This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Park ContactThis park proudly operated by:
Sandstorm North Contracting
For information concerning the Vehicle Accessible Campground:
Phone: 250 843-0092
Click here to view Sandstorm North Contracting’s web link.
Kiskatinaw Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
May 19, 2017: Kiskatinaw Provincial Park is open
Kiskatinaw Provincial Park is open to the public for camping, however, the day-use area and playground will remain closed. Camping facilities are in good condition and the campground is ready for visitors to come and enjoy with family and friends!
About This Park
From Kiskatinaw Provincial Park, visitors can take a stroll to the bridge and reflect upon the unique history of the Alaska Highway. Jump in the river for a refreshing swim or spend the day fishing.
Please note: This park is being maintained by a local community organization or business. Services and/or facilities may vary from provincial standards.
Park Size: 58 ha
| Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
|Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
|Generally open on the Wednesday before the May long weekend to September 11th. This is may change with earlier opening dates or later closing dates depending on weather.|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||Not applicable|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||28|
|Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:||Not applicable|
|Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.|
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: Threats of a Japanese invasion of Alaska during the Second World War initiated one of the greatest engineering feats of the century--the building of a 1520 mile highway which would connect Alaska to Canada and the United States. Over 11,000 troops endured mosquitoes, black flies, and extreme weather conditions to construct a route over muskeg, mud and river.
Here at mile 20 on the original highway, the Kiskatinaw River posed an early obstacle. The location of the bridge site, near a hairpin turn on the river, forced construction of a curved right-of-way. Engineers developed this 190 foot wooden bridge with a super elevated (banked) nine degree curve to conform with the bend of the highway.
Contracted by a Canadian company, construction of this engineering marvel took nine months to complete. It was the first curved wooden bridge built in Canada and today, it is the only curved, banked trestle bridge remaining in Western Canada.
- Conservation: The park is forested with balsam poplar, white spruce and trembling aspen.
- Wildlife: Moose and deer may be viewed around the campsite. Squirrels, chipmunks and various songbirds are more common visitors.