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Lillooet Protected Areas Management Planning

BC Parks is preparing management plans for nine protected areas in the Lillooet area. The provincial parks in the area were newly designated or enlarged. The location of each of these parks is shown on this map. [PDF 589 KB]

South Chilcotin Mountains Park (previously named Spruce Lake Protected Area)
Bridge River Delta Park Big Creek Park
Fred Antoine Park Yalakom Park
French Bar Park French Bar Park
Gwyneth Lake Park Skihist Park

Management Planning Schedule

1. Initial planning and Terms of Reference Approval (complete)

2. Initial Public Input (closed Jan 31, 2012) and Development of the Draft Management Plans

  • French Bar Park (current stage)
  • Marble Canyon Park (current stage)
  • Skihist Park (current stage)
3. Draft Management Plans Open for Public Review and Comment
  • Bridge River Delta Park (current stage: closes May 30, 2014)
  • Fred Antoine Park (current stage: closes May 30, 2014)
  • Gwyneth Lake Park (current stage: closes May 30, 2014)
  • South Chilcoltin Mountains Park and Big Creek Park (current stage: closes May 30, 2014)
  • Yalakom Park (current stage: closes May 30, 2014)
4. Development of the final approved management plans

What are Your Views?

To view the draft management plans currently open for public comment click on the links below:

At this stage in the planning process you have an opportunity to provide information, express your opinion, suggest alternatives and have your say on how these protected areas will be managed. Your help is very much appreciated!

How to Provide Comments on the Draft Management Plan

1) You may complete an online comments form, or;

2) You may download and print a pdf comment form [PDF 160 KB] and mail or email the form to:

Peter Weilandt, Planner
Ministry of Environment
1259 Dalhousie Drive, Kamloops, BC V2C 525.
Phone: (250) 371-6235
Fax: (250) 828-4000
Email: Peter.Weilandt@gov.bc.ca

Background Information

Gwyneth Lake Park
Gwyneth Lake Park Map [PDF 644 KB]
Gwyneth Lake Park Information Sheet [PDF 6 KB]

Bridge River Delta Park
Bridge River Park Map [PDF 1.06 MB]
Bridge River Park Information Sheet [PDF 21 KB]

Yalakom Park
Yalakom Park Map [PDF 2.38 MB]
Yalakom Park Information Sheet [PDF 21 KB]

Fred Antoine Park
Fred Antoine Park Map [PDF 3.41MB]
Fred Antoine Park Information Sheet [PDF 22 KB]

French Bar Park
French Bar Park Map [PDF 1.53MB]
French Bar Park Information Sheet [PDF 5 KB]

Skihist Park
The previous 1996 management plan for the original extent of Shihist Provincial Park, prior to its extension, will inform the present management planning process for the new, larger area.
1996 Skihist Provincial Park Management Plan
Skihist Park Map [PDF 971 KB]
Skihist Park Information Sheet [PDF 6 KB]

South Chilcotin Mountains Park/Big Creek Park
Big Creek and South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Parks will have one combined management plan due to having similar values, uses and adjacency.

A 2005 background report for Big Creek Provincial Park and Spruce Lake Protected Area includes three mining/tourism areas that were removed from the Spruce Lake Protected Area when it was re-designated as South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park in 2010.  Please keep this in mind when reviewing the document and providing any comments on Big Creek/South Chilcotin Mountains.  The mining/tourism zones are shown on the map for South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park.

South Chilcotin Map [PDF 9.11 MB]
Big Creek Park Map [PDF 3.6 MB]
Background Report (Figure 1; Figure 2; Figure 3; Figure 4; Figure 6; Figure 7) Note: There is no Figure 5 in the document
[Respective PDF sizes 958 KB/2.31 MB; 1.22 MB; 740 KB; 534 KB; 484 KB; 1.03 MB]

The previous 1999 management direction statement for Big Creek Provincial Park will inform the present management planning process for Big Creek/South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Parks.

Marble Canyon Park
Previous management direction for the original extent of Marble Canyon Provincial Park, prior to its extension, will inform the present management planning process for the new, larger area. 

1996 approved management plan for Marble Canyon Provincial Park
2003 approved management direction statement for Pavilion Lake

Marble Canyon Park Map [PDF 2.48 MB]
Marble Canyon Park Information Sheet [PDF 23 KB]

For More Information contact:

Peter Weilandt, Planner
Ministry of Environment
1259 Dalhousie Drive, Kamloops, BC, V2C 525.
Phone: (250) 371-6235
Fax: (250) 828-4000
Email: Peter.Weilandt@gov.bc.ca