In This Park

Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
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.

West Twin Provincial Park

Important Notice Attention Visitors – Important Notice! Show/hide public advisories

  • High-clearance vehicle is recommended

    The Dore River Forest Road into the Ozakenka Trailhead is narrow, with poor visibility in spots.

    For additional information on Ozalenka Trail, please contact the Ozalenka Alpine Club at 250 569-2596 or BC Parks/Mount Robson at 250-566-4325. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

About This Park

West Twin Provincial Park This provincial park was established to protect the rich wildlife values and the wide biogeoclimatic representation. Most of all, this park contains the only protected corridor across the Robson Valley trench. The area runs from the Cariboo Mountains in the south, through the main Robson Valley trench, and up the fronting ranges of the Rocky Mountains.

Established Date: June 29, 2000 for the Park
Park Size: 22,317 hectares for the Park

Know Before You Go

Stay Safe

  • Very limited signage. Visitors must be well prepared for hiking in the backcountry. Visitors should practice Bear Aware as the area has high populations of bears.

Special Features

  • From the alpine areas, there are incredible views of the valley.

Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only; they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only; they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
  • Location Map
  • To access Boulder Mountain Hike, drive 166 km from Prince George on Highway 16 toward McBride and at the Goat River Forestry Road, turn in and drive another 1 km. Where a side road turns left park your vehicle. This is where the hike begins.
  • There is a popular hiking trail off the West Dore River Road (just northwest of McBride). This hike is 7 km to the cabin and then the hike can extend to various areas of the park. The Ozalenka Alpine Club built and maintains hiking trails to the Ozalenka and Eagle Valleys in the Cariboo Mtns. Cabins must be reserved: 250-569-2596

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only; they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
  • Map reference:
    • 93H/7 Goat River (1:50000)
    • 93H/8 McBride (1:50000)

Nature and Culture

  • Wildlife: The wildlife values are extraordinary in this Provincial Park. There are mountain goats throughout the park, the lower sections are a wintering range for deer and moose, and there is high caribou habitat in certain areas. The main valley trench provides a caribou corridor as well as connectivity between the ranges for many other species. Grizzly bear densities are high throughout the park. The lower West Twin Creek is an important spawning area for Chinook salmon.

Management Planning

Activities Available at this Park

Hiking

Hiking

The trail to Boulder Mountain is located off the Goat River Forestry Road. The trail to the cabin (condition unknown) is about 6 km one-way, with a change in elevation of 900m (3,000ft). This hike will require 3 to 5 hours up and 2 to 3 hours down. To the peak, a further 1.6 km one-way and change in elevation 300m (1000ft.), requires an additional 1 hour up and 1/2 hour down.

Another trail is accessed from the West Dore River road just northwest of McBride. It is 7 km up to the cabin and then various routes can be taken back down. Bookings for the cabin are done through the Ozalenka Alpine Club: 250 569-2596.

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.

Hunting

Hunting

Anyone hunting in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for seasons and closures.
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.

Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

There are cross-country skiing and winter backcountry skiing opportunities in the park. There are trackset trails in McBride for those not interested in backcountry skiing. Backcountry skiers should be trained in Avalanche Awareness and be prepared for all conditions.

Facilities Available at this Park

Cabins / Huts

Cabins / Huts

There are cabins in the park for public use.
Cabin Use Fee: 8 Mile Log Cabin and Grizzly Den Cabin - $5.00 per person/night; Raven Lake cabin - $10 per person/night ($5 base plus $5 mandatory Service Plus)
The cabin off the West Dore River Road is booked through the Ozalenka Alpine Club, who built and maintains hiking trails to the Ozalenka and Eagle Valleys in the Cariboo Mtns. Cabins must be reserved: 250-569-2596
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

There is only wilderness camping available in this park and no facilities are provided. All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are not accepted.
Winter Camping

Winter Camping

There is winter camping available in the park. Cabin on West Dore River can be booked through Ozalenka Alpine Club: 250 569-2596