In This Park

Activities Available at this Protected Area
Facilities Available at this Protected Area
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.

Foster Arm Protected Area

About This Protected Area

Foster Arm Protected Area Created through the efforts of the Robson Valley Land and Resource Management Plan and the Protected Areas Strategy, Foster Arm Protected Area protects diverse tree species within two ecosections, caribou habitat and high Grizzly density.

Foster Arm Protected Area is not accessible by road. At this time, the only access to this protected area is via boat from Kinbasket Lake. The lower portion of the protected area contains representative examples of the Upper Fraser Trench Ecosection. Two biogeoclimatic subzones of Interior Cedar Hemlock (ICH) thrive within the lower elevations of this rich environment. One of these, the Interior Cedar Hemlock moist mild (ICHmm), is considered rare and provincially underrepresented. The higher elevations of this protected area represents the Northern Columbia Mountains ecosection, dominated by the Engelman Spruce Subalpine Fir (ESSF) biogeoclimatic zone. Recreation opportunities are considered to be low within this protected area due to limited access and lack of facilities.

Established Date: January 25, 2001

Park Size: 1,020 hectares

Stay Safe:
  • Access to this park is by active logging roads. The chance of encountering loaded logging trucks while traveling these roads is highly likely. Logging trucks have the right of way at all times. Drivers should use caution and yield to logging trucks; use pullouts whenever possible.
  • Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
  • There are no developed trails at this park. Please obey any posted signs and try to avoid shortcutting trails as destroys plant life and soil structure.

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. Located on the north side of Foster Creek, and on the west side of Kinbasket Lake. This is a very remote area. The closest community, town or city is Valemount.

Management Planning

Activities Available at this Protected Area



Lakeshore fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.


Hunting is allowed in this park. Please check the BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information. This is a very remote area.
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.