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Weymer Creek Provincial Park

Know Before You Go

White-Nose Syndrome
White-nose Syndrome is a fungal disease that has been linked to the mass die-off of hibernating bats in Eastern North America – it poses a significant threat to bats of the west and British Columbia. There is evidence that humans have accelerated the spread through entering caves with contaminated clothing, gear or equipment. Therefore, prevention strategies are focussed on public education/awareness to prevent the introduction of the fungus through human activities. There are currently (JUNE 2011) no reported cases of WNS in BC.

To ensure the protection of bats and their habitat in this park, BC Parks strongly advises that personal caving gear that has been used anywhere east of the Rockies not be used in BC and that cavers and visitors read the following fact sheets on decontamination before entering caves in BC.
Supporting Decontamination Documentation for Cavers [PDF 65KB] Updated June 2015
Biosecurity Protocol For Research Visits To Bat Hibernacula In Ontario [PDF 112.28KB]

About This Park

Weymer Creek Provincial Park is known for its extensive cave system and unique karst features -a distinctive topography in which the landscape is largely shaped by the dissolving action of water on carbonate bedrock, usually limestone, dolomite or marble – which are of provincial and national significance.

Some of the longest and deepest caves in Canada can be found in this park, located southeast of Tahsis on northwestern Vancouver Island. These caves provide critical habitat for bat species, including the red-listed Keens Long-eared Myotis. The caves in the park are also significant for their palaeontological values. Along with the significant cave and karst features, this park contains old-growth and second-growth forest.

Although there may be potential for caving opportunities in the future, this area is sensitive and use is not recommended until a management plan is complete.


Special Features:
  • Karst topography is easily damaged. Please use caution in this sensitive area. Do not damage or remove any rock formations or features from the caves.
Park Size: 316 hectares

Stay Safe: Cave systems in Weymer Creek Provincial Park are considered to be of moderate to high risk for cavers. Exploration in caves is not recommended for people unfamiliar with this area.
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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. Weymer Creek Provincial Park is located 5 km southeast of the village of Tahsis on northwestern Vancouver Island. Access to the park is via a series of old and active logging roads off the road to Tahsis. Visitors should use caution when traveling these roads; logging vehicles have the right of way.
Nearby communities include: Tahsis, Gold River, Nootka Sound.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
  • There are no digital maps or brochures for this park.
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Nature and Culture

  • Conservation: Some of the longest and deepest caves in Canada can be found in this park. These caves provide critical habitat for four bat species, including the red-listed Keens Long-eared Myotis. The caves in the park are also significant for their palaeontological values. Along with the significant cave and karst features, this park contains old-growth and second-growth forest.
  • General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Caving

Caving

Weymer Creek Provincial Park is known for its extensive cave system. Most caves are suitable for experienced cavers only. Although there may be potential for caving opportunities in the future, this area is sensitive and use is not recommended until a management plan is complete.

White-nose Syndrome
White-nose Syndrome is a fungal disease that has been linked to mass die-off of hibernating bats in North America - it poses a significant threat to colonies in British Columbia. Please read the White Nose Syndrome fact sheet to understand the disease, how to limit it’s spread, and find out what cavers and park visitors can do to help.
Hiking

Hiking

There are no developed trails at this park however several user-created routes into the park exist. These are accessible from old and active logging roads. Hikers are reminded that these trails are not maintained and often difficult to follow. Routes lead throughout the park and are often steep and slippery over rough terrain.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be under control all times. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Dogs are not permitted in caves.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

While fires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using stoves instead. If you must use a campfire, please practice “Leave No Trace” camping ethics.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

There are no designated campsites at this park, however random wilderness camping is allowed. No facilities are provided. Please practice “Leave No Trace” camping ethics.
Winter Camping

Winter Camping

Weymer Creek Provincial Park is open year round, however access roads may become snowbound in the winter.