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Moyie Lake Provincial Park
About This Park
Located 20 kilometres south of Cranbrook off Highway 3/95, Moyie Lake Park day-use area, boat launch and 111 site campground provides the only public access to the deep blue mountain waters of Moyie Lake.
This vacation friendly park features 1,300 metres of developed sandy beach, backed by a large grassy area. Swimming, wind surfing, sailing, boating, wildlife and bird viewing and a variety of fishing experiences enhance Moyie Lake Park. As well, an adventure playground and hot showers are on site.
Established Date: July 7, 1959
Park Size: 90.5 ha
Know Before You Go
- Mountain and lake weather can change rapidly – be prepared. Visitors should be aware that high winds can come up quickly.
- Quiet time is 11:00 pm to 7:00 am. Please refrain from the use of power equipment such as generators during these hours.
Location and Maps
Maps and Brochures
Nature and Culture
- History: It is from the prevalence of water that Moyie received its name. Previously known as McDonald’s River and the “Grand Quete,” the name that endured was Moyie, a derivative of the French “Mouille” meaning “wet.” Moyie Lake Park was established in 1959 to provide day-use and camping for local visitors as well as the traveling public.
- Conservation: A small wilderness area on the north shore of Moyie Lake consisting of lightly-forested land on the lower eastern slopes of the southern reaches of the Purcell Mountains, Moyie Lake Park protects vibrant riparian areas and features pond and forest trails. The preserved habitat is home to beaver, muskrat, water fowl, whitetail deer and numerous woodland birds.
Moyie Lake is a unique “kettle pond” lake, the result of a depression created at the outflow of a glacier.
The 90.5 hectare park contains two distinct types of plant life based on moisture regime. Larch, Douglas fir, lodgepole pine and white spruce flourish in the drier areas. Predominate along waterways are black cottonwood, trembling aspen, willow and alder.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Pit or Flush Toilets
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Vehicle Accessible Camping
Long stay campingSites 54 to 62 & 65 are designated as “long-stay” sites.
A minimum of 4 consecutive weeks must be booked. The long stay program is from opening date until June 15th, and again after the Labour Day long weekend until the park closes for the season. Please contact the park operator to book one of these sites.
Information on other parks participating in this program, or a link to the Long Stay Policy document, is available on the Frontcountry Camping Policies and Fees webpage.