Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park Management Planning

BC Parks is in the process of developing a management plan for Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

Management Planning Schedule

Stage 1: Initial planning and Project Plan Approval (complete)

The public comment period on the initial planning stage concluded on March 9, 2018. BC Parks is greatly appreciative of all the comments and input received and to those who attended the public information session in January 2018. Just over 250 submissions were received.

Stage 2: Development of the Draft Management Plan (complete)

A draft management plan was developed during the fall of 2018. Development of the management plan strongly considered much of the public and stakeholder input received, as such, the draft management plan reflects a balanced approach to the future management of Kalamalka Lake Park.

Stage 3: Draft Management Plan open for public review (complete)

A draft management plan [PDF] was open for public comment from November 23, 2018 to January 31, 2019.  A public information session was held on December 10, 2018 in Vernon.  Approximately 130 people attended.  Online comment forms and hard copy comments forms focused on the draft management plan were also submitted to BC Parks.  A summary of public comments (online/hard copy form format) are included below.

Stage 4: Final Management Plan Developed and Approved (current stage)

Approval of the final management plan will likely be achieved by early summer 2019.

Background Information

  • The new Kalamalka Lake Park Management Plan will replace the 2003 Purpose Statement and Zoning Plan (PSZP) for the park area which existed prior to 2001 (978 hectares), and the PSZP which was approved in 2006 for the former Kalamalka Lake Protected Area, which was established in 2001 and provided Class A park status in 2008.

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
Keith.Baric@gov.bc.ca