Pine Le Moray Provincial Park
June 16, 2016: Please note Hwy 97 is closed between Mackenzie Junction and Chetwynd at this time due to heavy rains and snow. Environment Canada also has a weather warning out until this evening. Travel to the Chetwynd, Dawson Creek and the Alaska Highway is not possible at this time. Please check drivebc.ca and Environment Canada for updates.
About This ParkTucked 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
- This campground is cooperatively managed by a community, society or other partner. Services and facilities may differ from those offered in other BC Parks.
- There are no drinking water facilities in the park, please bring your own water.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
- Park Map [PDF 3790KB]
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.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Vehicle Accessible Camping
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.