Ears Provincial Park is situated in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia,
11 km. north of Maple Ridge. The
most popular and accessible area of the park is the Alouette Valley
which was once the traditional hunting and fishing grounds for the Douglas-Lillooet
and Katzie Coast Salish Indians.
the 1920's this area was the site of BC railroads largest logging operation.
Trees of up to four metres in diameter were logged and by the 1930's
this prime timber was scarce.
in the forest of western
hemlock, western red cedar and Douglas fir, evidence of this logging
operation is still present. Steam donkey sleds, railroad ties and steel
cables from past days can be spotted from the trails.
the forests edge the observant visitor will spot any number of wild
animals feeding on the lush undergrowth. It is not uncommon to see deer,
beaver, mountain goats and occasionally, the black bear.
Ears Provincial Park is situated 11 km north of Maple Ridge on
the north side of the Fraser River. Access to the park is by vehicle
via Highway 7 or Dewdney Trunk Road through the Municipality of Maple
Ridge. If heading west, turn right onto 232nd and if heading east,
turn left onto 232nd; then turn right onto Fern Crescent and follow
road into park. The closest communities, towns and cities are Maple
Ridge, Mission and Pitt Meadows.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
- There are two campgrounds located near Alouette
Lake which provide water, toilets, showers and firewood: Alouette
(205 sites) and Gold Creek (138 sites). Group campgrounds are available.
At the south end of Allouette Lake a picnicking and day-use area with
wheelchair access is available. Changehouses are provided near the
beach. A sani-station is located on the main access road.
and Boating - The lake is the recreational focus of the park.
A boat launching ramp is provided for those interested in waterskiing,
fishing or sightseeing. Anglers may try their luck for rainbow,
lake and coastal cutthroat trout, kokanee and Dolly Varden in most
of the parks waterways including the Alouette, River, Pitt and Mile
Lakes and in Gold Creek.
and Trails - Many extensive trails for hikers and horseback
riders lead to the parks vantage points and scenic attractions.
A self-guided nature trails leads the visitor through a bog via
a series of boardwalks. Bicycles are restricted to certain areas
park interpreter is available during the summer months.
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