The Moyie River is fast moving especially during spring runoff. Visitors should use caution when near the banks of the river.
Kootenay Park Services Ltd.
Phone: 250 422-3003
Phone: 250 422-3003
Yahk Provincial Park
About This ParkLocated along Highway 3/95, 70km south of Cranbrook and 14.5km north of the US and Canadian borders at Kingsgate, Yahk Park is a traveller’s rest place. Near the Moyie River in a quiet well spaced forest this 26 site campground and day use area is a great introduction to BC Park visitor facilities.
Yahk Park was established in 1956 to provide camping and picnicking opportunities for the travelling public. As well it conserves a short scenic section of the Moyie River. The adjacent town of Yahk has services and tourist supplies. The area was once a major supplier of railroad ties for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Park Size: 9 hectares
Campground Dates of Operation
All dates are subject to change without notice
Opening and Closing Campground Dates:
(campground is accessible but may not offer full services such as water, security, etc.)
|May 17 – October
(Gate is closed during the off-season)
|Campground Dates with Full Services and Fees:||May 17 – September 30|
|Campground Reservable Dates:||Not applicable|
|Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites:||26|
Number of Reservable Campsites, if applicable:
(all remaining sites are first-come, first-served)
|Note: The above information is for the campground only. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit. Check the "Attention Visitor Notice" above for park alerts.|
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 332.12KB] for Yahk Provincial Park is available in pdf format.
Activities Available at this Park
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Locals fish for trout in the Moyie River. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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.
Facilities Available at this Park
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. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t 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.
Three cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
This park has a day-use/picnic area with tables near the river.
Pit or Flush Toilets
The park has 4 pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Vehicle Accessible Camping
The park offers 26 vehicle accessible campsites. For tenters, four of these campsites (sites 3, 6, 15, 24) have sand filled tent pads. The campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis – campsite reservations are not accepted. There is a telephone and information shelter at the entrance to this park.
Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $16.00 per party / night
BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $8.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
One pit toilet near the park entrance is wheelchair accessible.