The Berg Lake Trail is currently open for winter use until March 31, 2023. The trail will be closed from April 1 to June 26, for parking lot paving and trail construction.
The trail to Kinney Lake Campground will reopen on June 27, 2023, for day-hikes and overnight stays. Starting on February 27, you will be able to reserve a Kinney Lake campsite.
The trail beyond Kinney Lake Campground will be closed for the remainder of the year. Signs will be posted to indicate trail closures. See the trail update, below, for more details. Check back for future updates.
The Berg Lake Trail is a world-renowned backcountry hiking route featuring some of the finest scenery in British Columbia. The trail is in Mount Robson Park, east of the Cariboo Mountains, near the Alberta border.
The trail has offered extraordinary multi-day hiking adventures to beginners and experienced wilderness hikers alike. Look on this page for up-to date information and advice about:
During 2021’s extreme heat and rainfall, the Berg Lake Trail was seriously flood damaged. Many parts are dangerous or impassable. During the winter, these parts are covered by snow and can be used by visitors with backcountry experience.
As the snow melts, the trail will once again become too dangerous for public use. The entire trail will be closed from April 1 to June 26, 2023, for parking lot paving and trail construction.
The trail to Kinney Lake Campground will reopen on June 27, 2023, for day-hikes and overnight stays. On June 27, 18 tent pads will open at the campground. This is 7km from the parking lot and can only be accessed on foot.
Starting February 27, you can reserve a campsite four months in advance of your desired arrival at Kinney Lake Campground. The sites will remain open until September 30, 2023.
The six other backcountry campgrounds on the trail will remain closed throughout 2023. BC Parks is continuing to rebuild the upper portions of the Berg Lake Trail. Check back here for updates.
Making a reservation
- Starting February 27, 2023, anyone over 16 years of age can make a reservation for Kinney Lake Campground via camping.bcparks.ca
- Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-689-9025 toll free from Canada and the US or 519-858-6161 internationally
- You can book a Kinney Lake tent pad four months in advance of your desired arrival date
- The first reservable camping date is June 27, with new tent pads becoming available at 7am every day
Example: If you want to arrive on June 27, 2023, you can book your entire stay after 7am on February 27.
- You can make a reservation up until 5pm Pacific Time on your scheduled arrival date, if tent pads are available
Example: If you want to arrive on June 27, you can book your entire stay up until 5pm on June 27.
- A reservation guarantees you a spot in the campground but does not reserve a specific tent pad (see check-in, below, for more details)
- Reservations cannot be transferred or sold to another party, and any attempt to do so will lead to cancellation without refund
- When booking your reservation, you must specify the ‘named occupant’ who will be your official reservation holder
- This named occupant can be yourself or another person, but they must be present when your party arrives and throughout your stay
If the named occupant cannot be present throughout your stay, your reservation must be rebooked with an occupant who can be present. The named occupant may be asked to show ID during your stay to keep your reservation valid.
Camping party sizes and rules
- Camping at Kinney Lake Campground is permitted only on the campground’s 18 tent pads
- Each tent pad is three square metres and accommodates two tents for use by one-to-four people (of any age)
- You can reserve up to three tent pads at one time, with a maximum total camping party of 12 people
For more information on booking a camping trip in the backcountry, visit the backcountry camping reservations page.
- Upon arrival, check in at the Mount Robson visitor centre to register your entire party and get information on trail conditions
- If you have not watched the Berg Lake Trail orientation video in advance, you must do so when you check-in
- Bring a copy of your confirmation email and a completed ‘overnight hiker sign-off sheet’ when you check-in
Download the overnight hiker sign-off sheet [PDF].
- Reservations are held until noon the day following your scheduled arrival, after which your reservation is cancelled without refund
- Making a reservation guarantees you a spot but the reservation service does not assign you a specific tent pad
- You select your tent pad or pads when you arrive at the campground, on a first come, first served basis
For more information on checking in at a backcountry campground, see the backcountry camping reservations page.
All fees must be paid in full when you make your reservation. There are two types of fees:
- Camping fees, which pay for use of your tent pad and other amenities
- Transaction fees, which help us maintain the reservation service
|Camping fees||• $10 per night for adults over 16 |
• $5 per night for youths aged 6–15
• Free for children under 6
|Transaction fees||• $6 per tent pad, per night|
• Maximum fee of $18 per tent pad
Tax is included in camping fees, but tax is added to transaction fees. If you change or cancel your reservation, there will be additional fees (see changes and cancellations, below).
For more information about camping fees and transaction fees, see the camping fees page.
Changes and cancellations
- You can change or cancel your reservation via camping.bcparks.ca or by calling 1-800-689-9025 (519-858-6161 internationally)
- There is a $6 transaction fee per tent pad for any cancellations or changes to your reservation
- You cannot make any changes to your reservation itinerary after you arrive at the campground
- If you cancel your reservation before you arrive, camping fees may be refunded (subject to our cancellation policies)
- All transaction fees, including change and cancellation fees and call centre surcharges, are non-refundable