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Dala-Kildala Rivers Estuaries Park


Cabins and huts
Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided in the park. 

However there are 2 cabins just outside the park for public use. They are trapper’s cabins built by the Haisla First Nation and are available for public use. Each cabin is 15’ x 12’ with double bunk beds. The cabins are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Be prepared to sleep outside if the cabins are full. The first cabin is located at the north end of Atkins Bay and the UTM coordinates are: Zone 09U; 5966855 m North; 0528760 m East. The second cabin is located by Falls River and the UTM coordinates are: Zone 09U; 5964455 m North; 0531351 m East.

Prior approval is needed for the use of the Haisla First Nation cabins. Please contact the Haisla Nation at 250-639-9361 (ext. 207 or 213).

Please Conserve Firewood. Limited burning hours may be in effect at some parks and fire bans may be implemented during extremely hot weather conditions. No firewood available.

While campfires are allowed in this backcountry area, we encourage visitors to use campstoves for cooking purposes. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather wood for fires from the area unless required for emergency situations. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
Kayakers and canoeists may enjoy exploring the estuaries and rivers in this park.

There are opportunities for salmon or steelhead fishing in Dala & Kildala Rivers. Please consult the appropriate non-tidal fishing regulations for more information. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate license.

Wildlife viewing
The estuaries in this park can provide wildlife viewing opportunities for waterfowl, Grizzly bears, Black-tailed deer and sometimes wolves. Also at times, Humpback and Killer Whales can be seen in the marine waters of Kildala Arm.
Pets on leash
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

Hunting is permitted in the park during lawful hunting season. Check hunting regulations and hunting synopsis.