Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, British Columbia. BC Provincial Parks, Kokanee Glacier

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The 32,000 hectare provincial park is situated in the Slocan Range of the Selkirk Mountains in the Kootenay Region of British Columbia. The park is named for its namesake glacier that looms on the impressive Kokanee Peak.The word kokanee means "red fish", a Kootenay Indian word referring to the land-locked salmon of Kootenay Lake.

There are over 30 glacial lakes within the park, each inhabitated by a number of species of fish. Surrounding these glacial gems are forests of hemlock, western red cedar, lodgepole pine, larch and Engelmann spruce where wildlife such as mountain goat, deer, black bear, rabbit and squirrels reside. Bird species include grouse and the golden eagle.

Much of the parks landscape is made up of Nelson granite, an impressive geological formation. The rugged terrain of the park appeals to experienced visitors interested in outdoor recreation, including adventurous hiking, mountaineering and ski mountaineering.

There are five access roads to the park all of which are not suitable for low clearance vehicles:

1. From Nelson, which is located on Highway 3A, drive 19km northeast to Kokanee Creek and follow it for 16 km to Gibson Lake.
2. From Ainsworth, located on Highway 31, drive 10 km north to Woodbury Creek and follow it for 13 km to the trailhead.
3. From Kaslo, which is located on Highway 31A, drive 6 km northwest to Keen Creek and follow it for 24 km to the Joker millsite.
4. From Slocan City, which is located on Highway 6, drive 14 km north to Enterprise Creek and follow it 13 km to the trailhead.
5. From Slocan drive 8 km south to Lemon Creek and follow it for 16 km to the trailhead.


Camping - Wilderness camping is permitted in designated areas. There are no developed campgrounds in the park. Various shelters are located throughout the park for overnight use. A picnic area, toilets and park information are located near Gibson Lake. Dogs are strictly prohibited in the park.

Fishing & Boating - Angling in the parks lakes and waterways is a popular pastime for visitors.

Hiking & Trails - Extensive routes and hiking trails lead to the parks scenic features. Cross-country skiing is popular during the winter months.

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