This is a remote wilderness area with no facilities and no developments. Visitors to this area must be self-sufficient and well equipped.
Bring your own water, as potable water is not available in the park.
Clendinning Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
- Please note, July 6, 2015: Clendinning Park and Upper Elaho Conservancy are inaccessible until further notice due to the Elaho Forest Fire.
For up to date information about forest fires in BC go to: www.bcwildfire.ca
About This Park
Clendinning Provincial Park is an area of contrasts, with ancient forests, tranquil meadows, and spectacular relief dominated by heavily glaciated peaks, steep granite slabs, hanging valleys and icefalls.
This undeveloped, roadless watershed provides the opportunity for wilderness backcountry recreation. Those with the skills to be self-sufficient in an isolated environment will find the rewards of an area steeped in natural values.
Clendinning Park was established as a Protected Area on October 28, 1996.
Park Size: 30,330 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: In 1893 Stanley Smith and his partner, Mr. Doolittle, set off into the wilds of the upper Squamish River valley in search of Clark and Braden, two surveyors who had gone missing the previous spring. Smith's route penetrated the wild beauty of Clendinning Creek and Chilko Creek. Smith and Doolittle found only a cap belonging to one of the surveyors. In 1941 Arthur Dalton made the first ascent of Mt. Tinniswood, which he named after his father.
- Wildlife: This area provides important habitat for grizzly bears and black bears and is a migration corridor for black-tailed deer, goats, wolves and cougars.