Ecstall-Spokskuut Conservancy was established as part of government’s land use decision for the North Coast planning area. The Ecstall River is a highly productive watershed with important salmon spawning habitat and five species of trout.
Spokskuut is important historically as a meeting place between upper Skeena and Coastal First Nations. The community of Port Essignton was established here during the steamwheeler days, when it was the site of the largest settlement in the region with over 3,000 citizens, three hotels and five canneries.
This conservancy contains important First Nations’ cultural, spiritual and heritage values.
The conservancy is accessible by river boat.
10,110 hectares – 9,697 hectares of upland and 413 hectares of foreshore
Date Established: June 27, 2008
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.