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].

In This Park

Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park

Visitor Information

Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.

Coste Rocks Provincial Park

About This Park

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Coste Rocks consists of three small, rocky islets and a nearby reef off the south end of Coste Island. The rocks are the top of an underwater pillar that has vertical faces to a depth of 45 metres. The vertical walls of the pillar result in vertical zonation of marine life and are known locally as an excellent underwater sea garden wall. The rocks are also a popular haul-out spot for harbour seals which can often be seen on the northeast rocks.

Coste Rocks is a popular SCUBA diving location and tidal waters sport fishing spot. There are no trees or facilities in the park and hunting is not allowed.

Established Date: May 20, 2004

Park Size: 29 Hectares (1 hectare of upland and 28 hectares of foreshore)

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. Coste Rocks Park is located off the south end of Coste Island, in the Kitimat Arm of Douglas Channel, about 25 km south of Kitimat. Access is by boat only. Use Marine Chart #3743 (Douglas Channel) and NTS Map Sheet #103 H/15 (Kitimat Arm).

Visitor Information Centre:
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.

Nature and Culture

  • History: Coste Rocks Park was designated as a Class A provincial park on May 20, 2004 following recommendations from the Kalum Land and Resource Management Plan.
  • Conservation: Coste Rocks consists of three small, rocky islets and a nearby reef off the south end of Coste Island. The rocks are the top of an underwater pillar that has vertical faces to a depth of 45 metres. The vertical walls of the pillar result in vertical zonation of marine life and are known locally as an excellent underwater sea garden wall. Coste Rocks is a popular SCUBA diving location and tidal waters sport fishing spot. There are no trees or facilities in the park and hunting is not allowed.
  • Wildlife: The rocks are also a popular haul-out spot for harbour seals which can often be seen on the northeast rocks.

Management Planning

Activities Available at this Park

Canoeing

Canoeing

Adventurous and experienced kayakers may enjoy exploring this region.
Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

There are SCUBA diving opportunities in the park. Coste Rocks is a provincially significant underwater diving site. A tiny niche in the island provides shelter for one boat where dives can be made directly over the side.