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Seven Sisters Provincial Park
About This Park
Seven Sisters Provincial Park is named for the spectacular set of peaks visible from Highway 16 between Hazelton and Terrace.
Seven Sisters Provincial Park offers an exceptional, natural setting for a wide variety of existing and potential recreational activities. Hiking and snowmobiling are two popular frontcountry and backcountry activities.
Know Before You Go
- Seven Sisters Provincial Park are wilderness areas. Visitors must be prepared for natural hazards and weather conditions at all times of the year.
- Trails are to be respected. Please do not damage or destroy any wildlife or vegetation. Please do not litter and pack out what you pack in.
Seven Sisters Provincial Park is located just south of Kitwanga, between Terrace and Hazelton. Most visitors access the park by trails originating near Highway 16.
Nature and Culture
Activities Available at this Park
There are canoeing and kayaking opportunities in this park. Visitors must be prepared to portage their boat.
Mountain biking is allowed on the Oliver Creek Trail as far as the junction with Hell’s Bells Trail. Beyond that point bicycles are strictly prohibited as the trail is too soft and muddy. In other areas of the park, bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
E-bikes are restricted to pedal-assist only, with a top speed of 32 km/h, and has a max continuous motor wattage of 500 W. E-Bikes are currently permitted at Oliver Creek and the Hells Bells Connector Trail as far as the junction.
Watson Lake has been stocked with rainbow trout in the past and the three small lakes along the Watson Lakes Trail are used for fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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.
Horseback riding is allowed on the Oliver Creek Trail as far as the junction with Hell’s Bells Trail. Beyond that point horses are not permitted as the trail is too soft and muddy.
The park is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis.
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.
Swimming is available. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
The Seven Sisters Park offers many excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Resident mountain goat herds use the Seven Sisters peaks and ridges during the summer and winter in the forests near Oliver Creek and Hell’s Bells Creek. Grizzly (blue-listed) and black bears, raptors and other birds use the entire Protected Area. Wolverines are little known and rarely seen predators living in and suspected to be breeding in this area. In the low elevation forested area, marten and fisher (blue-listed) use the older forests, while moose, mule deer, coyotes and wolves tend to use the area around natural openings, burned areas and old cut blocks. The low elevation forest between Hell’s Bells Creek and Oliver Creek provides mule deer winter range. High elevation wetlands in the Upper Price Creek drainage are likely important for migratory waterfowl in spring and fall. Tailed frogs (blue-listed) have been found across the Skeena River from Oliver Creek, and may live in small tributaries within the Protected Area. High breeding populations of rough-skinned newts live in small ponds near Coyote Creek at the northern extent of their range. Salmon pass through the lower reaches of all creeks; trout live within most lakes and creeks.
Visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing on existing hiking trails, there are no set tracks. Visitors can enjoy snowshoeing on existing hiking trails.
Facilities Available at this Park
While campfires are allowed in this backcountry area, we encourage visitors to use campstoves for cooking purposes. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather wood for fires from the area unless required for emergency situations. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Seven Sisters Park offers a pleasant and quiet picnicking opportunity. Families with small children and novice hikers can easily reach the scenic lakeside picnic/camping site 1km along the 3km Watson Lakes Trail.
Wilderness camping is allowed. Limited facilities are provided; there are picnic tables and fire rings available along the Watson Lakes Trail.