Brim River Hot Springs Protected Area
- April 27, 2016: The Haisla Nation Trapper’s Cabin at the entrance to Brim River has collapsed and no longer usable. At this time it is unknown if the cabin will be repaired or replaced.
About This Park
Special Features: The area contains an undeveloped hot spring and their unique plant associations, old-growth forests, and an exceptional range of undisturbed natural plant communities. The remoteness and pristine condition of the area, in combination with the marine – freshwater interface, ensures high value habitat that is suitable for a wide range of wildlife species, from shorebirds to grizzly bears.
Established Date: March 22, 2005
Park Size: 202 hectares (191 ha upland, 11 ha foreshore)
- There are no developed trails in the park.
- Be bear aware while on shore in this protected area.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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 BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History: Brim River was designated as a Protected Area on March 22, 2005 following recommendations from the Kalum Land and Resource Management Plan.
- General Wildlife, Marine & Outdoor Ethics Information
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- Online Management Planning information for this park is not available at this time.
Activities Available at this Park
Adventurous and experienced kayakers may enjoy exploring this region.
There are opportunities for fishing in Brim River. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Swimming is possible in the ocean, but the water is cold all season long. The protected area has a natural and undeveloped hot springs with no facilities. The water temperature at the hot springs source is about 56 degrees Celsius. There are other hot springs in the area at Shearwater Hot Springs Conservancy, Bishop Bay-Monkey Beach Conservancy and Weewanie Hot Springs Park which have developed facilities for soaking.
Facilities Available at this Park
Cabins / Huts / Yurts
April 27, 2016: The Haisla Nation Trapper’s Cabin at the entrance to Brim River has collapsed and no longer usable. At this time it is unknown if the cabin will be repaired or replaced.
Please Conserve: Campfires are permitted but firewood is not provided. If you must have a fire, please burn only dead and down wood, and be sure to extinguish the fire fully. 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.
Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
There are winter camping opportunities in this protected area, as it can be accessed all year.