Lava Bed Park

Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Nisga’a Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park Nisga’a Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park — the first provincial park managed jointly by a First Nation and British Columbia — offers spectacular natural features and a dramatic introduction to Nisga’a culture.

The Nisga’a alkali basalt flow is one of the youngest and most accessible volcanic features in the province. The park has a 16-site vehicle campground which is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a water pump and pit toilets (one is wheelchair accessible) at the campground. Fires are allowed in the designated fire rings, but we do encourage visitors to use camp stoves. All fire restriction notices must be followed. The park has picnic areas, a visitor information centre (additional parking is available here), and boat launches.

The park offers visitors a wide variety of activities and a chance to learn more about Nisga’a culture and the natural history of the region. The Nisga'a alkali basalt flow is one of the youngest and most accessible volcanic features in British Columbia. The guided volcanic tours offer the park visitor a chance to hike 3 km through scenic old growth forest and past a variety of volcanic features to a great viewpoint overlooking the crater. To protect the special features of the area, unguided access to the volcanic cone is prohibited. The hike is rated moderate with some hills and steep stairs. For more information, visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/nisgaa/

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