Anderson Flats, also known as Mission Flats or The Forks, is located within the traditional territory of the Gitxsan First Nation (People of the River of Mist) and is identified as Lax Lit Hetwit House territory.
Anderson Flats Provincial Park, established in 2007, is a 99 hectare area situated at the confluence of two of the most important rivers in northwest BC, the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers. The landscape of the park has been shaped by these rivers over thousands of years, creating the floodplain and terraced terrain. The park includes 1300 metres of river frontage on the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers, and 17 hectares of floodplain. Forested terraces comprise the remaining upland area of the park.
Anderson Flats Park offers scenic and recreational values including regionally and provincially significant fishery values. The park provides easy public access to the riverfront on both the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers with excellent recreational fishing and day-use recreation opportunities from June through September for all visitors including children, seniors and individuals with limited mobility.
The Skeena and Bulkley Rivers are both Class II waters; this provincial designation is indicative of highly productive streams that are carefully managed to preserve unique fishing opportunities. Both rivers contribute significantly to the province’s reputation as a world class fishing destination. Scenic values are exceptional and include views of the Rocher de Boule Range with the majestic Hagwilget Peak to the south.
Park Size: 99 hectares
The park provides a wheelchair accessible pit toilet.
Please be aware of all provincial and regional fishing regulations. Anderson Flats Park provides world-class fishing opportunities. The peak angling season occurs late July through early September. The Skeena and Bulkley Rivers provide angling opportunities for chinook and coho salmon as well as steelhead, rainbow, bull trout and cutthroat trout. All these species migrate past this park. All wild steelhead must be released.
Both the Skeena and Bulkley Rivers are designated Class II waters. The Skeena River at this location is designated Class II from July 1st to December 31st. The Skeena River is closed January 1st – May 31st. The Bulkley River is designated Class II with a mandatory steelhead stamp September 1st – October 31st. The Bulkley River is closed January 1st – June 15th.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate license.
Cycling is permitted but no developed cycling trails exist in the park. Please stay on existing road surfaces. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Anderson Flats Provincial Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.
Anderson Flats Provincial Park is located on the southeast bank of the junction of the Skeena and Bulkley Rivers, between South Hazelton and the Village of Hazelton.
Access to the park is gained by travelling ~4km west of New Hazelton via Highway 16 then turning right and following Omineca Avenue for 700 metres before turning right on Hazelton Station Road which leads across the railroad tracks and down the hill to the park.
Nearby towns include: Hazelton (Old Town), New Hazelton and South Hazelton (known collectively as the Hazeltons).
This park proudly operated by:
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BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.