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Park Contact This park proudly operated by:
Mark and Anais Drydyk
Email address: kermodeparks@gmail.com
Phone: 250-846-9535

Tyhee Lake Provincial Park

  • On June 24th, June 27th, June 28th and June 29, 2016 the power will be out in the park between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm. We are sorry for the inconvenience, please call 250-877-1782 if you have any questions.

About This Park

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Tyhee Lake Provincial Park is situated in the beautiful Bulkley River Valley. To the west are the Telkwa and Bulkley Ranges of the Hazelton Mountains and to the east is the Babine Range of the Skeena Mountains.

Back from the 200 m sandy beachfront on Tyhee Lake is a forest consisting primarily of trembling aspen. These trees are second-growth, replacing the original cover that was destroyed by fire 40 to 50 years ago.

Visitors may enjoy hiking, walking, swimming, picnicking, and nature viewing. Ice fishing and cross-country skiing are popular activities in the winter.

Established Date: April 11, 1956

Park Size: 33 hectares

Special Notes:
  • Licenced motor vehicles, including motorcycles, are restricted to vehicle roads and parking areas. Please keep vehicles and equipment on the camp pads or driveways. Unlicenced vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, are not permitted in the park. For safety reasons, firearms are not permitted in the park. Tyhee Lake Park is closed to hunting.
Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is not accessible during the off-season)
May 13 – September 15
Gate and campground are closed during the off-season.
Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees: May 13 – September 15
Campground Reservable Dates: May 20 – September 4
Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 59
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
15
Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.

Reservations

All campsite and group site reservations must be made through Discover Camping. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.

Reserve a site

Campsite Reservations:
Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.

Group Campsite Reservations:
Group campsite reservations are accepted at this park for dates starting May 13 to September 14.
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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. Off Highway 16 and 10 km east of Smithers near Telkwa.

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

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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoeing is a popular activity on Tyhee Lake (as well as kayaking for beginners).
Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Fishing

Fishing

Fishers of all ages can try their hand for native cutthroat of stocked rainbow trout. Minnows like the peamouth chub, red shiner, and pygmy whitefish can challenge the younger fisher. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. There are ice fishing opportunities in the park.
Hiking

Hiking

Trails connect the campground and the beach area. Those who enjoy walking can explore the park along the shoreline of Tyhee Lake and through the aspen forest as they follow the 2.5 km Aldermere Trail. An after dinner or early morning stroll to the marsh viewing platform may also be of interest. 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.
Pets on Leash

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 behavior 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.
Swimming

Swimming

There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. Swim within the designated area to avoid conflicts with power boats and water skiers. The beautiful sandy beaches are popular with young and old alike. Adults can relax on the grassy slopes or enjoy a game of volleyball.
Waterskiing

Waterskiing

There are waterskiing opportunities in this park.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

From the viewing platform located by the boat launch, one can see a marsh, which harbours an army of like, including mammals and birds, small reptiles, fish and insects. The dead trees, bulrushes and cattails provide nesting sites and protection for a variety of birds. Look for the Downy Woodpecker or the Red-winged Black Bird.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing and showshoeing in the park. There are also ice skating opportunities. There are ice fishing opportunities in the park.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Boat Launch

Boat Launch

A concrete boat launch and loading dock complete with parking are conveniently situated to the nearby day-use area.  For boaters and water skiers, a separate beach has been developed adjacent to the swimming area.
Campfires

Campfires

While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. Firewood can be purchased in the park, or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, it is prohibited to gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Hose hookups are not available for campers or trailers.
Group Camping

Group Camping

There is a group campsite available for group reservations. This site has a picnic shelter, large field for games, water and toilets. The site is reservable from May 13 to September 15. Click here for reservation information.
Youth group camping charges per night are $1/person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum. Read the Youth Group policy about Criteria for Youth Groups.

Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $120.00/group site/night, plus $5/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15). Children under 6 are free!
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

A large grassy day-use area features 26 picnic tables, most with fire pits, and an adventure playground. A picnic shelter, complete with a wood stove, is ideal for covered activities. Beside a lovely sandy beach there is a designated areas in the lake for swimmers. Visitors can also enjoy a game of volleyball. There are flush toilets, change rooms, and showers available. Note: the day-use area is open all year, but the snow is not plowed during the winter.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

Visitors will find pit toilets located throughout the park. There is a flush toilet located centrally in the campground.
Playground

Playground

An adventure playground is located in the day-use area.
Sani-Station/Dump

Sani-Station/Dump

A coin-operated sani-station is located along the entranceway into the park.
Sani-station Use Fee: $5.00 per discharge
Showers

Showers

Showers are located in both the campground and day-use area.
Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

The campground offers vehicle accessible sites, including 2 double sites and 4 tent sites. The campsites are private and secluded, perfect for a relaxing retreat. There is a large parking lot available for extra vehicles. A gate is located at the entrance of the park and is locked from 11:00 pm to 7:00am daily. To enhance visitor enjoyment, a volleyball net and horseshoe pits are provided. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $27.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $13.50 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Some facilities and hiking trails in the park are wheelchair accessible.