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Ksgaxl/Stephens Island Conservancy


Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.

Campfires are permitted.
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Trail Information: There are no developed trails at this park.
Swimming is possible in the ocean, but the water is cold all year-round. There are no lifeguards on duty in the conservancy.
Adventurous and experienced canoeists or kayakers may enjoy exploring the inlets, bays, lagoons, lakes and shorelines in this conservancy. The many inlets can be sheltered and calm, with landing beaches available. Wilderness and backcountry camping is allowed. Kayak rentals are available in Prince Rupert.

Excellent tidal water fishing opportunities for salmon and groundfish. Please consult the appropriate non-tidal fishing regulations for more information. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate license. Fishing licenses are available for purchase in Kitimat and Prince Rupert. 

Salmon migration routes surround Stephens Island, but are mostly concentrated to the north of Stephens Island.

Wildlife viewing
Waterfowl, eagles, spawning salmon and the occasional deer can be seen in the conservancy. Humpback whales, killer whales, Dall’s porpoises, Pacific white-sided dolphins, sea lions and harbour seals can also be seen in the adjacent marine waters.
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.
Scuba diving
There are opportunities for scuba diving in this marine conservancy. The water clarity is best during winter and spring.

Scuba diving at the Tree Nob Group is excellent due to the high marine species diversity and large underwater reefs with marine plants including eelgrass up to two metres long.

This conservancy is open to hunting during lawful hunting seasons. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information.