Mount Elphinstone Provincial Park
About This Park
Three separate parcels make up this park on the southwest slopes of Mount Elphinstone, near Roberts Creek, north of Gibsons. The park protects the area’s abundance and diversity of forest mushrooms. Old wagon and jeep tracks have formed a network of mossy trails, allowing limited recreational use. There are no facilities at this park.
Late successional forest with related plant communities, exceptional diversity of forest mushrooms. Picking/removing mushrooms or vegetation from the park is strictly prohibited.
Park Size: 139 hectares in three parcels.
Located north of Gibsons, off of Highway 101. To access the park turn right up Crow Road or the B&K Forest Service Road. The closest communities are Gibsons, Roberts Creek and Sechelt.
Nature and Culture
- History - Large fires burned through this area in the late 1800's, leaving several concentrations of large fire-scarred Douglas fir.
- Conservation - When the 139 hectares was allocated for Mount Elphinstone Provincial Park, three sites were chosen that had the greatest diversity of fungi. The areas contain the rare Tricholoma apium and many other notable species of fungi.
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