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.
To get here, take Hwy 20 west from Williams
Lake for approximately 120 km (75 miles) or around 2.5 hours
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The maintenance contractor for Bull Canyon Provincial Park is G
& P Keener Ltd. For information only, telephone (250) 397-2523
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The gate to the campground is locked in the off-season, which happens
from September 30th to May 15th.
on Bull Canyon Provincial Park