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Kianuko Provincial Park

Important Notice Attention Visitors – Important Notice! Show/hide public advisories

  • Caution: Hazards due to wildfire damage

    Please be advised that there are significant risks associated with entering Kianuko Park which was burnt over by a wildfire in 2018.

    Potential risks could include:

    • danger trees and overhead hazards – the integrity of trees whose trunks, roots or branches have been damaged by wildfire is unreliable
    • terrain instability resulting in landslides and falling or shifting debris and rock
    • amplified runoff after rainfall or snowmelt which could result in a rapid increase of water course depth and flow rates or flooding conditions
    • ash pits – may be deep and difficult to see
    • respiratory effects caused by breathing soot and charcoal for extended periods of time

    Post-wildfire hazards may last for several years or longer after a wildfire and may be triggered at any time with little or no warning.

About This Park

Kianuko Provincial Park The park encompasses the headwaters of Kianuko Creek, which is a tributary of the Goat River, as well as a number of small alpine lakes and meadows. The watershed is largely undisturbed and contains moist cedar-hemlock and Engelmann Spruce Subalpine fir old-growth forest communities. The park protects important habitat for caribou, moose and grizzly bear, and fish.

Established Date: July 12, 1995
Park Size: 11,637.9 hectares

Know Before You Go

Stay Safe

  • Bring your own drinking water; potable water is not available in the park.
  • Trail Report [PDF] (Scroll to the Kianuko entry)

Special Notes

  • Access to Kianuko Park along Kianuko Creek is via the Kianuko Creek Wilderness Forest Service Road

    This road has been deactivated to motorized use approximately 2 km from the Kianuko Park Boundary (at it’s junction with the Skelly Creek FSR). Motorized use of this road is prohibited within the park.

    The road is in good shape for foot and horse traffic to well beyond the Guide Outfitter cabin in the upper reaches of Kianuko Creek, approximately 15km into the Park. Expect small stream crossings and standing water on the trail (which may be impassable in spring during the freshet).

  • Old forestry roads from Creston may reach the park boundary, but they are not maintained.

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. Kianuko Park is situated approximately 40 km north of Creston.

Nature and Culture

  • Cultural Heritage: This is an area of Ktunaxa-kinbasket First Nation traditional use and has high spiritual values.
  • Conservation: The park encompasses the headwaters of Kianuko Creek, which is a tributary of the Goat River, as well as a number of small alpine lakes and meadows. The watershed is largely undisturbed and contains moist cedar-hemlock and Engelmann Spruce Subalpine fir old-growth forest communities. The park protects important habitat for caribou, moose and grizzly bear, and fish.
  • Wildlife: The park protects important habitat for caribou, moose and grizzly bear, and fish.

Management Planning

Activities Available at this Park

Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing

Fishing

There are fishing opportunities at this park. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

There are trails available at this park. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.

Check our Trail Report for bear and/or safety information.

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is permitted in this park.
Hunting

Hunting

The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should 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 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.

Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

Campfires are allowed and we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
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