Qwiquallaaq/Boat Bay Conservancy protects forested lands, protected bays and coves, small islands, and cliffs, and supports a natural and scenic setting for visitors.
The conservancy is located in the Johnstone Strait, directly across from the Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve, a reserve that protects key habitat for killer whales and prevents their harassment.
The Qwiquallaaq/Boat Bay Conservancy was identified for consideration as a protected area as a result of the Central Coast Land and Resource Management Plan planning process. Following Government to Government discussions between the Province and First Nations, the central coast land use decisions (February 7, 2006) confirmed that Qwiquallaaq/Boat Bay would become a conservancy. The area was legally designated as Qwiquallaaq/Boat Bay Conservancy in Spring 2007.
The conservancy contains a rustic campground and picnic sites used by small boaters, especially kayakers. A seasonal killer whale monitoring and research camp is also present as well as anchorages at Boat Bay and just outside the entrance to Growler Cove for recreational and commercial boaters.