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Visitor Information The caves are suitable only for experienced cavers.

The trail comes close to a deep fissure overgrown with brush.

Avalanche hazards.

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
    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 west of the Rockies.
    To ensure the protection of bats and their habitat in this park, B.C. Parks strongly advises that personal caving gear that has been used anywhere east of the Rockies not be used in BC and that cavers and visitors read the following fact sheet on decontamination before entering caves in BC.
    Supporting Decontamination Documentation for Cavers [pdf]

    Biosecurity Protocol For Research Visits To Bat Hibernacula In Ontario [pdf]

About This Park

Evanoff Provincial Park The 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
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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. The park is located approximately 121 km east of Prince George along Highway 16, the Bowron Forest Service Road and Pass Lake Road in the McGregor Mountains. Prince George is the closest community, town or city.

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 Brochures

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

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Caving

Caving

There are spelunking opportunities. Spelunkers must be experienced as caving area is hazardous and dangerous.
Hiking

Hiking

This park has hiking and/or walking trails:
  • 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.
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is allowed in the park during the open season. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping regulations for more information.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There is no viewing platform but the park has a high grizzly habitat and is protection of a complex of caves.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Snowmobilers access the park from the Upper Torpy Road and then through a logging block up to the south boundary. Please see snowmobile boundary map [PDF 866KB] to see where recreational snowmobiling is permitted. It is very likely that open areas in high country are also used by mountain caribou. If wildlife of any kind is encountered please do not approach, shut down your machines and give animals the chance to move away. Avalanche training is strongly recommended for all winter recreational users to recognize and avoid avalanche terrain. It is important to be prepared with emergency and first aid equipment and the knowledge how to use it as distances are great and the area is isolated. The winter climate can be severe and unforgiving with weather conditions changing quickly.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. Winter camping is also allowed, there are no facilities provided and winter campers must be experienced and be avalanche aware.