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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Visitor Information

The Fraser River is susceptible to extreme water levels and velocities during spring/summer run-off seasons.

Park Contact

Yale First Nation
604 869-1167
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Smoking is prohibited
During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.

Emory Creek Provincial Park

Important Notice Attention Visitors – Important Notice!

  • May 25, 2018: Emory Creek Campground is now open for the summer
    Emory Creek Provincial Park campground is now open and park operator staff will be collecting fees. Firewood is available for purchase at the campground.

About This Park

Emory Creek Provincial Park Emory Creek is located 18km north of Hope on Hwy #1. In 1808, Simon Fraser became the first white explorer to visit this site in his search for a route to the Pacific Ocean.

Established Date: March 23, 1956
Park Size: 29 hectares

Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
May – October
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May – October
Campground Reservable Dates: Not applicable
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 35
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
Not applicable
Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.

Know Before You Go

Park Safety

  • The Fraser River is susceptible to extreme water levels and velocities during spring/summer run-off seasons.

Special Notes

  • 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.


Reservations are not accepted at this park, all campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis. For parks information on the reservation service, click here.

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. 18 km north of Hope on Hwy #1. The closest communities, towns and cities are Hope and Yale.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
  • 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

  • Management Planning Information
  • The approved master plan for Emory Creek Provincial Park [PDF 1.37MB] is available online in PDF format.
    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



Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.


Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

Facilities Available at this Park



Campfires are permitted in the fire rings provided. There may be fire restrictions in place during times when forest fire hazard is high. While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Cold water taps are located in the campground. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit and flush toilets are located throughout the park.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis - campsite reservations are not accepted. There are 35 sites, 3 of which are double sites. There are no pull-through sites. Sites are all in the trees, shaded, and equipped with tent pads. There is no parking available for extra vehicles. There is no gate house. If there are no staff to help you locate a site, find a campsite with no ticket number on the post. Park staff will come by to collect camping fees. Camping is not permitted if the gate is locked. The closest store is across Hwy #1 from the park entrance.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $21.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $10.50 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.

Firewood is $7.00 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.