During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.
Finn Creek Provincial Park
About This ParkThis park includes the braided lower Finn Creek, a deep meandering channel, and islands in the North Thompson River. Note that no camping or day-use facilities are provided here.
There are high values for chinook, coho and bull trout spawning. The park offers grizzly bear and moose habitat and has potential for many bird species.
Established Date: April 30, 1996
Park Size: 303 hectares
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History: The park was created as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resources Management Plan. It was established April 30, 1996.
- Cultural Heritage: Old Hwy #5 along the west side of the park, with old homesites. Pinkie Peak adjacent to east park boundary was used by surveyors as a lookout point up and down the valley.
- Conservation: The park features the braided meandering channel of Finn Creek, and a portion of the North Thompson River which contains some islands. Cottonwoods, cedars, hybrid spruce and birch along the wetter bottomlands exist in the park. The park protects important spawning habitat for bull trout, coho and chinook salmon. It is also an excellent year-round moose habitat.
- Wildlife: Noted habitat for moose and a variety of bird species. Fish species include bull trout, chinook and coho salmon.
- Management Planning Information
- Approved Finn Creek Provincial Park Management Direction Statement [PDF]
- Approved 2013 Amendment to the Finn Creek Park Management Direction Statement [PDF] (to allow snowmobiling in a small portion of the park)
Activities Available at this Park
A canoe or kayak is necessary to access the North Thompson River in this area. Always exercise caution when navigating the North Thompson River. Sweepers and log jams may not always be visible in advance.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash
You are responsible for behaviour of pets and domestic animals 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.
There is no viewing platform but the park is a good spot for viewing spawning Chinook and other wildlife. Approximately 3 km from the park, the local regional district has a day use area that offers a viewing platform overlooking a spectacular river feature.
Back country skiing and snowshoeing are permitted but there are no maintained trails. Snowmobiling is only permitted on the pipeline right-of-way.