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Sikanni Chief Canyon Protected Area

As of August 29, 2014:

  • Wildfire G80439 is no longer threatening Sikanni Chief Canyon Park.  The evacuation order has been lifted and the park order has been rescinded.  The park is now open for recreational use.

About This Park

Sikanni Chief Canyon Provincial 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
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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. 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.
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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.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Fishing

Fishing

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hunting

Hunting

The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting Regulation synopsis.
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. Dogs should be under control to avoid any potential problem with wildlife.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing opportunities: goats
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

Keep fires small in the backcountry.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.