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Cairnes Creek

Cairnes Creek (Golden)

Nature StudyPicnickingBeach ActivitiesSwimming
KayakingCanoeingBoatingFishing
Boat Launch

  • Rec Site #:REC5055
  • Type:Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:31
  • Access:Unknown
  • Facilities:Boat Launch
    Tables
    Toilets
  • Site Description:This wilderness trail was used by generations of First Nations as a route east from the Columbia River Valley through the rugged Rocky Mountains. It served the First Nations as a route through the mountains to bison, and was a short-lived gateway for European traders to the interior of British Columbia from trading posts in the foothills of Alberta. Blocked by tribes east of the pass, the traders, led by explorer and fur trader David Thompson, found a more northerly route.

    The trail connects the Blaeberry River, over Howse Pass, and to the Saskatchewan River. Recreation Sites and Trails manages from the Blaeberry to Howse Pass (11.6km), and Banff National Park manages from Howse Pass to the Saskatchewan River (26km).

  • Driving Directions:Forestry operations are scheduled for summer 2018 and 2019, and therefore should be accessible. However, use a radio and caution while travelling on active resource roads.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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