Nuchatlitz

Type: Boat Access Only Wilderness Camping

Open: Year round

Fees: None

Reservations: No

Toilets: Pit toilets are located at Rosa Island and at some of these other sites.
Showers: No
Potable Water: No
Pets: Yes, on leash
Garbage: Pack it out
Fire Pit: No, Leave no Trace  (Check for fire ban)
Hydro: No
Sanidump: No
Accessible: No
Description: The maze of islets and reefs that make up Nuchatlitz Provincial Park offer excellent opportunities to study intertidal life in the many tide pools that can be found throughout the area. These remote islands offer both exposed coast and protected waters for paddling, quiet coves and a multitude of beaches.

Things to Do: 

Boating - Sea canoeing and kayaking is very popular in this area. Little Espinosa Inlet on Vancouver Island (located on the road to Fair Harbour from Zeballos) is the nearest put in point for kayakers. Other locations are available from Tahsis. A number of commercial kayak operators offer tours to this area. Paddling features include protected waters amongst the island groups, however there are some exposed west coast paddling dangers on the west side of the park, such as high winds, tidal currents and exposed rocks.

Fishing - This area is one of the more popular salt-water sports fishing destinations on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The protected waters among the island groups are home to Chinook, coho, chum and pink salmon and a variety of rockfish.

Hunting - Portions of this park are open to hunting for specific species. Hunters must have valid licences and tags. P

Scuba Diving - This area offers excellent cold water SCUBA diving opportunities.

Swimming - Use caution when swimming from beaches facing the open ocean, watch for rip tides, undertows, and rough waves.

Wildlife Viewing - This park offers ample opportunities for visitors to see a variety of marine life, including Grey whales, seals, sea lions and sea otters, as well as numerous birds. The Nuchatlitz is home to one of the largest sea otter populations on the west coast of North America. Once hunted to extinction in this area, the sea otter was reintroduced in the late 1960’s and now thrives.

Rules: BC Parks Policy. Practice Leave no Trace and BC Backcountry Camping Ethics

Operated by: BC Provincial Parks

Number of Sites: 0

Map: Park Map

Website: BC Parks

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