Parks, Trails and Recreation Facilities

The RDEK will be postponing seasonal openings of our parks due to the Covid-19 situation.
Across the entire region, signage is being posted at all of our parks and trails regarding facilities/amenities being closed (such as picnic tables, picnic shelters, washrooms and playground structures which vary depending on the specific park or trail).  If individuals choose to visit a green space for walking, we are urging them to abide by all physical distancing guidelines, and there should be no group gatherings of any size. 

We hope you enjoy the natural beauty and activities they provide.

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) parks system dates back to the early 1970's when the RDEK acquired crown land at Wycliffe and Tie Lake for development as public parks.

Others have been added over the years and today we have a number of parks, trails and recreation facilities for the public to enjoy. Amenities include sports fields, disc golf, bocce pits, horseshoe pits, hiking trails, beaches, picnic areas, fire pits, lake accesses, ball diamonds and boat launches. RDEK parks, trails and recreation facilities have something for everyone.

All RDEK parks, trails and recreation facilities are day use only and are open from dawn 'til dusk.

To ensure an enjoyable experience by all visitors and to maintain the natural beauty at all RDEK parks, trails and recreation facilities, please “Pack it in, Pack it out” and remove all of your garbage.

This year, discover the beauty of your regional parks, trails and recreation facilities, Visit them all and enjoy all they have to offer!

Parks, Trails & Recreation Facilities

Event Calendars:

RDEK Parks Opening & Closing Dates

Wycliffe Park - April 15 - October 15 annually
Elk Valley Park - May 1 - September 15 annually
Tie Lake Park - May 1 - to September 30 annually
St. Mary Lake Regional Park - May 15 - September 15 annually


Last edited: Fri, April 24, 2020 - 9:56:10