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Dixie Cove Marine Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Access to this park may be restricted
BC Parks is advising potential visitors to this park that local First Nations are in a continued state of emergency due to COVID-19. Visitors may find access to these locations restricted due to roadblocks on lands managed by local First Nations. Most services in these communities remain closed and visitors are being refused entry.
About This Park
Dixie Cove Marine Provincial Park on Hohoae Island provides the best all-weather anchorage in Kyuquot Sound and a scenic stopover where boats can anchor and enjoy spectacular views of surrounding mountains.
The wilderness area behind the anchorage contains old-growth rainforest. From this anchorage you can safely explore nearby Rugged Point Marine Provincial Park and the rest of scenic Kyuquot Sound.
Park Size: 156 ha (105 ha upland and 51 ha foreshore)
Know Before You Go
- Bring your own water, as potable water is not available in the park.
- The park does not have a boat launch. There is a boat launch at Fari Harbour. There are two excellent anchorages in Dixie Cove. Follow the narrow channel between Copp and Hohoae Islands to find the first anchorage. Farther inside the channel to the west sites an even more secluded cove, which is more protective and shallower with a mud bottom. Boaters can reference marine chart #3682 (Kyuquot Sound) for more information on this area.
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Nature and Culture
- Cultural Heritage: Kyuquot Sound is the traditional territory of the Kyuquot/Checleset First Nations, who inhabited this area for thousands of years. The first European to visit this area, Captain James Cook, arrived in 1778. Cook was followed by the Spanish, British and American traders in search of sea otter pelts. As the population of sea otters dwindled, this trade was replaced by sealing, whaling and eventually, fishing, logging and tourism.
- Conservation: The park protects representative vegetation and wildlife.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information