Nuchatlitz 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.
BC Parks is advising the public of recent wolf presence and activity at Nuchatlitz Provincial Park on the small islands throughout park.
If you're visiting these areas, please be very aware of their presence and adhere to the following precautions and notify the BC Conservation Officer RAPP line at 1 877 952-7277 if you encounter wolves with overly curious or aggressive behaviors.
All visitors to the park are requested to refer to the Visitors Safety Information section on proper food storage and bear safety.
About This Park
Nuchatlitz Provincial Park encompasses the very northwest tip of Nootka Island and a large number of small island groups. This picturesque area is perfect for exploring by kayak and paddlers can enjoy meandering through these peaceful islands, pulling out at random locations to camp as they see fit. A wealth of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts exists, including boating, sport fishing, camping and wildlife viewing within the park and its surrounding area.
The maze of islets and reefs that make up Nuchatlitz Provincial Park offer excellent opportunities to study intertidal life in the many tide pools that can be found throughout the area. These remote islands offer both exposed coast and protected waters for paddling, quiet coves and a multitude of beaches.
Established Date: April 30, 1996
Park Size: 2,105 hectares (442 hectares of upland, 1,663 hectares of foreshore)
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Nature and Culture
- Cultural Heritage: The park encompasses a number of archaeological sites. Nuchatlitz Provincial Park borders a seasonally occupied First Nations village site of the same name.
- Conservation: The park protects a great diversity of flora and fauna within an extensive range of terrestrial, intertidal and marine environments. The shoreline is an area of importance for its herring spawning values, which makes it significant for migrating Gray whales. The park also protects sea otter and Marbled Murrelet habitat and rare, red-listed marine algae. Nuchatlitz Provincial Park is an excellent place to study intertidal life, as many tide pools can be found throughout the maze of islets and reefs that make up the park.