Sikanni Chief Canyon Protected Area
About This Park
High 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 Maps
Sikanni Chief Canyon Protected Area is located 40 km east of the Alaska Highway near the confluence of the Sikanni Chief River and Buckinghorse River.
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.