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Foch-Gilttoyees Protected Area


Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is permitted, but no facilities are provided.

Winter camping

Winter camping is permitted in the protected area. The protected area is accessible year-round.


Please conserve firewood. Limited burning hours may be in effect at some parks and fire bans may be implemented during extremely hot weather conditions. No firewood available. While campfires are allowed in this backcountry area, we encourage visitors to use campstoves for cooking purposes. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather wood for fires from the area unless required for emergency situations. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.


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


Both Foch Lagoon and Gilttoyees Inlet are scenic, sheltered bodies of water. Boaters should be aware that entry into Foch Lagoon involves passing through tidal rapids and should only be attempted at slack tide. Also, access to the area is via Douglas Channel which is frequently rough and unsuited to small boats.


There are opportunities for salmon and trout fishing in Foch River and Gilttoyees Creek. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have the appropriate licence.

Scuba diving

There are scuba diving opportunities in the park.


There are opportunities for climbing amongst the rocky walls, peaks and glaciers of Foch-Gilttoyees Park. Access is challenging as there are no trails in the park. There are spectacular granite walls along the sides of Gilttoyees Creek and valley.


Hunting is permitted in the park during lawful hunting season. Check Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis.