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Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. Visitors must be experienced in backcountry travelling.

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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.

First Nation Heritage trail from Kwadacha to Caribou Hide and the Stikine country. The condition of the trail is unknown. The trail involves a major crossing of the Finlay River. Visitors must have appropriated topography maps and must be well-prepared.


Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing
There is no viewing platform but the area is an important habitat for caribou, moose, sheep and goats. This area has good wilderness recreation, most notably hunting and fishing opportunities. Boating is limited to canoes, kayaks and rafts.
Pets on leash

Pets and 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.


Cycling is permitted. However, trails are not maintained. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Finlay Russel Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.

Horseback riding
Horses and horseback riding are permitted. Horse travellers must be well prepared and experienced in backcountry travel as this park is very remote and isolated.

Hunting is allowed in the park during the open season. Please check with the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.

Winter recreation

There are snowmobiling opportunities in the park, but this is a very remote area that is far from any major centre. Be prepared for winter conditions.