Kwadacha Wilderness Provincial Park
About This Park
This park offers spectacular scenery in a pristine wilderness area, accessed through a 150 km trail beginning just north of Trutch on the Alaska Highway. It follows the north side of the Prophet River, then switches into the Muskwa Valley and follows the Muskwa to Fern lake. The second trail begins west of the Sikanni Chief on the Alaska Highway and heads northward, eventually joining up with the first trail. Kwadacha houses a diversity of habitat that supports ample wildlife, ranging from wolves to Siberian lemmings. If you are a bird enthusiast, this is the place to visit, with over 70 species of birds including grebes, teals, hawks, falcons, kestrels, eagles, warblers and even Lapland Longspurs. Watch for signs of bear activity and make plenty of noise. To help maintain the natural state of this area, pack out all garbage.
Park Size: 114,444 ha
- This remote wilderness area is recommended for experienced hikers and horseback riders only.
- While in the backcountry, it is important that hikers be prepared for all weather conditions. Carry first-aid equipment and extra clothing and food.
- Backcountry cookstoves help conserve trees; fires are discouraged here.
Location and Maps
Approximately 160 km southwest of Fort Nelson. Standard access by aircraft or horse, but no road access.
Nature and Culture
- Wildlife - Kwadacha houses a diversity of habitat which supports ample wildlife, ranging from wolves to Siberian lemmings. There are over 70 species of birds including grebes, teals, hawks, falcons, kestrels, eagles, warblers and even Lapland Longspurs.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.