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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Visitor Information

Stay Safe: It is critical that would-be backcountry park vistors gather information about safe routes / areas and potential hazards from multiple sources including menebers of the local communitiy of Kleena Kleene, Anahim Lake, Mimpo lake,  BC Parks staff in Bella Coola and Alexis Creek or local SAR and RCMP detachments.

This is a true wilderness area and very little is know at preset about the potential hazards – use caution and be prepared if you’re planning a trip into this protected area.
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Smoking is prohibited
During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.

Dzawadi/Upper Klinaklini River Conservancy and Upper Klinaklini Protected Area

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This conservancy was established pursuant to the Government land use decision in the Central Coast planning area. No management plan has been completed to date for this conservancy. Efforts are underway to have a detailed plan in place as soon as possible.

It is critical that backcountry visitors gather information about safe routes/areas and potential hazards from sources including members of the local community of Kleena Kleene, Anahim Lake, Mimpo lake, BC Parks staff in Bella Coola and Alexis Creek, and local SAR and RCMP detachments.

This is a true wilderness area and very little is known at present about the potential hazards – use caution and be prepared if planning a trip into this area.

About This Conservancy

The Dzawadi/Upper Klinaklini River Conservancy includes a portion of the middle reach of the Klinaklini River and is a valley bottom corridor surrounded by stunning glaciers and some of the largest mountains on the coast.

Encompassing an ecologically unique trans montaine valley, the conservancy provides low-elevation connectivity between moist coastal ecosystems and dry interior ecosystems. The corridor is a major flyway for migratory birds and a travel corridor for grizzly bears.

Conservancy Size: 39,241 hectares

Protected Area Size: 62 hectares


Dzawadi/Upper Klinaklini River is approximately 60 kilometres southeast of Bella Coola and 150 kilometres northeast of Port Hardy.

Nature and Culture

Culture: The conservancy name originates from a Kwakwala word for eulachon grease, as the corridor was used as a First Nations grease trail route.

The Upper Klinaklini is within the asserted traditional territories of the Da’naxda’xw/Awaetlala and Ulkatcho First Nations.

Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • There is currently no approved valid management plan for this area. Management plans are prepared as soon as practicable, subject to available resources and the ability of key planning partners to participate.

Activities Available at this Conservancy



Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate license.


No developed trails are known of at this time.

Facilities Available at this Conservancy



Campfires are permitted, but rings are not provided. Be fire safe, and check the BC Wildfire website during high-risk times.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.