This park is located at the summit of the highest all weather highway pass in BC and one of the highest paved highways in Canada! Enjoy the subalpine forest from the luxury of your car or go for a short walk around Bridal Lake.
In addition, the park provides important habitat for the vulnerable Southern Selkirk population of grizzly bear.
Stagleap Provincial Park is one of the most accessible backcountry skiing destinations in the region and has consistently excellent snow conditions that have made it a major backcountry ski and snowshoe destination. The terrain can be very hazardous in winter (extreme avalanche dangers) and off-trail use is discouraged. Only those with proper equipment and training should venture into backcountry areas.
Hiking the high alpine areas, such as Ripple Ridge and Cornice Ridge, is also very popular in the summer months.
A log shelter for day-use is located on the west side of the developed area of the park. There is no camping allowed in this shelter. A wood burning air-tight stove and table are provided, however there is no firewood provided. The cabin is popular for cross country skiers through the winter months.
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.
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Bridal Lake offers fishing for rainbow trout. Must have a valid fishing licence and check the current Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis.
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in 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. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times within the park.
Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Stagleap 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.
Ski mountaineering is available. 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 are also cross-country opportunities in the park but no track set. Snowshoeing and tobagganing may be available.
There is Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) mapping available for Stagleap Provincial Park on the Avalanche Canada webpage. Please refer to the Avalanche.ca Trip Planner to assist in winter trip planning.
This park is located 34km West of Creston on Hwy #3. The closest communities are Salmo and Creston.
This park proudly operated by:
EK Parks Ltd.
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.