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Kleanza Creek: This park is golden, really

Once a placer mine operation, the area is great for swimming and hiking, and much, much more
Kleanza Creek Provincial Park is an excellent destination near Terrace, B.C., with hiking, swimming, wildlife viewing and more. (Matthew Ippel/Black Press Media file photo)

Kleanza Creek Provincial Park is an adventurer’s paradise, where hiking, swimming, whitewater kayaking and more can be done.

The quest for gold has made an indelible imprint on much of British Columbia and this is also reflected in this area for Kleanza means gold in the Gitxsan language. Gold miners worked these waters more than 100 years ago. In fact, a creekside trail will lead you to former mining operations.

There are other hikes in the area as well, including the Bornite Mountain trail, a fairly easy four kilometre walk.

There are 32 campsites in this park.

The park is excellent for picnicking and located 19 km east of Terrace on Highway 16.

Although Kleanza Creek Provincial Park was closed during the COVID-19 crisis, be sure to check this website for current conditions and restrictions when planning your future trip.


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