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Dune Za Keyih Provincial Park and Protected Area
About This Park
This remote wilderness park, known for its diverse wildlife and spectacular scenery, is centered in British Columbia’s Rocky Mountain Trench. The park encompasses portions of the 250 kilometre Kechika River – a provincial heritage river and BC’s largest unlogged watershed.
The Kechika was designated a heritage river in 1996 for its outstanding ecological and wilderness recreation values. It also includes two of its major tributaries: the Frog River, flowing from the Cassiar Mountains on the west side, and the Gataga River, merging from the northern Rockies to the east.
Hunters, hikers, river rafters and canoeists comprise the majority of visitors to this spectacular wilderness.
Established Date: April 5, 2001 for the park and April 18, 2001 for the protected area.
Park Size: 346,833 total, with 330,774 hectares for the park and 16,059 hectares for the protected area.
Know Before You Go
- Visitors to this extremely remote area must be self-sufficient and highly experienced in the outdoors.
- Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation. Denetiah Provincial Park to the northwest and Kwadacha Wilderness Provincial Park to the southeast. The park encompasses portions of the 250 kilometre Kechika River. It also includes two of its major tributaries: the Frog River, flowing from the Cassiar Mountains on the west side, and the Gataga River, merging from the northern Rockies to the east. Access to the area is best accomplished via floatplane or helicopter. Jet boats can navigate up-river - however, jet boats are not allowed past log jam rapids on the Gataga River.
- Management Planning Information
- Online Management planning information for this park is not available at this time.