During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.
Elk Valley Provincial Park
About This ParkElk Valley Provincial Park is a scenic, quiet and sheltered picnic area within close proximity to the Highway. This park provides a unique opportunity to enjoy natural features of the Elk Valley and riparian habitat of the Elk River in close proximity to a major tourist route. In addition, there are commanding views of the Rocky Mountains, particularly to the north of the park.
Please Note: The only facilities in Elk Valley Provincial Park are at a Highway Rest Stop, and are not maintained by BC Parks. It consists of a parking lot, picnic tables, wheelchair accessible pit toilets. Please bring your own water as potable water is not available.
Park Size: 78 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.
The park is not identified by any formal provincial park signage; rather it is signed by the Ministry of Transportation as the Olson Rest Area.
Nature and Culture
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF] for Elk Valley Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
There is excellent fishing in the Elk River which forms the northern boundary of this park. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. For regulations please consult the Freshwater Sport Fishing synopsis.
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in park buildings. You are responsible for your pets behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.