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Nancy Greene Provincial Park
About This Park
A roadside park with a natural setting and sub-alpine lake, Nancy Greene Provincial Park is a welcoming site for weary travellers. Tucked in the Monashee Mountains it is a popular overnight stop for tourists and also provides day use opportunities for local residents wishing to escape the summer heat of the valley. It is the perfect place to enjoy fishing, picnicking, walking, swimming, boating and in winter nordic skiing. The special feature in the park is the sub alpine lake.
The park is strategically located at the intersection of highway 3B and 3, a short drive from two major communities. You are encouraged to stay an extra night and during the day explore the local history. Visit the Rossland Mining Museum or in Castlegar the Doukhobor Village Museum.
Established Date: January 25, 1972
Park Size: 203 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Power boats are prohibited.
- Please note: A year-round “boil water” advisory has been issued at this park.
- Grizzly bear activity occurs along the Lakeshore Trail around Nancy Greene Lake during the month of May. Grizzly bears routinely frequent the park in the spring to feed on vegetation. To avoid conflict with bears, park visitors must have their pets on a leash at all times while in the park, and store all food and garbage in a manner that is inaccessible to bears.
Any incidents involving bears in the park should be reported immediately to the Conservation Officer Service by calling the 24 hr RAPP line at 1 877 952-7277.
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Nature and Culture
- History: The park was established in 1972 and is named after Canada’s Olympic skier, Nancy Greene who grew up in nearby Rossland and at an early age started her skiing career at Red Mountain. There is no known evidence of historic use of this area. Nancy Green Provincial Park lies in the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket, Okanagan, Sinixt and Shuswap first nation traditional territories.
- Conservation: This 203 hectare park lies within the Monashee Mountains. Its primary focus is a sub-alpine lake that can only be found in one other protected area. Associated with this lake is a small wetland marsh habitat that is a rare occurrence at this elevation. Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please do not damage or remove them.
- Wildlife: Nancy Greene Park supports a diverse population of small mammals such as squirrels, chipmunks and porcupines. Moose, deer and bear are occasionally observed. Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach bears or other wildlife. Please view all wildlife from a distance.
Activities Available at this Park
Rainbow and cut-throat trout fishing is available in this lake. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Ice-fishing during the winter season is allowed. Check the BC Fishing Regulations Synopsis for quotas and restrictions.
Power boats are prohibited..
Pets on Leash
A sandy 100 metre beach provides swimming opportunities, however there is no roped off swimming area. Due to the elevation of the park the water is considered cool.
There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
This is a popular area for cross-country skiing. There are 5 km of trail but they are not groomed. Outside the park and and surrounding the boundary, a local cross-country ski club maintains tracked trails across from Red Mountain Ski Area adjacent to Rossland.
Ice-fishing during the winter season is allowed. Check the BC Fishing Regulations Synopsis for quotas and restrictions. Power boats are prohibited..
Facilities Available at this Park
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
The park has 10 parking lot style sites. The tables, on either side of the paved parking area are offset from their designated parking stalls. The large parking lot allows open parking and can accommodate extra vehicles or larger rigs. There is one walk-in tent site located just above the beach area. All sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsite reservations are not accepted. Fees are cash only and are self-registration.