Kitson Island Marine Provincial Park
About This Park
Kitson Island and Kitson Islet, at the mouth of the Skeena River, are both included in this Marine Park. The small sandy island is popular with kayakers and other small craft users for wilderness camping.
Park Size: 44.7 hectares
- The water around the island can be rough, particularly when wind opposes the current.
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park. There is no fresh water source on the island.
- There are no developed trails in the park.
Location and Maps
Near the mouth of the Skeena River, 5 km south of Port Edward. The closest communities, towns and cities are Port Edward and Prince Rupert.
Nature and Culture
- History - Established as a Class A park June 14, 1993.
- Wildlife - Large herds of seals and sea lions following salmon heading for the Skeena River rest on the sandbanks.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears but if you must take them, dogs should be under control to avoid any potential problem with wildlife.