Fraser River Breaks Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
December 5, 2017: Park has been reopened
This park was burnt over by the 2017 wildfires. With the exceptions listed below, the park has now been reopened.
- No stopping or loitering within wildfire impacted areas
CAUTION – be advised that there are significant risks associated with entering areas that have been burnt over by the 2017 wildfires. Potential risks could include:
- danger trees and overhead hazards – the integrity of trees whose trunks, roots or branches have been damaged by wildfire is unreliable
- terrain instability resulting in landslides and falling or shifting debris and rock
- amplified runoff after rainfall or snowmelt which could result in a rapid increase of water course depth and flow rates or flooding conditions
- ash pits – may be deep and difficult to see
- respiratory effects caused by breathing soot and charcoal for extended periods of time
Post-wildfire hazards may last for several years or longer after a wildfire and may be triggered at any time with little or no warning.
About This Park
It contains areas of old growth Douglas-fir and open grasslands, both at their northern extent in British Columbia. The area is also classified as mule deer winter range. The park is at the northern extent of the range of the flammulated owl, a species at risk in British Columbia. B.C. has one of Canada’s only populations of flammulated owls, and this area has one of the highest densities of these owls in B.C. The area is also habitat for the Townsend’s big eared bat, another species at risk, which is also at its northern limits.
The park is located approximately 12 kilometres north of Williams Lake.
- Date Established: March 14, 2013
- Size: 883 ha
- More information on this park will be added as it becomes available.