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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Park Contact

This park proudly operated by:
Silvertip Park Services Ltd.
250 320-9305
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
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.

Pinnacles Provincial Park

About This Park

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Pinnacles Provincial Park comprises approximately 124 hectares of pine forest overlooking Baker Creek. The park is a popular day-use area and is easily accessible from Quesnel. From the Pinnacles viewpoint, visitors enjoy the unique formation of “Hoodoos,” and a picturesque view of the city of Quesnel and Baker Creek.

The park is open year-round for day-use and sightseeing despite the locked gate at the entrance; camping is not permitted. The park provides an opportunity for a pleasant 1 km hike along a well maintained trail to the viewpoint; allow 15 minutes for access. Horseback riding in the park is not permitted. The hoodoos are fragile, please do not climb on or near them.

Established Date: September 18, 1969
Park Size: 124.39 hectares

Know Before You Go

Stay Safe

  • The viewpoint is an area with steep cliffs. Please exercise extreme caution and stay in designated viewing areas.
  • Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.

Special Notes

  • Climbing on rock formations accelerates erosion and destroys the scenic value of the area. Please view the hoodoos from the established viewpoint only; remain behind the fence.


Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. The park is located 8 km from downtown Quesnel. It can be accessed via Pinnacles Road (paved) in west Quesnel off of Highway 97. For additional map information, please refer to topographical map number: 1:50,000 93B/15.

Nature and Culture

  • Conservation: Pinnacles Provincial Park protects a very unique formation of hoodoos. These hoodoos began their formation 12 million years ago, when molten lava flowing over the earth’s surface cooled in flat basalt layers over older layers of ash and rock. The Ice Age followed, and when the ice mass receded, melt-water streams eroded the valley below Pinnacles Park. The hoodoos are formed from the effects of this natural erosion and weathering. The basalt is eroded away, revealing the more resistant ash layer, and often producing vivid bands of color as individual basalt layers are removed. The hoodoos at Pinnacles Provincial Park are fragile, since they are still undergoing these forces of erosion and weathering. The Pinnacles viewpoint provides an unobstructed view of these impressive geological formations.

Management Planning

Activities Available at this Park



The park provides an opportunity for a pleasant 1 km hike along a well-maintained trail to the viewpoint; allow 15 minutes for access. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
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.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

The park provides an opportunity for a pleasant 1 km hike along a well-maintained trail to the viewpoint of the hoodoos.

Facilities Available at this Park

Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park only has one pit toilet located near the viewpoint – no flush toilets.