At the summit of the highest all-weather highway pass (Highway #3 – Kootenay Pass, between Creston and Salmo, which is also the highest paved highway in Canada, is where this park is set! Enjoy the subalpine forest from the luxury of your car or go for a short walk around Bridal Lake.
Stagleap Provincial Park is one of the most accessible backcountry skiing destinations in the region and has consistently excellent snow conditions that have made it a major backcountry ski and snowshoe destination. The terrain can very hazardous in winter (extreme avalanche dangers) and off-trail use is discouraged. Only those with proper equipment and training should venture into backcountry areas. And hiking the high alpine areas, such as Ripple Ridge and Cornice Ridge, is also very popular in the summer months.
In addition, to providing year-round recreational opportunities (hiking, & backcountry skiing) for visitors, the park protects habitat and migratory corridors for threatened species such as woodland caribou and grizzly bear.
There are wilderness campsites at this park. To ensure drinking water is safe, it must be boiled for at least 5 minutes. Register a trip itinerary with friends; check in and check out.
This park is open year-round.