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West Arm Park


Marine-accessible camping

There are boat-accessable sites for short-term camping on a first-come, first-served basis. This is an undeveloped park and any campsites are to be user-maintained; please leave “no trace.

Picnic areas
There are beach picnicking areas in the park. Beach areas are boat access only and user maintained.

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.


Lasca Creek trail is not maintained and leads through prime bear habitat – please use caution. DO NOT CUT NEW TRAILS. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails.

There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park

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

Pets on leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times. 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.
There are a few mountain bike trails, in varying condition. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia. Do not cut new trails.

For details on e-biking within West Arm Provincial Park, see the e-biking section.


Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are permitted on signed or designated trails within West Arm Provincial Park, provided they meet the definitions and criteria for e-bike use as outlined in the BC Parks cycling guidelines.

Winter recreation

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 is Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) mapping available for a portion of West Arm Provincial Park on the Avalanche Canada webpage. Please refer to the Trip Planner to assist in winter trip planning.