Columbia Valley


Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park

Access to Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park is from Highway 93/95, 50 kilometres (31 miles) south of Radium Hot Springs and 28 kilometres (17.4 miles) north of Skookumchuck. From a signed turnoff, an unpaved logging road takes off east into the mountains, leading first to 1,994-hectare (4.930-acre) Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park, then to Top of the World Provincial Park. The road climbs steadily from the highway, entering Lussier Gorge after 11 kilometres (6.8 miles). Within the gorge, a steep trail leads down to LUSSIER HOT SPRINGS. Two small pools have been constructed to contain the odorless hot (43°C/110°F) water as it bubbles out of the ground and flows into the Lussier River.

Within the park itself, the road closely follows the southern shorelines of first Alces Lake, then the larger Whiteswan Lake. The two lakes attract abundant birdlife; loons, grebes, and herons are all common. They also attract anglers, who come for great rainbow trout fishing. Both lakes are stocked and have a daily quota of two fish per person.

Whiteswan Lake

Whiteswan Lake.

Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park Campground

The road through Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park passes five popular campgrounds (no reservations, May-Sept.) with basic services but no hookups.