Tweedsmuir North & Nechako Plateau
"Visitors must be prepared to
be self sufficient."
- Tweedsmuir North Park Authorities.
There are unlimited outdoor recreational activities to be
had in this trackless wilderness, but as the Park Authorities
state very clearly, if you are not prepared to be entirely
self-sufficient or to hire a professional guide to the area
that has thorough knowledge of the region, then do not even
contemplate a visit.
The park itself is bounded on the north and southwest by the
snowy but magnificent Coast Mountain Range and on the east
by the Nechako Plateau. It offers boating, canoeing, fishing,
hiking, wilderness camping and wildlife viewing.
The Nechako Plateau is considered the northernmost subdivision
of the Interior Plateau which is the main geological region
for all of central BC. There are four mountain ranges included
in the Nechako region. The Fawnie, Nechako and Telegraph Range
have been worn into low rolling hills over time with only
the Quanchus Range considered to be still rugged terrain.
It's southern boundary is the 'West Road' along the Blackwater
River where the Nuxalk-Carrier Grease Trail, also known as
the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail, winds.
There are several lakes located on the Nechako Plateau both
within the park boundary and without. To the east of the park,
Moose Lake and Eliguk Lake offer a fantastic fishing adventure.
Your hosts at Moose Lake, which is a fly in only lake, can
also take you for some thrilling salmon and steelhead fishing
on the Lower Dean River as well as world class fly fishing
on the upper Dean, or for great fly fishing for trout on the
You can also charter a floatplane operator from Nimpo Lake
who will take you into this vast wilderness where you can
have a fishing lake or river entirely to yourself, or simply
go sightseeing over this wild land!
There are spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities in this
region and you are not that far from where the elusive Kermode
or 'Spirit Bear' can be seen. Eagles, Osprey, coyotes, wolves,
black bear, grizzly bear, moose and deer abound, so take your
Operators - Tweedsmuir North - Nechako