Monte Creek Provincial Park
About This Park
This 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 that no camping or day-use facilities are provided.
Park Size: 1.7 hectares between Monte Creek and the South Thompson River
Location and Maps
26 km east of Kamloops, on the South Thompson River.
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
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.