K’nabiyaaxl/Ashdown Conservancy protects all of Ashdown Island, along with its surrounding islets, rocks and foreshore. Located within the Hecate Lowland and North Coast Fjords Ecosection, this rocky island supports important migratory bird winter habitat. The conservancy also protects an important Steller sea lion haul-out.
Wilderness camping is allowed; no facilities are provided. All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Adventurous and experienced kayakers may enjoy exploring the shorelines in this conservancy.
This conservancy is open to hunting during lawful hunting seasons. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information.
K’nabiyaaxl/Ashdown Conservancy is only accessible by boat and is located about 40 km south of Hartley Bay and 120 km southwest of Kitimat. Ashdown Island is located at the south end of Whale Channel, between Princess Royal Island, Gil Island and Campania Island.
Kitimat Visitor Information Centre:
PO Box 214
2109 Forest Avenue
Kitimat, BC, Canada V8C 2G7
250-632-6294 or 1-800-664-6554
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.