Sikanni Chief Falls Protected Area
About This Protected Area
The Protected Area contains the exceptional Sikanni Chief Falls. The grandeur and power of the 30 m falls, which can be heard from quite a distance, will amaze visitors to the area. A scenic vantage point provides visitors with a perfect view as the river cascades over a steep cliff surrounded by a lush coniferous forest. Besides scenic viewing, visitors can enjoy the hiking, photography, wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting.
Established Date: May 29, 2006
Park Size: 606 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Do not approach the edge of the viewpoint, as there are verticle drop-offs.
- Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) are prohibited in this park. ORVs include ATVs, off-road motorcycles, snowmobiles and side-by-sides.
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
- History: This protected area was first developed as a Forest Service recreation site, with a small campsite and trail to a viewpoint overlooking the falls. A reserve was placed around the area in 1973. It was listed as a Protected Area in the Fort St. John Land and Resource Management Plan in 1997.
- Cultural Heritage: Sikanni Chief Falls Protected Area overlaps with traditional use areas of the Halfway River and Prophet River First Nations.
- Conservation: The 606 hectare protected area contains a scenic waterfall and provides habitat for a small goat population, which live on the steep slopes above the river. The protected area also preserves a representative example of the Muskwa Foothills ecosection.
- Wildlife: Visitors may see wildlife, as moose and deer frequently wander through the park. Keep a sharp eye out for mountain goat, which can be found along the steep banks of the river.