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Dewdney and Glide Islands Ecological Reserve

Date Established: May 4, 1971
Size: 3,696 ha
Dewdney Glide Islands - Ecological Reserve


Ecological Reserves are areas in British Columbia selected to preserve representative and special natural ecosystems, plant and animal species, features, and phenomena. Ecological Reserves provide the highest level of protection for the maintenance of physical and biological diversity while allowing for research and educational activities. More information on Ecological Reserves »

This ecological reserve is closed to the public.

Dewdney and Glide Islands Ecological Reserve was established to provide a research area containing extensive bog and fen ecosystems representative of outer islands along the northern mainland coast.

Detailed Ecological Reserve Description

BC Parks has created a detailed description of each Ecological Reserve to support current or potential education and research. Each account includes physical, biological, and cultural information as well as management concerns regarding the Ecological Reserve, with references to supporting documents where available. Additional documents may also be made available, upon request.

Detailed Description

Supporting Documents


Ecological reserves are not created for outdoor recreation. Most ecological reserves, however, are open to the public for non-destructive pursuits like hiking, nature observation and photography. Consumptive activities like hunting, freshwater fishing, camping, livestock grazing, removal of materials, plants or animals are prohibited by regulation in ecological reserves. Motorized vehicles are not allowed. Research and educational activities may be carried out but only under permit.

Special Restrictions:
Dewdney and Glide Islands Ecological Reserve is closed to the public to protect nesting birds and their habitat.

Location and Maps

Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.

This Ecological Reserve is located in the eastern Hecate Strait, about 150 km ESE of Sandspit and 12 km west of Campania Island. For reference, use marine chart #3724 (Caamano Sound and Approaches) and #3911 for Gillen Harbour.

Ecological Zones