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Cetan/Thurston Bay Conservancy


Marine-accessible camping

Wilderness camping is allowed; no facilities are provided. There are no designated campsites at this Conservany, however random wilderness kayak or canoe camping is allowed. No facilities are provided and there is no fee. Please practice “ Leave No Trace”  camping ethics. This Conservancy is accessible year-round; there is no winter camping fee.

Drinking water
Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
While small fires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using stoves instead. If you do have a fire, please utilize previously constructed fire rings and use small pieces of wood that will burn completely. If you can’t find a previously used site, try to construct your fire rings below the high tide mark. Never leave your fire unattended and practice “ Leave No Trace”.
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure. Trail Information: There are no developed trails at this park.
Ocean swimming. There is no designated swimming area at Cetan/Thurston Bay Conservancy.
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this Conservancy. Kayakers can explore Cameleon Harbour, Handfield Bay, Block Island and Anchorage Lagoon, as well as a number of other interesting islets and coves in and around Cetan Thurston Bay Conservancy and Thurston Bay Park. Paddlers can also head to Florence Lake.

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate license. Various species of salmon and rock fish can be found in the waters around Thurston Bay. Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations. Rockfish Conservation Areas occur within this park. Fishing activities are limited in Rockfish Conservation Areas. Before you go fishing please refer to the Rockfish Conservation Area descriptions available from Fisheries and Oceans Canada DFO. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Scuba diving
There are SCUBA diving opportunities in the park.

Cetan/Thurston Bay Conservancy is open to hunting for waterfowl only. Hunters must have valid licences and tags. Please refer to the current Hunting and Trapping Regulations and Synopsis publication for closures and regulations.