Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
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 79KB].
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Wire Cache Provincial Park

About This Park

A 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
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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. 90 km northeast of Clearwater, on the south side of the North Thompson River. Road access is poor; there is potential for a river pullout area. The closest communities are Clearwater, Vavenby, Avola, Blue River and Kamloops.

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

  • 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.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

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.
Fishing

Fishing

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hunting

Hunting

Anyone hunting in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the BC Hunting Regulations for seasons and closures.
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 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.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There are wildlife viewing opportunities in this park.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are permitted but there are no designated trails.