This protected area is situated on the shores of Ekwan Lake and can be accessed by automobile only in winter. Just getting to this protected area is an adventure! Between spring thaw and winter freeze during periods of high water, float planes may land on the open water of this shallow lake. In winter however, four-wheel drive vehicles must travel there via the Sierra oil road south of Fort Nelson, then via Westcoast power line winter road to the north end of the lake. Once there, visitors can relax, enjoy the wilderness and take part in some spectacular fishing.
Established Date: January 25, 2001
Park Size: 1,892 hectares
Please keep backcountry campfires small. Portable stoves are recommended for cooking.
Anglers can try their luck for arctic grayling, bull trout, inconnu, whitefish, northern pike and burbot. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Ekwan Lake Protected Area is located approximately 175 km southeast of Fort Nelson and 35 km west of the Alberta border.
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.