In This Park

Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Park Contact

This park proudly operated by:
EK Parks Ltd.
camping@ekparks.ca
250 422-3003
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.

Yahk Provincial Park

About This Park

Located along Highway 3/95, 70km south of Cranbrook and 14.5km north of the US and Canadian borders at Kingsgate, Yahk Park is a traveller’s rest place. Near the Moyie River in a quiet well spaced forest this 26 site campground and day-use area is a great introduction to BC Park visitor facilities.

Yahk Park was established in 1956 to provide camping and picnicking opportunities for the travelling public. As well it conserves a short scenic section of the Moyie River. The adjacent town of Yahk has services and tourist supplies. The area was once a major supplier of railroad ties for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Established Date: March 16, 1956
Park Size: 11 hectares

Know Before You Go

Park Safety

  • The Moyie River is fast moving, especially during spring runoff. Visitors should use caution when near the banks of the river.

Location

  • Location Map
  • Yahk Provincial Park is located along Highway 3/95, 70km south of Cranbrook, 14.5km north of the U.S. and Canadian borders at Kingsgate. Yahk Park is located on the south edge of the small community of Yahk.

    Management Planning

    Activities Available at this Park

    Canoeing

    Canoeing

    There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
    Cycling

    Cycling

    Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
    Fishing

    Fishing

    Locals fish for trout in the Moyie River. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
    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.

    Facilities Available at this Park

    Accessibility

    Accessibility

    One pit toilet near the park entrance is wheelchair-accessible.
    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. Firewood can be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t 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

    Three cold water taps are located throughout the park. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
    Picnic Areas

    Picnic Areas

    This park has a day-use/picnic area with tables near the river.
    Pit or Flush Toilets

    Pit or Flush Toilets

    The park has 4 pit toilets – no flush toilets.
    Vehicle Accessible Camping

    Vehicle Accessible Camping

    The park offers 26 vehicle accessible campsites. For tenters, four of these campsites (sites 3, 6, 15, 24) have sand filled tent pads. The campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis – campsite reservations are not accepted. There is a telephone and information shelter at the entrance to this park.

    Vehicle Accessible Camping Fee: $21.00 per party/night
    BC Senior’s Rate (day after Labour Day to June 14 only): $9.00 per senior party/night. Read the User Fees Policy for information on Senior Camping Discounts.