During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.
Pine River Breaks Provincial Park
About This ParkPine River Breaks Provincial Park with its open grassland hillsides protects a scenic landscape along the Pine River. Mixed forests of trembling aspen and spruce provide shelter for mule deer and other ungulates, especially in winter.
Visitors to this unique area can access it via a short hike from the Sundance Pit Road or by boat along the Pine River.
Park Size: 615 hectares
Stay Safe: Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. East Pine Provincial Park and boating up the Pine River.
Nature and Culture
- Cultural Heritage - First Nations of the Treaty 8 Tribal Association have traditionally used the area.
- Conservation - Pine River Breaks Provincial Park is located in the Peace Lowlands ecosection on the south facing side of the Pine River. This area protects important wildlife wintering habitat, especially for ungulates. The park also protects an unusual assemblage of glacial landforms complete with esker formations and kettle ponds.
- Wildlife - Wildlife found in the park includes mule deer, white-tailed deer, moose, coyote and the occasional black bear.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 2.27MB] for Pine River Breaks Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
The Pine River provides good opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and power boating.
Cycling is permitted. Helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
There are no developed trails in this park. Visitors should use caution and be safe when adventuring out in the backcountry/wilderness area.
Horses and/or horseback riding are permitted.
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/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.
There are wildlife viewing opportunities in the park.
Facilities Available at this Park
To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.