Beautifully situated in the last stretch of the flatlands before the rolling landscape of the Rocky Mountains, Buckinghorse River Wayside Provincial Park is a perfect place to get away from it all. The campground is geared towards overnighters who are travelling the Alaska Highway, the longest and loneliest stretch of road you’ll ever have the pleasure of driving. Hundreds upon hundreds of miles of unbroken black pine and bog can get monotonous – that’s why there are places to pull off and rest, such as Buckinghorse River Wayside Provincial Park.
There are 33 campsites in this park, with good views across the Buckinghorse River. Basic facilities include picnic tables, pit toilets, fire pits, firewood and water. The park is open from May to September, and access depends on weather and snowload. Campfire pits are provided at most campgrounds. Limited burning hours may be in effect at some parks and fire bans may be implemented during extremely hot weather conditions. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.
Within Buckinghorse River Wayside park visitors will find plenty of outdoor pursuits including swimming, hiking and general exploring. Anglers can try their luck along Buckinghorse River for arctic grayling. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate license. Bicycles must keep to roadways and helmets are mandatory when cycling on public roads in British Columbia. The park also supports a variety of wildlife, including moose.
Buckinghorse River Wayside Provincial Park is located approximately 125 miles (200 km) northwest of Fort St. John at kilometre 278 of the Alaska Highway (Hwy 97) in Northern British Columbia.
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