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Mount Edziza Park


Backcountry camping
Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed. There are a few basic facilities such as fire rings and “open-air”, backcountry style toilets located at the Buckley Lake and Mowdade Lake campsites. There are bear-proof metal food caches for public use, located at the Buckley Lake and Mowdade Lake campsites.


Check for campfire bans and the fire Danger Rating for the area you are visiting before lighting a fire in the backcountry. To maintain a healthy ecosystem community, please don’t gather firewood from the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and contributes to healthy and fertile soils. For more information on campfires in the backcountry.

Always carry a cooking stove, use fire rings, and only build a fire when necessary. Keep fires limited to locations where they will not cause environmental damage.


There is a hiking trail from Mowdade Lake to Buckley Lake. 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.


Fishing is good at the park’s many lakes. Both Buckley Lake and the Kakiddi Lakes chain are well populated with rainbow trout. Special restrictions apply to fishing in Buckley Lake; check the Freshwater Fishing Synopsis for details, and for other restrictions in the area. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing
Although Mount Edziza Provincial Park protects a spectacular volcanic landscape, the park is also noted for its exceptional wildlife and archaeological features. Mount Edziza’s true wilderness atmosphere, outstanding scenery and varied terrain make this park an excellent place for quality hiking, photography, and nature study. Lands within the park have an excellent capability for supporting large populations of wildlife, including moose, bears, and various birds and small mammals.
Pets on leash

Pets/domestic animals in the frontcountry must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. Pet owners are responsible for pet behaviour and must dispose of excrement in a manner that is not a public inconvenience or annoyance. In backcountry areas larger than 2,000ha, pets are permitted off leash and under control. Please refer to the Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulations (Section 19) for more information.

Horseback riding

A Letter of Authorization (LOA) is required for visitors who wish to use horses within Mount Edziza Provincial Park. See the Safety info section for details.


Hunting is permitted within Mount Edziza Park. Please note that the hunting of caribou, mountain sheep, and mountain goat in the park is by Limited Entry Hunting Authorization only. Please refer to the current British Columbia Hunting Regulations synopsis and Limited Entry Hunting synopsis for LEH area boundary maps. Please refer to the hunting synopsis for additional information on seasons and bag limits.

Links to the BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis and Limited Entry Hunting Regulations Synopsis are available on the BC Parks Fishing and Hunting page.