Horneline Creek Provincial Park
About This Park
Situated in the Kechika Mountains, this small park protects important habitat for mountain goat. Horneline Creek cuts though a large glacial terrace; steep cliffs provide a refuge for mountain goat. There are few backcountry recreation opportunities.
Established Date: June 29, 1999
Park Size: 298 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Hikers and campers should be prepared for all weather conditions in this changeable climate. Always carry first-aid equipment and extra clothing and food.
- Bring your own drinking water; potable water is not available in the park. Water sources in the backcountry may carry giardia or other parasites. Boil or filter all water when in the backcountry.
- Observe mountain goats from a distance so they are not scared or forced to flee.
Location and Maps
Nature and Culture
- History: The Fort Nelson Land and Resource Management Plan (1997) recommended the area as a protected area due to wildlife significance; it was subsequently designated as a provincial park in 1999.
- Conservation: Horneline Creek is located in the Kechika Mountains ecosection of the northern portion of the Rocky Mountain Trench. In the park, Horneline Creek cuts through a large glacial terrace to create steep cliffs. The sandstone bedrock material gives rise to a large mineral lick. Pockets of grasslands and stands of aspen line the canyon.
- Wildlife: Steep cliffs, providing habitat for mountain goats, occur along either side of Horneline Creek. The most notable feature is a large mineral lick used by goat populations; as many as 60-75 goats have been observed in the area at one time.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Please keep backcountry campfires small. Portable stoves are recommended for cooking.