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Kleanza Creek Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Pets must be on a leash at all times
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in day-use, beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. You and your pets can access Kleanza Creek for your enjoyment along the Kleanza Creek-side Trail which can be accessed at the downstream side of the day-use/beach area or from trailhead near site #1. Thank you for your cooperation.
About This Park
Kleanza Creek Provincial Park is located amongst the forests and rock canyons in the Coast Mountains. Occupying frontage on the Skeena River and on both sides of Kleanza Creek, the park is of historical significance.
Kleanza means gold in the Gitxsan language and it was this metal that influenced the early history of the park site. Placer mining for gold was first carried out in the creek in the late 1890s.
Date Established: March 16, 1956
Park Size: 216 hectares
Know Before You Go
- In the interests of safety, firearms are prohibited.
- Motor vehicles, including motorcycles, ATVs and similar vehicles are restricted to vehicle roads and parking areas.
- In the interests of protecting the park’s ecology, rock hunting and collecting are not permitted.
- The nearest sani-station facilities can be found in Terrace, approximately 15 km west of the park.
- More information on Wildlife Safety
Location and Maps
Maps and Brochures
Nature and Culture
- History: Kleanza means gold in the Gitxsan language and it was this metal that influenced the early history of the park site. Placer mining for gold was first carried out on the creek in the late 1890s when men shoveled gravel from the bars into sluice boxes. This process proved unsatisfactory because there was too much water in the creek and the bedrock was too deep for handwork. Remains of the Cassiar Hydraulic Mining Company operations can be found above the beautiful rock canyon.
- Conservation: The park protects the Kleanza Creek Canyon and important salmon spawning habitat in the area.
- Wildlife: Migrating pink (humpback) salmon may be seen each fall as they spawn in the creek completing their life cycle that began two years previously in the same spot.
Activities Available at this Park
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Some facilities in the park are wheelchair-accessible.
Pit or Flush Toilets
Vehicle Accessible Camping
There is a gate and it is locked from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am. Pay phones are not available. The nearest store is approximately 15 km away in Terrace.