Holliday Arch Protected Area

British Columbia. Protected Area: Fraser River drainage
N of Holliday Creek
53°13’6″ N 119°51’17” W — Map 083E04 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 2018
Official in BCCanada

Holliday Creek Arch Protected Area was established in 2001 through the efforts of the Robson Valley Land and Resource Management Plan and the Protected Areas Strategy. This small, 395 hectare protected area showcases a magnificent natural stone arch, a very rare feature of provincial significance. In excess of 80 metres wide and 18 metres high, this arch spans a steep, rocky gully. Mountain goats frequent this area, providing visitors an opportunity to view one of the most interesting geological features in the province, and a chance to see mountain goats in their natural habitat.

For almost three decades it has been a designated Ecological Reserve, but it now enjoys status as a Class “A” provincial park. The park has no road access, but it can be reached via an 8 km hiking trail from Highway 16.

BC Parks posted a warning in 2020 that the trail up to the Holliday Creek Arch is in very bad shape with windfall, washouts and several areas where detours are required. Travel is not recommended unless you are prepared for these conditions.

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