In This Park

Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Smoking is prohibited
During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.

Jesse Falls Protected Area

About This Park

Jesse Falls Provincial ParkJesse Falls Park protects a small area around a 10-metre high freshwater waterfall that drains directly out of Jesse Lake and directly into the ocean.

The falls are a scenic focal point along the Douglas Channel.

Park Size: 32 ha

Location

  • Location Map
  • Jesse Falls Protected Area is located roughly 25 km southeast of Kitimat on the west side of Kitimat Arm. It can be found on chart 3743 (Douglas Channel) and on NTS Map Sheet # 103 H/15 (Kitimat Arm). Access is by boat only.

    Nature and Culture

    Management Planning

    Management Planning Information
    • Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.

    Activities Available at this Park

    Canoeing

    Canoeing

    Good kayaking and canoeing opportunities on Jesse Lake. For you safety, please avoid paddling near the falls.
    Fishing

    Fishing

    Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
    Hunting

    Hunting

    The park is open to hunting. Please refer to the British Columbia Hunting Regulations for more information.
    Swimming

    Swimming

    Swimming is possible in Jesse Lake and in the ocean, but the water is cold all season long. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
    Winter Recreation

    Winter Recreation

    The park is accessible year-round.

    Facilities Available at this Park

    Campfires

    Campfires

    Campfires are permitted. Firewood is not provided. If you must have a fire, please burn only dead and down wood, and be sure to extinguish the fire fully. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil so please use it conservatively, if at all. We encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of campfires and using camp stoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented.
    Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

    Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

    Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
    Winter Camping

    Winter Camping

    There is winter camping in the park. The park is accessible year-round.