Hənʎəmdᶻi Məkola/Yorke Island Conservancy
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Caution – the buildings on Yorke Island (former World War II artillery batteries and associated buildings) are dangerous and are unsafe to enter
- Please stay on the main trail, as hazards exist on Yorke Island, including razor/barbed wire in many locations.
- Please do not remove, damage or disturb any artifacts or buildings on this historic site.
- For more information, please contact: email@example.com
About This Conservancy
This conservancy was established pursuant to government’s land use decision for the Central Coast Land and Resource Management Plan area. Hənʎəmdᶻi Məkola/Yorke Island Conservancy is in the asserted traditional territories of the K’ómoks, We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum and Xwemalhkwu First Nations.
It is situated off the most westerly point of Hardwicke Island at the divide between Johnstone Strait and Sunderland Channel.
This conservancy protects a significant historic site as Yorke Island has been designated and protected for its role in National defence prior to, and during World War II. During the Second World War, the island housed the principal gun emplacement guarding Johnstone Strait.
Date Established: May 22, 2007
Size: 39 ha
Location and Maps
- Management Planning Information
- BC Parks is in the process of developing a management plan for this conservancy.