Pinecone Burke Provincial Park

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Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park
IUCN category II (national park)
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Nearest cityCoquitlam, British Columbia
Coordinates49°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
Area380 km²
Established1995
Governing bodyBC 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. The peak was called Dollar Mountain by early residents. Rail lines snaked in from Port Moody along the sidehill of Westwood slope, across the Coquitlam River on a trestle bridge and up to the timber on Burke Mountain. As the area was depopulated for many years, bush logging and gravel mining continued with vigour.

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

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • "Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park". Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2007-02-19.
  • "Pinecone Burke". BC Parks. Retrieved 2007-02-19.
  • "Pinecone Burke Map" (PDF). BC Parks. Retrieved 2007-02-19.

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