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.


  • Recommended Guidebook: Don't Waste Your Time in the BC Coast Mountains by Kathy Copeland (Wilderness Press 1997).

INFORMATION for leaders

Considerations for international travel

  • Start by reviewing the latest regulations.
  • Everyone will need a passport or other valid ID such as a NEXUS card.
  • NEXUS cards can save a lot of time but only work if everyone in the car has one.
  • Make sure your vehicle insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Make sure your health insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Border crossing regulations are strict in both directions. Know what you’re allowed to take and declare everything to avoid problems.
  • You may be able to save time by checking alternate border crossings. Find apps that show updated times and other good tips.
  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • 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

Upcoming Activities

Backpack - Stein River Canyon & Stein Valley

Backpacking Trip
Scenic river canyon with autumn colors, mushrooms, pictograph sites, birds and more
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, Moderate
Fri, Oct 11, 2019 - Sun, Oct 13, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
7 participants
Registration opens Jul 15
Seattle Branch
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