This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
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].
Sikanni Old Growth Provincial Park
About This ParkSikanni Old Growth Provincial Park protects exceptional old growth white spruce forests that provide important habitat for wildlife. Backcountry recreation in this area is limited due to difficult access. During the summer months the surrounding area is impassable due to the muskeg. Winter roads are one of the few means available for access to this remote northern park.
Park Size: 1,440 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
- History - The park was identified as a Protected Area in the Fort St. John Land and Resource Management Plan in 1997. It was designated a provincial park in 1999.
- Cultural Heritage - Prophet River First Nation and Fort Nelson First Nation.
- Conservation - The park is located within the Fort Nelson Lowlands ecosection and Boreal White and Black Spruce biogeoclimatic zone. It protects locally significant alluvial old growth white spruce forests of the Muskwa Plateau and the associated wildlife species typical of old growth forests.
- Wildlife - Moose, black bear, wolves occur throughout the river corridor.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 2.06MB] for Sikanni Old Growth Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Horseback riding is permitted.
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.