Sikanni Chief Canyon Protected Area
As of August 18, 2014: Due to Wildfire G80439, Sikanni Chief Canyon Protected Area has been closed to recreational use and any users in the area are to be evacuated. This closure is to ensure public safety and also to ensure fire crews working in the area can do so in a safe and efficient manner. Your cooperation is appreciated.
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This web site will be updated as the situation changes.
About This ParkHigh above, on the canyons rim, wilderness enthusiasts are able to view the majestic canyon walls surrounding the swirling waters of the Sikanni Chief and Buckinghorse Rivers.
Birds of the boreal forests sing as mountain goats carefully navigate age-old trails along the steep slopes of the canyon.
Park Size: 4 641 hectares
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- Cultural Heritage: Halfway River First Nation.
- Conservation: Sikanni Chief Canyon Protected Area encompasses a distinct section of two river canyons within the Sikanni Chief – Buckinghorse drainage of the Muskwa Plateau ecosection. Boreal white and black spruce forests dominate the landscape above the canyon. Alluvial stands of white spruce along the Sikanni Chief River are another key feature.
- Wildlife: Visitors may see moose, black bear, or wolves that occur throughout the river corridor. Mountain goats, which reside along the steep cliffs above the river canyons, may also be seen.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 2.73MB].