Upper Shuswap River Ecological Reserve was established for retention of old-growth western red cedar stands of exceptional growth in the area of wet interior climate.
Ecological reserves protect special natural ecosystems, and support research and education. They are not intended for outdoor recreation. However, this ecological reserve is open to the public for non-destructive activities like hiking, nature observation and photography. Consumptive activities like hunting, fishing, camping, or foraging are prohibited. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.