May 9th, 2017: Rough road conditions when entering the park
Please be aware and prepared – the road leading into Birkenhead Provincial Park is currently very rough, with many potholes. The road will be repaired as soon as the weather permits.
Oct 2, 2016: The campground is now closed for the season and will re-open May 12, 2017. Park users can still walk into the park if conditions such as weather permit.
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.
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 12 – September 30|
Pets on Leash
Pit or Flush Toilets
Sani-Station / Dump
Walk in / Wilderness Camping