Pine 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
Know Before You Go
Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.
Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) are prohibited in this park. ORVs include ATVs, off-road motorcycles, snowmobiles and side-by-sides.
Location and Maps
Please note: Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Pine River Breaks Provincial Park is located on the north side of the Pine River, approximately halfway between the District of Chetwynd and East Pine River, near Sundance Lakes on Highway 97. The site is several kilometres north of Mount Wartenbe in the extreme southern portion of the Peace Lowlands. Access is via Highway 97, and south at Sundance Lakes along a trail through private property (L813), or through Sundance Pit Road that leads towards a trail on crown land and into the park. Visitors can also access the area by using the boat launch located at 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.
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.