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West Arm

The West Arm Provincial Park extends along the shore of Kootenay Lake from Nelson to Harrop, and up to the peaks behind.

The park is largely undeveloped and important for its bio-diversity value as the natural habitat for several endangered species, while also protecting Nelson’s water source.

Camping & Day-use

Wilderness backcountry camping is offered and a day-use picnic area. There is a walk-in area for camping on a first-come, first-served basis at this park. This is a undeveloped park and campers are to be user-maintained.


Famous for activities such as fishing, swimming, 15 kilometres (9 mi) of hiking and walking trails – there is also an unmaintained historic trail up Lasca Creek.

If you plan to do any mountain biking, bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia. Mountain bike trails are in poor condition. PLEASE, Do not cut new trails.

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