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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Visitor Information Heart Lake campground is user maintained, no services are provided. Please take your garbage with you when you leave

Pine Le Moray Provincial Park

About This Park

Pine Le Moray Provincial Park Tucked amidst the rugged Hart Ranges of the Rocky Mountains, Pine Le Moray Provincial Park and Protected Area provides scenic splendor and a welcome retreat for visitors travelling the Hart Highway. Established as a Provincial Park in June 2000 with a Protected Area add-on in 2001, Pine Le Moray is a welcome addition to the Parks and Protected Areas of BC. The camping area is located adjacent to Heart Lake and is a picturesque and tranquil location. Try your luck for rainbow or brook trout as you paddle the smooth water or take a wilderness hike to the alpine. Please note: self propelled and electric motored boats only allowed on Heart Lake. No gas powered boats.

Park Size: 43,245 hectares

Special Notes: This campground is cooperatively managed by a community, society or other partner. Services and facilities may differ from those offered in other BC Parks.
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Location and Maps

Pine Le Moray Provincial Park and Protected Area is located on the east and west slopes of the continental divide, 70 km southwest of Chetwynd and 50 km northeast of McLeod Lake. The park's northern and northwestern boundary is adjacent to Highway 97 near Pine Pass. The park can also be accessed via a forest service road on the east side along Le Moray Creek.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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Nature and Culture

  • History - Between the years 1943 - 1945 surveyors laid out the route for what we now know as Highway 97, or the Hart Highway. During the fall of 1945 construction on the highway began. In 1950 Mount Le Moray Lodge was built in the pine pass; the lodge mainly catered to the travelling public and to the construction crews building, maintaining and eventually paving Highway 97.

    The improvements of this Highway greatly facilitated access into BC's north country. Eventually, with increasing use, the pine pass area of the Highway became a popular destination for skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, and camping. To accommodate some of the visitors to the area, a Forest Recreation site was established at Hart Lake.

    The popularity of the area for recreation and wildlife led to the area being designated for park and protected area status within the Dawson Creek LRMP in 2000 and the Mackenzie LRMP in 2001.
  • Cultural Heritage - Area of traditional use by First Nations of the Treaty 8 Tribal Association.
  • Conservation - The park and protected area protects the upper watersheds of Link Creek, Mountain Creek and Pine River. These areas contain representation of the wet, cool Engelmann Spruce-Subalpine Fir Biogeoclimatic Zone found within the Hart Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. Karst topography and significant alpine habitats are also preserved in this park.
  • Wildlife - Caribou, moose, grizzly bear, black bear and wolverine all reside in or around the park. The Pine River and Link and Mountain Creeks contain several fish species such as bull trout, rainbow trout, arctic grayling, mountain whitefish and slimy sculpin.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Cycling

Cycling

Cycling is permitted. Helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing

Fishing

Heart Lake is stocked with rainbow and brook trout. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Please note: self propelled and electric motored boats only allowed on Heart Lake. No gas powered boats.
Hiking

Hiking

There are no developed trails in this park. Please be experienced and safe when adventuring into the backcountry/wilderness areas.
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is permitted. Horses are not allowed in the campground and day-use area of Heart lake.
Hunting

Hunting

The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting and Trapping Regulation synopsis for more information.
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.
Swimming

Swimming

Swimming is available at Heart Lake. There are no lifeguards in provincial parks.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There are wildlife viewing opportunities.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

There are winter recreation opportunities such as snowmobiling.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don't gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

There are two hand pumps at Heart Lake campsite and day-use areas.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area at Heart Lake.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis - campsite reservations are not accepted. Campground is generally open on the Wednesday before the May long weekend to mid September. This is may change with earlier opening dates or later closing dates depending on weather.

Heart Lake campground is a user-maintained site, services are not provided, your co-operation in maintaining the facilities is greatly appreciated

Please note: This campground is cooperatively managed by a community, society or other partner. Services and facilities may differ from those offered in other BC Parks.

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.