- This park is a wilderness area that is not regularly patrolled. It was not established with recreation in mind as a primary goal. To visit it you must be experienced in bush navigation in forested areas with few topographic features, and you must be completely self-sufficient.
Nuntsi Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Declared Title Area
In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized Tŝilhqot’in Nation’s Aboriginal title to 1,700 square kilometres of land in the Chilcotin region called the Declared Title Area, along with the right and responsibility to manage and determine how the land is used. The Province of British Columbia, Tŝilhqot’in Nation, and Xeni Gwet’in First Nation are working to implement a shared vision of establishing the Declared Title Area as a unique, world-class example of government-to-government and nation-to-nation partnership grounded in Indigenous leadership, vision and self-determination. This includes working collaboratively to manage the impact of human activity on grizzly bears, fish, and other wildlife in the Upper Chilko Corridor.
The map to the right shows the land that is subject to the declaration of Aboriginal title, including Ts’il?os Park, Nuntsi Park, & Cardiff Ecological Reserve. Persons interested in visiting parks within the Declared Title Area for camping and associated recreational activities are encouraged to visit the Tsilhqot’in National Government webpage, to better understand the visitor protocols and procedures. Questions around Park access can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the Chilko fire that occurred in July 2003, there are still closed trails. Much of the park was burnt and dead trees still pose a safety hazard as well as an access hazard. Please be advised to use Nuntsi Park with caution.
About This Park
Activities present in the area before the park’s creation, and still permitted today, include hunting, trapping, and cattle grazing. The historical importance of these uses is recognized, and there is a commitment in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land-Use Plan to ensuring that such activities continue at existing levels.
Location and Maps
Maps and Brochures
- Park Map [PDF]
Nature and Culture
- History: This park was identified for protection in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land-Use Plan of 1995. Under the plan, uses that were permitted before 1995 will continue in the park: livestock grazing, hunting, trapping and guiding.
- Cultural Heritage: The park is in the traditional territory of the Ts’ilhqot’in (Chilcotin) First Nation. Cultural heritage sites have not yet been identified in this park. If you find any such sites, note that it is an offence to disturb them or remove anything.
- Conservation: The area encompasses abundant wetlands and small lake habitats. Due to the difficult access to the area, it has remained a wilderness. The park’s ecosystems are Sub-Boreal Pine/ Spruce in the lower elevations, with some Engelmann Spruce/Subalpine Fir.
- Wildlife: Moose enjoy the parks low-elevation wetlands during the winter, where the snow pack is lower. Other animals to be found in the park include black and grizzly bear, wolf, cougar, mule deer, and small furbearers such as martin, beaver, muskrat and hare. Waterfowl populate the creeks and wetlands during the summer.