Monashee Provincial Park

To reach Monashee Provincial Park, follow Highway 6 east of Lumby to Cherryville. Turn left onto Sugar Lake Road (look for Frank's General Store) and proceed for 48 kilometres until you reach the turn off for the park. Proceed another 3 kilometres to the Rainbow Falls day use area, or 13 kilometres to the Spectrum Creek trail head parking lot to begin your hike into the park. 

The park encloses 22,722 hectares, has approximately 15 kilometres of well maintained trails and a further 15 kilometres of irregularly maintained routes and offers established campgrounds at Spectrum, Little Peters, Big Peters and Margie Lakes with pit toilets, tent pads and bear poles. Spectrum Lake also offers group camping and covered picnic shelters.

Monashee Park's beautiful lakes are abundant with Rainbow Trout. The waters of Peters, Margie and Spectrum Lakes are a fisherman's paradise!

The highest of the park's peaks is Mt. Fosthall, reaching 2,679 meters and overlooking the wilderness below. Monashee Park will appeal mainly to the experienced hiker, but still remains suited to the range and abilities of willing beginners. In certain places the terrain can be very steep and the going difficult. Some of the names given to the area are indicative of this, like S.O.B Gulch and Belly Up Canyon. The park features some of the oldest rock formations in Western Canada.

Spring time transforms the high alpine meadows into a sea of wildflowers; lupins, daisies, fireweed, lilies, monkey flowers and columbine. The landscape becomes a living tapestry, rich with hues of blue, gold, crimson and green.

The park protects substantial stands of old growth cedar, spruce and hemlock as well as many untouched watersheds. Wildlife is abundant and varied. Visitors regularly see deer, marmots, squirrels, rabbits and black bears. The higher elevations provide homes for some of the more elusive and threatened species, including mountain caribou, pika, mountain goats and grizzly bears. Spectacular vistas, clean mountain air and sparkling lakes are all yours to discover. The journey in getting to this magical place is well worth the reward when you arrive!

Monashee Provincial Park was established in 1962. The Park is situated east of Lumby and north of Cherryville, in the heart of the southeast central Monashee Mountains.

Find your ADVENTURE on the edge of the Okanagan!