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Alty Conservancy


Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Winter camping
There are winter camping opportunities in this conservancy but access may be a problem if the lakes are frozen over.

Firewood is not provided. If you must have a fire, please burn only dead and down wood, and be sure to fully extinguish the fire when done. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil so please use it conservatively, if at all. We encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of campfires and using camp stoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented during extremely hot weather conditions.


Swimming is possible in the lakes, but the water is cold all year-round. There are no lifeguards on duty in the conservancy.


There are canoeing and kayaking opportunities in Kiskosh lagoon, Alty Lake, Backlund Lake and Gavel Lake, however access into these areas is difficult and usually requires air transportation.


There are opportunities for trout, char and Coho fishing in the lakes and streams in this conservancy. Please consult the appropriate non-tidal fishing regulations for more information. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing

Waterfowl, bears, wolves, moose, deer and fubearers may be seen in the conservancy.


This conservancy is open to hunting during lawful hunting seasons. Please check the BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.