A scenic campground for those traveling the Alaska Highway, Buckinghorse River Wayside Park provides visitors with a chance to view moose or fish for arctic grayling.
Please note: This park is cooperatively managed by a community, society or other partner. Services and facilities may differ from those offered in other BC Parks.
This park offers vehicle accessible campsites on a first-come, first-served basis; campsite reservations are not accepted.
The sites are able to accommodate an RV of up to 32 feet in length, with no height restriction.
Full season. Please contact the Park Operator for information and to book one of these sites.
Information on other parks participating in this program, or a link to the Long Stay Policy document, is available on the Frontcountry Camping Policies and Fees webpage.
While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act ). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Anglers can try their luck along Buckinghorse River for arctic grayling. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Buckinghorse River Wayside 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.
This park is located approximately 200 km northwest of Fort St. John at kilometre 278 of the Alaska Highway (Hwy 97).
This park proudly operated by:
Buckinghorse River Lodge
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.