K'distsausk/Turtle Point Conservancy
About This Conservancy
K’distsausk/Turtle Point Conservancy is located at the north tip of Gil Island and protects an area of high cultural and historical value to the Gitga’at First Nation. The conservancy also contains an old-growth forest of red cedar and hemlock. Recreational boaters and anglers use Fisherman Cove for anchorage or visits to the sandy beach for picnics.
Conservancy Size: 142 ha
- There are no roads or trails in this wilderness area.
- There are no facilities in the conservancy.
Location and Maps
K’distsausk/Turtle Point Conservancy is only accessible by boat and is located at the north tip of Gil Island, about 10 km south of Hartley Bay and 85 km south of Kitimat.
- Reference: Marine Chart #3742 (Otter Passage to McKay Reach).
- Reference: 1:50,000 scale Topographic Map #103 H/6 (Hartley Bay).
Kitimat Visitor Information Centre:
PO Box 214
2109 Forest Avenue
Kitimat, BC, Canada V8C 2G7
ph: 250-632-6294 or 1-800-664-6554
Maps and Brochures
Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
K’distsausk/Turtle Point Conservancy was designated as a conservancy on May 31, 2007 following recommendations from the North Coast Land and Resource Management Plan.
The conservancy is in the asserted traditional territories of the Gitga’at and Gitxaala First Nations. The conservancy contains two known archaeological sites (pre-contact shell midden and fish trap) and continues to be used by local First Nations for trapping, fishing and clam digging. The Indian Reserve (IR #12; “Turtle Point”) in front of Fisherman Cove is excluded from the Conservancy. Use the below link for more information or to contact these First Nations.
- Gitga’at Nation
- Gitxaala Nation
PO Box 149
Kitkatla, BC V0V 1C0
The conservancy protects an area of high cultural and historical value to the Gitga’at First Nation. The conservancy also protects an old-growth forest of red cedar and hemlock, portions of two small streams and coastal wildlife habitat that includes the marine foreshore and intertidal areas.
Wolves and deer can be seen at Turtle Point. Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Dall’s Porpoises, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins and Harbour Seals can also be seen in the adjacent marine waters.
- Online Management planning information for this conservancy is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Conservancy
This Conservancy is open to hunting during lawful hunting seasons. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information.