The Ugʷiwa’/Cape Caution Conservancy is a narrow strip of land along the mainland coast spanning from Allison Harbour in the south to Takush Harbour in the north. The conservancy boarders Queen Charlotte Strait. It contains exceptional beaches, scenic landscapes, large islands, small islets, rocky reefs, narrow passages, natural harbours, and one of the world’s fastest tidal rapids.
The conservancy presents both challenges and opportunities for recreational users. The waters off the coast can be dangerous, but there are a number of protected bays and coves, and sand beaches awaiting cruisers and kayakers.
The conservancy was identified for consideration as a protected area during 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 the outer coast, from Smith Inlet to Allison Harbour, would become a conservancy. This stretch of the central coast was legally designated as Ugʷiwa’/Cape Caution Conservancy in Spring 2007.
Conservancy Size: 25,685 hectares – 241 hectares of upland and 15,444 hectares of foreshore.
Date Established: May 31, 2007