Visitor InformationThe Chilcotin River is a very cold and fast moving river. Please keep children and pets away from the river. Swimming is not recommended.
Park ContactThis park proudly operated by:
Silvertip Park Services Ltd.
Bull Canyon Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
September 18, 2017: Park Re-opened Effective Immediately
As a result of the attached Order of the Regional Director, the park is now re-opened, effective immediately. For more information, please see the Order of the Regional Director and the FRA (attached):
- July 6, 2017: No potable water
Visitors to the park must bring their own drinking water, as the hand pump is currently broken and needs to be repaired. We apologize for any inconvenience.
About This Park
Bull Canyon is a small campground along Highway 20, ideal for visitors
travelling in the Chilcotin. The park is located in a beautiful canyon,
with the glacier blue Chilcotin River flowing past the campground. There
is a short walking trail beside the river, and the surrounding area supports
excellent fishing lakes, birdwatching and wildlife viewing opportunities.
People can view shallow caves in Bull Canyon Mountain on the Chilcotin River Interpretive Trail. Bull Canyon Park is often used as a base to explore the Chilco.
Established Date: April 7, 1993
Park Size: 343 hectares
- The gates at Bull Canyon are locked during the off-season, from September 16th to May 14th. Bull Canyon is the only provincial campsite along Highway 20 between Williams Lake and Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. There are several Forest Service campgrounds and two private campgrounds on or near this section of Highway 20.
- ORVs are prohibited in this park. ORVs include ATVs, off-road motorcycles, snowmobiles and side by sides.
| 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 15
(gate is closed during the off-season)
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 15 – September 15|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||Not applicable|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||20|
|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: Bull Canyon was established as a UREP (Use Recreation for the Enjoyment of the Public) reserve in 1955 for the use, recreation and enjoyment of the public. The Forest Service operated a fire suppression camp in the summer months, just east of the present campground, from 1955 until the 1980s. The campground was developed in the 1970s and reconstructed in 1992. Bull Canyon was designated as a provincial park in 1993.
- Cultural Heritage: Archaeological sites exist throughout the park and are protected under the Heritage Conservation Act. Please do not disturb these sites.
- Conservation: The Chilcotin River, at Bull Canyon Park, is designated Class II Classified Waters. Special fishing restrictions apply to sections of this river. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information