Park in BC (JF Bergeron photo)
Four provincial parks near Chase provide wildlife viewing, hiking and river rafting opportunities as well as access to the wilderness, all within a 30km/18.6mi drive.
Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park
Named for a renown BC conservationist, Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park lies 15km/9mi northeast of Chase. The park protects pictographs and archaeological evidence of large settlements of the Shuswap First Nations plus the entire length of the Adams River, a vital salmon spawning ground.
For maximum wildlife excitement, visit in October during the sockeye run. There are fish every year, but the show is most spectacular in the "dominant" year of a four-year cycle when two million salmon return from their life in the Pacific Ocean to spawn and die. (The next dominant year is 2014).