Birkenhead Lake

Advisories

June 1, 2017 The park is open for the season and the road leading to the park has now been graded.

Closures

Birkenhead Lake Walk-in Wilderness campsite is now closed as very large, dead Douglas fir trees have been identified as a potential hazard to camping or remaining in the area for long periods. At the same time, these trees provide a unique, high value habitat to animals as they decay and break apart. There are no plans in the near future to build a new wilderness site at this location.

Visitor Services

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.

Full Day  $69

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

CAMPSITE FEE

Drive-In – per party, per night 22.00
Drive-In (Senior – Shoulder Season Only) – per couple, per night 11.00

PARKING FEES

Second Vehicle (Drive-In) – per party, per night 11.00
Second Vehicle (Drive-In – Senior – Shoulder Season Only) – per couple, per night 5.50

VISITOR SERVICES

Sani-Station 5.00
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

OPERATIONAL DATES

Full Service May 12 – September 30

 

PARK LOCATION

PARK FACILITIES

Activities

  • Canoeing

    Canoeing

  • Cycling

    Cycling

  • Fishing

    Fishing

  • Hiking

    Hiking

  • Pets on Leash

    Pets on Leash

  • Swimming

    Swimming

  • Wildlife Viewing

    Wildlife Viewing

  • Windsurfing

    Windsurfing

  • Winter Recreation

    Winter Recreation

Facilities

  • Boat Launch

    Boat Launch

  • Camp Fires

    Camp Fires

  • Drinking Water

    Drinking Water

  • Picnic Areas

    Picnic Areas

  • Pit or Flush Toilets

    Pit or Flush Toilets

  • Sani-Station / Dump

    Sani-Station / Dump

  • Vehicle Camping

    Vehicle Camping

  • Walk in / Wilderness Camping

    Walk in / Wilderness Camping

  • Wheelchair Access

    Wheelchair Access