Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park
|Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park|
|Location||British Columbia, Canada|
|Nearest city||Fort Nelson|
|Area||6,657.1 km2 (2,570.3 sq mi)|
|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 south-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 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.
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.
Activities and facilities
A range of activities is welcome, though most opportunities require experience in and knowledge of the wilderness.
|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, Stone sheep, wolf and deer may all be spotted.|
|Winter recreation||Snowmobiling is possible in the winter.|
|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.|
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