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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Park Contact

This park proudly operated by:
Mark and Anais Drydyk
kermodeparks@gmail.com
250 877-1782
Alternate # for reservations:
403 894-6206

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.

Tyhee Lake Provincial Park

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  • Tyhee Lake Community Event July 7, 2019

    Location/time: Tyhee Lake Provincial Park Day Use Area, 12-3 PM

    Tyhee Lake Provincial Park, located in the heart of the Bulkley Valley, is the hub of the community and a true local treasure. On July 7th, please join BC Parks and the Tyhee Lake Park Operators in celebrating the generation of memories created in the park and how this special place connects families and nature together.

    This free family-friendly event will be a fantastic way to kick-start the summer and showcase the new opportunities that exists for local community member and visitors, including a brand new concession stand! Enjoy the afternoon at the beach, a free BBQ lunch, and participate in one of the many activities. Whether you are an adventure-seeker looking to experience the water, or prefer to learn about flora, fauna and ancient critters alongside experts, there is something for everyone. After a tasty snack and celebratory cupcake, try paddling with a free watercraft rental, wander through the various community booths, participate on an interpretive walk, and embrace your inner “Jerry the Moose” with BC Parks’ new photo cutout!

    Thank you to our supporters, volunteers and sponsors!

    Please note:

    • 1 BBQ lunch will be provided per person, while supplies last
    • Dress appropriately for the weather
    • Bring a water bottle as no plastic bottles will be available
    • Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

    Event Poster

About This Park

Tyhee Lake Provincial Park

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

New features available

  • Paddle board rentals
  • Concession stand

Know Before You Go

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.

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.

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. Tyhee Lake Provincial Park is near Telkwa, off Highway 16, 10 km east of Smithers.

Maps and Brochures

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

Nature and Culture

Management Planning

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. 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 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.

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 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!

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 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.
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

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