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Tetrahedron Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
The gate to the upper summer parking lot has now been locked and is closed for the winter season
Being prepared and equipped with 4x4, good winter chains, shovel and tow ropes at a minimum is strongly recommended. Whenever possible, please spread vehicle tracks across the road to avoid creating deep ruts. Enjoy the snow.
The bridge at Steele Creek is out
Please use extreme caution when crossing the creek.
Protection of watershed values
Tetrahedron Provincial Park encompasses the headwaters of Chapman and Gray Creeks – watersheds that supply local communities with drinking water. Protection of watershed values is extremely important. Special park regulations are in effect. Please be familiar with park rules before visiting Tetrahedron Park. Check the Know Before You Go section of this page for a list of park rules.
About This Park
The park protects a wide range of landscapes, including mountain peaks, lakes, streams and wetlands, and the Sechelt area community watershed. Elevations in the Tetrahedron range from 900 to 1,800 metres and include Tetrahedron Peak, Panther Peak and Mount Steele. Recreational opportunities at this park are limited but include hiking, cross country skiing and overnight use of the cabins.
Date Established: July 12, 1995
Park Size: 6000 hectares
Know Before You Go
Due to protection of watershed values, special park regulations are in effect for this park. Please familiarize yourself with the following rules before visiting Tetrahedron Park:
- All mechanized access, including mountain bikes and snowmobiles, is prohibited.
- Hunting is prohibited.
- Domestic animals are prohibited.
- Open fires are prohibited.
- Use the outhouses for all human excrement.
- Pack out all garbage.
- Camp only at designated cabins.
- Wash dishes only in the cabins.
- Dump all grey water in outhouses.
- No swimming or bathing in streams or lakes within the park.
- Only use the wood stove when absolutely necessary.
- Be self-sufficient and carry a fuel burning stove for cooking.
Location and Maps
Tetrahedron Provincial Park is located northeast of Sechelt. The main access to the park is via Gray Creek Forest Service Road. Four-wheel drive vehicles with good winter tires and chains are recommended during winter conditions. Snow plowing on the access road is occasionally provided by a local volunteer.
Maps and Brochures
Nature and Culture
- History: This park designation is part of the Lower Mainland Nature Legacy initiative.
- Cultural Heritage: This park is located within the traditional territories of the Sechelt and Squamish First Nations. Please respect cultural and spiritual activities and avoid disruption of them. Do not collect or remove any natural objectS or historical artifacts. If you find something of interest, leave it intact and notify BC Parks or the Sechelt Indian Band. 604 885-2273
- Conservation: Visitors to the park must use special care to protect the community watershed. Negative impacts on water quality could result in restrictions to the recreational use of the park.
- Wildlife: Old-growth forests of mountain and western hemlock, Pacific silver fir and yellow-cedar provide habitat for deer, cougar, black bear, and birds, such as the rare marbled murrelet.
- Management Planning Information
- Approved Master Plan [PDF]
Background Document [PDF]
This is not the original management planning product. These documents have been scanned from the original format of the plan. They may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.
Activities Available at this Park
There are backcountry skiing opportunities in the park. Users must have good backcountry skills including navigation and winter travel. There are no set tracks and access to the area is limited to 4WD vehicles with good winter tires and chains. Snow plowing on the access road is occasionally provided by a local volunteer. For information on road and snow conditions, you can check out the Tetrahedron Outdoor Club and Sunshine Coast Outdoor Reports web sites.
Avalanche hazards exist in the Park. Park visitors should have the appropriate avalanche safety equipment and training. Current avalanche conditions can be found on the Canadian Avalanche Center (CAC) site under the Sea-to-Sky bulletins.
Facilities Available at this Park
Cabins / Huts
Overnight use is restricted to the four rustic cabins maintained by the Tetrahedron Outdoor Club, and are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations are accepted and are used to help maintain the cabins.
The firewood supplied at the cabins is provided by BC Parks and the Tetrahedron Outdoor Club, and is for winter use only. It is extremely expensive as it is delivered by helicopter. Misuse of firewood may result in the loss of this privilege. Only use the wood stove when absolutely necessary. Be self-sufficient and carry a fuel burning stove for cooking.