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Holliday Creek Arch Protected Area
About This Protected Area
Holliday Creek Arch Protected Area was created through the efforts of the Robson Valley Land and Resource Management Plan and the Protected Areas Strategy. This small, 395 hectare protected area showcases a magnificent natural stone arch, a very rare feature of provincial significance. In excess of 80 metres wide and 18 metres high, this arch spans a steep, rocky gully. Mountain goats frequent this area, providing visitors an opportunity to view one of the most interesting geological features in the province, and a chance to see mountain goats in their natural habitat.
For almost three decades it has been a designated Ecological Reserve, but it now enjoys status as a Class “A” provincial park. The park has no road access, but it can be reached via an 8 km hiking trail from Highway 16. This trail is extremely steep and rough and can be subject to snow, rock and debris slides. Only hikers in excellent physical condition should attempt this trail.
Know Before You Go
- There are no facilities of any kind in Holliday Creek Arch Protected Area.
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
- Campfires are not permitted.
Location and Maps
This small, 395-hectare protected area is located between the communities of Dunster and McBride, north of Highway 16.
Nature and Culture
Activities Available at this Protected Area
There are no developed trails at this park. For your own safety, please be prepared when venturing into the backcountry/wilderness areas.
Hunting is allowed in the park. Please check the BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. You are responsible for their behaviour, and must pack out and 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.
There is no viewing platform but there is a natural stone arch and the park is important habitat for mountain goats.