Park in BC (JF Bergeron photo)
BC provincial parks and protected lands are among the finest ways to explore the backcountry around Lytton.
Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park
Located 4.8km/3mi from the Reaction Ferry landing, the 109,000ha/269,344ac Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park is among the last untouched corridors of mountains and glaciers, virgin forests and rugged side-valleys. It contains eight of the province's 14 major ecological zones and has long held historical, cultural and spiritual significance for First Nations. Its name "Stein" comes from the Nlaka'pamux word "Stagyn," meaning hidden place.
Most of its 150km/93mi of trails through the backcountry are not for the faint of heart, especially the multi-day Stein Heritage Trail that traverses the wilderness for 58km/36m from the parking lot trail head to Stein Lake.