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“Off the beaten track but beautiful”

Bugaboos Provincial Park
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Parson
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Reviewed July 2, 2015

Bugaboo is an adventure. Simply getting there is a a rocky drive for many miles so if you're not in a 4x4, I'd not go there.
The rough road matches the rigged terrain but as probably one of the not visited so much parks, it has a charm all of its own.
Like many places around here, you begin to run out of superlatives to describe the scenery. There aren't any amenities here - it really is in the middle of nowhere so be prepared.

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Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you are here for the climbing, you are probably getting your information elsewhere, so I'll stick to the scenery.

For the intrepid, this difficult-to-reach range offers one of the most stunning mountain experiences in the North America. A strenuous 5 km / 3 mile hike with 700 m / 2300 ft of elevation gain delivers you to the Conrad Kain Hut overlooking the Bugaboo glacier icefall and a multitude of towering granite spires. Be aware that there is a 50 km drive on logging roads to access the car park, and that in some years a high clearance vehicle might be needed. The hiking trail may have snow cover until the end of June.

Check with BC Parks or the Alpine Club of Canada for more information about overnight stays.

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Reviewed December 14, 2014

These mountains compare favorably to the Grand Tetons in the United States.

Although the forest road is not maintained, we found the snow well packed and drove our Subaru Forester (with winter tires) the 42km to the park entrance. Arriving at the park we encountered two persons (we think the owners) of the Bugaboo Lodge. They weren't too thrilled to see us, saying we were on 'kinda private property'. Could have been they were upset we made the drive while they're charging people $4k+ to helicopter in.... or they were generally concerned for our safety, in which case I rescind my prior remark.

In any sense, the road wasn't open all the way to the parking lot, had to stop just past the lodge (about 1/2 km past the Bugaboo Park sign) and walk the rest of the way into the park. Appears snow mobiles have been through the area so the path was pretty well packed, we didn't need snow shoes.

The vista was amazing and well worth the hour plus drive to get there. The Bugaboo Falls along the way were also neat and totally frozen over with huge icicles.

I wouldn't recommend driving anything less than a 4x4 outfitted with good snow tires. The ice was the biggest problem on the road. With no guard rails, steep drop offs, and no cell service, sliding could have been disastrous. In retrospect, avalanches were also possible, so stopping is not advised.

An amazing and remote place, safest to visit in summer.

2  Thank JeffreyHanley
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Reviewed December 22, 2015
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