Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park

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Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park
Location of Northern Rocky Mountains Park in BC
Location British Columbia, Canada
Nearest city Fort Nelson
Coordinates 58°13′16″N 124°21′12″W / 58.22111°N 124.35333°W / 58.22111; -124.35333Coordinates: 58°13′16″N 124°21′12″W / 58.22111°N 124.35333°W / 58.22111; -124.35333
Area 6,657.1 km²
Established June 1999
Governing body BC Parks

Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. It is located in the north-eastern part of the province, 90 km north-west from Fort Nelson and it is bordered to the north by the Alaska Highway. Access is mostly done by boat, aircraft, on horseback or by hiking.

At 6,657.1 km², it is the largest protected area in the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area[1] and the third largest provincial park in British Columbia. The park borders Stone Mountain Provincial Park to the north-west and Kwadacha Wilderness Provincial Park to the south-west, creating a large contiguous protected area in the Muskwa Ranges of the Canadian Rockies.

Water Features[edit]

The area is notable for a range of water features including rivers, streams, waterfalls, rapids, small glaciers and lakes. Its rivers include the Tetsa, Chischa, and Muskwa, and its creeks include the Gathto, Kluachesi, Dead Dog and Chlotapecta.

The largest water features in the area are the upper and lower Tuckodi Lakes , though other lakes such as Kluachesi and Tetsa exist.

Activities & Facilities[edit]

A range of activities is welcome, though most opportunities require experience in and knowledge of the wilderness.

View towards the Tuchodi River Valley
Activity Notes
Canoeing Recommended for experienced paddlers. Planning is necessary.
Climbing Climbing areas are available to mountaineers.
Fishing Those with a licence may catch lake trout, rainbow trout, bull trout, arctic grayling and lake whitefish, among others.
Hiking Designated trails available. Signs should be heeded.
Horseback Riding No designated trails; riders should be experienced.
Hunting Hunting excursions available by private companies; regulations exist and must be followed.
Pets on Leash Pets are welcome but must be leashed. They should not be brought to backcountry areas due to wildlife.
Wildlife Viewing Black bears, grizzly bears, elk, caribou, goats, Stones sheep, wolf and deer may all be spotted.
Winter Recreation Snowmobiling is possible in the winter.
Facilities Notes
Campfires Campfires should be kept small.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping Wilderness camping is welcome but no facilities are available. Primitive campsites exist but are unlikely to be maintained.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Muskwa-Kechika Protected Areas, Muskwa-Kechika Management Area

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