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Wire Cache Provincial Park
About This ParkA series of old river bends in the North Thompson River. Note that no camping or day-use facilities are provided here.
Special Features: Series of old river bends (accretion).
Conservation Values: Wetland habitats with old growth cottonwood, spruce and cedar.
Established Date: April 30, 1996
Park Size: 57 hectares
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Maps and BrochuresAny 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.
Nature and Culture
- History: Established April 30, 1996.
- Cultural Heritage: Archaeological sites in area indicate historic use; possible evidence of use by Overlanders. This park was named for the old store of telegraph wire during the building of the CN railway.
- Conservation: Wetland habitat with old-growth cottonwood, spruce, cedar, birch, and red ozier dogwood. This park protects a series of old river bends and two small islands in the North Thompson River.
- Wildlife: Habitat for moose, deer, warblers and a variety of cavity-nesting birds. Suspected juvenile rearing for coho and chinook.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- The management direction statement for this park was approved in October 1999.
Activities Available at this Park
A canoe or kayak is necessary to access the North Thompson River in this area. Always exercise caution when navigating the North Thompson River. Sweepers and log jams may not always be visible in advance.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Anyone hunting in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the BC Hunting Regulations for seasons and closures.
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 wildlife viewing opportunities in this park.
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are permitted but there are no designated trails.