Yahk is an unincorporated hamlet (population 400) in southeastern British Columbia, Canada, just north of the Canada-U.S. border. Yahk is located on the Moyie River. Yahk is a small community that was once a major supplier of railroad ties for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Yahk Provincial Park borders the village to the south.

Yahk Attractions

Yahk Provincial Park

Crowsnest Highway 3, 22 miles (35 km) east of Creston

South of the highway, and on the banks of the Moyie River

Yahk Provincial Park is situated just north of the British Columbia-Idaho border, on the banks of the Moyie River. This small 9-hectare park offers an uncommercialized area in southeastern BC, perfect for overnight camping or picnicking. Surrounding forests consist of Douglas fir, lodgepole pine and ponderosa pine. Moose and mule deer are sometimes seen in the park.

Gilnockie Provincial Park

5 km north of the US border between Moyie Lake and Elko

This park protects some of the oldest fir and larch stands in the region. The park also provides habitat for elk, white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose, grizzly bear and the threatened northern leopard frog and Columbia red-tailed chipmunk. Facilities at the park are limited to a day-use picnic area, and recreational activities include wilderness camping and fishing.

Moyie Lake Provincial Park

Hwy 3, 12 miles (19 km) south of Cranbrook.

Highway 3/95 follows Moyie River north to Moyie Lake, a large scenic lake on the eastern fringe of the Purcell Mountains. There is camping, a marsh, a boat launch, and a forested Meadow Trail.

Yahk, BC Area Map