Heritage and Culture
The Duffey Lake and Cayoosh Creek Valley area was historically used as a travel route between the Lillooet First Nations on Lillooet Lake and the Stl’alt’imx First Nation on the Fraser River. The area was important for hunting, trapping and gathering.
The main conservation role of Duffey Lake Park is to protect a representative portion of the Leeward Pacific Ranges ecosection and to protect important wildlife habitats, particularly for goats and bears. The Duffey Lake area contains some of the flora, fauna, landforms and waters which are characteristic of the region, and illustrates transitional vegetation between coastal and interior climates.
Mountain goat, grizzly bear, deer, black bear, osprey and great blue heron can all be found in the park. For more information on staying safe please see the wildlife safety page.