Forbidden Plateau - Strathcona Park

Type: Backcountry / Backpacking

Open: Year round

Fees: $10 / person
$5 / child
Payable in dropbox at the trail head, or Online
Fees apply June 15 – September 30

Reservations: No

Toilets: Pit
Showers: No
Potable Water: No, Water is available from streams but must be boiled, treated or filtered before drinking.
Pets: Yes, on leash
Garbage: Pack it out
Fire Pit: No, Fires are only allowed in steel rings. Do not collect wood from the park.  (Check for fire ban)
Hydro: No
Sanidump: No
Accessible: No
Description: Forbidden Plateau is a readily accessible and absolutely stunning 250 sq km alpine plateau of open meadows and lush forest studded with lakes and tarns and all framed by high mountains.

Things to Do: 

Hiking - The plateau is crisscrossed with a number of excellent hiking trails. The Circlet Lake Loop and Mt. Albert Edward are among the better know hikes.

Swimming - Although the water is cold, swimming is permitted in all the lakes on the plateau except for Kwai Lake.

Rules: BC Parks Policy. Practice Leave no Trace and BC Backcountry Camping Ethics

Operated by: BC Provincial Parks

Number of Sites: There are four designated camping areas with some opportunities for random wilderness camping outside the core area

Park Map
Trail Map

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Strathcona Wilderness Institute
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Mt. Albert Edward on the left and Mt. Regan, right

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