Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
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 79KB].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Tetrahedron Provincial Park

  • As of May 2, 2016: The gate and access road to the upper parking lot are now open for the summer season.
  • Caution: The bridge at Steele Creek is out. Please use extreme caution when crossing the creek.
  • Tetrahedron Park encompasses the headwaters of Chapman and Gray Creeks – watersheds that supply local communities with drinking water. Protection of watershed values is extremely important. Special park regulations are in effect. Please be familiar with park rules before visiting Tetrahedron Park. See Special Notes for a list of park rules.

About This Park

Tetrahedron Provincial Park
Mount Steele Sunset, Photo Credit to: Sam Roland
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The park protects a wide range of landscapes, including mountain peaks, lakes, streams and wetlands, and the Sechelt area community watershed. Elevations in the Tetrahedron range from 900 to 1,800 metres and include Tetrahedron Peak, Panther Peak and Mount Steele. Recreational opportunities at this park are limited but include hiking, cross country skiing and overnight use of the cabins.

Park Size: 6000 hectares

Special Notes:
  • Due to protection of watershed values, special park regulations are in effect for this park. Please familiarize yourself with the following rules before visiting Tetrahedron Park:
    • All mechanized access, including mountain bikes and snowmobiles, is prohibited.
    • Hunting is prohibited.
    • Domestic animals are prohibited.
    • Open fires are prohibited.
    • Use the outhouses for all human excrement.
    • Pack out all garbage.
    • Camp only at designated cabins.
    • Wash dishes only in the cabins.
    • Dump all grey water in outhouses.
    • No swimming or bathing in streams or lakes within the park.
    • Only use the wood stove when absolutely necessary.
    • Be self-sufficient and carry a fuel burning stove for cooking.
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Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Tetrahedron Provincial Park is located northeast of Sechelt. The main access to the park is via Gray Creek logging road. Use caution at all times on active logging roads and drive with your headlights on. You are urged to travel outside of working hours – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. Four-wheel drive vehicles with good winter tires or chains are recommended during winter conditions – there is no snow plowing.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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Nature and Culture

  • History: This park designation is part of the Lower Mainland Nature Legacy initiative.
  • Cultural Heritage: This park is located within the traditional territories of the Sechelt and Squamish First Nations. Please respect cultural and spiritual activities and avoid disruption of them. Do not collect or remove any natural objectS or historical artifacts. If you find something of interest, leave it intact and notify BC Parks or the Sechelt Indian Band. 604 885-2273
  • Conservation: Visitors to the park must use special care to protect the community watershed. Negative impacts on water quality could result in restrictions to the recreational use of the park.
  • Wildlife: Old-growth forests of mountain and western hemlock, Pacific silver fir and yellow-cedar provide habitat for deer, cougar, black bear, and birds, such as the rare marbled murrelet.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Approved Master Plan [PDF 833.95KB]
  • Background Document [PDF 364.34KB]
    DISCLAIMER:
    This is NOT the original management planning product. These documents have been scanned from the original format of the plan. They may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.
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Activities Available at this Park

Hiking

Hiking

This park has hiking/ walking trails. 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.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

There are backcountry skiing opportunities in the park. Users must have good backcountry skills including navigation and winter travel. There are no set tracks and access to the area is limited to 4 WD vehicles with good winter tires or chains – road is not plowed. For information on road and snow conditions, you can check out the Tetrahedron Outdoor Club and Sunshine Coast Outdoor Reports web pages.

Avalanche hazards exist in the Park. Park visitors should have the appropriate avalanche safety equipment and training. Current avalanche conditions can be found on the Canadian Avalanche Center (CAC) site under the Sea-to-Sky bulletins.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Cabins / Huts / Yurts

Cabins / Huts / Yurts

Overnight use is restricted to the four rustic cabins maintained by the Tetrahedron Outdoor Club, and are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations are accepted and are used to help maintain the cabins.

The firewood supplied at the cabins is provided by BC Parks and the Tetrahedron Outdoor Club, and is for winter use only. It is extremely expensive as it is delivered by helicopter. Misuse of firewood may result in the loss of this privilege. Only use the wood stove when absolutely necessary. Be self-sufficient and carry a fuel burning stove for cooking.
Group Camping

Group Camping

Group overnight use in cabins only. There are four rustic cabins maintained by the Tetrahedron Outdoor Club, and are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations are accepted and are used to help maintain the cabins.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.