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Wilderness camping

Wilderness, backcountry camping is allowed, but please tread lightly and use existing tent pads.

Winter camping
There are winter camping opportunities in this conservancy, as it can be accessed year-round.

No fires allowed after dark between March and September because the nocturnal birds are disoriented by light.

Firewood and campfire rings are not provided. If you must have a fire, please have it in the intertidal area, burn only dead and down wood, be sure to fully extinguish the fire when done and spread out the ashes and rocks. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil so please use it conservatively, if at all. 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.

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Swimming is possible in the ocean, but the water is cold all year-round and subject to strong tides. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.

Most recreational use is by kayakers and small vessels from adjacent communities. Kayakers use the conservancy as a strategic location when crossing from Prince Rupert to the Melville-Dundas Islands. The islands offer a protected lagoon with sandy beaches, as well as hiking and wildlife viewing. The shallow waters in the area have many fascinating reefs. The shallows south of the islands offer excellent fishing, making the Lucy Islands a popular destination for Prince Rupert residents.

Adventurous and experienced canoeists or kayakers may enjoy exploring the inlets, bays, lagoons, and shorelines in this conservancy. The many inlets can be sheltered and calm, with landing beaches available. Wilderness and backcountry camping is allowed on the provided tent platforms to protect the auklet nesting habitat. 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.

Wildlife viewing
Humpback whales, killer whales, Dall’s porpoises, Pacific white-sided dolphins, sea lions and harbour seals can be seen in the adjacent marine waters.
Scuba diving

There are opportunities for scuba diving in this marine conservancy. The water clarity is best during winter and spring.


Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.