Fraser River Breaks Provincial Park was established as a result of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land-Use Plan Goal 2 (Special Feature) process.
It contains areas of old-growth Douglas-fir and open grasslands, both at their northern extent in British Columbia. The area is also classified as mule deer winter range. The park is at the northern extent of the range of the flammulated owl, a species at risk in British Columbia. B.C. has one of Canada’s only populations of flammulated owls, and this area has one of the highest densities of these owls in B.C. The area is also habitat for the Townsend’s big-eared bat, another species at risk, which is also at its northern limits.
Fraser River Breaks Park is part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
Date Established: March 6, 2013
Provincial Park Size: 883 hectares
The park is located approximately 12 kilometres north of Williams Lake.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.