Mahpahkum-Ahkwuna Deserters-Walker Conservancy

Mahpahkum-Ahkwuna Deserters-Walker Conservancy
Mahpahkum-Ahkwuna Deserters-Walker Conservancy. Photo courtesy of Panoramio (14626470).
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Mahpahkum-Ahkwuna Deserters-Walker Conservancy is a protected area on BC’s South-Central Coast.

Mahpahkum-Ahkwuna Deserters-Walker Conservancy

The Mahpahkum-Ahkwuna/Deserters-Walker Conservancy is comprised of forested islands, bare rocky islets and wave-wracked reefs in the middle of the northern entrance to Queen Charlotte Strait. As part of the Inside Passage, these waters are one of the busiest marine highways on the coast. The islands also form a series of stepping stones, providing protection for small boaters crossing the strait from Vancouver Island, to access the cruising grounds along the mainland coast.

Two small ‘Nakwaxda’xw village sites were once located in areas that are now part of the conservancy. These village sites, and the waters around these islands, were, and continue to be extremely important for seasonal marine harvesting activities.

Overview provided by BC Parks

Related First Nations

  • Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations