Gitnadoiks River Protected Area is located in the heart of the Kitimat Ranges of the Coast Mountains. The Kitimat Ranges are characterized by dome-like granite mountains with many sheer bare faces and numerous waterfalls. Elevations within the park range from about 100 metres in the valley bottom to about 1,800 metres on the surrounding ridges and peaks.
Angling enthusiasts should take note of the excellent sport fishing opportunities available in the park. At least 13 species of fish occur in the area, including Pacific salmon (five species), rainbow and cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden char, and mountain whitefish.
There is one backcountry public use cabin located on Alastair Lake. There is also a private cabin and a permit-approved private trappers cabin not authorized for public use.
Wilderness camping is allowed; no facilities are provided. There is no road access to this protected area.
No firewood or fire rings are available. If you have to make a fire, keep it minimal, make sure it is extinguished, please spread ashes and rocks about.
There are canoeing and kayaking opportunities in this protected area. Visitors must be experienced paddlers capable of traveling in strong river currents. Technical navigation is required. Flash flooding often occurs after rain events.
Angling enthusiasts should take note of the excellent sport fishing opportunities available in the park. At least 13 species of fish including Pacific salmon, rainbow and cutthroat trout, dolly varden char, and mountain whitefish occur in the area. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
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.
Hunting is allowed in the protected area. Please check the BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.
The protected area is located approximately 50 km west of Terrace on the south side of the Skeena River. The closest boat launch is located at Exchamsiks River Provincial Park. The closest communities, towns and cities are Terrace (50 km east of the protected area), Port Edward (80 km west of the protected area) and Prince Rupert (90 km west of the protected area).
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.