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Lax ka’Gass/Campania Conservancy


Marine-accessible camping

Wilderness camping is allowed; no facilities are provided. Marine access only. All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wilderness camping
Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed but no facilities are provided. Marine access only. All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Winter camping
There are winter camping opportunities in this conservancy, as it can be accessed year-round.
No firewood or fire rings are provided. If you must make a fire, please keep it minimal. We encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of campfires and using camp stoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented during extremely hot weather conditions. Before you leave, make sure the campfire is extinguished and spread the ashes and rocks about.
Although there are no established trails in the conservancy, hiking can be enjoyed through the rolling granitic hills and scrub forests on the west side of the island. It is also possible to hike across the middle of the island (east-west), following the valley bottom and the chain of mid island lakes.
Adventurous and experienced canoeists or kayakers may enjoy exploring the many inlets, bays and shorelines in this conservancy. There are some nice white sand beaches in McMicking Inlet. Wilderness and backcountry camping is allowed. Kayak rentals are available in Prince Rupert.

Excellent tidal water fishing opportunities for salmon and groundfish. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence. Fishing licenses are available for purchase in Kitimat and Prince Rupert. Please refer to current fishing regulations.

Wildlife viewing
Wolves, otters, 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.
Scuba diving
There are opportunities for scuba diving in the many inlets and bays of this conservancy. The water clarity is best during winter and spring.

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