Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park
Trail / Hiking Information
Please note: The suggested times listed below are estimates for a one-way trip.
Price Creek/Cream Lake: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.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.