Provincial Park occupies the north end of Moyie Lake, a large scenic
lake on the lower eastern slopes of the Purcell Mountains. This
61-hectare park encompasses lightly forested landscape, a small
pond, and several trails. Moyie Lake is the spot for you if you
like enjoying cool, secluded picnics beside a welcoming lake on
a hot summer day.
Moyie Lake is
a unique kettle pond lake, the result of a depression created
at the outflow of a glacier. Moyie received its name from the prevalence
of water. Previously known as McDonald’s River and the "Grand Quete",
the name that endured was Moyie, a derivative of the French "Mouille"
When you want
to explore after the tent is set up, there's a marsh with a fascinating
community of plants and animals, plus the 2-km Meadows Interpretive
Trail, which describes the surrounding natural environment. Fly-casting
and trolling for trout is popular, and kokanee and ling cod are
also found in Moyie Lake, which has a concrete double boat launch.
Other activities include boating, windsurfing, and swimming, and
the stretch of sandy beach provides a great spot for sunbathing.
During the summer, education interpretive programs are offered at
the park’s amphitheatre, including guided walks, a slide show, and
There are 111
vehicle/tent campsites at this 90-hectare park, as well as a day-use/picnicking
area. Basic facilities – picnic tables, pit toilets, fire pits,
firewood and water – are provided, as well as flush toilets, showers,
a sani-station, changehouses and a children's playground. Some facilities
are wheelchair accessible. The park is open from May to October,
and fees are collected from May 1 to September 30.
Moyie Lake Provincial
Park is located in the BC Rockies region of British Columbia, 12.5
miles (20 km) south of Cranbrook on the Crowsnest Highway 3. The
small community of Moyie is located 5 km south of Moyie Lake Provincial