Driftwood Canyon is recognized as one of the world’s most significant fossil beds. It provides park users with a fascinating opportunity to understand the area’s evolutionary processes of both geology and biology.
The day-use area is open from May 15 to September 2.
Campfires are permitted at this park but visitors must provide their own wood. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood around the day-use area or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small.
There is a day-use/picnicking area beside Driftwood Creek. It is a grassy area with picnic tables and fire pits. There is a moderate sized parking area available for vehicles to park. The day-use area is open from May 15 to September 2.
There are two pit toilets located at the day-use area.
There is a short trail that leads from the parking area to the fossil beds. Along the trail are signs that provide information on fossils and local history. There is also a viewing platform over Driftwood Creek. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.
This park is located 10 km northeast of Smithers, follow the signs on Old Babine Lake Road. The closest communities, towns and cities are Smithers and Telkwa.
This park proudly operated by:
Mark and Anais Drydyk
1 250 877-1782
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.