K’ootz/Khutze Conservancy is located on the east side of Princess Royal Channel, along the Inside Passage route. It shares its northern boundary with Q’altanaas/Aaltanhash Conservancy.
Khutze Conservancy protects a very scenic fiord, the entire watershed of the Khutze River, scenic mountains, coastal old-growth forests, high value grizzly bear habitat, salmon spawning streams, marbled murrelets and low-elevation Sitka spruce forests. It also provides a protected anchorage (with scenic waterfalls) adjacent to the main Inside Passage route where visitors can spend a night to rest, fish or watch wildlife.
Established Date: July 13, 2006
Conservancy Size: 34,168 hectares
Wilderness camping is allowed; no facilities are provided. Reservations are not accepted at this conservancy and all sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.
There are opportunities to fish for trout and salmon in Khutze River. Please consult the appropriate non-tidal fishing regulations for more information. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate license.
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Dogs are not allowed on shore in the estuary. This is to prevent disturbance of the bears, and for the protection of dogs and their owners.
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.
K’ootz/Khutze Conservancy is only accessible by boat or floatplane and is located about 65 km southeast of Hartley Bay, 55 km north of Klemtu and 110 km south of Kitimat. It is located along the east side of Princess Royal Channel (Inside Passage route) and east of Princess Royal 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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