Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park

Trail / Hiking Information

Please note: The suggested times listed below are estimates for a one-way trip.

Cultural Heritage

Conservation

Wildlife

Price Creek/Cream Lake:
Length 8.5 km. Average one-way hiking time: 7 hours. Elevation change: 1,200 metres. This trail starts from the south end of Buttle Lake at the entrance to Strathcona-Westmin Park. The route follows a gravel road for the first 3 km then a rough trail follows the main valley where it crosses Price Creek and deteriorates into a very steep, rough route to Cream Lake.
Lower Myra Falls:
Length 1 km. Average one-way hiking time: 15 minutes. The trail starts near the south end of Buttle Lake before the mine site. This trail has one steep section and offers views of several beautiful cascades from a viewing platform at Myra Falls, as well as access to several creek-side areas. Please exercise CAUTION when visiting the falls.
Upper Myra Falls:
Length 3 km. Average one-way hiking time: 1.5 hours. Elevation change: 100 metres. This hike starts at the trailhead just past the Boliden-Westmin mine site and follows a gravel road for 700 metres before turning into a forest trail. Features include old-growth forest and a waterfall.
Phillips Ridge:
Length 6 km. Average one-way hiking time: 4 hours. Elevation change: 800 metres. This well-graded trail starts from the trailhead just past the Boliden-Westmin mine site and leads to Arnica Lake. There is a camping area at the north end of Arnica Lake.
Tennent Lake-Mount Myra:
Length 7 km. Average one-way hiking time: 5 hours. Elevation change: 1,500 metres. This hike starts just past the Boliden-Westmin mine and follows a gravel road for 900 metres. The trail then leaves the road beside the pump house and follows a very steep, older roadbed to Tennent Lake. A rough route exists from Tennent Lake to Mount Myra.
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.