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Visitor Information
  • There are numerous river crossings which have the potential to be treacherous.
  • Refrain from drinking water without preboiling it, as water may carry giardia or other parasites.

Kwadacha Wilderness Provincial Park

About This Park

Kwadacha Wilderness Provincial 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

Special Notes:

  • 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.
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Location and Maps

Approximately 160 km southwest of Fort Nelson. Standard access by aircraft or horse, but no road access.

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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
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Activities Available at this Park

Fishing

Fishing

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

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. 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.
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is permitted at this park.
Pets on Leash

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.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. The park is open year round, if accessible.