Graystokes Provincial Park
About This Park
Graystokes Provincial Park was established on April 18, 2001, to provide significantly increased representation of a number of biogeoclimatic units in the North Okanagan highlands ecosection. It also protects an extensive complex of swamps, meandering streams and meadows, as well as maintaining habitat for moose, mule deer and white-tailed deer.
Know Before You Go
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
- There are no developed trails in the park. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs.
- No motorized vehicles, including off-road and all-terrain vehicles. Only snowmobiles are permitted during the winter months.
- The BC Snowmobile Federation has three chalets on the Graystokes Plateau. They are not for use by the general public and may not be to BC Parks’ standards.
This park is located 45 km northeast of Kelowna. From highway 97 in Kelowna follow highway 33 for 23.5 km toward Big White Ski Area. Turn left; take Three Forks Road and cross Mission Creek at 7 km. Continue north for 0.5 km and turn right onto Greystokes Forest Service Road. Follow this rough road to the park and an information sign: approximately 10km.
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Nature and Culture
- Conservation: Graystokes protects extensive old growth Sub-alpine fir and Engelmann spruce. The extensive complex of swamps, streams and wetland meadows mixed with forest is unique in the Southern Interior. Forest types range from mid-elevation to alpine and include extensive old growth Engelmann spruce, Sub-alpine fir and Douglas fir. The Graystokes Plateau plays a key role in providing mid and late summer range for wildlife when the valley bottom is no longer productive. It also protects the upper reaches of the Mission Creek watershed for the City of Kelowna.
- Wildlife: Within the protected area is habitat for moose, White-tailed deer and mule deer primarily from spring to fall. Also found in the area are lynx, wolverine, ptarmigan and grouse. There is one red-listed animal: Mountain caribou, three blue-listed mammals: fisher, Townsend’s big-eared bat and grizzly bear, and one blue-listed plant species, pink agoseris.