This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
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].
Park ContactThis park proudly operated by:
EK Parks Ltd.
Wardner Provincial Park
About This Park
The primary role of Wardner Provincial Park is to provide recreational opportunities for local residents on the Kootenay River.
The reservoir, created in 1973 by the construction of the Libby Dam in Montana, stretches for more than 160 kilometres, with approximately 1/3 of its waters residing in British Columbia. The Kootenay River, as it flows by the community of Wardner, is most effected by water levels in the reservoir in summer months.
Park Size: 4 hectares
Park Established: May 5, 1977
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Approved Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan [PDF 31.19KB] for Wardner Provinical Park is available in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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 behaviour 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.