Fiordland Conservancy

Mussel Inlet, Fiordland Conservancy. Photo by Brodie Guy.
Mussel Inlet, Fiordland Conservancy. Photo by Brodie Guy.
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Fiordland Conservancy is a protected area on BC’s Central Coast.

Fiordland Conservancy

Fiordland Conservancy is a large marine park, encompassing Kynoch and Mussel Inlets, their estuaries and the surrounding mountainous landscape.

Fiordland’s scenery is very impressive. The area includes one of the finest examples of glacially gouged fiords on the British Columbia coast, where sheer granite cliffs rise more than 1000 metres. From the water, view the soaring peaks of the Coast Mountains, dense coastal forests, imposing waterfalls and lush river estuaries.

 

Fiordland Conservancy. Photo by Cael Cook, courtesy of <a href="http://www.spiritbear.com/">Spirit Bear Lodge</a>.
Fiordland Conservancy. Photo by Cael Cook, courtesy of Spirit Bear Lodge.

The deep fiords and steep valleys allow little shore space for travel or camping. The vegetation is lush and grows high, obscuring visibility. This area is home to both grizzly and black bears, so travelling on shore can be dangerous and is not recommended unless you are experienced in backcountry wilderness travel.

Fiordland Conservancy is located within the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation territory and is co-managed under an agreement between the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation and the Province of British Columbia. BC Parks and the Kitasoo/Xai’xais are dedicated to the protection of natural environments for the inspiration, use, and enjoyment of all visitors. Together they are working hard to preserve this pristine wilderness.

Fjordland Conservancy. Photo by <a href="http://www.brodieguy.com/">Brodie Guy.</a>
Fjordland Conservancy. Photo by Brodie Guy.

Overview provided by BC Parks

 

 

Related First Nations

  • Kitasoo / Xai’xais Nation