Pink Mountain is located at the 143 mile-post of the Alaska Highway,
approximately 180 km (113 miles) north-west of Fort
St. John and 199 km (124 miles) south of Fort
Nelson on Hwy 29.
Pink Mountain is named after a plant called Fireweed that is found
throughout the area and for a large mountain in the west called
Pink Mountain. Both the plant and the mountain have different characteristics
- during the spring and early summer, the Fireweed blossoms radiate
a beautiful pinkish colour in the background, then, on certain occasions,
Pink Mountain glows brilliantly pink during a sunrise.
Also found in Pink Mountain is the last area in BC where wild plains
bison roam freely. If you look around the surrounding mountain lowlands
you'll be able to spot and photograph these wild beasts moving about.
Mountain Provincial Park
Situated towards the west of the community is Pink Mountain Provincial
Park. The park can be reached by taking Road #192, a gravel road
situated at mile post 147 of the Alaska Highway. Road #192 proceeds
approximately 16 km (10 miles) to a fork, from where you take the
northerly fork up some switchbacks to the top, where a fantastic
view can be experienced.
There are some hiking trails alongside Pink Mountain. One trail
that is blocked off because of a major landslide that happened in
June 2002 is really interesting in that you can come right up to
the slide area and can witness the devastation that occurred.
The Pink Mountain area is also very famous and well-documented for
assisting sportsmen in the great hunting found here. You can hunt
for moose, elk, grizzly, black bear and, during the winter time,
coyote, lynx, wolf and wolverine. Pink Mountain Outfitters who operate
from here can assist you if you're not familiar with the terrain.
Mountain Campsite and RV Park
There is the Pink Mountain Campsite and RV Park located in Pink
Mountain if you require full-service hook-ups. The park features
large pull-=through sites and offers a general store, laundry facility,
hot showers, sani-dump, fuel and tenting, if required. Pink Mountain
Campsite and RV Park is open all year round, telephone: (250) 772-5133.
If you require other accommodation, there is also the Pink Mountain
Motor Inn which features some RV sites, a lounge and home-style
cooking, telephone (250) 772-3234; Sasquatch Crossing located 6
km (4 miles) north of Pink Mountain, featuring RV and tent campsites,
motel and service station, telephone: (250) 772-3220.
When you are travelling the Alaska Highway during the summer, winter
time or bad weather please take caution. Not only can the road conditions
become rough but you'll also have to watch and keep a good eye out
for wildlife approaching and crossing the roadways, especially at
Please remember if you do happen to be about in the bush or along
trails that there could be bears in the immediate area. Please take
the usual precautions such as carrying a high-quality pepper spray,
travel in groups and watch and control your dog along the trails.
on Pink Mountain