Omineca Provincial Park and Omineca Protected Area include 80 km of the Omineca River Valley, the Wolverine Range, the mountains northwest of Germansen Landing to Nina Lake, and the area to the south, including the alpine ridges at the head of Evans Creek and Germansen Lake and surrounding visible areas. This park is primarily a wilderness area providing backcountry opportunities. There are six rustic vehicle-accessible camping areas. Also, the Nina Lake South area offers a walk-in, pristine wilderness camping opportunity. This site is rustic and only user maintained.
The community of Germansen Landing and North Takla I.R. #12 are enclaves within the park and protected area. The 132,296 hectare park and 3,138 hectare protected area are located approximately 195 km northwest of McLeod Lake.
The Germansen Flumes. This park also protects Caribou habitat in the Wolverine Range and provincially significant riparian habitat and wetlands along the Omineca River.
The Discovery Creek site has traditionally been used by hunters in the fall and is a rustic group campsite.
Nina Lake South is in a pristine wilderness setting that offers wilderness camping opportunities. Road access is narrow, rough and usually limited to four-wheel drives. It is recommended not to drive this road but to hike in to the small rustic camping area at the lake. The lake is approximately 6 km from the Thutade Forest Service Road.
No facilities are available at this site.
This park has day-use/picnic area. All sites in Omineca Provincial Park and Omineca Protected Area can be used for day-use/picnic.
This park only has pit toilets; no flush toilets.
Campfires are permitted; a limited supply of firewood is provided by the park’s maintenance contractor. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented and some parks may use communal fire rings. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
This park has hiking and/or walking trails; however, these trails are not developed and not mapped. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to trail that have been designated. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
There are canoeing/kayaking opportunities on both the Omineca River and Germansen Lake.
There are wildlife viewing opportunities in this park.
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia. Cycling is permitted; however, there are no developed trails.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Omineca 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.
Horses and/or horseback riding are allowed in the park.
This area could be of interest to experienced backcountry skiiers. There are also opportunities for experienced snowshoers to explore most areas of the park. There is also a possibility for snowmobiling; however, there is no snowmobiling permitted in the Wolverine Range.
The Omineca Provincial Park is located approximately 182 km northwest of the town of Mackenzie and approximately 219 km due north of the town of Fort St James. The park can be accessed from either town but both routes are over industrial gravel roads and you may encounter large industrial trucks which usually do not operate on public highways. Road conditions vary depending on the season. The roads are often very rough in places, so the use of cars is not recommended. The communities of Germansen Landing and Manson Creek are central to this area.
From Mackenzie, follow the Finlay Forest Service Road to the 98 km marker and then turn west onto the Finlay Manson Forest Service Road. At 31 km, continue heading north on the Thutade Forest Service Road. At approximately 68 km, the road Ys with the left arm going into Germansen Lake and the right arm heads up to Germansen Landing.
From Fort St James, follow the North Road which at 22 km becomes the Germansen Forest Service Road. This road eventually becomes the North Germansen Road. Approximately 100 km from Fort St James, the road connects to the Thutade Forest Service Road. Continue heading north on the Thutade Forest Service Road all the way up to Germansen Landing. At approximately 68 km, the road Ys with the left arm going into Germansen Lake and the right arm heads up to Germansen Landing.
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.