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Kakwa Provincial Park and Protected Area

Kakwa Provincial Park and Protected Area
Mount Ida, with Mounts Saint Patrick and Saint George at left, and Sir Alexander at right
Map showing the location of Kakwa Provincial Park and Protected Area
Map showing the location of Kakwa Provincial Park and Protected Area
Location in British Columbia
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Nearest cityPrince George
Coordinates54°07′00″N 120°18′00″W / 54.11667°N 120.30000°W / 54.11667; -120.30000
Area170,890 ha (659.8 sq mi)
EstablishedMarch 14, 1987
Governing bodyBC Parks
WebsiteBC Parks Kakwa

Kakwa Provincial Park and Protected Area is a 170,890 ha provincial park in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. The park preserves the southernmost portion of the Hart Ranges and the northernmost portion of the Continental Ranges. The park also preserves significant marine fossil deposits located in the region.


The Kakwa River originates in Kakwa Lake, at the core of the park. It is named for Kakwa, the Cree word for porcupine.[2]

The tallest mountains are Mount Sir Alexander (3270 m) and Mount Ida (3189 m).


Fishing in Kakwa Lake is permitted. Snowmobiling is permitted on trails, meadows, and along mountain sides.

Kakwa Provincial Park is also the Northern terminus of the Great Divide Trail, running from the US border at Waterton Lakes National Park to a trailhead on the Walker Creek Forest Service Road.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Protected Planet | Kakwa Park". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  2. ^ Canadian parks and wilderness Society. "Kakwa". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
  3. ^ "Access | The Great Divide Trail Association". The Great Divide Trail Association. Retrieved 26 January 2021.

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