Fry Creek Trail

Contact the Kaslo Visitor Centre for more information.

Phone: 250-353-2525



The Fry Creek Trail extends some 12km up the Canyon. Visitors travel through stands of cedar, hemlock and the odd Yew tree and are afforded splendid views of the Creek and the Canyon and surrounding peaks from this old miners’ trail. Perched along the steep cliffs of the Canyon, trail conditions vary, and extreme care must be taken. Bears may be encountered anywhere on the trail and hikers must take appropriate precautions. BC Parks does not patrol or maintain the trail beyond the confluence of Fry and Carney Creeks.

Note: The Birchdale Trail continues for 2km beyond the Fry Creek bridge. This trail ends at private property and there is no designated trail access to the community of Birchdale at this time.

Getting Here

Johnson’s Landing is accessible by a secondary road north of Kaslo. Follow the highway north past Lardeau and turn right (east) at the head of Kootenay Lake onto a gravel road. Turn right again onto the Argenta Road and follow it south to Johnson’s Landing (18km). The Fry Creek trailhead is about ½km past the Johnson’s Landing Community Hall. The Fry Creek Trailhead and first 500m of trail are located on private property. In consideration of our hosts, and the environment, we would ask that you try and keep this area as clean as possible.


This Trail is very exposed to the Creek, and there are steep drop-offs all along the Canyon. All persons should have proper footwear and children should be accompanied and closely supervised by adults at all times.

For maps and more information visit the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park and Protected Area page on the BC Parks website.