Crooked River Park was originally established to protect its attractive lakes and surrounding landscape. The lakes are a result of the melting of the glacial ice blocks.
The Crooked River was once the corridor of the famous explorers Alexander MacKenzie and Simon Fraser.
The gently undulating landscape is covered by a layer of glacial drift which supports a sub boreal spruce zone. The forest cover within the park boundaries consists mainly of lodgepole pine, alder, birch, aspen, and spruce. It sits atop a sand and gravel soil, the result of thousands of years of glacial activity in the area. Help protect the park land. Please leave the park as you have found it so that future visitors may also enjoy the park.
The forests, lakes and wetlands of the park provide excellent habitat for a number of mammals and birds. River otter, beaver, muskrat, squirrels, and chipmunks are the most common residents. Lynx, red fox, coyote, and black bear may also be seen. Many birds frequent the park including bald eagles, ospreys, tanagers, and chickadees. In the winter, Crooked River is visited by trumpeter swans.
Park users should always be aware of bears and other wildlife in our park environment. Never feed or approach the wildlife. For more information on staying safe, visit the wildlife safety page.