K’lgaan/Klekane Conservancy is located on the east side of Princess Royal Channel, along the Inside Passage route. Klekane Conservancy shares its south and east boundaries with adjacent Q’altanaas/Aaltanhash Conservancy.
This conservancy protects grizzly bears, salmon and marbled murrelets and low elevation Sitka spruce forests. It also provides a protected anchorage adjacent to the main Inside Passage route where visitors can spend a night to rest, fish or soak in a small hot springs.
Special Feature: A bath house (8’ x 12’) with a concrete block pool (8 ’x 8’) is available so that park visitors may enjoy soaking in the warm and odorless hot springs water. The hot springs water comes out of a crevice in the granodiorite bedrock about 150 metres away from the bath house. It flows out at a rate of about 10.4 litres per minute. Water temperature at the source is about 53.2 degrees Celsius and about 41.3 degrees Celsius in the bath house.
The hot springs bath house is located at the northeastern end of the estuary; about a 5 minute walk in at high tide and about 20 metres from a small stream. The UTM coordinates are: Zone 09U; 5899700 m North; 0521289 m east. The hot springs water is not suitable for drinking.
Established Date: July 28, 2006
Conservancy Size: 18,272 ha
Wilderness camping is allowed. Reservations are not accepted at this conservancy and all sites and facilities are on a first-come, first-served basis.
There are opportunities to fish for trout and salmon in Klekane River. Please consult the appropriate non-tidal fishing regulations for more information. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate license.
This Conservancy is open to hunting during lawful hunting seasons but is closed to Grizzly Bear hunting. Please check the BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.
K’lgaan/Klekane Conservancy is only accessible by boat or floatplane and is located about 45 km southeast of Hartley Bay, 65 km north of Klemtu and 90 km south of Kitimat. It is located along the east side of Princess Royal Channel (Inside Passage route), by Work Island.
Kitimat Visitor Information Centre
PO Box 214
2109 Forest Avenue
Kitimat, BC, Canada V8C 2G7
Phone: 250-632-6294 or 1-800-664-6554
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