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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Smoking is prohibited
During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.

Beatton River Provincial Park

About This Park

Beatton River Provincial Park

Beatton River Provincial Park protects rich riparian habitat at the confluence of the Beatton and Peace Rivers. Visitors to the area can best access the park by boat.

Enjoy a picnic, watch wildlife or relax on the river’s edge and appreciate the surrounding scenic views.

Established Date: June 29, 2000
Park Size: 186 hectares

Know Before You Go

Special Notes

  • Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) are prohibited in this park. ORVs include ATVs, off-road motorcycles, snowmobiles and side-by-sides.
  • This is a user-maintained site. Please work with BC Parks to help manage this important riparian ecosystem by practicing leave-no trace principles and reporting any park violations or ecological damage to BC Parks in Fort St John at 250-787-3411.

Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Beatton River Provincial Park is located at the confluence of the Beatton and Peace Rivers and is only accessible by boat. The park is approximately 40 km from Fort St. John.

Nature and Culture

  • History: Historic site of Fort D’Epinette. The North West Company established the fort in 1806. The fort was originally called the Fort of St. John and was changed to Fort D'Epinette when the Hudson’s Bay Company amalgamated with the North West Company in 1821.
  • Conservation: Old growth cottonwood with mixed stands of spruce and aspen dominate the area. Lush riparian shrub growth lines the edge of the waterways.
  • Wildlife: Moose, mule deer, white-tailed deer and black bear frequent the area. Waterfowl including ducks and Canada geese are also common. Keep a sharp eye out for bald eagles, as they nest in several locations within the Peace Canyon. Numerous fish species reside in both the Beatton and Peace Rivers. A list of species includes: Arctic grayling; brook stickleback; burbot; flathead; chub; goldeye; lake chub; largescale sucker; longnose dace; longnose sucker; mountain whitefish; northern pike; northern redbelly dace; prickly sculpin; redside shiner; slimy sculpin; spoonhead sculpin; spottail shiner; stickleback (general); troutperch; walleye; white sucker.

Management Planning

Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Fishing

Fishing

Visitors to the area can best access the park by paddling down the Peace or Beatton Rivers. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

Visitors can walk around the area but there are no developed trails at this park.
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is permitted.
Hunting

Hunting

The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting and Trapping Regulation synopsis for more information.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

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. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There are wildlife viewing opportunities in the park.