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Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park


Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park is one of the largest of B.C.s several hundred parks. Located in the west central region of the province, 480 km northwest of Vancouver as the crow flies, Tweedsmuir is roughly triangular in shape. It is bounded on the north and northwest by the Ootsa Whitesail Lakes reservoir, on the west and southwest by the Coast Mountains, and on the east by the Interior Plateau.


Nearest Communities: Anahim Lake, Bella Coola

Trail length: Park Size: 506,000 hectares in Tweedsmuir (South), with total park area including Tweedsmuir (North) at 981,000 hectares.

Camping: In designated campsites only. Keep trailheads free of hay and manure. Pack in weed-free grain or pellets.

This information provided courtesy of: BC Parks


South Tweedsmuir is located on Highway 20, approximately 400 kilometres west of Williams Lake, midway between Anahim Lake and Bella Coola. The highway from Williams Lake consists of both gravel and paved sections and is well maintained; travel time is between 4 1/2 and 6 hours depending on your destination within the park and road conditions.

The Hill is the stretch of Highway 20 between Heckman Pass and Atnarko Campground. It has quite a reputation, since over 16 km it loses over 4000 feet in elevation. Local residents built it in the 1950s, after they had been told by the government of the time that it couldn't be done. However, nowadays it is well-maintained by Highways contractors, and, though steep (up to 18% grades), it is passable throughout the year.

You can obtain fuel, basic supplies, and motel accommodation in Anahim Lake or Nimpo Lake. The nearest RCMP office is in Anahim Lake, where there is also a 24-hour medical clinic. The closest hospital is in Bella Coola, over an hour’s drive from the parking lot.



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View in Google Earth (must have Google Earth installed on your computer): Tweedsmuir_Park.kml

Lat/Long: N 52.442137   W 126.336138

NTS map sheet reference: 92N13 Knot Lakes, 93C4 Junker Lake, 93C5 Atnarko, 93C12 Tusulko River, 93C13 Ulkatcho, 93D8 Stuie and 93D9 Tahyesko River

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