McMillan Creek Regional Park

Fraser Fort George Region, British Columbia

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PARK AMENITIES & ACCESSIBILITY

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Access Route
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Camping
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Goods & Services
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Washrooms
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Viewing Areas
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Trails
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Water Access
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About This Park

McMillan Creek Regional Park is situated within the City of Prince George . The Park is accessed via the Hart Highway 97 North off Hoferkamp Road. The Park includes the Nechako River cutbanks, and provides a scenic view of Prince George and surrounding landscapes.

McMillan Creek passes through a deep ravine surrounded by towering Douglas fir trees. The creek is an important habitat for rainbow trout and provides valuable spawning beds.

A scenic 2.5 km trail system, starting at the main parking lot, winds through several ecosystems allowing an opportunity to view various different plant species. A shorter, and much easier, 1 km trail brings you directly to the lookout on the cutbanks.

Facilities include a picnic table, toilets, interpretative signs regarding the geographic history of Prince George and a safe and scenic view of the city from the cutbanks.

Camping is not permitted.

Photos: The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George & BirdingPG

McMillan Creek Regional Park

Park Facilities & Accessibility Features

Access Route

There is a gravel parking lot with an RV or bus spot. The path around the park is 90% level with one section of 3 degrees slope going down to the creek side viewpoint. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Camping

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Goods & Services

There are some informational signs at this park. However the signs and the picnic tables are across grass with no accessible access route. Some of the signs were well off the path across grass. Ideally they should be connected to the path for maximum accessibility. A tactile or audio sign would be a nice addition. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Washrooms

There is a standard outhouse beside the parking lot. It would be nice if it was replaced with an accessible style which would also need some packing and leveling around it to allow room for maneuvering. After following the road for about 150 meters you come to a wide spot in the road that would be a good spot to designate for accessible parking. There is another standard outhouse at the viewpoint. Both outhouses need to be replaced with the accessible style provided the access route to it was a packed level path with no lip getting in to the outhouse. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Viewing Areas

The viewpoint itself is about 2 meters wide, the rail is 1350 mm high, the curb is 240 mm high and the paved portion is in good condition. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Trails

This trail starts with a parking lot, unmarked gravel, and drops by 6 and 10 degrees until it comes out on the road. From here the trail climbs again with switch backs of 6 and 8 degrees for about 50 meters. At this point the trail is 90% flat with a couple of moderate 2-3 degrees running slopes. It is 1.5 to 2 meters wide to the viewpoint which is a wide grassy area with a chain link fence along the cutbanks overlooking Prince George. There are a couple of trails that loop out from the viewpoint for the more adventurous. Both are narrow, averaging half a meter or less with several steep sections of 12 to 17 degree running slopes. The paths could use some maintenance to ensure they are as packed and level as possible. The website mentions accessible trails, however, the crushed rock path that circles the park is in poor condition and needs maintenance. The path is not connected to the picnic tables, so a person in a wheelchair is going to have a tough time pulling up to one end of them. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Water Access

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