This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF].
Monte Creek Provincial Park
About This ParkThis tiny park protects an area of treed river riparian, with grassland highly disturbed by previous agriculture, on the South Thompson River. The area is a documented archaeological site in the history of the Shuswap First Nations.
Note: There are no camping or day-use facilities provided at this park.
Established Date: April 30, 1996
Park Size: 3 hectares between Monte Creek and the South Thompson River
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
- History: Established April 1996 as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resources Management Plan.
- Cultural Heritage: Remnants of kekuli pit dwellings remain on site. Many other structures were located here, including tunnels between dwellings, underground ovens, and river-facing entrances, although most have been destroyed by recent agriculture activities. Contains the route of the Brigade Trail from the fur-trading era.
- Conservation: An important treed river riparian area on the South Thompson River. The South Thompson has internationally important salmon runs, with salmon habitat upstream from this Park.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Monte Creek Provincial Park Management Direction Statement [PDF] is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Good spinning and fly fishing for trout and also whitefish and bull trout when in season. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Please refer to regulations for additional information.
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.