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Wilderness camping

Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.


Fires should be used sparingly, as they are among the most serious visual impacts in the backcountry. Always carry a stove. Use it for most if not all of your cooking needs and only build a fire when it is safe and will not cause further damage or deplete wood supplies. 

Please check for campfire bans and the Fire Danger Rating for the area you are visiting before igniting a fire in the backcountry. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. 

To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. For more information on campfires in the backcountry, click here.

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There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park. For more information on canoeing or kayaking the Stikine/Spatsizi Rivers click here.

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

Horseback riding

A Letter of Permission is required for individuals or groups who wish to use horses within Pitman River Protected Area. To obtain a Letter of Permission, please contact the BC Parks Stikine Area Office at 250-771-4591. If there is no answer, please leave a detailed message stating your request for a Letter of Permission, your name, contact information and the date you wish to visit the park. BC Parks will return the call as soon as possible.


Hunting is permitted within Pitman River Protected Area. Please refer to current BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for seasons and bag limits.