Remote Cummins River Protected Area is located approximately 60 km north of Golden on the east side of Kinbasket Lake at the head of the Cummins River. Set just below and west of the vast Clemenceau Icefields in Jasper National Park this park features spectacular glacier fed waterfalls and lakes.
The protected area encompasses an array of untouched terrain including spectacular mountains, valley floor meadows and marshes and sub-alpine spruce forests that are habitat for grizzly bear, caribou and mountain goat. The area has nationally significant scenic and recreation values for wilderness mountaineering and ski-touring.
Campfires are permitted however visitors should check with the Forest Service or at park trailheads to see if campfire bans are in effect. Bring a portable stove for cooking.
The protected area is located at the head of the Cummins River, which drains southwest into the Kinbasket Reservoir. There is very limited access by ski-touring across Clemenceau Icefield from Jasper National Park. The closest community, town or city is Golden.
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.