Sea to Sky Park Services
BC Parks - Lower Mainland Camping
Parks like Sasquatch, Silver Lake and Skagit Valley offer family friendly wilderness getaways within a couple hours drive of anywhere in the Lower Mainland. You can have a quick weekday or weekend adventure without worrying about a long drive in the car.
Size: 55 HaFacilities: Day-use area.Location: 40 km north of Hope via the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy #1).Around the original Cariboo Wagon road. An easy walk to historical Alexandra Bridge. Convenient rest stop for passing travellers.
Size: 32 HaFacilities: Day-use area and flush toilets.Location: 16km east of Chilliwack off Highway 1.Visitors can enjoy a day of picnicking, hiking and a spectacular view of the 60 meter waterfalls. Just a 15 minute walk from the parking lot, enjoy a viewing platform located at the base of the falls.
Size: 9258 HaFacilities: 146 campsites, a wide sandy beach exists in late summer when water levels recede, boat launch, sani-station, playground and pit toilets.Location: 64 km southeast of Chilliwack, 40 km down Chilliwack Lake Road.A popular park for hiking, fishing, small motor-boating, canoeing and kayaking. 40 km of hiking trails are great for wildlife viewing and enjoying nature. If you want to enjoy camping with all of the comforts of home, a fully-equipped RV is available to rent in the park. To make a reservation call (604) 986-9371.
Size: 159 HaFacilities: Day-use area.Location: Off Highway 5, north of Hope.This spectacular day-use area highlights the Canadian Pacific Railway route over 3 mountain ranges at the top of the Coquihalla Gorge. In sections, the river has cut a 100-metre channel into solid granite. This is the location of the Othello Tunnels.
Size: 2651 HaFacilities: 4 campgrounds at Clear Creek (82 sites), Delta Grove (58 sites), Entrance Bay (52 sites) and Maple Bay (106 sites), 4 group campsites and 2 large day-use areas. Sani-station and two boat launches are available.Location: 11 km southwest of Chilliwack.This park is one of the most popular and busiest destinations in the Lower Mainland, particularly on weekends during the summer. The park is surrounded by a large, warm freshwater lake with forest-clad mountains, which offers ample opportunities for fishing, hiking and picnicking. This is a very popular lake for boating and waterskiing.
Size: 1217 HaFacilities: 3 campgrounds at Hicks Lake (72 sites), Bench (64 sites) and Lakeside/Deer Lake (42 sites) a group campsite, day-use area and sani-station.Location: 6 km north of Harrison Hot Springs. This park is ideal for small motor (under 10 hp) boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing. Sasquatch Park also offers 7 km of hiking trails, 3 boat launches and canoe rentals. Winter camping with no servicing is permitted dependent on snowfall levels.
Size: 77 HaFacilities: 25 campsites, a boat launch and day-use area.Location: 12 km southwest of Hope at the east end of the Fraser Valley.This park is a small, largely undeveloped lakefront area. Visitors can enjoy fishing, picnicking and boating against a spectacular mountain backdrop or take pleasure in a rustic camping experience.
Size: 27948 HaFacilities: 3 campgrounds at Silvertip (43 sites), Ross Lake (88 sites) and a horse camp near Whitworth Meadows (11 sites), a group campsite, day-use areas, pit toilets and boat launch (Ross Lake).Location: 37 km southeast of Hope on the Silver-Skagit Road, adjacent to the Canada/USA border.The Skagit Valley provides excellent outdoor recreation opportunities in a natural, wilderness setting. The park offers 50 km of horse trails and is a very popular fishing area. Note: Ross Lake campground is located on a reservoir. The level of water in the reservoir fluctuates greatly. July and August are the only months when the lake is at full pool. During other months, there is no water in the lake on the Canadian side.
For more information about these parks, please contact
1700 Mount Seymour Road,
North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L3
Phone: (604) 986-9371
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