Parks, Trails & Recreation
The Village of Clinton is located in one of the most pristine natural environments in the world. With a world of outdoor recreational opportunities all in our backyard and up-to-date facilities, we are very proud to call this region home.
View locations of local parks, trails & recreational facilities on our interactive Google Map here.
Reg Conn Centennial Park
Parking is available at the corner of Sous Street and Smith Street
In the heart of Clinton, there lies a beautiful 5-acre park that delights both young and old alike. The centre of the park is home to a pond and creek, perfect for laying a blanket beside and enjoy a relaxing picnic and taking in the tranquil scenery. Reg Conn Park also houses a playground, picnic tables, seasonal washrooms, a bandshell, and gazebo offering amenities for all ages.
Clinton Off-Leash Dog Park
Located on Cariboo Avenue, this fenced-in park is perfect for your furry friend to burn off some energy and make new friends. There are plenty of trees for shade, a watering station for thirsty pups and, for your convenience, plastic bags are available on-site.
Elliott Park Ball Diamonds
Located at 7431 Elliott Park Way off of Kelly Lake Road, Elliott Park is home to two ball diamonds, dugouts, and a concession building and has previously also hosted cricket tournaments.
Take a drive and check out these beautiful parks with incredible scenery just outside of Clinton.
Big Bar Provincial Park
"Big Bar Lake Park is easily accessible and provides a range of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Some of the major recreational opportunities available in the park include day-use picnicking, lakeside camping, boating, canoeing and kayaking, swimming, wildlife viewing, hiking, and fishing. Abundant rainbow trout typically reward the angler; fishing is active nearly all season but is typically the best between mid-May and late July. Nearby guest ranches offer horseback excursions into the open range that lies north of the lake. (BC Parks, 2021)"
Read more about Big Bar Park here.
Chasm Ecological Reserve
Located approximately 15 km north of Clinton, off Highway 97. The "Chasm" is a geological wonder which makes for spectacular viewing. The bedrock canyon is 1.5 km in length and 120 metres deep. The painted Chasm was created by glacial meltwaters thousands of years ago and is a great place to spend an evening or afternoon sightseeing and hiking.
Read more about the Chasm here.
Clinton Creek Falls
To access the Clinton Creek Falls, drive north on Hwy 97 approximately 5kms and turn right onto Mound Road. Follow Mound Road for approximately 3kms where you see a gas pipeline cross the road and park on the wide section of the road. From here, head north down the hill and you should soon see a trailhead which you can follow to a series of three falls. Walking distance is about 1km and should take approximately 15 minutes.
Please note that this trail is not maintained and use is at your own risk.
Downing Provincial Park (Kelly Lake)
"This park is a small but popular park that almost encircles attractive Kelly Lake. Views of mountains, and 2,245 metre Mount Bowman, a spectacular mountain ridge visible from the nearby Jesmond Road, give the park a remote atmosphere, though it is located only 18km from Clinton. (BC Parks, 2021)"
Read more about Downing Park and Kelly Lake here.Image: Gold Country Communities Society / Guy Lundstrom Photography
Edge Hills Provincial Park
"Edge Hills Provincial Park protects panoramic river canyon vistas, gentle forested slopes, and grassy benchlands and ravines on the eastern slope of the Fraser River. Such a diverse landscape provides habitat for a wide range of wildlife species. The protection of wildlife and their habitats is a critical element in the management of this wilderness park. The area also protects cultural heritage sites. Backcountry recreation opportunities offering spectacular views include hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.
Edge Hills is an undeveloped wilderness park with no facilities except a network of unmaintained and unmarked trails. (BC Parks, 2021)"
While at Edge Hills Park, be sure to stop at Cougar Point for excellent views of the Fraser River.
Read more about Edge Hills Provincial Park here.
Marble Range Provincial Park
"Marble Range Park is so named because of its unusual karst (limestone) topography. These mountains feature caves, sinkholes, and disappearing streams, as well as cliffs, chasms, and crenelated ridges. The park protects populations of California bighorn sheep and mule deer. There are some rough trails, popular with local hikers, hunters, and horseback riders. (BC Parks, 2021) "
Read more about Marble Range here.
Clinton is home to a range of local trails for a variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, walking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, ATVing, and snowshoeing. Stay tuned for an updated "Trail and Recreation Guide" coming soon.
Big Bar Ski Trails
For outdoor enthusiasts, Clinton has 60 km of marked cross country ski trails which are also suitable for hiking and mountain biking in the summer. These trails are maintained by the Clinton Snow Jockey Club.
Read more about these trails and view maps here.
More information coming soon.
Tin Can Trail
More information coming soon.
Haller and Grinder Recreation Trails - Rec Sites & Trails BC
A network of horseback riding and hiking trails near Clinton offering spectacular views of the Fraser River, the Haller and Grinder Recreation Trails are restricted to non-motorized use only.
Read more about the trails and access maps here.
Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail
The Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail (GRST) runs from Clinton to Horsefly with many stopping points along the way. It is an initiative of the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation (BCSF) on behalf of the clubs local to the GRST including the Green Lake Snowmobile Club, 100 Mile House Snowmobile Club, the Williams Lake Powder Kings Snowmobile Club, the Quesnel Snowmobile Club, and the Wells Snowmobile Club. These five snowmobile clubs, in conjunction with Recreation Sites and Trails BC, maintain the GRST.
Read more and find the trail maps for the Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail here.