Stein River Canyon & Stein Valley

Hike in British Columbia Canada's Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park. Enjoy a scenic river canyon along whitewater and a meandering stream, old-growth forests, extensive pictographs, wildflowers or fall colors in season, occasional wildlife in the rain shadow zone of one of British Columbia's larger provincial parks.

on the trail

Explore the rich ecosystems of the Stein River Canyon which offers scenic hiking in rain-shadow valley rich with spring wildflowers, abundant lichens, fungi, many birds, butterflies, mammals. Enjoy the canyon's geology and more along a pristine wild river canyon that supports wild salmon and trout. And the lower Stein River Canyon contains world-class archaeology, including hundreds of pictographs.


  • Consider exploring nearby trails in Thompson and Fraser river canyons and plateaus.


  • Don't Waste Your Time in the BC Coast Mountains by Kathy Copeland (Wilderness Press 1997).
  • Stein Valley Wilderness Guidebook, 2nd ed by Gordon White (2010).
  • Plants of Southern Interior British Columbia and the Inland Northwest by Ray Coupe, Robert Parish, and Dennis Lloyd (Lone Pine Publishing 1999).
  • Food Plants of Interior First Peoples by Nancy Turner (The Royal British Columbia Museum 2007).

INFORMATION for leaders

  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 20.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • 3,300 ft
  • CNTS Stein River 92I/5
  • Stein Valley: Heritage Guide and Map East

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