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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Park Contact

This park proudly operated by:
Mark and Anais Drydyk
kermodeparks@gmail.com
1 250 877-1782

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.

Tyhee Lake Provincial Park

About This Park

Tyhee Lake Provincial Park

Tyhee Lake Provincial Park is situated in the beautiful Bulkley River Valley. To the west are the Telkwa and Bulkley Ranges of the Hazelton Mountains and to the east is the Babine Range of the Skeena Mountains.

Back from the 200 m sandy beachfront on Tyhee Lake is a forest consisting primarily of trembling aspen. These trees are second-growth, replacing the original cover that was previously destroyed by fire.

Visitors may enjoy hiking, walking, swimming, picnicking, and nature viewing. Ice fishing and cross-country skiing are popular activities in the winter.

New features available

  • Paddle board rentals
  • Concession stand

Know Before You Go

Special Notes

  • Licenced motor vehicles, including motorcycles, are restricted to vehicle roads and parking areas. Please keep vehicles and equipment on the camp pads or driveways.
  • Unlicenced vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, are not permitted in the park.
  • For safety reasons, firearms are not permitted in the park.
  • Tyhee Lake Park is closed to hunting.

Reservations

All campsite and group site reservations must be made through the BC Parks reservations system. When reservations are not available all campsites function as first-come, first-served.

Campsite Reservations

Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.

Group Campsite Reservations

Group campsite reservations are accepted at this park.

Location

  • Location Map
  • Tyhee Lake Provincial Park is near Telkwa, off Highway 16, 10 km east of Smithers.

    Nature and Culture

    Management Planning

    Activities Available at this Park

    Canoeing

    Canoeing

    Canoeing is a popular activity on Tyhee Lake (as well as kayaking for beginners).
    Cycling

    Cycling

    Bicycles must be kept to roadways and designated aresas. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia. There is a small bike track for kids near the shower building in the middle of the campground.
    Fishing

    Fishing

    Anglers of all ages can try their hand for native cutthroat or stocked rainbow trout. Minnows like the peamouth chub, red shiner, and pygmy whitefish can challenge the younger fisher. Anyone fishing in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. There are ice fishing opportunities in the park.
    Hiking

    Hiking

    Trails connect the campground and the beach area. Those who enjoy walking can explore the park along the shoreline of Tyhee Lake and through the aspen forest as they follow the 2.5 km Aldermere Trail. 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 behavior and must dispose of their excrement.
    Swimming

    Swimming

    There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. Swim within the designated area to avoid conflicts with power boats and water skiers. The beautiful sandy beaches are popular with young and old alike. Adults can relax on the grassy slopes or enjoy a game of volleyball.
    Waterskiing

    Waterskiing

    There are waterskiing opportunities in this park.
    Wildlife Viewing

    Wildlife Viewing

    There are excellent opportunities for bird watching in the marshy areas of the lakeshore, and wildlife may be seen in the adjacent forests. The dead trees, bulrushes and cattails provide nesting sites and protection for a variety of birds, including loons, red-winged blackbirds, and downy woodpeckers.
    Winter Recreation

    Winter Recreation

    Visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the park. There are also ice skating and ice fishing opportunities.

    Facilities Available at this Park

    Accessibility

    Accessibility

    Some facilities and hiking trails in the park are wheelchair-accessible.

    Boat Launch

    Boat Launch

    A concrete boat launch and loading dock complete with parking are conveniently situated to the nearby day-use area.  For boaters and water skiers, a separate beach has been developed adjacent to the swimming area.
    Campfires

    Campfires

    While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. Firewood can be purchased in the park, or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, it is prohibited to gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
    Drinking Water

    Drinking Water

    Cold water taps are located throughout the park. Hose hookups are not available for campers or trailers.
    Electrical Hookups

    Electrical Hookups

    This campground offers electrical hookups.
    Group Camping

    Group Camping

    There is a group campsite available for group reservations. This site has a picnic shelter, large field for games, water and toilets. The group campground is open from May 10 to September 18. Reservation information »

    Youth group camping charges per night are $1/person (6+), with a $50 minimum and $150 maximum. Read the Youth Group policy about Criteria for Youth Groups.

    Regular group camping charges per night are the base rate for the site, which is $120.00/group site/night, plus $5/adult (16+, minimum charge for 15 adults), plus $1/child (6-15). Children under 6 are free!

    Picnic Areas

    Picnic Areas

    A large grassy day-use area features 26 picnic tables, most with fire pits, and an adventure playground. A picnic shelter, complete with a wood stove, is ideal for covered activities. Beside a lovely sandy beach there is a designated area in the lake for swimmers. Visitors can also enjoy a game of volleyball. There are flush toilets, change rooms, and showers available. Note: the day-use area is open all year, but the snow is not plowed during the winter.
    Pit or Flush Toilets

    Pit or Flush Toilets

    Visitors will find pit toilets located throughout the park. There are flush toilets located centrally in the campground as well as the day-use area.
    Playground

    Playground

    An adventure playground is located in the day-use area.
    Sani-Station/Dump

    Sani-Station/Dump

    A coin-operated sani-station is located along the entranceway into the park.
    Sani-station Use Fee: $5.00 per discharge
    Showers

    Showers

    Showers are located in both the campground and day-use area.
    Vehicle Accessible Camping

    Vehicle Accessible Camping

    The campground offers vehicle accessible sites, including two double sites and four tent sites. The campsites are private and secluded, perfect for a relaxing retreat. There is a large parking lot available for extra vehicles. A gate is located at the entrance of the park and is locked from 11:00 pm to 7:00am daily. To enhance visitor enjoyment, a volleyball net and horseshoe pits are provided. Campsite reservations are accepted and first-come, first-served sites are also available.
    Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $27.00 per party / night
    BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $13.50 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.
    Electrified sites: extra $7.00/night electrical fee