Tā Ch’ilā Provincial Park (Boya Lake)
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
July 4, 2018: Boil Water Advisory
Boil water before using it for drinking, making ice, cooking, washing food, or brushing teeth. Use a hand sanitizer after washing hands.
Until further notice, all users are advised to:
- bring water to a rolling boil for a least one minute, or
- use an alternate, safe source of water.
April 19, 2018: Results of the 2017 Butterfly Inventory Project
Participate in the 2018 Butterfly Inventory Project:
Instructions are as follows:
- Please download the ‘Survey123’ app from android or apple app store. (free)
- Use the supplied URL link to download survey form: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/40ec62a0a9464e7b9feb5ec500281cb9?open=native
- After you have loaded the Survey123 form on your device, it can be used offline to ‘collect’ your observation data.
- While you are at Boya Lake and observing butterflies, fill out the form and hit ‘Send Later’.
- When you get back to internet service, open the Survey123 app, hit the ‘Outbox’ icon, and send your survey.
- New for 2018: As of December 14, 2017, the Boya Lake Provincial Park campground will offer campsite reservations via our Discover Camping Reservation Service.
Limited access to fishing licence vendors in this area
Any visitors wishing to fish/angle in BC Parks on the Highway 37 corridor should strongly consider obtaining a BC Freshwater Fishing Licence while they have access to internet and a printer, there are very limited opportunities to obtain a fishing licence on the Highway 37 corridor.
About This Park
Boya Lake offers scenic camping and a wide variety of water recreation with its superb water clarity and colour, beckoning the traveller to explore its many islands and bays.
Boya Lake is situated on the Liard Plain, an area carved out by glaciers 20,000 years ago. The area is characterized by elongated ridges, or drumlins and eskers.
Boya Lake is also one of the few lakes in the north that is warm enough for swimming. Boya Lake offers two short hiking trails, a mountain bike trail and limitless bays and islands to discover by canoe or motor boat.
Established Date: November 30, 1965
Park Size: 4,597 hectares
- The lake is noted for its colour and clarity. The bottom is composed of marl, a mixture of silt and shell fragments. The crystal clear waters and aqua-marine lake colour are a result of the light reflecting from the marl bottom.
| Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
|Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
|May 15 – September 30 (After September 30, campground access is available until snow closes the park, but there are no services offered and fees will not be charged.)|
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 15 – September 30 (park is closed on first snowfall)|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||Not applicable|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||44|
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.|
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History: Boya Lake Park, established in November 1965, lies within the traditional territory of the Kaska Dene First Nation, who currently live in and around the settlement of Good Hope Lake. The interesting landscape of this park was formed by glaciers about 8,000 years ago, leaving a maze of gravel ridges (eskers) and pothole lakes.
- Conservation: Boya Lake is totally contained within the park, which protects a small portion of the Liard Plain ecosection.
- Wildlife: Moose and beaver live in and around the forest. Mountain goat and Osborne caribou roam above timberline on the Horseranch Range. You may also see a wide variety of waterfowl and songbirds.
Activities Available at this Park
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
There is a marked mountain biking route on old ATV trails in the Park. The route goes around Boya Lake and is approximate 25 kilometres long. A small portion of the route is on the Highway 37.
The Lakeshore Trail is 1.5 km long and leaves from the north end of the campground.
The Beaver Lodge Trail is also 1.5 km in length and leaves from the south end of the park, near the boat launch.
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Please be advised that hunting and the discharge of firearms is prohibited within 400 metres of the campground access road, and service yard road at all times.