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James Chabot Park


Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Picnic areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area with 40 picnic tables, 360 metres of sandy beach backed by a grassy area and 171 parking stalls.

Pit or flush toilets

Flush toilets and a change room are located adjacent to the parking lot.

Drinking water

Two cold water taps are located in the park and available during the operating season.


There is a children’s adventure playground at this park.


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.


There are swimming opportunities at this park. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.


There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park. Windermere Lake is a popular motor boating area; use caution.


Fish species resident in Lake Windermere include trout (bull, rainbow, cutthroat), kokanee and whitefish. Anyone fishing in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing

A newly constructed 350 metre elevated boardwalk, allows pedestrians to view wildlife and appreciate the wetland within the park. The boardwalk is part of a initiative by the Columbia Rivers Greenways Alliance to link natural habitat and green spaces along the Columbia River. Here is a copy of the James Chabot Dragonfly Boardwalk Information Release [PDF] and copies of the Welcoming Sign [PDF] and Thank You Sign [PDF] .

Dogs must be leashed at all times on the Dragonfly boardwalk and gravel path leading to the boardwalk.


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 James Chabot 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.


The lake provides excellent waterskiing opportunities. No boating is allowed inside the buoyed areas.


The large, open lake provides good opportunities for windsurfing.