This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Pritchard Provincial Park

About This Park

Visitors can enjoy bird watching, nature study and canoeing. The park is valuable for public access and enjoyment of the river frontage, since much of the river frontage between Chase and Kamloops is in private ownership.

It encompasses a 5km section of riparian habitat on the South Thompson River. Surrounding vegetation consists of aspen, cottonwood, Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, willow, Russian olive, Hawthorne, Saskatoon berry, grass and sedge.

The park provides important habitat for trumpeter swans and a variety of other waterfowl. Shorebirds, passerines, beavers, muskrats and otters also frequent the area. The South Thompson River contains trout, salmon and other fish species.

Established Date: July 28, 1997

Park Size: 43 hectares

Stay Safe: Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
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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. Pritchard park is located on the South Thompson River, approximately 40 km northeast of Kamloops. The park is best accessed by boat.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: The park was created as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resources Management Plan.
  • Cultural Heritage The presence of cultural heritage sites is unknown, but there is a possibility of kekuli pits in the area.
  • Conservation: The park protects a 5 km section of riparian habitat and frontage on the South Thompson River. Aspen, cottonwoods, Ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, willows, Russian olive, hawthornes, Saskatoon berry, grasses and sedges are protected within the park.
  • Wildlife: The park provides habitat for Trumpeter and Tundra swans, a large variety of other waterfowl and shorebird species, passerine bird species, beaver, muskrat, and otter. Trout, salmon and other fish species inhabit the South Thompson River.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoeing on the Thompson River is popular with visitors.
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.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There are wildlife viewing opportunities in the park.The park provides important habitat for trumpeter swans and a variety of other waterfowl. Shorebirds, passerines, beavers, muskrats and otters also frequent the area.