Kyuquot Sound is the traditional territory of the Kyuquot/Checleset First Nations, who inhabited this area for thousands of years. The first European to visit this area, Captain James Cook, arrived in 1778. Cook was followed by the Spanish, British and American traders in search of sea otter pelts. As the population of sea otters dwindled, this trade was replaced by sealing, whaling and eventually, fishing, logging and tourism.
The park protects representative vegetation and wildlife.
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