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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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information

For parks that accept reservations, all vehicle accessible campsites (with the exception of
group sites) must be reserved through Discover Camping. No camping at this park.

North Thompson Islands Provincial Park

About This Park

An area of large, undisturbed, floodplain islands in the North Thompson River, containing braided channels, sand-bars and river-bank. Note that no camping or day-use facilities are provided here.

Special Features:
This park protects large undisturbed islands, associated braided channels and sand bars, including river bank in the North Thompson River Floodplain.

Park Size: 78.6 hectares

Special Notes:

  • Access to this park is only by boat or canoe.
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Location and Maps

85 km north of Kamloops on Hwy #5; the Park is located adjacent to Hwy #5, in the North Thompson River; access by boat only.

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Nature and Culture

  • History – Established April 30, 1996.
  • Cultural Heritage – Remnants of Hudson Bay Company trail nearby on east side of North Thompson River.
  • Conservation – Contains cottonwood, hybrid spruce, willow, red ozier dogwood, black twinberry, hazelnut, carex.
  • Wildlife – Fish species in the North Thompson River include rainbow trout, salmon, dolly varden.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

A canoe or kayak would be necessary to access the North Thompson River in this area. Always exercise caution when navigating the North Thompson River. Sweepers and log jams may not always be visible in advance.
Fishing

Fishing

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

Hunting

Anyone hunting in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the B.C. Hunting Regulations for seasons and closures.
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.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Excellent opportunities to view songbirds and waterfowl.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Snowshoeing is permitted in this park; however, there are no designated trails.