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Activities Available at this Park
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Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Smoking is prohibited
During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.

Tuya Mountains Provincial Park

About This Park

The primary role of Tuya Mountains Provincial Park is to conserve an internationally significant, rare volcanic subglacial landform, a tuya, in a spectacular alpine tundra mountain landscape. The park protects vulnerable plant communities including fragile tundra vegetation, of provincial significance.

In addition, the park protects extremely high quality caribou and grizzly bear habitat as well as important arctic grayling population in Butte Lake.

Park Size:
18,000 hectares

Activities Available at this Park:
  • The park does offer hiking, fishing and canoeing/kayaking recreational opportunities. More information on this park will be added as it becomes available.

Know Before You Go

Proper gear, transportation arrangements and NTS maps are prerequisites. There are no supplies of any kind in Tuya Mounatains Provincial Park. Suitable clothing should be worn and proper equipment carried. Visitors should be in possession of appropriate maps. Those who wish to register their whereabouts should do so with a responsible person or agency. This information should include estimated departure and return times.

High costs to government and putting others in potential danger are two great reasons for you to have a satellite communication device when recreating in the backcountry. A satellite communication device will allow you to alert others to an emergency situation or if you are overdue at your destination. This equipment is an essential part of your survival kit, and should be compatible with your activities and location.

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. Tuya Mountains Provincial Park is located about 90 kilometres south of the Yukon border and 75 kilometres northwest of Dease Lake. This remote park cannot be reached by road or boat; foot access requires a journey of several days. Floatplane and helicopter travel from Dease Lake is the usual means of access to the park.

Nature and Culture

  • Cultural Heritage - The park lies within asserted traditional territories of the Tahltan First Nation, the Kaska Dene First Nation and the Teslin Tlingit First Nation.
  • Conservation - Protects an internationally significant tuya (subglacial volcano) landform, one of the rarest volcanic landforms in the world. Tuya Butte is regarded as among the best examples of this landform outside Iceland and Antarctica. Also protects the headwaters of Tuya River including lakes, alpine tundra and a wildlife movement corridor. The park’s alpine tundra provides habitat for caribou, wolf and grizzly bears.

Management Planning

Management Planning Information