This 2,842 hectare park is situated southeast of Cranbrook and just north of the U.S. border. It includes the upper portion of Gilnockie Creek. Gilnockie Provincial Park protects some of the oldest fir and larch stands in the region where bears, moose, elk, white-tail and mule deer are found.
Although Gilnockie Park has low recreation values, this steep densely wooded and small wet valley encompasses wide ranging species and habitat diversity and provides north south connectivity for many animals and birds. No facilities are provided. Visitors should be self-sufficient and proficient in backcountry travel practices.
Established Date: July 12, 1995
Park Size: 2,842.2 hectares
There are no designated camping areas in this park. There is a Ministry of Forest camp and picnic site at the south end of this park. When practical use impacted campsites, otherwise practice Leave No Trace camping ethics. If you have a fire, build it on rocks, or remove sod, have fire, then replace sod. Register a trip itinerary with friends, check in and check out.
Gilnockie Creek provides cutthroat trout fishing opportunties. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Gilnockie Provincial 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.
Gilnockie Provincial Park is open to the discharge of firearms, bows and crossbows only during a lawful game hunting season – (MU 4-4). Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information.
The park is located 5 km north of the US border, between Moyie Lake and Elko Park access is by seasonal logging roads from Hwy 3 at Moyie Lake via Teepee Creek, Yahk River and Ward Creek (approximately 35 km). The park can also be accessed from Lake Koocanusa at Kikomun Creek Park via Plumbob Creek, Gold Creek and Caven Creek (approximately 35 km) or via Gold Creek, Bloom Creek and Ward Creek (approximately 40 km). The closest community is Cranbrook.
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.