Beaumont Provincial Park
About This Park
Beaumont Provincial Park lies within the Nechako Plateau bordered to the west and north by the Hazelton, Skeena and Omineca mountains.
The park offers a beautiful, sandy beach for swimming and sunbathing and a variety of facilities for water-oriented activities enhance visitor enjoyment.
Beaumont now offers walk-in sites with beach access. Each site is equipped with a fire ring and picnic table.
Established Date: February 16, 1960
Park Size: 178 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Safe swimming practices are a must! As no lifeguard is on duty, children should be watched at all times and solo swimming should be avoided.
- Boaters are cautioned to keep a close eye on the weather as Fraser Lake is subject to sudden, heavy winds which can transform the lake surface into dangerous whitecaps.
Western Thatch Ants
Beaumont is home to a large population of Western Thatch Ants. Western Thatch Ant nests should not be disturbed; they will bite and this could leave a stinging sensation on your skin. If this happens, wash the area around the bite. Please keep all food sealed and stored away when not in use. Use garbage and recycling bins to dispose of waste. If using a tent, please remember to keep the door closed.
Nature and Culture
- History: This park is rich in historical significance. Here, natives traversed well-used trails to trade with other settlements. Later, explorers and fur traders journeyed between Fort Fraser, Fort McLeod and Fort St. James on these same trails. Situated on the southeastern shores of Fraser Lake, the park occupies the site of historic Fort Fraser established by Simon Fraser in 1806. Originally known as Nadleh Whut'en, its site was chosen for its commanding view of the lake and summer breezes which kept the mosquitoes at bay. Beaumont Provincial Park was a gift of Captain E.G. Beaumont, a great benefactor of provincial parks. Besides Beaumont, two other parks were made possible through his generosity.
- Cultural Heritage: The Beaumont Park area is rich in cultural significance (refer to History section above).
- Conservation: Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them.
- Wildlife: Wildlife is abundant within the park. The marsh area represents ideal habitat for many species of birds and aquatic insects. It is a community in which every member has a distinct role to play and is depended upon by all the others. Birds often seen in the early morning at the marsh include the Redwing Blackbird, Canada Geese, Loons, and Warblers. Beaumont is also home to beavers, and you can view their work along the trail.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
The flush toilet building in the campground is wheelchair-accessible.