beautiful 33,000 hectare park is located 30 km southwest of the community
of Keremeos in BC's
Okanagan Similkameen region. Alpine
meadows and jagged peaks fill the parks vast area.
main attraction to this Cathedral Provincial Park is the spectacular
Cathedral Lakes which include Quiniscoe, Ladyslipper, Scout, Pyramid,
Glacier and Lake of the Woods. The Haystack Lakes are within a day's
hike of the main lakes area.
Provincial Park lies between the lush Cascade
Mountains and the arid Okanagan Valley. An array of vegetation
grows here including Douglas fir, aspen, cottonwood, lodgepole pine
such as heather and lupine. The park is home to a wide array of wildlife
including the mule deer, mountain goat, marmot and squirrels.
kilometres west of Keremeos, British Columbia, on BC Highway #3 a
road turns and follows the Ashnola River to the parks entrance where
hiking routes lead to
the parks core area.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
- There are two campgrounds located in Cathedral Provincial Park.
Toilets are provided. Near the park entrance is a picnicking area
and trails - a number of extensive trails provide the only access
to the parks core and main attractions.
- The lakes of the park are home to game
fish such as rainbow and cutthroat trout.
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High by Murphy Shewchuk - Cathedral Provincial Park is in one of
the more beautiful mountain environments in Canada's westernmost province,
the slightly fit and slightly rich can rub shoulders with well-heeled
adventurers from around the world.