Caligata Lake Provincial Park
About This Park
A small cirque basin containing an attractive lake, highly diverse plant communities and wildlife habitat. The area offers wonderful hiking opportunities to see wildflowers, as well as backcountry skiing in the winter.
Established Date: April 30, 1996
Park Size: 153 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.
- No camping or day-use facilities are provided.
Nature and Culture
- History: Established April 30, 1996 as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan. The park will be managed according to the Interim Management Direction Statement for Caligata Lake Park.
- Conservation: This park protects a small cirque basin with avalanche tracks, rich wetlands, true bogs, fens, high floristic diversity and rare lichens. Old-growth Englemann spruce, subalpine fir, rare lichen species and many species of wildflowers exist in the area. Situated at the base of the steep, north-facing slope of Raft Mountain, the combination of aspect, deep snows, and cold air drainage creates unique conditions and favours plant communities that normally occur 500 metres higher. Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage, please don’t damage or remove them.
- Wildlife: Habitat for mountain caribou, wolf, black and grizzly bear. Wildlife is potentially dangerous and may be encountered at any time. Never approach or feed bears or any wild animal. Make lots of noise when hiking where signs of bear are found.