Quatsino Provincial Park offers some of the most scenic protected coastline in the Quatsino Sound area. This undeveloped park protects some of the largest old-growth trees that texture Quatsino’s rich coastline. Situated along the popular Quatsino Sound kayak touring route, this park can be used by visitors as an overnight stopover or as a scenic place to enjoy a picnic.
Interior areas of Quatsino Provincial Park encompass a wilderness lake where visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. People visiting Koprino Lake are advised to use caution when approaching the lake as there is no maintained trail system to gain access.
Quatsino Provincial Park is primarily a marine-access recreational park. There are no established campsites or maintained trails within the park. Overnight camping is recommended only at the adjacent estuary campsites. This is a wilderness park that is not regularly patrolled. Please practice no trace camping while visiting the park.
Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. Most visitors choose to camp on the beach at Quatsino. Campers must be totally self-sufficient; no fee is charged.
While fires are allowed, we encourage visitors to conserve the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using stoves instead. If you must use a campfire, please practice “ Leave No Trace” camping ethics.
Fishing is permitted as per provincial and federal fishing regulations. All anglers should check the current regulations issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada prior to fishing. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash and under control all times. 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. Pet owners should ensure their dogs do not enter streams used for drinking water as they can be carriers of Giardia. Please water your pet well away from drinking water sources.
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets, due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
There are no opportunities for cycling in this park.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Quatsino Provincial Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.
Portions of this park are open to hunting for specific species. Hunters must have valid licences and tags. Please refer to the current Hunting and Trapping Regulations and Synopsis publication for closures and regulations.
Quatsino Park is located on the west coast of northern Vancouver Island on the north side of Quatsino Sound. The park can be accessed by following the active forestry road between Port Hardy and Holberg. Once in Holberg, follow the Koprino Bay Main, and then turn left onto Simpson Main. From there turn right onto the S 200 road until you reach the park boundary (approximately 30 km from Holberg).
Marine travelers can launch their boats at neighbouring Koprino Harbour, which is accessible at the end of the Koprino Main road. Alternately they could launch from Winter Harbour, Coal Harbour or Port Alice.
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.