It’s winter! Get out and explore BC Parks.



Jaclyn Tanemura Photography
Silver Star Provincial Park – Jaclyn Tanemura Photography

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season over it’s time to rediscover the great outdoors.

We all know how amazing BC Parks are in the summertime; you can camp, hike, rock climb, kayak and the list goes on. But in the winter, our parks offer another type of experience, one that will have you feeling breathless from the sheer beauty of billowy snow-capped mountains, crisp fresh air and the feeling that you are discovering an untouched land.

In our parks you have the opportunity to create your own unique experiences. Whether you’re looking for family-inclusive activities that will have the kids smiling as they fall asleep at the end of the day, or you’re looking for a place to recharge and disconnect, BC Parks provides the opportunity to create your own winter experience.

If you’re thinking, this is great, but where and what kinds of activities can we do? We have listed some ideas below.

BC Parks Winter Activity
Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park Cross country skiing and snowshoeing
Bowron Lake Provincial Park Cross country skiing
Carp Lake Provincial Park Ice fishing, snowshoeing, winter camping, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling
Champion Lakes Provincial Park Cross country skiing
Conkle Lake Provincial Park Ice fishing and snowmobiling
Crooked River Provincial Park Ice fishing
E. C. Manning Provincial Park Cross country skiing and snowshoeing
French Beach Provincial Park Hiking
Gladstone Provincial Park Snowshoeing and backcountry skiing
Garibaldi Provincial Park Snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding
Gwillim Lake Provincial Park Winter camping
Jewel Lake Provincial Park Ice fishing
Kentucky Alleyne Provincial Park Ice fishing
Kleanza Creek Provincial Park Snowshoeing
Kokanee Creek Provincial Park Cross country skiing, ice fishing, and snowshoeing
Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating
Lakelse Lake Provincial Park Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding
Momich Lakes Provincial Park Ice fishing
Moyie Lake Provincial Park Ice fishing
Mount Robson Provincial Park Snowshoeing and backcountry skiing
Nancy Greene Provincial Park Cross country skiing and ice fishing
Niskonlith Lake Provincial Park Cross country skiing, ice fishing, and snowshoeing
Otter Lake Provincial Park Cross country skiing and snowshoeing
Paul Lake Provincial Park Ice fishing
Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park Winter camping
Porteau Cove Provincial Park Winter camping and access to day use area
Roche Lake Provincial Park Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice skating
Schoen Lake Provincial Park Snowshoeing and backcountry skiing
Seeley Lake Provincial Park Ice skating
Shuswap Lake Provincial Park Cross country skiing and snowshoeing
Strathcona Provincial Park (including Mount Washington Alpine Resort) Backcountry skiing and backcountry snowboarding found within the park. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing, snow tubing and tobogganing, and skiing and snowboarding found on Mount Washington and within Mount Washington Alpine Resort.
Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park Cross country skiing, ice fishing and snowshoeing
Tyhee Lake Provincial Park Cross country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and ice skating
Vaseux Lake Provincial Park Ice skating

As a reminder, trails may not be maintained, there is potential for limited road access, and there may be limited or no park services and facilities available. Please visit the specific park page before heading to the park for more information. And be sure to dress appropriately for winter!

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