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
Know Before You Go
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.
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.
Canoeing is a popular
activity on Tyhee Lake (as well as kayaking for beginners).
Bicycles keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
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.
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. 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/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.
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.
There are waterskiing opportunities in this park.
From 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.
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.
Facilities Available at this Park
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.
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.
Cold water taps
are located throughout the park. Hose hookups are not available for
campers or trailers.
There is a group campsite available for group reservations. This site has a picnic shelter,
large field for games, water and toilets. The group campground is open from May 10 to September 18. 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!
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
Visitors will find pit toilets located throughout the park. There
is a flush toilet located centrally in the campground.
An adventure playground is located in the day-use area.
A coin-operated sani-station
is located along the entranceway into the park.
Sani-station Use Fee: $5.00 per discharge
Showers are located in both the campground and day-use area.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
The campground offers vehicle accessible sites, including two double sites and four 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.
Some facilities and hiking trails in the park are wheelchair accessible.