Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF 79KB].
Simpson Lake East Conservancy
About This ConservancySimpson 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
- There are no roads or trails in this wilderness area.
- There are no facilities in the conservancy.
General Visitor Information:
Maps and BrochuresPlease Note: Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
- Conservancy Map [PDF 213KB]
LocationSimpson 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).
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.
- 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 PlanningManagement 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.
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.
Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.