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Cabins and huts

Evans Lake Cabin, Cove Creek Cabin, Evans Beach Shelter and Iron Creek Shelter serve as public shelters and offer accommodation in each for a maximum of four persons. A full range of commercial facilities is available at Slocan, Silverton and New Denver.

Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed. Keep in mind that there are no services provided. The campsites are open year-round when accessible and are available on a first come, first served basis. There are facilities at Gwillim, Wicca, Drinnon, Emerald, and Cahill Lakes.


Campfire pits are provided at established Slocan Lakeshore sites. Drinnon, Wicca and Gwillim lakes campgrounds have cooking areas but campfires are not allowed there. Where campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Campfire bans may be implemented. 

To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.

Picnic areas

Boat accessible beach areas provide day-use and picnic opportunities.

Pit or flush toilets

This park only has pit toilets, no flush toilets.


There are extensive hiking areas in this park. During the winter season, the trails are under snow. 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 no lifeguards on duty.

There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park.

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Higher elevation lakes have been stocked to provide additional opportunities for fishing enthusiasts.

Pets on leash
Pets are only allowed on the Slocan lakefront sites, the Slocan to Evans Beach Trail and the trail to Cahill and Beatrice Lakes. They must be leashed at all times. Pets are not allowed off these trails or in any other backcountry areas of the park. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.

Hunting is allowed in Valhalla Park from September 1 to June 30 during a lawful game hunting season. Please check the Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for specific details.

Note: There is no hunting allowed in the Evans Lake Ecological Reserve, which is located within the park boundaries.