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.

Holliday Creek Arch Protected Area

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As of July 13, 2012
  • Please be advised the trail up to the Holiday Creek Arch is in very bad shape with windfall, washouts and several areas where detours are required. Travel is not recommended unless you are prepared for these conditions.

About This Protected Area

Holliday Creek Arch Protected Area Holliday Creek Arch Protected Area was created through the efforts of the Robson Valley Land and Resource Management Plan and the Protected Areas Strategy. This small, 395 hectare protected area showcases a magnificent natural stone arch, a very rare feature of provincial significance. In excess of 80 metres wide and 18 metres high, this arch spans a steep, rocky gully. Mountain goats frequent this area, providing visitors an opportunity to view one of the most interesting geological features in the province, and a chance to see mountain goats in their natural habitat.

For almost three decades it has been a designated Ecological Reserve, but it now enjoys status as a Class “A” provincial park. The park has no road access, but it can be reached via an 8 km hiking trail from Highway 16. This trail is extremely steep and rough and can be subject to snow, rock and debris slides. Only hikers in excellent physical condition should attempt this trail.

Established Date: January 25, 2001

Park Size: 395 hectares

Stay Safe:
  • There are no facilities of any kind in Holliday Creek Arch Protected Area.
  • Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
  • Campfires are not permitted.

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. This small 395 hectare protected area is located between the communities of Dunster and McBride, north of Highway 16.

Management Planning

Activities Available at this Protected Area



There are no developed trails at this park. For your own safety, please be prepared when venturing into the backcountry/wilderness areas.


Hunting is allowed in the park. Please check the BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. You are responsible for their behaviour, and must pack out and 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.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There is no viewing platform but there is a natural stone arch and the park is important habitat for mountain goats.