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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.

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

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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.

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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.
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Activities Available at this Park

Fishing

Fishing

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There is no viewing platform but there are bird viewing opportunities at this park.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Snowshoeing is popular in the winter.