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Rearguard Falls Provincial Park
About This Park
The Rearguard Falls viewpoint provides an excellent opportunity for travelers to witness the end of a long journey by the Chinook, largest of the Pacific salmon. These fish have survived several years at sea to return to the river of their birth, the mighty Fraser. From its estuary in British Columbia’s lower mainland to this point, the Chinook have traveled upstream over 1200 km. Some may be successful battling over these falls to reach the gravel above, but for most, Rearguard Falls marks the end of their journey.
Established Date: August 21, 1991
Park Size: 46 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Children should be supervised. The viewing area drops off steeply to the river.
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
- The water here is extremely cold and fast-moving. Spray from the falls can reduce visibility and make adjacent rocks slippery. For your safety please remain within the fenced area and enjoy a safe visit.
- Help protect the park land. Enjoy Rearguard Falls Provincial Park but please leave it as you have found it so that future visitors may also enjoy the park.
- No alcohol is permitted in the park.
- For safety reasons, firearms are not permitted in the park. Rearguard Falls Park is closed to hunting.
Location and Maps
Please note: Any maps listed are for information only; they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
285 km east of Prince George on Highway 16. The closest communities are Tete Jaune Cache, Valemount and McBride.
Nature and Culture
- Management Planning Information
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.