|Type: Backcountry / Wilderness Camping
Open: Year round
|Description: Weymer Creek Provincial Park is known for its extensive cave system and unique karst features -a distinctive topography in which the landscape is largely shaped by the dissolving action of water on carbonate bedrock, usually limestone, dolomite or marble – which are of provincial and national significance. Some of the longest and deepest caves in Canada can be found in this park, located southeast of Tahsis on northwestern Vancouver Island. These caves provide critical habitat for bat species, including the red-listed Keens Long-eared Myotis. The caves in the park are also significant for their palaeontological values. Along with the significant cave and karst features, this park contains old-growth and second-growth forest.
Things to Do:
Hiking – There are no developed trails at this park however several user-created routes into the park exist. These are accessible from old and active logging roads. Hikers are reminded that these trails are not maintained and often difficult to follow. Routes lead throughout the park and are often steep and slippery over rough terrain.
Spelunking – This park features the largest known cave system in Canada, with over 170 entrances, many of which are pits. Cave exploration is ongoing here and new discoveries are made every year. Many caves are repositories of ancient bones and some are used by bats for hibernation. Most caves are suitable for experienced cavers only and guides are recommended.
Operated by: BC Provincial Parks
Number of Sites: 0
Website: BC Parks
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