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Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park

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Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park

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Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is in the West Kootenays region of British Columbia, Canada.


Kokanee Glacier is a wilderness park located in the high mountains close to Nelson. The only access is by foot in summer and by limited helicopter access in winter if you are lucky enough to obtain a week skiing in the Park.



A significant part of this Park is above treeline and, although diminishing like most others, there is a glacier which lends its name to the Park.

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Get in[edit]

There are several access roads leading to trails into the Park, but the main access route is via Gibson Lake, a relatively rough, steep drive about 13 km from Kokanee Creek Provincial Park on Hwy 3B along the North Shore, about 16 km from Nelson. Once at the Lake, it is about a two-to-three-hour hike to Kaslo Lake and the Kokanee Cabin and campground.

The other access roads/trails are used much less and are more remote and more rugged routes. They include Keen Creek (mostly overgrown inside the Park; the road is closed near it's beginning because of erosion damage); Enterprise Creek; Woodbury Creek (which leads into the Woodbury and Silverspray Cabins in the east side of the Park.


There are no entry fees charged for this park. Camping fees at Kaslo Lake are $5/person/night.

Get around[edit]

Once you reach the trailhead in your vehicle, your feet are the only mode of transport that can be used.

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This is a backcountry park and all visitors must be self-contained with appropriate clothing, camping gear, food, etc.

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  • The Kokanee Cabin has quite nice accommodation available. Owned by BC Parks and operated by The Alpine Club of Canada. Reservations must be made through the ACC.




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