Our trip will begin with a float plane ride over the park to the old hunting cabins at Cold Fish Lake. This will be base camp for the rest of the trip. Your flights in and out of the park will give you an aerial view of the scenery.
You can expect to see lots of wildlife and very few other people. Spatsizi Plateau is a Wilderness Park and all activity is monitored to keep the park in it's natural state. Some areas of the plateau are part of the range of the largest herd of woodland caribou in BC. The terrain was formed from volcanic activity and rivers that carved through the land. For this reason the terrain consists of grassi plateaus, snow capped peaks, lakes, rivers and water falls. Not all trails are regularily maintained so be prepared for an adventure.
This area was originally the territory of the Tahltan First Nations. The name Spatsizi means "red goat". The area was given this name because the mountain goats in this area would role in the red dust (iron-oxide) of the hills, changing their white coats to red.
The trip will start in Smithers, BC. Daily flights are available from Vancouver (WestJet and Air Canada) and Calgary. Our camp staff will pick you up from the trip meeting location in a comfortable rental vehicle, and drive you north along the Cassiar highway to the Tatogga Lake Resort. From there, you’ll be picked up by an Alpine Air floatplane, and flown into Cold Fish Lake. Your guide will navigate you across the plateaus and around the park.
From there, you’ll be picked up by floatplane and taken back to Tatogga Lake. Because of unpredictable weather that might delay floatplane access or exit, we’ve planned a fairly relaxed itinerary for the trip.