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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Kootenay Rockies > Mica Creek

Mica Creek
Mica Creek is located 140 km (87 miles) north of Revelstoke on Hwy 23. Mica Creek came from the result of the construction of BC Hydro's electrical generation plant at Mica Dam.

Small Community
There is a small community located at Mica Creek. BC Hydro's Mica Dam's workforce has living quarters for its staff plus, during the summer months, recreational eco-tourism operators reside here.

BC Hydro's Mica Dam
A very interesting view is BC Hydro's Mica Dam generating plant located north of the townsite. This impressive-looking dam has an installed generating capacity of 1,736,000 KW and makes up part of BC Hydro's other Columbia River facilities.

Kinbasket Lake
Mica Creek has some incredible outdoor recreation available especially along Kinbasket Lake. Here you can find kayaking, canoeing, boating mountain biking and hiking. There is access to the lake at Potlatch Creek or from Sprague Bay Forestry Recreation Sites. Just follow the south shore road past Mica Dam.

Rustic Campsites
They both have rustic campsites and boat launches available for some great fishing and exploring. Just remember, if you are on the lake, please observe the weather situation. Various tragedies have occurred in the past by rough waters occurring by a sudden wind.

Mica Heli Guides
Mica Creek has a few eco-tourism opportunities, notably heli-skiing. Located amongst the Rocky Mountains, the Mica Creek area is home to some of BC's highest peaks holding some incredible annual snow pack with very dry powder snow. Mica Heli Guides operate from this area offering you unparalleled heli-skiing in the winter.

Downie Creek
Driving between Revelstoke and Mica Creek on Hwy 23, about halfway up, the road will sharply bend into Downie Creek. This is where you will find access to a backcountry road that follows Downie Creek past Downie Peak 2,896 m (9,501 ft) and the Downie Slide area.

Downie Slide
Various engineering studies were conducted at Downie Slide by BC Hydro to help determine the area's stability before Mica Dam was built. If you continue on this road towards the south-east, another high mountain, Mt. Moloch 3,107 m (10,194 ft) is quite visible.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside around Mica Creek, 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.

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Map of Mica Creek, British Columbia
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Mica Dam
Mica Dam

 

Boat Launch on Lake Revelstoke
Boat Launch on Lake Revelstoke

 

Mica Dam
Mica Dam

 

Downie Peak
Downie Peak

 
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