Silver Star Provincial Park Draft Management Planning Process

BC Parks is in the process of developing a management plan for Silver Star Provincial Park.

Management Planning Schedule

  • Stage 1: Project Plan Approval and Initial Planning (in progress)

    An internal Project Plan (available upon request) has been completed for the Silver Star Park management planning process. BC Parks’ Planning Section (Okanagan) is now seeking input during the initial planning stage to help inform the development of a draft management plan. A brief overview of the planning process and background on the park and its current management issues and opportunities is included in the links below. In addition, a public comment form is also available in hard copy and online medium. The deadline for comments and input on the initial planning stage is January 15, 2020.

  • Stage 2: Development of the Draft Management Plan

  • Stage 3: Draft Management Plan Open for Public Review

  • Stage 4: Draft Management Plan developed and approved

Background Information

The 5,573 hectare park was originally established in 1940. Since establishment, the park has been subjected to several boundary modifications and two re-designations (e.g. classification as a recreation area in 1976 and then re-established as Class A park in 1989). Portions of the park are situated immediately adjacent to a Controlled Recreation Area (a Land Act tenure) which contains Silver Star Mountain Resort – a four season resort offering a range of recreational opportunities (primarily alpine skiing).

Silver Star Park contains a large-scale cross country ski operation and associated day-use lodge (Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre) which is independently operated with administrative oversight provided through a park use permit. Winter activities in the park also include snowmobile use (on sanctioned trails) and snowshoeing. Summer and non-winter activities are mostly focused around nature appreciation, hiking, hunting and mountain biking.

Master plans were created for the former Silver Star Recreation Area in November 1980, and again for the park in 1990, but due to significant land use changes, growing popularity, and enhanced recreational opportunities in the park, the master plans are now considered invalid. 

For more information on the planning process:

Keith Baric, Planning Section Head
BC Parks and Conservation Officer Service Division
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Kootenay Okanagan Region
102 Industrial Place, Penticton, BC V2A 7C8
Phone: 250 490-8260
Fax: 250 490-2231