In This Conservancy

Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Conservancy Contact

BC Parks
West Coast Regional Office
Phone: 1-250-751-3100
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Smoking is prohibited
During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.

Catto Creek Conservancy

Important Notice Attention Visitors – Important Notice! Show/hide public advisories

  • This is a very remote area. Any visitors must be self sufficient and fully prepared. It is recommended that visitors carry a Satellite Phone or handheld VHF radio in case of emergencies.

About This Conservancy

Catto Creek Conservancy contains part of the Silverthrone volcanic complex which lies near the coast in SW British Columbia NW of the head of Knight Inlet. Silverthrone is a roughly circular, 20-km-wide, deeply dissected caldera complex containing rhyolitic, dacitic and andesitic lava domes, flows and breccia.

Date Established: June 27, 2008
Conservancy Size: 7,249 Ha


For parks that accept reservations, all vehicle accessible campsites and group sites must be reserved through Discover Camping.

No facilities or campgrounds in Catto Creek Conservancy. Backcountry camping only. Currently there are no fees collected in this Conservancy.

Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. The nearest town is Campbell River which is 2 hours flying time south of the Conservancy. Flying time from Tatlayoko Lake is approximately 1 hour.

Maps and Brochures

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Location: Catto Creek Conservancy is located about 2 hrs flying time from Campbell River. Access is difficult as this conservancy is in a very remote location.

Nature and Culture

  • History - Catto Creek Conservancy was established August 23, 1973.
  • Conservation - The primary role of Catto Creek Conservancy is the preservation of geomorphological features known as “the paint pots”.

Management Planning

Activities Available at this Conservancy



Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate license.


There are no developed trails at this park.


The park is open to hunting. Guided and unguided hunting permitted in this Conservancy. Check with Hunting and Trapping Synopsis for regulations.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Owners are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.
Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

There are winter recreation opportunities in the park. The may be some potential for heli skiing in this Conservancy but at this time BC Parks is not aware of any taking place.

Facilities Available at this Conservancy



While campfires are permitted we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using camp stoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented during the operating season when fire restrictions are in place.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. This is a very remote area and users must be fully prepared and self sufficient if visiting this Conservancy. This should include carrying a VHF radio or Satellite Phone as any rescue from this area could be problematic.

Winter Camping

Winter Camping

There is Winter Camping in the park. Visitors must be fully prepared and self sufficient to camp in this Conservancy.