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Emory Creek Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Campground open on Friday, May 10
Emory Creek Campground will be opening for the season on Friday, May 10. Fee collection for overnight camping will begin on May 10.
About This Park
Know Before You Go
- The Fraser River is susceptible to extreme water levels and velocities during spring/summer run-off seasons.
- This park is cooperatively managed by a community, society or other partner. Services and facilities may differ from those offered in other BC Parks.
- This park is located next to the Canadian Pacific Railway mainline.
- It is illegal to operate an uninsured/unlicenced motor vehicle in any provincial park, recreation area or campground.
Location and Maps
Maps and Brochures
- There are no digital maps or brochures for this park.
Nature and Culture
- History: Emory Creek in 1858 was a tent and shack camp, established by miners in search of gold. When it became evident that the gold was not available in the amounts estimated, the miners started moving north on the Fraser River. A few Chinese remained in the area. The area came into the hands of a man named Walker, who felt Emory Creek would become the head of riverboat navigation on the Fraser. Eventually, he sold the land to the Oppenheimer Brothers in early 1879. In the fall of 1879, Emory was chosen by the C.P.R. as the western terminus. In a short time it became Emory Creek. The town consisted of thirteen streets with its own newspaper, various shops, a brewery, nine saloons and a sawmill. When Yale was made the terminus, Emory was all but abandoned by 1885, with the completion of the railway. Today, it is an easily accessible treed campground with paved roads and flush outhouses.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
- Management Planning Information
- Approved Master Plan for Emory Creek Provincial Park [PDF 1.37MB]
This is not the original management planning product. This document has been scanned from the original format of the plan. It may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
Firewood is $8.00 per bundle
Please note: Based on BC Parks fees and party
definition, an additional vehicle is half the camping fee i.e. $10.50
Persons with Disabilities may camp for free with appropriate documents.