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Syringa Park

Nestled between the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges, the park encompasses 4,417 hectares. It is situated at the southeast end of the shores of the Lower Arrow Lake, a part of the Columbia River that has widened and deepened with the construction of the Hugh Keenleyside Dam at Castlegar.

The park protects not only provincially significant interior Douglas-fir forests but also preserves one of the few remaining examples of grassland ecosystems in the Kootenays. A variety of wildlife are at home in the park including, elk, deer and a herd of Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep that can often be observed grazing on the many rock bluffs. Opportunities for nature appreciation occur all year making this park a destination in every season.

Recreation & Camping

Recreation opportunities on the Arrow Lake Reservoir have made the park a long-time popular destination and offer a comfortable base camp for the family to pursue a variety of recreational pursuits:

  • Boat launch, fishing, waterskiing
  • Hiking, cycling
  • Canoeing, kayaking
  • Swimming, windsurfing
  • interpretive programs

There are 86 vehicle-accessible campsites; 55 campsites are reservable.


Syringa Provincial Park is a 19 km (12 mi), (25 minute) drive from Castlegar and is 10 minutes from the Hugh Keenleyside Dam on Broadwater Road, a paved highway.

Contact Information

19 km NW of CASTLEGAR on Hwy 3A

Castlegar, BC


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