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Eskers Provincial Park
About This Park
Eskers Provincial Park is a day-use park located 40 km northwest of Prince George. Encompassing 3,979 hectares of gently rolling terrain and many small lakes, the park conserves a portion of the 40 km long Stuart River Eskers Complex. These unique land forms, for which the park is named, are long sinuous gravel ridges. They were created when sand and gravel were deposited in the meltwater channels of ancient glaciers that once blanketed this northern region.
Visitors can enjoy walking and hiking, canoeing, fishing, nature study and wildlife viewing. In the winter the summer hiking trails are turned into an excellent network for snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing enthusiasts. A 3 km beginners loop is located just off the Pine Marsh parking area. For an additional challenge and exercise, skiers can enjoy the 6 km trail to Kathie Lake.
Established Date: December 4, 1987
Park Size: 4,044 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Please obey posted speed limits and use extra caution due to rough road surface.
- If you go for a hike, ensure you are prepared for inclement weather conditions.
- Fires are not permitted in this park.
- Snowmobiles and ATVs are not permitted in this park.
- Flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage. Please don’t damage or remove them.
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Nature and Culture
- Conservation: The thick layer of soil left in the wake of the glaciers supports a mixed forest of aspen, lodgepole pine and Douglas-fir with some spruce in the southern reaches of the park.
- Wildlife: Eskers Park is an ideal “outdoor classroom” for those wishing to study the array of birds and mammals who make their home in the wetlands among the eskers. One of the most prominent residents is the beaver, whose industry is obvious along most of the lakeside trails. The park’s diverse forest and numerous lakes provide excellent habitat for a wide variety of wildlife such as moose, deer, black bear, squirrels, grouse and abundant waterfowl.
- Management Planning Information
- There is currently no approved valid management plan for this area. Management plans are prepared as soon as practicable, subject to available resources and the ability of key planning partners to participate.