|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
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)
|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
Strathcona Wilderness Institute
Friends of Strathcona Park