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Total number of campsites
Total wilderness sites: 30
Backcountry camping

There are 30 wilderness, 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 pre-pay your overnight fees, where designated. This is an alternate (on-line) way to pre-pay for your backcountry permit and is NOT a reservation, the registration fee allows for overnight camping in back country 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 the winter season, the Kokanee Glacier Cabin offers availability through a lottery system. There is no availability for first come, first served use in the winter. 

For the summer season, it is recommended that you make reservations for cabins if you want to be assured of a bed to sleep in. 

If you choose to arrive without a reservation, and there are beds available, you can register at that time.

More information about summer cabin rates, winter cabin rates, and booking policies can be found one the Alpine Club of Canada website. User fees are payable to the Alpine Club of Canada.

Picnic areas

This park has a day-use and picnic area.

Pit or flush toilets

This park only has pit toilets; no flush toilets.

Boat launch

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


Kokanee Glacier Park has 85 km of hiking trails. 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 is 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. See General Safety and Ethics for avalanche 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.