Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF 79KB].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Elk Valley Provincial Park

About This Park

Elk 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
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Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Elk Valley Provincial Park is situated 18 kilometres north of Fernie.
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.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Fishing

Fishing

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 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.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

There are picnic areas available at this park.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

Facilities in this Park are not maintained by BC Parks.
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Some Facilities are wheelchair accessible