This remote and difficult-to-access park on the east side of Hesquiat Lake can only be reached by boat or float plane. Situated in Clayoquot Sound northeast of Hesquiat Harbour on the west coast of Vancouver Island, the park protects mature forests of Western hemlock, Western red cedar and lodgepole pine. There are no developed facilities at this rugged wilderness park, although opportunities exist for nature appreciation and backcountry lake fishing in this unspoiled area. Due to the difficult access however, this park receives few visitors.
This park offers opportunities for remote, backcountry fishing on Hesquiat Lake, however access to this lake is very difficult. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Portions of this park are open to hunting for specific species. Hunters must have valid licences and tags. Please refer to current printed Hunting and BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations and Synopsis publication for closures and regulations.
Hesquiat Lake Provincial Park is located in Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island, north of Tofino. The park is situated on the east side of Hesquiat Lake, northeast of Hesquiat Harbour. This difficult-to-access park can only be reached by floatplane or by boat via Hesquiat Harbour. Nearby communities include: Tofino, Hot Springs Village, Flores Island, Ahousat.
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.