Stair Creek Conservancy protects Stair Creek watershed and contains steep, southeast facing forests, which provide a good example of productive old-growth forests containing yellow cedar, red cedar and hemlock trees. The ground rises steeply from the north side of Douglas Channel in a series of relatively nutrient-rich hills made of folded and banded/layered metamorphic bedrock (schist and gneiss) which can be seen along the shoreline. Stair Creek, which runs through the middle of the conservancy, has waterfalls and is not accessible by boats.
Conservancy Size: 932 ha
Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.
There are winter camping opportunities in this conservancy, as it can be accessed year-round.
Firewood is not provided. If you must have a fire, please burn only dead and down wood, and be sure to fully extinguish the fire when done. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil so please use it conservatively, if at all. We encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of campfires and using camp stoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented during extremely hot weather conditions.
Lakelse-Douglas Channel Area_map
Stair Creek Conservancy is only accessible by boat and is located 45 km southwest of Kitimat and 35 km northeast of Hartley Bay. It is located on the north side of Douglas Channel and is bordered to the east and north with Foch-Gilttoyees Park.
Visitor Information Centre:
Kitimat Visitor Information Centre
PO Box 214
2109 Forest Avenue
Kitimat, BC, Canada V8C 2G7
ph: 250-632-6294 or 1-800-664-6554
Stair Creek Conservancy was designated as a conservancy on May 31, 2007, following recommendations from the North Coast Land and Resource Management Plan.
The conservancy is in the asserted traditional territories of the Haisla, Gitga’at and Gitxaala First Nations. Use the below links for more information or to contact these First Nations.
PO Box 149
Kitkatla, BC V0V 1C0
The conservancy protects the undisturbed old-growth forests and watershed of Stair Creek.
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.