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Huchsduwachsdu Nuyem Jees / Kitlope Heritage Conservancy


Backcountry camping

Backcountry camping is allowed, but facilities may not be are provided. All sites are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Campsite locations:

  • Kemano Community Association campsite on N. side Kitlope River: Lat. 53º 12.865’ N; Long. 127º 50.636’ W
  • Hill/Amos campsite on E. side of Kitlope Lk.: Lat. 53º 07.687’ N; Long. 127º 46.717’ W
  • Rediscovery campsite on E. side of Kitlope Lk.: Lat. 53º 06.305’ N; Long. 127º 46.412’ W

There is a BC Parks/Watchmen Cabin on the south side of the Kitlope River (Lat. 53º 12.95’ N; Long. 127º 51.78’ W) – it is not available for public use or camping.

Pit or flush toilets
Some back country pit toilets are available for public use at the Miskusa Indian Reserve (IR #16), BC Parks Cabin, and the two campsites at Kitlope Lake.
While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented.
There are no developed trails at this park. Use caution when exploring the backcountry/wilderness area.
Good swimming sites can be found along Kitlope Lake. There is a very nice beach area at the Rediscovery Campsite on Kitlope Lake.
There are paddling, canoeing and kayaking opportunities at this park. Good paddling on Kitlope Lake and Tezwa River.

There are fishing opportunities for trout/char and salmon. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Wildlife viewing
Wildlife viewing is available along the Kitlope estuary, lakes, and rivers.
Pets on leash
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.

This Conservancy is open to hunting during lawful hunting seasons but is closed to Grizzly Bear hunting. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information.