Provincial Parks

 Provincial Parks

 

Dala-Kildala Rivers Estuaries Park

Dala-Kildala Rivers Estuaries Parks is located at the head of Kildala Arm on the Douglas Channel, approximately 15 km southeast of Kitamaat Village. Access is by boat only.

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Kitimat River Park

Kitimat River Park protects a small but highly productive old-growth Sitka Spruce forest on the natural floodplain and fluvial terraces of the Kitimat River. Kitimat River Provincial Park is located just north of the Snowflake Park Fairgrounds, north of Kitimat on Highway 37.

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Coste Rocks

Coste Rocks consists of two small, rocky islands and a nearby reef off the south end of Coste Island. The Coste Rock islands are the top of an underwater pillar that has vertical faces to a depth of 45 m. The rocks are also a popular haul out spot for harbour seals which can often be seen there. Coste Rocks Park is located roughly 23 km south of Kitimat by boat on the south end of Coste Island. It can be found on chart 3743 (Douglas Channel).

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Weewanie Hot Springs Parks

Weewanie Hot Springs Parks is a boat access only park providing hot springs with a bath house for soaking on a semi-sheltered bay. Weewanie Hot Springs Park is located roughly 38 km south of Kitimat on the east side of Devastation Channel. It can be found on chart 3743 (Douglas Channel). Access is by boat only.

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Brim River Protected Area

Brim River Protected Area and the adjoining Owyacumish River Park epitomize the rugged terrain and spectacular scenery of the BC north coast. The area contains tidal hotsprings and their unique plant associations, old-growth forests, and an exceptional range of undisturbed natural plant communities. Brim River Protected Area is located on the North side of the Gardener Canal approximately 70 km southeast of Kitamaat Village. Access is by boat only.

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Eagle Bay Park

Eagle Bay Park contains a partially sheltered anchorage with a gravel beach. There are two mooring buoys for boaters. Recreational opportunities include beach walking, crabbing and camping. Eagle Bay Park is located roughly 20 km south of Kitimat on the west side of Devastation Channel. It can be found on chart 3743 (Douglas Channel). Access is by boat only.

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Foch-Gilttoyees Park

Foch-Gilttoyees Park and Protected Area protects 60,000 hectares of rugged coastal terrain, from sea level to mountain peak. The park is nestled in the Coastal mountain range on the north side of the Douglas Channel and it envelops a diversity of landscapes and features including pristine freshwater drainages, bordered by steep rocky slopes covered with old-growth forests, numerous waterfalls, tidal estuaries, unique tidal narrows, and a windswept coastline. Snow-covered peaks, glacial tarns, cirque basins, and receding glaciers cap the park. Foch-Gilttoyees Park and Protected Area is located roughly 33 km southwest of Kitimat on the west side of Douglas Channel. It can be found on chart 3743 (Douglas Channel). Access is by boat only.

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Hai Lake – Mt. Herman Provincial Park

Hai Lake – Mt. Herman Provincial Park protects regionally significant old-growth forest and bog ecosystems. It also provides local day hiking, camping, fishing and hunting opportunities. Hai Lake – Mount Herman park is located 11-km south of Terrace on the west side of Beam Station Road. The Hai Lake trail is accessed via the Thunderbird Forest Service Road.

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Nalbeelah Creek Wetlands Provincial Park

Nalbeelah Creek Wetlands Provincial Park protects a provincially significant wetland complex with unique geological features. The wetlands formed in an earth-flow crater and evolved into a complex of raised acidic bogs. Nalbeelah Creek Wetlands Provincial Park is located approximately 10 km north of Kitimat on Highway 37.

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The Lakelse Lake Wetlands

The Lakelse Lake Wetlands cover 1214 ha at the south-end of Lakelse Lake, the largest warm-water lake in north-western British Columbia. Lakelse Lake Wetlands Provincial Park is located at the south end of Lakelse Lake approximately 18 km south of Terrace and 40 km north of Kitimat on Highway 37.

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Lakelse Lake Provincial Park

Lakelse Lake Provincial Park is situated in the Skeena River Watershed and is surrounded by the mountains of the Kitimat Range. The park preserves stands of impressive old growth cedar, hemlock and Sitka spruce forests which thrive in the moist air swept in from the Pacific Ocean. Approximately 20 km south of Terrace and 40 km north of Kitimat on Highway #37. Located approximately 2.5 km north of the Mount Layton Hotsprings. From the junction of Highway #37 and #16, it is 14 km to Gruchy’s Beach day use-area, 15 km to the Lakelse Lake picnic site and group site and 19 km to Furlong Bay Campground. 

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Owyacumish River Provincial Park

Owyacumish River Provincial Park and the adjoining Brim River Protected Area epitomize the rugged terrain and spectacular scenery of the BC north coast. The rivers flow through narrow valleys with steep, bare rock walls interspersed with numerous waterfalls; all of which are surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Kitimat Coastal mountain range. Owyacumish River Park is located on the North side of the Gardener Canal approximately 70 km southeast of Kitamaat Village. Access is by boat only.
Sue channel is a scenic, sheltered waterway with very high recreational significance. The park consists of two sites, Hawkesbury Island to the south and Loretta Island to the north, both offering sheltered fishing and camping near the ocean.

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Sue Channel Park

Sue Channel Park is located roughly 36 km south of Kitimat on the west side of Devastation Channel. It can be found on chart 3743 (Douglas Channel). Access is by boat only. The coastal Sitka spruce rainforest towers over this park at the confluence of the Exchamsiks and Skeena Rivers west of Terrace. A short nature trail allows hikers to stroll through this magnificent forest at their own pace. Salmon fishing nearby can be extremely productive and you can walk the self-guided nature trail.

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Exchamsiks River Provincial Park

Exchamsiks River Provincial Park offers visitors two day use areas. The coastal Sitka spruce rainforest towers over this park at the confluence of the Exchamsiks and Skeena Rivers west of Terrace. Salmon fishing nearby can be extremely productive and you can walk the self-guided nature trail. The park is located 56 km west of Terrace on highway 16.

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Lower Skeena River Provincial Park

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