Kianuko Provincial Park
- 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).
About This ParkThe 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
- Old forestry roads from Creston may reach the park boundary, but they are not maintained.
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the 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
- 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 PlanningManagement Planning Information
- The management direction statement for this park was approved in May 1999.
Activities Available at this Park
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
There are fishing opportunities at this park. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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. Check our Trail Report for bear and/or safety information. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Horseback riding is allowed in this park.
The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations synopsis 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 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 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.