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Marine-accessible camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but not recommended.

  • No facilities are provided.
  • High frequency of bear activity.
  • These are often areas of cultural sensitivity.
  • Sleeping on-board your vessel is recommended.
  • Camping is not permitted [PDF] in the Láiq (Mussel Inlet) Special Management Area except at the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Guardian Cabin.

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. You can conserve firewood and air quality by keeping your campfire small. Be prepared to bring a portable stove for cooking.

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There are opportunities for sea kayaking in this conservancy. Sea kayakers find Fiordland well worth visiting, however, there are very few camping sites due to the steep topography of the area. Outflow winds are a major hazard, exacerbated by the scarcity of safe landing spots. Be prepared to spend days on shore waiting for safe conditions.


Fishing for groundfish or salmon is possible. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Note: the entire coast is closed to bivalve harvest (i.e. clams and mussels) due to the risk of red tide, which causes paralytic shellfish poisoning. 

Pets on leash

Pets and 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.

Pets are not permitted on shore in the Láiq Special Management Area, except in the designated dog walking area.


This park is open to hunting. Please refer to the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.

Firearms are restricted below 1000 m [PDF] within the Láiq (Mussel Inlet) Special Management Area. It is illegal to hunt grizzly bears and spirit bears in Fiordland Conservancy.