Huchsduwachsdu Nuyemjees / Kitlope Heritage Conservancy

Huchsduwachsdu Nuyemjees - Kitlope Heritage Conservancy
Huchsduwachsdu Nuyemjees - Kitlope Heritage Conservancy. Photo by Sam Beebe/Ecotrust.
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Huchsduwachsdu Nuyemjees / Kitlope Heritage Conservancy is a protected area in BC’s Kalum Region.

Huchsduwachsdu Nuyemjees / Kitlope Heritage Conservancy

This park encompasses the world’s largest intact coastal temperate rainforest. This unique rainforest has old-growth trees over 800 years old.┬áThe Kitlope valley is an important habitat for marbled murrelets, bald eagles, moose, grizzly, black bear, wolf and waterfowl.

The Kitlope valley lies within the traditional territory of the Haisla First Nation, based out of Kitamaat Village. It takes a few hours to travel to the Kitlope by boat from Kitimat.

The best time to visit the area is in July and August, when the marine conditions and the weather are at their best. Along the way visitors can do some fishing; visit Weewanie or Shearwater Hot Springs; watch for whales, seals, eagles, mountain goats, and bears; and view the wonderful waterfalls, tall granite cliffs, and hanging glaciers along Gardner Canal. Visitors arriving in larger vessels can anchor just outside the estuary area (deeper water) and then take a smaller boat (jet boats are best) up the Kitlope River to Kitlope Lake.

Overview provided by BC Parks.

Related First Nations

  • Haisla Nation
  • Heiltsuk Nation