Elk Valley Provincial Park is a scenic, quiet and sheltered picnic area within close proximity to the Highway. This park provides a unique opportunity to enjoy natural features of the Elk Valley and riparian habitat of the Elk River in close proximity to a major tourist route. In addition, there are commanding views of the Rocky Mountains, particularly to the north of the park.
Please Note: The only facilities in Elk Valley Provincial Park are at a Highway Rest Stop, and are not maintained by BC Parks. It consists of a parking lot, picnic tables, wheelchair accessible pit toilets. Please bring your own water as potable water is not available.
Park Size: 78 hectares
Some Facilities are wheelchair accessible
There is excellent fishing in the Elk River which forms the northern boundary of this park. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. For regulations please consult the Freshwater Sport Fishing synopsis.
Elk Valley Provincial Park is situated 18 kilometres north of Fernie.
The park is not identified by any formal provincial park signage; rather it is signed by the Ministry of Transportation as the Olson Rest Area.
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.