Lax Kul Nii Luutiksm/Bonilla Conservancy

Lax Kul Nii Luutiksm-Bonilla Conservancy.
Lax Kul Nii Luutiksm-Bonilla Conservancy. Photo courtesy of Panoramio (105903633).
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Lax Kul Nii Luutiksm/Bonilla Conservancy is located on BC’s North Coast.

Lax Kul Nii Luutiksm/Bonilla Conservancy

Lax Kul Nii Luutiksm/Bonilla Conservancy is a rocky island off the northwest coast of Banks Island. The area is home to a pre-contact Gitxaala village site. The island is subject to heavy battering during storms, and receives significant rainfall.

The area supports some isolated productive seabird colonies, which unlike colonies on larger islands, do not experience predation by mink. On the west side of the conservancy is the Bonilla Island Lighthouse Station which was the last light house to be established in British Columbia in 1960. The adjacent rocky islets are used as sea lion haul-outs.

Overview provided by BC Parks

Related First Nations

  • Gitxaala Nation