Blue River Pine Provincial Park
About This Park
This park protects a combination of wetland and upland on sandy fluvial-glacial soils along the lower stretches of Blue River. Dry lodgepole pine forest type, uncommon in the North Thompson valley is represented. This park also protects a very unusual association of Vaccinium myrtiloides with lodgepole pine. Note that no camping or day-use facilities are provided here.
Park Size: 26.4 hectares
Location and Maps
230 km north of Kamloops on Hwy # 5; the park is located near Hwy # 5, in the community of Blue River. The nearest communities, towns and cities are Blue River, Clearwater, Vavenby and Kamloops.
Nature and Culture
- History - The park was created April 30, 1996 as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan. The park will be managed according to the Interim Management Direction Statement for Blue River Pine Park.
- Conservation -The park protects dry lodgepole pine forest, uncommon in the North Thompson valley, and also contains Douglas-fir and white pine. Contains a very unusual association of Vaccinium myrtiloides with lodgepole pine and significant ground lichens. Wild berries make this a noted summer habitat for black bear.
- Wildlife - Black bear summer habitat.