Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
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].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

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 Protected Area

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Brim River Hot Springs Protected Area and the adjoining Owyacumish River Park epitomize the rugged terrain and spectacular scenery of the BC north coast. The rivers flow through narrow valleys with steep, bare rock walls interspersed with numerous waterfalls; all of which are surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Kitimat Coastal mountain range.

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)

Stay Safe:
  • There are no developed trails in the park.
  • Be bear aware while on shore in this protected area.
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Location and Maps

Please note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Brim River Hot Springs Protected Area is located on the north side of Gardner Canal, approximately 15 km west of Kemano Bay and about 70 km southeast of Kitamaat Village. Kitamaat Village and the city of Kitimat are the nearest communities to this protected area. Access is by boat only and Brim River is not suitable for jet boat travel. Use Marine Chart #3745 (Gardner Canal) and NTS Map Sheet # 103 H/9 (Brim River).

Kitimat Visitor Information Centre
PO Box 214
2109 Forest Avenue
Kitimat, BC, Canada V8C 2G7
http://www.tourismkitimat.ca/
Email: info@tourismkitimat.ca
Phone: 250 632-6294 or 1-800-664-6554

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
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Nature and Culture

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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Online Management Planning information for this park is not available at this time.
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Activities Available at this Protected Area

Canoeing

Canoeing

Adventurous and experienced kayakers may enjoy exploring this region.
Fishing

Fishing

There are opportunities for fishing in Brim River. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Pets on Leash

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

Swimming

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.
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Facilities Available at this Protected Area

Cabins / Huts / Yurts

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.
Campfires

Campfires

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.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided.
Winter Camping

Winter Camping

There are winter camping opportunities in this protected area, as it can be accessed all year.
Hot Spring

Hot Spring

Location: Gardner Canal, north end of Owyacumish Bay, east side of Brim River, about 63 km south of Kitimat.
GPS: Lat. 53° 30’ 57” North; Long. 128° 21’ 37” West
Pool Water Temperature: 56°C
Facilities: None.
Comments: Undeveloped. Hot springs come out of small stream bed gravel about 600 m up the east side of Brim River. Be aware of bears in the area.