We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park

Review Highlights
The drive and scenery along the way worth the trip.

Sure the park is small and the fossil beds are picked over but the drive there is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Oliver, Canada
via mobile
Minimalist park

Very small park but since it is not monitored, it is better that way otherwise too much damage... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Read all 15 reviews
All photos (9)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible6%
3 Aug 2018
“The drive and scenery along the way worth the trip.”
24 Jul 2018
“Minimalist park”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Driftwood Road, Smithers, British Columbia V0J 2N0, Canada
+1 250-638-8490
Reviews (15)
Filter reviews
13 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Sure the park is small and the fossil beds are picked over but the drive there is beautiful, through the rolling country side and farmland. Picked cia berries which is wild blue berries oh so good.

Thank Maurizio3030
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Very small park but since it is not monitored, it is better that way otherwise too much damage would be done to the fossil bed. Already there are missing benches, displays, etc. Sad to see so much destruction instead of care when visiting these remote...More

Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 6 October 2017

If you are interested in viewing fossils, then visit this provincial park, of course without taking anything away.

Thank alaska327
Reviewed 22 September 2017

. . . the hike was short, but the area isn't anything but a straight up look at a rock face and tons of broken shale to walk on by the information boards

Thank Slipstream11
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This park gets little attention. It is off the beaten path. It has a creek running through a small canyon and a bridge over the creek to a short hike with a viewing platform and fossils at the end. There are warnings not to damage...More

Thank Roy C
Reviewed 20 June 2017

It's a lovely drive out to the park from Smithers (it's 13.4 km from the highway, not 11 km as the sign says), and probably a nice place for a picnic on one of the tables beside the creek.The fossils are in a bed about...More

Thank CruiserYT
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We bike to the park from Smithers in about 90 min, which was a great workout on its own. Their is a nice river and signs to explain the history of the site. We even saw a porcupine walking around. the ride back to town...More

Thank Marianne D
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Fossil Beds are a great family experience and a nice walk from picnic site. Lovely river runs through it and lots of spots for family pictures. A worthy stop on a family trip!

Thank ciriani
Reviewed 28 April 2016

this provincial park is accessed by gravel road. great spot for a family picnic or wiener roast . great way to spend part of a day looking for fossils in the shale

Thank Klaus K
Reviewed 11 April 2016

You can drive about 10 minutes from town and hike through a short trail. You can also have a campfire - I wish I'd known that before I went out so I could have brought supplies, but that's on me for not doing my research....More

Thank Archangelsgirl
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 hotels in Smithers
Logpile Lodge
138 reviews
15.92 km away
Aspen Inn & Suites
100 reviews
21.12 km away
Fireweed Motel
43 reviews
21.14 km away
Florence Motel
16 reviews
21.15 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 44 restaurants in Smithers
Telly's Grill
66 reviews
21.40 km away
Blue Water Sushi
135 reviews
21.53 km away
Louises Kitchen
64 reviews
21.43 km away
Alpenhorn Bistro & Bar
232 reviews
21.47 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 24 attractions in Smithers
Twin Falls/Glacier Gulch Trails
123 reviews
21.31 km away
Moricetown Canyon
73 reviews
21.25 km away
Smithers Visitor Centre
18 reviews
21.20 km away
Hudson Bay Mountain Resort
28 reviews
21.98 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines