. Contact (250) 377-8888

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Juniper Beach Park is a lovely oasis in Thompson Valley sagebrush and cactus country. Situated on a small beach along the Thompson River, it features amenities such as electrical hook-ups and showers.

Scenic views of the beautiful Thompson River are a feature of this small park on a rocky shoreline. Visitors come here simply to enjoy the beauty of blue-green waters, or to fish for trout, steelhead and salmon in its swift eddies.

The nearby countryside affords fascinating views of rocky lava outcroppings, deep coulees, and hillsides where wild cactus, rabbitbrush and sagebrush flourish. The river itself is popular with kayakers and canoeists, but inquiries must be made about dangerous rapids in the river. The river beach allows for refreshing swimming in the cold waters of the Thompson.

The river here flows through some of the driest country in British Columbia, where Rocky Mountain Sheep are at home, and where unique plant communities flourish. Two train lines hug the river through this area, and trainwatching is popular with many of the regular visitors. Goldpan Park is located adjacent to Trans Canada Hwy, 10 km west of Spences Bridge or 25 km east of Lytton.

In season, anglers come here to try their skill and luck at catching trout, salmon and steelhead. Please check This is also a popular base camp for visitors enjoying fishing regulations for special limits on the Thompson guided river rafting, and exploring the Thompson/Pavilion River. area. It’s an area rich in geological and human history. Two train lines follow the Thompson River Valley here, and train watching has become a popular activity for young and old alike.

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For the history buff, Juniper Beach Park is a good place from which to visit nearby historic Hat Creek Ranch. A drive through Marble Canyon on Hwy #99 takes the Juniper Beach Park is adjacent to Trans Canada Hwy, 20 visitor past impressive limestone cliffs that line the valley on one side, and on the other, past three of the most km east of Cache Creek. colourful lakes imaginable. The deep emerald greens, sky blue and turquoise of these lakes are unforgettable. All the lakes are popular fishing lakes for rainbow trout. PROVINCIAL PARK

SKIHIST

The park itself is situated on three lakes, Turquoise, Crown, and Pavilion. Access to Crown Lake is easy from many of the sites that are situated in open forest on the lakeshore. The Thompson River Canyon is the dramatic backdrop The beach is gradual and safe for even small children. to this park situated on both sides of the Trans Canada Hwy near Lytton. Skihist Park protects a hot and semi- The valley affords beautiful views for the scenic arid part of British Columbia, and beautiful Ponderosa photographer, while birds and wildlife are often easy to spot. Nearby to the east is historic Hat Creek Ranch, Pines shade the campsites. and westward a scenic drive along the Fraser River to It is a favourite stopping place for travelers on the Trans Lillooet, worth every kilometer of the drive. Marble Canada Hwy, for either a short rest above the beautiful Canyon Park is adjacent to Hwy #99, 40 km west Thompson River Canyon, or for a few days camping in of Cache Creek or 50 km east of Lillooet. For more this unique part of the province. information (250) 378-5334. An 8 km trail, which begins in the campground, provides excellent views of the valley, and hikers often observe wildlife on this trail through the dry uplands. For rafters and fishers the park is a convenient camping place from which to access the river, where trout, steelhead and salmon are possible in season. Skihist Park is adjacent to the Trans Canada Hwy, 6 km east of Lytton or 80 km south of Cache Creek.

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Important Notice: During the camping season, overnight visitors can now pay at the campground with a self registration system - cash only accepted. Deposit cash in the envelope (change will be provided when attendant arrives if you do not have correct amount), fill out the information and place in the vault provided at the water pump. Please detach the receipt portion and attach to the clip on the picnic table. You may also pre-pay firewood with your campsite self registration.


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TRAIL CONDITIONS Trailhead to Suspension Bridge: This 13 km section of trail has 5 campsite locations along it. Each location contains a steel bear-proof food cache and a usermaintained pit toilet. School groups: please register online. Suspension Bridge to Stein Lake: Low-lying areas between Suspension Bridge and Ponderosa may be brushy. There was a new cable car installed to replace the old Rutledge Crossing. The new crossing is located about 300m upstream of the old crossing. Please follow the new trail upstream to access the new cable car. Stein Lake to Tundra Lake: Expect to encounter many deadfalls and erosion along this steep and difficult section of trail. Use caution and allow lots of travel time. Expect to cross snow and encounter snowfalls even during late summer. The route around Tundra Lake is very rough and takes about 2 - 4 hours from the boundary to the north east end of the lake during normal late summer/early fall conditions. Camping facilities (backcountry toilet and food cache) have been installed on a knoll in the north east corner of the lake where there is a good water source. Net elevation gain of about 1100 meters (3600 feet) from Stein Lake to the park boundary near Tundra Lake, and a net loss of about 700 meters (2200 feet) from there to the Lizzie Lake parking lot. Very strenuous travelling in either direction. Water is available at Tundra Lake, Puppet Lake and the Stein River only. There are unreliable snowmelt streams at some points along the ridge. Do not underestimate the length of time and effort required to traverse this section of trail. This route should be considered only by experienced backpackers. Route finding skills are a necessity as many of the rock cairns marking the trail have fallen. White-out conditions can occur even during midsummer. Cottonwood Creek Campsite to Blowdown Pass: The section from the Stein River to Cattle Valley Creek is difficult. Be prepared for steep ascents and descents and side sloping. This section was severely damaged by the forest fire. Very steep ascent to Unnecessary Knob just north of Cottonwood Creek campsite and trail may be difficult to follow in sections. There are bridge crossings over the north fork of Cottonwood Creek and Cattle Valley Creek. This 29 km section of trail has 1 developed campsite along it (North Fork Cottonwood Creek) with a steel bear-proof food cache and pit toilet. The final ascent (5.5km) from the Silver Queen Mine turn off to Blowdown Pass is along an old road and easy to manage.

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STEIN VALLEY NLAKA’PAMUX Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park is a large pristine wilderness park protecting the entire Stein River watershed. It has great historical, cultural and spiritual significance to the Lytton First Nations, who assist BC Parks in its management. Ferry across Fraser River at Lytton to access trailhead. Several wilderness trails accessible by logging roads from Lillooet and Duffey Lake. Here the backcountry hiker may explore river canyons, ascend majestic mountains, and camp on high alpine meadows beside glacier fed lakes.

BC Parks Visitor’s Guide Blowdown Pass: Snow covered. The first 10 km of the Blowdown Creek FSR is rough in places but 2WD. The final 5 km, starting at the “Branch 6” turn, is a very rough 4WD road. Most visitors park their vehicles at the 10 km mark. Lizzie Lake: Lizzie Lake Forest Service Road blocked by 4 slides, the first of which is approx. 1 km from Lillooet Lake. Please contact the Squamish Forest District or check their website for current conditions on this road (Lizzie Lake is approximately 10 km from the first washout). Approx. 12 km hike to the park boundary during normal mid to late summer conditions from Lizzie Lake (approx. 700 meters or 2200 foot net elevation gain from parking lot at Lizzie Lake to park boundary). The road is becoming overgrown.

A 75 km trail runs the entire length of the Stein River Valley. Additional trails into side drainage’s total approximately another 75 km of backcountry trails. Eleven wilderness campsites along the main trail provide primitive sites, PROVINCIAL PARK pit toilets, and bear caches. Primary access is from the SOUTH CHILCOTIN MOUNTAIN eastern end of the park, with secondary access from Lizzie Lake on the west side or from the Duff y Lake road for the north side of the park. South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park is a visually Beyond the main trail the backpacker must wilderness spectacular area with mid elevation grasslands, sub camp, and hikers are reminded that no fires are allowed alpine and alpine meadows, alpine lakes and mountain in the park, and that all are expected to follow the peaks. The park encompasses the complete watersheds of Lizard and Leckie Creeks and significant portions of precepts of no trace camping. other large intact watersheds and headwaters. Fishing for trout is exciting in the lower Stein, and kayakers come to test their skills in this mountain There are broad valleys and ridges with interconnecting stream. There are hand launch sites in various places trail systems. Over 200 km of trails through broad valleys, along the river, and kayakers are reminded that the alpine meadows and ridges offer an excellent variety of loop trips of varying difficulty and distances for hikers, Stein is rated as an expert river. horse riders and mountain bikers. Visitors to this park Trails range in difficulty from easy to extreme, and will have an outstanding wilderness experience. weather conditions in this mountain park may change dramatically without warning. Visitors to the Stein Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and viewing are urged to inform themselves of conditions before spectacular mountain scenery are the main activities here, as well as wildlife viewing, fishing and skiing in winter. embarking on trails or routes. In most locations of the park you will be several days This park lies approximately 150 km north of Whistler from any form of help. Bring a good first aid kit and and 95 km west of Lillooet. Access from Pemberton is via the Hurley Forest Service Road to Gold Bridge (this road exercise caution. climbs steeply to 1,850 meters and can be very rough) or from Lillooet along Carpenter Lake on Hwy 40.

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Lytton Trail Head: Take the ferry from Lytton across the Fraser River. The Ferry is closed for periods in the spring due to high water. A gravel road leads to the trailhead north of the ferry. Alternative access from Lillooet via Texas Creek / N. Spencer Roads.

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To access the Jewel Bridge trail head, take the Slim Creek FSR (about 7 km east of Gold Bridge on Hwy 40). off Hwy 40 and heads generally north for approximately 12km to the start of the Gun Creek/Spruce Lake Trail at Jewel Creek. Alternatively, visitors can drive to Gun Lake and access this logging road at the east end of the lake. The park may also be accessed by the southeast and east sides via logging and mining roads. Many of these roads require a four-wheel drive vehicle.


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