Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF 79KB].
Goguka Creek Protected Area
About This Protected AreaSituated in the northern muskeg, Goguka Creek Protected Area is representative of a northern bog ecosystem. Stunted black spruce and water hardy vegetation comprise this remote protected area which provides ideal habitat for species such as moose and black bear. Upon closer inspection, fragile plants such as the wild calla lily and pitcher plant can be found eking out a living in this rugged landscape.
Special Feature: The purpose of the park is to protect the rare pitcher plant: Sarracenia purpurea.
Established Date: January 25, 2001
Park Size: 435 hectares
- In summer, the area is wet and boggy and thick with mosquitoes. The dense vegetation combined with the high water table makes even walking almost impossible and possibly dangerous. These factors, combined with the sensitive vegetation, make this area very unattractive for any type of summer recreation.
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in this protected area.
- Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is not permitted in this protected area.
- There are no developed trails in this protected area.
- Campfires are not permitted in this protected area.
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 Goguka Creek area was first considered as an Ecological Reserve back in 1993 in order to protect the rare pitcher plants located in this area. As industry had an interest in the area, this parcel of land ended up being designated as a Protected Area in 2001.
- Conservation: Goguka Creek is located in the Boreal White and Black Spruce Biogeoclimatic Zone. The general landscape of the area is a flat plain of Muskeg which includes a floating bog. Rare plants such as pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) named after the plants unusual leaf shape and its capacity to hold water and the wild calla lily (Calla palustris) are found within this rare habitat.
- Wildlife: Black bear, moose and snowshoe hare are the most common fauna found in the Goguka Creek area.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 2.41MB].
Activities Available at this Protected Area
Hunting is allowed in this protected area. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information.
Pets on Leash
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears. If you must bring them, they are to be on a leash and under control at all times.
In winter, visitors to Goguka Creek can access the area via snowshoes. However due to the dense vegetations, snowshoeing is extremely difficult and not recommended.