Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
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Jackman Flats Provincial Park
About This ParkJackman Flats Provincial Park is a product of ice and wind. At the end of the last ice age, some 11,000 years ago, winds from the main trench of the Fraser River and from, what is now, Kinbasket Lake, deposited vast quantities of sand in the Jackman Flats area. This created an ecosystem considered unique in British Columbia. Rare plant communities and shifting sand dune structures now exist in this rather small park.
Excellent recreational opportunities have been enjoyed by Robson Valley residents for many years in this special area. Unregulated motorized use, primarily from all terrain vehicles, has had a devastating effect on not only the rare plant communities but on the structural integrity of the sand dunes. The uniqueness of Jackman Flats can be quickly appreciated when one considers that one plant community, Juniperus-Stereocaulon, is found nowhere else in British Columbia.
An extremely dry area, where drought conditions generally exist through the summer season, Jackman Flats is vulnerable to excessive recreation use. Hiking, and cross-country skiing are permitted on existing trails only. Excellent opportunities exist for bird watching and plant identification. The parks most prominent residents are the variety of lichen species that dominate the landscape. The fragile nature, distribution and abundance of these lichens can be preserved by staying on designated trails. Remember, to collect or damage any natural object in a provincial park is illegal. Tread lightly and enjoy one of BC Parks most unique landscapes.
Established Date: June 29, 2000
Park Size: 615 hectares
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
- Brochure [PDF 143KB]
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Park
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Look but don’t damage natural objects. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure. The fragile ecosystem will be seriously damaged if people or domestic animals go off the trail.
Horses and /or horseback riding is permitted.
Hunting is allowed in the park. Please consult the current BC Hunting and Trapping Regulation Synopsis for detailed hunting information.
There is no viewing platform at this park but visitors have the opportunity to take short walks geared to viewing the unique plant species, or take longer hikes through a variety of sand dune terrains. The park is home to mammals such as moose, deer, coyotes, and martens. Close to 40 species of birds have been positively identified in the park.
There are cross-country ski opportunities in the park; use the Hiking trail map as shown on the park brochure. Trails are track set by the Valemount Cross-Country Ski Club.
Facilities Available at this Park
This park has a day-use/picnic area. An information kiosk, pit toilet, picnic table and garbage can are located in the parking lot on Highway 5. The trails, due to their sandy composition, are not recommended for wheelchair access. An old road, located at the south end of the parking lot, is suitable for wheelchair use and offers good views of the area.
Pit or Flush Toilets
This park has one pit toilet located in the parking lot on Highway 5.