Driftwood Canyon Park lies within the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en people.
This park was established in 1967 to protect the fossil beds on the east side of Driftwood Creek. A portion of the park land was donated to the province of BC by Driftwood Canyon resident Gordon Harvey, who had a keen interest in the fossils at this site. Gordon Harvey performed the role of park interpreter in the early days of park establishment. Preserved within the shale formations are plant, animal and insect species that inhabited the area over 50 million years ago.