Old Man Lake Provincial Park includes Old Man Lake, Beaver Lake and a portion of McBreirie Lake, as well as the land surrounding and connecting the lakes. The park is an ecologically significant complex of small lakes, marshy shorelines and wetlands. As a result of the abundant aquatic vegetation, the area is an important feeding area for migratory birds and contains locally rare breeding populations of Black Tern and Yellow-headed Blackbirds.
The park contains natural grasslands located on the south-facing slopes that are frequented by moose and deer. Recreational use in the park includes canoeing, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
Established Date: May 23, 2008
Park Size: 326 hectares
Hunting is allowed in the park. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting Regulation Synopsis.
Old Man Lake Park is located in west-central British Columbia, approximately 20 km east of Houston. Access to the park is via the Heading Creek Forest Service road from Highway 16, 8 km east of Houston. Proceed up Heading Creek Road approximately 10 km. Look for the Chapman family sign and turn left on their private road. Make a right turn off the Chapman Road to access Old Man Lake Park.
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.