Recreation Guidelines

Please follow these recreation guidelines and help conserve the diverse ecosystems and the many wild spaces that are important to all of us.

Respect the Environment

  • Crown land camping is permitted in designated sites only.
  • Motor vehicle use is restricted to designated roads and trails only.
  • Soil disturbance by motorized vehicles is prohibited.
  • Use designated boat launches.
  • Obey all closures and access restrictions.
  • Keep all gates closed. Removing or damaging fences is unlawful.
  • Do not disturb or harass wildlife or livestock.
  • Reduce the spread of invasive species by ensuring vehicles, trailers, boats and personal gear are cleaned before and after visiting the area. Visit
  • Obey all campfire bans, restrictions and regulations. Visit

Report unauthorized activity to 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).

Respect History

  • Do not excavate or disturb archaeological resources.
  • If you find an artifact, report it to the Ktunaxa Environmental and Archaeological Stewardship Coordinator at 250-489-2464, ext. 3123.

Leave No Trace

  • Take your garbage with you. Pack out what you pack in.
  • Dump sewage and grey water at designated sani-dumps.
  • Do not construct trails, structures or enclosures.

Respect Others

  • Do not trespass on private or Indian Reserve lands.
  • Maintain a peaceful, clean camping environment.
  • Keep noise to a minimum.
  • Observe quiet time from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Keep your pets quiet and under control.

Campfire Safety

  • No larger than ½ metre x ½ metre.
  • Keep a shovel and/or 8 litres of water nearby.
  • Make sure your campfire is completely out and the ashes are cool to the touch.
  • Do not light in windy conditions.
  • Never leave a campfire unattended.
  • It is unlawful to cut live trees.

Report wildfires: 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on your cell phone.

Koocanusa Recreation Steering Committee Partners