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Bridge River Delta Provincial Park
About This ParkRepresentation: Remnant and representative of the broad valley, glacial-fed, braided stream complex that remains in a natural condition within the Bridge River system. This ecosystem type of large Douglas-fir and valley bottom riparian conditions is rare in the area.
Values: Protects a benchmark for understanding and research of natural processes and an opportunity to compare with similar ecosystems that have been modified by human disturbance. The park captures the following features:
- Old river channels and extensive gravel bars, supporting extensive cottonwood stands and riparian habitats.
- Intricately braided river system and braided tributaries to the delta on Downton Lake.
- Mixed stands of Douglas fir/lodgepole pine, mostly old growth on steep slopes with occasional Douglas fir/Western white pine stands and brushy avalanche chutes.
- Down flow winds from local glaciers results in cold air pooling in the park area. These conditions have produced plants especially adapted to this environment.
- Important spring habitats and cross valley connection for grizzly bear; habitat for moose, mule deer, wolverine, mink, Harlequin duck.
Established Date: June 3, 2010
Area: 992 hectares
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- There is a management plan being developed for this protected area. For more information please visit the management planning page.
Activities Available at this Park
Fishing opportunities for rainbow trout are available on the Bridge River and Downton Reservoir. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hunting is permitted only during lawful game hunting season. Check with Hunting and Trapping Synopsis for regulations.
Pets on Leash
Backcountry areas are rarely suited for dogs due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears. Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. You are responsible for the behavior of pets and domestic animals and must dispose of their excrement.