Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial Park comprises almost 112,000 hectares of unique landscape in the West Chilcotin Uplands. The landscape is diverse, and contains volcanic landforms, alpine environments, and forest sites scattered with wetlands.
The park was recommended for protection under the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land-Use Plan, and designated a Class “A” Park in 1995. Itcha Ilgachuz is a wilderness park set aside to protect alpine grasslands, wetlands, and wildlife habitat, including the largest herd of woodland caribou in southern B.C.
The Itcha Range and Ilgachuz Range are examples of isolated shield volcanoes, rising up to 2400 metres above sea level. These ranges are situated in the rain shadow of the Coast Mountains, and support a high diversity of plant and animal species.
Established Date: July 12, 1995
Park Size: 109,063 hectares
Special Notes: It is an offence under the Heritage Conservation Act to damage or remove artifacts from any cultural heritage site.
If you have visited Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial Park, we would appreciate if you could please complete an online comment form. This will allow park managers to obtain valuable information from those who have experienced the area.
Wilderness camping is allowed; no facilities are provided. The park is open year-round.
Cycling is permitted on one trail in the park. Please call the Cariboo Regional office for information.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Itcha Ilgachuz 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.
This park is open to hunting. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information. Horses are allowed in the park for hunting purposes.
Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial Park is located in the Chilcotin Uplands east of the Rainbow Range of South Tweedsmuir Park. The park is extremely remote and unroaded; the closest communities are Anahim Lake, Alexis Creek, Nimpo Lake, Redstone, and Nazko. The closest major centre is Quesnel, located approximately 200km east of the park. For map information, please refer to topographical map numbers: 1:50 000-93C/14, 93C/15, 93C/11, and 93C/10.
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.