The park supports multiple lake activities. Please apply safe boating procedures at all times and be aware of swimmers, canoeists and kayakers.
The water level of the lake fluctuates seasonally and, as a result, the beach area is subject to flooding.
Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.
Canim Beach Provincial Park
About This Park
Canim Beach Provincial Park is a 6 hectare park located near 100 Mile House. Its situation on the shores of Canim Lake offers views across the lake to the Quesnel Highlands sloping upwards to the massive Cariboo Mountains.
Canim Lake is one of the larger lakes in the Cariboo, and is popular for fishing, paddling, swimming, picnicking and water skiing. The area features include Canim Falls at the east end of the lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park, and picturesque views of the surrounding mountains.
Park Size: 6 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.
Nature and Culture
- History - Canim Beach Provincial Park was established in 1956 as a Class A park. This park is popular with local residents for swimming and fishing. The combination gravel-pebble beach is a reminder of the glacial activity of the past.
- Culture - This park lies in the traditional territory of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) First Nation. While no heritage sites are known within the park, please remember it is illegal to damage such sites or remove artifacts.
- Conservation - Beautiful forest typical of the Cariboo Basin, feauring mature Douglas-fir trees surround Canim Lake. The lake, popular for fishing, supports healthy populations of trout species.
- Wildlife - Wildlife inhabiting this ecosystem, and possible to encounter around Canim Beach Park, include mule deer, coyote, beaver, otter, black bear, waterfowl, hawks and song birds.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan for Canim Beach Provincial Park [PDF 33.36KB] is available online in pdf format.