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Bull Canyon Provincial Park
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
Know Before You Go
- The Chilcotin River is a very cold and fast moving river. Please keep children and pets away from the river. Swimming is not recommended.
- 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.
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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
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
There is one toilet located at the entrance of the park that is wheelchair-accessible.