May 18, 1973
Located within the western ranges of the southern Rocky Mountains, Elk Lakes Provincial Park is an easily accessible wilderness park characterized by outstanding sub-alpine landscapes, remnant glaciers, rugged peaks and productive lakes.
Elk Lakes offers a variety of hiking experiences including some maintained trails that are appropriate for all family members with some experience in backcountry hiking. Other activities include canoeing, climbing, cycling, fishing, swimming and a variety of winter recreation.
The Alpine Club of Canada operates a small public lodge at the trailhead and entrance to the core area of the park. The Lower Elk Lakes campsite can be used for walk-in picnics. There is a walk-in campground located 1 km from the parking lot on the north eastern shore of Lower Elk Lake which provides pit toilets, fire rings, food cache and tent pads.
Elk Lakes Provincial Park is located in southeastern BC, about 104 kilometres north of Sparwood. Please link to their website for driving directions. Access to the park is also possible from Alberta’s adjoining Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.