Canim Beach Provincial Park

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Canim Beach Provincial Park

IUCN Category II - National Park

Shore area in Canim Beach Provincial Park

Shore area in Canim Beach Provincial Park

location British Columbia (Canada)
surface 8 ha
WDPA ID 65128
Geographical location 51 ° 50 '  N , 120 ° 52'  W Coordinates: 51 ° 49 '32 "  N , 120 ° 52' 15"  W
Canim Beach Provincial Park, British Columbia
Canim Beach Provincial Park
Setup date 16. Mar. 1956
administration BC parks

The Canim Beach Provincial Park is a 8.2  ha large Provincial Park in the Canadian province of British Columbia . It is located approximately 27 miles northeast of 100 Mile House in the Cariboo Regional District , on the west bank of Canim Lake .

The term canim refers to a large canoe in Chinook jargon .

Due to its remote location, the small size and the sparse population of the region, the park is not of major importance. Wells Gray Provincial Park , which is also adjacent to Canim Lake, is much more important both in terms of tourism and for reasons of environmental and nature protection .


The park is located in a very sparsely populated region of the Interior Plateau, which is also known as the Interlakes District . Less than one person per km² lives here. The park covers an area of ​​3.6 hectares of landscape as well as 4.6 hectares of shore and lake area. The park is split into two parts by a road that runs parallel to the bank.

The park is a category II protected area ( national park ).


The Provincial Park was established in 1956. When it was founded, it had an area of ​​around 6 hectares. On May 17, 2004, the park was expanded to its current size of 8.2 hectares.

Flora and fauna

Within the British Columbia ecosystem, the park is assigned to the Moist Warm Subzone of the Interior Douglas-fir Zone .

Due to the small size of the park, there is no independent flora and fauna. This corresponds completely to the environment in the park.


The park, which is generally accessible all year round, is a typical park for day visitors and has no tourist facilities other than a picnic area and several prepared areas where you can camp.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. World Database on Protected Areas - Canim Beach Park (English)
  2. ^ Origin Notes and History. Canim Beach Provincial Park. GeoBC , accessed January 30, 2015 .
  3. ^ Purpose Statement And Zoning Plan For Canim Beach Provincial Park. (PDF; 33.36 kB) British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks , May 2005, accessed on January 30, 2015 (English).
  4. ^ Ecosystems of British Columbia. (PDF; 9.85 MB) British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations , February 1991, accessed on January 30, 2015 .