In This Conservancy

Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
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.

Simpson Lake East Conservancy

About This Conservancy

Simpson Lake East Conservancy Simpson Lake East Conservancy protects a small portion of land, water and forest at the eastern end of remote Simpson Lake, in the Hecate Lowlands Ecosection. Access into this wilderness area is difficult because there are no roads, trails, or marine boat access.

Conservancy Size: 54 ha

Special Notes:
  • There are no roads or trails in this wilderness area.
  • There are no facilities in the conservancy.

General Visitor Information:

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.


Simpson Lake East Conservancy is only accessible by float plane or helicopter and is located approximately 28 km NW of Hartley Bay and 74 km SW of Kitimat. It is located about 13 km NE of Grenville Channel, about 2/3 way down the Channel. It is also located between (but not adjoining) Alty Conservancy to the north and K’mooda/Lowe-Gamble Conservancy to the south.
  • Reference: 1:50,000 scale Topographic Map #103 H/11 (Kitkiata Inlet).
Visitor Information Centre:
Kitimat Visitor Information Centre
PO Box 214
2109 Forest Avenue
Kitimat, BC, Canada   V8C 2G7
phone: 250-632-6294 or 1-800-664-6554

Nature and Culture

  • History: Simpson Lake East Conservancy was designated as a conservancy on May 31, 2007 following recommendations from the North Coast Land and Resource Management Plan.
  • Cultural Heritage: The conservancy is in the asserted traditional territories of the Gitga’at and Gitxaala First Nations. There are no known archaeological sites in the conservancy. Use the below links for more information or to contact these First Nations.
    Gitga’at Nation
    Gitxaala Nation
  • Conservation: The conservancy protects the undisturbed old-growth forests, fish and wildlife habitat at the eastern end of Simpson Lake.
  • Wildlife: Waterfowl, bears, wolves, otters, eagles and furbearers may be seen in the conservancy.
  • General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information

Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Online Management planning information for this conservancy is not available at this time.

Activities Available at this Conservancy



Adventurous and experienced canoeists or kayakers may enjoy exploring Simpson Lake if they can get their boats to the lake.


There are opportunities for trout and char fishing in Simpson Lake. Please consult the appropriate non-tidal fishing regulations for more information. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate license.


This conservancy is open to hunting during lawful hunting seasons. Please check the BC Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information.


Swimming is possible in the lake, but the water is cold all year-round. There are no lifeguards on duty in the conservancy.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Waterfowl, bears, wolves, otters, eagles and furbearers may be seen in the conservancy.

Facilities Available at this Conservancy



Firewood and campfire rings are not provided. If you must have a fire, please burn only dead and down wood, and be sure to fully extinguish the fire when done and spread out the ashes and rocks. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil so please use it conservatively, if at all. We encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of campfires and using camp stoves instead. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented during extremely hot weather conditions.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.