The Ksi X’anmaas (Kwinamass River) Conservancy is adjacent to Khutzeymateen/K’tzim-a-deen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary inlet and protects important grizzly bear habitat. The conservancy protects a large estuary with sedge flats and inter-tidal habitats rich in food sources for grizzly bears.
Low lying passes between Ksi’anmaas and K’tzim-a-deen provide travel corridors for the grizzly bears that utilise both watersheds. The Ksi X’anmaas Conservancy is an important salmon bearing stream providing opportunities for angling in a wilderness setting.
Conservancy Size: 33,581 hectares – 33,382 hectares of upland and 199 hectares of foreshore
Date Established: June 27, 2008
Prince Rupert Visitor Centre:
100 First Ave West
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A8
The Ksi X’anmaas Conservancy protected areas is located approximately 45 kilometres northwest of Prince Rupert and 10 kilometres north of Lax Kwa’ alaams in the Coast Ranges. Access to the Ksi X’anmaas Conservancy Protected Areas is primarily by boat.
Reference: Marine Charts #3994
Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
The Ksi X’anmaas River provides excellent salmon and stealhead fishing in a wilderness setting. 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.
The park is open to hunting. The conservancy is part of the Nass-Skeena Grizzly Bear Management Area where the hunting of grizzly bears is prohibited. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information.
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.