Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF 79KB].
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Border Lake Provincial Park

About This Park

Border Lake Park rests in the Unuk River Valley, on the border of Alaska, about 180km south of the community of Telegraph Creek. The occasional river rafter will enjoy the pristine, wild waters of the Unuk River, flowing through the park and into Misty Fjords National Monument in Alaska.

The highly productive wetland complex surrounding three small lakes included in the park offers habitat for a wide range of vegetation, waterfowl, mammals and fish.

Established Date: January 25, 2001

Park Size: 814 hectares
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Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Border Lake Park is extremely remote. No road access is available and Border Lake is too small to land float planes. Visitors may reach the upper reaches of the Unuk River by air, then raft down to the park.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: Designation of Border Lake as a Class A provincial park followed recommendations from the Cassiar Iskut-Stikine Land and Resource Management Plan in 2001.
  • Cultural Heritage: Border Lake lies within the asserted traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation.
  • Conservation: The highly productive lake and wetland complex in Border Lake Park is rich with conservation values. Plant communities include rare species, such as the yellow marsh-marigold, while grizzly bears find critical spring patch habitat in the valuable wetlands. Important fish habitat is provided to lake spawning sockeye salmon, a provincially significant sea-run cutthroat trout population, and an unusual anadromous cutthroat trout.
  • Wildlife (specific to this park or area): The remote wilderness of Border Lake Park is home to a wide range of wildlife. Grizzly bears rely on spring habitat within the park, while the wetland complex provides excellent waterfowl nesting and forage habitat. Significant resident and migratory fish populations are found in the waters in the park.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Fishing

Fishing

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.