Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy

Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy
Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy. Photo courtesy of Panoramio (Grant Hiebert).
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Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy is a protected area on BC’s Central Coast.

Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy

The Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy is managed under an agreement between the Heiltsuk Nation and the Province of British Columbia to co-operatively attain conservation and recreation objectives for the area.

This agreement will also allow the Heiltsuk Nation to access land and resources for their use within the Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy in accordance with their aboriginal rights.

Encompassing both land and sea, Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy is the largest provincial marine protected area on the British Columbia coast. Located approximately 130 km north of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island and 115 km southwest of Bella Coola, Hakai has no developed facilities and can only be accessed by sea or air.


Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy. Photo courtesy of Panoramio (PaulH73).
Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy. Photo courtesy of Panoramio (PaulH73).

Sited within the Hecate Lowland ecosection, which is represented by a large archipelago of outstanding natural beauty, Hakai boasts such special features as lagoons, reversing tidal rapids, tombolos, and white-sand beaches.

With exposed shorelines, forested hills, a beguiling array of large and small islands, white-sand beaches, and all-weather anchorages, Hakai has a varied and scenic coastline. It is the dramatic contrast between marine and terrestrial landscapes that makes Hakai unique within the BC provincial park and protected area system.

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Related First Nations

  • Heiltsuk Nation
  • Wuikinuxv Nation