These protected areas encompass 20,379 hectares around Thinahtea Lake and sections of the creek both north and south of the lake.
Thinahtea contains riparian habitats, wetlands and upland forests with important habitat for moose and waterfowl, including Trumpeter swans.
Protected Area Size:
Thinahtea South 16,705 ha
Thinahtea North 3,674 ha
Wilderness camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
Keep fires small in the back country. Campfires are permitted, however, no campfire pits are provided at this time.
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this protected area.
There are wildlife viewing opportunities for moose, grizzly bear, black bear, caribou and wolves.
Pets/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.
The protected area is open to hunting. All hunters to the area should refer to the current BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis.
Thinahtea Protected Area is located in the north east corner of the province near the confluence of Thinahtea Creek and the Petitot River, 170 km northeast of Fort Nelson. There are no designated roads near to the protected area.
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.