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K'tisgaidz/MacDonald Bay Conservancy
About This Conservancy
This conservancy is located on the west side of Gil Island along Squally Channel. MacDonald Bay is a snug, sheltered anchorage that is ideally situated for small boats heading for the outer coast, and is a registered boat haven. It consists of a narrow river-like entrance channel that opens into two small bays. Local boaters and fishermen commonly stop and anchor up in the bay overnight. Fresh water can be obtained from streams that enter into the bay.
Conservancy Size: 482 ha
Know Before You Go
- The entrance to MacDonald Bay is narrow and is best navigated at high tide. Boaters should exercise caution and use good judgement; the entrance is narrow and water depth can be limited.
- There are no roads or trails in this wilderness area.
Location and Maps
- Reference: Marine Chart #3742 (Otter Passage to McKay Reach).
- Reference: 1:50,000 scale Topographic Map #103 H/3 (Gil Island).
Kitimat Visitor Information Centre:PO Box 214
2109 Forest Avenue
Kitimat, BC, Canada V8C 2G7
phone: 250-632-6294 or 1-800-664-6554
Maps and Brochures
Nature and Culture
HistoryK’tisgaidz/MacDonald Bay Conservancy was designated as a conservancy on May 31, 2007 following recommendations from the North Coast Land and Resource Management Plan.
Cultural HeritageThe conservancy is in the asserted traditional territories of the Gitga’at and Gitxaala First Nations. Use the below link for more information or to contact these First Nations.
- Gitga'at First Nation
- Gitxaala First Nation: No website at this time.
PO Box 149
Kitkatla, BC V0V 1C0
ConservationThe conservancy protects a popular small bay that is used for safe boat anchorage, fishing, and camping. It also protects some small coastal lakes, streams and coastal wildlife habitat that include marine foreshore and intertidal areas.
WildlifeGeneral Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
- Management Planning Information
- Online Management planning information for this conservancy is not available at this time.