Pinecone Burke Provincial Park

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Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Location British Columbia, Canada
Nearest city Coquitlam, British Columbia
Coordinates 49°23.6′N 122°42.4′W / 49.3933°N 122.7067°W / 49.3933; -122.7067Coordinates: 49°23.6′N 122°42.4′W / 49.3933°N 122.7067°W / 49.3933; -122.7067
Area 380 km²
Established 1996
Governing body BC Parks

Pinecone Burke Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. It extends from the southwest corner of Garibaldi Provincial Park, west of Pitt Lake and Pitt River to include Burke Mountain in the City of Coquitlam. Most of the park is unserviced wilderness with very rough trails such as the Fools Gold Trail in the Boise Valley. There is canoe access to Widgeon Slough and from there hiking trails that lead to Widgeon Lake, and a network of old logging roads, hiking and mountain biking trails on Burke Mountain.[1]

During the 1920s, the Canadian Robert Dollar Company of Dollarton logged the lower slopes of Burke Mountain with a steam railway. Because of this the peak was called Dollar Mountain by the early residents. Rail lines snaked in from Port Moody along the sidehill of Westwood slope, across the Coquitlam River on a trestle and up to the timber on Burke Mountain. As for many years, the area was depopulated bush logging and gravel mining continued with vigour.

The highest mountain in the park is Pinecone Peak [2] 2027 m (6650 ft).

The Park contains parts of the traditional territory of the Katzie first nation.[2]

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  1. ^ BC Parks, map
  2. ^ a b Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia

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