Kingfisher Creek Provincial Park
About This ParkKingfisher Creek Provincial Park was established on April 18, 2001, to increase the ecological viability of the existing Kingfisher Creek Ecological Reserve.
Park Size: 440 hectare
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
- Campfires are not permitted.
Nature and Culture
- History: This protected area was established on April 18, 2001.
- Conservation: The area protects a remnant of the Shuswap Highland Ecosection including the biogeoclimatic zone variants ICHvk1, ESSFwc2 and AT-Ewcp. The park enhances the area’s ecological viability when combined with adjoining Kingfisher Ecological Reserve by adding lower elevation forest types into the Sicamous drainage. Combined, they form an environmental benchmark for subalpine parkland in an area transitional between dry and wet interior climates. They also form a unique large-scale Ministry of Forests research area that will serve as a control for logging in adjacent areas. Two small lakes and creeks in the area have geographically isolated fisheries. Two rare plants are found in the protected area; the blue listed Two Edged Water-Starwort and the red listed Hairy Rockcress. The area also provides important early/late winter caribou habitat.
- Wildlife: Caribou habitat, moose, mule deer, black and grizzly bear, marten, lynx and cougar are all known to be in this area.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 183.48KB] for Kingfisher Creek Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities 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. There are no developed trails at this park.
Horses and horseback riding is permitted.
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.
Snowmobiling: Operated by the Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club out of Sicamous, an lengthy groomed trail extends from the valley bottom to the Owlhead cabin, just inside the Park. From the cabin, well used routes pass outside the Park accessing alpine and sub-alpine riding areas. Refer to the Club’s website for more information http://www.sledsicamous.com/. User fees are in effect. Summer motorized access into the Park is NOT permitted.