Becher’s Prairie Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
December 5, 2017: Park has been reopened
This park was burnt over by the 2017 wildfires. The park has now been reopened.
CAUTION – be advised that there are significant risks associated with entering areas that have been burnt over by the 2017 wildfires. Potential risks could include:
- danger trees and overhead hazards – the integrity of trees whose trunks, roots or branches have been damaged by wildfire is unreliable
- terrain instability resulting in landslides and falling or shifting debris and rock
- amplified runoff after rainfall or snowmelt which could result in a rapid increase of water course depth and flow rates or flooding conditions
- ash pits – may be deep and difficult to see
- respiratory effects caused by breathing soot and charcoal for extended periods of time
Post-wildfire hazards may last for several years or longer after a wildfire and may be triggered at any time with little or no warning.
About This Park
It contains grasslands of the porcupine grass ecosystem. This ecosystem is not known to occur in British Columbia outside of the Cariboo Region and no other protected area in the Cariboo Region includes representation of this upland porcupine grass ecosystem.
In the immediate vicinity of Rock Lake there is an area with associated waterfowl species and nesting habitat and a winter hibernation area for the Western terrestrial garter snake and common garter snake that will be protected.
The park is located approximately 24 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake.
- Date Established: March 14, 2013
- Size: 125 ha
- More information on this park will be added as it becomes available.