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Hisnit River Watershed Protected Area

Important Notice Attention Visitors – Important Notice! Show/hide public advisories

  • Access to this protected area may be restricted

    BC Parks is advising potential visitors to this park/protected area/ecological reserve that local First Nations are in a continued state of emergency due to COVID-19. Visitors may find access to these locations restricted due to roadblocks on lands managed by local First Nations. Most services in these communities remain closed and visitors are being refused entry.

  • Protected Area renamed to Hisnit River Watershed Protected Area

    To recognize Indigenous history and culture, the Power River Watershed Protected Area has been renamed the Hisnit River Watershed Protected Area. The protected area is significant to the Ka:’yu:k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ (Kie-you-cut and Chek-le-seth) First Nations since the Power River Estuary is the location of a former village site called Hisnit.

About This Protected Area

Hisnit River Watershed Protected Area was established in March 2011 to fulfill Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement commitments with regards to the Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations’ harvest of Monumental Cedar and Cypress for cultural purposes.

This protected area protects almost the entire Hisnit River watershed, including Power Lake.

Protected Area Size: 1,680 hectares
Date Established: April 11, 2011

Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.

This protected area is located approximately 35 kilometres from Kyuquot, adjacent to Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park (a.k.a. Mquqᵂin Provincial Park) and Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations Lands at the Power River Estuary (Hisnit).

Management Planning