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Bull Canyon Provincial Park
Bull Canyon Provincial Park is located in the Cariboo Chilcotin Region approximately 6 km (4 miles) west of Alexis Creek on Hwy 20.

Travelling Here
To get here, take Hwy 20 west from Williams Lake for approximately 120 km (75 miles) or around 2.5 hours by vehicle.

Chilcotin River
Bull Canyon Provincial Park is situated next to the Chilcotin River 7 km (4.4 miles) downstream from where the Chilko River joins the Chilcotin River. Both the Chilko then later the Chilcotin River provide one of North America's longest stretches of white-water rafting opportunities. The Chilcotin River at Bull Canyon flows quite strong and is classified as Class II waters.

Campground
The campground has 20 first-come first-served vehicle-accessible campsites with 6 of these situated on the edge of the Chilcotin River. The campground is set back away from Hwy 20 so during the night the campsites have little or noise from vehicles travelling on the highway.

Facilities
The campground has limited facilities with two sets of pit toilets available and one hand pump water station near the entrance of the campground. The campsites are small to medium size, have campfire rings and are made fairly private with trees. There is as day-use area with near the entrance with picnic tables available.

Nearest Store
There is no phone at the park with the nearest stores or fuel on Hwy 20, either east at Alexis Creek or west towards Chilanko Forks at Redstone Flats.

Chilcotin River Interpretive Trail
For recreation there is angling opportunities available in the Chilcotin River depending on the fishing regulations at the time. There is also a short interpretive trail that goes downstream from the day-use for approximately 1 km (.6 mile). The designated trail gives you a nice view of the Chilcotin River as well the of fragile plant life found in the Chilcotin Region.

Scared Caves
The park is also situated in Bull Canyon Mountain an area considered sacred by the local First Nations. A highlight of the park is along the interpretive trail where you can view a small cave. There are also a number of noticeable caves that at one time were used and are considered archaeological sites by the First Nations and are not to be disturbed.

Very Dangerous
Just remember when walking along the Chilcotin River that you watch children very carefully. The Chilcotin River is very cold, swift, not recommended for swimming and can be very dangerous. Also because of the possibility of bears in the area you have dogs on leashes at all times.

Payment for Campground
If you arrive when the park operator is not present use the metal payment box posted at the information sign. Also because of bears do not leave any garbage around and use the bear protected garbage cans at all times.

'Bear Safety'
Just remember if you are enjoying the countryside around Bull Canyon Provincial Park, please remember this is Bear Country. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe.

Park Operator
The maintenance contractor for Bull Canyon Provincial Park is G & P Keener Ltd. For information only, telephone (250) 397-2523 or e-mail: gpkleenery@telus.net. The gate to the campground is locked in the off-season, which happens from September 30th to May 15th.

Information on Bull Canyon Provincial Park

 

Bull Canyon Campground
Bull Canyon Campground

 

Chilcotin River
Chilcotin River

 

Campsite at Bull Canyon
Campsite at Bull Canyon

 

Chilcotin River
Chilcotin River

 

Hillside Caves
Hillside Caves

 

Bull Canyon Campground
Bull Canyon Campground

 

Rock Bluffs
Rock Bluffs

 
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