Lax Kwil Dziidz/Fin Conservancy protects all of Fin Island, along with its surrounding islets, rocks, bays and foreshore. Located within the Hecate Lowland and North Coast Fjords Ecosection, this rocky island protects high archaeological, cultural, and bio-diversity values.
The Island has three sheltered bays (Brant, Curlew, Hawk) which are used by recreational boaters and saltwater anglers for sheltered anchorage and shore visits for picnics.
Established Date: July 13, 2006
Conservancy Size:1,902 ha
This conservancy is open to hunting during lawful hunting seasons. Please check the BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.
Lax Kwil Dziidz/Fin Conservancy is only accessible by boat and located about 17 km southwest of Hartley Bay and 100 km southwest of Kitimat. Fin Island is located at the north end of Squally Channel, between Farrant Island and Gil 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
Lax Kwil Dziidz/Fin Conservancy was designated as a conservancy on July 14, 2006 following recommendations from the North Coast Land and Resource Management Plan.
The conservancy is in the asserted traditional territories of the Gitga’at and Gitxaala First Nations. The conservancy contains one known archaeological site (pre-contact shell middens) and continues to be used by local First Nations for the harvest of clams and other foods. There is one Indian Reserve (IR #6; “Lachkul”) on the island, which is located west of Howard Islet. Use the below links for more information or to contact these First Nations.
The conservancy protects a whole coastal island containing undisturbed old-growth forests of cedar and hemlock, small lakes, ponds and wetlands, coastal wildlife habitat, including the marine foreshore and intertidal areas.
Wolves and deer can be seen on Fin Island. Humpback whales, killer whales, Dall’s porpoises, Pacific white-sided dolphins and harbour seals can also be seen in the waters near Fin Island.
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.