One of the World's Great Alpine Rockclimbing Areas
Bugaboo Provincial Park is situated in the jagged Purcell Mountains,
and mountaineers from all over the world are drawn to the sculpted
granite masses that uplift into spectacular spires, some of which exceed
3,000 metres in elevation. Bugaboo Park represents mountain wilderness
at its most rugged, and includes the largest icefields of the Purcells.
the Palliser Expedition of 1857 – 1860, which first traversed the area
and then named it for expedition sponsor Goodwin Purcell, these
awe-inspiring ranges have attracted miners, loggers and some of North
America’s leading mountaineers. In 1969, Bugaboo Glacier Provincial Park
and the Bugaboo Alpine Recreation Area were set aside to preserve and
protect this outstanding area of the Purcells.
Park is, by its very nature, extremely isolated. Persons contemplating a
visit here must realize that it is pure wilderness without supplies or
equipment of any kind. All arrangements must be made beforehand for
supplies and transportation. Visitors must be prepared for outdoor
living. Inexperienced or ill-equipped climbers and hikers should forego a
visit here in favour of less demanding areas. Hut accommodation is not
available in winter due to avalanche dangers.