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Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.

Winter camping
There are winter camping opportunities in this protected area, as it can be accessed all year.
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Campfires are permitted but firewood is not provided. If you must have a fire, please burn only dead and down wood, and be sure to extinguish the fire fully. 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.

Hot spring
Location: Gardner Canal, north end of Owyacumish Bay, east side of Brim River, about 63 km south of Kitimat.
GPS: Lat. 53° 30’ 57” North; Long. 128° 21’ 37” West
Pool Water Temperature: 56°C
Facilities: None.
Comments: Undeveloped. Hot springs come out of small stream bed gravel about 600 m up the east side of Brim River. Be aware of bears in the area.
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Swimming is possible in the ocean, but the water is cold all season long. The protected area has a natural and undeveloped hot springs with no facilities. The water temperature at the hot springs source is about 56 degrees Celsius. There are other hot springs in the area at Shearwater Hot Springs Conservancy, Bishop Bay-Monkey Beach Conservancy and Weewanie Hot Springs Park which have developed facilities for soaking.
Adventurous and experienced kayakers may enjoy exploring this region.

There are opportunities for fishing in Brim River. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.