Photo credit: Pat Morrow

Please follow these Recreation Guidelines to help keep the Columbia Valley safe for all users while protecting our ecosystems, wildlife, and cultural values.

Know where to go

  • Stay on designated recreation trails.
  • Use existing hard surface roads for access. Do not drive off-road.
  • Do not make new trails or make changes to existing trails without authorization.
  • In winter, respect snowmobile closure areas, and avoid areas where commercial operators are active.
  • Enjoy camping on Crown land for up to 14 days. It is unlawful to camp on Crown land for more than 14 days.
  • Do not trespass on private property or Indian Reserve lands.
  • Use the map to know where to go.

Respect the environment

  • Do not disturb or harass wildlife or livestock.
  • Reduce the spread of invasive species by ensuring vehicles, trailers, boats and personal gear are cleaned before and after visiting the area. Visit

  • Leave no trace. Take your garbage with you. Pack out what you pack in.
  • Dump sewage and grey water at designated sani-dumps only.
  • Do not excavate or disturb archaeological resources.
  • Follow campfire safety guidelines:

    • Fires should be no larger than ½ metre x ½ metre.
    • Keep a shovel and/or 8 litres of water nearby.
    • Make sure your campfire is completely out and the ashes are cool to the touch.
    • Do not light fires in windy conditions.
    • Never leave a campfire unattended.
    • Do not cut live trees.
    • Obey all campfire bans, restrictions and regulations. Visit

Respect other users

  • Keep all gates closed. Removing or damaging fences is unlawful.
  • Maintain a peaceful, clean camping environment.
  • Keep noise to a minimum.
  • Observe quiet time from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Keep your pets quiet and under control.