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Hənʎəmdᶻi Məkola/Yorke Island Conservancy

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  • Public Open House and Management Planning Event - February 1-2, 2019

    On Friday, February 1, from 6pm to 9pm and Saturday, February 2, from 10am to 4pm, BC Parks is hosting a public Open House and Management Planning event regarding the Yorke Island Conservancy at the Sayward Heritage Hall (1257 Sayward Road, Sayward). This event is open to everyone and is an opportunity to learn more about the work BC Parks has completed on Yorke Island and share ideas for future direction for the conservancy.

About This Conservancy

Hənʎəmdᶻi Məkola/Yorke Island Conservancy: This conservancy was established pursuant to government’s land use decision for the Central Coast Land and Resource Management Plan area. Hənʎəmdᶻi Məkola/Yorke Island Conservancy is in the asserted traditional territories of the K’ómoks, We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum and Xwemalhkwu First Nations.

It is situated off the most westerly point of Hardwicke Island at the divide between Johnstone Strait and Sunderland Channel.

This conservancy protects a significant historic site as Yorke Island has been designated and protected for its role in National defence prior to, and during World War II. During the Second World War, the island housed the principal gun emplacement guarding Johnstone Strait.

Date Established: May 22, 2007

Size: 39 ha


Please note: Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.

Hənʎəmdᶻi Məkola/Yorke Island Conservancy is 68 km northwest of Campbell River, 75 km northwest of Cape Mudge and 248 km northwest of Vancouver.

Management Planning

Management Planning Information


Catherine Gilbert, author of Yorke Island and the Uncertain War, Defending Canada’s western coast during WWII, has entered into a partnership agreement with BC Parks to support Hənʎəmdᶻi Məkola/Yorke Island Conservancy.

Catherine Gilbert will provide BC Parks with $2 for each on-line sale of her book to go directly to supporting initiatives for the benefit of the Conservancy.

Please click here for Catherine’s website.