ALL OPEN FIRES ARE PROHIBITED
BLACKFOOT REGIONAL PARK
MONTNEY REGIONAL PARK
SPENCER TUCK PARK
Effective at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017, all open fires (including campfires) are prohibited throughout the Peace River Regional District to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.
Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.
To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca
Users are advised to abide by the BC Wildfire Management Branch’s fire bans when in effect. Please ensure campfires are extinguished before leaving and never leave a fire unattended.
The above list represents only a partial list of park rules and regulations. For a full list of park rules and regulations please check Bylaw No. 860, 1994. Please note that the Regional District has implemented a Bylaw Notice Enforcement process that allows for the issuance of tickets for some bylaw infractions, some of which include park regulation infractions. To review infractions that maybe enforced by way of ticket please check here. Learn more about Bylaw Enforcement.
For more information on our parks please contact the Community Services Department at 250 784-3200.
Not All Who Wander are Lost! Find Yourself in a Regional Park this Year
Overnight parks are open from mid-May to mid-September annually. There are no camping fees for 2015, group and single sites are available and no reservation is required! Get out there and enjoy some great family fun!
Remember – our parks are located in remote areas of our region, so please be mindful that wildlife may be present in the parks and caution should always be used.
Click on the links below to access directional maps to our Regional District Parks
Blackfoot Park was established to commemorate the Old Clayhurst Ferry Crossing Site on the Peace River. The ferry was rendered obsolete by the construction of the Don Phillips fixed bridge connecting the rural areas of Clayhurst and Doe River.
The park is located approximately 75 kilometers east of Fort St. John and 51 kilometers north of Dawson Creek. The park consists of ever changing river flats of silt and gravel bars topped with river-deposited drift wood. A largely poplar/aspen forest canopy with some birch and spruce throughout, combined with a plentiful water, seed and insect supply, provides an excellent habitat for a variety of bird populations. Mule deer, moose, black bears, and beavers also frequent the park on occasion.
The park has rustic amenities including 10 campsites with firepits and picnic tables, 6 outdoor toilets, a swing set and horseshoe pits in addition to a RAW water well.
Please be advised that the boat launch is not recommended for use.
Montney Centennial Park
The Montney Recreation Commission began developing the site as a Canada Centennial (1867-1967) project. At the Commission’s request the Regional District assumed tenure of the park in March 1988.
Located on the northeast side of Charlie Lake it is a popular spot to launch a boat and enjoy a day of fishing. The dominant vegetation in this park is poplar/aspen trees and due to the protective canopy and proximity to the lake a varied bird population exists in the park.
The park includes open campsites, a picnic area with firepits, 2 outhouses and rustic boat launch.
Minaker River Park
The park is equipped with firepits, picnic tables, outhouses and campsites and is extensively used by campers, fishermen, hunters and other backcountry travellers throughout the warmer months.
The park is located a quarter mile west of Milepost 200 on the Alaska Highway on the Minaker River flats. Nestled in a mixed forest of poplar/aspen, spruce and pine it supports the annual migration of deer, moose and elk. Bears, martens and a variety of birds can also be seen throughout the park.
Note to Users: The park is inaccessible during the spring due to annual flooding. During this time the road is often flooded or deeply rutted making it impassible when wet.
Day Use Parks
Spencer Tuck Park
Established in 1962, the land comprising Spencer Tuck Park was originally donated to the Province of BC through the generosity of Mrs. Esme Tuck, a pioneer of the Moberly Lake area, in memory of her husband Spencer.
The Peace River Regional District now owns the park located on the north side of Moberly Lake approximately 32 kms north of Chetwynd. Poplar/apsen and spruce trees are found throughout the park and up to the shores of the gravel beach of Moberly Lake.
The lakeshore day use park includes 6 firepits, picnic tables, outhouses and a boat launch.
Sundance Lake Regional Park
Established in 2010, the Sundance Lake Regional Park is located on a recreation site provided by Recreation Sites and Trails BC. The park is located on Sundance Lake, just off of Highway 97S approximately 15 km east of the District of Chetwynd. The park provides a small picnic and rest area overlooking Sundance Lake which is stocked annually with Rainbow Trout. Users are reminded that all terrain vehicle use is not permitted within the picnic/rest area.