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Eagle Bay Provincial Park
About This Park
Eagle Bay Park contains a partially sheltered anchorage with a gravel beach. Recreational opportunities include beach walking, crabbing and camping.
May 20, 2004
Park Size: 262 ha
Know Before You Go
- The 2 mooring buoys that used to be at the south end of the bay were removed by BC Parks on October 1, 2009.
Location and Maps
Eagle Bay Park is located on the east side of Kitimat Arm (Douglas Channel), approximately 25 km south of Kitimat. Access is by boat only. Use Marine Chart #3743 (Douglas Channel) and NTS Map Sheet # 103 H/15 (Kitimat Arm).
The nearest communities are Kitimat and Kitimaat Village.
Kitimat Visitor Information Centre
PO Box 214
2109 Forest Avenue
Kitimat, BC, Canada V8C 2G7
250 632-6294 or 1-800-664-6554
Maps and Brochures
Nature and Culture
- History: Eagle Bay Park was designated as a park on May 20, 2004 following recommendations from the Kalum Land and Resource Management Plan.
- Cultural Heritage: Eagle Bay Park is within the traditional territory of the Haisla First Nation and contains culturally modified trees. There are remains of a Grumman Widgeon plane wreck on the beach and intertidal area at the south end of the bay. The Grumman Widgeon was a small, 5-6 person, twin engine, amphibious aircraft that was produced from 1941-1955. It is similar to the larger Grumman Goose.
- Wildlife: Eagle Bay Park supports species diversity due to its proximity to a nearby river estuary, the marine environment and the sheltered inlet. The site provides important over-wintering habitat for waterfowl. Two unnamed creeks draining into the south end of Eagle Bay are used by spawning Coho, Pink, and Chum salmon.
- Management Planning Information
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Cabins / Huts
Prior approval is needed for the use of the Haisla First Nation cabins. Please contact the Haisla Nation at 250-639-9361 (ext. 207 or 213).
A trapper’s cabin built by the Haisla First Nation is available for public use. The cabin is 15’ x 12’ with 2 double bunk beds, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Be prepared to sleep outside if the cabin is full. UTM coordinates are: Zone 9U 5961126 m North; 0519297 m East.
Pit or Flush Toilets
UTM coordinates for the toilet chest are: Zone 9U 5961115 m North; 0519340 m East.