Marble Canyon Provincial Park is a geological destination park located in a limestone canyon near the communities of Cache Creek and Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada. The canyon park rests in the middle of the Pavilion Mountain Range and includes three turquoise lakes, a campground and an interpretive hiking trail.
Established in 1956, Marble Canyon Provincial Park is a 355 hectare recreation lake known for its chalk-like limestone cliffs and turquoise lakes. The canyon is a year round mountain park popular for camping, fishing, birdwatching, hiking, canoeing and ice / rock climbing. Yes, ice climbing too because in the winter the waterfalls freeze over creating ice falls attracting climbers from around the world.
The Crown, Pavilion and Turquoise Lakes in the park sit under the evening shadows of the surrounding limestone cliffs. All three lakes are popular destinations in the park for fishing for Rainbow Trout and for paddling a canoe.
Marble Canyon Provincial Park is referred to as the "Cinderella of BC Rock" by local climbers because of the natural, untouched terrain. Currently, the rock climbing routes exploring the network of canyons in the region totals 20. "Coyote Rock" is the distinguishing feature dominating the skyline when traveling through this mountainous park.
Exploring the wetland areas around the lake is an interpretive hiking trail. The trail explores the lake shore habitat while cutting through low lying trees and high stepping over wooden bridges. The hiking trail provides a good opportunity to view water fowl and song birds. Beware also that Black Bears live in the area.
The camping area is a small campground with only 30 campsites operating on a first-come first-serve basis. The campground provides picnic tables, fire pits, fresh water and pit toilets. There is a day use area with picnic tables neighbouring the main campground. The best sandy beach is on Crown Lake.