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Coste Rocks Provincial Park
About This Park
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 MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Visitor Information Centre:
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: 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 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 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.