MONKMAN PROVINCIAL PARK, BC- Kinuseo Falls, Location, History, Campsites, Kinuseo Falls, Brooks Falls, Cascades.
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Welcome to Monkman Provincial Park BC and Kinuseo Falls. It was established in July of 1981 and covers and area of 32,000 hectares. An additional 30,896 hectares of protected areas was added to the southern boundary of the park in 1999. There are many rapids, waterfalls, streams and lakes that make it an adventure to remember.


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Kinuseo Falls Campground has 42 campsites (No Services) and also a day-use area, a number of long pull-through sites, tent pads, picnic shelter, horseshoe pits.

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The campground is .5 km upstream from Kinuseo Falls. RV's and small cars may have difficulty getting to the campground travelling on the 45 km gravel road. 2016 rates: $20 no services.

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The Kinuseo Falls Campground is located next to the Murray River. The water is fairly swift at this point as it is not far from the falls and the water is clear. Small char, trout, grayling and whitefish are common to this river.

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The cascading falls just before the Kinuseo Falls.

There are also small caves with stalactites, moonsmilk and other formations that are within hiking distance.

Information on how to get to the many falls and lakes can be found at the Tourist Booth in Tumbler Ridge, BC.


Monkman Provincial Park is located in the north east corner of British Columbia, 60 km south of Tumbler Ridge B.C. It is the location of Kinuseo Falls the most recognizable feature in the Tumbler Ridge area. It is 60 metres tall which is taller than Niagara Falls.

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Kinuseo Falls view from Platform, Trail System info, Info on Falls, Hiking Trails Sign, Campsite, Swamp near the park.

Monkman Provincial Park was named after Alex Monkman, who in 1922 discovered the Monkman Pass. He first hoped a railway would be built here. The project was eventually stopped with lack of funding and the Second World War. Later a railway was built through the Pine Pass. Brooks Falls in Monkman Provincial Park was named after Carl Brooks, a volunteer who worked with Alex Monkman in building the highway.

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A video featuring the Murray River above the falls and the Kinuseo Falls from the Main Viewing Platform and also the Upper Viewpoint. You can enjoy the strength of the falls as it is a site to see in the Peace Country.

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The weather is usually unstable and is usually cool, wet and windy at Monkman Provincial Park. Activities include camping and fishing, as well as hiking.

Getting to Monkman Provincial Park: First take Highway 52 south of Tumbler Ridge to the Quintette Mine Site. From Highway 52 it is 51km to Kinuseo Falls. The road is paved to the mine but from then on the road is gravel and takes on 3 different stages. The first few kilometres is a fine crushed rock and the travel is good and interesting as the road goes under tunnels as it winds around the mine. The next part of the road, has very loose gravel and one can expect to travel between 50-55km an hour. (slower if pulling an RV) About half ways the loose gravel road becomes more challenging with many potholes, ruts,and a number of one way bridges.

Located in Monkman Provincial Park is also a series of ten waterfalls known as the Cascades. Three of the falls are named Moore, Monkman and Brooks Falls located along 3 km of Monkman Creek. There are 3 backcountry camping spots. One is at the Murray Crossing, at Kilometre 13 of the Monkman Trail and at Monkman Lake. Each campsite is equipped with a bear cache to store food and gear, a fire pit and pit toilet. The Monkman Lake Trail is a 7km hike that takes you to the Murray River Crossing where a suspension bridge is located. In the southeast section of the Park there are several aquamarine lakes.

Be prepared for the possibility of an encounter with wildlife. A whistle and an air-horn didn't frighten this black bear.

The park is home to the black bear, grizzly, mountain goats, caribou and moose as well as deer, wolves, wolverines, hares, squirrels as many bird species including owls, grouse, geese and loons.
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A forest service road takes you to a parking area a few hundred meters from the top of Kinuseo Falls. You can get a close look from a viewing platform.

On the north slopes there is also an upper viewpoint which is a steep uphill climb of 250 meters. A longer trail of 1.5km, can be taken to get a better view of the falls from the Murray River.

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Also located at the parking area of Kinuseo Falls, are four picnic tables, outdoor toilets.

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The Murray River continues from Kinuseo Falls through the mountains. It is possible to jet boat up the Murray River to the base of the falls. A boat launch is located at the Murray Crossing by the Quintette Mine Site.

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