Sikanni Chief Falls Protected Areas
About This Park
The Protected Area contains the exceptional Sikanni Chief Falls. The grandeur and power of the 30 m falls, which can be heard from quite a distance, will amaze visitors to the area. A scenic vantage point provides visitors with a perfect view as the river cascades over a steep cliff surrounded by a lush coniferous forest. Besides scenic viewing, visitors can enjoy the hiking, photography, wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting.
Park Size: 606 hectares
Location and Maps
Sikanni Chief Falls Protected Area is located 15 km west of the Alaska Highway approximately 200 km northwest of Fort St. John. Access is via a 4x4 gravel/dirt petroleum road. Watch for industrial traffic. A 1.5 km trail from this area leads to a viewpoint adjacent to the falls. The trail is well marked and is a hiking trail only. No ATV's.
Nature and Culture
- History - This protected area was first developed as a Forest Service recreation site, with a small campsite and trail to a viewpoint overlooking the falls. A reserve was placed around the area in 1973. It was listed as a Protected Area in the Fort St. John Land and Resource Management Plan in 1997.
- Cultural Heritage - Sikanni Chief Falls Protected Area overlaps with traditional use areas of the Halfway River and Prophet River First Nations.
- Conservation - The 606 hectare protected area contains a scenic waterfall and provides habitat for a small goat population, which live on the steep slopes above the river. The protected area also preserves a representative example of the Muskwa Foothills ecosection.
- Wildlife - Visitors may see wildlife, as moose and deer frequently wander through the park. Keep a sharp eye out for mountain goat, which can be found along the steep banks of the river.