Yahk Provincial Park

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Yahk Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Yahk Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Yahk Provincial Park
Location of Yahk Provincial Park in British Columbia
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Nearest cityYahk
Coordinates49°4′49″N 116°5′44″W / 49.08028°N 116.09556°W / 49.08028; -116.09556Coordinates: 49°4′49″N 116°5′44″W / 49.08028°N 116.09556°W / 49.08028; -116.09556
Area9 hectares
Established1956
Governing bodyBC Parks

Yahk Provincial Park is a provincial park located just south of Yahk, British Columbia, 70 kilometres south of Cranbrook, and 14.5 kilometres north of the Canada–United States border at Kingsgate in British Columbia, Canada.

History[edit]

The park was established 1956. The area was once a major supplier of railroad ties for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

The park serves as both an introduction to British Columbia for tourists entering from the United States and a scenic day use area and camping location for travelers following the southern trans-provincial highway.

Conservation[edit]

The park aims to protect a short scenic section of the Moyie River, though the primary purpose for the park is to provide camping and picnicking opportunities for the travelling public.

Recreation[edit]

The park provides vehicle accessible camping, picnicking, and fishing opportunities for the travelling public. There is also the opportunity of hiking an abandoned railway grade which borders the park.

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