Hisnit River Watershed Protected Area was established in March 2011 to fulfill Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement commitments with regards to the Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations’ harvest of Monumental Cedar and Cypress for cultural purposes.
This protected area protects almost the entire Hisnit River watershed, including Power Lake.
This protected area is located approximately 35 kilometres from Kyuquot, adjacent to Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park (a.k.a. Mquqᵂin Provincial Park) and Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations Lands at the Power River Estuary (Hisnit).
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.