Dead Man’s Island Provincial Park
About This Park
Know Before You Go
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
Location and Maps
Please note: Any maps listed are for information only; they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
History: Dead Man’s Island Provincial Park was established on October 31, 1933 by the Provincial Government with Order-in-Council 1377 under the authority of the Provincial Parks Act. The park was reclassified as a Class C Provincial Park on December 11, 1940 with Order-in-Council 1660.
The park contains one archaeological site, which shows signs of historic habitation of the island. The island was also used as a burial site for Chinese workers who died in an accident while building the CN Rail line.
- Culture: Dead Man’s Island Park is within the traditional territory claimed by the Burns Lake Band of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council and the Wet’suwet’en First Nation.
- Conservation: Protects a small portion of the SBSdk (Sub-Boreal Spruce zone dry cool subzone) biogeoclimatic zone, and the Bulkley Basin Ecosection.
- Management Planning Information
- There is a Management Direction Statement for the park.