Park Photo Gallery for the West Chilcotin
The Parks

The West Chilcotin has several Provincial Parks, of which Tweedsmuir is the largest. A portion of the Itcha/Ilgachuz
ranges were recently given park status and Tsy'los Park near Chilko Lake has also been designated in just the last few
years. All the parks allow hiking, horses and cross country skiing, with limited access to four wheelers and floatplanes.
All three are considered isolated wilderness with infrequent patrols in Tweedsmuir, and should be accessed with care.
Tweedsmuir Park has an extensive network of hiking trails and the Rainbow Mountains, sporting vibrant reds and yellows
from age old volcanic activity make for a spectacular hike or trail ride, as do the Itcha/Ilgachuz Mountains. There is an
abundance of wildlife in all the parks offering great opportunity for photos. Canoing on some of the alpine lakes such as
the Turner Lake Chain above Hunlen Falls, Lonesome or Wilderness Lake, or riding a raft down some of the rivers are
popular past times. Hike or trail ride for weeks into miles of wilderness without ever seeing another person besides your
companions. Mountain ski the Monarch glacier or go heli-skiing out of Bella Coola. Drop a fly into any of the alpine lakes
or the Dean River for a fighting Rainbow Trout or fish for Salmon on the Atnarko River. The possibilites are truly endless.
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Rainbow Mountains Coastlal Mountain Range Age old glacier grinding down a mountain valley
Canoe on the Turner Lake Chain The 'candle' on the Rainbows Turner Lake Chain falling into Hunlen Falls
Grizzly Mountain Goats on cliff face Woodland Caribou in the Itcha Ulgatchez
Wild Columbine High rimrock protecting an alpine lake High in the alpine of Itcha Ilgatchez
Hiking along a glacier stream Hunlen Falls has the third longest drop in Canada at over 1000 ft. Alpine valley

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