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Bugaboo Park is in southeastern B.C., between Golden and Radium Hot Springs, west of Highway 95. Access is via about 50 km of gravel road from Highway 95. This gravel road, which is open late spring through late fall, begins at Brisco, 27 km north of Radium Hot Springs and 76 km south of Golden on Highway 95. 

You can access to the northern portions of the park via the Vowell and Malloy Creek drainages by leaving Highway 95 at Spillimacheen, north of Brisco, then crossing the Columbia River and turning left on the West Side Road. After travelling 0.8 km, turn right onto Bobbie Burns Creek drainage and drive past the lodge of the same name. Logging roads up Vowell Creek and Malloy Creek lead to semi-open terrain, which can be hiked into the park. The status of bridges in inactive logging areas may vary in upper drainages. 

A four-wheel-drive vehicle is not required, but decent ground clearance is recommended. The last three-kilometre section of the gravel road is rough. Low-riding compact vehicles should go slow. 

Winter access

If you plan to visit the park in the winter, you will need to either ski the long access road, use a snowmobile as far as the summer parking lot, or arrive by helicopter. Any independent party (non-helicopter skiing clients) requires a letter of permission to fly into the park by helicopter. You can get more information on winter access by calling 250-489-8540.

Access roads are not maintained in winter. Snowmobiles are not permitted in the park and must be left at the summer parking lot.