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Big White Mountain Ecological Reserve

Date Established: 1972
Size: 951 ha
Big White Mountain


Ecological Reserves are areas in British Columbia selected to preserve representative and special natural ecosystems, plant and animal species, features, and phenomena. Ecological Reserves provide the highest level of protection for the maintenance of physical and biological diversity while allowing for research and educational activities. More information on Ecological Reserves »

Big White Mountain Ecological Reserve was established to set aside ecosystems representative of the Engelmann Spruce-Subalpine Fir and Alpine Tundra Zones in the southern interior.


Detailed Ecological Reserve Description

BC Parks has created a detailed description of each Ecological Reserve to support current or potential education and research. Each account includes physical, biological, and cultural information as well as management concerns regarding the Ecological Reserve, with references to supporting documents where available. Additional documents may also be made available, upon request.

Detailed Description

Supporting Documents


Ecological reserves are not created for outdoor recreation. Most ecological reserves, however, are open to the public for non-destructive pursuits like hiking, nature observation and photography. Consumptive activities like hunting, freshwater fishing, camping, livestock grazing, removal of materials, plants or animals are prohibited by regulation in ecological reserves. Motorized vehicles are not allowed. Research and educational activities may be carried out but only under permit.

Special Restrictions:
Groups of ten or more people must receive permission prior to entering this ecological reserve.

Location and Maps

Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.

42km ESE of Kelowna City Center

Ecological Zones

Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification information

Engelmann Spruce-Subalpine Fir; Alpine Tundra

Management Planning

Online management planning information for this Ecological Reserve is available; click here to view .