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Keremeos Columns Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Please note that some accesses to the Columns are through private land, which is closed to the public
Please observe posted signs and do not trespass on private property.
About This Park
This is an adventure that requires fortitude as it’s a long hike through sagebrush country concluding with a steep climb. Ensure you have plenty of water. The actual columns are not within the park boundaries but the park provides a viewpoint of these volcanic monuments. These spectacular formations of slowly-cooled lava, with the characteristic vertically-hexagonal jointing of basalt, rise majestically out of the surrounding fir forest.
The Keremeos Columns share the same geological phenomenon status as the Giant Causeway in Northern Ireland and the Devil’s Tower in Wyoming.
As an added bonus, during the spring, the Lewisia blossoms add a flourish of color to the area. Be aware that trail access is across private property, so please be respectful of the privilege.
Established Date: July 31, 1931
Park Size: 20 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Bring your own drinking water; potable water is not available in the park.
- Campfires are not permitted.
- There are no developed trails at this park.
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Nature and Culture
- History: The park was established July 31, 1931.
- Conservation: During the spring, the Lewisia blossoms add a flourish of color to the area.