Owyacumish River Provincial Park and the adjoining Brim River Hot Springs Protected Area epitomize the rugged terrain and spectacular scenery of the BC north coast. Rivers flow through narrow valleys with steep, bare rock walls interspersed with numerous waterfalls; all of which are surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Coast Mountains, Kitimat Ranges.
The park contains old-growth forests, fish & wildlife habitat and scenic waterfalls. The remoteness and pristine condition of the area, in combination with the marine – freshwater interface, ensures high value habitat that is suitable for a wide range of wildlife species, from shorebirds to grizzly bears.
Established Date: May 20, 2004
Park Size: 805 hectares (803 ha upland, 2 ha foreshore)
Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
There are opportunities for fishing in Owyacumish River. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
The park is open to hunting. Please refer to the British Columbia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.
Owyacumish River Park is located on the north side of Gardner Canal, approximately 15 km west of Kemano Bay and about 70 km southeast of Kitamaat Village. Kitamaat Village and the city of Kitimat are the nearest communities to this park. Access is by boat only and Owyacumish River is not suitable for jet boat travel. Use Marine Chart #3745 (Gardner Canal) and NTS Map Sheet # 103 H/9 (Brim River).
Kitimat Visitor Information Centre
PO Box 214
2109 Forest Avenue
Kitimat, BC, Canada V8C 2G7
Phone: 250 632-6294 or 1-800-664-6554
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.