The trail comes close to a deep fissure overgrown with brush.
This area is excellent black and grizzly bear habitat. (Be Bear Aware!)
Users of the area must be knowledgeable about wilderness travel and take the necessary precautions.
Bring your own water, as potable water is not available in the park.
Evanoff Provincial Park
White-nose Syndrome is a fungal disease that has been linked to the mass die-off of hibernating bats in Eastern North America – it poses a significant threat to bats of the west and British Columbia. There is evidence that humans have accelerated the spread through entering caves with contaminated clothing, gear or equipment. Therefore, prevention strategies are focussed on public education/awareness to prevent the introduction of the fungus through human activities. There are currently (JUNE 2011) no reported cases of WNS in BC.
To ensure the protection of bats and their habitat in this park, BC Parks strongly advises that personal caving gear that has been used anywhere east of the Rockies not be used in BC. Also, before entering caves in BC, cavers and visitors should consult the provincial WNS website, which includes a link to a Decontamination Protocol for Mines and Caves.
About This ParkThe park is situated in the Hart Ranges of the Canadian Rockies. This park protects one of the most remarkable caves, the nationally significant Fang Cave complex, which includes the ninth longest cave in Canada. Other caves include the Tooth Decave and Window on the West.
The park also provides a scenic, easily accessible destination for backcountry recreation. It includes picturesque alpine bowls, three small alpine lakes, and distinctive limestone pinnacles and ridges. Two separate trails, the Fang Trail and Torpy Trail provide access to small alpine basins, with a connection over Fang Mountain. The Torpy Trail continues outside the park to Torpy Mountain.
Park Size: 1,473 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.
There are two points to access the park; one from the west end just to the north of Pass Lake and one from the Upper Torpy Road and then through a logging block up to the south boundary.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
- Snowmobiling Boundary Map [PDF 867KB]
Nature and Culture
- History: The park is named for George Evanoff, a Prince George outdoorsman, who was one of the original explorers of the cave system and was a member of the Prince George Land and Resource Management Plan process. George was instrumental in the formation of several new Provincial Parks in the Prince George area. This 1,473 hectare park has a large cave system in it called Fang Cave and was first explored by George and friends in 1976.
- Cultural Heritage: The park is the traditional territory of Lheidli T’enneh Nation.
- Conservation: The area is important habitat for caribou, moose, black and grizzly bear.
- Wildlife: Caribou, moose, black bear and grizzly bear can all be found in this park.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 416.04KB] for Evanoff Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
- Fang Trail: 6 km hiking trail, access to alpine lakes. The caves are accessible by an alternate fork which continues along the ridge above the bowl.
- Torpy Trail: 1.5 km hiking trail, access to small alpine lake from high elevation forest road east of Pass Lake.