Taweel Provincial Park
About This ParkA picturesque large lake, connected with trail network to smaller lakes, in an area noted for fishing, hiking, and nature appreciation in a wilderness setting. Note that there are no camping or day-use facilities provided, and there are private resorts and cabins on Taweel Lake (at the east end of the lake, outside the park).
Special Features: This park protects a representative area of the provincially-significant Sub-boreal Spruce forests in the region.
Park Size: 4,558 hectares
- Visitors must be self-sufficient and prepared for a wilderness environment. There is no vehicle access into the park. Note that access to the resorts at the east end of the lake requires a high-clearance 4-wheel-drive vehicle.
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 established on April 30, 1996.
- Cultural Heritage: The probable route of an historic trail from Canim Lake to North Thompson Valley lies in the park, with possible First Nation use.
- Conservation: This park protects a representative sub-boreal spruce forest, with some old-growth, and riparian areas at the north end of Taweel Lake. The area has important habitat for fisher, wild native rainbow trout, moose, marten, timber wolf and birds such as the Common Loon, Barrow’s Goldeneye and the Three-toed Woodpecker.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- The Approved Management Direction Statement [PDF 384.71KB] for Taweel Provincial Park is available online in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
Canoeing and kayaking are possible. No facilities are provided.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hosreback riding is allowed. Please stay on designated trails.
Anyone hunting in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the B.C. Hunting Regulations for seasons and closures.
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.
There are wildlife viewing opportunities in this park.