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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Alaska Highway > Pink Mountain

Pink Mountain
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.

Brilliant Pink Colour
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.

Plains Bison
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.

Pink 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.

Major Landslide
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.

Great Hunting
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.

Pink 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.

Accommodation
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.

Road Conditions
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 night.

Be 'Bear Aware'
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.

Information on Pink Mountain

Map of Pink Mountain
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