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].
Holliday Creek Arch Protected Area
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 AreaHolliday 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
- 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 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
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 203.83KB] is available online in pdf format.
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 and Trapping regulations for more information.
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.
There is no viewing platform but there is a natural stone arch and the park is important habitat for mountain goats.