Park is located along the banks of the Kiskatinaw River, on the
original Alaska Highway north of Dawson Creek in Northern British
Kiskatinaw River flows along the east side of Dawson Creek, then
bends north around the town. Kiskatinaw Provincial Park, which has
access to the river, is right beside the historic wooden curved
Kiskatinaw River Bridge, pictured at right, a three-span wooden
trestle from which visitors cast cautious glances at the river 30
Alaska Highway crosses the Kiskatinaw River near Dawson Creek,
Northeast British Columbia
bridge was built during the Second World War (1942-43) and constructed
in a curved shape due to a hairpin curve in the river. Visitors
can take a stroll from the park to the bridge and reflect upon the
unique history of the Alaska Highway.
The Alaska Highway
officially begins in Dawson Creek, and is one of the longest, loneliest
stretches of road you'll ever have the pleasure of driving. Until
you get to Fort St. John, 80km north of Dawson Creek, there is still
a pretence of civilization. Kiskatinaw Provincial Park is not quite
at the halfway point between the two towns.
pike in the Kiskatinaw River is good, and possibly bull and rainbow
trout. Even better fishing is found on the Peace River near its
confluence with the Kiskatinaw. Use the boat launch at Blackfoot
Regional Park, northeast of Dawson Creek near the town of Clayhurst.
and white-tailed deer frequent the area, and moose and deer may
be viewed around the campsite. Squirrels, chipmunks and various
songbirds are more common visitors.
The park contains
28 vehicle/tent campsites and provides basic facilities. There is
also a picnic/day-use area nearby. The park is open from mid May
to mid October, weather permitting, and fees are collected during
Park is located 28km north of Dawson Creek off Highway 97, on the
Old Alaska Highway, in North East British Columbia.