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West Twin Provincial Park
About This 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
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.
- From the alpine areas, there are incredible views of the valley.
- 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
- 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 Information
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Park
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.
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.