This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
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].
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Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Chukachida Protected Area

About This Protected Area

Chukachida River Protected Area Chukachida Protected Area provides important wildlife habitat to moose, grizzly bears, caribou and several fish species. It is a key wildlife corridor, providing connectivity to high value habitat in adjacent areas. Recreation opportunities include moose hunting and fishing in the wide u-shaped valleys in this protected area.

Park Size: 19,637 hectares

Special Notes:
  • A Letter of Permission is required for individuals or groups who wish to use horses within Chukachida Protected Area. To obtain a Letter of Permission, please contact the BC Parks Stikine Area Office at (250) 771-4591. If there is no answer, please leave a detailed message stating your request for a letter of Permission, your name, contact information and the date you wish to visit the park. BC Parks will return the call as soon as possible.
  • Only permitted air charter companies are authorized to fly into Chukachida Protected Area.
  • Permitted Air Charter Companies for Chukachida Protected Area:
    • Tsayta Aviation Ltd.
      Float plane base located in Fort St. James, BC (250) 996-8540
Stay Safe:
  • Satellite communication devices are recommended when recreating in the backcountry. A communication device will allow you to alert others to an emergency situation or if you are overdue at your destination. This equipment is an essential part of your survival kit, and should be compatible with your activities and location.
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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. Chukachida Protected Area encompasses an area along the Chukachida River, a tributary of the Stikine River. Access to the park by jet boat is possible for the first 13 km along the Chukachida River from the Stikine River. Canoeing or kayaking is also possible, as is air access via float plane.
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Management Planning

Management Planning Information
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Activities Available at this Protected Area

Canoeing

Canoeing

There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Fishing

Fishing

Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

A Letter of Permission is required for individuals or groups who wish to use horses within Chukachida Protected Area. To obtain a Letter of Permission, please contact the BC Parks Stikine Area Office at (250) 771-4591. If there is no answer, please leave a detailed message stating your request for a letter of Permission, your name, contact information and the date you wish to visit the park. BC Parks will return the call as soon as possible.
Hunting

Hunting

Hunting is permitted within Chukachida Protected Area. Please refer to current BC Hunting Regulations for seasons and bag limits.
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Facilities Available at this Protected Area

Campfires

Campfires

Fires should be used sparingly, as they are among the most serious visual impacts in the backcountry. Always carry a stove; use it for most if not all of your cooking needs and only build a fire when it is safe and will not cause further damage or deplete wood supplies. While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at each campsite, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead.

Please check for campfire bans and the Fire Danger Rating for the area you are visiting before igniting a fire in the backcountry. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil. For more information on campfires in the backcountry, click here.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

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