March 2, 2018 – The Birkenhead Lake Trail is obstructed by fallen trees. Please check back for updates on the trail status.
July 29, 2018Access between Whistler and Birkenhead Provincial Park will be impacted on Sunday July 29th due to the Ironman Race series.
Northbound to Whistler: Must pass Village Gate Boulevard by 11:30am. All northbound traffic will resume normal operations by 5pm.
Northbound from Whistler: OK all day from Village Gate and Lorimer Road. There will be single lane traffic for some of this route. Expect delays. No access to Highway 99 from West side of highway until normal operations resume.
Southbound to Whistler: Can access Whistler Village via Alpine Way and Nancy Greene Way. There will be single lane traffic for some of this route. Expect delays.
Southbound from Whistler: Travel southbound from Whistler can be done before 6:30am. Vehicles should pass Callaghan Road before 7:30am. Otherwise vehicles can travel through Whistler and access Hwy 99 from Village Gate Boulevard from 1pm. No access to Highway 99 from West side of highway between Alpine Way and Callaghan Rd until normal operations resume.
Firewood is available for purchase from the Park Attendant.
Canoes are available for rent on a first come, first serve basis. Please see a Park Attendant for all inquiries. Rates are listed below.
1/2 Day $49
2 hour $36
1 Hour $25
About Birkenhead Lake
Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park is located 90 km north of Whistler. To get there, follow Highway 99 north from Whistler. In Pemberton follow the signs to Mount Currie and then to D’Arcy. The turnoff to the park is 33 km from the turnoff to D’Arcy. The park is 17 km from this point on a good quality, loose gravel road.
The park includes old growth forests, sub-alpine and alpine environments. Birkenhead Lake is right beside the campground and there are several other small lakes in the park. The park protects important habitat for a variety of wildlife, including spotted owls, mountain goats, black bears and grizzly bears.
Birkenhead Park offers the serenity of wilderness camping with the convenience of vehicle access. The Lake is great for fishing, complete with a boat launch. Fish for rainbow trout, dolly varden, kokanee and whitefish. Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities on the network of trails in the park and beyond. The lake is clear and fairly warm; great for swimming.
Note: Please check for the status of catch and release for fish identified above.
For more information about Birkenhead please visit the BC Parks website.
Birkenhead Lake Rates and Fees
|Drive-In – per party, per night||22.00|
|Drive-In (Senior – Shoulder Season Only) – per couple, per night||11.00|
|Second Vehicle (Drive-In) – per party, per night||11.00|
|Second Vehicle (Drive-In – Senior – Shoulder Season Only) – per couple, per night||5.50|
|Firewood||1 for $9 or 3 for $22|
TOTAL NUMBER OF SITES
|Vehicle Accessible Site||91|
|Walk In Sites||n/a|
TOTAL NUMBER OF RESERVABLE SITES
|Vehicle Accessible Site||46|
|Walk In Sites||n/a|
|Full Service||May 15 – September 30|
Pets on Leash
Pit or Flush Toilets
Sani-Station / Dump
Walk in / Wilderness Camping