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].
Keremeos Columns Provincial Park
About This ParkThis is an adventure that requires fortitude as it’s a long hike through sagebrush country concluding with a steep climb. Ensure you have plenty of water. The actual columns are not within the park boundaries but the park provides a viewpoint of these volcanic monuments. These spectacular formations of slowly-cooled lava, with the characteristic vertically-hexagonal jointing of basalt, rise majestically out of the surrounding fir forest.
The Keremeos Columns share the same geological phenomenon status as the Giant Causeway in Northern Ireland and the Devil’s Tower in Wyoming.
As an added bonus, during the spring, the Lewisia blossoms add a flourish of color to the area. Be aware that trail access is across private property, so please be respectful of the privilege.
Established Date: July 31, 1931
Park Size: 20 hectares
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
- Campfires are not permitted.
- There are no developed trails at this park.
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 park was established 31 July 1931.
- Conservation: During the spring, the Lewisia blossoms add a flourish of color to the area.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 80.68KB] for Keremeos Columns Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must 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.