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Smoking is prohibited
During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.

Keremeos Columns Provincial Park

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  • 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

Keremeos Columns Provincial 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

Stay Safe

  • 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.

Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only; they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. North of Keremeos off Hwy #3A.

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.

Management Planning

Activities Available at this Park

Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must 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.