Entiako Provincial Park
- Updated September 25, 2014:
The Cheslaslie River Wildfire burned through Entiako Park in the summer of 2014. Visitors are advised that a significant portion of the Park was burnt and hazardous trees will be present in the backcountry for the next several years.
- Please note: The commercial harvesting/picking of mushrooms (morel) for sale or resale is not permitted in a provincial park as outlined by the Park Act – section 9.1. Click here to view the Statutes and Regulations web page for British Columbia.
About This ParkEntiako Park and Protected Area is comprised mostly of gently rolling topography, with little physical relief other than the Fawnie Mountains in the northeast. Forests are predominantly older pine, and the dry, cold growing conditions are inhospitable to most plants. Lichens, however, are abundant in the park, growing where other plants cannot survive. The lichens provide the primary winter forage for woodland caribou, who spend their winters in Entiako Park and summers in Tweedsmuir Park.
An isolated wilderness area, Entiako Park is home to a wide range of wildlife including moose, grizzly bears and wolves. Visitors to the area are few, but those who come enjoy the opportunity to boat, fish, hunt or hike in a truly remote wilderness.
Park Size: 121,529 hectares (48,261 ha of Class A Park and 73,268 ha of Protected Area
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Closest community is Burns Lake.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- The approved Entiako Provincial Park and Protected Area Management Direction Statement [PDF 993.57KB] is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Kayakers/canoeists should take caution on large lakes in the park where strong winds and large waves arrive suddenly and produce dangerous boating conditions.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
There are no developed trails in the park; however, the Bella Coola trail starts near the mouth of Aslin Creek. Please note that this trail is not maintained and may not be easy to follow.
There are hunting opportunities in the park. Check the hunting regulations and hunting synopsis.