Thulme Falls Conservancy was established as part of government’s land use decision for the North Coast planning area. Thulme Falls Conservancy protects Thulme Falls, which is a highly scenic waterfall that drops directly into Quottoon Inlet. The waterfall is a local tourist attraction. The conservancy is part of a system of marine protected areas and anchorages along the north coast in the Portland Canal/Work Channel area. There are no facilities in the conservancy.
Conservancy Size: 64 hectares – 53 hectares of upland and 11 hectares of foreshore
Date Established: June 27, 2008
The conservancy is located approximately 20 kilometres northeast of Prince Rupert.
Cultural Heritage: The Coast Tsimshian have strong cultural interests, including the desire to pursue their traditional activities as they have done for millennia, in a manner that sustains the biological diversity and natural values of the area.
The conservancy is within the asserted traditional territories of the Coast Tsimshian, and specifically within the tribal area of the Gitsi’is Tribe, one of the nine tribes that together make up the Coast Tsimshian.
The Coast Tsimshian have numerous harvesting and gathering sites in the area, and in the adjacent and nearby foreshores and waterways. There are eighteen Indian Reserves located in Work Channel. To date, no known archaeological sites have been recorded within the conservancy although there are 33 documented archaeological sites along Work Channel thus far. The lack of identified archaeological sites in Thulme Falls Conservancy is typical for the British Columbia north coast where few detailed archaeological assessments have been completed. Future archeological site inventories may yet identify additional cultural heritage and archaeological resources within the conservancy.
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.