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Total number of campsites
Total backcountry sites: 30
Total cabins: 3
Backcountry camping

There are 30 backcountry hike-in campsites in the park, but no facilities are provided.

  • $10 per adult (16+) per night
  • $5 per youth (6–15) per night

Backcountry permits are required for this park.

The BC Parks backcountry permit registration service allows you to pay for your backcountry permit online but is NOT a reservation. The registration fee allows for overnight camping in backcountry areas but does not guarantee that a campsite in a specific area will be available.

Cabins and huts

Kokanee Glacier, Woodbury and Silver Spray cabins are maintained by the Alpine Club of Canada. 

For Kokanee Glacier cabin, availability is through a lottery system during the winter season. There is no availability for walk-in use in the winter. For the summer season, it is recommended that you make reservations. They are taken on a first come, first served basis.

The Woodbury and Silver Spray cabins, are available only during the summer season (see Dates of operation section above). A reservation system is in place, as walk-ins are not guaranteed space. Both cabins are closed during winter due to the hut locations being associated with avalanche hazard. 

More information on cabin rates, booking policies and reservations can be found on the Alpine Club of Canada website. User fees are payable to the Alpine Club of Canada and pay for the maintenance of the facilities.

Boat launch

There is a boat launch at Gibson Lake. Please be aware that only non-motorized boats are allowed on Gibson Lake.

Picnic areas

This park has a day-use and picnic area.

Pit or flush toilets

This park only has pit toilets, no flush toilets.


Kokanee Glacier Park has 85km of hiking trails

Access to the park was developed from old mining and forestry roads. The trails leading off of these roads offer a variety of hiking opportunities ranging from short day trips to challenging cross-country routes. For the status of the main access routes, please check the most recent trail report [PDF]

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. During the winter season, all trails are under snow.


Fishing and angling are popular at Gibson, Kokanee, Kaslo and Tanal Lakes. An an appropriate licence is required.

Winter recreation

Ski mountaineering is available. Snowmobiling is prohibited in Kokanee Glacier Park. 

Users are responsible for their snow stability evaluation (avalanche hazard) route finding, self rescue and first-aid. Visit the page on Staying safe in winter weather for more information. There is Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) mapping available for a portion of Kokanee Glacier Park on the Avalanche Canada webpage. Please refer to to assist in winter trip planning.