This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
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].
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Mount Elphinstone Provincial Park

About This Park

Mount Elphinstone Provincial Park

Three separate parcels make up this park on the southwest slopes of Mount Elphinstone, near Roberts Creek, north of Gibsons. The park protects the area’s abundance and diversity of forest mushrooms. Old wagon and jeep tracks have formed a network of mossy trails, allowing limited recreational use. There are no facilities at this park.

Special Features:

Late successional forest with related plant communities, exceptional diversity of forest mushrooms. Picking/removing mushrooms or vegetation from the park is strictly prohibited.

Park Size: 139 hectares in three parcels.

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Location and Maps

Located north of Gibsons, off of Highway 101. To access the park turn right up Crow Road or the B&K Forest Service Road. The closest communities are Gibsons, Roberts Creek and Sechelt.

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Nature and Culture

  • History - Large fires burned through this area in the late 1800's, leaving several concentrations of large fire-scarred Douglas fir.
  • Conservation - When the 139 hectares was allocated for Mount Elphinstone Provincial Park, three sites were chosen that had the greatest diversity of fungi. The areas contain the rare Tricholoma apium and many other notable species of fungi.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information

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Activities Available at this Park

Cycling

Cycling

Mountain biking is allowed in this park. Helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Hiking

Hiking

There is moderate hiking available on a series of undesignated trails throughout the park. 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.
Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is permitted only during lawful game hunting season. Check with Hunting and Trapping Synopsis for regulations.