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Tsútswecw Park


Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for these areas of the park:


Picnic areas

There are picnic tables located approximately 100 m west of the main parking lot next to the new Salute Plaza and viewing platform.

Pit or flush toilets

This park only has pit toilets; no flush toilets. There is a wheelchair-accessible pit toilet located near the Salute Plaza on the main viewing platform trail, 75m west of the Salmon Society log cabin. Please refer to park map for the pit toilet location.


Hike the 26km of trails – the Lower, Wade Road, and Flume trails. 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.

Lower Trail System

The Lower Trail System provides access to the viewing areas during the salmon runs and encompasses all the trails south-east of the Squilax-Anglemont Road.  

  • Cottonwoods Trail – Follows the easterly bank of the river for about 3.5km linking the river mouth with the main parking lot and the viewing platform with the highway bridge.
  • Island Loop – Approximately 1.5km loop around a small island by river channel. This channel is dry during the winter months but provides one of the most appealing salmon viewing areas.
  • Phil Rexin Memorial Trail – Approximately 1.5km trail that takes you from the main parking area to the river-mouth parking area or the top of the groundwater spawning channel. In summer it offers a shaded cooler experience through a mixed forest.

Wade Road and Flume Trail System

The Wade Road and Flume Trails encompass all of the trails north of the Squilax-Anglemont Road. These trails offer an impressive array of human and natural history, scenic beauty and distinctive trail structures.  

  • Packer Trail – Traverse attractive, dry forest well above the river following an old horse packer’s trail for most of its length.
  • Adams Trail – The trail starts out as an old road and turns into a trail at the canyon area. The trail follows Adams River for the most part until it ends at Gold Creek. The trail is linked with the Packer Trail at the power line, permitting a loop to be made back to the old road.
  • Historic Flume – This trail follows a historic log flume. There are also five unique bridges and the impressive Bear Creek Falls on this scenic and interesting route. This trail is not accessible from Adams Trail. Bikes are not permitted in this area.

Canyon and Canyon Pool

A favourite area on the Adams Trail for anglers and picnickers. It is also an exciting area to view rafters and kayakers as they test their skills through the canyon section of the river. Below the canyon is a large pool with a sandy beach. Bikes are not permitted in this areas. 

Diving is prohibited due to hazardous underwater obstacles. People have been seriously injured and even killed while diving in the Adam’s River.  


Professionally guided whitewater rafting as well as whitewater canoeing and kayaking take place on the Adams River. Life jackets and helmets should be worn at all times while on the river. This river has dangerous sections that include numerous sweepers and log jams that are not always visible in advance. Always exercise extreme caution. Navigation below the Adams River bridge is not recommended.


Angling for rainbow trout, Dolly Varden and white fish is a popular activity. Productive sites include the canyon and the river mouth. Single barbless hook catch and release only. The Adams River is closed to salmon fishing. Note: There are special regulations for the Adams River. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing

There are excellent opportunities to view salmon from the viewing platform and trails on the lower trail system. The Wade Road Trail System offers a great view of the river canyon and the rafters and kayakers that navigate it.

Pets on leash

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. Please keep dogs out of the water. The salmon are extremely sensitive to any kind of disturbance, and dogs are perceived as a particular threat.


Bicycles must keep to existing roadways and trails. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia. Bikes are not permitted in the canyon area of the Wade Road trails, and in the “Flume Trails.” Both the upper and lower Flume Trails are closed to biking due to visitor safety concerns, physical geography and trail design. Please refer to park maps for restricted areas.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Tsútswecw 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.

Winter recreation

Many of this parks trails are suitable for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months. The trails are not maintained in the winter months.